Budget Calls for More Airport Scanners – WSJ Washington Wire blog

Deficit hawks haven’t clipped the wings of the Department of Homeland Security. Its discretionary budget would increase 0.7% to $43.2 billion under the spending blueprint issued today by the Obama administration.

One area the administration is eager to expand: Airport security, including more of the full-body scanners that have proven a ligthning rod with certain sections of the traveling public.