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McCain, Feinstein Debate Terrorist Trials

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., predicted Congress will act swiftly to reverse the Supreme Court’s declaration that President Bush exceeded his authority by ordering military tribunals for the approximately 400 detainees held in Guantanamo Bay. “We’re gonna have hearings, we’re going to examine the court decision very carefully,” McCain said in an exclusive appearance on “This… Keep Reading

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‘Biometrics’ Used to Identify Terrorists

Computer scientists and engineers are working with intelligence agencies on an international collaborative database that will use biometrics or unique individual facial, voice and physical "signatures,” to identify and trace terrorists and persons of interest.

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Two Senators Blast DHS Decision Over Feb.1 Northern Border ID Mandate

In separate statements two northern border state senators Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Sen. Susan Collins have challenged the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to require birth certificates at the Northern Border beginning Feb. 1. Sen. Leahy criticized the looming requirement for birth certificates at the Northern Border as poorly planned, unmanageable and likely to cause economic damage by damaging trade and travel between the US and Canada.

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Lawmaker Calls for Legislatively Expanding Sanctions Against Iran

Rep. Brad Sherman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, said Thursday in an emailed statement that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on Iran sanctions issued this week arguing for for an assessment of existing sanctions "should be undertaken with a view to making the sanctions regime more effective. We need to legislatively expand sanctions, close loopholes, increase the resources devoted to enforcement, and most importantly, actually enforce the existing Iran Sanctions Act.

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White House May Have Erased Controversial CIA-related Emails

The White House has acknowledged in a new court filing that it routinely recycled computer backup tapes containing its email records until October 2003, a practice that could mean that many electronic messages from the first two years of the Bush administration are lost forever.

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Kucinich Asks DHS to Investigate Rival

Representative and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinch asked the Department of Homeland Security to investigate one of his Democratic congressional opponents, Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman.

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The World’s Most Wanted Cyber-jihadist

When police raided a flat in West London in October 2005, they arrested a young man, originally from Morocco, called Younes Tsouli. They had no idea, at the time, just how significant he was.

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