TSA Without Leader Thanks To Jim DeMint

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Margaret Talev McClatchy Newspapers

An attempt to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day would be all-consuming for the administrator of the Transportation Security Administration -- if there were one.

Instead, the post remains vacant because Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., has held up President Barack Obama's nominee in an effort to prevent TSA workers from joining a labor union.

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