The Obama administration and members of Congress are incensed about a prostitution scandal involving the Secret Service. The co-author of a book about the elite federal law enforcement agency says the president's security was never at risk. The agency's stellar reputation, however, is damaged.
When Jeff Barillaro returned from fighting the war in Iraq, he felt lost. Now known as "Soldier Hard," he's rapping about how war has changed troops and their families. His music is developing a following among other vets and their families, who say his music speaks to them and makes them feel less alone.
In a Virginia courthouse Friday, former CIA official John Kiriakou is expected to plead not guilty to violating the Espionage Act by sharing information with reporters. But some critics say his prosecution has more to do with his public comments about waterboarding than with damage to national security.
The man accused of masterminding the bombing in 2000 is expected to testify Wednesday about the more than four years he spent in secret CIA prisons. And that's why, critics argue, the government is trying to ensure that Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri's testimony be heard in secret.
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