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TSA's 'Pre-Check' Program Expands

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- A new passenger screening program to make check-in more convenient for certain travelers is being expanded to 28 more major U.S. airport...

TSA Agents Do The Strangest Things!

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.07.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

I'm not saying the TSA is staffed by a bunch of perverted, incompetent, lewd, pot-heads. But incidents like these make you wonder when the a TSA urges us not to judge the agency by the actions of a few, as it did last week.

Satirical TSA 'Memo' Skewers The Bumbling Agency

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.01.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

TSA policy on cupcakes and other baked goods is clear: These items may be confiscated at any time, for any reason, as long as you share them with your colleagues in the break room.

TSA Workers Fired For Falling Asleep On The Job

Posted 01.30.2012 | Travel

Eight TSA workers at Newark Airport have been suspended from their jobs for a variety of reasons, including failing to screen baggage properly to even...

7 Discreet, Travel-Ready Sex Toys

Posted 03.26.2012 | Women

Traveling a lot for work? Escaping the cold for a weekend in warmer climes? Our friends over at Glamour's Smitten blog highlighted a certain item that...

Ron Paul Fundraises Off Son's TSA Debacle

Nick Wing | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Hours after a controversy in which Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) claimed he was held up at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint in Nashv...

Amanda Terkel

Rand Paul Detained By TSA Agents In Nashville | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) staff said Monday morning that the senator was being detained by federal Transportation Security Administration...

Is This What The TSA Means By 'Zero Tolerance'?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.24.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

When it comes to the TSA's theft problem, "Finders keepers doesn't apply when you are a public servant and have the public's trust," says one cops.

PHOTOS: TSA Declares Its 'Top 10 Good Catches' List

Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel

It may 2012, but the TSA is still waxing nostalgic for 2011, releasing Tuesday afternoon its list of "top 10 good catches of 2011" on The TSA Blog. ...

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...

Larceny At The Airport: How Not To Fall Victim

George Hobica | Posted 02.19.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Flying these days isn't just hectic and discombobulating but also is rife with felonious fellow passengers, bandito baggage handlers and shady security screeners.

Who Is 'Bullying' America's TSA Agents?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.11.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The TSA's employee union, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), is accusing Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R.-Tenn.) of "bullying the TSA workforce" after she introduced a bill last week that would require its agents stop dressing like law enforcement officers.

But TSA Never Warned Us About The Octogenarian Jihadists!

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.04.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Grandma and grandpa are treated as if they are probable jihadists, even though their wheelchairs, implants and adult diapers tell us otherwise.

Happy Birthday or Leave Me Alone? TSA at the Ten-Year Mark

Justin P. Oberman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Justin P. Oberman

Ten years ago Saturday, a far-reaching and convoluted bill was enacted. It created a new government agency that most Americans think is a big hassle, if not worse.

Happy B'day TSA! Their WORST Blunders Of All TIme

Posted 11.18.2011 | Travel

In the 10 years that the TSA has existed, there have been countless public blunders by the agency that just can't seem to get it right. From John ...

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...

Is The TSA The New Scrooge?

Posted 11.14.2011 | Travel

In the wake of last week's pot-filled Christmas gift finding, when a TSA agent found dozens of pounds of marijuana wrapped as a Christmas present on p...

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

Talk To Me: TSA Wants To Know Where You Have Been, Where You Are Going | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

BOSTON -- Katherine Dombrowski wasn't expecting a quiz as she waited in the TSA security line at Boston's Logan International Airport. But that's what...

TSA's 'Trusted Traveler' Program Launches. But Who Can Take Part?

Posted 12.04.2011 | Travel

The TSA announced the launch of its "trusted traveler" program on Tuesday, which they announced back in May. This includes a "PreCheck" program whi...

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...

TSA Policy Changes For The Better, Slowly

Kate Hanni | Posted 11.25.2011 | Travel
Kate Hanni

Children under 13 will not be routinely required to remove their shoes and will not be subjected to intrusive pat downs that touch private areas of their bodies.

EPIC Continues TSA Pressure

Kate Hanni | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics
Kate Hanni

Our friends and allies at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) have upped the ante in their ongoing legal battle with the Transportation S...