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 ChaffetzChaplain controversy shifts spotlight to rising GOP star Ingraham’s ratings spike a wake-up for advertisers Boehner to campaign for House GOP candidates 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 Andrew BoehnerGOP revolts multiply against retiring Ryan Can Jim Jordan become top House Republican? Tensions on immigration erupt in the House GOP MORE, R-Ohio voted aye.)