The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host its annual Tax Day protest on Tuesday, April 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the Main Post Office,
During a Witness Against Torture protest at the White House some years back, several members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance were roughed up by the Secret Service. I am wondering if anyone involved in that assault were also refusing to pay sex workers in
Prostitution Scandal Prompts Probe Colombia
By David Lerman on April 17, 2012
The Pentagon is investigating the involvement of
The scandal, which prompted the recall of 11 Secret Service agents to the
“We are embarrassed,” Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Pentagon briefing yesterday. “We let the boss down,” he said, referring to Obama.
The summit, which concluded April 15, was supposed to focus on trade in the Western Hemisphere and the
The incident was sparked when a
A routine intelligence investigation into the episode is under way to determine whether any classified information was lost or compromised as well as the identities of the women involved and whether they may have been recruited by a foreign intelligence service or a group with hostile intentions toward Obama, according to two U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the inquiry is confidential.
Some of the soldiers involved were on an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, or bomb squad, according to the officials.
Eleven U.S. Secret Service agents, working in advance of Obama’s arrival at the summit, were returned to the
In addition, five members of the
More Than Five
“We believe that there may be more than five involved,” George Little, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters yesterday without providing details of the role of the military personnel or their branches of service.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the military is conducting an investigation of the incident.
“We expect them to abide by the highest standard of behavior,” Panetta said of military personnel. “That’s a requirement.”
Obama, during a press conference before leaving
“If it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course I’ll be angry,” Obama said. “We’re representing the people of the
Senator Susan Collins of
“I find this to be so appalling,” Collins said. “I can’t help but think: What if the women involved had been spies? What if they’d been members of the drug cartel? What if they’d planted equipment or eavesdropping devices?”
The Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees the Secret Service’s budget, has also requested details about the incident, according to a panel staff member who spoke on condition of anonymity because the committee hasn’t commented on the incident.
Republican Representative Darrell Issa of
The incident obscured what should have been an opportunity to trumpet a free-trade agreement with host
“This is not what you want to be dominating the news,” Farnsworth, who helped organize the first regional summit for President Bill Clinton in
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