Secret Service

Russian Hacker Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison in Credit Card Case

Federal prosecutors have yet to capture or convict the foreign computer criminals believed to be behind the hackings of big retailers like Target and Neiman Marcus.<p>But in a rare case playing out in Federal District Court in Seattle, the Department of Justice netted a big player in a Russian digital …

Crime

White House Sidewalk Closed To The Public Permanently

The sidewalk has been closed nightly from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. since 2015 and will now be off-limits around the clock<p>The U.S. Secret Service said it would end public access to a sidewalk along the south fence of the White House beginning on Wednesday night.<p>The sidewalk has been closed nightly from 11 …

The White House

Secret Service tightens White House security on south side

Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY<p>WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is enlarging the protective bulwark around the White House complex Wednesday by closing access to the entire fence-line along the mansion's south lawn in the wake of persistent concerns about intrusions.<p>The new plan, outlined by agency …

The White House

White House stalker who asked Barack Obama's daughter Malia to marry him detained by Secret Service

A crazed stalker who allegedly asked Barack Obama's daughter Malia to marry him after turning up at her office has been detained.<p>White House stalker …

The White House

Malia Obama’s "Longtime Stalker" Detained by Secret Service

Malia Obama may have permanent Secret Service protection, but the 18-year-old isn't immune to frightening harassment. On April 10 Secret Service agents detained a disturbed man who'd been stalking Obama after he followed the former First Daughter to her internship and reportedly shouted marriage …

Malia Obama

Liberal prof who tweeted ‘Trump must hang’ now on leave from college — but he’s getting paid

A left-wing history lecturer who tweeted that Republican President Donald Trump “must hang” agreed to a voluntary paid leave for rest of the spring semester.<p>Lars Maischak “will no longer have a teaching role” during his leave “but will be conducting research off campus,” California State …

Bigotry

People Are Criticizing the Trump Children for Having Secret Service, Chelsea Clinton Just Destroyed That Argument

While the Clintons and the Trumps may still be feuding after the 2016 election, it appears as though Chelsea Clinton has taken it upon herself to be …

Hillary Clinton

ISIS Supporters Arrested in France for Plotting ‘Imminent’ Attack Ahead of Presidential Elections

The arrests were part of an investigation into the trafficking of weapons to crime organizations.

Terrorism

The Best Foreign TV Shows on Netflix

The advent of streaming video has drastically changed the in-home viewing experience from what it was just a few years ago; bingeing your favorite …

Netflix

Secret Service Fires 2 Agents for White House Fence-Jumping Debacle

It's not a new problem, but it is an embarrassing one for the Secret Service. Multiple people in recent years have been able to breach White House …

Government

Secret Service Looking for New AR-Style Rifle in 5.56

The Secret Service is looking for a new rifle chambered in 5.56x45mm, and they have some serious expectations.<p>The agency has issued a …

Guns

Trump has spent $35,000 on golf cart rentals since becoming president

All this time on the green is costing taxpayers some serious green.<p>President Donald Trump's numerous trips to Mar-a-Lago to golf have been …

Donald Trump

Heads roll at Secret Service after intruder spent nearly 20 minutes on WH grounds before being arrested

Two Secret Service agents have reportedly been fired over an incident last month when a California man jumped a series of fences at the White House and roamed the grounds undetected for more than 15 minutes.<p>Law enforcement officials told CNN on Thursday that two uniformed division officers who were …

Conservative POV

Secret Service Reportedly Investigating Professor Who Wrote ‘Trump Must Hang’

A professor who tweeted “Trump Must Hang” is being investigated by federal authorities, according to his boss. Frenso State President <b>Joseph Castro</b> …

Crime

Keeping up with the Trumps: rough reality for the Secret Service

Splitting their life between Washington, New York and their palatial Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, the family of Donald Trump has given the US …

Donald Trump

Breaking Down All Of The Trump Family's Travel Costs And Lavish Expenditures

The Trumps haven't exactly slowed down traveling the globe or skiing in luxury resorts – they're just taking the Secret Service along with them now.

Donald Trump

The White House Will Keep Its Visitor Logs Secret

The Trump Administration will not disclose logs of those who visit the White House complex, breaking with his predecessor, the White House announced …

Government

Overheard in D.C.: Field Trips

<i>Welcome back to Overheard in D.C., DCist's weekly column of funny, strange, and poignant things that our readers and staff overhear and send in.</i> …

Travel

11 things that are harder to get into than Harvard

Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world.<p>The Cambridge, Massachusetts, school accepted just 5.2% of roughly 40,000 applications for its class of 2021. As Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust said in 2014, "We could fill our class twice over with valedictorians."<p>The school …

College & University

Donald Trump’s Lifestyle Could Cost Taxpayers Nearly $1 Billion

Trips to Mar-a-Lago, Melania in Trump Tower, and a sprawling, globe-trotting family don’t come cheap.<p>When <b>Donald Trump</b> won the election in November, there was an expectation that the 70-year-old billionaire would undergo a transformation. Gone would be the harsh campaign rhetoric and the unspecific …

Donald Trump

Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.<p>The …

U.S. Politics

Fix that White House fence: Our view

Secret Service, bureaucrats talk about strengthening it, then another jumper roams the grounds on March 10.<p>One month ago, a man carrying two cans of Mace scaled the White House fence and roamed the grounds for almost 17 minutes — an eternity when it comes to the president’s home — before being …

Government

New Lawsuit Demands to Know Who is Visiting Trump at the White House, Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago

Watchdog groups are suing the Secret Service to find out who has been visiting President Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York and Mar-a-Lago in …

Donald Trump

Christian Orrillo, Illustrations.Hyper

Hyper-colorful illustrations from newcomer Christian Orrillo, who lives and works in Santiago, Chile.

Illusion

County considers special tax for Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits

Commissioners in a Florida county are so tired of spending money on President Donald Trump's frequent visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort that some are …

Taxes

'Homeland' season finale: The 3 most idiotic elements

It's over. Thank God. From the start, the sixth season of spy drama "Homeland" was nuts. And not in a good way.<p>Unfortunately last night's conclusion …

National Security

The Secret Service is having trouble balancing investigating crimes and protecting Donald Trump’s family

Field officers are spread thin because they have to protect his family all over the world<p>Last month it came out that the Secret Service would need roughly $60 million more in its budget to adequately protect President Donald Trump and his family. Now it turns out that the Trump’s protection …

Donald Trump

14 Secrets of Secret Service Agents

On the day he was shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln approved the formation of the United States Secret Service, a government …

Cool Stuff

US Secret Service on 'verge of collapse', says former agent

Protecting Donald Trump's family is putting a major strain on Secret Service agents, a senator from the US leader's Republican Party has …

Donald Trump

Are the unprecedented demands of protecting the Trumps straining the Secret Service?

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> But first: President Trump’s summit with China’s president at his Florida resort is the president’s …

Donald Trump