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OPM Director Resigns After Devastating Hacks
Embattled Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta has resigned, officials said today. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that Archuleta offered her resignation "on her own volition." "I think what the president thinks is that it’s quite clear that new
DEA Chief Stepping Down in Wake of ‘Sex Parties’ Scandal, Official Says
The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration is stepping down in the wake of a scandal over DEA agents who allegedly participated in sex parties in Colombia with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels and hosted in government housing paid for by U.S. tax payers. An administration official told ABC
President Obama Taps Veteran Secret Service Agent Joseph Clancy to Lead Agency
President Obama has tapped veteran Secret Service agent and acting interim director Joseph Clancy to lead the embattled agency after a tumultuous year of embarrassing security lapses and bipartisan calls for a leadership overhaul, a White House official confirmed to ABC News. Clancy, who spent 27
Man Arrested Outside White House Grounds After Climbing Over Bike Rack
The Secret Service arrested a man this afternoon who climbed a temporary bicycle rack outside the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. The attempt, which occurred at around 2:15 p.m., was unsuccessful, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was
Big Shakeup in Secret Service Leadership
Four senior officials have been reassigned after a series of high profile missteps.
Major Shakeup at the Secret Service
Top security officials replaced after scathing report described the agency as "starved for leadership."
Secret Service Sees No Problem With Volunteer Drivers in Presidential Motorcades
The U.S. Secret Service responded today to a New York Times report suggesting that the use of citizen volunteers to drive certain vehicles in presidential motorcades could pose a security or safety risk. Natalie Tyson, a 24-year-old graduate student who spoke to The Times in an interview about her
New Questions About White House Fence After String of Intrusions
The latest fence-jumping incident at the White House has brought not only the Secret Service into scrutiny again but the fence itself. The bottom line: Is the fence enough? Since President Thomas Jefferson had the first fence erected around the White House in 1801, there has been a constant tension
Alleged White House Fence Jumper Accused of Kicking Dog
An alleged fence jumper was apprehended Wednesday outside the White House after he scaled the north fence, a Secret Service spokesman told ABC News. A K-9 unit caught a man identified as Dominic Adesanya about 7:16 p.m. on the North Lawn, said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. He kicked at one
Secret Service Under Fire: Is the President Safe?
After controversy rocks the nation's most elite security detail, the powerhouse roundtable debates whether the Secret Service is still capable of protecting the president.