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quote: "The White House has settled on a former high-ranking Pentagon official to replace Janet Napolitano as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security"
their: Daily Beast
their_title: Exclusive: Jeh Johnson Tapped to Lead Department of Homeland Security
their_url: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/17/exclusive-jeh-johnson-tapped-to-lead-department-of-homeland-security.html
their_copy: Johnson's experience dealing with counterterrorism and cyber-security threats will comfort many on Capitol Hill. He is less versed in the areas of disaster relief and immigration enforcement, also key elements of the DHS mission. Still, administration officials do not expect the nomination to be especially polarizing and are hopeful Johnson will receive a relatively warm reception in Congress.
theirCTA: Read the full story here.
our_copy: Obama's selection of Johnson was unexpected. Immigrant advocates will want to know more about how he plans to enforce the nation's immigration laws.

Jordan Fabian is Fusion's politics editor, writing about campaigns, Congress, immigration, and more. When he's not working, you can find him at the ice rink or at home with his wife, Melissa.