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DHS Funding Battles And Entitlement Reform

We may be headed for another shutdown. This time it’ll be the Department of Homeland Security, caught in the partisan crosshairs over the spending bill which Democrats insist should not have any immigration related amendments.

Most Republicans and Democrats want to avoid a shutdown, but there are some House Republicans who seem willing to let the agency run out of money, putting the nation’s security squarely at risk.

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Saginaw Michigan: DHS Budget Brinkmanship Could Leave Local Governments in the Lurch

By Lydia DePillis
The Washington Post

The city of Saginaw, Mich., has an arson problem.

The former manufacturing hub is filled with vacant properties, the result of losing 48 percent of its residents over a 50-year period, as jobs melted away and more homes went into foreclosure. So people burn down those abandoned buildings, keeping the 50-person local fire department busier than it ought to be for a town of 50,000 people.

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Some GOP Governors back Homeland Security Showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesn’t also overturn President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.

Governors in both parties meeting in Washington this weekend warned of economic and security concerns should Congress fail to resolve its latest budget standoff.

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Boehner: Shutdown of Homeland Security Department possible

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month’s end because of a budget impasse, and he’s blaming Senate Democrats if that happens.

Democrats responded by saying responsibility would fall on the Ohio Republican and the country would suffer from the needless closing of a vital part of government.

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DHS Rethinks New DC Headquarters Plan

By Jerry Markon
The Washington Post

The Department of Homeland Security is rethinking its plan to build a massive headquarters in Southeast Washington and has proposed a new approach that would cut costs by nearly 20 percent while bringing thousands more employees to the site, according to documents and federal officials.

The headquarters complex — to be built on the grounds of St.

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US Intel: IS Militants Drawing Steady Stream of Recruits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has failed to slow the pace of foreign fighters flocking to join the Islamic State and other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern.

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