The Secret Service Scandal

At the Sxith Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, Secret Service agents allegedly brought prostitutes into their hotel. Eleven agents and more military personnel from all four branches were involved in the scandal involving payment to said prostitutes. Nine employees had resigned or retired. Members of Congress have called for investigations into the incident.
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Friday's White House Intruder Was Far From the First

12:00 PM ET Tourists, "cranks," and other eccentrics have made it unscathed into the executive mansion.

Obama spent art of August vacationing on Martha's Vineyard.

Annals of the Security State, Presidential-Vacations Edition

September 2 Protecting modern presidents is a legitimate and crucial goal. Here is some of what it ends up meaning in practice.

Toddler Gets Timeout for Slipping Through White House Gates

August 8 The breach resulted in a brief security lockdown.

The Vice President was sworn in wearing actual clothes in 2009.

In Defense of Naked Joe Biden

August 4 The political press is tittering over the idea of the vice president skinny-dipping—and missing the real news in a forthcoming book on his Secret Service detail.

Court Says Black Secret Service Agents Can Sue Government as a Group

August 4 The 14-year-old discrimination lawsuit alleges that African-American agents were consistently denied promotions despite their qualifications.

Secret Service director Julia Pierson

Here’s How the Secret Service Is Trying to Clean Up Its Act

April 9 Director Julia Pierson is instituting a number of changes to the agency.

Secret Service Issues Extend Beyond Amsterdam

March 27 There has been another incident of possible misconduct, in Miami.

President Barack Obama, center, and two Secret Service agents are silhouetted as he walks towards Marine One helicopter upon arrival at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport Monday.

The Secret Service Partied Too Much in Amsterdam

March 26 Three agents go on administrative leave after a night of drinking.

The Secret Service's Sexual Misconduct Stretched Across 17 Countries

November 15, 2013 Whistleblowers accuse agents of years of sexual misconduct.

Secret Service agents watch as President Barack Obama leaves on Air Force One.

Two Secret Service Agents Removed from Obama Protection Detail

November 14, 2013 Alleged misconduct comes as DHS is preparing to unveil results of an investigation into the Secret Service's culture.

DEA agents linked to Secret Service prostitution scandal

January 11, 2013 Report finds drug officers stationed in Colombia assisted in setting up encounters.

The party's over at the Secret Service

October 5, 2012 New policies limit alcohol and warn against revealing Facebook comments.

Investigator confirms misconduct by Secret Service personnel in Colombia

September 21, 2012 IG letter cites two additional U.S. officials who may have been involved.

Report: Four Secret Service agents contesting dismissals

May 23, 2012 Agents say they did not break any rules on the Colombia trip.

Senator wants 'open and transparent' White House review of Colombia incident

May 3, 2012 Grassley says officials must be held accountable for scandal.

Report: Colombia prostitute stayed at same hotel as Obama

April 23, 2012 Agent brought the prostitute to the Hilton Hotel in Cartagena just days ahead of president's arrival, law enforcement official says.

Secret Service scandal is here to stay

April 19, 2012 A series of new threads are popping out of this giant yarn ball, and much remains unresolved.

Romney pins GSA scandal on Obama but gives him a pass on Secret Service

April 18, 2012 Candidate says he would 'clean house' if he were president.

Secret Service chief Mark Sullivan

Obama 'has confidence' in Secret Service chief

April 18, 2012 President trusts Mark Sullivan to investigate of Colombia sex scandal, press secretary says.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey

Dempsey: 'We let the boss down' in Colombia

April 16, 2012 Joint Chiefs chairman apologizes for troops' alleged role in sex scandal.