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The government admits it really wants to see your genitals at the airport

And we thought things couldn't get any stranger.

“Everything is objectively better than it was two years ago, particularly in the aviation environment”

The transcript from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's interview on CNN's "State of the Union" isn't available yet, but here's what we know: There was a lot of hemming and hawing -- here's a sample -- and one keeper quote that could define her tenure.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably not home for Christmas

No, you're stuck at the airport or in a motel, waiting for the winter storm to pass.

TSA denies it turned off body-scanners on “Opt-Out” Day — but where’s the proof?

Two weeks after declaring National Opt-Out Day a failure and renaming it TSA Appreciation Day, the agency charged with protecting our transportation systems has formally denied it turned off its full-body scanners in order to squelch the pre-Thanksgiving protests.

Lawsuits against TSA are piling up quickly

The Transportation Security Administration's little body-scanning/pat-down problem isn't just keeping us media types busy. Lawyers are having a field day with it, too.

With a little help from TSA, 2011 could be a flat year for travel

With the economy slowly rebounding, 2011 was shaping up to be the best year for travel since the recession began. Prices were expected to rise only slightly, and people were making plans to take a long-postponed vacation.

From the frontlines on Opt-Out Day: “Today was different from anything that I have ever experienced in my years of flying”

Edmond Valencia had an 8 a.m. flight out of Albuquerque today, and since this is one of the busiest days for air travel, he arrived with time to spare.
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