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  • 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.

  • VIDEO: Rick Perry's security will knock you 'dead down'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said would-be intruders at the Texas governor's mansion would be knocked 'dead down' by his security detail.

  • VIDEO: Secret Service director tells Congress lapse was inexcusable

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced Congress on Tuesday morning to answer questions following a major security breach at the White House.

  • Secret Service: White House intruder posed threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged to Congress that an Army veteran who jumped the White House fence and made his way into the executive mansion was a threat. Pierson said, "I think Mr. Gonzalez coming into the main floor mansion is a threat." Pierson was...

  • Secret Service director: 'It will never happen again'

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said she "takes full responsibility" for a recent incident in which a White House intruder reached the ceremonial heart of the White House before being detained.

  • Congress demands answers on security

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will be on the hot seat Tuesday morning after lawmakers rejected her request that the hearing be held in a closed, classified forum.

  • Intruder made it deep into White House

    The intruder, Omar Gonzalez, jumped the fence, sprinted through the front door, overpowered one Secret Service officer and ran through much of the main floor before being apprehended.

  • Secret Service erred in 2011 shooting at White House

    A man in a car with a semiautomatic rifle landed seven shots on the White House in 2011, and Secret Service bosses dismissed the entire incident for four days.

  • Obama has 'full confidence' in Secret Service

    President Obama met Thursday night with Secret Service Director Julia Pierson about her initial assessment of why and how the incident occurred.

  • Secret Service interviewed accused intruder twice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law...



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