A decade after 9/11, are Americans getting their money's worth for the Transportation Security Administration? The TSA costs taxpayers eight billion dollars a year. But Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano says the agency needs to exist. In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Napolitano says the TSA is well worth the money, and argues incidents like the underwear bomber could today never get as far as the suspect did on that day.
Rep. Michael Burgess says the U.S. Senate played an "unacceptable" game of "beat the clock" on the question of extending the payroll tax cut. Burgess insists he and House Republicans are ready to work through Christmas to get a better deal. "The American people are working Christmas week, we should be working."
In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Secretary Janet Napolitano says at the Department of Homeland Security, "there are no guarantees." In the exclusive interview set to air on Erin Burnett OutFront tonight at 7 p.m. ET on CNN, Burnett asks about protecting Americans against determined terrorists willing to kill themselves in the process of launching deadly attacks. "Look, this is the Department of Homeland Security, not the Department of Guarantees."