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University of California President: Let's Stop Using the SAT, ACT

Janet Napolitano, president of the UC system, recommends use of a homegrown test

(Newser) - The president of the University of California wants to end the use of the SAT and ACT as admission requirements and replace them with a homegrown test, according to a plan released Monday. Janet Napolitano’s five-year plan was submitted in advance of a May 21 Board of Regents meeting...

Who Replaces Eric Holder?
 Who Replaces Eric Holder? 

Who Replaces Eric Holder?

Deval Patrick, Kamala Harris turning up on lots of lists

(Newser) - With Eric Holder leaving the post of attorney general, attention shifts to who will succeed the man President Obama today praised as "the people's lawyer." (Read Obama's full remarks here .) Whoever it is will surely face a bruising confirmation battle given Republicans' disdain of Holder,...

Napolitano: Obama Didn't Diss Sochi, Putin
 Obama Didn't 
 Diss Sochi, Putin 

Napolitano: Obama Didn't Diss Sochi, Putin

Mike McCaul on Sochi threat: 'Something will detonate'

(Newser) - Janet Napolitano is downplaying President Obama's decision to skip the Sochi Olympics and instead have her lead the US delegation, saying that he chose instead to send "leaders from various walks of life" who represent "the broad values of the United States." Asked whether she planned...

Paul: ObamaCare Screwup Gave My Kid Medicaid Card
Paul: ObamaCare Screwup Gave My Kid Medicaid Card

Paul: ObamaCare Screwup Gave My Kid Medicaid Card

Plus: Napolitano doesn't think Snowden should get clemency

(Newser) - Rand Paul is no fan of ObamaCare , and today less so. The Kentucky Republican took to This Week today to wave a Medicaid card at the camera—a Medicaid card he says was erroneously issued to his son when he was signing up for health insurance. "So, really, most...

DHS Nominee Under Scrutiny After Helping Hillary's Brother

Mayorkas poised to be new No. 2

(Newser) - The Homeland Security chief is on her way out , and now the man pegged to be the new No. 2—and likely interim chief—might be in hot water. Alejandro Mayorkas is under investigation for his role in helping a company run by a brother of Hillary Clinton, the Associated...

The Short List to Replace Napolitano

Ray Kelly, maybe Joe Lieberman

(Newser) - Janet Napolitano is officially headed for an exit on stage left , which invites the question of who will succeed her at Homeland Security. Politico and the Daily Beast round up some of the frontrunners to be the sprawling department's fourth leader:
  • NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly: Chuck Schumer has already

Napolitano Quits to Run UC System

Has run Homeland Security since Obama was elected

(Newser) - Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the era after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the US, is resigning. Napolitano, just the third person to lead the decade-old department, told her senior staff today that she would be leaving...

Actually, No Delays at Airports—Yet

Airport reports contradict Janet Napolitano

(Newser) - Janet Napolitano warned travelers yesterday that the sequester is already causing long lines at airports, but the Wall Street Journal and Politico both pooh-pooh that idea today. A dozen major airports tell the Journal there were no unusual delays or lines yesterday, and Politico notes that no passenger complaints or...

Sequester Already Screwing Up Airports: Napolitano

Furlough announcements go out today

(Newser) - It may take a while for the full impact of the sequester to hit Americans, but some people are already feeling the pain, Janet Napolitano told Politico today, namely the sad souls in line at airport security. "We are having to reduce or eliminate basically overtime both for TSA...

Napolitano Will Stay On
 Napolitano Will Stay On 

Napolitano Will Stay On

She'll remain Homeland Security secretary, official says

(Newser) - It may not be a "binder full," but President Obama's second-term Cabinet will include at least one woman: Janet Napolitano will remain Secretary of Homeland Security, a White House official confirms to the Washington Post . She had been widely expected to stay in her post. The Post...

Holder Will Stay, but Just for a Year

Attorney general will honor president's request

(Newser) - Attorney General Eric Holder will stay on into President Obama's second term, as the president has asked him to do, but a senior administration official tells Fox News Holder will remain in his position only "for about a year." Obama wants to avoid a mass exodus, and...

Obama Plans Drastic Cabinet Shake-Up

Clinton, Geithner, Panetta, Holder all could be gone

(Newser) - After a first term almost devoid of Cabinet shakeups, President Obama is now working on plans to replace virtually his entire team. Hillary Clinton and Tim Geithner have both publicly announced their exits, but Leon Panetta, Eric Holder, Ray LaHood, Steven Chu, Ken Salazaar, and Lisa Jackson are all expected...

Napolitano: Gay Couples to Get Relief From Deportation

ICE agents will consider same-sex couples 'family'

(Newser) - Janet Napolitano put it in writing yesterday: Same-sex couples in "long-term" relationships will be less likely to get deported from the United States, the Huffington Post reports. The Obama administration had already said as much, but Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, solidified it in messages to...

ICE Agents Sue Over Obama's Immigration Edicts

Their lawyer: a Romney adviser who helped craft Arizona's controversial law

(Newser) - Ten Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents are suing their own agency over Obama administration orders to focus on dangerous illegal immigrants and to defer deportations on immigrants brought to the US as children. "We are federal law enforcement officers who are being ordered to break the law," the...

Guy Sues Napolitano for Gender Discrimination

Also says another female official created 'frat house' atmosphere hostile to men

(Newser) - A federal worker who says he lost out on a plum job because he is a man has filed a discrimination lawsuit naming Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano as the sole defendant. What's more, James T. Hayes also alleges that a high-ranking official in Homeland Security's Immigration and...

Young Immigrants Can Seek Legal Status This Month

Details of Obama plan released

(Newser) - Illegal immigrants who came to America as children can start applying for legal status this month, and the first two-year work permits will be granted this fall, reports the Los Angeles Times . Federal officials, announcing details of President Obama's controversial policy shift , say forms will be available online by...

Obama Offers Immunity to 800K Young Immigrants

Enacts major DREAM act goals without Congress

(Newser) - President Obama has struggled to get his immigration goals through Congress; now his administration is instituting major reforms on its own. In a plan to be announced today, the White House won't deport illegal immigrants younger than 30 who came to the US before they were 16, so long...

Foreign Airports Now Home to ... US Screeners

US officers advise, work at several international airports

(Newser) - The extremely long arm of the US law is reaching across oceans. US officials are boosting security checks at foreign airports, reports the New York Times . Passengers at Ireland's Shannon airport are already screened for explosives and cleared to enter the US by American Customs and Border Protection officers...

Sheriff Joe Fires Back at Feds' Allegations

Discrimination case a 'witch hunt': lawyer

(Newser) - Arizona's embattled Sheriff Joe Arpaio is hitting back at Justice Department allegations that his office shows "a pervasive culture of discriminatory bias" against Hispanics. "Don't come to use me as a whipping boy for a national, international problem," he told reporters, saying he has "...

'Credible' 9/11 Threat Hasn't Expired: Officials

Sept. 11 may have passed, but terrorist threat hasn't

(Newser) - Three words you don't want to hear in the same sentence: credible, threat, unresolved. Unfortunately, that's the word out of the National Counterterrorism Center. USA Today reports that NCC director Matthew Olsen, along with Janet Napolitano and Robert Mueller, today told the Senate Homeland Security Committee that while...

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