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    Missteps, resistance hurt Secret Service sex investigation

    Investigations into the U.S. Secret Service sexual misconduct scandal have been undercut by resistance from a key Democratic senator, missteps by her Republican counterpart and nepotism allegations against an embattled inspector general.

  • White House press secretary James Carney listens to a reporter's question during his daily news briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    White House: Secret Service's call to cancel tours

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday it was the Secret Service's decision to cancel tours of the president's home, a week after the spokesman said the White House itself had made the decision after being presented with options.

  • Mark Sullivan, director of the United States Secret Service, testifies before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at the Dirksen Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Sullivan repeatedly spoke to the professional and ethical nature of most people in the Secret Service, but he did say that they took the actions in Cartagena seriously and will make every effort to ensure that such actions do not occur again. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Senate panel hears of wider Secret Service misbehavior

    The lawmaker leading an inquiry into the Secret Service prostitution scandal reported dozens of "troubling" episodes of past misbehavior Wednesday and appealed to insiders to come forward with what they know as investigators try to determine whether a culture of misconduct took root in the storied agency.

  • Pedestrians pass the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, late on Thursday, April 19, 2012. U.S. Secret Service employees and military personnel are accused of misconduct in connection with a prostitution scandal at the hotel before President Obama's arrival for the Summit of the Americas. (AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza)

    Secret Service investigating another trip

    Expanding the prostitution investigation, the Secret Service acknowledged Thursday it is checking whether its employees hired strippers and prostitutes in advance of President Barack Obama's visit last year to El Salvador.

  • **FILE** House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King, New York Republican, speaks March 10, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Pressure mounts to fire Secret Service agents in hooker scandal

    Most of the Secret Service agents embroiled in a South American prostitution scandal are likely to lose their jobs — some as soon as Monday — a powerful Republican lawmaker said Sunday.

  • ** FILE ** President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on  Jan. 20, 1961 (AP Photo, File)

    PRUDEN: Party rolls on at the GSA and Secret Service

    Romance, requited or not, can be a costly proposition. The Secret Service, guardians of the president, and the Army, guardians of the rest of us, are still trying to tally the dimensions of the carnal carnage at Cartagena.

  • **FILE** A Secret Service agent stands Oct. 28, 2008, near then-presidential candidate Barack Obama at a rally in Norfolk, Va. (Associated Press)

    Lawmaker: More firings likely at U.S. Secret Service

    A top lawmaker briefed on the investigation into a Secret Service prostitution scandal predicted more firings would follow the forced ouster of three agency employees.

  • U.S. Secret Service agents walk April 14, 2012, around the Convention Center in Cartagena, Colombia, prior to the opening ceremony of the 6th Summit of the Americas. (Associated Press)

    3 Secret Service employees out amid scandal

    Moving swiftly, the Secret Service forced out three agents Wednesday in a prostitution scandal that has embarrassed President Barack Obama. A senior congressman welcomed the move to hold people responsible for the tawdry episode but warned "it's not over."

  • President Obama waves upon arrival in Cartagena, Colombia, on Friday, April 13, 2012, to attend the sixth Summit of the Americas. At right is Michael McKinley, U.S. ambassador to Colombia. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Misconduct alleged against Obama's Secret Service agents on Colombia trip

    President Obama's weekend trip to Colombia is being rocked by the disclosure that up to a dozen Secret Service agents there have been relieved of their duties amid allegations of misconduct with prostitutes.

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