scandal http://kcur.org en Warren G. Harding: America's Least Favorite President http://kcur.org/post/warren-g-harding-americas-least-favorite-president <p>During his presidency, Warren G. Harding was generally well liked among Americans. In contemporary times however, Harding's cronyism and corruption have sent him to the bottom of favorite president lists.</p><p></p><p></p><p>On Thursday's <i>Up to Date</i>, we talk with historian&nbsp;<strong>Phillip Payne</strong> about Harding's upbringing, his ascendancy to power, and the scandals that still plague his image to this day.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:13:28 +0000 Steve Kraske & Cody Newill 47151 at http://kcur.org Warren G. Harding: America's Least Favorite President Recovering Politicians: A Twelve-Step Guide http://kcur.org/post/recovering-politicians-twelve-step-guide <p></p><p>We’ve all seen it, a politician’s life derailed by scandal or personal crisis. While in years past that meant retirement from public life, nowadays we’re just as likely to see these individuals re-emerge to campaign another day.</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:38:02 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 43025 at http://kcur.org Recovering Politicians: A Twelve-Step Guide Report: Secret Service Agents Say Similar Misconduct Was Tolerated http://kcur.org/post/report-secret-service-agents-say-similar-misconduct-was-tolerated A few of the latest developments in the so-called Secret Service scandal, which involves alleged cavorting with prostitutes by agents and U.S. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:39:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16546 at http://kcur.org Report: Secret Service Agents Say Similar Misconduct Was Tolerated Obama Calls Secret Service Employees In Prostitution Scandal 'Knuckleheads' http://kcur.org/post/obama-calls-secret-service-employees-prostitution-scandal-knuckleheads In his first public comments about the prostitution scandal that has engulfed the Secret Service, President Obama praised the agency and said those implicated in the scandal should not the diminish the work of everyone else.<p>"The Secret Service, these guys are incredible," Obama said <a href="http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/04/obama-secret-service-in-scandal-were-knuckleheads-121502.html">according to Politico</a>. "They protect me, they protect our girls... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:27:00 +0000 editor 16510 at http://kcur.org Obama Calls Secret Service Employees In Prostitution Scandal 'Knuckleheads' 12th Member Of Military Tied To Secret Service Scandal http://kcur.org/post/12th-member-military-tied-secret-service-scandal "A member of the U.S. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:26:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16474 at http://kcur.org Several More Secret Service Agents Tied To Scandal Likely To Lose Their Jobs http://kcur.org/post/several-more-secret-service-agents-tied-scandal-likely-lose-their-jobs Within the next few days, several more Secret Service agents will lose their jobs because of their roles in the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/20/151069378/reports-more-agents-involved-more-expected-dismissals-in-prostitution-scandal" target="_blank">so-called summit scandal</a> during which they allegedly cavorted with prostitutes in Colombia earlier this month, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security said this morning.<p>Rep. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:46:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16409 at http://kcur.org At Scandal-Ridden Federal Agency, All Sorts Of Abuses http://kcur.org/post/scandal-ridden-federal-agency-all-sorts-abuses How bad are things at the General Services Administration, where <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/16/150728786/key-players-in-federal-agencys-vegas-scandal-due-at-hearing" target="_blank">the scandal over extravagant spending</a> at a Las Vegas conference has led to resignations, firings and could end up with criminal charges for some officials?<p>"Every time we turned over a stone we found 50 more with all kinds of things crawling out," GSA Inspector General Brian Miller told a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee this morning, The Associated Press reports. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:04:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16107 at http://kcur.org Expert: Proud Secret Service 'Furious' Over Incident http://kcur.org/post/expert-proud-secret-service-furious-over-incident The Secret Service, which has been offering protection to presidents since 1902, has long enjoyed one of the most sterling reputations of any government agency.<p>That reputation has been <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/16/150716291/key-republican-hints-at-broader-investigation-of-secret-service" target="_blank">tarnished by allegations</a> that agents hired prostitutes in Colombia in advance of President Obama's trip there.<p>"The Secret Service episode is very sad," Ari Fleischer, who was White House press secretary under President George W. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:40:00 +0000 editor 16057 at http://kcur.org Expert: Proud Secret Service 'Furious' Over Incident