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  • WASHINGTON— With a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department looming, House Speaker John Boehner is demanding negotiations with Democrats on a funding bill that rolls back President Barack Obama's immigration policies. The Senate has scheduled a procedural vote Monday and Democrats are expected to block an attempt to establish negotiations...

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

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

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • Boehner on Homeland: House in 'wait-and-see mode' Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Speaker John Boehner says he's waiting for the Senate to act on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department ahead of Friday's midnight deadline. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Boehner declined to offer his opinion of a proposal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that would fund the department without contentious...

  • WASHINGTON— CORRECTS: US new home sales fell 0.2 percent in January; housing market off to slow start.

  • It is sponsored by the federal Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the largest of more than a dozen such exercises held in cities around the country over the last several years, Mayor Steven Fulop said. The location of the conference, at the Goldman Sachs building that dominates the waterfront across the...

  • Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    Sensing a Republican retreat, Obama is headlining a Miami town hall on Wednesday, enlisting his Latino base of support to increase pressure on GOP lawmakers who want to tie spending on the Homeland Security Department to repeal of his immigration executive actions. Indeed, Obama on Tuesday summoned a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the White House for a...

  • GOP considers short-term Homeland Security funding Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:28 AM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks from his office in the U.S. Capitol to the Senate chamber to open debate on a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security February 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    As the deadline looms for a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, the Senate looks to a short-term extension.

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

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

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate's top Republican shifted tactics Tuesday to try to free up stalled legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security in advance of a Friday midnight deadline. "But... we can't do that until we fully fund the Department of Homeland Security. Tuesday's developments did little to clear up the impasse over immigration that is...

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama warned the nation's governors Monday that a looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would have a direct impact on their states' economies, as well as on security throughout the U.S. Obama was hosting the governors at the White House days before the agency's $40 billion budget is set to run out because of a...

  • WASHINGTON— Days from a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Republicans sought a way out Monday by splitting President Barack Obama's contested immigration measures from the agency's funding bill. It was far from certain whether it would win any Democratic support, and House conservatives remain firmly opposed to any funding bill for the...

  • WASHINGTON— Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesn't also overturn President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. Governors in both parties meeting in Washington this weekend warned of economic and security...

  • 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...