Wall Street sees security winning out over privacy after failed bombing

The failed attempt to bomb a Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit is expected to give momentum to those arguing for high-tech scanning systems that might have detected the explosives the alleged Detroit bomber hid in his underwear.

In June, the House approved an amendment sponsored by Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzCurtis wins GOP primary for House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz Chaffetz named Harvard Institute of Politics fellow Fox's Chaffetz: Rosenstein has 'absolutely zero credibility' on going after leakers MORE (R-Utah) that would prohibit the Transportation Security Administration from using Whole Body-Imaging machines for primary screening at airports. The amendment was approved in a 310-118 vote, with 191 Democrats and 119 Republicans voting for it. (Both House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerIt's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him How Republicans can bring order out of the GOP's chaos Republican donor sues GOP for fraud over ObamaCare repeal failure MORE, R-Ohio voted aye.)