Lawmakers rebuke Secret Service . . . Reuters
The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House.
Armed convict got next to Obama . . . Washington Post
A security contractor with a gun and three convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols
Breach spurs debate on lethal force . . . Fox News
The stunning White House security breach earlier this month has raised a basic question from lawmakers and others — why didn’t the officers use lethal force?
Hispanics sour on Obama . . . Examiner
Obama’s weekly approval among Hispanics dipped to 45 percent during the period ended Sept. 28, according to Gallup, and it has remained below 50 percent for the past five weeks.
Feds drop $2M to get seniors in choirs . . . Free Beacon
The National Institutes of Health has spent more than $2 million to promote how joining a community choir can be beneficial to older adults.
Intel gaps hobble airstrikes . . . Fox News
U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are proceeding despite intelligence gaps that inhibit the Pentagon’s ability to determine their effectiveness.
Crisis unit to deploy to Middle East . . . AFP
The Marine Corps plans to deploy 2,300 troops to the Middle East for a new unit designed to quickly respond to crises in the volatile region.
Iraqi pilots drop food on ISIS . . . Washington Times
Members of ISIS recently received an unexpected surprise from the Iraqi military’s inexperienced pilots: an airdrop of food, water and ammunition.
Netanyahu to seek assurance on Iran . . . Reuters
Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet for a new round in their often-tense relationship on Wednesday, facing differences over Iran and other issues.