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Op-Ed: Safety of First Family a national embarrassment

Regardless of your politics, the safety of our nation's president and the First Family should be, without question, the paramount duty of our Secret Service. Since 2009, the agency has been hit with a continuing escalation of breeches and mishaps.

White House intruder decorated war veteran 'crying out for help'

Washington D.c. - The Texas man arrested for scaling the fence surrounding the White House Friday evening has been identified as a decorated Iraqi War veteran.

Op-Ed: The Secret Service needs to get its A-game back

Washington D.c. - An intruder actually makes it inside the White House. After a tough past year that has included sex scandals and public drunkenness, the vaunted U.S. Secret Service faces yet another PR black eye. It's time for the USSS to get its A-game back.

White House evacuated as intruder storms towards West Wing

Washington D.c. - Staff members and members of the media have been evacuated from the White House following an intruder scaling the fence and rushing towards the building.

Op-Ed: Secret service seeks social sarcasm software

Sydney - It can only be a breakthrough in communications between spookdom and that untidy thing irresponsibly referred to as the public. The United States Secret Service is looking for software to identify sarcasm on social media, where it’s some sort of threat.

James Bond is dead, or should be

Since 1962, James Bond has graced the silver screen in 23 action packed films. Movies about Agent 007, the British Secret Agent portray the Bond character as invincible.

Spying scandal breaks Luxembourg government

A report on alleged abuse of power of Luxembourg's secret service has led to the call of new elections for one of Europe's most politically stable countries.

Video: White House responds to alien 'Shapeshifter' guard theory

The White House has responded tongue-in-cheek to a widely circulated theory that President Obama has been assigned alien "shape-shifting" reptilian Secret Service guards from outer space.

Thailand: Giant lizards startled US Secret Service officials

Bangkok - US Secret Service agents got a little scare when they saw giant water lizards wandering unhindered on the grounds of the Government House in Thailand while conducting a security inspection on Thursday ahead of President Obama's arrival in the country.

California woman loses job over racist anti-Obama Facebook post

Turlock - A California woman has been fired from her job and has attracted the attention of the Secret Service after posting a racist Facebook status wishing for President Barack Obama's assassination.

Secret Service Agent Rafael Prieto commits suicide

Rafael Prieto, a United States Secret Service agent, was found dead in his car possibly due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Currently, his death is being investigated.

Secret Service: Open up, I mean 'Trick or Treat'

A California homeowner, for what he thought was a harmless effigy being hung in his front yard, received an early "trick or treat" visit from the Secret Service.

Secret German papers claim Castro recruited former Nazis

Documents recently declassified by the German government show former Cuban leader Fidel Castro hired former Nazis to counter any contemplated US invasion of Cuba.

Op-Ed: Obama’s secret plan for running the country:

Now more than ever the country is in need of its Commander in Chief. However, the current philosophy of the White House administration proves to be self-serving to the president with little regard to the welfare of the country.

DNC delegate wants to kill Romney

A Puerto Rican emigre, now living in New York, and who is a delegate from New York has been shown on video stating she would like to "kill Romney'

Car driven by Secret Service agent hits and kills NYC woman

Brooklyn - Yesterday an undercover Secret Service agent was involved in an accident that hit a New York woman. The mother of five has died from the injuries sustained from being hit by the car.

John Hopkins University to teach ethics to Secret Service agents

In the wake of the Colombian prostitution scandal and with growing evidence that it was not an isolated incident, experts from John Hopkins University in Baltimore will teach a two-day ethics course to Secret Service agents.

Prostitutes in Secret Service sex scandal may have been underage

Prostitutes in the sex scandal involving U.S. Secret Service agents may have been underage. A Colombian government official said the Colombian attorney general's office has launched an investigation to determine the truth.

Op-Ed: Secret Service scandal is an indictment on American culture

Oscar Wilde once said "Moderation is a fatal thing nothing succeeds like excess." It seems as if this is the mantra of today's culture.

Video: Secret Service investigate Nugent's anti-Obama invectives

The Secret Service is investigating after Ted Nugent said at a NRA meeting that he would be "dead or in jail" if Obama is re-elected. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary, said: "We are aware of the incident and we are conducting appropriate follow-up."

General Dempsey: We let Obama down in Secret Service scandal

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman says he is embarrassed by what occurred in Colombia as allegations surface that U.S. military personnel are also involved in the Secret Service scandal

Details of U.S. Secret Service sex scandal in Colombia emerge

Cartagena - Details have emerged about the case involving Secret Service agents sent home from Colombia following allegations that they were involved with prostitutes in Cartagena where Obama is attending the Sixth Summit of the Americas.

12 Obama Secret Service guards in Colombia relieved of duty

Cartagena - A dozen Secret Service agents providing security for President Obama at the summit in Colombia have been sent home following allegations of misconduct. According to sources, the allegations involved at least one of the agents consorting with prostitutes.

White House security reunites mother duck with ducklings

Washington - A visit to the White House by a mother duck and her ducklings became a world news event when uniformed Secret Service agents had to step in to assist the family as they tried to bypass security gates on their way across the front lawn.

Herman Cain receives U.S. Secret Service protection

Washington - GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has received Secret Service protection. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirmed on Thursday that Security and Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano and congressional leaders approved his request.

Idaho man charged with Obama assassination attempt

Washington - A 21-year-old man from Idaho Falls appeared in federal court on Thursday, charged with attempting to assassinate Barack Obama or his staff in a shooting incident near the White House last Friday. The accused believed Obama was the Devil.

U.S. Secret Service say bullet smashed White House window

Washington - The U.S. Secret Service and the FBI are investigating an incident of shooting in which a bullet hit a White House window and smashed it. The bullet, according to Secret Service sources, was stopped by a second layer of "ballistic glass."

White House intruder arrested after jumping fence

Washington - A man was arrested Tuesday evening after he scaled the White House fence on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the grounds and managed to get onto the lawn where he was immediately spotted by news crews and captured by Secret Service agents.

Nancy Reagan's Secret Service agent shoots self in hip

Camarillo - A Secret Service agent assigned to protect the wife of former President Ronald Reagan accidentally shot himself in the hip Friday during a firearms training session at a shooting range owned by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

Memphis kid now distinguished U.S. Secret Service Deputy Director

Washington, DC - Keith Prewitt solved crime on the streets of Memphis, protected presidents, oversaw threat assessments, rose in the ranks of the US Secret Service to his current position as Deputy Director, and is the “Federal Player of the Week".
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How safe is the President? President Obama talks with White House Traveling Aide Bobby Schmuck as th...
How safe is the President? President Obama talks with White House Traveling Aide Bobby Schmuck as they walk to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center landing zone for departure from Bethesda, Md., July 29, 2014.
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A Secret Service agent helps to evacuate the White House
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Secret Service U-Haul truck stolen in Detroit
Secret Service U-Haul truck stolen in Detroit
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File photo: Secret Service agents stand guard protecting a VIP
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File photo: The Secret Service is investigating after Ted Nugent said at a NRA meeting that he would be "dead or in jail" if Obama is re-elected
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Secret service agents at work protecting the president of U.S.
Secret service agents at work protecting the president of U.S.
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