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Now, here’s what it looked like outside Hillary Clinton’s presser

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa--"Hillary! Hillary!" they yelled at the distant figure, from across the parking lot and across the street, at the edge of the Secret Service's protective zone. She waved. Then, lo and behold, she started walking over, across the street, trailed by a phalanx of aides and cops and agents. "Thank you for standing […]

THE HILL: DHS chief: Drones ‘an issue’ for security in 2016 race. “Johnson made the comments in re…

THE HILL: DHS chief: Drones ‘an issue’ for security in 2016 race. “Johnson made the comments in response to a question from NBC’s Chuck Todd, who asked him whether the Secret Service was ‘panicked’ about the proliferation of drones. Todd said he wondered how it would effect security at outdoor campaign events in 2016.”

California man cited for flying drone near White House

The Secret Service turned him over to Park Police, who cited him and issued him a court date. Since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the airspace over Washington and nearby communities has been severely restricted.

Are Drones a Threat to 2016 Candidates?

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he is concerned about drones threatening 2016 presidential candidates, The Hill reports. Said Johnson: “It is definitely an issue. This is something that U.S. NORTHCOM, me, Secret Service, Capitol Police, Metro police here in [...]

Secret Service Report Says Agents Likely Impaired by Alcohol During Drive

The two senior agents hit a construction barrier and drove within inches of a suspicious package earlier this year

‘Hammered’ Secret Service agent resigning

TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Homeland Security’s inspector general has found that two senior Secret Service agents were most likely drunk in March when they drove into an area near the White House where the authorities were examining a suspicious package. Show More Summary

Report: Secret Service agents were 'likely' alcohol-impaired

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Secret Service agents were "more likely than not" impaired by alcohol when they drove a government vehicle through a secure area at the White House earlier this year, a government watchdog concluded in aShow More Summary

Secret Service head 'disturbed' by report on March incident

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says he is "disappointed and disturbed" by the behavior of two high-ranking agency officials accused of driving into a secure area at the White House without authorization in March. The department's inspector general has been investigating allegations that the two agents had been drinking when they drove into the area.

Good News: Secret Service Installing More Spikes On White House Fence

Gotta keep the peasants away from the aristocracy, ya know (Fox News) The Secret Service is adding a second layer of steel spikes to the top of the White House

Secret Service to Install Spikes on White House Fence

The Secret Service and the National Park Service will place sharp metal spikes at the top of the White House fence and install other measures to boost security at the complex, the agencies said Thursday.

US to add second layer of steel spikes to White House fence

The half-inch steel spike additions will be snapped into place at the top of the fence and protrude outward, according to a diagram included in the proposal submitted for the Secret Service.

More Race Matters

Speaking of racial matters, my column today addresses the Secret Service. There’s a racial element there too, and we’d best face it fast.

Fix the Secret Service, Dammit

We learned this week that the Secret Service dawdled for an entire year before fixing a broken security system at the home of former President George H. W. Bush. The

DEA Scandal: Drugs, Prostitutes and ‘Grotesque’ Double Standards (La Jornada, Mexico)

Given the corruption and duplicity with which U.S. government agencies like the DEA, ATF and Secret Service operate, to say nothing of the public lying and unconstitutional activity of the NSA, what right do U.S. officials have to complain about corruption in places like Colombia and Mexico? This editorial from Mexico’s La Jornada takes on [...]Show More Summary

George H.W. Bush responds to report of Secret Service lapse at his home

Former President George H.W. Bush on Thursday praised the Secret Service on social media, responding to reports that a security lapse left his home alarm system inactive for more than a year. Barbara and I have great respect for, and confidence in, the men and women of @SecretService. That respect and confidence has never waned. — […]

Report: Alarm at G.H.W. Bush home broken for 13 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says a security alarm at the Texas home of former President George H.W. Bush was broken for at least 13 months before the Secret Service fixed it. Homeland Security Inspector General John RothShow More Summary

The Secret Service has trouble protecting a former president, too

The Secret Service, under scrutiny for embarrassing security lapses at the White House and elsewhere, is now being accused by Homeland Security’s inspector general of leaving former President George HW Bush vulnerable because his Houston home’s alarm system was broken for more than a year. 

Lynch drama near the end and other headlines

Morning headlines: the fight over Loretta Lynch is nearly over, new allegation against the Secret Service, France seeks accomplice in planned attack.

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