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Fox’s Tantaros: Secret Service Director Hired to ‘Appease Women Voters’

19 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Outnumbered's Andrea Tantaros came right out and said it: Julia Pierson, the Secret Service Director questioned by the House Oversight Committee yesterday over various security failings, was hired out of a desire by the administration to placate liberal critics unhappy with its number of female hires and to repair the agency's image following a prostitution scandal.

Boston Cartoonist on Obama Joke: I'm Not Racist; I Just Like Watermelon

19 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Today, the Boston Herald newspaper published a cartoon that depicts a man showering in Barack Obama's bathroom. It's a commentary about the Secret Service's recent history of putting Barack Obama and his family in harm's way. It also contains a completely unnecessary and racist joke about watermelons. Read more...

Three unacceptable threats to Obama’s security

Through the reported details of three security breaches that have destroyed the image of infallibility of the Secret Service, we have seen the threat to the life of the president of the United States move from a distant avenue to next to him in an elevator. That’s why the bipartisan rage that greeted agency director […]

Politico: Obama Assassination May Be ‘Catalyst’ To ‘Reform The Secret Service

Amid a series of high profile mistakes by the Secret Service, a new article in Politico not only asserts that President Obama is in danger, but suggests that an attempt on his life may be the only way to reform the managerial culture of the agency. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Guns] What in the everloving shit is wrong with the Secret Service?! "A security contractor with a gun and three convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. Show More Summary

‘Savior syndrome’ at the Secret Service

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was grilled on Capitol Hill Tuesday about a breach at the White House. The security she leads was called "absolutely disgraceful" by one lawmaker. Another mocked her, holding up the logo of the home security company ADT and asking "have you ever heard of these guys?” Some are even raising the idea of […]

Politico: Is Obama’s assassination is the only thing that can save the Secret Service?

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A controversial column in Politico claims that the Secret Service is being grossly mismanaged and that ultimately President Barack Obama is to blame. The piece, titled “Something is Rotten in the Secret Service,” was published Tuesday. Author and former Washington Post reporter Ronald...

What the Secret Service mess says about government

Secret Service director Julia Pierson is getting raked over the coals by both Republicans and Democrats who are outraged at security lapses that may have put President Obama at risk. Some apparently believe the growing controversy is being used by Republicans as one more cudgel with which to bash the Obama administration for alleged incompetence. […]

Two senior lawmakers want Secret Service chief out

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the White House perimeter breach on Sept. 30 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Two senior...Show More Summary

How about Allen West to head Secret Service?

Not going to happen, because the current leadership is doing such a... um... great job.

Ranking Oversight Dem on Secret Service: 'I Think This Lady Has to Go'

On Wednesday's broadcast of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sounded off on the lapses of the Secret Service's protection of the White House on the day following a hearing that included testimony from Julia Pierson, the head of that agency, before the House Oversight Committee. Show More Summary

'Not comfortable' with Secret Service chief in job

Senior Democratic lawmaker wants Julia Pierson to leave after series of presidential security breaches.

The Secret Service Had Issues Way Before the Woman in Charge Got There

21 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

On Monday, invalid human Laura Ingraham indicated that she believed the White House's current security issues are due to the fact that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was hired for being a woman and not for being a qualified human. Show More Summary

Dem Rep. Cummings Demands Secret Service Director ‘Has to Go’

21 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Democratic congressman and House Oversight Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings has lost faith in Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, after a series of embarrassing security lapses at the White House.

“Morning Joe” wonders if the Secret Service hired a woman because it’s “good for the brand”

Members of the MSNBC panel suggested Julia Pierson was hired simply to meet a quota, not because of her résumé

Fox Host Brian Kilmeade "Would Love To See" Allen West "In A Leadership Role With The Secret Service"

From the October 1 edition of Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends: Previously: Wash. Post Piece Calls For Allen West To Head Secret Service Allen West Tells Military To Disobey Commander In Chief What The Media Should Know About GOP Surrogate And Fox News Contributor Allen West

Issa’s dumb Secret Service farce: Oversight hearing devolves into typical circus

Rep. Issa convened a hearing on the Secret Service during recess. What political points were there to be scored?

Chaffetz’s “overwhelming” ignorance: The case against turning the White House lawn into a shooting gallery

Jason Chaffetz wants the Secret Service to use "overwhelming force" on White House intruders. It's an awful idea

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