Wednesday , 1 October 2014

Politics

Secret Service Director: White House Intrusion ‘Unacceptable’

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Facing an outraged Congressional committee, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson admitted the agency’s security plan “was not properly executed,” calling the White House intrusion that took place on Sept. 19 “unacceptable.” “I take full responsibility,” Pierson said. “It will never happen again.” In a startling security lapse earlier this month, 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez, armed with a 3 ... Read More »

Six Secret Service Safeguards Breached by White House Intruder

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — There were at least six safeguards that failed when a man jumped the fence and got deeper into the White House than anyone before. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson appeared Tuesday before a House Committee over the biggest breach in security since she took over the post in March last year. Though the agency’s spokesperson initially said that ... Read More »

CEO Indicted for Spyware App That Records Calls, Nearby Conversations

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scyther5/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — For the first time, criminal charges have been brought against a suspect for allegedly advertising and selling spyware for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry – software that’s purportedly capable of intercepting phone calls, text messages and emails, and even eavesdropping on offline conversations happening within a few yards of the smartphone carrier. The Department of Justice announced Monday ... Read More »

Why Mitt Romney, Barbra Streisand and Karl Rove Keep Emailing You

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ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) — You’ve been getting a lot of emails, so I’ll make this quick: These past few days Mitt Romney has been flooding inboxes with emails that begin exactly like the sentence above. The chances you’ve received an email from Mitt Romney are high if you have subscribed to any Republican political e-mail list. So why has the ... Read More »

Boehner Believes US Ground Forces May Be Needed to Defeat ISIS

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ABC/Martin H. Simon(WASHINGTON) — While a U.S.-led coalition continues to strike militants in Iraq and Syria, House Speaker John Boehner said President Obama’s current strategy is insufficient to eliminate the threat posed by ISIS. “If the goal is to destroy ISIS, as the president says it is, I don’t believe the strategy that he outlined will accomplish that,” Boehner told ... Read More »

Hundreds Gather Outside White House Protesting Against Opiate Painkillers

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Joe Ravi/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Hundreds, perhaps thousands of protesters gathered outside the White House on Sunday, condemning President Obama and his administration for their lack of action on regulation of opiate painkillers. Wearing t-shirts that red “Fed Up!” and chanting, protesters backed by addiction groups and anti-painkiller-abuse advocates held signs with the images of loved ones who died from heroin addictions. ... Read More »

Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton ‘So Happy’ to Be Grandparents

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John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a baby girl, according to a tweet she sent out early Saturday morning. Her name is Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. A Clinton spokesperson confirmed to ABC News that she was born Friday. Chelsea Clinton tweeted Saturday at 12:32 a.m., “Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as ... Read More »

Clintons Tweet Out Baby Pictures

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Wesley Hitt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hillary and Bill Clinton took to Twitter Saturday to show their joy and celebrate the birth of their granddaughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. Hillary Clinton tweeted a photo Saturday afternoon showing her holding her new granddaughter. The new grandmother sits next to her husband, former President Bill Clinton. “@BillClinton and I are over the moon to ... Read More »

Sarah Palin’s Confused About Where The White House Is

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Darren Hauck/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Although 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue may be the most famous address in the country, that doesn’t mean everyone remembers it. At the Value Voters Summit on Friday in Washington, D.C, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was the Republican nominee for vice president in 2008, mistakenly referred to the White House as being located at “1400 Pennsylvania ... Read More »

Ted Cruz Reveals Family’s Struggles, Including Parents’ Alcohol Abuse

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Ted Cruz shared a notably personal story on Friday about his parents’ struggles with alcohol and his father’s decision to leave him and his mother when Cruz was 3. Speaking at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, Cruz, R-Texas, told the group that while living in Calgary, Canada, his mother and father had drinking problems, ... Read More »