DHS: ‘Mass Exodus’ of Children Illegally Crossing Border Stresses Authorities

Influx of 52,000 children taking toll on system
Secretary Jeh Johnson listens while testifying on Capitol Hill on Tuesday/ AP

The Department of Homeland Security is struggling to handle a “mass exodus” of some 52,0000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have illegally crossed the U.S. border in record-breaking numbers over the past several months, according to testimony Tuesday by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Hearing: Electric Grid Vulnerable to EMP

Witness: Could kill 9 in 10 Americans
AP

Experts on Capitol Hill Thursday warned that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack aimed at the nation’s electrical grid could leave the majority of Americans dead.

Sunday Show Round Up

Evaluating mental health and base security after the latest Ft. Hood shooting
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer

Lawmakers and military officials extended condolences to those impacted by the recent shooting at Ft. Hood on Sunday and addressed factors that may have played a role in the attack.

“We have challenges that we have to address as a result of this incident,” said Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Rep. Michael McCaul Slams Obama Foreign Policy in Speech

McCaul: Lack of clarity coming from president confusing, dangerous
Michael McCaul / AP

House Homeland Security Committee Chair Michael McCaul (R., Texas) offered a searing indictment of the Obama administration’s “wait and see diplomacy” during a wide ranging foreign policy speech Wednesday that focused on what he dubbed the president’s failure to lead.

Obama’s indecision and failure to take a stand in Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere in the world have emboldened America’s enemies and allowed extremists to galvanize greater support, McCaul said in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).