(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden made it clear Friday how he feels about departing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
"I think Janet Napolitano should be on the Supreme Court of the United States," he said Friday morning at her going away ceremony.
Washington (CNN) - Janet Napolitano has a few words of advice for whoever succeeds her as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security: "You will need a large bottle of Advil."
Napolitano said Tuesday her job is "very big and complex" but is also very rewarding.
Washington (CNN) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will resign and be named president of the University of California system, she announced Friday.
She will leave the Department of Homeland Security in September, a source familiar with the decision told CNN.FULL STORY
(CNN) – The nation's safety will suffer a hit if massive forced spending cuts are allowed to take effect, the federal government's top security chief warned Monday.
Speaking at the White House, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said points of entry into the United States would become more vulnerable should staffing reductions become necessary to slash her agency's budget.
Washington (CNN) – A day after U.S. lawmakers were briefed on an alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia involving Secret Service members, a report emerged Thursday of similar allegations, this time in El Salvador.
Seattle TV station KIRO, a CNN affiliate, cited an unnamed U.S. government contractor who worked extensively with the Secret Service advance team in San Salvador prior to President Barack Obama's trip there in March, 2011.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan has the full confidence of the president in the wake of the alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia that has resulted in nine members resigning or being forced out of the agency, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.
Napolitano also promised a full and thorough investigation to ensure that "this kind of conduct doesn't happen again."FULL STORY
(CNN) - Remember all that talk over the past week that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was thinking of running next year for the open Senate seat in her home state of Arizona?
Well, you can forget about it. The former Democratic governor of Arizona's apparently not interested.
(CNN) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Sunday that the United States is “never going to be totally immune from threats” to its national security.
One day after the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Napolitano said in an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" that the country is safer now than it was then, but added, “there is no 100 percent guarantee” that we won’t be attacked again.
Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff echoed Napolitano’s assessment.
“We have reduced the risk, we have not eliminated the risk,” Chertoff told Crowley on Sunday.
Napolitano said a small number of American citizens have become “radicalized to violence,” but said that it is “not unique” to the United States, “nor was it unanticipated that that could occur.”
Washington (CNN) – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Friday that Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert "is so off the mark" in his assertion that terrorists are plotting to conceive babies in the United States so they can grow up to kill Americans.
The Republican congressman first made the claim on June 24, while discussing on the House floor what he felt were serious gaps in our border enforcement.
"They [terrorists] would have young women who became pregnant, would get them into the United States to have a baby-they wouldn't even have to pay anything for the baby-and then they would return back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists," Gohmert said. "And then one day, 20, 30 years down the road, they could be sent in to help destroy our way of life."
Related video: Anderson Cooper and Louie Gohmert debate 'terror babies'
Napolitano, in a Friday interview on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, said that she has seen no evidence of such a plot.
Watch the full interview after the jump
(CNN) - The White House is weighing in on the recent call from some top Republicans to change a potion of the constitution that grants automatic citizenship to children of illegal immigrants born in the United States, calling the suggestion "just wrong."
"I am surprised, to say the least, that discussion is being had about amending the United States Constitution before we even get to the table on amending the statutes that actually carry out immigration policy," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters Friday. "I think that's where the action needs to be. And any talk of amending the Constitution is just wrong."
Napolitano's comments come in response to suggestions from several leading GOP senators, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, 2008 presidential nominee John McCain, and Lindsay Graham that the part of the 14th Amendment which allows for birthright citizenship should be studied more closely.