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Carson and Trump to Get Secret Service Protection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 8:00am 10/18/2015 at 8:00am

Threats to Republican front runners Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump have been so significant that the two candidates will now get protection from the Secret Service.

Todd Beamon of Newsmax reports, hat tip...

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Secret Service Targeted … Jason Chaffetz

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 8:00am 10/4/2015 at 8:00am

First we had the IRS targeting American citizens, now we have the Secret Service targeting a sitting member of congress. What’s next?

Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah was basically singled out for a smear campaign.

Noah Rothman reports at Commentary:

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More Drama for the Secret Service

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2:45pm 4/10/2015 at 2:45pm

Just when you thought it was safe to hop back on the motorcade…

A member of the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service has been placed on administrative leave and had his security clearance suspended after being arrested Friday. The agent has been charged with misdemeanor destruction of property.

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Is the Secret Service targeting Jason Chaffetz?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 3, 2015 at 6:11pm 4/3/2015 at 6:11pm

Fact: the Secret Service’s reputation is circling the drain. Between fence jumpers, shots fired, and agents driving through active bomb investigations, House committee have been working overtime in an attempt to put out a dumpster fire that has been raging for years.

As for the Secret Service, they seem to be...

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“Botched response?” House panel investigates Secret Service

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 3:12pm 3/24/2015 at 3:12pm

The Secret Service has problems—and today, director Joseph Clancy talked to Congress about his plans to turn things around.

The subject of today’s hearing centered around an incident that occurred earlier this month at the White House, where two likely-intoxicated Secret Service agents hit a security barrier after driving through an...

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Secret Service Requests $8 Million Playhouse

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 10:00am 3/18/2015 at 10:00am

The Secret Service is in trouble—and new director Joseph Clancy thinks their training facilities are to blame.

During testimony before a House committee yesterday, Clancy went on defense against concerns about systemic problems within the organization tasked with defending the President...

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Go home, Secret Service. You’re Drunk. LITERALLY.

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 13, 2015 at 3:33pm 3/13/2015 at 3:33pm

It’s not every day that a Secret Service agent gets drunk, crashes a government car into the White House security barricades, and almost gets away with it—but when it does happen, you’d better believe Congress is going to tear that guy’s boss a new one.

ICYMI, that day happened this week....

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Anyone else want to jump the White House fence?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:56pm 3/2/2015 at 5:56pm

There are snipers on the White House roof.

Forget teams of fences, dogs, pressure-triggered alarms, or roving bands of secret agents. We have snipers.

Can you imagine the conversations those snipers have when some yahoo hops a barrier and makes a run at the front door? Because that happened again...

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#Dronegate: “What the heck is up with White House security?”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 26, 2015 at 3:48pm 1/26/2015 at 3:48pm

I suppose it will eventually stop being disconcerting every time someone breaches the 4 invisible walls surrounding the White House, but until that day happens, I think there’s an argument for license to make a “concerned-and-confused-and-even-disgusted” face when these sorts of things happen.

I woke up early this morning to a...

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Talking point: Republicans don’t really want the Secret Service to protect Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 6:18pm 10/11/2014 at 6:18pm

In a recent appearance on MSNBC, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank suggested an inconsistency between Republican desires to remove Obama from office, and Republican complaints that the Secret Service was not adequately protecting Obama from harm.

Why is that inconsistent? Can’t we both oppose a president and want to protect the President?...

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Report: White House link to 2012 Secret Service Colombian prostitution scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:30am 10/9/2014 at 7:30am
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Today’s “Worst Administration Ever” story is a throwback to the Great Secret Service Sex Scandal of 2012, in which almost two dozen Secret Service personnel were fired after allegations surfaced that several agents had engaged in misconduct involving Colombian prostitutes.

Now, reports have surfaced refuting White House claims that no staff...

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Director of Secret Service Resigns

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 3:30pm 10/1/2014 at 3:30pm

CNBC is reporting that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson has accepted the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson:

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned.

Joseph Clancy, who formerly served as special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division of...

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