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Secret Service Mulls White House Checkpoints Blocks Away

After major security breach, Secret Service considering various options

(Newser) - The Secret Service, sporting a new black eye after Omar Gonzalez hopped a White House fence and walked right through the front door , is considering a range of measures to increase security at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Although the agency's director immediately added surveillance and officers around the White House,... More »

Driver Who Caused White House Scare Was 'Confused'

IRS employee says he blundered into motorcade

(Newser) - A wrong turn that caused national news: The driver who caused a White House security scare by following a motorcade carrying President Obama's daughters into a restricted area was apparently just confused, authorities say. Mathew Goldstein—an IRS IT specialist described by a friend as "brilliant but absent-minded"... More »

Feds: Con Sent Obama Threat to Wrong Address

Pennsylvania inmate charged with botched threat

(Newser) - President Obama might currently have one of the better-known addresses in America, but that piece of trivia was apparently lost on the Pennsylvania inmate charged with trying to send him a threat. Joseph Savage gets his latest day in court today, and prosecutors allege that, while cooling his heels in... More »

DC Residents Look to Rename Pennsylvania Avenue

Taxation without representation irks city's 600,000 residents

(Newser) - Some residents of Washington, DC, are proposing that Pennsylvania Avenue—home of the White House and possibly the most famous street in the nation—get a name change. The proposed alternatives? Unconstitutional Avenue, No Vote Street, and Statehood Way are among the suggestions, the AP reports. In case you haven't... More »

Masked Bandits Infiltrate 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

(Newser) - As President Obama settled in to his new home, a band of varmints rode in on his coattails, the Washington Post reports. One large raccoon and several smaller ones are roaming the grounds, according to the National Park Service, which is tasked with relocating the varmints. “The idea of... More »

Inaugural Early Birds Will Be Barred From Camping Out

Officials steel for up to 5 million for historic event

(Newser) - No one will be allowed to camp overnight to secure the best views on Inauguration Day, reports the Washington Post. Spectators will be barred from staking out spots until 7 am that morning, officials warned yesterday as they unveiled a series of rules for dealing with up to 5 million... More »

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