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
On a day when the Secret Service is being scrutinized for allowing a man with a knife to breach White House security, The Washington Post has reported that the agency allowed an armed man with a criminal record to ride in an elevator with President Barack Obama when he was in Atlanta on Sept. 16.
The Washington Post reports that the man who jumped the fence and ran through the White House on Sept. 19 was tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent.
WASHINGTON — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security in which a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. Continue reading
The intruder who jumped the fence and entered the White House made it much farther into the mansion than previously reported, according to The Washington Post. At the same time, new information has been revealed about the botched handling of a previous attack in 2011. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
How was Omar Gonzalez, the man who jumped the White House fence and ran into the mansion, able to breach every layer of security designed to keep intruders out? Judy Woodruff speaks with Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, who broke stories on the most recent threat, as well as how the Secret Service fumbled the investigation of a 2011 shooting at the White House. Continue reading
Omar Gonzalez, the man that jumped the White House fence and made it into the front door of the executive mansion, was able to go deeper inside the building than was previously believed, the Washington Post reports. Continue reading