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The Morning Watch: ‘Back to the Future Part II’ Inspires a Real Hoverboard, The Longer Version of ‘Uncle Buck’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, see how the gang at Hacksmith Industries use science and technology to create a real-working hoverboard modeled after the one seen in Back to the Future Part II. Plus, learn about a lost version of Uncle Buc...
Tags: Movies, Dave, John Candy, Veep, Vanity Fair, Jackie, Air Force One, Video Of The Day, John-Hughes, The American President, Back to the Future Part II, Uncle Buck, Jonathan Wackrow, The Morning Watch, Angel Has Fallen, Along Came a Spider

Secret Service agent rates films on accuracy of Presidential details

Vanity Fair asked former Secret Service Agent Jonathan Wackrow to examine details of presidential details in movies and television in terms of believability and execution. They missed a chance to ask him about how unbelievable it would be if the President caused 130 agents to quarantine if it were in a movie. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Movies, News, Secret Service, Vanity Fair, Jonathan Wackrow

Former Secret Service agent: I'm stunned by what I saw

Jonathan Wackrow writes that throughout his Secret Service career he witnessed countless situations where agents executed their mission with little regard for their own safety. But we should never have had to wonder if the President was exposing them to a potentially deadly virus during his Sunday drive-by outside Walter Reed hospital.
Tags: Cnn, Secret Service, Walter Reed, Jonathan Wackrow

Kamala Harris' Secret Service code name reportedly reflects her groundbreaking nomination

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is well aware of her groundbreaking status.The new Democratic vice presidential pick has selected "Pioneer" as her Secret Service code name, CNN first reported Monday ahead of the first night of the Democratic National Convention. A source confirmed the report to ABC News.Harris was quickly put under Secret Service protection last week after former Vice President Joe Biden chose her as his presidential running mate, CNN reports. She picked her new code name off a li...
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Dnc, Joe Biden, Cnn, John Boehner, Secret Service, Biden, Democratic, HARRIS, Jill Biden, White House Communications Agency, Jonathan Wackrow, Sen Kamala Harris D Calif, Kamala Harris Secret Service

How to detect counterfeit money

According to former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow, the Secret Service started during the US Civil War to deal with the influx of counterfeit US money that the Southern states were printing and using in the Northern states. In this video, Wackrow shows you how to spot modern counterfeit money, which is of such high quality that banks often don't detect them. Image: YouTube
Tags: Video, News, US, Secret Service, Artisanal Crime, Jonathan Wackrow

Former Secret Service Agent Explains How POTUS Is Protected

Jonathan Wackrow spent 14 years as a special agent of the Secret Service and in this video he explains how the Secret Service protects the people under its watch, particularly the President. It’s a testament to the Secret Service’s training, process, and professionalism that none of the three most recent polarizing Presidents have endured a serious assassination attempt. Tags: Jonathan Wackrow   Secret Service   video [Author: Jason Kottke]
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Former Secret Service agent: Why we loved Bush 41 (aka Timberwolf)

Jonathan Wackrow writes that US Secret Service agents loved President George H.W. Bush so much because of the deep and genuine respect he showed for them and law enforcement more broadly.
Tags: Cnn, Bush, George H W Bush, US Secret Service, Jonathan Wackrow

Ex-secret service agent: Maxine Waters' comments are dangerous

Calls for harassment of administrations officials and urging others to "push back on them" over Trump's immigration policies only perpetuates a political environment filled with vitriol and hate, writes Jonathan Wackrow. Democrats and Republicans alike need to encourage civil discourse, not civil unrest.
Tags: Cnn, Trump, Jonathan Wackrow

Ex-Secret Service agent: Barbara Bush's code name was absolutely perfect

There are two particular moments Jonathan Wackrow remembers from his time guarding Barbara Bush that served as defining experiences in his career and testaments to his famous protectee's candor and grace.
Tags: Cnn, Secret Service, Barbara Bush, Jonathan Wackrow

It's not just Trump's travel straining the Secret Service

Presidential getaways are only one part of what's overtaxing the agency, writes Jonathan Wackrow. The larger problem lies with pay caps and the agency's management of its workforce.
Tags: Cnn, Secret Service, Trump, Jonathan Wackrow

Secret Service Requests $60 Million Extra In Funding For Trump Security

Oh, awesome. So, while Donald Trump is cutting funding for things like the EPA and Meals on Wheels -- he has no problem with the Secret Service needing $60 million more in 2018 to protect his fancy ass. Why the increase, you ask? According to the Washington Post, $26.8 million of that budget would be going to protect Melania Trump and their son, Barron, at the Trump Tower (as they do not live with Donny in the White House). Related: Terror In London -- Get The Latest On The Westminster Attack As...
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