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Lawmaker: Bratton Should Lead Secret Service

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

California Congresswoman Janice Hahn said Monday that Bratton would be the "perfect pick" to take over the troubled agency.

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On The Media

The Splintering Image of the Secret Service

Friday, October 03, 2014

In light of the revelations of major security lapses at the White House, Brooke examines the crumbling image of the Secret Service.

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The Takeaway

Scandals Cause Shake-Up at Secret Service

Thursday, October 02, 2014

After a severe security breach at the White House last month, Secret Service chief Julia Pierson has resigned.

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The Takeaway

Misbehaving Secret Service Agents Raise Questions

Friday, March 28, 2014

New incidents of unruly behavior by Secret Service agents are again raising questions about the culture of the agency. From prostitutes to excessive drinking, are these incidents a sign of a bigger problem with the agency's culture?

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The Takeaway

Internet Privacy in the Age of Photobooth

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kyle McDonald wanted to capture a vast array of facial expressions for a project, so he installed software on Apple store computers to capture customers' looks through Photoshop. Then the Secret Service got involved.

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The Takeaway

Internet Privacy in the Age of Photobooth

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kyle McDonald wanted to capture a vast array of facial expressions for a project, so he installed software on Apple store computers to capture customers' looks through Photoshop. Then the Secret Service got involved.

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The Takeaway

Secret Service Director Testifies Before Senate Committee On Prostitution Scandal

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Secret Service director Mark Sullivan appeared before Congress yesterday for the first time since his agency’s Colombian prostitution scandal came to light. Sullivan was testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee and insisted time and time again that the incident was an isolated event and that it was not indicative of larger problems within the Secret Service. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich sat in on the hearing.

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It's A Free Country ®

Another End for Newt: No More Secret Service

Friday, April 27, 2012

Newt Gingrich is losing his Secret Service protection a few days shy of his announcement officially ending his campaign, NBC News reported Thursday night. That comes a week after the conservative Taxpayers Protection Alliance called for Gingrich to surrender Secret Service protection last week, saying his campaign didn't warrant the cost.

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It's A Free Country ®

The Messy, Inconsistent End to the Gingrich Campaign

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The media has largely ignored Newt Gingrinch's presidential campaign this month, unless you count headlines generated when a penguin bit his finger at a St. Louis zoo stop.

But Gingrich is still campaigning for president, even though he is out of money and lagging far back in the polls. He made stops in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York ahead of primaries there today.  

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Mini-Scandals Should be Major Test of Obama's Leadership

Friday, April 20, 2012

The back-to-back GSA and Secret Service mini-scandals, along with the newly-leaked photos of our soldiers posing with Taliban remains, remind us that sometimes public servants behave badly and it's not a partisan affair.

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The Takeaway

Secret Service Agents to be Investigated for Misconduct

Monday, April 16, 2012

Eleven Secret Service employees are accused of bringing prostitutes back to their hotel in Cartagena ahead of President Obama's visit for a summit in Colombia. The agents and officers have been placed on leave while the agency investigates their conduct. Although prostitution is legal in parts of Colombia and no law was broken, if the reports are true, the employees still violated rules of conduct. Tim Weiner, author of "Enemies: A History of the FBI," has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his work on national security. Weiner explains what happened and why the employees' alleged indiscretions could have put the President Obama's life at risk.

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