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March 26, 2014
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November 14, 2013
17:17 // 8 months ago
May 30, 2013
A letter was intercepted at the Secret Service’s White House mail-screening facility on Thursday, after the deadly substance ricin was found in an envelope addressed to President Obama. Similar letters were sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns earlier this week, and the FBI is currently investigating possible connections between the letters. (Photo via Chicago Tribune) source

A letter was intercepted at the Secret Service’s White House mail-screening facility on Thursday, after the deadly substance ricin was found in an envelope addressed to President Obama. Similar letters were sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns earlier this week, and the FBI is currently investigating possible connections between the letters. (Photo via Chicago Tribune) source

15:45 // 1 year ago
March 26, 2013
18:11 // 1 year ago
September 3, 2012
Someone stole Joe Biden’s U-Haul, but the Secret Service found it
The truck was loaded with equipment for an event in Detroit. On Sunday, a U-Haul loaded with equipment for Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign event in the city on Monday was stolen from the Westin Hotel, where the veep’s entourage was staying. After scouring, the Secret Service found some of the stuff from the truck in an abandoned home, and the rest in the truck itself, which was recovered near Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. (Officials wouldn’t say what was in the vehicle, only that it wasn’t weapons.) Despite losing his stuff, Biden spoke anyway on Monday — at a downtown rally organized by the  AFL-CIO. (photo by Flickr user roland)

Someone stole Joe Biden’s U-Haul, but the Secret Service found it

The truck was loaded with equipment for an event in Detroit. On Sunday, a U-Haul loaded with equipment for Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign event in the city on Monday was stolen from the Westin Hotel, where the veep’s entourage was staying. After scouring, the Secret Service found some of the stuff from the truck in an abandoned home, and the rest in the truck itself, which was recovered near Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. (Officials wouldn’t say what was in the vehicle, only that it wasn’t weapons.) Despite losing his stuff, Biden spoke anyway on Monday — at a downtown rally organized by the  AFL-CIO. (photo by Flickr user roland)

12:54 // 1 year ago
August 30, 2012
16:12 // 1 year ago
May 22, 2012

Secret Service members challenge dismissals, claim scapegoating

  • then In a major blow to American reputation during the Summit Of The Americas last month, several Secret Service agents were implicated in the hiring of prostitutes at the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, in advance of President Obama’s arrival.
  • now Four of the members dismissed from their jobs are fighting back, claiming they’ve been made scapegoats over behavior that was more accepted than some realize. Secret Service director Mark Sullivan is slated to testify before the Senate on Wednesday. source

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21:26 // 2 years ago
April 22, 2012
He’s the most important man in the world this week.
A Colombian cab driver • Joking about the current situation with fellow cab driver Jose Pena, a 42-year-old man who lives with his mother who has become a central point of the Secret Service prostitution scandal – simply by driving the alleged prostitute who sparked the scandal home. Pena has become an intense focus of local media outlets, with some alleging that the cab driver is charging huge prices for interviews in the process of breaking an unspoken code between cab drivers and sex workers. The result? Pena has helped make the case an even bigger media frenzy, if that’s somehow possible.
12:16 // 2 years ago
April 21, 2012
Chuck Grassley wants more info on prostitution scandal
Sen. Grassley, on the case: The Iowa Republican Senator has sent letters both to Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan, and acting Inspector General Charles Edwards, asking if the White House advance team was in any way connected to last week’s prostitution scandal in Colombia, citing a “close working relationship” with the Secret Service. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source
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Sen. Grassley, on the case: The Iowa Republican Senator has sent letters both to Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan, and acting Inspector General Charles Edwards, asking if the White House advance team was in any way connected to last week’s prostitution scandal in Colombia, citing a “close working relationship” with the Secret Service. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source

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15:37 // 2 years ago