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  • Ex-Im exceeds travel budget by millions after flying first class 400 times

    Officials of the U.S. Export-Import Bank blew the agency's travel budget by millions of dollars after taking 400 first-class flights over the last three years, according to records obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

  • Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

    HAVANA (AP) — Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting. Passengers on flights from Miami said they were...

  • Amid crises, Obama's busy social schedule means double duty for Air Force One

    In the past two weeks, President Obama has twice interrupted vacation and fundraising trips to take presidential planes to Washington for a brief period, only to turn around and fly back to his earlier location.

  • Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the area. Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled the volcano, located deep beneath the...

  • Jay Rockefeller doesn't go to West Virginia, even when Congress takes a month-long recess in August

    Ever waited in an airport screening line watching Transportation Security Administration officers poking and prodding old ladies and little kids, then asking yourself, "How could they make a system like this?" The person who could change that scene is Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the West Virginia...

  • EXography: Senator lives like a Rockefeller but bills the cost to taxpayers

    West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents one of its poorest states, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.

  • US changing no-fly list rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a...

  • Export-Import Bank officials, while campaigning to save export subsidies, bust through travel budget

    Being the chief export subsidizer in the country carries lots of responsibilities including, apparently, barnstorming the country to try and rally the businesses you subsidize to push lawmakers to keep the subsidies flowing. This ain't cheap.

  • EXography: Senators' trips home decline with time in office, age, boosting claims of term limits advocates

    The analysis appears to confirm what has long been claimed by populists and political cynics: Senators who have served multiple six-year terms tend to "go native," becoming more focused on the priorities of special-interest groups in Washington than with the worries and concerns of the "folks...

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