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Here's Why Obama Can't Use An iPhone

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: U.S. President Barack Obama. ...

Big Obama Trip Requires Extraordinary Provisions

Washington Post | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be tak...

Sam Stein

Obama's Speech By The Words: Low On Democracy, Heavy On Security | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's speech at West Point on Tuesday night, in which he announced the addition of U.S. 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, was more about broad...

Sam Stein

McCain: "Too Early" To Conclude Whether Obama Has Made Us Less Safe | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what was billed as the first ever "twitter-view" - an interview over twitter - Sen. John McCain said it was "too early" to conclude, as former Vice...

A Team of Zombies, and Zombies Defending Zombies

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Obama's national security team includes not a single opponent of the Iraq War. It is chock full of Bush administration political appointees who are -- somehow -- being held over.

Obama's Security Alarms Some VIP Donors | Aaron C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Downtown Washington resembled a militarized zone last week for the inauguration of President Barack Obama, but some major contributors who had direct ...

Secret Service Scrambled To Protect Obama In Blackout

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What happens when the President-Elect is vacationing in your state and suddenly a major electrical outage occurs? Apart from the embarrassment, there'...

Obama Security Swarms The Loop

Chicago Tribune | Robert Mitchum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The president-elect's security force was an unavoidable presence in the Loop on Monday morning as Barack Obama met with John McCain in Chicago's Klucz...

Obama's Barber Makes House Call

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Apparently when you're the president-elect, the barber makes house calls. As a White House candidate, Barack Obama traveled each week...

Over One Million May Attend Obama Rally: Daley

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Requiring tickets for the election night rally serves an important purpose beyond crowd control, Lynn Sweet notes: The Obama campaign [......

Obama Paying For Election Night Rally

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 10/28 The City of Chicago has retained security consultant Neil Sullivan to aid with the Obama rally planning at a rate of $100-an-hour with...

Obama Nearly Endorsed By Chicago Police Superintendent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis appeared to endorse Barack Obama during an interview with ABC 7 earlier this week. In a story about the dema...

Does A Historical Candidate Warrant Historical Security?

Tony Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Martin

A plot could be hatched by persons far more sophisticated and dangerous than the goons caught in Denver this week. is there a need for a more deliberate and organized community response at the national level?

Obama Assassination Threat Leads To Imprisonment Of Florida Man

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MIAMI — A man who authorities said was keeping weapons and military-style gear in his hotel room and car appeared in court Thursday on charges h...

Attack Outside Obama's Jerusalem Hotel

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hours before Sen. Barack Obama was scheduled to arrive in Jerusalem, a Palestinian construction worker went on a rampage outside the hotel where he is...

Officer Injured Guarding Obama

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A local police officer involved in a motorcycle crash got a consolation prize Thursday _ a chance to meet Barack Obama...

Hillary, O.J. and R.F.K.

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

Like the O.J. Simpson verdict, Assassination-gate appeared to unveil two different vantage points from which to view American justice.

Hillary Clinton's Passport File Breached Also, According To Rice

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has told Sen. Hillary Clinton, a Democratic candidate for president, that her passport file was breached in 2007, ...

Barack Obama Passport Breach Likely Runs Afoul Of The Privacy Act of 1974

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

On three separate occasions, dating back to January, employees of contractors working for the State Department accessed -- and did God knows what with...

Obama, Clinton And McCain's Passports Breached: Two State Dept Officials Fired, Investigation Underway

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY and DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — At least four State Department workers pried into the supposedly secure passport files of presidential contenders Hillary Rodham Cl...

Hillary Clinton: Obama "Missing In Action" During Key Security Decisions

CNN | Peter Hamby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton attempted to raise the stakes of the upcoming March 4 primaries Friday by forcefully calling into question Barack Obama's qualificatio...

As Obama Security Rises, Lapses Remain

ABC News | Mattew Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last May, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was issued a full-time Secret Service detail, an unusual event so early in the election season, but one that refl...

Obama Asked About Security Concerns: 'Do You Find Yourself Looking For That Face In The Crowd?'

NBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From Brian Williams' NBC News interview with Barack Obama: BRIAN WILLIAMS: So many discussions of you come back around to the ugly topic of personal ...