Homeland security in the background for candidates
By Robert Rizzuto
The Jamestown Post-Journal
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — As 2008 presidential election season has quickly become a circus of sorts, some voters have been left wondering just where the candidates stand on the issues, and how those stances may possibly affect them.
Homeland security became a major facet of domestic policy after the terrorist attacks in 2001, leading to the creation of the department of the same name in 2003.
Five years later, many changes have been implemented both on the national, international and local stages.
The Department of Homeland Security has frequently been criticized, and a Congressionally-mandated examination of the department will take place early in the next administration, leaving whomever wins the presidency a large and presumably important task ... Full Story