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Border Barrier Evades Green Laws

The Department of Homeland Security has received approval from Congress to ignore dozens of environmental laws in order to construct a 670-mile border fence. Environmentalists are worried about the impact the project could have on endangered species, and several property owners have attempted to obstruct the construction process.

Posted on Apr 2, 2008 READ MORE


Still Queasy After All These Years

Let’s hope that Michael Chertoff’s “gut feeling” that something bad will happen this summer is just the result of something he ate.  But what has the homeland security czar been doing, besides monitoring his belly?

Posted on Jul 12, 2007 READ MORE


Joe Conason: Fire Chertoff, for Starters

Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff may have again revealed his incompetence by slashing New York’s anti-terror funding, but the problems plaguing that agency reach far deeper than one man. 

Posted on Jun 8, 2006 READ MORE


Chertoff Disparaged Idea of Sending Troops to Border

Six months ago, Bush’s Homeland Security chief said this about stationing National Guard troops on the Mexico border: “I think it would be a horribly over-expensive and very difficult way to manage this problem.”

Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


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Chertoff Goes Mum on Portgate

Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff on the proposed deal to cede control of six U.S. ports to the United Arab Emirates: “The discussions are classified. I can’t get into the specifics here.”
Truthdig doesn’t pretend to understand the ins and outs of port ownership logistics, but we are troubled by Think Progress’ revelation that a country linked with international terrorism is going to have dominion over 40% of the U.S. cargo bound for Iraq.

Posted on Feb 21, 2006 READ MORE


Heckuva Job Chertoff

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Posted on Feb 15, 2006 READ MORE


White House, Chertoff Faulted Over Katrina

The Government Accountability Office slams Bush and the Homeland Security chief for inaction and incompetence when the hurricane struck. | story or go straight to the GAO report

Posted on Feb 1, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Appointments Garner Cries of Cronyism

New immigration head lacks experience, is niece of former military chief. | more

Posted on Jan 5, 2006 READ MORE


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