National Security

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8 Twitter Accounts to Follow During the Impeachment Inquiry

From policy experts to a dictionary that always has the right definition at the right time, these accounts will keep you in the know.

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Just 12 Non-U.S. Citizens on Terror Watchlist Apprehended at Southern Border

As the Trump administration struggles to justify the need for a border wall, Vice President Mike Pence makes misleading claims about the number of “known or suspected terrorists” trying to enter the United States.

A U.S. border wall tops a levee near Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border on March 15, 2017, near La Grulla, Texas.

Trump Administration to Suspend Dozens Of Environmental and Health Laws to Build Border Wall

Activists says residents and wildlife along the walls proposed route are in danger.

Trump Administration Proposes Longer Detention for Migrant Children

Trump Administration Proposes Longer Detention for Migrant Children

A newly proposed rule would circumvent a long-established agreement that limits child detention to 20 days.

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Failed White Supremacist Rally Actually Unites Anti-Racist Activists

With just two dozen supporters on the ground in Washington, D.C.—and thousands of counter-protesters in the streets—the Unite the Right 2 rally was basically over before it began.

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Book Q&A: How the Government Constructed An Anti-Immigrant Machine

In her new book, “We Built The Wall,” author Eileen Truax unravels how the United States’ economic and political interests stirred the violent conditions immigrants flee from and the policies that shut them out.

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Supreme Court Upholds 'Muslim Ban'

Advocates pledge to continue fighting the discriminatory ban, which denies nationals from several majority Muslim countries from entering the United States.

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Advocacy Groups Push FBI, DHS to Release Full Info on Its Surveillance of Black Activists

“Black communities know all too well how poisonous this kind of surveillance and intimidation is for social justice movements.”

A man waves down to rescue crew as he tries to leave the area after he was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

106 Members of Congress Urge Trump to Call Climate Change A National Security Risk

“It is imperative that the United States addresses this growing geopolitical threat.”

The New Normal: Setting Policy Via Twitter Fingers

President Donald Trump frequently used Twitter to govern in 2017. Can other leaders be far behind?

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'We're Looking For You': Spike in Arrests of Non-Criminals Fuels Trump Immigration Crackdown

Immigrant detentions spike, border arrest plunge in Trump’s first year, DHS figures show

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Ex-Employee Says Twitter Ignored His Reports on Fake Russian Accounts

“They were more concerned with growth numbers than fake and compromised accounts.”

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Troops Say White Nationalism is Greater Threat to Nation Than ISIS Conflicts

And nearly half of troops of color surveyed said White nationalism is thriving in the nation’s military.

Surveillance cameras stand above the US-Mexican border fence at on January 27, 2017, in Tijuana, Mexico.

Feds Will Skip Environmental Impact Study Before Building Border Wall Through Wildlife Refuge

Officials reveal the Trump Administration will invoke a 2005 anti-terror law to bypass the requirement.

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U.S. Lifts Electronics Ban on Flights From Middle East

Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security has imposed new security measures for all international flights entering the United States.

Surveillance cameras stand above the U.S.-Mexican border fence at Playas de Tijuana on January 27, 2017, in Tijuana, Mexico.

Federal Government Begins Building the Border Wall

Engineers are drilling and taking soil samples in California, Texas and New Mexico. 

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3 Things to Watch on C-Span

No, really. Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Sean Spicer just might be full of…information.

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Trump Launches Missiles at Syria, Legislators of Color Respond

Representative Tulsi Gabbard: “Trump’s military strikes in Syria are reckless and short-sighted.”

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U.S. Bans Most Electronic Devices on Flights From 8 Muslim Countries

They are not the same nations targeted in the failed “Muslim Ban.”

Defense Secretary James Mattis attends a joint briefing with his South Korean counterpart Han Min-Koo at the headquarters of the Defense Ministry on February 3, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea.

Defense Secretary: 'Climate Change Can Be a Driver of Instability'

James Mattis says climate change poses a national security risk—in sharp contrast to the administration’s general stance on the issue.