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  • Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'They Came Together' on Epix

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 18 - 24, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Austin City Limits Veteran indie band...
  • In Republican Congress, two divergent strategies at work

    In Republican Congress, two divergent strategies at work
    After winning control of the Senate and boosting their numbers in the House last fall, Republicans devised a moniker for their dual majorities that could pass for a new C-SPAN reality show: "America's New Congress." Branding is one thing, but...
  • 4 top Secret Service executives told to leave their posts in agency shake-up

    4 top Secret Service executives told to leave their posts in agency shake-up
    The Secret Service has decided to remove four of its most senior officials while two others are retiring, the biggest management shake-up at the troubled agency since its director resigned in October after a string of security lapses, according to...
  • House oversight panel to probe Secret Service breaches, culture

    House oversight panel to probe Secret Service breaches, culture
    The House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee will conduct a bipartisan investigation into the U.S. Secret Service next year, the panel's new chairman, Republican Jason Chaffetz, said on Thursday. Chaffetz and the panel's top...
  • Issa's big dud: No White House connection to IRS 'scandal'

    Issa's big dud: No White House connection to IRS 'scandal'
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) wasted enormous congressional resources over the last 18 months trying to inflate the IRS "scandal" into a mountain. The release Tuesday of his final, petulant report on the affair marks what may be its final decline into a...
  • Is the Secret Service just bored?

    Is the Secret Service just bored?
    Secret Service agents should go to the movies more often. At least since the 1996 sci-fi film, "Independence Day," in which an alien spaceship the size of Los Angeles incinerates the White House, attacks on the lovely old executive mansion have been a...
  • Dangerous people and deadly force

    Dangerous people and deadly force
    When a man jumped over the White House fence, ran across the lawn and entered the residence, the Secret Service failed and failed again. One of the most conspicuous and surprising failures was that though it had armed agents on the ground and snipers on...
  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns
    U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Pierson, who had been in her position since...
  • Lawmakers rebuke Secret Service chief over White House security lapse

    Lawmakers rebuke Secret Service chief over White House security lapse
    Angry lawmakers rebuked the Secret Service director Tuesday as new details emerged about the agency’s failure to stop a White House intruder, including that automatic locks were installed on the front door only after the breach. For a second...
  • Lawmakers Lambaste Head Of Secret Service

    WASHINGTON — Angry lawmakers lambasted the head of the Secret Service on Tuesday as new details emerged about the agency's failure to stop a White House intruder, including that automatic locks that might have halted him were installed on the...
  • Intruder ran farther into White House than previously known

    Intruder ran farther into White House than previously known
    The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman said on Monday. Representative Jason Chaffetz, who chairs...