A new debate is growing in Congress over what role the legislative branch should take in preventing terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Gwen Ifill speaks with members of the Homeland Security Committee to dissect the politics of national security. Continue reading
Updated: 9:30pm ET President Obama said Tuesday a “systemic failure” is to blame for the botched Christmas Day plot to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight bound for Detroit. “When our government has information on a known extremist and that information … Continue reading
Gwen Ifill speaks with transportation and homeland security experts about striking the right balance between providing safety in air travel and accommodating the privacy needs of passengers. Continue reading
Margaret Warner stops by the Rundown to share some of her reporting on how and where the security system seems to have broken down around the attempted attack on a Detroit-bound passenger jet on Christmas Day.
While it’s been barely more than a week since the official start of winter, cash-strapped state and local governments have already plowed through all or most of their available snow-removal budgets, reports the Wall Street Journal. In Maryland, for example, … Continue reading
New details continue to emerge over the botched Christmas Day plot to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight bound for Detroit. The dangerous explosive allegedly concealed by 23-year-old Nigerian student Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab could have blown a hole in the side … Continue reading
President Obama criticized “human and systemic failures” that allowed an attempted bombing of a flight bound for Detroit. Margaret Warner reports and speaks with Jeffrey Brown about the latest developments. Continue reading