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DEA chief: Can't 'pre-judge' probe of alleged agent involvement with prostitutesupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 16:30:00

Several members of Congress pressed the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday to explain why stronger action has not been taken against three agents under investigation for alleged involvement with prostitutes in Colombia.

Inspector General hotline reports include allegations of Secret Service misconductupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 20:51:00

New documents made public this week about possible Secret Service misconduct include allegations of sexual abuse, domestic violence, drunken behavior and guns being accidentally discharged.

Agents did 'some really dumb things'updated: Thu May 24 2012 09:02:00

Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan testifies before a Senate committee investigating the Colombian sex scandal.

Secret Service scandal: systemic problem or abberation?updated: Thu May 24 2012 09:02:00

Time after time Wednesday, Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan insisted last month's prostitution scandal in Colombia was an aberration -- just poor choices by a dozen agents under the influence of alcohol.

Investigations focus on federal agents' activities and relationships in Colombiaupdated: Tue May 22 2012 20:52:00

One of the three Drug Enforcement Administration agents under investigation for allegedly soliciting sex in Cartagena, Colombia, had a long-term relationship with a prostitute, potentially exposing himself to blackmail by drug cartels or other criminals, according to two government sources familiar with the investigation.

Front Lines: DEA Prostitution Probeupdated: Tue May 22 2012 20:52:00

Erin Burnett starts tonight's Front Lines with an investigation in to 3 DEA agents for hiring prostitutes in Colombia.

Prostitution easily found in Cartagenaupdated: Mon May 21 2012 22:06:00

Drew Griffin reports from Colombia on the Secret Service scandal and the culture of sex in Cartagena, Colombia.

Source: DEA agents under investigation for allegedly hiring Colombian prostitutesupdated: Mon May 21 2012 22:06:00

Three Drug Enforcement Administration agents are under investigation for allegedly hiring prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, a congressional source confirms to CNN.

Public hearing scheduled on Secret Service prostitution scandalupdated: Sun May 13 2012 13:17:00

The Senate Homeland Security Committee has scheduled a public hearing on the prostitution scandal involving U.S. military and Secret Service agents in Colombia.

Escort in Secret Service scandal says her life is 'ruined by this'updated: Mon May 07 2012 11:16:00

The woman at the center of the U.S. Secret Service prostitution scandal embraced her notoriety and spilled colorful details Friday about alcohol flowing like water and Secret Service agents dancing on a bar.

Secret Service escort tells her taleupdated: Mon May 07 2012 11:16:00

An escort in the Secret Service scandal tells her side of events that happened in Cartagena.

Culture problem in Secret Service?updated: Wed May 02 2012 17:55:00

Author Ronald Kessler says a cultural tone within the Secret Service could passively condone bad behavior.

House chairmen praise Secret Service response to prostitution scandalupdated: Wed May 02 2012 17:55:00

Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan has cooperated properly with congressional investigators looking into the prostitution scandal in Colombia last month before President Barack Obama's visit, influential House members said Wednesday.

New investigation launched into prostitution scandalupdated: Tue May 01 2012 16:51:00

The acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security is investigating the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia, in addition to four congressional committees as well as internal reviews by the agency, the military and the White House.

One answer to Secret Service scandal? Hire more womenupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 09:51:00

Is the Colombia prostitution scandal rocking the Secret Service an isolated incident? Or is it evidence of a debauched organizational culture that permeates the entire agency when its agents are out of the country and don't think anyone is watching?

The Secret Service agent from room 707updated: Mon Apr 30 2012 09:51:00

CNN's Drew Griffin, on location in Colombia, has tracked down the agent who allegedly tried to haggle with his escort.

Secret Service changes its rules after scandalupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 22:32:00

The Secret Service agent at the center of the Colombia prostitution scandal has been identified as Arthur Huntington, sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Friday.

Fresh report, 'rumors flying' of past Secret Service misconductupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 05:28:00

The Secret Service continued to be rocked Thursday by allegations of its agents' transgressions, though one U.S. government official cautioned against assuming there are systemic problems or that they are not properly investigated.

Agents spend wild night at strip club?updated: Fri Apr 27 2012 05:28:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to a KIRO reporter about a new report of Secret Service misconduct in El Salvador.

The not so Secret Serviceupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 15:00:00

In the past two weeks, the U.S. Secret Service has had a number of agents either resign or get fired in disgrace for their actions in Colombia. The uniformed service members supporting the agents are being investigated under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, and the media frenzy remains insatiable.

Cummings: Secret Service sex scandal sadupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 15:00:00

Rep. Elijah Cummings discusses the investigation of the Secret Service prostitute scandal with CNN's Candy Crowley.

Senators criticize military briefing on Colombia scandalupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 19:20:00

Two veteran senators complained Wednesday that military officials might have been slow to react to an alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia and have not been forthcoming with Congress in reporting what happened.

Two more Secret Service agents resign over Colombia scandalupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 05:41:00

Two more Secret Service members have resigned over a Colombia prostitution scandal, the agency said Tuesday, while another member is being forced out and two more were cleared of serious misconduct.

Handling of the Secret Service scandalupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 05:34:00

CNN's Candy Crowley reports on how the Secret Service is handling the fallout of its biggest scandal ever.

12th military member under investigation in scandalupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 05:34:00

A member of the U.S. military assigned to the White House Communications Agency is under investigation in connection with alleged misconduct in Colombia, bringing to 12 the total number of military personnel being reviewed, officials said Monday.

Are men stupid?updated: Mon Apr 23 2012 17:40:00

Are men stupid? How else can we explain the endless parade of otherwise successful individuals, who by all appearances seem intelligent and competent, and yet risk destroying their careers and their personal lives over the chance to have a sexual escapade?

Secret Service director survives scandal, so farupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 07:34:00

There is nothing good to say about a scandal involving 12 Secret Service agents in a foreign country in advance of a presidential trip with 20 prostitutes and too much liquor.

Carney: Politicizing scandal preposterousupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 05:38:00

Jay Carney comments on remarks made by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and Sarah Palin about the Secret Service scandal.

GOP senator asks if White House is linked to Secret Service scandalupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 05:38:00

The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the U.S. Secret Service about the potential involvement of White House staff in the prostitution scandal in Colombia.

Senate broadening Secret Service probe after prostitution scandalupdated: Sun Apr 22 2012 14:40:00

A Senate committee will expand its probe into the U.S. Secret Service this week following a scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia in advance of a recent trip by the president.

3 more Secret Service employees resign in wake of prostitution scandalupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 20:16:00

Three more Secret Service employees have "chosen to resign" in the wake of a prostitution scandal that emerged last week, the agency said in a news release Friday.

Two agents in Colombia scandal namedupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 20:16:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on two Secret Service agents who resigned because of the Colombia prostitution scandal.

Secret Service agents' risky behaviorupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 11:01:00

Fran Townsend and Bob Baer detail the security risks that make the Secret Service scandal a serious transgression.

Secret Service still the best and the brightestupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 11:01:00

So a bunch of guys away from home, who should know better, take off their wedding rings, mix testosterone with alcohol and hookers --- an appalling combination --- argue over the price of a lady's company and, all of a sudden, the entire culture of the U.S. Secret Service is thrown into question.

On the line for Secret Service chief: Agency's reputation, his jobupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 05:32:00

"Worthy of trust and confidence" is the motto of the almost 150-year-old U.S. Secret Service, and Director Mark Sullivan now faces the dual task of proving it true and keeping his job.

2 Secret Service supervisors ousted in prostitute scandal identifiedupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 22:56:00

Two Secret Service supervisors who have lost their jobs in a prostitute scandal during a recent trip to Colombia are David Chaney and Greg Stokes, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN National Security Contributor Fran Townsend on Thursday.

Secret Service scandal raises question of macho culture, women agentsupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 08:19:00

The scandal over allegations that Secret Service agents brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Colombia ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama keeps growing. And with it come awkward questions about whether a strong macho element in the culture of the U.S. Secret Service could pose a threat to security, and how women agents fit into the picture.

Lawmaker: Scandal harms Secret Serviceupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 08:19:00

Influential Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, says what happened in Colombia cannot be tolerated.

Secret Service pushing out 3 members amid Colombia scandalupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 22:37:00

Three U.S. Secret Service members will leave the agency because of an alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia, the agency said Wednesday.

Ex-agent: Colombia scandal 'disgraceful'updated: Wed Apr 18 2012 22:37:00

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino says the sex scandal has embarrassed the agency and agents' family members.

House Republican calls for Secret Service director resignation updated: Wed Apr 18 2012 18:16:00

Virginia GOP Rep. Randy Forbes on Wednesday became the first member of Congress to call for U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan to step down due to a prostitution scandal involving eleven agents that has raised questions about security at the agency.

White House defends Secret Service amid prostitution investigationupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 21:35:00

The White House defended the Secret Service and its director Tuesday amid an embarrassing investigation into whether several agents brought prostitutes back to their hotel in Colombia ahead of a presidential visit.

Secret service agents relieved of dutyupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 11:28:00

Secret Service agents were sent home following a prostitution scandal in Colombia.

Secret Service agents relieved in Colombia amid prostitution allegationsupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 11:28:00

A group of Secret Service agents and officers sent to Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama were relieved of duty and returned home amid allegations of misconduct that involved prostitution, according to two U.S. government sources familiar with the investigation.

Secret Service clearances yanked in Colombia probeupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 10:20:00

The Secret Service has yanked the security clearances of 11 members accused of bringing prostitutes to a hotel in Colombia ahead of last week's pan-American summit, government officials with knowledge of the investigation said Monday.

Allegations shine spotlight on Secret Serviceupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 22:43:00

In Hollywood movies, they're often portrayed as danger-dodging men with dark glasses, smoothly working behind the scenes to protect the president at any cost.

Dark side of secret service scandalupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 22:43:00

CNN's Dan Lothian takes us behind the scenes of the Secret Service prostitution scandal.

Secret Service misconductupdated: Sun Apr 15 2012 20:31:00

Eleven Secret Service members are relieved of duty amid allegations of misconduct in Colombia involving prostitution.

Obama calls for 'rigorous' probe into Secret Service prostitution allegationsupdated: Sun Apr 15 2012 20:31:00

President Barack Obama called Sunday for a "thorough" and "rigorous" investigation into allegations involving prostitutes and Secret Service agents in Colombia.

Blasts, Secret Service incident overshadow start of Colombia summitupdated: Sat Apr 14 2012 02:46:00

President Barack Obama is putting an international spin on his domestic economic agenda with planned trade talks at a weekend summit in Colombia, that is bringing together most of the hemisphere's leaders.

Man arrested for alleged threats to former President Bush, Mitt Romney updated: Wed Mar 21 2012 20:09:00

A man was arrested by the Secret Service in New Orleans on Wednesday for allegedly making threats against former President George W. Bush and presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Man arrested in White House shooting probeupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 07:06:00

An Idaho man wanted in connection with a White House shooting incident was arrested Wednesday in western Pennsylvania, police and the U.S. Secret Service announced.

Secret Service officer's gun discharges near Russian consulateupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 11:27:00

A uniformed officer of the U.S. Secret Service accidentally discharged his firearm early Wednesday while sitting in a patrol car near the Russian consulate in Washington, an agency spokesman said.

FBI, Secret Service duke it out on the iceupdated: Sun Mar 06 2011 11:45:00

It might be one of the most intense rivalries in sports.

Political Circus: Does Obama wear a seatbelt?updated: Thu Jan 06 2011 14:38:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.

Person held near Dallas home of former President George W. Bushupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 23:41:00

Authorities detained a person near the home of former President George W. Bush on Wednesday night after an incident in his Dallas-area neighborhood, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said.

Secret Service paid hacker $75k a year, friend saysupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 08:19:00

Convicted TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez earned $75,000 a year working undercover for the U.S. Secret Service, informing on bank card thieves before he was arrested in 2008 for running his own multimillion-dollar card-hacking operation.

Third White House state dinner crasher identifiedupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 05:38:00

A Washington attorney late Tuesday identified his client as the third "party crasher" at a White House state dinner held in November.

