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TSA Reveals List of Weird and Scary Items Confiscated This Year

We all gripe about having to take our shoes off when we go through airport security, but according to a list of items confiscated this year by the TSA, footwear may be the least of its concerns.

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Do You Approve of the Job the TSA Is Doing? — Survey of the Day

When you hear about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), it’s usually because one of its agents has aggressively searched someone they probably shouldn’t have searched so aggressively.

But despite the drumbeat of negative stories surrounding the folks entrusted with our airport security the general public hasn’t turned on the TSA.

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Should TSA Have Patted Down a 3-Year-Old In a Wheelchair?

In a video that won’t be making the already unpopular TSA any new friends, a 3-year-old toddler in a wheelchair is seen being searched by a TSA agent at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

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You Won’t Believe What the TSA Confiscated in 2011

We haven’t heard anything from the TSA about how many actual terrorist plots it prevented in 2011. In fact, we have no real report on how much safer it was to fly around the country in 2011 because of the efforts of our favorite, invasive security agency. What we do have, though, is a list of the ridiculous things they have taken from Americans who dare to forget what they’ve been carrying in their carry-ons.

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What’s TSA’s Newest Flight Hazard? A Handgun-Style Handbag

A teenager’s western-style purse emblazoned with a handgun emblem on the front caught the attention of the Transportation Security Administration.

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Airport Screenings May Soon Abolish Shoe Removal Requirement

Ever since infamous “shoe bomber” Richard Reid tried — and failed — to blow up a plane by igniting explosives in his shoes during a 2001 flight, travelers have been forced to remove footwear for screening when going through airport security.

But according to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, that time-worn tradition may soon fall to the wayside.

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