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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Breaking: Secret Service director resigns

Breaking: Secret Service director resigns


Breaking: Secret Service director resigns

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 12:32 PM PDT

Julia Pierson, the director of the U.S. Secret Service, has resigned her post, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday.

Who is Julia Pierson?

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 01:11 PM PDT

Julia Pierson became the first female director of the U.S. Secret Service in March 2013, tapped to change the culture of an agency that was then marred by a Colombian prostitution scandal.

White House: We appreciate Pierson's service

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 01:05 PM PDT

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest comments on Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's resignation.

Secret Service vague with fence-jumper details

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 12:52 PM PDT

The U.S. Secret Service offered only vague information in federal court about how deep accused fence-jumper Omar Gonzalez got into the White House, in contrast to the dramatic account of the intruder's dash through the building that was revealed Monday.

White House intruder pleads not guilty

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 12:32 PM PDT

The man accused of scaling a White House fence was ordered to undergo mental health testing at a D.C. court appearance.

GOP shoots for get-things-done image

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 06:19 PM PDT

Rand Paul plays up Ebola fears

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 03:27 PM PDT

Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that experts and government officials are downplaying the Ebola threat, and he speculated whether the U.S. may end up with a "whole ship full" of American soldiers infected with the virus.

White House exempts ISIS strikes from civilian casualty guidelines

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 10:02 AM PDT

New rules meant to temper the civilian death toll from unmanned U.S. drones won't apply in the fight against terrorists in Iraq and Syria, the White House says.

Boston Herald apologizes for Obama cartoon after backlash

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 10:42 AM PDT

The Boston Herald and its cartoonist apologized Wednesday for a cartoon that quickly drew criticism on social media for being racist.

Pelosi predicts 2016 Democratic sweep

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 10:16 AM PDT

About a month from the 2014 midterm elections House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was already predicting a sweep for her party in the 2016 election.

Romney: Obama 'busy doing other things'

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 05:28 AM PDT

John King, Julie Pace and Ron Fournier discuss Romney blasting Obama on ISIS and mocking the president's vacations.

Rand Paul: 'I'm not opposed to birth control'

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 06:47 AM PDT

John King, Margaret Talev and Molly Ball discuss Rand Paul's position on birth control.

Strange Vine alert: Congressman McDermott moves like Lee

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 08:40 AM PDT

For all of you waiting to see a 77-year-old Congressman in a skin-tight track suit show off his martial arts skills, here's your chance.

Allen: Training Syrian opposition 'could take years'

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 10:23 AM PDT

"It could take years" to train Syrian opposition forces to effectively take on ISIS in Syria, retired Gen. John Allen told CNN in an exclusive interview. "But, the process for getting that unfolded is occurring right now."

Arkansas Senate incumbent grills opponent on women's issues

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 08:09 AM PDT

Sen. Mark Pryor's newest campaign videos are hammering home the key issues that he's hoping will energize female voters to come out in November: Domestic violence and equal pay.

Christie's drug speech shows human side

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 08:54 AM PDT

It's something you don't see every day: A Republican governor speaking at an inner city church, trying to end the stigma associated with drug addiction.

What Jimmy Carter did right

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 06:00 AM PDT

Julian Zelizer says former president Jimmy Carter's message about the need to restore trust in public officials is a vital one, decades after the now 90-year-old former president first voiced it.

Photos: Jimmy Carter's legacy

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 05:29 AM PDT

The great American freakout

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 01:07 PM PDT

The whole country seems to have an overriding sense of fear of terrorism in general and ISIS in particular.

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