Obama Finally has Success with TSA Appointment

The third time is the charm as President Barack Obama fills the top job at the Transportation Security Administration.

The Associated Press
President Barack Obama meets with members of his Cabinet to discuss the response to BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Monday in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Friday confirmed John Pistole, the former deputy FBI director, to head the TSA. The vote was unanimous. Obama's first two choices to run the agency dropped out during their confirmation processes over the past year.

Pistole has a 27-year career with the FBI and rose through the ranks of its counterterrorism division. His new agency's mission is to shore up the nation's defenses against terrorist threats in the air, on roads and rails.


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