Week In Politics: All Eyes On Department Of Homeland Security

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All eyes in Washington this week seem to be on the Department of Homeland Security, which may shut down at the end of this week if Congress doesn't work out a plan to continue funding it.

Yesterday, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson visited several television news programs expressing frustration with Congress and calling the potential shutdown, which is tied to several amendments House Republicans would like to pass on immigration, absurd.

NPR's Ron Elving joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss where the debate on DHS funding stands in the House and Senate, as well as the next steps President Obama’s administration plans to take on his immigration actions that were temporarily blocked last week.

Elving also discusses the call by Islamist extremists for attacks on shopping malls, including Minnesota's Mall of America.


This segment aired on February 23, 2015.


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