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Secret Service Scandal

Secret Service Chief: Morale Suffering At Agency

AP | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of the Secret Service warned lawmakers Wednesday of "potentially dire consequences" from lowered morale and op...

Secret Service Officers Surprised Bushes Didn't Stop White House Fence Jumper

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service officers chasing a Texas Army veteran across the White House lawn in September figured they had him cornered when h...

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Stands By Secret Service Report As Conflicting Account Of Incident Emerges

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Investigators Question Bizarre Secret Service Assignment

AP | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White ...

Additional Charges Against White House Fence Jumper

AP | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of jumping a White House fence and running into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife now faces a new we...

DHS Names Four People To Lead Secret Service Review

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former senior government officials will lead an independent review of the embattled Secret Service after the disclosure of a ...

Lawmakers Consider Changes To Secret Service

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after a prostitution scandal rocked the Secret Service, a Republican congressman renewed allegations Thursday about poss...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Secret Service Supervisor, Agents Reassigned After Drinking Incidents

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has reassigned agents from its special operations division, including the top agent there, after a pair of emba...

Secret Service Chief Seeks To Reassure Senators

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest embarrassing episode involving a drunken Secret Service agent overseas for a presidential trip was an isolated incident...

Senators Troubled By Secret Service Allegations

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican senator expressed concern Wednesday over...

Report Reveals No Evidence Of Widespread Problems At Secret Service

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no evidence of widespread misconduct within the Secret Service, according to a Homeland Security Department inspector gen...

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.

Secret Service Under Scrutiny For Alleged Sexual Misconduct

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 18 months after a prostitution scandal in South America rocked the Secret Service, the agency in charge of protecting th...

DEA Agent Arranged Prostitute For Secret Service Agent

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWEL | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Drug Enforcement Administration agent arranged to hire a prostitute for a Secret Service agent in Colombia in advance of a presidentia...

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...

White House Denies Wrongdoing In Prostitution Scandal

AP | BEN FELLER and ALICIA CALDWELL | Posted 11.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — A new investigation of the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia has uncovered a hotel record suggesting a member of Pres...

Up To A Dozen Secret Service Members Implicated In Prostitution Scandal

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — A dozen U.S. service members brought women, likely prostitutes, to their hotel rooms in Colombia and also allowed dogs to soil bed ...

9 Service Members Punished, Not Charged In Secret Service Scandal

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Seven Army soldiers and two Marines have received administrative punishments, but are not facing criminal charges, for their part in the...