Politics Breaking News: Homeland Security Chief to Step Down

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Politics Breaking News: Homeland Security Chief to Step Down

by Wochit 1:04 mins

Janet Napolitano, who has overseen an expansive portfolio as President Obama's secretary of homeland security since the beginning of his administration, is stepping down to become president of the University of California university system. The U.S. government gave American Internet providers addresses linked to suspected Chinese hackers earlier this year as part of a previously undisclosed effort aimed at blocking cyber spying, current and former U.S. officials said. Emboldened by the Obama adminsitration's delay by one year of the employer mandate provision of the health law, House Speaker John Boehner is scheduling two votes next week to delay all or part of the entire law. The speaker said it's not fair for President Barack Obama's administration to keep that provision in effect while postponing enforcement of the requirement that businesses provide their workers with insurance

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