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4 years 9 months ago

Obama's nominee to lead TSA withdraws

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, a blow to an administration trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day. Erroll Southers said he was pulling out because his nomination had become a...

4 years 9 months ago

Sen. DeMint standing firm against TSA nominee

A Republican senator who is blocking confirmation of President Barack Obama's choice to head the Transportation Security Administration is accusing Democrats of trying to install Erroll Southers without debate. Interviewed on NBC's "Today" show, Sen. Jim DeMint brushed off accusations by Democrats that he's unnecessarily delaying Southers' confirmation at a...

4 years 9 months ago

Key security agencies lack permanent leaders

Two federal agencies charged with keeping potential terrorists off planes and out of the country remain without their top leaders. The Obama administration took more than eight months to nominate anyone to head the Transportation Security Administration and the Customs and Border Protection agency. Those two agencies will be at...

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