Senate unanimously confirms TSA head

Friday - 6/25/2010, 2:49pm EDT

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