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Transportation Security Administration

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  • What hiring freeze? Federal government continues to post job openings

    What hiring freeze? Federal government continues to post job openings
    While hundreds of thousands of federal workers brace for unpaid furloughs starting next month, Uncle Sam is still looking to hire. In one week alone this month, nearly 2,200 job listings available to the public were posted on USAJobs.gov, the federal...
  • More TSA stupidity: Stowaway sneaks onto airplane

    More TSA stupidity: Stowaway sneaks onto airplane
    Wait, frisking 6-year-old girls and making wheelchair-bound grandmothers take off their adult diapers isn't the best way to keep airlines safe? How about deciding not to search suspected terrorists? That's not smart either? Who knew?  The...
  • Rand Paul calls TSA 'clueless' over random pat-downs

    Rand Paul calls TSA 'clueless' over random pat-downs
    One of our country's most ridiculous initiatives is the system of random pat-downs employed by TSA workers at airports.  They almost inevitably produce nonsensical results, such as 6-year-old girls getting frisked, while suspects on the federal...
  • TSA defends search of elderly woman's adult diaper

    TSA defends search of elderly woman's adult diaper
    A week after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) grilled Transportation Security Administration Chief John Pistole over the absurdity of his agency's random pat-down system (which results in 6-year-old girls getting frisked while suspects on the terrorist watch...
  • TSA to let kids keep their shoes on at the airport

    TSA to let kids keep their shoes on at the airport
    If you're age 12 or under, you can throw away the Crocs and flip-flops for that trip to the airport. This week, TSA said it is implementing a new policy that will allow kids to keep their shoes on when going through security screening. In addressing a...
  • Search on airline delays some BWI passengers

    Passengers on a Southwest flight were delayed at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport for about an hour Monday evening as federal and state law enforcement searched their plane for an object that "raised the concerns of the...
  • 9/11 changed transportation forever

    9/11 changed transportation forever
    With the sun coming up on Sept. 12, 2001, state Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari drove home for a change of clothes after a day of helping direct Maryland's response to the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people the previous morning....
  • TSA tones down BWI security images

    TSA tones down BWI security images
    Seconds after a passenger stepped through an advanced-imaging machine at a BWI Marshall Airport security checkpoint, an image of a human body popped up on a video screen. It did not show the passenger's body as it appears under his clothing. No...
  • 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' recap: 'Frank's Brother'

    'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' recap: 'Frank's Brother'
    Frank’s brother Geno pays the Gang a visit this week. Again, this week’s episode lacked much depth or originality. The entire story revolved around Frank and Geno’s flashbacks, making everything one- dimensional. I almost didn’t...
  • TSA hair pat-downs draw ire of black women

    TSA hair pat-downs draw ire of black women
    What is wrong with the TSA? First it was patting down toddlers and feeling up grandmothers in diapers, but now its agents are searching black women's hair. According to this New York Times article, agents of the Transportation Security Administration...
  • Easton lacrosse suspensions: Lessons in cowardice

    Easton lacrosse suspensions: Lessons in cowardice
    Remember John Tyner? He was the young man whose smartphone captured an "enhanced" pat-down at the San Diego Airport — a search immortalized when he warned, "Don't touch my junk." This simple quote captured how many of us felt about the government...
  • The unfriendly skies: TSA pats down 95-year-old cancer patient

    The unfriendly skies: TSA pats down 95-year-old cancer patient
    The Transportation Security Administration could scarcely have bought itself worse publicity than the recent revelation that a 95-year-old wheelchair user, a late-stage cancer patient, received a security pat-down and was ordered to remove her adult...