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‘Deep concerns’: Napolitano testifies Arizona immigration law will be reviewed

Rev. Jesse Jackson calls law ‘terrorism for the innocent’; NY Times reporter: ‘I’m not going back’ to ‘police state’; Illegal immigration critic Scarborough calls law un-American Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that US justice officials have “deep concerns” about a controversial new Arizona law that critics fear may…

Feds force Mississippi county to desegregate — after 40 years

Forty years after a Mississippi school district was ordered to desegregate its schools, a federal judge has finally enforced the order. A US District Court judge in southern Mississippi has ordered the Walthall County school board to stop segregating students by allowing white students to transfer to a predominantly-white school…

Gibbs demands apology over Bond’s claim White House ‘helpful’ to terrorists

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is demanding an apology from Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) over Bond’s claim that a recent White House briefing on the Christmas bomb plot was “helpful” to terrorists. “I think he owes an apology to the professionals in the law enforcement community and those that…

Obama grows the drug war, with enforcement a clear priority

It was not long ago when President Barack Obama’s new drug czar, former Seattle police chief Gil Kerlikowske, swept into Washington, D.C. and declared the “drug war” a public policy relic. The Obama administration, he said, would move toward handling drug addiction as a medical problem, moving away from the…

Letters trigger anthrax scares across Alabama

From The Hill: Law enforcement authorities are investigating an anthrax scare at the offices of Rep. Jo Bonner (R) and several other Alabama lawmakers. Bonner’s offices were closed on Monday after each received suspicious letters, according to a spokesman for Bonner, while the offices of Rep. Bobby Bright (D) and…

TSA nominee’s data snooping raises privacy concerns

An admission by the Obama administration’s nominee to run the Transportation Security Administration that he improperly accessed personal information about his estranged wife’s boyfriend and then inadvertently misled Congress about it is raising concerns about the security of air passengers’ private information. Erroll Southers, whose bid to become head of…

Disturbance Sunday on same flight number as Christmas attempt

UPDATE: “JTTF investigated, and the investigation shows that this was a non-serious incident and all is clear at this point,” according to Sandra Berchtold. Berchtold, a spokeswoman for the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Detroit, said Sunday’s alert was caused by a passenger who “spent a lengthy time in the…

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