Jerry Markon

ReporterWashington, D.C.


TSA and some immigration officials would be exempt from restrictions on the controversial practice.

  • Dec 5, 2014

The Obama administration and the city agreed to establish an independent monitor to oversee changes, including better training and supervision of officers.

  • Dec 4, 2014

GOP lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee described Obama’s executive actions as divisive and illegal during a hearing on Tuesday.

  • Dec 2, 2014

GOP lawmakers on the House homeland security committee blasted the measures as divisive and illegal.

  • Dec 2, 2014

The administration must balance broader eligibility while shying away from overreach that could nix action.

  • Nov 30, 2014

His move in 2012 to protect young illegal migrants demonstrates the life-changing promise of executive action but also its profound shortcomings.

  • Nov 30, 2014

Among the unusual procedures: Darren Wilson placed his gun in an evidence bag himself and the medical examiner didn’t take photos of the scene.

  • Nov 25, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon is pouring in more than 2,200 National Guard troops amid criticism that he had not done enough to quell rioting in Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white officer in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

  • Nov 25, 2014

The department is struggling with cyber attacks, airport security and integrating its 22 compenents, its inspector general said.

  • Nov 18, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security has achieved a much sought-after clean audit of its financial statements by an independent auditor.

  • Nov 17, 2014
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Jerry Markon covers the Department of Homeland Security for the Post’s National Desk. He also serves as lead Web and newspaper writer for major breaking national news. Previously, he was a political/government accountability reporter, focusing on short-term investigative stories about the Affordable Care Act, lobbying and other topics. In 2012, Markon wrote in-depth stories about the U.S. presidential candidates and was one of the Post’s main deadline writers in the campaign’s critical final month. Before that, he spent nine years covering the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va. and the Justice Department, writing about major national security cases and other law enforcement and legal topics. He has also covered the U.S. Supreme Court, anchored the Post’s blog on Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination and chronicled the war-crimes trial of Osama bin Laden’s driver at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Markon came to the Post in early 2003 from The Wall Street Journal, where he covered the federal courthouse in Manhattan. He has also worked for Newsday, the Associated Press and the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. Markon has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University.
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