It’s not as though a mascot with a head five times normal size would make a particularly difficult shot. So when the Secret Service threatened to kill Mr. Met seventeen years ago, the man behind the mascot took the stern warning seriously. Show More Summary
TO BE FAIR, THE GUY WHO SAID THAT WAS PROBABLY DRUNK: Secret Service threatened to shoot Mr. Met if he got close to President Clinton, says book.
"We have snipers all around the stadium, just in case something were to happen. Like I said, do whatever it is you normally do. Nobody will bother you. But approach the president, and we go for the kill shot. Are we clear?" -- Secret Service agent in 1997 to Mr. Met, as related in Yes, It's Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots
(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post has received a Pulitzer public service medal for its role in revealing secrets of the National Security Agency (NSA). It’s natural that journalists and those associated with them wish to celebrate this sort of disclosure. Show More Summary
(CNN) - An Arizona woman now faces federal charges for allegedly throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton. Alison Ernst, 36, was arrested on Monday in Phoenix, the Secret Service said. Ernst allegedly tossed a shoe at the former secretary of state and possible 2016 presidential candidate, who was on stage for a speech at the […]
(LAS VEGAS) — A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday. Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, was given a misdemeanor disorderly conduct summons and freed after she was booked at the Clark…
Her name is Allison Michelle Ernst. The Secret Service says federal government won’t prosecute, but Las Vegas is bringing charges against her. Ernst, 36, of Phoenix, “appeared to be in an agitated state but aware of what she had just done,” said the report from a Las Vegas police detective. Ernst was charged with disorderly […]
A woman hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday during a speech in Las Vegas, according to the Secret Service. She ducked and it missed her, joking afterward about the incident that occurred during an appearance before a recycling trade group. "My goodness, I didn't know solid waste management was so controversial," she quipped.
House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) said that a promise Majority Leader Eric Cantor made last year is a major force behind the push to grant amnesty to illegal alien DREAMers who enlist in the military. Cantor “made a pledge that he would help” Rep. Show More Summary
ACCOUNTABILITY IS FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Drunk Secret Service Agents Reassigned, Not Fired.
Perhaps 6,500 to 7,000 people serve in the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) of whom 3,500 reportedly are "special agents" dealing with presidential (current and former), presidential candidates', and visiting foreign leaders' protection, as well as law enforcement especially counterfeiting. Show More Summary
The US Agency for International Development secretly set up a self-described Twitter service for Cuba to spawn a "Cuban spring."
The U.S. government secretly built a "Cuban Twitter" and ran it for over two years, hoping to use it to foment dissent among the country's youth, AP reports. The ZunZuneo service attracted 40,000 subscribers before being abruptly shut down in 2012. Show More Summary
By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve From May 2005 through Oct. 30, 2013, the South Carolina Public Service Commission raised the average electric bill for SCE&G residential customers 21 times. From October 2005 through Jan. 1, the average bill for Duke Energy Carolinas residential customers using the same amount of electricity (1,000 kilowatt hours per...
David Cameron has ordered an urgent review of the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, because of fears the group might be planning an attack on the UK. The assessment will involve The Secret Intelligence Service (nicknamed MI6), who deal with external threats and Britain's internal intelligence service: MI5. Show More Summary
THE HILL: Aide: Obama Still Has Faith In Secret Service Despite Latest Incident.
The Secret Service has arrested a man trying to get to the White House by climbing the fence. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the man climbed over the fence around 4 p.m. Sunday and was immediately arrested. The White House briefly went into lockdown after the incident, which is standard procedure. The Secret Service […]
“The Secret Service is currently seeking bids for a new presidential limousine,” FNC’s Bret Baier explained at the end of his Tuesday show, setting up a clip from CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, which “got a sneak peek at some of the required features for the so-called ‘beast.’” The last feature shown is one we all can appreciate. read more
THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Secret Service incident in Netherlands was on heels of car wreck during Obama’s Miami trip. “As the U.S. Secret Service arrived in the Netherlands last weekend for a presidential trip, managers were already on high alert to avoid any further embarrassing incidents involving agents. The agency’s director [...]