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When’s a Campaign Not a Campaign? (See Obama, Gingrich)

Gwen's Take

Just when you thought it was safe to go back outside, it turns out the campaign lull we thought had just begun hasn’t occurred at all.

We were assured by the Democrats that the president’s travels to three battleground states this week were absolutely, positively, not about politics. Ignore those arenas full of students shouting “Four more years.” This was all about policy, they insisted.

Review of White House Staff Shows No Misconduct in Colombia

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The White House said on Monday that it had investigated its own staff members and concluded that none of them were involved in the prostitution scandal in Colombia that has ensnared members of the Secret Service and the military. Kathryn Ruemmler, the president’s counsel, conducted a review of the White House advance team that traveled to Cartagena in advance of President Obama’s trip there this month and “produced no indication of any misconduct,” said Jay Carney, the White House press secretary.

Administration Torn on Secret Service Scandal Response

On The Radar

Just before Air Force One begins its descent, a group of agents huddle in a cabin near the back to study a map, a diagram and a step-by-step itinerary detailing the president’s every move once he steps off the plane. It is an old ritual, this last operational run-through for the special agents of the presidential protective division, the most elite of the Secret Service agents and the last barrier between the commander in chief and a host of threats.

April 20, 2012

Weekly Show

Conflicting polls show both Mitt Romney and President Obama leading in November’s election. What do the numbers reveal? Plus, a breakdown of the candidates’ economic plans. Also, Super PAC numbers, the Secret Service prostitution scandal & the GSA spending scandal. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME; Jim Tankersley, National Journal; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News.

 

Secret Service Scandal: Ousted Agent 'Checked Out' Palin

On The Radar

An agent involved in a sex scandal joked about the former governor on Facebook.

Government Scandals Consume Washington

On The Radar

Bloomberg's Megan Hughes, Julianna Goldman and Peter Cook report on the continuing investigations into GSA spending on lavish trips and gifts and Secret Service and military members entertaining prostitutes during President Obama's trip to Colombia.
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Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Roils DC

On The Radar

A prostitution scandal involving the Secret Service has grown in scope, with the disclosure that U.S. agents and military personnel had been with at least 20 women in hotel rooms before President Barack Obama arrived in Colombia for a summit with Latin American leaders.

Secret Service Scandal: By the Numbers

On The Radar

Bloomberg's Julianna Goldman reports on the taxpayer costs involved in the scandal involving Secret Service members and now military personnel involving prostitution in Colombia before President Barack Obama arrived for a summit, an incident that the top armed forces commander said left the service “embarrassed.”
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Secret Service Scandal: Agents Solicited Prostitutes?

On The Radar

Eleven agents have been suspended for allegations involving prostitutes.

On the Radar: August 9, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar