Deportation Suggests Ominous Shift in Family Policies

Panelists warn about restrictions on home schooling
Uwe Romeike teaching two of his children in 2009 / AP

Legal experts said the deportation of a family seeking asylum suggests the U.S. government is moving in the direction of denying parents the right to decide how their children are educated at a lecture Wednesday.

Experts Dispute CBO Report on Immigration Reform

Say amnesty for illegal immigrants will increase deficit
Immigration reform supporters / AP

Immigration experts at the Heritage Foundation disputed claims by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill would benefit the nation Wednesday.

NSA Director: Leaked Programs Disrupted Terror Plots

Senators question head of NSA for first time since leaker’s emergence
Keith Alexander / AP

The director of the National Security Agency testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee that its surveillance programs have successfully disrupted terror plots.

Common Core Under Fire

Rep. Garrett to introduce bill offering states a way out of federally mandated standards
Clarksdale High School students / AP

Rep. Scott Garrett (R., N.J.) said on Tuesday he will reintroduce the LEARN Act to offer states a way out of the federally supported Common Core state education standards.

Women’s Rights in Afghanistan Uncertain After U.S. Drawdown

Congresswomen, experts worried about their standing after U.S. and NATO troops depart
Afghan women listen to President Hamid Karzai, speak during a press conference in Kabul Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP)

The rights of women in Afghanistan will likely erode when U.S. and NATO troops depart next year, members of Congress and regional experts said at the Heritage Foundation Thursday afternoon.

Always Be Prepared

Deputy AG says corporations must take cyber threats seriously
James Cole / AP

Deputy Attorney General James Cole on Thursday concluded a two-day conference hosted by the Cybersecurity Law Institute at the Georgetown University Law Center urging corporations to take cyber threats seriously and be prepared.

Cyber Collaboration

Experts call for better coordination between governments and businesses on cybersecurity

David DeWalt, CEO of computer firm FireEye, said that 95 percent of U.S. companies have their computer systems compromised daily and that China is responsible for 89 percent of cyber attacks during a Center for Strategic and International Studies event on Tuesday.