Homeland Security

John Boehner Speaking

House GOP Agree To Push Short-Term Funding For Homeland Security

House Republicans sounded a retreat from a battle that could partially shut down the Homeland Security Department, agreeing to push short-term funding for the agency while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal.

02/27/2015

John Boehner Speaks

GOP Rep: Boehner Would Be ‘On Very Thin Ice’ If He Tries To Use Mainly Dem Votes To Pass Homeland Funding Bill

For all the talk of Republican House Speaker John Boehner being trapped by the quarrel over funding the Homeland Security Department, he holds a potential escape key, if he’s willing to use it: cooperative Democrats.

02/26/2015

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Chief: Giuliani’s Words Are ‘Regrettable’

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he’s disappointed in former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for saying he doesn’t think President Barack Obama loves the United States.

02/22/2015

President Barack Obama walks to Marine One surrounded by members of the US Secret Service as he departs Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on March 5, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

No. 2 Official in Secret Service Loses Job in Agency Shakeup

The deputy director of the Secret Service is resigning his position but will be allowed to accept another unspecified federal job within the Homeland Security Department. As the No. 2 official in command, Alvin “A.T.” Smith managed the agency’s day-to-day operations.

02/09/2015

Immigrants Arrested

Homeland Security Using GPS Ankle Bracelets To Track Immigrant Families Released Into US

The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.: GPS-enabled ankle bracelets.

12/24/2014

Courtroom

Judge On Immigration Case Had Criticized US Policy

The federal judge assigned to rule in the lawsuit over President Barack Obama’s changes to immigration rules last year accused the Obama administration of participating in criminal conspiracies to smuggle children into the country by reuniting them with parents living here illegally.

12/09/2014

White House intruder Omar Gonzalez, the man arrested Sept. 19 after jumping the White House fence, went deeper into the building than what was previously reported.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Series of Failures Cited in Secret Service Probe

The Secret Service response to an armed intruder who jumped the fence and raced into the White House was complicated by muted alarms and radios, thick bushes on the lawn, unlocked doors and an officer inside who was physically too small to tackle the intruder and fumbled with her equipment, according to the Homeland Security Department review of the case.

11/13/2014

A Secret Service officer stands guard in the foreground as Marine One carrying President Barack Obama departs the White House on Oct. 9, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Report: Lead Investigator Of Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Resigns Over Incident Involving Prostitute

The investigator who led the Homeland Security Department’s internal review of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents on assignment in Colombia in 2012 has himself resigned over an incident involving a prostitute in Florida, The New York Times reported.

10/29/2014

A spokesman for the Armys 3rd Infantry, also known as The Old Guard, keeps watch over the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetary. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Security Increased At Tomb Of The Unknowns After Attack In Canada

U.S. officials say there are no specific threats against the military graveyard, but extra security will be on hand at one of America’s most sacred places.

10/22/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the phone with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell for an update on the response to the Ebola diagnosis in Dallas, in the Oval Office of the White House October 12, 2014 in Washington DC. A nurse who cared for an Ebola patient was confirmed with the virus.  (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Gets Update On Latest Ebola Developments

President Barack Obama has gotten an update about the latest developments on Ebola from his health secretary and his assistant for homeland security.

10/12/2014

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