Secret Service reports third White House party crasherupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 09:58:00

The Salahis weren't the only unauthorized guests at President Obama's first White House state dinner.

Secret Service report details 91 breachesupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 08:43:00

The media spotlight has focused on the brash couple who recently managed to attend a White House state dinner, but a U.S. Secret Service training document details 91 breaches of security between 1980 and 2003.

Congress questions Secret Serviceupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 17:16:00

The Secret Service director testifies before a committee investigating last week's White House party-crashing incident.

Lawmakers want answers on 'party-crashing' dramaupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 18:34:00

White House social secretary Desiree Rogers will not be testifying at Thursday's congressional hearing about the recent White House security breach, Robert Gibbs said Wednesday.

Dinner crasher: 'We were invited'updated: Tue Dec 01 2009 17:58:00

The latest news on the White House party crashers from Showbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer.

Couple didn't crash White House dinner, husband saysupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 17:58:00

Tareq Salahi said Tuesday he and his wife "did not party-crash" a White House state dinner last week.

Crashers met the Presidentupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 08:48:00

Erica Hill and panelists discuss the latest on the White House "party crashers."

Prosecute the White House gate-crashersupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 08:48:00

The gate crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi want to be famous as stars of reality television. I am all for that. Give them a reality television series and call it "Trial and Jailtime" in the D.C. criminal justice system. This despicable, desperate, duplicitous couple disgraced the Secret Service and embarrassed the president in his home. Secret Service Looking Into White House Gatecrashersupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 23:07:00

A Virginia couple conned their way into the Obamas' first state dinner

Feds: Couple crashed Obama's state dinnerupdated: Thu Nov 26 2009 12:52:00

Two people without invitations crashed President Obama's first White House state dinner, the U.S. Secret Service said Wednesday. Former First Daughter's Secret Service Van Towedupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 17:39:00

Jenna Hager's security detail racks up too many parking tickets

Authorities mount record security effort to ensure inaugural safetyupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 19:43:00

From land, water and air, tens of thousands of police officers, federal agents and National Guardsmen are being deployed in an unprecedented effort to make sure the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama is safe.

Secret Service countersnipers hunt for real snipersupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 18:38:00

Look up at any presidential event and you're likely to see them: men dressed in black, armed to the teeth, looking back.

President-elect's train trip poses miles of security issuesupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 16:43:00

President-elect Barack Obama's January 17 train trip from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Washington is intended to make the inauguration the most open and accessible in history.

Driving Mr. Presidentupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 13:15:00

Joe Funk, a retired Secret Service agent, recounts his time driving President Clinton.

Convention host cities become high-tech fortressesupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 09:28:00

With $100 million in federal taxpayer funds, the U.S. Secret Service has transformed the two cities playing host to the national political conventions into high-tech fortresses.

Denver prepares temporary jailupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 09:28:00

The Denver Sheriff's Department has set up a temporary jail for the Democratic convention. KUSA's Kyle Clark reports.

Secret Service probes alleged noose incidentupdated: Fri May 02 2008 16:15:00

The Secret Service is investigating whether the racially charged symbol of a noose was displayed in its Maryland training facility.

Secret Service noose incidentupdated: Fri May 02 2008 16:15:00

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and a Secret Service agent react to an incident possibly involving a noose.

McCain says he'll take Secret Service protectionupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 19:11:00

Sen. John McCain has made it very clear he doesn't want Secret Service protection, but Friday bowed to reality and said he will take it.

Judge: White House visitor logs are public documentsupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 17:47:00

The White House must release its visitor logs and cannot hide behind a shield of privilege, a federal judge ruled Monday. The Bush administration has resisted public disclosure while it fights a lawsuit over alleged political influence by conservative Christian leaders.

Presidential campaign puts strain on Secret Serviceupdated: Sat Jun 23 2007 07:22:00

Don Coyer is trained to take a bullet and quick to make a joke.

Elections already putting strain on Secret Serviceupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 16:21:00

The SUV pulls up to the building entrance and is immediately surrounded by U.S. Secret Service agents. It is an arrival without incident. The presidential candidate is escorted inside for the next event and heads down a hallway in what could be any hotel in any town in America.

