Topic: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Like a lot of the flying public in America, I have doubts and concerns about the new airport security screening methods. What about loopholes? What about effectiveness? What about profiling? I put these questions to TSA chief John Pistole at a Monitor breakfast today. Here's what he said.
11/22/2010 01:51 pm
Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole told reporters at a Monitor Breakfast that the TSA had no plans to alter controversial screening practices, despite public outcry.
11/22/2010 11:17 am
Senior US District Judge Jack Camp had been a federal judge for more than 22 years and has now resigned from the bench.
11/19/2010 06:49 pm
Airline pilots will no longer have to go through body scanners or be subject to body pat-downs, as do ticketed passengers. TSA is also testing scanners designed to be less intrusive.
11/19/2010 03:07 pm
Obama's nomination of Andrew Traver to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) reignites concern that the White House wants to whittle away at gun rights. The last time that happened, Americans armed up.
11/19/2010 01:07 pm
Bush’s memoir details the decisions that shaped his life and presidency – but fails to open a window into his thinking.
11/10/2010 11:52 am
On Monday, this writer showed up for jury duty, and so did US Attorney General Eric Holder. In cities such as Washington, where many people never respond to a jury summons, celebrities and the powerful can set a good example.
11/09/2010 02:05 pm
The Yemen bomb plot has brought fresh scrutiny to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, of which Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is thought to be a key leader. Mr. Awlaki has not been officially linked to this latest attack, although Yemen – under international pressure to rein in AQAP – put him on trial in absentia today for plotting to kill foreigners. Mr. Awlaki, a Yemeni-American fluent in English who has been on the radar of US intelligence and military for several years, has a track record of promoting attacks against US targets. Here are some of the incidents to which he has been linked:
11/02/2010 03:10 pm
A key tip-off in the Yemen bomb plot reportedly came from Saudi national Jabr al-Faifi, an ex-Guantánamo detainee with links to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
11/02/2010 12:47 pm
A Muslim American who was wrongly accused of involvement in a terror attack challenged a Patriot Act change to FISA as violating the Fourth Amendment. A federal judge agreed.
11/01/2010 03:10 pm