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  1. TSA says report detailing security breaches 'too secret' to releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | American Thinker

    A report from the Transportation Security Administration detailing serious security breaches at the nation;s airports has been held up for months because the TSA insists the information in the report is classified. Inspector General John Roth said the Transportation Security Agency was abusing its powers in order to shield the information - though he said the agency had released the exact same kinds of details in previous reports, so there's no valid reason not to release them now.

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  2. TSA cites secrecy in deleting airport security breaches from reportRead the original story

    Yesterday | Washington Times

    The TSA has a number of security problems at John F. Kennedy airport in New York, but it declared many of the details classified to try to hide the embarrassing information from the public, the agency's internal auditor charged in a report released Friday. Inspector General John Roth said the Transportation Security Agency was abusing its powers in order to shield the information - though he said the agency had released the exact same kinds of details in previous reports, so there's no valid reason not to release them now.

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  3. Immigration battle begins in CongressRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Lucianne.com

    ... 18-12. "You abandoned our bipartisan partnership on border security in favor of a partisan approach," Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the committee ranking member said. The GOP's bigger problem may be within Comments: It is obvious that neither party ...

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  4. Air Marshal Whistleblower Wins Supreme Court CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Government Executive

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of an air marshal whistleblower who went public with a Homeland Security Department move to reduce security coverage on long-distance flights, a 7-2 decision hailed by whistleblower advocates as a bulwark strengthening the Whistleblower Protection Act . In Department of Homeland Security v.

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  5. In the Loop: There once was a fight over which homeland security...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Washington Post

    ... resulting from a chairman gavel hand-off. In 2007, when the Democrats took the majority in the House, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) took over the House Homeland Security Committee from Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). When he did he took down photos of ...

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  6. House-Passed Bill Escalates Immigration BattleRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 15 | ENR-Engineering News-Record

    ... current stopgap continuing resolution runs out or else some of its operations would have to shut down. Rep. Bennie Thompson (Miss.), the top Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee, said in a statement, "The underlying DHS appropriations ...

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  7. Thompson announced $499K grant for Alcorn StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... and farm research funds to Alcorn State University. The grant announcement came Wednesday from U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. The money comes from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The money will be used for research and ...

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  8. House poised to hit Obama on immigrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | CNN

    ... things that are occurring dictate a focused approach on homeland security," Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson said at an event with dozens of House Democrats on the Capitol steps on Tuesday. House Speaker John Boehner set the stage for the ...

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  9. GOP setting up showdown date for Homeland ...Read the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | Washington Times

    Attempting to overturn the president's executive actions on immigration, Congressional Republicans have set up a showdown over funding for the Department of Homeland Security . But Democrats say that any disruption in the budget could seriously hamper the agency's ability to protect the U.S. Last week Republicans filed a $39.7 billion bill that would fund DHS through September.

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  10. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty named Vice Chair of U.S. House Gun Violence Prevention Task ForceRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | StamfordPlus.com

    ... Perlmutter (CO-7), David Price (NC-4), Kathleen Rice (NY-4), Bobby Scott (VA-3), Jackie Speier (CA-12), and Bennie Thompson (MS-2) as vice chairs.

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  11. Senator Demands Answers on Red Cross' FinancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | Truthdig

    ... first reported by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, began last February after a request from the staff of Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee. Since then, the GAO and the Red Cross have been discussing ...

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  12. Black Caucus says Scalise needs to do more than say he's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | American Thinker

    ... key provisions of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the Supreme Court, black lawmakers say. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) has invited Scalise to sit down with Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members and explain his views, while Rep. Sheila ...

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  13. Black Democrats push Steve Scalise apology tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | The Hill

    ... key provisions of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the Supreme Court, black lawmakers say. Rep. Bennie Thompson (R-Miss.) has invited Scalise to sit down with Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members and explain his views, while Rep. Sheila ...

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  14. Congressmen ask Obama for Mississippi disaster declaration for Dec. 23 tornadoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | The Mississippi Press

    ... weekend's storms. The letter was signed by Republican Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker; Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson and Republican Reps. Gregg Harper, Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo. Five people died from injuries suffered in the Dec. 23 ...

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  15. UN Secretary General Condemns Attack in SomaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 26 | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    The Thursday attack took place at the Mogadis... -- Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., criticized the Friday revelation that the Secret Service often employs volunteers to drive in presidential motorcades.Thompson, ... -- A new study tied HIV to inferior hearing in older adults.According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Otolaryngology - Head ... - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Friday an attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia. The Thursday attack took place at the Mogadishu International Airport, and resulted in the death of three soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia and a civilian contractor.

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  16. House Homeland Security Committee Chair Criticizes Secret Service Use ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 26 | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    ... season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.The 5-foot-9, 216 pound Davis has rushed for... (WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., criticized the Friday revelation that the Secret Service often employs volunteers to drive in presidential ...

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  17. Man Killed in Confrontation with Customs OfficersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 26 | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    ... season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.The 5-foot-9, 216 pound Davis has rushed for... (WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., criticized the Friday revelation that the Secret Service often employs volunteers to drive in presidential ...

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  18. GAO: TSA should test expedited screening betterRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | USA Today

    ... inclusion, in a report released Friday. The top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, said relying on behavior-detection officers puts the aviation system at risk. The Department of Homeland Security ...

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  19. Black Hill Staffers Pose For 'Hands Up Don't Shoot' PhotoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Sweetness & Light

    ... ensure that all Americans are treated equally before the law." He and Reps. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) sent a letter to House leaders Tuesday calling on them to hold a series of hearings into events that "have fractured ...

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  20. House staffers join in solidarity with police protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | The Washington Post

    ... ensure that all Americans are treated equally before the law." He and Reps. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) sent a letter to House leaders on Tuesday calling on them to hold a series of hearings into events that "have ...

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