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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.

Secret Service Had Another Security Lapse

“The Secret Service took more than a year to replace a broken alarm system at former president George H.W. Bush’s home, raising concerns within the agency about the safety of the Houston residence and the Bush family,” the Washington Post [...]

The U.S. Military Behaving Badly in Africa

There were those secret service agents sent to Colombia to protect the president on a summit trip and the prostitutes they brought back to their hotel rooms. There was the Air Force general on a major bender in Moscow (with more women involved). Show More Summary

Daily dose: Not so Secret Service edition

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A Pulitzer for Secret Service reporting (Washington Post) -- For Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig, (who once was covered N.C. government and politics for the Charlotte Observer) patience, timing and some extraordinary effort paid handsome returns. Show More Summary

Gyrocopters, Hookers, and Wannabes: Inside Obama's Secret Service

Since the current administration assumed office in 2009 however, the Secret Service has been tarnished badly by repeated security lapses and scandals.

LAWS ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Scooby hits the road at 92 MPH! Secret Service zooms Hillary to din…

LAWS ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Scooby hits the road at 92 MPH! Secret Service zooms Hillary to dinner through driving rain following secret afternoon house party. To be fair, if I were driving Hillary around I’d be in a hurry to reach the destination too.

Man arrested for trying to scale White House fence

SecreT Service arrest 54-year-old after he climbed a fence surrounding the executive mansion The post Man arrested for trying to scale White House fence appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Another man scales the White House fence

A man scaled the White House fence carrying what the Secret Service says was a suspicious package. He was quickly arrested and the package was being analyzed.

Quote of the Day

“Does she think there are like floppy disks in her basement?” — Sen. Ran Paul (R-KY), quoted by The Hill, mocking Hillary Clinton for saying the Secret Service guarded her private email server.

Yet Another White House Fence Jumper

The jumper, carrying a suspicious package, was arrested Sunday night. The person climbed the fence on the south side of the White House complex about 10:25 p.m., said Brian Leary with the United States Secret Service. The individual is in custody and charges are pending, Leary said. The person’s name or gender wasn’t released. The [...]

White House Fence Will Soon Have Spikes

The National Park Service and the Secret Service plan to add spikes atop the White House fence. The spikes, described to CBS News as "pencil protrusions," are intended as a temporary "anti-climb measure," an NPS spokesperson said. "We...Show More Summary

WaPo: Maybe Tampa Bay Times should have warned Secret Service

"He had his plan down to a T. Is it our job to call attention to it?”

Former Secret Service Agent: Everything About the Clintons is Manufactured and Fake

As Hillary begins her media coronation as our next president, a member of the Secret Service wants us to know that everything the media says about how wonderful the Clintons

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