What’s Up With This?

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Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano agreed to go on MSNBC this morning on the condition that she be asked only one question — and no follow-ups — about the threat assessment DHS issued on right-wing extremist groups?

That’s what the Morning Joe crew said:

I don’t get why Napolitano is being so defensive about this (or, for that matter, why MSNBC would agree to such a restrictive condition). This was a standard-issue report, and as we reported yesterday it was produced under the auspices of a holdover from the Bush Administration. On top of that, DHS issued a similar threat assessment recently on left-wing extremism.

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