Homeland Security

Snowden takes rhetorical high ground in PR fight with feds

Edward Snowden is seizing the rhetorical high ground in the public relations battle with the federal government.

Snowden could return to the USA as soon as he accedes to a negotiated guilty plea, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder indicates...

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Close Gitmo now

This week marks five years since President Obama's executive order to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Signed on his second day in office, the order reflected broad consensus that the facility should be shuttered for good. Both...

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Time for answers and a debate on national security

The State Secrets privilege, which was intended to protect national security information from disclosure in the course of a trial, has morphed into a way to completely cut off access to the court system.

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Will the president end spying on Americans?

On Friday, President Barack Obama will give a highly anticipated speech on reforming surveillance activities by the National Security Agency (NSA).

U.S. Government spying on everyday Americans must end—anything short of this fundamental...

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The smart choice on the B61

With the debate over the omnibus spending bill wrapping up, one of the last questions may have been funding for the life extension program for the B61 nuclear-armed gravity bomb, since Senate appropriators made a significant cut in a program that the House fully funded. The Senate’s position should prevail.

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Immigration service's investment program is a winner

Under EB-5, a program created by Congress with broad bipartisan support, foreign nationals who invest between $500,000 and $1,000,000 dollars in approved U.S. businesses are eligible for permanent residency if the U.S. government confirms that their investment created at least 10 American jobs.

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Parole in Place: What it is and what it isn’t

Another day, and yet another story about immigration policy with commentators who ignore the facts, overreact, and fling the dreaded “amnesty” word around without sufficient research.

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