(By Peter Van Buren) The Obama administration has just opened a new front in its ongoing war on whistleblowers. It’s taking its case against one man, former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Air Marshal…
Apparently, carrying lapel pins that look vaguely like the Bitcoin symbol through airport security was enough to provoke questioning from confused Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents. A pair of steely government workers confronted Davi Barker, claiming they saw Bitcoin in his luggage. Show More Summary
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. The Obama administration has just opened a new front in its ongoing war on whistleblowers. It's taking its case against one man, former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Air Marshal Robert MacLean, all the way to the Supreme Court. Show More Summary
Supreme Court Edition? Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The Obama administration has just opened a new front in its ongoing war on whistleblowers. It’s taking its case against one man, former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Air Marshal Robert MacLean, all the way to the Supreme Court. Show More Summary
She tends to find herself in fixes, so it’s no wonder Lena Dunham ended up in a prickly ordeal with the Transportation Security Administration. During her interview on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” the “Girls” gal recalled her recent...Show More Summary
Frequent fliers who already resent – okay, loathe – the Transportation Security Administration probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the TSA was employing armed alcoholics as air marshals on international flights. At this point...Show More Summary
Sponsored Post: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has contracted with Stratovan Corporation to develop an enhanced automated explosive detection capability for computed tomography (CT) checked-baggage screening systems. An additional...
Transportation Security Administration employees plan to demonstrate Wednesday afternoon at their agency’s Arlington headquarters, calling for expanded worker protections as their union holds its annual conference in the nation’s capital. Show More Summary
A former Transportation Security Administration screener who dished dirt about the agency in a recent story was lying or describing long-abandoned practices. That was the agency's response to a story in Politico by former TSA agent Jason Edward Harrington.
LIKE many Americans, Jason Edward Harrington suspects that most of the airport security measures enforced by the country's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are useless theatre and unlikely to catch actual terrorists. There's one important difference, though: Mr Harrington is a former TSA agent. Show More Summary
The Transportation Security Administration has temporarily banned anyone flying to Russia from bringing liquids onto the plane in their carry-on baggage because of a new bomb threat. The ban went into effect just after the Department...Show More Summary
A day after the United States government warned of toothpaste bombs on flights to Russia, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has banned toothpaste--and all other liquids, gels, or aerosols--on flights between the United States and Russia. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is temporarily banning carry-on liquids, aerosols, gels and powders on flights between Russia and the United States, a Department of Homeland Security official said on Thursday.
The Transportation Security Administration is temporarily banning travelers from bringing any liquid, gel or aerosol in their carry-on luggage on flights between the U.S. and Russia after a warning from the Department of Homeland Security that terrorists targeting the Olympic Games in Sochi might hide explosives in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes. Show More Summary
The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday placed a temporary ban on carry-on liquids, gels and aerosols for travelers flying between the United States and Russia, following Department of Homeland Security warnings about potential terrorist attacks at the Winter Olympic Games. Show More Summary
The legality of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams Teams have been questioned by many, although authorized under 6 U.S.C. § 1112, stating that the mission is to “augment...Show More Summary
Transportation Security Administration employees subjected "Middle Easterners" to extra screening based solely on national origin, diverted "rude" passengers to retaliatory pat-down searches, and snickered at our "every fold and dimple on full awful display" from full-body scanners, according to former TSA employee Jason Edward Harrington. Show More Summary
If you somehow need more proof that the Transportation Security Administration is an expensive, invasive joke of a federal agency that does not actually thwart airline terrorism, then writer and former TSA screener Jason Edward Harrington is happy to give you some. Read more...
Politico magazine is running a long personal essay by Jason Harrington, a former Transportation Security Administration worker, about his time working the security lines at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. The tone is confessional, and apologetic, and he reveals a lot about the ugliness of the job. Show More Summary
Jim Harper Politico has a hilarious, revolting, and insightful article, written by former Transportation Security Administration screener Jason Edward Harrington. It’s called “Dear America, I Saw You Naked.” The subhead: “And yes, we...Show More Summary