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  Homeland Security nominee denies wrongdoing

Obama's pick for No. 2 at Homeland Security says he did nothing wrong

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a confirmation hearing on Thursday boycotted by Republican senators, President Barack Obama's nominee for deputy homeland security secretary denied allegations he abused his current government position to help politically connected companies. Full story

Homeland Security nominee faces tough questions from lawmakers

  President  Barack Obama’s choice to be second-in-command of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is facing tough questions in his confirmation hearing. He’s under investigation for his role in helping a company run by Hillary Clinton’s brother secure an international investor Visa

Obama's pick for No. 2 at Homeland Security under investigation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas, who has been nominated to be the deputy secretary of Homeland Security - and who could soon run the department - is under investigation by the department's inspector general. Full story

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  Deputy secretary of Homeland Security nominee under investigation

Alejandro Mayorkas, the director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has been named a target of an ongoing investigation into a visa program. Mayorkas is suspected of helping a company run by Hillary Clinton’s brother secure an international investor visa that had originally been rejec

  NY Congressman: Ray Kelly should not be Homeland Security chief

President Obama spoke favorably about New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly as a potential future Department of Homeland Security chief. Chris Hayes and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., explain why they believe Kelly is the wrong choice.

  The smugglers 'have become more brazen'

The U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security and a Lieutenant Colonel working undercover for the California National Guard's Counter Drug Program talk patterns of maritime smuggling and their strategies to catch the criminals. 

  Napolitano to step down as Homeland Security secretary

An Andrea Mitchell Reports panel shares their thoughts on reports that Janet Napolitano will step down as Homeland Security Secretary in the fall and become president of the University of California system.

  Congressman says public 'absolutely' should know about surveillance

Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nevada, member of the Homeland Security and Oversight and Government Reform Committees, speaks with MSNBC’s Alex Witt about the government’s surveillance programs. He explains that he had not been fully briefed concerning the details of the phone tapping programs. Rep. Horsfo

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