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  • ** File ** This is a  Nov. 12, 2009 file photo of a member of staff from Manchester Airport demonstrating a security scanner. Airline passengers bound for the United States faced a hodgepodge of security measures across Europe on Monday Jan. 4, 2010 and airports did not appear to be following a U.S. request for increased screening of passengers from 14 countries. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson/PA, File)

    EDITORIAL: Obama's hand in your crotch

    The Transportation Security Administration's demeaning new "enhanced pat-down" procedures are a direct result of the Obama administration's willful blindness to the threat from Islamic radicals. While better tools are available to keep air travelers safe, they would involve recognizing the threat for what it is, which is something the White House will never do.


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

    EDITORIAL: T&A at the TSA

    There is no bigger threat to America's aviation industry than the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In less than a decade, the bureaucratic agency has heightened the hassle involved in taking to the skies. One can only imagine how much longer it will be before the majority of Americans decide they'd be better off hitting the highways.


  • A cargo plane is loaded at the FedEx distribution center in Cologne, Germany, on Monday. Investigators say packages that terrorists in Yemen attempted to smuggle onto an aircraft in an al Qaeda terrorism plot were moved through Cologne. (Associated Press)

    Air-cargo screening back on Hill's radar after Yemeni plot

    It's like looking for an explosive needle in a haystack spread across every major airport on the planet.


  • Plane grounded at SFO after alleged phone threat

    Federal officials say a jetliner is being held on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport because of an alleged phone threat.


  • TSA drops policy blocking 'controversial' sites

    After an uproar from conservative bloggers and free-speech activists, the Transportation Security Administration late Tuesday rescinded a new policy that would have prevented employees from accessing websites with "controversial opinions" on TSA computers at work.


  • ** FILE ** This March 10, 2009, photo shows Sherrie Soto (left) of Washington, a Transportation Security Administration program analyst and instructor, standing in the "millimeter wave" unit as TSA security officers learn how to guide airline passengers through the screening process at Salt Lake International Airport in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Salt Lake Tribune, Leah Hogsten)

    TSA scrambles to explain ban on 'controversial' sites

    The Transportation Security Administration attempted Tuesday to clarify its new policy on blocking access to some websites on agency computers, after a storm of criticism following the revelation that the new guidelines include a ban on sites offering "controversial opinions."


  • Airport rules changed after Ron Paul aide detained

    After being detained for carrying $4,700 through airport security, an angry aide to Rep. Ron Paul caused the Transportation Security Administration quietly changing its rules.


  • Man with handgun, ammunition arrested at BWI

    LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — A Virginia man was arrested this month while carrying a concealed handgun and 30 rounds of ammunition at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the federal Transportation Security Administration has disclosed.


  • Don't empty the cup on floor

    NEW YORK -- In the past nine months, passengers have been kicked off airplanes or detained at airports for uncontrolled coughing, joking about hijacking, breast-feeding a baby, kissing and other amorous activities, cursing at flight attendants who denied them alcohol, failing to get a screaming child buckled in for takeoff, and carrying a sippy cup of water.


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