WASHINGTON — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge.
In our News Wrap Wednesday, four former security guards were convicted of shooting 30 Iraqi citizens in 2007. An American detained in North Korea for six months returned to the U.S. today. In Washington, the Secret Service has come under fire for diverting agents from White House patrol to assist in a neighborhood dispute in 2011. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Two years after a prostitution scandal rocked the Secret Service, a Republican congressman renewed allegations Thursday about possible involvement by a White House volunteer and said he smelled efforts to cover it up. White House officials adamantly denied wrongdoing and said there’d been no attempt to keep anything quiet.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including U.S. preparedness for containing the Ebola virus, good news for job growth and the economy, plus the resignation of the director of the Secret Service over botched security for the president. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — One lesson from Julia Pierson’s short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can’t keep secrets from the president.
WASHINGTON — A senior Republican lawmaker wants Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job, and a senior Democrat said Wednesday he is not comfortable with her leading the Secret Service but subsequently said he hasn’t decided whether she should resign or be fired. Continue reading
When people ask this year, “What’s this election all about?” it’s not an easy question to answer. There’s no one clear issue that has broken through. Remember, this election was supposed to be about health care or, maybe, on the other side, a government shutdown. Both issues have receded. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, a patient in Dallas is the first person to be diagnosed with the Ebola in the United States. Also, the head of the Secret Service said in a congressional hearing that she takes full responsibility for a security breach at the White House involving a man who jumped the fence and made it undeterred into the first family’s residence. Continue reading