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."
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.
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.
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.
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."