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Car follows motorcade in, White House locks down


WASHINGTON (AP) - Access to the White House complex was halted for about an hour Tuesday after a vehicle followed a motorcade carrying President Barack Obama's daughters through the gates.

Uniformed agents immediately stopped the vehicle after it trailed in behind the motorcade at about 4:40 p.m. EDT, the Secret Service said.

The driver, identified as Mathew Evan Goldstein, 55, was arrested and charged with unlawful entry. No hometown was given.

District of Columbia police swept the vehicle for explosives as it sat just feet away from the northwest gate of the White House. Access to Pennsylvania Avenue and the White House complex was restored about an hour later.

A law enforcement official said the motorcade was returning Obama's daughters to the White House.

The official said Goldstein has a pass for the Treasury Department, which is next door to the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue.

The law enforcement official was not authorized to discuss Obama's family or details of the investigation and requested anonymity.

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temeculapaul May 07 2014 at 5:51 PM

What, no comment mentioning Benghazi yet? The Heritage Foundation must be paying their attack bloggers minimum wage and is getting what they pay for.

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jeffbrooks.writer May 07 2014 at 9:33 AM

My favorite was earlier on when a couple using an Islamic sounding name (for what it is worth) crashed a presidential party and wandered right over to the president. When you look up the term flying by the seat of their pants there is a group shot of this administration.

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cary jeffbrooks.writer May 07 2014 at 12:21 PM

Obama said if things go bad, he will side with the Muslims. He said America is not a christian nation. He supports Hamas over Israel. He supported the takeover of Egypt and Libya by terrorists. Obama has nothing to fear from Islamic people.

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vobox3343 cary May 07 2014 at 1:51 PM

Must you baggers take everything out of context? Puhlezze, get a life.

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MaryJMartin cary May 07 2014 at 3:11 PM

Maybe you have something to fear, like your ignorance. You just want what you said to be true. The Muslims haven't attacked you yet. Where do you get this stuff????

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kpsra May 07 2014 at 8:53 AM

Wow great security! Probably another big investigation to figure out how this happened.

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Brad May 07 2014 at 8:25 AM

His daughters must have wanted a big mac, so the set up a motore cade. That big Mac probably cost the American people a few thousand dollars. The Obama bunch are really something it's all about money, our money.

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leslie May 07 2014 at 8:00 AM

He must have confused it with a public housing complex. Oh wait! It is!!

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Bruce May 07 2014 at 7:53 AM

This was probably just the case of a distracted driver who was texting and did exactly what the cars in front of him did. He probably had no idea how he wound up in the white house. If he had a black car, he probably would have got in the front door.

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gmvid May 07 2014 at 7:47 AM

I want to thank everyone for giving me my laughter for the day. Comments are great - lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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a4_turbo May 07 2014 at 7:10 AM

I agree with Jim. Did the security staff at the gate think that this Honda Civic was part of the motorcade...??? Ok - black Suburban, check...black Suburban, check...silver Civic, check...

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Good day William a4_turbo May 07 2014 at 8:34 AM

IF THE HONDA HAD 18 INCH SPINNERS ON IT,IT WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN STOPPED

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Carl May 07 2014 at 6:47 AM

It was the Mayor from Canada, he was so wrecked on Coke, he thought he was in the drive through at a McDonalds!!!!!

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Jim May 07 2014 at 5:01 AM

He should not have made it through the gate. Someone messed up, big time. We can rest assured there are high-lvel suit meetings today at the SS. Darrell Issa will probably hold hearings. Tea Bags calling for Select Committee.

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teeveequeen Jim May 07 2014 at 10:12 AM

"someone messed up, big time" ... LOL ... ya think your words are TRUE with regard to ...

Benghazi ... IRS targeting ... NSA snooping ... Fast & Furious ... Susan Rice LYING about a silly little video ... Obama (don't) care ... and YOU CAN KEEP YOUR OWN DOCTOR, PERIOD.

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