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Panel proposes wider use of private baggage screeners

Bill would give airport owners a way around cap on federal screeners.

Forward Observer: Homeward Bound?

A withdrawal from Iraq would leave Bush with the challenge of securing adequate funding to back Iraqi forces.

Army poised to cut guard troops to protect core program

Cuts could affect 10,500 troops and save $154 in annual payroll costs, but are likely to generate significant political opposition.

House Republicans sidestep White House request for guest worker program

Immigration and border security measure likely to reach the House floor next week, minus language establishing the work program.

TSA workforce changes create rift with air marshals

New law enforcement status for passenger and baggage screeners leaves some air marshals feeling overlooked.

Panel offers framework for airline passenger pre-screening plan

Panel says Homeland Security Department should narrowly focus Secure Flight program.

Backers of avian flu plan hoping to ride on Defense bill

Pentagon appropriations measure could be used to carry massive Labor-HHS spending bill, too.

Senate panel to take up Pentagon spokesman nomination

Armed Services Committee Democrats take issue with Dorrance Smith's published suggestions that U.S. television networks are partners with terrorist groups.

9/11 commissioners cite failures to act on recommendations

Bush administration and Congress receive poor grades in more than a dozen areas, including allocations of homeland security funds.

Contracting probe could extend to CIA

Agency’s third-ranking official has long relationship with one of contractors identified in bribery case involving Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham.