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Despite scandal, Obama confident in Secret Service boss

WASHINGTON — The White House Tuesday expressed confidence in the chief of the US Secret Service, but the elite bodyguard unit’s Colombian sex scandal deepened, with claims that 20 women were involved. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan is coming under increasing political pressure over allegations that agents sent to the…

Hate group leader: ‘Open homosexuality’ caused Secret Service scandal

The leader of an anti-LGBT rights group on Monday said a scandal where Secret Service agents were caught with female prostitutes in Columbia was actually the fault of “open homosexuality in our military.” Speaking to conservative radio host Janet Mefferd, Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council — a…

Obama Secret Service agents sent home from Colombia for ‘misconduct’

In a rare move, some Secret Service agents sent to Colombia to help protect US President Barack Obama at a regional summit have been sent home amid accusations of a sex scandal, officials and reports said on Friday. “There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in…

Supreme Court to hear Cheney shoulder-pat case

The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a freedom of expression case involving an opponent of the Iraq war arrested for touching the shoulder of then-vice president Dick Cheney. The justices said they would hear arguments in the case of Steven Howards, arrested in 2006 by Secret Service agents…

Man arrested after jumping over White House fence

WASHINGTON — An unidentified man jumped the White House fence in an apparent security breach but was quickly stopped by the US Secret Service. Two Secret Service agents on Tuesday cautiously approached the dark-skinned man, who could not immediately be identified, their rifles pointed at him as he lay face…

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