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Secret Service Scandal

The U.S. Military Behaving Badly in Africa

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) went out of its way to obstruct reporting on its sex scandals, and the documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act were so heavily redacted that ink companies must be making a fortune.

Secret Service Officer Arrested For Burglary With Handgun

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

(Adds details from police report) By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - A U.S. Secret Service officer was a...

U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Secret Service Agents Over Security Incident

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - A House of Representatives committee subpoenaed two U.S. Secret Service agents on Tuesday after an incident this mo...

Some Video Of Secret Service Scandal May Have Been Erased: Report

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Surveillance video of two U.S. Secret Service agents drunk driving at the White House may have been erased as part ...

Michael Calderone

Surveillance Video May Poke Holes In Secret Service Drunk Driving Story | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- The latest United States Secret Service scandal erupted last week following reports that two high-ranking agents disrupted the scene of an...

Obama Disappointed By Latest Secret Service Incident

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

(Updates with information from law enforcement official) By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - Two senior ...

Four Top Secret Service Executives Told To Leave Their Posts

The Washington Post | Carol D. Leonning | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

The Secret Service has decided to remove four of its most senior officials while a fifth has decided to retire, the biggest management shake-up at the...

WaPo: How The Secret Service Lost Its Way

Washington Post | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

According to government documents and interviews with dozens of current and former officials, the recent string of security lapses at the White House ...

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Stands By Secret Service Report As Conflicting Account Of Incident Emerges | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.06.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– The Washington Post is facing additional questions about the sourcing behind its groundbreaking series of stories that has rattled the S...

Report: Armed Guard Who Rode Elevator With Obama Was Not A Convicted Felon

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

An armed guard who rode on an elevator with President Barack Obama and his aides at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was not ...

The History of the US. Secret Service and My Interactions With Them While Covering President Obama (VIDEO)

Dan McDermott | Posted 12.05.2014 | DC
Dan McDermott

Here's my conversation with Kenny Shelton about the history of the U.S. Secret Service, my personal dealings with them and the controversial breaches of presidential security that led to the sudden resignation of Director Julia Pierson October 1, 2014.

Congressman Says He Doesn't Think Race Influences Obama's Secret Service Protection

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said that he disagreed with the majority of African Americans he has spoken with who believe that the Secret Service was ...

Rachel Lienesch

Americans View Secret Service In A Positive Light, Despite Scandals | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

A new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that Americans still have a largely positive opinion of the Secret Service, even after a recent string of embarrassin...

Michael Calderone

How The Washington Post's Carol Leonnig Broke Open The Secret Service Scandal | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.02.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– With the Secret Service under fire for a series of security lapses in presidential protection, there is one journalist who seems to have...

Friday Talking Points -- A 'Regular Disorder' Rant

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After pointing out one story which was strangely ignored in the pile-on in the media this week, it seems the profits for the company contracted to build the Obamacare site are way up. How nice for them, eh? Sigh.

DEA Agents Arranged Prostitute For Secret Service Agent

NBC News | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Two U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents “facilitated a sexual encounter” between a prostitute and a U.S. Secret Service agent days before ...

Biden's Secret Service Officer Charged With Sex Assault Of Girl

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.25.2012 | Crime

A Secret Service officer who guarded Vice President Joe Biden's residence was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl he ...

Secret Service Hooker Writes Her Story (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.17.2012 | Latino Voices

Now she's getting paid to bare her soul. Dania Londoño Suarez is writing a tell-all book about her escort escapades with the Secret Service in Car...

Colombian Escort To Open Foundation For Prostitutes

Posted 06.07.2012 | Latino Voices

Dania Londoño Suarez, the escort at the center of the U.S. Secret Service sex scandal in Colombia is planning on opening a non-profit organization to...

Secret Service Agents To Fight Dismissals After Scandal

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - A prostitution scandal in Colombia involving U.S. Secret Service employees did not re...

Controversy-Plagued Secret Service Agent Faces Fresh Allegations

Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Arthur Huntington, a married ex-Secret Service agent who became embroiled in controversy swirling around a prostitution scandal last month, is facing ...

Executive Branch Agencies Should Live by Their Own Standards

Patricia Harned | Posted 07.09.2012 | DC
Patricia Harned

This week is Public Service Recognition Week: a time to honor the men and women who serve our nation as government employees. But lately, the feeding frenzy surrounding scandals by federal employees will not go away.

Alleged Secret Service Escort Calls Agents 'Stupid Brutes'

Posted 05.08.2012 | World

Add insult to infamy: the alleged escort at the center of the Secret Service scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, gave an exclusive interview to Today on N...

GOP Senator's Past Haunts Him On Secret Service Scandal

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

At a question-and-answer session at Louisiana State University on Monday, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) gave guarded answers about revelations that member...

New Ethics Rules: Bah, Humbug!

Eli Lehrer | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

The size and scope of government means scandals like those at GSA and The Secret Service are inevitable. Simply making more rules won't end scandals -- that's impossible -- but may make government even less efficient.