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  • Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe. President Barack Obama "concluded new...

  • Secret Service didn't follow reporting protocols after Atlanta incident

    Secret Service managers told agents on the ground in Atlanta not to file a written report after discovering that a man with a gun rode in an elevator with President Obama during his visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sept. 16, according to two sources familiar with the case.

  • Not guilty plea for man in White House incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife. A lawyer for defendant Omar J. Gonzalez, David Bos, entered the plea on his client's behalf in a 20-minute proceeding...

  • Secret Service director resigns

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he accepted her resignation and saluted her 30 years of service.

  • Secret Service chief blames media after resignation

    "I think it's in the best interest of the Secret Service and the American public if I step down," Pierson said. "Congress has lost confidence in my ability to run the agency. The media has made it clear that this is what they expected."

  • Dangerous people and deadly force

    What the Secret Service needs is something every law enforcement agency needs: Weapons that can incapacitate threatening suspects without inflicting deadly wounds.

  • Pelosi says Secret Service director should go

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi backs a call for Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, but added the Secret Service's problems run deeper than Pierson.

  • Boehner backs House 'blue ribbon commission' to review Secret Service

    The commission will be assembled by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas.

  • Obama deserves better security than this

    The Secret Service has no margin for error in its mission of protecting the president. Pierson must be replaced and others responsible for these far-reaching problems should also be fired.

  • Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of...

  • Exclusive: Secret Service missed man with gun in elevator with Obama

    The Secret Service allowed a security breach during President Obama's visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16.

  • Four people who could've stopped the White House jumper, guaranteeing we wouldn't even be talking about this right now

    Although the incident involving the White House fence-jumper is a terribly serious topic, it has prompted at least a few people to reminiscence about popular Hollywood movies and fictional heroes tasked with keeping the president safe.

  • Secret Service head grilled over breach

    One after another, lawmakers expressed outrage and disbelief over the Sept. 19 breach, along with another incident involving the Secret Service's botched response to a shooter who fired off seven shots that hit the White House's upper residence in 2011.

  • WATCH: Trey Gowdy takes Secret Service chief to task for White House security failures

    Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on Tuesday peppered Secret Service Director Julia Pierson with tough questions about her agency's reported mishandling of a 2011 gun attack on the White House that went unnoticed by agents for nearly four days.

  • Secret Service agent who stopped White House intruder was off-duty

    By pure coincidence, the agent who tackled intruder Omar Gonzalez serves on the security detail for President Obama's daughters and was leaving for the night through the White House after seeing off the first family, sources told the Washington Post.



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