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April 27th, 2012
01:21 PM ET

Rep. Jackson Lee on changing the culture at Secret Service: 'we need more women'

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, speaking to Erin Burnett, said changes are coming to the United States Secret Service in the wake of the expanding prostitution scandal–all aimed at defining and limiting what behavior is allowed while agents are overseas. Discussing the underlying culture among agents, Jackson Lee said one change that might help is simple: "we need more women."


Filed under: National Security
April 26th, 2012
07:49 PM ET

Could one word, 'contiguous,' mean progress in the Middle East?

It was a key word in Erin Burnett's exclusive interview with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: contiguous. Pressed by Burnett on the willingness of Israel to accept not just a Palestinian state, but a contiguous one, Netanyahu confirmed "no Swiss cheese." That moment did not escape notice by newspapers in the region, who said it was an important moment that could potentially hint at a breakthrough.


Filed under: Netanyahu
April 26th, 2012
02:48 PM ET

New report adds to concerns about wider 'culture' problem at Secret Service

A new report raises new questions about the "culture" of the United States Secret Service. Seattle TV station KIRO, a CNN affiliate, cited an unnamed U.S. government contractor who worked extensively with the Secret Service advance team in San Salvador, El Salvador, prior to President Barack Obama's trip there in March, 2011.
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Filed under: National Security • Secret Service
April 26th, 2012
01:42 PM ET

Police: Man tried to shame assault victim into silence

In a case that combines culture and crime, police in Iowa say a college student assaulted a woman and then attempted to shame her into silence. The efforts to quiet the victim, police believe, may be related to the suspect's home country, China, where bribery and shame have cultural roots.


Filed under: Crime
April 26th, 2012
12:31 PM ET

Former TSA boss says some security rules 'not needed'

A former chief of the TSA tells Erin Burnett some of the agency's rules–including the strict regulations against carrying any kind of a knife aboard an aircraft–are "not needed."


Filed under: National Security
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