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Obama under pressure to act on immigration

Frustrated with the failure of House Republicans to tackle immigration, advocates are demanding that President Barack Obama use his powers as chief executive to...

Is Homeland Security shifting focus away from immigration?

President Barack Obama's selection of a former top Pentagon lawyer to head the Homeland Security Department suggests the agency will be stepping back from...

Questions over police shooting of unarmed woman near Capitol

Law enforcement authorities were investigating why a Connecticut woman tried to breach a barrier at the White House, setting off a high-speed car chase...

Immigration bill starts run of political gauntlet in Senate

A bill to enact dramatic changes to the nation's immigration system and put some 11 million immigrants here illegally on a path to citizenship...

Cops have suspect in ricin mailing to Senator

Police have a suspect in mind as they investigate a letter mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin, a Senate...

Different federal agencies offer different sequestration furloughs

Federal workers could face seven days of furloughs at the Housing and Urban Development Department, but Homeland Security personnel might see twice that number....

White House planning executive order on cyber-security

The White House is preparing to direct federal agencies to develop voluntary cybersecurity guidelines for owners of power, water and other critical infrastructure facilities,...

Former Secret Service agents say ‘mall cops look more professional’ than...

Some concerned former Secret Service agents, fearing the agency they once proudly served has become a “frat boy hangout that makes mall cops look...

House vote sets up a cybersecurity showdown

The House's solid bipartisan vote for a cybersecurity bill sends a message to the Senate: Now it's your turn to act. Ignoring a White House...

Congress divided over how or even if to deal with cyberthreats

The mysterious caller claimed to be from Microsoft and offered step-by-step instructions to repair damage from a software virus. The electric power companies weren't...