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Secret service ‘cutting corners,’ endangering Obama: author

A socialite couple that gate-crashed a White House state dinner Tuesday night were able to do so because the Secret Service has been "cutting corners," and in the process endagering the life of the president, says an investigative reporter.

Ronald Kessler, author of The President's Secret Service, told CBS News Thursday morning that "the Secret Service has been cutting corners to a shocking degree ever since Homeland Security took it over in 2003."

Kessler said that "there absolutely could have been an assassination" at the state dinner Tuesday evening, when President Barack Obama hosted Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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