Airports Consider GOP Rep’s Call To Ditch TSA

ATLANTA — In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Ditching TSA agents altogether. Federal law allows airports to opt for screeners from the private sector instead. The push is being led by a […]

Obama Helps Biden Cover Campaign Debts

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden’s effort to pay off campaign debt is getting a hand from his boss and former rival, President Barack Obama. The Federal Election Commission said Thursday that Obama for America, Obama’s presidential campaign with running mate Biden, can use leftover money to give Biden’s unsuccessful presidential primary campaign $138,000 to […]

HuffPost TV: WATCH: HuffPost’s Roy Sekoff On George Soros’ ‘Man Up’ Message To White House

HuffPost editor Roy Sekoff appeared on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” Thursday night to discuss Democratic philanthropist George Soros’ recent downbeat statements regarding President Barack Obama’s performance in the wake of the party’s midterm electoral defeats. “What he was upset about is the lack of fight,” Sekoff told host Ed Schultz. “What he’s saying is if […]

Sen. Bob Casey: Jamming the IED Assembly Line

Last week, Army Specialist Anthony Vargas, 27, of Reading, Pa., lost his life in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. Marine Lance Corporal Larry Johnson, from my home town of Scranton, was killed in Afghanistan last February. Lance Corporal Johnson was trained as a combat […]

Ethics Committee recommends censure for Rangel

Ethics Committee recommends censure for Rangel

The House ethics committee on Thursday recommended censure for longtime Rep. Charles Rangel, suggesting that the New York Democrat suffer the embarrassment of standing before his colleagues while receiving an oral rebuke by the speaker for financial and fundraising misconduct. Censure is the most serious congressional discipline short of expulsion. The House, which could change […]

Top General Looking To Expand War-On-Terror Capabilities In Africa

And he said that while a number of Special Operations forces are trained in African languages and cultures, the military is not moving fast enough to provide similar training to other troops. Al-Qaida-linked terrorist groups in Yemen and Africa have increasingly targeted Western interests, with al-Shabab in Somalia luring Somali-Americans home for terror training in […]