BET Wire: A Weekly Political Roundup

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  • In Case You Missed It
  • For Life
  • Closer
  • Gun Violence
  • Winding Down
  • Stands by His Man
  • Keys to the Treasury
  • Biting the Hand That Saved It
  • He Never Learns
  • Nuts!
  • Sooner Than Later?
  • Gun Control
  • More Popular Than Congress

For Life

Obama signed a bill this week that grants Secret Service protection for life to himself, former President George W. Bush, future presidents and their spouses. Lifetime security had been the law until Congress changed it in 1997, limiting Secret Service protection for just 10 years after leaving office. The new law also provides security for presidents' children until they reach age 16.

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