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  • The GOP's first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. Republicans in both the House and the Senate came together to pass boldly conservative and balanced budgets, and House leaders struck a bipartisan deal on Medicare that passed on a huge vote and is...

  • Homeland Security No. 2 accused of improper influence Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors seeking U.S. visas in three cases involving prominent Democrats, including a company run by the youngest brother of likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, the agency's inspector general said Tuesday.

  • The American Civil Liberties Union filed the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, asking a judge to force the Transportation Security Administration to divulge how it runs the programs and the results they have achieved since they began in 2003.. "What we know about SPOT suggests it's a waste of taxpayer money, leads to racial...

  • Feds raid 'maternity hotels' to bust birth tourists Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    Image from a website that federal authorities say was used to recruit Chinese women to come to the U.S. to have their babies.

    California apartment complexes that doubled as "maternity hotels" for Chinese women who want made-in-America babies were raided early Tuesday.

  • Boehner prepared to move clean DHS funding bill   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    Boehner prepared to move clean DHS funding bill

    CNBC's Eamon Javers gives an update on John Boehner's latest plan for on the House vote on a clean DHS funding bill.

  • GOP risks backlash from Obamacare case: Poll Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner.

    Republicans could be viewed unfavorably if HealthCare.gov subsidies were ruled illegal by the Supreme Court, a poll found.

  • Homeland Security gets one-week funding lifeline Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 7:28 AM ET
    Homeland Security

    Republicans only narrowly manage to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, the New York Times reports.

  • CNBC update: Ira Rennert owes $118M in damages   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    CNBC update: Ira Rennert owes $118M in damages

    The House GOP works on stopgap measure to fund DHS, Southwest Airlines continues plane inspections and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have unclaimed money in Massachusetts, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Senate Dems using DHS funding for blackmail: Boehner   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Senate Dems using DHS funding for blackmail: Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner accuses Senate Democrats of refusing to bring a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security up for debate. He also explains his invitation to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • CNBC update: Russia's 'propaganda campaign'   Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    CNBC update: Russia's 'propaganda campaign'

    Sec. of State John Kerry is saying Russia is engaging in the most extensive propaganda campaign since the height of the Cold War, and a sinkhole swallowed two pedestrians, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Obama: US security funding lapse will hit economy Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:27 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama warned on Monday that a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would hurt the U.S. economy.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- A short-term funding extension for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gained ground on Monday among Senate Republicans as a possible option to deal with a stalled spending bill and a Friday deadline looming for a partial shutdown of the agency. The Senate failed for a fourth time to advance a $39.7 billion bill to fund the agency that...

  • Mall of America has all 'the protections': ICSC Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:24 PM ET
    Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota

    The president and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers, told CNBC Monday that the mall is as protected as it can be.

  • President Barack Obama warned on Monday that a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would suspend pay for more than 100,000 border patrol, port inspection and airport security agents. Homeland Security spending authority will expire at midnight on Friday unless Congress approves new funding. A new $39.7 billion budget for the...

  • Homeland Security shutdown may actually happen Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, listens during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing in Washington.

    A shutdown of the department of Homeland Security is looking increasingly likely, according to the New York Times.

  • What Rudy, Homeland Security flaps say about GOP Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    Rudy Guiliani

    Is the GOP an ideological movement based on opposing President Barack Obama in every conceivable way? Politico's Ben White asks.

  • Malls beef up security following threatening video Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    People are seen walking through Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2015. The chief of U.S. homeland security said on Sunday he takes seriously an apparent threat by Somali-based Islamist militants against prominent shopping sites in the West including the Mall of America in Minnesota and urged people there to be careful.

    The threat is not expected to dent traffic at shopping centers, which generated $2.5 trillion in sales last year.

  • BOSTON, Feb 20 (Reuters)- The U.S. government on Friday advised Lenovo Group Ltd customers to remove a "Superfish," a program pre-installed on some Lenovo laptops, saying it makes users vulnerable to cyberattacks. The Department of Homeland Security said in an alert that the program makes users vulnerable to a type of cyberattack known as SSL spoofing, in which...

  • BOSTON, Feb 20- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday advised Lenovo Group Ltd customers to remove a software program known as "Superfish," which the agency said the world's No. 1 PC maker started installing on machines as early as 2010.. Lenovo describes Superfish as a piece of software that it believed would "enhance the shopping experience" for its...

  • BOSTON, Feb 20- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday advised Lenovo Group Ltd customers to remove a software program known as "Superfish," which it said the world's No. 1 PC maker started installing on some machines as early as 2010.. The Department of Homeland Security said in an alert released through its National Cyber Awareness System that the...