Obama placed under Secret Service protectionupdated: Thu May 03 2007 15:46:00

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, a U.S. senator from Illinois, has been placed under the protection of the Secret Service, the agency said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Counterfeit bills reportedly on the riseupdated: Tue Feb 27 2007 07:06:00

The amount of counterfeiting is on the rise, according to a published report, helped by the use of digital scanners and printers.

Man arrested trying to jump White House fenceupdated: Sun Jun 04 2006 14:04:00

The Secret Service arrested a man who was trying to jump the White House fence carrying a suspicious package on Sunday.

CNNMoney: New $10 bill rolls out Thursdayupdated: Thu Mar 02 2006 06:21:00

The new $10 bill starts to circulate Thursday, as the third more colorful bill designed to thwart counterfeiters is rolled out.

CNNMoney: U.S. introduces colorful new $10updated: Wed Sep 28 2005 09:22:00

A redesigned $10 bill with new background colors meant to thwart counterfeiters was unveiled Wednesday at a ceremony on Ellis Island in New York Harbor.

CNNMoney: Colorful $10 bill comingupdated: Mon Sep 26 2005 12:49:00

A new $10 bill featuring color, new art and enhanced security will be unveiled Wednesday, and the government hopes it will take hold quickly as other new designs.

The 'suspicious package' that wasn'tupdated: Sun Aug 14 2005 19:30:00

A training device mistakenly left by a Secret Service contractor at a Washington hotel was the "suspicious package" that prompted a building evacuation Sunday afternoon, law enforcement sources said.

Colombian official: Rebels planned to kill Bushupdated: Sat Nov 27 2004 12:08:00

U.S. President George W. Bush was targeted for assassination by Marxist rebels this week when he visited the city of Cartagena, a Colombian official said Saturday.

Bush aids Secret Service agentupdated: Sun Nov 21 2004 06:06:00

It was a rare moment of role reversal -- U.S. President George W. Bush coming to the aid of a man paid to protect him.

Man sets self afire outside White House updated: Mon Nov 15 2004 20:41:00

A man set himself on fire about 2 p.m. Monday on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House.

Secret Service to oversee inauguration securityupdated: Mon Nov 08 2004 15:44:00

The presidential inauguration on January 20 has been designated a National Special Security Event by the Department of Homeland Security, government officials said Monday.

The politics of debates -- no props, charts or risersupdated: Tue Sep 21 2004 01:09:00

Here are highlights of some of the rules laid out in the 32-page agreement on the three presidential debates ahead of the November election.

Internet posts of delegates' info leads to probeupdated: Mon Aug 30 2004 21:00:00

The Secret Service is investigating an Internet posting of some Republican delegates' phone numbers, e-mail addresses and the hotels where they would stay during the party's national convention, federal law enforcement officials said Monday.

Security high for Reagan funeralupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 15:12:00

Several federal and local security agencies are preparing for the events surrounding the state funeral of former President Ronald Reagan in Washington this week.

Kerry gets Secret Service protectionupdated: Fri Feb 20 2004 07:20:00

Underscoring the tighter Democratic race for the White House, the Secret Service began providing protection Friday to presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry, and Sen. John Edwards also has applied for the protection, a spokesman for the Secret Service said.

Fortune: [Big If]updated: Mon Jun 10 2002 00:01:00

The big question in Mark Costello's novel Big If (Norton) is which of two siblings, a videogame programmer and a Secret Service agent, raised by a father who scratches out the "God" on dollar bills...

Money Magazine: A Classic Scam Takes To The Internetupdated: Sun Jul 01 2001 00:01:00

The so-called Nigerian 4-1-9 scam deserves a place in the record books. Despite the sheer audacity of the pitch--Make money by helping launder ours!--the scheme has been separating the greedy and g...

Money Magazine: Tracking The Moneyupdated: Sat Jul 01 2000 00:01:00

Have you ever wondered where your money had been before it landed in your wallet? Boston computer consultant Hank Eskin did, so he started a website that tracks bills by their serial numbers: www.w...

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