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Dad: White House jumper has 'mental health' issues

WASHINGTON | The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said.

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Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

October 02, 2014 7:30 am
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Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in its mission of protecting the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

September 30, 2014 1:49 pm
LEE HAMILTON: Why government fails, what we should do

LEE HAMILTON: Why government fails, what we should do

As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It’s that our government often fails — and that we need to address this.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT WITH PHIL POTEMPA: Carol Channing, 93, teams with Tune for stage tour

OFFBEAT WITH PHIL POTEMPA: Carol Channing, 93, teams with Tune for stage tour

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August 09, 2014 12:00 am
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Chesterton man attends ceremony for secret service relative

Chesterton man attends ceremony for secret service relative

CHESTERTON | Chesterton resident Gary Craig attended a ceremony commemorating the first secret service agent to die guarding a president.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Just bidin' my time waiting for the VP

Vice presidents don't often land at the Porter County Regional Airport. The closest might have been Dan Quayle taking an untethered space flight from his mind while flying over Indiana.

August 03, 2012 12:00 am
Security tight for Biden arrival at Porter County airport

Security tight for Biden arrival at Porter County airport

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Several members of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Northwest Indiana chapter got a bonus Friday afternoon.

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Party at Studio 54 with Betty Ford May 21, 1979

Party at Studio 54 with Betty Ford May 21, 1979

Former First Lady Betty Ford, seated with designer Halston, Martha Graham (right) joined Liza Minnelli (far left) and Elizabeth Taylor for a party at Studio 54 on May 21, 1979, as Secret Service detail (behind) kept a security watch.

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