Statements about Homeland Security
"We’re at the point of reaching 2 million deportations ... this is a historic level, more than any other president of the United States."
On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.
Says about NSA data collection: "Every member in both parties who served on the Intelligence Committee voted in favor of this."
"U.S. Department of Homeland Security has told banks -- in writing -- it may inspect safe deposit boxes without warrant and seize any gold, silver, guns or other valuables it finds inside those boxes!"
Says that since he took office, "there have been no large-scale attacks on the United States."
"When the president's spokesman was asked about (Anwar) al-Awlaki's son, … he said he should have chosen a more responsible father."
"The White House has three staff calligraphers making between $86,000 and $97,000 each, and just one National Security Director. She makes $55,000."
"The Obama administration just issued instructions that terrorism training should not involve any reference to Islam."
Every month since 9/11, there have been as many suicide attacks against the United States and its allies as there were in all the years leading up to 9/11.
"President Obama has declared disasters in 48 of 50 states this year."
Accuses President Barack Obama of making contradictory claims about efforts to kill Osama bin Laden in 2008 and 2011.
Wrote that in 2006, Nancy Pelosi said she didn’t think capturing Osama bin Laden "makes us any safer," but in 2011 called his killing "historic."
President Obama has "stopped using the phrase 'war on terror.' "
The radiation coming from the new TSA body scanners is "equivalent to about three minutes' worth of air travel by anybody, say, at 30,000 feet."
Says Roy Blunt "secretly inserts language to benefit tobacco giant Philip Morris" into a national security bill while "Blunt's girlfriend and son are lobbyists for the cigarette company, and just days earlier, 26 Philip Morris executives wrote checks to Blunt totaling $23,000."
"There have been more terrorist attacks on U.S. soil by ... Muslims in Obama's first 18 months in office than in the six years under Bush after he invaded Iraq."
"There is already a mosque four blocks away."
A New York imam wants to "have a mosque at Ground Zero.''
"The border security plan of Sens. McCain and Kyl called for 3,000 additional troops to keep us safe. President Obama says he'll send 524."
"Barbara Boxer's worried about the weather" instead of terrorism as the biggest threat to national security.
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