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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Morale Problems? What Would Your Employees Do?

October 16 Improving performance starts with winning hearts and minds.

The High Cost of Federal Workforce Depression

October 10 The Secret Service's problem isn't morals, it's morale.

Here's What Congress Has Next for the Secret Service

October 9 Both Republicans and Democrats have questions for the elite agency tasked for protecting the president. Specifically, whether it's actually doing that.

The scandal was centered around prostitution in Cartagena, Colombia.

A Cover-Up in the Secret Service Scandal?

October 9 A new report says the White House knew more than it let on about dalliances with prostitutes in Cartagena.

Did Budget Cuts Cause the Secret Service Failures?

October 3 Independent review likely will focus on White House safety and agency culture, not money.

Ebola Scare, Secret Service Enter Campaign Politics

October 3 It's either tactically smart or desperately silly, but a North Carolina Republican is trying to use the week's biggest news items to attack President Obama.

The Secret Service's Problems May Be Older and Harder to Fix Than You Thought

October 2 Readers offer solutions that go beyond Pierson's resignation and undoing the DHS merger.

Do the Secret Service's Security Lapses Go Past the White House?

October 2 The service does more than just protect the president. But little is publicly known about the procedures around others the agency guards.

Pierson testified on the Hill this week.

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

October 1 "I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the nation," said the Homeland Security secretary.

President Obama  stands with U.S. Secret Service agents and looks at the Golden Gate Bridge, prior to boarding Marine One at the Crissy Field landing zone for departure from San Francisco on July 23, 2014.

No Joke, Here's How to Fix the Secret Service

October 1 Obama needs to fire Pierson, and Congress needs to return autonomy to the agency.

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.