Secret Service wants to build $8M fake White House for training

Daily News Article - March 20, 2015


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. a) Who is the new director of the Secret Service?
b) How much money does the director want Congress to authorize for a replica of the White House?

3. How does the director explain his request?

4. Director Clancy's request happens to come at a bad time. Why is this so?

5. a) What is the purpose of the Secret Service? (What is its mission?)
b) Do you think Congress should approve the request for a replica White House? Explain your answer.
c) What types of concerns would they (and should we, as the taxpayers footing the bill) have about funding this plan?

CHALLENGE QUESTION: Why was a new Secret Service director appointed in October?