TSA delays knives rule NBC News has learned that the Transportation Security Administration has decided to delay a controversial new rule that would have allowed small knives to be carried on passenger aircraft.The TSA calls this a temporary delay, but have not decided a new implementation date. More
TSA defends decision on knives Nikki Stern lost her husband in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and she doesn't understand why knives would be allowed in airplane cabins 12 years later. More
New TSA policy on knives, bats sparks backlash Flight attendants, pilots, federal air marshals and even insurance companies are part of a growing backlash to the Transportation Security Administration's new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives and sports equipment like souvenir baseball bats and golf clubs onto planes. More
New TSA rules on knives draw fire from 9/11 kin Some family members of Sept. 11 terror victims are angry over new flight-safety rules that will permit small knives on planes. The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that air passengers will now be allowed to carry folding knives with blades that are 2.36 inches or less. More
TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration. More
If you find any weapons of mass destruction, let us know: Donald Rumsfeld gets a TSA pat down And now the TSA has shown that no one is immune to the probing hands ... which created the agency, was given a full pat down at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. Officers, possibly concerned that the former politician might be smuggling weapons, checked Mr ... 07/15/2011 - 1:59 am | View Link
Donald Rumsfeld gets TSA pat-down Even Donald Rumsfeld gets a pat down when he flies. The former defense secretary was spotted getting the once-over from TSA security agents as he passed through Chicago's O'Hare Airport this week, according to TMZ. Rumsfeld reportedly took the procedure in ... 07/15/2011 - 12:57 am | View Link
Donald Rumsfeld -- I've Got TITANIUM In My Pants! Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is EXPLAINING his TSA pat-down at Chigago's O'Hare airport this week ... chalking the whole thing up to some bionic body parts! After TMZ posted the photos of Rummy getting his pat-down on Wednesday 07/14/2011 - 7:15 pm | View Link
Rumsfeld Gets TSA Pat-Down at O'Hare Not even the former U.S. Secretary of Defense gets a pass when it comes to pat-downs at O'Hare International Airport. Donald Rumsfeld was seen by TMZ being stopped Wednesday afternoon by TSA during a flight through Chicago. Rumsfeld didn't seem bothered ... 07/14/2011 - 9:02 am | View Link
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld patted down by TSA terrorist attacks that spawned the Transportation Security Administration received a pat-down at a Chicago airport, reports said Thursday. The celebrity gossip website TMZ first posted pictures of Rumsfield being searched by hand at Chicago's O'Hare ... 07/14/2011 - 5:29 am | View Link
39 Terror Plots Foiled Since 9/11: Examining ... Despite clear trends, policymakers have often tried to childproof every potential target against terrorism. For example, New York City bridges have been targeted by ... 02/22/2017 - 9:00 am | View Website
House Speaker Paul Ryan has a reputation for policy wonkishness, which he doesn’t deserve. He also has a reputation for raising boatloads of cash, which he does deserve. Care to guess which one’s driving his health care priorities? For bonus points, name the two billionaire brothers who are glad to see him do it.
Ryan did a fundraising “physicians and dentist industry” breakfast on February 1, (here’s the invitation obtained exclusively by the Center for Media and Democracy) and the suggested contributions were worth more than a cup of coffee and some scrambled eggs: $10,000 for a “sponsor,” $5,000 for a “host,” $2,500 for a political action committee, and $1,000 for an individual attendee.
The breakfast was held at a private, members-only establishment for Republicans called the Capitol Hill Club.
Team Trump has already announced its intent to double the capacity of America's immigrant detention centers, and it's likely that further capacity will be needed if his white nationalist team truly intends to round up and deport millions of undocumented residents. This may be causing a nationwide fury among, you know, decent people, but there's at least one group of very not-decent people celebrating our new national xenophobia: private prison companies:
As of November, a whopping 65 percent of ICE detainees were held in facilities run by private prison companies, which typically earn a fee per detainee per night and whose business model depends upon minimizing costs to return profits to their shareholders.
Last week, I re-watched All the President’s Men for the umpty-umpth time. I was deliberately trying to wash the taste of this Administration out of my mind. Former White House Counsel and reformed felon John Dean had been on television a few nights, talking about how Dis Guy’s maladministration was like Nixon’s, and how there was potential for this Russia thing to blow up into another Watergate, but how we weren’t there yet.
Never mind that Acting Attorney General Sally Q Yates was fired for (take your pick) notifying the President of Mike Flynn’s lies to the FBI and/or refusing to defend the indefensible travel ban in court (and being right on both!) Forget the similarity between that and Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre, firing AGs until he reached Robert Bork (yeah THAT Robert Bork) who then fired the Watergate special prosecutor.
Ignore claims by several people currently infesting this White House of various levels of executive exemption from judiciary or Congressional oversight and how much Nixon stood on Executive Privilege while ignoring subpoenas, misinterpreting compliance with judge’s orders and later claiming that if a President does something, that makes it legal.
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Much of what President Donald Trump says about the state of the world is wildly inaccurate, dangerously manipulative and embarrassingly paranoid. Seasoned political observers and commentators react to his steady stream of nonsense with reasonable suspicion that he is lying to them. Certainly, no one could actually believe that the world is a “mess” and a “disaster,” when rates of war, violence and military conflict are at near historic lows.
When Donald Trump promised and then imposed a federal hiring freeze, his supporters were probably thinking he meant stuffy bureaucrats in Washington, D. C. And while the D. C. area will doubtless be hit hard (and many of the jobs lost there are doing things that matter to people’s lives), Trump supporters are going to find a lot of surprises on the list of jobs lost.