SPECIAL REPORT

Democrats Challenge Obama's Border Assessment

By Bret Baier

Unhappy Campers

Many Arizona lawmakers are speaking out against the Obama administration's decision to sue over the state's new immigrat ion law. Now some Arizona Democrats are challenging President Obama over remarks he made last week that the southern border is more secure than it has been in the past 20 years.

The Hill reports that Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick, Harry Mitchell and Gabrielle Giffords joined a growing Republican chorus in disagreeing with the president. Giffords said, "I was disappointed to hear the president give short shift to border security concerns... that is not a sign of progress, it is a statement to the poor job we have done in securing the border for the past two decades."

Kirkpatrick complained about the lack of action saying, "It is easier to make speeches than it is to make progress and we need more than talk from the White House and Congress right now."

The Mourning After

CNN Middle East Affairs Senior Editor Octavia Nasr posted a message on her Twitter account over the weekend, mourning the death of a Shiite cleric classified as a terrorist by the U.S.

Nasr wrote, "Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussien Fadlallah -- one of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot."

Fadlallah was an outspoken critic of the U.S. He denounced the 9/11 attacks, but advocated suicide strikes in Israel as a means of fighting.

We reached out to CNN, but have not heard back yet.

Access Denied

The Transportation Security Administration is blocking certain websites from agency computers, including Internet pages that contain what is called "controversial opinion."

CBS News reports TSA employees are no longer allowed to access five categories deemed inappropriate including: chat/messaging, criminal activity, extreme violence, gaming and controversial opinion.

The TSA would not say what exactly fits into that last category, but the agency maintains it does not block access to critical commentary about the organization or the administration. Officials insist they are trying to stay ahead of cyber threats.