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TSA: Daggers Hidden In Book At Reagan National Airport

AP | Posted 02.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration says officers found two throwing daggers hidden in a hollowed-out book at a checkpoint at Rea...

Dave Jamieson

Union Blasts TSA Officials As 'Arrogant,' 'Autocratic' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The labor union representing workers for the Transportation Security Administration blasted the agency's top leaders Tuesday, describing...

Michael McAuliff

Tea Party Honcho Busted For Gun At LaGuardia Airport | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

One of the founders of the Tea Party Patriots was busted at New York City's LaGuardia Airport on a gun charge, his lawyer said Thursday. "Mark Meck...

Cancer-Causing Airport Scanners? Enough Is Enough

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Remember those whole-body, X-ray scanners the government installed in airports across the country and kept insisting were so safe? It turns out that they're not so safe, after all.

Andrea Stone

Traveler Survey Finds TSA on 'Right Track' But Airport Screening Still A Roadblock | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- The majority of air travelers think the Transportation Security Administration is moving in the right direction with it's efforts to str...

Andrea Stone

Packing Heat: TSA Finds Four Or Five Guns A Day In Carry-On Luggage | Andrea Stone | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Government screeners every day confiscate four to five guns -- some of them loaded -- packed in carry-on luggage at the nation's airport...

Andrea Stone

John Mica Has No Legal Power Over TSA, But Pushes The Jurisdictional Boundaries | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The powerful chairman of a key congressional committee is expected to release another scathing report on the federal agency that protect...

Andrea Stone

John Mica Attacks TSA 'Chat-Downs' As 'Idiotic' | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House committee that oversees the Transportation Security Administration blasted the agency's recent test of "chat-d...

Andrea Stone

A Few Frequent Flyers To Get New Perk Under TSA Expedited Screening Program | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A few lucky frequent flyers will start whizzing through airport checkpoints next week under a pilot program that federal security offici...

Ron Paul: 'Abusive' TSA 'Accused Of All Kind Of Sexual Activities'

Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

Ron Paul said the Transportation Security Administration is "abusive" toward passengers and "accused of all kind of sexual activities" during Tuesday'...

TSA Groping Suspect's Surprising Childhood Trauma

AP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. -- The Colorado woman accused of groping a female Transportation Security Administration agent at Phoenix's airport says she was abduct...

61-Year-Old Colo. Woman Accused Of Groping TSA Agent

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | Denver

PHOENIX -- Authorities say a Colorado woman who allegedly groped a female Transportation Security Administration agent at Phoenix's international airp...

GOP Lawmaker: Over 25,000 Security Breaches At U.S. Airports

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. airports are still vulnerable to terror attacks, despite billions of dollars invested in security enhancements since 9/11, a Republ...

Is That An IPad In Their Pants Or Is The TSA Just Happy To See Us? | By Justin Delaney (RSS Feed) on Jul 7th 2011 at 3:00PM | Posted 09.07.2011 | Travel


Plea Deal For TSA Agent Charged With Assault After Body Scanner Genital Jokes

Posted 08.29.2011 | Crime

The TSA agent charged with assaulting a coworker who teased him about the size of his penis after it was exposed by a full-body scanner reached a plea...

TSA Officers Force Elderly Woman To Remove Her Adult Diaper | Posted 08.26.2011 | Travel

(CNN) -- The Transportation Security Administration stood by its security officers Sunday after a Florida woman complained that her cancer-stricken, 9...

Dave Jamieson

Political Climate Helps Push Federal Workers To Unionize | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conventional wisdom says American unions are wheezing. But at the largest union representing federal workers, there has been nothing but...

House GOP Moves To Cut Off New Funding For TSA Body Scanners

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans controlling the Transportation Security Administration's purse strings are moving to cut off new funding for thos...

TSA, Airlines Tread Carefully On Religious Expression

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service Air travelers want to feel safe, and federal security officials want to make sure they actually are saf...

Airport Security Workers Prepare For Largest Federal Election in U.S. History

Akito Yoshikane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Akito Yoshikane

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees are about to make history when they vote to decide which union will represent them in March. It will be the largest federal labor election in U.S. history.

Airports Consider GOP Rep's Call To Ditch TSA

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and RAY HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

ATLANTA — In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, so...

We Need to Talk About Body Scans, Not Scream About Them

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Byron Williams

The implied constitutional right to privacy in relation to body scans has not been balanced against another implied right that most Americans also hold dear: the right to feel reasonably safe when boarding an airplane.

Jeffrey Rosen: TSA Pat-Downs And Body Scans Are Unconstitutional

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

There have been high-profile acts of civil disobedience in response to the two controversial procedures recently deployed by the TSA for primary scree...

And Now, a PSA From the TSA

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Randall Amster

While critics may complain that we are too machine-like in our work, we want you to know that above all else, we highly value the human touch.

Cranks Resist Security at Airports -- and in the Senate

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

To many hard line Republicans, like the cranky travelers who balk and rage at scans and searches, security may no longer be the priority it once was. Not when there's a presidency to destroy.