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Secret Service Now Protecting Ivanka Trump

Not clear if any of Trump's other kids are getting protection

(Newser) - As of Monday morning, you can add Ivanka Trump to the list of people getting protection from the Secret Service this election cycle. The service confirmed Trump's eldest daughter will be getting protection, USA Today reports. Trump himself, as well as wife Melania, already have a protective Secret Service... More »

Trump's Former Butler Seems to Really Want President Obama Dead

And now the Secret Service is investigating

(Newser) - The Secret Service is investigating Donald Trump's longtime butler, Anthony Senecal, over multiple posts on his Facebook page advocating the murder of President Obama, the Washington Post reports. Mother Jones , which first reported on Senecal's Facebook activity, quotes a post from Wednesday in which Senecal says Obama "... More »

Secret Service: We're Making WH Fence 'Taller, Stronger'

Donald Trump one of the first to weigh in on plans to raise fence by 5 feet

(Newser) - If you build it, they won't come. That's what the Secret Service is hoping its new plan to raise the White House fence by 5 feet will mean, the latest effort, after a lot of red tape , to stop people from trying to jump it, NBC Washington reports.... More »

Sorry, but There Will Be No Guns Allowed at RNC

Secret Service weighs in on petition

(Newser) - Bad news for petitioners who wanted guns allowed at the Republican National Convention : The Secret Service says it's not gonna happen. More than 45,000 people have signed the petition , which states that "by forcing attendees to leave their firearms at home, the RNC and Quicken Loans Arena... More »

Secret Service Agents Rush to Protect Trump at Rally

Apparently someone tried to breach the event's security barrier

(Newser) - A group of US Secret Service agents briefly formed a protective ring around Donald Trump at a rally Saturday in Ohio, the AP reports. The agents quickly left the stage and allowed Trump to continue his speech. A spokesperson for the Trump campaign says a man tried to breach the... More »

Man Writes Obituary for Clinton, Gets Secret Service's Attention

It gave Saturday as her date of death

(Newser) - One gung-ho Bernie Sanders supporter got himself a call from the Secret Service on Friday after submitting an obituary for Hillary Clinton to the Las Vegas Review-Journal . According to the Review-Journal, a man named Don Schubert—who had previously called the newsroom to complain about the coin flips in the... More »

One Dead After Car Smashes Into Secret Service Vehicle

4 on-duty agents involved in NH crash that killed 45-year-old driver of other car

(Newser) - A car carrying four on-duty Secret Service agents was involved in a head-on collision in New Hampshire that killed the driver of the other car, police said Wednesday. The accident happened about 7pm Tuesday in Wakefield, near the Maine state line. The agents were in a Ford Taurus heading south... More »

Prez 'in Jeopardy': Guy Impersonated Congressman, Met Obama

Report outlines more gaffes for Secret Service 'in crisis'

(Newser) - Days after a man with a knife made it inside the White House , a guy impersonating a member of Congress managed to get backstage at an awards dinner where he chatted up President Obama. That's just one of a half-dozen previously undisclosed Secret Service gaffes since 2013 laid out... More »

White House Fence Jumper 'Wanted to Die'

Conn. man slammed US government in Facebook post

(Newser) - The man who jumped the White House fence while the Obama family was celebrating Thanksgiving may have been planning suicide by Secret Service. Joseph Caputo, 23, of Stamford, Conn., left a suicide note that said he wanted to die on Thursday, and also left an audio message with his mother... More »

Child Sex Sting Snares Secret Service Officer

He sexted 'teen girl' from inside White House

(Newser) - The latest Secret Service sex scandal is the creepiest one yet: Investigators say officer Lee Robert Moore was on duty at the White House when he sent raunchy messages—including pictures of his erect penis—to an undercover police officer in Delaware he thought was a 14-year-old girl. The 37-year-old,... More »

Trump and Carson Get Secret Service Protection

Bernie Sanders to continue challenging all would-be assailants to dance-offs

(Newser) - In a move that will make things all the more interesting when the two inevitably come to blows during a televised debate, Donald Trump and Ben Carson are getting Secret Service protection, ABC News reports. The GOP presidential candidates were approved for protection Thursday by the secretary of Homeland Security... More »

Trump: Where's My Secret Service Posse?

'They're in no rush because I'm a Republican,' he says

(Newser) - Yes, it's still 2015 and Donald Trump is a presidential candidate and not a president, but he thinks he deserves Secret Service protection, and it hasn't escaped his notice that Barack Obama already had it by this point in the 2008 election cycle. He tells the Hill that... More »

Agent Who Saved Reagan Dies

Jerry Parr foiled 1981 assassination attempt on the president

(Newser) - The man widely credited for saving Ronald Reagan's life from an assassination attempt passed away from congestive heart failure Friday at the age of 85, the New York Times reports. According to the Washington Post , Jerry Parr met and protected dozens of US and foreign dignitaries and heads of... More »

Secret Service Plotted to Embarrass Congressman

Watchdog says private information on Chaffetz was leaked

(Newser) - Secret Service agents played dirty when a congressman criticized the agency, according to a government watchdog report. During Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz's investigation of the service, top agents dug into his files and decided to leak information about the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman, including the... More »

Candidates Suggest Own Secret Service Names

Any guesses on who 'Humble' is?

(Newser) - CNN tossed up a softball to the Republican candidates late, asking them what they'd like their Secret Service names to be. The answers, via Time :
  • Donald Trump: Humble
  • Rand Paul: Justice Never Sleeps
  • Jeb Bush: Everready (Addressing Trump, he explained that it's "high energy.")
  • Ben
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Feds: Secret Service Agents Probably Drunk at Crash

Marc Connolly announced he's retiring ahead of report

(Newser) - Two Secret Service agents in an SUV that hit a police barrier during a White House bomb investigation in March were "more likely than not" impaired by alcohol, a government report finds. In the report released yesterday, Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth notes Marc Connolly and George Ogilvie... More »

Secret Service Busts Latest White House Fence-Jumper

Intruder hopped fence on southern perimeter, charges pending

(Newser) - Yet again , someone has climbed the White House fence , the Washington Post reports. The Secret Service says it arrested the intruder right away on the south side of the grounds at around 10:25 last night. A package the person was carrying was not dangerous, the Secret Service adds.... More »

White House Plans to Add Spikes to Fence

CBS says 'anti-climb' measure expected to be approved

(Newser) - The White House is expected to look a smidge less welcoming in the near future— CBS News reports that the Secret Service plans to put spikes atop its fence. The "pencil point" protrusions would theoretically deter fence-climbers—like so and so —and the idea is expected to be... More »

Pilot Who Landed at US Capitol Made No Secret of Plans

Doug Hughes said cops probably wouldn't shoot 'mailman in flying bicycle'

(Newser) - At least two people tried to warn the Secret Service about Doug Hughes' plan to land his gyrocopter on the lawn of the US Capitol and deliver 535 letters to members of Congress. A friend of the 61-year-old mailman left a message with a Secret Service agent because "my... More »

Secret Service Supervisor Accused of Assault

Xavier Morales has lost gun, badge, security clearance for now

(Newser) - Part of Xavier Morales' job with the Secret Service is to determine which agents should lose their security clearance or jobs, but the 48-year-old senior supervisor has now lost his own clearance as the beleaguered service investigates a female agent's allegation that he assaulted her last week after a... More »

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