Category Archives: Homeland Security

Obama Continues to Defend Bush’s Terror Policies

Saturday, January 23, 2010 From McClatchy: Although the FBI has acknowledged it improperly obtained thousands of Americans’ phone records for years, the Obama administration continues to assert that the bureau can obtain them without any formal legal process or court … Continue reading

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Terror Bomber: What Obama Knew and When Did He Know It?

Saturday, January 2, 2010 In an exclusive piece appearing in NEWSWEEK, authors Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball report President Barack Obama received a high-level briefing only three days before Christmas about a possible holiday-period terrorist threats against the U.S. The … Continue reading

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What Good is a Terrorist Watch List if it Isn’t Enforced?

Saturday, December 26, 2009 In what was described as an act of terrorism, a Nigerian passenger identified as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23, attempted to ignite an incendiary device onboard Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit on Friday … Continue reading

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Tom Ridge Contradicts Himself, So Will His Publisher Sue Him?

Monday, August 31, 2009 Former Homeland Security director Tom Ridge recently caused a kerfuffle with the news of his upcoming autobiography, The Test of Our Times, which claims in 2004, the Bush administration pressured him to raise the color-coded threat … Continue reading

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Tom Ridge: Pressured to Up Security Alert on Eve of President Bush’s Re-election

Thursday, August 20, 2009 Tom Ridge, the first Director of the 9/11-inspired Department of Homeland Security, has written a stunning tell-all autobiography titled, The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege…and How We Can Be Safe Again, available September 1st. … Continue reading

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Obama’s Homeland Security Nominee Tied to CIA Torture Program

Thursday, June 4, 2009 DEVELOPING A Congressional aide says the Obama administration’s pick for a top intelligence post at the Homeland Security Department has ties to the CIA’s torture program. This could become an issue during Philip Mudd’s confirmation hearing, … Continue reading

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Rocket Man

Sunday, April 5, 2009 Defying international warnings, North Korea has launched a controversial rocket. State media reported a satellite had been put into orbit and was transmitting data and revolutionary songs including the “Song of General Kim Il-Sung,” the late … Continue reading

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