Secret Service

6:38am

Fri April 27, 2012

3:03am

Fri April 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Loss Of Secret Service Agents Should Not Hinder Agency

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 5:33 am

Secret Service agents awaited the arrival of President Obama in Air Force One at Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Matthew Putney AP

It may have been "inexcusable," as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said this week, but the prostitution scandal that has embroiled the Secret Service in recent weeks should not affect the agency's readiness going forward.

The number of agents involved is relatively small, compared to the size of the agency. And the sunken costs involved in losing trained agents may not be especially noticeable, considering the fact that the presidential detail regularly loses agents due to turnover.

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4:45pm

Thu April 26, 2012
It's All Politics

Gingrich And The Secret Service: Who Calls For Protection To End?

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 9:24 am

Newt Gingrich signs an autograph for supporter Jeff Legg as members of the Secret Service look on at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, Del., on April 18.
Patrick Semansky AP

Newt Gingrich's Secret Service protection is ending Thursday night, NBC news is reporting.

As WNYC's Anna Sale was reporting earlier, a conservative taxpayers group had called on Gingrich to give up his taxpayer-funded protection.

Here's the original post:

Newt Gingrich is ending his presidential campaign, but not until next week. And he still has Secret Service protection despite calls from a conservative taxpayers group to give it up.

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9:09am

Thu April 26, 2012
The Two-Way

New Allegations Surface Of Secret Service Misbehavior In El Salvador

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 11:24 am

5:39am

Wed April 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Report: Secret Service Agents Say Similar Misconduct Was Tolerated

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 9:01 am

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as she testified this morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

A few of the latest developments in the so-called Secret Service scandal, which involves alleged cavorting with prostitutes by agents and U.S. military personnel in Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this month:

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