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Three Secret Service agents leave amid scandal

April 18, 2012 Three Secret Service agents are leaving the agency amid the scandal that unfolded in Colombia over the weekend, news media reported on Wednesday. One agent was allowed to retire, one was "removed for cause," and the other resigned, CBS News reported. The other eight agents remain on administrative leave. Meanwhile...

Woman involved in Secret Service misconduct interviewed

April 18, 2012 A woman engaged with the Secret Service agents accused of misconduct in Columbia said the agents were "very discreet" and didn't tell her why they were there, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. In an interview with The Times, the woman who quarreled with a Secret Service agent who...

Obama 'has confidence' in Secret Service chief

April 18, 2012 President Obama remains confident in the director of the Secret Service, who is investigating the alleged misconduct of 11 Secret Service members and 10 U.S. military service members during their stay in Colombia, the White House said on Tuesday. Speaking to a group of reporters, White House press secretary Jay...

Dempsey: 'We let the boss down' in Colombia

April 16, 2012 The nation's top military officer apologized on Monday for American troops' alleged role in a widening sex scandal in Colombia, acknowledging that the flap had "distracted" from President Obama's visit to the key Latin American ally. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters that...

Leaving Afghanistan early would 'set the stage for another 9/11,' ambassador says

April 16, 2012 U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker said that Sunday's attacks on Western embassies in Afghanistan are evidence that the U.S. should continue its mission there and not withdraw early, despite growing public aversion to the war. "Attacks like this demonstrate why we need to be here," he said on CNN's...

Senate appropriations chief pledges GSA conference investigation

April 9, 2012 Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin pledged Sunday to hold a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee to investigate excessive expenditures by the General Services Administration. "I'm glad that the GSA administrator left. It's one of the agencies I have responsibility for under the Appropriations Committee. We are going to have...

Lawmaker urges both parties to end hyped up war rhetoric

April 9, 2012 Is the Republican "war on women," as Democrats call it, equivalent to what the GOP calls the Obama administration's "war on religion?" Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, says yes -- and he won't defend either. "We have got to quit exaggerating our political differences," Cleaver...

Battling out the GOP spending plan

April 4, 2012 Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, on Tuesday defended the GOP budget proposal drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., calling a balanced budget “a moral imperative” that Democrats have not yet met. “The Democrats always call for a balanced approach. The problem I have with it is they've never put forward a...

Three soldiers killed by Afghan forces

March 27, 2012 Three soldiers serving in Afghanistan, one American and two British, were shot and killed on Monday in separate incidents, according to the AP. The two British troops were killed by an Afghan soldier in front of a civilian-military base in southern Afghanistan, according to NATO officials. The American soldier was...

Afghan ambassador: 'We are an ally in war against terror'

March 19, 2012 Despite tensions between the U.S. and Afghanistan following the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians, allegedly by a U.S. soldier, the Afghan ambassador to the U.S., Eklil Hakimi, emphasized on Sunday the necessity for long-term cooperation between the two nations. "We are an ally in war against terror, and we are...

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