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ICE Now Admits It Released More Than 2,000 Undocumented Immigrants Due To Budget

ICE Now Admits It Released More Than 2,000 Undocumented Immigrants Due To Budget

Backpedaling, the Obama administration is now admitting that it released more than 2,000 undocumented immigrants from immigration jails because of budget contraints prompted by the sequester.

Justice’s Voting Rights Unit Suffers ‘Deep Ideological Polarization’ Says Watchdog

Justice’s Voting Rights Unit Suffers ‘Deep Ideological Polarization’ Says Watchdog

The Justice Department’s voting rights unit suffers from “deep ideological polarization” and a “disappointing lack of professionalism” including leaks of sensitive case information, harassment and mistreatment among colleagues who have political differences, department watchdogs concluded Tuesday.

Labor Relations Board Will Take Recess Appointment Decision To Supreme Court

Labor Relations Board Will Take Recess Appointment Decision To Supreme Court

The National Labor Relations Board says it will ask the Supreme Court to review a lower court decision that invalidated three of President Obama’s recess appointments, casting a legal cloud over more than 1,000 board actions over the past year.

China Calls For Rules, U.S. Calls For End Of Cyberattacks

China Calls For Rules, U.S. Calls For End Of Cyberattacks

In separate events, the Chinese and American governments called for standards regarding cyberattacks.

Senate Approves Nomination Of John Brennan As CIA Chief

Senate Approves Nomination Of John Brennan As CIA Chief

After an epic filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul that lasted into the early morning hours, the Senate voted this afternoon to confirm the nomination of John Brennan as the country’s next Central Intelligence Agency director.

Holder Responds To Paul About Drone Strikes On U.S. Soil

Holder Responds To Paul About Drone Strikes On U.S. Soil

As he rose to begin his nearly 13-hour filibuster Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said “no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”

President Could, In Theory, Order Drone Strike Inside U.S., Holder Says

President Could, In Theory, Order Drone Strike Inside U.S., Holder Says

Attorney General Eric Holder has said in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul that the president could in an “entirely hypothetical” situation authorize the military to use lethal force within U.S. territory.

Napolitano: Airport Lines Have Seen ’150 to 200 Percent’ Increase Since Sequester

Napolitano: Airport Lines Have Seen ’150 to 200 Percent’ Increase Since Sequester

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the across-the-board spending cuts that went into effect on Friday are already causing headaches at the nation’s airports.

Obama Taps Nominees For EPA, Budget Office And Energy Department

Obama Taps Nominees For EPA, Budget Office And Energy Department

President Obama on Monday morning nominated Gina McCarthy, Ernest Moniz and Sylvia Matthews Burwell.

House Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

House Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

After much handwringing from GOP House members, the Democratic minority and some Republicans joined forces to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.