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Secret Service closes probe on Ted Nugent

After meeting with rocker Ted Nugent on Thursday, the Secret Service says its probe into what he had to say about President Barack Obama is over. Last weekend during a National Rifle Association meeting in St. Louis, Nugent rallied support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and said of the Obama administration: “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.” He also said he would be “dead or in jail by this time next year” if Obama is re-elected. That drew the attention of the Secret Service. Nugent said he discussed the matter with
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Secret Service agents’ lawyer claims ‘trial by mob’

The attorney for some of the Secret Service agents under investigation in a scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama’s trip, said on Thursday a “trial by mob” was wrong. Lawrence Berger’s comments to Reuters in a telephone interview came after the Washington Post identified the two supervisors involved as David Randall Chaney, 48, in the international programs division, who was allowed to retire, and Greg Stokes, assistant special agent in charge of the K9 division, who has been notified that he will be fired. Berger, general counsel for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, represents Chaney
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Three agents ousted from Secret Service over hooker scandal

The Secret Service is moving quickly to quell a prostitution scandal that has given President Barack Obama’s critics political ammunition, forcing three agents out of government less than a week after the embarrassing incident came to light. Lawmakers welcomed the move but said more needed to be done. “It’s certainly not over,” said Rep. Peter King of New York, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, which oversees the Secret Service. The Secret Service did not identify the agents being forced out or eight more it said remain on administrative leave. In a statement, it said one supervisor was allowed
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The Secret Service and their girls: Some were hookers, others just pickups

At least 20 women frolicked with Secret Service agents and military personnel in their hotel rooms before President Barack Obama arrived in Columbia for a Latin American summit. But Capitol Hill Blue has learned that while some were prostitutes, others were women the men picked up in the bar of the hotel. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan says 11 agents and 10 male members of the military told different stories about the women who came to their rooms for sex.  Some of the women were apparently prostitutes. Others were locals they met in the bar. Either way, the active libidos
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Secret Service agents often bang prostitutes while on the road

White House and Treasury Department sources tell Capitol Hill Blue that the prostitution scandal involving members of President Barack Obama’s Secret Service detail is not the first time the elite protective force has bedded down members of the world’s oldest profession while on the road with the nation’s leader. “It happens more than you think,” says a retired Secret Service Agent who asked not to be identified. “There were whores involved with the agents who went out and got drunk in Dallas the night before President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963. However, the current scandal where agents bedded
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Romney to Obama: ‘Start packing’

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, appearing confident after new polls show him closing the gap between himself and President Barack Obama, has a new message for the current occupant of the White House. Start packing. In an interview aired Monday with ABC “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer, Romney said he intends to beat Obama. “His policies have not helped the American people,” Romney said. “They have not helped get jobs, they have not helped raise incomes and they’ve added trillions of dollars of debt.” Obama, Romney added, needs to “start packing” and get ready to vacate the White House on
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Budget debate will haunt both parties in election

Democrats and Republicans are forcing votes in Congress this coming week on competing tax plans that affect millionaires and smaller businesses, and they know the proposals are doomed from the start. But that doesn’t matter to either party. Their efforts, including a Senate vote Monday on President Barack Obama’s “Buffett rule” proposal to impose a minimum tax on the wealthiest Americans, are more about pontificating than legislating, aimed at voters in November’s congressional and presidential elections. Neutral economists say neither bill would do much for the economy or job creation. Some political professionals are equally unimpressed with their potential impact
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NRA members see rush to judgment in Trayvon Martin case

Gun-rights activists at a National Rifle Association convention said on Friday that protesters who demanded the arrest of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin were ignoring the U.S. legal principle of innocent until proven guilty. They said the protesters and the media had rushed to judge Zimmerman, a white and Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer, as guilty in the death of 17-year-old Martin, who was black, without having been convicted. “I wish all those folks demonstrating and making the inflammatory statements would keep their powder dry,” said Owen Mills, an NRA board member, who runs a
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Fact checking Romney’s NRA speech

Did Vice President Joe Biden really call for a new global business tax on U.S. companies operating abroad? Could it be true that half of high school students in the 50 largest cities don’t graduate? And is President Barack Obama pushing Roman Catholics to “violate the tenets of their faith” with his expansion of mandatory contraception coverage? Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was on shaky ground Friday with his accusation about birth control, because Obama backed down from forcing religious-affiliated employers to offer contraception coverage in a compromise devised to placate the church. On education and taxes, he was more
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Romney vows to protect gun owners

The presidential campaign briefly veered from the emotional Mommy Wars on Friday to the back-burner issue of gun rights, with Mitt Romney telling the National Rifle Association that President Barack Obama is not protecting gun owners — even though the topic has rarely arisen during his time in office. Without offering details, Romney said that Obama would like to erode gun owners’ rights. “We need a president who will enforce current laws, not create new ones that only serve to burden lawful gun owners,” Romney told thousands of NRA members in St. Louis for their annual convention. “President Obama has
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