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The most ridiculous items confiscated by TSA

10 hours agoTechnology : Today Tech

Flying? Leave the grenades, the loaded guns and the cannon at home.Besides a Twitter feed and a blog, the TSA keeps a running log on Instagram of the most dangerous, bizarre and prohibited items the agency has stopped passengers from taking on board airplanes.

Homeland Security shutdown by the numbers

Yahoo News takes a look at how a shutdown could affect workers at the TSA and other agencies.

Facing Yet Another Shutdown, TSA Union President Warns Of Employee Burnout, Compromised Security

"I think we're missing the mark when in the process we're hurting our own people," a Transportation Security Administration local union president said. The post Facing Yet Another Shutdown, TSA Union President Warns Of Employee Burnout, Compromised Security appeared first on ThinkProgress.

White House preps for consequences of Homeland Security shutdown

TSA agents will continue to work in the event of a DHS shutdown, they just won't get paid. White House officials have resigned themselves to what seems a potential inevitability—a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. “Right...Show More Summary

A new security headache

4 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

IT MIGHT seem impossible, but America's political leaders have figured out a way to make airport security even more maddening: furlough tens of thousands of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers. The TSA, which is responsible...Show More Summary

5 Atlanta life hacks for the airport, MARTA, and more

Avoid TSA lines, catch a MARTA bus, and more with these handy tricks.

Man Strips Naked At Airport Security

I guess that makes it easier for the TSA. It happened at Pulkovo Airport in St. Persburg, Russia. Security video of the incident showed the man start by taking off his shoes. He then removed his pants and then his shirt and his watch. The man did leave his socks on. After calmly walking through [...]

Munich: Why One Kind Gesture from Lufthansa Sealed This Woman's Loyalty for Life

last weekLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

In the spirit of New Years' Resolutions, we chose to be filled with love and light when it comes to airlines. So instead of focusing on the terrible TSA theater, the crappy meals served in-flight, the nickel-and-diming onboard, the exasperated...Show More Summary

Why Does This Congressman Keep Winking and Flirting with a C-SPAN Camera?

last weekNews : Mediaite

Sometime during the middle of a congressional floor speech about the TSA last week, Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) slipped behind his colleague and affixed his smoldering gaze to C-SPAN's camera 3.

This Biz Traveler Depended on The Kindness of JetBlue (and Totally Scored an Upgrade)

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

In the spirit of New Years' Resolutions, we chose to be filled with love and light when it comes to airlines. So instead of focusing on the terrible TSA theater, the crappy meals served in-flight, the nickel-and-diming onboard, the exasperated...Show More Summary

Vote set on limiting TSA pay add-on for investigators

The House has scheduled a vote for today on a bill to restrict the Transportation Security Administration’s use of a pay add-on called “law enforcement availability pay” for criminal investigators. The bill would require a review of the way TSA designates positions as criminal investigators and would exclude those that do not require the employees to […]

Hassled At The Airport? It’s Not Always TSA … Exploring This Topic Once Again

Who is to blame, or at least complain about, at the airport? This is a topic that has been discussed before, but one that seems to need repeating. Reading my email, following Twitter and other online travel conversations, it seems that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are to blame for everything. Show More Summary

Lawsuit: TSA Supervisor Got Traveler Arrested For Bogus 'Terroristic Threat' Charge, Lied About Incident In Court

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Here's more evidence the TSA really isn't about keeping travelers safe. What it is about is malevolent middle-management-types fiercely guarding the borders of their microfiefdoms and arbitrarily ejecting ticket-holding serfs for any conceivable reason. Show More Summary

You won’t believe the crazy crap the TSA has taken away from Americans getting on planes

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Most Americans know, at this point, what can and cannot be brought aboard an airplane. No liquids over 3.4 ounces, no pocket knives, no unusually large keys — but apparently not all Americans have gotten the message, as the Transportation Security Administration’s Instagram feed makes...

Photos: The questionable items TSA finds in people’s carry-on bags

TSA's Instagram feed is filled with photos of apprehended items you'll be happy made the no-fly list. Continue reading ? The post Photos: The questionable items TSA finds in people’s carry-on bags appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of TSA Whistleblower Robert MacLean

Whistleblower laws exist because government officials do not always act in the nation’s best interests. The Obama administration, in its war on whistleblowers, just lost a major battle. Major in its venue — the Supreme Court — and major in its implications for future whistleblower cases. The Court’s decision in Department of Homeland Security v. [...]

Man Held 20 Hours for Asking to File TSA Complaint

Here’s a flash in the dark peek at justice in America, all in the name of keeping us safe from terrorism by using the tools of law enforcement to terrorize us. If that’s not the case, then why is Charles Kieser still employed by the TSA? The Terrorist Random American Citizen Roger Vanderklok (aka “Josef [...]

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