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TSA chief promises wait times will improve after June hiring boom

The head of the Transportation Security Administration promised lawmakers Wednesday that the planned hiring of 768 workers by June 15 will ease long wait times at airports nationwide.... Read more»

Gov't asset seizures grow nearly seven-fold over decade

Government seizures of assets exceeded $1.7 billion in 2013, a nearly seven-fold increase in the Treasury Forfeiture Fund over a span of 10 years, according to a recent federal audit.... Read more»


In the Line of Fire: Presidential security

At Nelson Mandela's memorial service earlier this week, a deaf sign language interpreter was found to have been completely inventing "signs".... Read more»

Peru: Counterfeit currency king

South America's cocaine giant is also the best at fabricating phony dollar bills. The US Secret Service is working with Peruvian police to stop it.... Read more»

Ted Nugent: Bearing arms, cranking up controversy

If controversy could be rolled up and smoked, Ted Nugent would be on oxygen by now. (with video)... Read more»

Obama's Top 10 one-liners from correspondents' dinner

No man, woman or dog was safe from barbs at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Ted Nugent’s dirty little secret

Smart v. Stupid: Ted Nugent sounds crazy -- until you understand who he's working for. He has a very important reason to get himself in the news; he’s launching his own line of Ted Nugent brand ammunition.... Read more»1

Comic: Politics

Close Protection

What happens in Cartagena stays in Cartagena ... until you decide to stiff the hookers and they complain. Loudly. To (eventually) your boss. The President. Of the United States.... Read more»

Summit of the Americas

Obama: Legalization not the answer to drug war

Speaking at the Summit of the Americas, President Barack Obama on Saturday told Latin American leaders that legalization was not the answer to the drug war.... Read more»1

Santorum: JFK speech on religion still makes him sick

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum didn’t shy from comments he made last year, saying JFK’s speech about separating church and state still makes him sick.... Read more»

Obama gets blast from Az student's marshmallow gun

President Obama got in on the action when an eighth-grader from Phoenix blasted a marshmallow across the State Dining Room on Tuesday as part of the administration’s second annual White House Science Fair. (with video)... Read more»1

Bullet fired into White House window

The Secret Service has found a bullet fired into a window of the White House. The bullet smashed the exterior glass but was stopped from entering the interior by special anti-ballistic glass. ... Read more»

The real origins of Obama's Canadian-American tour bus

Here's the story on the bus. It was one of two custom buses ordered by the Secret Service in July 2010 from Hemphill Brothers Coach Company in Whites Creek, Tenn., at a total cost of nearly $2.2 million, according to Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie and purchasing documents.... Read more»

Limousine liberals? Number of gov't limos soared under Obama

Limousines, the very symbol of wealth and excess, are usually the domain of corporate executives and the rich. But the number of limos owned by Uncle Sam increased by 73 percent during the first two years of the Obama administration.... Read more»

Comic: Gun control

Granny, get your gun

President Obama will travel to Tucson on Wednesday to visit victims of the shooting attack that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others. ... Read more»

Top 10 loser bombers who failed in spectacular fashion

Our list of the top-10 "loser bombers" – well, nine of them would-be bombers whose equipment, strategy, conviction or brains failed them when it mattered most, and one (very) amateur Kamikaze pilot.... Read more»