When the Department of Homeland Security released a cautiously worded report on the potential dangers of right-wing extremism last April, the talk-radio wingnuts and certain Republican lawmakers went into spasms of indignation. Clearly, that report—an innocuous nine-page document commissioned by the previous Republican administration—had been conjured up by White House Democrats to smear conservatives.
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Criticism of the Department of Homeland Security isn’t hard to come by this morning, after Janet Napolitano said yesterday “the system worked” after a passenger nearly set off an explosive aboard a plane Friday.
(On the “Today Show” this morning, she said, “Our system did not work in this instance.”)
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In a speech today to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano outlined the department’s attempt to expand its security tactics to go along with President Obama’s broadened definition of terror threats. Stressing the need for a more “collective response,” Secretary Napolitano outlined a four-level Read More
Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano noted at the top of her speech that three previous presidential candidates from her home state – Barry Goldwater, Morris Udall, and Bruce Babbitt – were all unsuccessful in their efforts.
"Speaking for myself, and at least for this coming election, this is one Arizona tradition I’d like to see continue," Read More