The watchdog agency that polices the Homeland Security Department for waste, fraud and abuse may have given the wrong impression on the extent of crimes committed by immigration officers, border agents and other employees in a recent summary report of its accomplishments.
California corrections officials are moving forward with a plan for handling prison gangs and other violent groups, including changing rules that have kept some inmates locked in isolation units for decades. But some prisoner rights advocates and experts worry it will do little to improve stark conditions.
A recent report by the Congressional Research Service provides an in-depth look at the history of the Posse Comitatus Act, passed by Congress more than 130 years ago to restrict the use of military personnel on U.S. soil.
In the latest sign of trouble for the Homeland Security Department's inspector general, the agency has removed five oversight reports from its website pending an internal review of a possible conflict of interest.