Carson, Trump seek protection by Secret Service

Oct 20, 2015

Carson, Trump seek protection by Secret Service

The top two Republican presidential hopefuls, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have requested protection from the U.S. Secret Service, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. The taxpayer-funded agency said the two campaigns have submitted requests, which kick off an evaluation ...

Bomb threat clears White House press briefing

Jun 10, 2015

Bomb threat clears White House press briefing

The White House briefing room was briefly evacuated Tuesday after a bomb threat was called in to police, the Secret Service said. Secret Service officers responsible for presidential security interrupted a live, televised press briefing with White House press secretary Josh Earnest and evacuated ...

Second layer of steel spikes to be added to White House fence

May 8, 2015

Second layer of steel spikes to be added to White House fence

The U.S. Secret Service is adding a second layer of steel spikes to the top of the White House fence to keep would-be intruders at bay, according to a proposal approved Thursday by the National Capitol Planning Commission. The steel “pencil point” spikes will ...

New Secret Service chief forcefully denies reports of crash

Mar 20, 2015

New Secret Service chief forcefully denies reports of crash

The new director of the U.S. Secret Service went on the offensive Thursday in Congress, disputing characterizations in news reports that two senior agents crashed a government vehicle into a security barrier at the White House after a night of drinking earlier this month. ...