New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered the mandatory evacuation of his city late Saturday as Hurricane Gustav strengthened to a Category 4 storm and moved toward the Gulf Coast, triggering an estimated 1 million residents all along the region to flee. Continue reading
Speeches, vigils, and other events across the country marked the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Americans touched by the disaster remembered the 3,000 lives lost that day. Continue reading
The Bush administration announced new measures to crack down on immigration laws in the workplace. An immigration liberalization opponent and a business trade association representative debate the move. Continue reading
On the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discusses the federal government’s preparedness for another storm season after the devastation and chaotic response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Saying last week’s deadly London bombings were "sobering and jarring reminders of the threats we now face," Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff unveiled an overhaul aimed at improving the nation’s anti-terrorism and disaster preparedness. Continue reading
The Senate unanimously confirmed federal judge Michael Chertoff as the nation’s next Homeland Security secretary Tuesday, despite wrangling over whether he had any connection to a Justice Department memo on the treatment of terror suspects. Continue reading
President George W. Bush tapped federal Judge Michael Chertoff Tuesday to head the Department of Homeland Security, replacing outgoing Secretary Tom Ridge. Continue reading