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  • Illustration: Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

    MURRAY & GRABOWSKI: TSA union power grab

    It's been a bad couple of weeks for taxpayers and airport travelers - but a good one for government employee unions. As if the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) intrusive screening methods and long lines weren't bad


  • Political Scene

    Saying tomorrow's economy can't thrive on yesterday's infrastructure, President Obama on Thursday promoted his five-year plan to lure new industries and jobs to the U.S. by expanding high-speed wireless to 98 percent of the country.


  • Labor unions seen as winners in TSA move

    The Transportation Security Administration is blocking airports that want to use private screeners instead of federal employees in a move the agency's critics say is a sop to labor unions.


  • A passenger at Palm Beach International Airport is patted down by a TSA worker on Wednesday in West Palm Beach, Fla. Security lines moved quickly the day before Thanksgiving. (Associated Press)

    TSA chief seeks less 'invasive' methods

    Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole said Thursday the agency is looking at new technology such as body scanners that show passengers as "stick figures" and security methods used in Israeli airports in a drive to make air travel security "as minimally invasive as possible."


  • Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole says he is looking into airport scanning technology used overseas. (Associated Press)

    Government seeks 'minimally-invasive' scanners for airports

    Transportation Safety Administration chief John Pistole said Thursday the agency is looking at new technology such as body scanners that show passengers as "stick figures" and security methods used in Israeli airports in a drive to make air travel security "as minimally invasive as possible."


  • The Homeland Security Department is proposing to discontinue the color-coded terror alert system that became a symbol of the country's post-9/11 jitters and the butt of late-night talk show jokes.  (AP Photo/Joe Marquette, File)

    Homeland Security wants to end color-coded terror alerts

    The Homeland Security Department is proposing to discontinue the color-coded terror alert system that became a symbol of the country's post-9/11 jitters and the butt of late-night talk show jokes.


  • **FILE** In this photo from Nov. 17, a Transportation Security Administration agent performs an enhanced pat-down on a traveler at a security area at Denver International Airport in Denver. The TSA has demonstrated a knack for ignoring the basics of customer relations, while struggling with what experts say is an all but impossible task. (Associated Press/The Denver Post)

    TSA revolts grow at grass roots

    Regional airports and some local officials are joining the swelling protest against more intrusive "pat-down" screening measures at airport security checkpoints, eyeing new laws against so-called "naked X-ray" machines and perhaps even opting out of the Transportation Security Administration screening altogether.


  • Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, that the agency has no plans to change its policy of requiring travelers at many major airports to undergo either enhanced body scans or thorough pat-downs. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

    TSA chief worries over body scan protest

    Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole on Monday said he feared a proposed Wednesday protest of new airport screening policies will clog already long security lines and risk delays and missed flights for passengers on one of the busiest travel days of the year.


  • Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, that the agency has no plans to change its policy of requiring travelers at many major airports to undergo either enhanced body scans or thorough pat-downs. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

    TSA chief: Body scan boycott would be mistake

    With one of the year's busiest traveling days fast approaching, the Obama administration's top transportation security official on Monday urged passengers angry over safety procedures not to boycott airport body scans.


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