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Ridge felt a push to politicize alert levels

Tensions detailed in his new book

Tom Ridge, former Homeland Security chief, said he felt pressure about the terror alert level just before the election. Tom Ridge, former Homeland Security chief, said he felt pressure about the terror alert level just before the election.
Globe Staff And Wire Reports / August 21, 2009

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WASHINGTON - The first Homeland Security secretary, Tom Ridge, says in a new book that he was pressured by other members of President George W. Bush’s Cabinet to raise the nation’s terror alert level just before the 2004 presidential election. (Full article: 500 words)

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