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TSA To Swab Airline Passengers' Hands In Search For Explosives

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Transportation Security Administration soon will begin randomly swabbing passengers' hands at checkpoints and airport gates to test them for trace...

This Agency Needs an Exorcism

Matthew Harwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Harwood

The recent revelations that employees of the Federal Air Marshal Service accuse supervisors of widespread corruption and mismanagement is nothing new. It's an old story made new by the botched terrorism attack of Christmas Day.

TSA Worker Reassigned Over 'Napping' Photo

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Stakes Are Too High for Posts to Stay Vacant

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

One year into Obama's term, about 200 of the roughly 500 top Senate-confirmed administration positions are still unfilled. We've seen this play before.

Erroll Southers, TSA Nominee, Withdraws Amid 'Political Agenda'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, a setback for an ad...

Airport Security: The Unusual Suspects

Jim Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Watkins

We don't need more body scanners to protect the nation's airport security system. We need more people who can read signs.

Erroll Southers,TSA Nominee, Misled Congress About Accessing Confidential Records

washingtonpost.com | Robert O'Harrow Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration gave Congress misleading information about incidents in which he inappropri...

Flip-flopping With Jim DeMint

Danielle Celena Belton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Celena Belton

Conservatives lare focusing on how often President Obama says the word 'terrorism.' Not on his actions. Not on his abilities. But word counting. This is where they want to take our national security debate.

Airport Security Tightened For Travelers Flying To U.S.

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD (AP)- Airline passengers heading to the United States met increased security screening Monday in airports around the world following U.S. re...

The TSA's Behavior Is a Disgrace

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Henry Blodget

Would it be too much to ask the TSA to use its agents to make Americans safer instead of threatening bloggers who publish widely distributed memos that should have been public anyway?

Sorry, Secretary Napolitano, But the System Didn't Work

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The U.S. government needs to rethink its national security apparatus and its intelligence-gathering mechanisms: We cannot protect America from terrorism using military force.

TSA Policy Has Echoes Of John Ashcroft

Politico | Josh Gerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Government's announcement Sunday that it would impose stricter airport security on citizens of 14 "nations that are state sponsors of terrori...

White House Defends Erroll Southers, TSA Nominee

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Transportation Security Administration has provided Congress inconsistent reports about &nd...

Man On Flight From Chicago Arrested In Michigan After Bomb Threat

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A passenger on board a small commercial plane was arrested Friday after making a bomb threat as the plane neared a northern Michigan airport, a govern...

We Need to Anticipate Terrorists, Not React to Them

Bernadette Atuahene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernadette Atuahene

I know that there are many proactive measures TSA has taken that are not apparent to frequent travelers like me, but from my vantage point, it seems like they are always one step behind the terrorists.

So What's Next for Airline Passengers, Adult Diapers?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In the wake of the attempted terrorist attack aboard a Detroit-bound Northwest flight from Amsterdam last week, the Transportation Security Administ...

Obama Briefly Profiled Before Boarding Air Force One

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

President Barack Obama was briefly detained and searched before boarding Air Force One yesterday in an incident that some critics are saying smacks of profiling.

Muslims "Off" a Plane

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

We in the US are currently engaged in a "war on terror," but this does not give a democratic and free country license to be overwhelmed by fear of its own Muslim and Middle Eastern citizens.