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  • How can government fix the Secret Service?

    Julia Pierson, director of the Secret Service, resigned last week after a series of security breaches at the White House, the most recent involving a man with a knife jumping the fence and making it as far as the East Room before finally being stopped....
  • Hire agents of integrity, adopt strict rules

    Finally, the first step was taken — fire Julia Pierson — and then hire Joseph P. Clancy as acting director of the Secret Service. The next step is to replace the easy-to-jump 7-foot 6-inch fence with a super-strong, steel 10-foot high black...
  • Did Obama's travels drain Secret Service?

    In the early 1960s, a retired Secret Service agent spoke at our school. He told us about how much work was involved, and what was done every time the president made a trip. A team was sent to the city several days in advance to prepare for the visit....
  • No mere oversight

    Omar Gonzalez is a 42-year-old unemployed, homeless Army veteran who told Secret Service agents he breached White House security because he wanted to warn President Obama about the atmosphere collapsing. Federal agents who searched his car found more than...
  • Change at Secret Service must start with its culture

    Change at Secret Service must start with its culture
    Julia Pierson's head has been delivered on the proverbial platter. She resigned as head of the Secret Service, avowing that stepping down is "in the best interests of the agency." Congress made a rare display of bipartisanship, forming a great chorus of...
  • Obama's Keystone Kops

    Obama's Keystone Kops
    Let's hope the Secret Service snafus don't spark even more attackers — or maybe I'm being paranoid. There's a lot of paranoia going around these days as the Secret Service slips from its once-storied position to being compared to the Keystone...
  • A timely history lesson for the Secret Service

    WASHINGTON -- Secret Service agents nursing their wounds from the recent disclosures of incompetence in protecting the president should read Carl Sandburg's account of how one of their forebears failed in his assigned task on the fateful night in April...
  • The Secret Service fiasco

    The Secret Service fiasco
    Movies and books have created an image of the Secret Service as an elite organization of dedicated agents above reproach. In the fulfillment of their sacred mandate, they have taken an oath to sacrifice their own lives to stop a bullet or otherwise keep...
  • For Secret Service, a delicate dance of guards and guarded

    For Secret Service, a delicate dance of guards and guarded
    In July, President Obama stood on an outdoor stage before a crowd of 2,000 people at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. The president had just begun a new campaign-style speech when a man in the crowd, standing less than 50 feet away, interrupted with...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America

    Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES This Old House The home improvement...
  • Men Accused Of Spending $30,000 In Bogus Bills

     Men Accused Of Spending $30,000 In Bogus Bills
    NEWINGTON -- His nickname is "Dollarz" and he and an accomplice are accused of passing more than $30,000 in counterfeit currency at national chain stores throughout the state, including two in Newington. Kamarv Whetstone, 28, of the Bronx, N.Y. -- who...