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Tag: Secret Service

April
28th

Coming Sunday: 5 reasons why Obama will be re-elected

On the opinion page Sunday, scholar and author Aaron David Miller argues that Democrats shouldn’t be too worried about Barack Obama’s chances in November. If history holds true, the president will get a second term.

Also on Sunday:

• Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. looks back 20 years to the deadliest riots in America in the 20th century – those that set Los Angeles on fire after the verdict in the Rodney King case.

• Michael Endicott, a Buckley man who served as a Secret Service agent in the 1970s and ’80s, weighs in on the scandal surrounding the agency today.

April
18th

‘What Were They Thinking?’ – Season 27, Episode 80

This editorial will appear in Thursday’s print edition.

Even a quark of good judgment could have spared the United States the international embarrassments it has just suffered in Colombia and Afghanistan.

You’d think that a large squad of Secret Service agents securing areas in Colombia would know enough not to bring a flock of floozies to their hotel rooms for drunken revels shortly before the president comes to town.

You’d think that any U.S. soldier – after all the trouble digital snapshots have caused in Iraq and Afghanistan – would know enough not to take pictures of his buddies horsing

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