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TSA officer faces dismissal over ‘get your freak on, girl’ note

(CNN) — An airplane baggage screener faces dismissal for leaving a note in a passenger’s bag that said “Get Your Freak On, Girl” after discovering a vibrator. The Transportation Security Administration “has initiated action to remove the individual from federal service,” an agency spokesperson said. “Like all federal employees, this individual is entitled to due […]

The column formerly known as grab bag | Ana Marie Cox

I’ve been dipping in and out of the comment community, trying to figure out the best way to harness the hive mind without getting stung by it (this may be impossible). One suggestion that’s stuck out has been the idea that there should be at least some “whatever” in a blog that’s about “politics and […]

The daily grab bag #4 | Ana Marie Cox

• Joe McGinniss chooses country before self: “I’ll gladly sacrifice a few sales to have the country rid of Sarah Palin forevermore.” • Get ready for a long campaign. “The strategy is to: ‘win ugly.’ This may be the president’s best option, because as he demonstrated this week, it’s impossible to give a satisfying answer […]

The daily grab bag #3 | Ana Marie Cox

• Helmets are for tools of the state! (Ron Paul puts his tiny noggin at risk on a bike ride.) • Remember how Rick Perry said his ideal candidate (that isn’t him) would be a Cain/Gingrich “blend”? And Romney said he wouldn’t be able get that image out of his head? For Mitt: how to […]

California farm recalls lettuce over contamination concerns

(CNN) — A California lettuce grower has recalled 2,498 cartons of chopped or shredded romaine lettuce shipped to wholesale food service distributors in 19 states and Canada over concerns the produce may be contaminated with the same bacteria that caused 13 deaths in an outbreak traced to tainted cantaloupes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

Michael Jackson death trial: paramedic describes ‘chaos’ at scene

The first paramedic to reach Michael Jackson‘s bedroom has told a jury that the information he received from the physician charged in the singer’s death did not add up. Paramedic Richard Senneff says Dr Conrad Murray told him that Jackson wasn’t being treated for any specific condition. The paramedic says that didn’t seem right because […]

Michael Jackson death trial hears of doctor’s panic

A former bodyguard for Michael Jackson has testified that the pop star’s doctor asked him to grab vials of medicine and an IV bag before an ambulance was called for the singer on the day he died. Witnesses on the third day of the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr Conrad Murray over Jackson’s 2009 death […]

The daily grab bag #2 | Ana Marie Cox

• Petulant Floridians join irritated New Hampshire residents in thinking Michele Bachmann should pay more attention to them, because she needs them to win the nomination. They are totally going to not sit next to her at lunch. • Congressional members can’t stop poking each other. • Here is a picture of a Chia Pet […]

The daily grab bag #1 | Ana Marie Cox

• This list of Christie “liabilities” (he doesn’t hate gay marriage, he thinks sharia law alarmists are “crazies”) makes me like him a little more. • Trust in government is at an all-time low; former OMB director Peter Orszag proposes a novel solution: make it even less transparent. You can’t harbor doubts about what you […]

Airlines Recovering From 9/11 With Extra Fees

Airlines in the United States lost $55 billion and shed 160,000 jobs during that decade. But the industry has worked through the economic tumult. A decade later, the system is smaller in terms of capacity, but it’s still in good working order. Last year, for example, 720.4 million people boarded airplanes in the United States, […]