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TSA agents admit to stealing $160,000 from bags at JFK Airport

Law enforcement authorities said Wednesday that two Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers had been arrested for stealing from bags at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown identified agents Davon Webb, 30 and Persad Coumar, 44, as the suspects. Coumar had been an agent since…

Obama: Wisconsin Gov. Walker waging an ‘assault on unions’

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama took a stand Wednesday against Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to curtail the collective bargaining rights of public employees and force them to pay more for benefits. Walker’s bill, part of a plan to close Wisconsin’s $137 million budget deficit, was coupled with a…

Former CIA analyst accosted during Clinton speech about tolerating free expression

The official position of the US Secretary of State is that countries around the world should respect their citizens’ rights to free speech, free expression and free assembly — and that’s precisely what Sec. Hillary Clinton said during a Tuesday speech at George Washington University. Unfortunately, as she spoke, not…

Journalist: ‘I was a jerk’ for joking about Lara Logan

Journalist Nir Rosen appeared on CNN Wednesday to apologize for joking about Lara Logan’s sexual assault. This video is from CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, broadcast Feb. 16, 2011.…

Jobless claims rise 25,000 last week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to a government report on Thursday that still pointed at gradual labor market recovery. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 410,000, the Labor Department said, partially reversing the…

Florida kills Obama-backed high-speed rail

MIAMI — Florida’s governor on Wednesday killed an ambitious plan for the country’s first high-speed railway, a project heralded by the White House as important to restoring US competitiveness and economic growth. Governor Rick Scott cited the burden to the state of potential cost overruns and expected subsidies in rejecting…

Honest cab driver returns $100K in jewelry, cash

A cab driver in New York went to lengths to find the owner of a bag left in the backseat of his cab, containing 100K in jewelry and cash. When the owner tracked down his cab, the driver did not want to accept a reward, saying that he was “just…

Hillary Clinton faces heckler during speech

Clinton kept her composure as security guards took a heckler out of the building. This video is from Washington Unplugged, uploaded on February 15, 2011.…

Who’s been sleeping in your taxpayer-funded federal building to avoid paying DC rent (and taxes)?

Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz, that’s who! Instead of renting out an apartment in DC, Jason Chaffetz lives on the couch in his office on The Hill. Lawrence O’Donnell told Chaffetz to “get straight with the IRS” on this clip from Wednesday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Last Word. This clip…

2012 GOP presidential contendors

Following the annual CPAC conference, CBS News reviews the GOP members most likely to make a run for the White House in 2012. This video is from CBS News, uploaded on February 16, 2011.…

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