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TSA Behavior-Recognition Program Questions Airline Passengers

Andrea Stone | December 4, 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 she got Monday morning after handing her boarding pass and driver's license to a blue-shirted security officer at the checkpoint. Where had she been? Visiting her...

TSA Behavior-Recognition Program Questions Airline Passengers

Andrea Stone | December 4, 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 she got Monday morning after handing her boarding pass and driver's license to a blue-shirted security officer at the checkpoint. Where had she been? Visiting her...

Anwar Al-Awlaki's Death: Is America Any Safer?

Andrea Stone | November 30, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The killing of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen has brought cheers from lawmakers and terrorism experts, but it remains an open question whether his demise will make the United States safer from future terrorist attacks. "This is huge," said Jane Harman, a former chair of...

Haqqani Network: Senators Want Group Added To Terrorist List

Andrea Stone | November 28, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. senators Wednesday urged the State Department to designate the al Qaeda-affiliated Haqqani network as a terrorist organization in the wake of several attacks against American and NATO facilities that top officials blame on the group. In a letter sent Wednesday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Sen....

TSA Pilot Program To Speed Up Airport Screening

Andrea Stone | November 26, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A few lucky frequent flyers will start whizzing through airport checkpoints next week under a pilot program that federal security officials hope will lead to shorter lines for most airline passengers while allowing screeners to focus on real, intelligence-based threats to aviation. In a move announced earlier this...

DADT Re-Enlistment: Discharged Troops Face Difficulty Rejoining Military

Andrea Stone | November 21, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's parties celebrating the end of "don't ask, don't tell" are giving way to a morning-after reality: gays who left the military because of the policy may have a tough time getting back in. Despite headlines about hundreds of discharged...

DADT Re-Enlistment: Discharged Troops Face Difficulty Rejoining Military

Andrea Stone | November 21, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's parties celebrating the end of "don't ask, don't tell" are giving way to a morning-after reality: gays who left the military because of the policy may have a tough time getting back in. Despite headlines about hundreds of discharged...

Obama: Corporate Jet Taxes, Airline Passenger Fees To Aid Deficit Reduction

Andrea Stone | November 19, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's deficit reduction plan calls for raising fees on corporate jets and airline passengers as part of $1.5 trillion in new revenue over the next 10 years. In a proposal certain to have the corporate jet industry lobby working overtime, the Obama...

DADT Repeal Just The Start: GetEQUAL Plans Rallies, Not Parties For September 20

Andrea Stone | November 19, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy ends at midnight, and gay rights group GetEQUAL says it will sponsor protests in more than a dozen cities across the country Tuesday to draw attention to discriminatory laws that still remain on the books. GetEQUAL, a gay advocacy group that...

D.C. Evacuation Plans: No One In Charge Of Capital Emergency Response

Andrea Stone | November 16, 2011 | DC
WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital made it through a rare earthquake and treacherous blizzard this year, laying bare a scary reality: Getting out of Washington in an emergency presents a disaster in and of itself. Rush hour here is typically rough, but the District's unique status as...

'Specific, Credible Threat' Still Unresolved

Andrea Stone | November 13, 2011 | Politics
Last week's specific, "credible but unconfirmed" threat of a terrorist attack reported in the days before the tenth anniversary of 9/11 remains "an ongoing threat," Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee. "It is not resolved," agreed FBI Director Robert Mueller, testifying before the Senate...

DADT Repeal Parties Sept. 20 For Gay And Lesbian Troops

Andrea Stone | November 12, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy will become history on Sept. 20, but for active-duty gays and lesbians planning to celebrate its demise, there are still plenty of do's and don'ts to keep in mind. In a blog post Monday, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) released...

9/11 Terrorism Threat May Be Short On Time, Expert Says

Andrea Stone | November 9, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- As counterterrorism officials here and in New York search frantically to confirm a "credible" report of an "active plot" to set off explosive-laden car bombs in the cities hit on Sept. 11 a decade ago, one intelligence expert voiced doubts whether such an attack could practically...

9/11 Terrorism Threat May Be Short On Time, Expert Says

Andrea Stone | November 9, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- As counterterrorism officials here and in New York search frantically to confirm a "credible" report of an "active plot" to set off explosive-laden car bombs in the cities hit on Sept. 11 a decade ago, one intelligence expert voiced doubts whether such an attack could practically...

Flight 93 Heroes Get Their Own Memorial In Remote Shanksville, Pennsylvania (VIDEO)

Andrea Stone | November 9, 2011 | Politics
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. -- As the nation marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks this weekend, in this remote corner of southern Pennsylvania, a memorial will be dedicated Saturday to the heroes of United Flight 93. The 40 passengers on board mobilized to fight the plane's four...

9/11 Commission Recommendations On First Responder Network, Civil Liberties Unmet 10 Years After Attacks

Andrea Stone | November 9, 2011 | Politics
NEW YORK -- On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Glen Klein, an officer with the New York Police Department's elite Emergency Service Unit, found himself at a command post just down the street from the World Trade Center, engulfed in dust from the collapse of the south tower. Hundreds...

9/11 Commission Recommendations On First Responder Network, Civil Liberties Unmet 10 Years After Attacks

Andrea Stone | November 9, 2011 | Politics
NEW YORK -- On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Glen Klein, an officer with the New York Police Department's elite Emergency Service Unit, found himself at a command post just down the street from the World Trade Center, engulfed in dust from the collapse of the south tower. Hundreds...

John Brennan: Ten Years After September 11, Congress Still Playing Politics On Counterterrorism

Andrea Stone | November 8, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The White House's chief counterterrorism advisor expressed frustration Thursday that the administration remains unable to make good on its promise to close the prison in Guantanamo Bay or bring detainees held there to U.S. soil. And he blamed the nation's polarized politics for the stalemate. John Brennan told...

Rudy Giuliani 2012: No Rick Perry Endorsement, Deciding Own Bid After 9/11 Anniversary

Andrea Stone | November 6, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, all but shut out by Tea Party and social conservatives for another shot at the presidency, declined Tuesday to endorse front-running Rick Perry for the Republican nomination, even though the Texas governor gave his support to him in the last election....

Rudy Giuliani 2012: No Rick Perry Endorsement, Deciding Own Bid After 9/11 Anniversary

Andrea Stone | November 6, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, all but shut out by Tea Party and social conservatives for another shot at the presidency, declined Tuesday to endorse front-running Rick Perry for the Republican nomination, even though the Texas governor gave his support to him in the last election....
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