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?
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.
Friday, April 27, 2012
By Anna Sale
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.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
By Anna Sale
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.
Friday, April 20, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
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.
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.