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International air travelers retrieve their baggage at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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International air travelers retrieve their baggage at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $531,000

That’s about how much unclaimed money the Transportation Security Administration collected at airport security checkpoints in fiscal year 2012. The House is expected to pass a bill that would transfer unclaimed money to “nonprofit organizations that provide travel-related services to...

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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent checks the luggage of a passenger on May 2, 2011 at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida.

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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent checks the luggage of a passenger on May 2, 2011 at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida.

TSA: First Pat-Downs, Now Sticky Fingers? Inquiring Republicans Want to Know

Sometimes it’s not easy being the Transportation Security Administration. The furor over the idea of passengers armed with pocket knives has died down. It’s been a while since a celebrity or lawmaker tweeted about their overly aggressive pat-down and a...

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A tour guide leads tourists in front of the White House.

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A tour guide leads tourists in front of the White House.

White House Tours: Senator’s Solution, Raid TSA Uniform Fund

With the decision to halt White House tours in the wake of the across-the-board budget cuts drawing criticism from all sides, one Republican senator is eyeing a solution to the problem. Sen. Jerry Moran, a Kansas Republican, has proposed taking...

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Protesters rally together outside the office of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Dec. 10, 2012 in Doral, Florida. The protesters are hoping that Senators like Rubio will not cut medicare/social security benefits and will agree to raise taxes on the top 2% of earners in the country.

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Protesters rally together outside the office of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Dec. 10, 2012 in Doral, Florida. The protesters are hoping that Senators like Rubio will not cut medicare/social security benefits and will agree to raise taxes on the top 2% of earners in the country.

Washington Daybook: Petition Drive Over Fiscal Cliff

Negotiations aimed at avoiding the fiscal cliff and prospects for a disaster-aid supplemental are sure to be the hot topics as members of Congress from both parties hold their weekly caucuses today. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Independent, delivers petitions...

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A Transportation Security Administration officer demonstrates how to walk through the ProVision Millimeter Wave advanced imaging technology machine at the TSA Systems Integration Facility in Arlington, Virginia.

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A Transportation Security Administration officer demonstrates how to walk through the ProVision Millimeter Wave advanced imaging technology machine at the TSA Systems Integration Facility in Arlington, Virginia.

TSA’s Hearing Boycott `Sad:’ Mica

True to its word, the Transportation Security Administration followed through on its pledge to boycott today’s House transportation hearing about the agency’s impact on commercial air travel, evoking strong words if not subpoena threats from committee leaders. Committee Chairman John...

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TSA employees demonstrate an advanced image technology (AIT) millimeter wave scanner using new Automated Target Recognition software at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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TSA employees demonstrate an advanced image technology (AIT) millimeter wave scanner using new Automated Target Recognition software at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada.

TSA to Mica: You Have No Jurisdiction

House Republicans haven’t tired of working over one of their favorite punching bags, the Transportation Security Administration, holding more than two dozen hearings in 2011 and 2012. Agency Administrator John Pistole now is drawing the line. Pistole not only sent word today that...

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Former U.S Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

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Former U.S Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

Washington Daybook: Getting in Touch with Henry Kissinger

What do former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Rep. Francisco Canseco and actor Jennifer Hudson have in common? They have all received very public, personal pat-downs from the Transportation Security Administration. Such incidents will be discussed today as the TSA hears...

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