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Californians High on Legalized Pot, More Water and Obama


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — If President Obama is considering a political career after the White House, he might want to consider running for governor of California.Unlike national polls that have consistently shown more people disapproving of the job he's doing than the other way around, 55 percent of respondents to a survey by the Public Policy Institute of California approve of Obama's job performance with just 41 percent giving the president a thumbs down.One thing in Obama's favor is that 52 percent generally favor his health care law while 42 percent are opposed to it, figures that run contrary to polls that are taken nationally.As for the most pressing issue facing California, the economy and the state's problematic water supplies due to drought are essentially tied at 24 percent and 23 percent, respectively, among the 1,760 residents polled.Two-thirds of Californians, in fact, say their regional water supply is a big problem and an equal number don't believe the state is doing enough to combat the drought.Asked whether the sale and possession of marijuana should be legal in California, a record number -- 53 percent  -- said yes while 45 percent are against legalization.One other finding that appears to buck the national mood: half of the state's residents believe that California is going in the right direction. Just 41 percent say otherwise.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Gov. Martin O'Malley: Presidency Not a Crown to be Passed Between Two Families


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Gov. Martin O'Malley, the former Democratic governor of Maryland who is considering a run for the White House, said Sunday that new leadership is needed as the country heads toward the 2016 presidential race. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families. It is an awesome and sacred trust to be earned and exercised on behalf of the American people," O Malley told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on This Week Sunday. When asked whether he was referring specifically to the Clinton and Bush families, the former governor said simply that the principle would apply to any two families. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

John Kerry Staying in Switzerland for Iran Nuclear Talks


Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As the clock continues to tick down on a nuclear deal with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry has canceled a planned return to the United States.Kerry will remain in Switzerland as the Iran nuclear talks approach their deadline.Foreign ministers from six world powers are trying to reach a deal with Iran before a self-imposed deadline on March 31. The focus of any deal would be to restrict Iran's nuclear program in return for easing sanctions.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Says Controversial 'Religious Freedom' Law Won't Change


ABC News(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act would not be changing, state Gov. Mike Pence said Sunday during an exclusive interview on ABC's This Week. Pence said that the issue had been turned into "shameless rhetoric" and that the law is about strengthening the foundation of First Amendment rights rather than discrimination. He did not answer repeated questions about whether the law would allow business owners to discriminate against gay or lesbian individuals. Pence, a Republican, signed the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act into Indiana law Thursday. The law intends to prevent the government from infringing on individual’s religious beliefs, Pence said, but opponents say the law allows business owners to use religion as a reason to legally discriminate against members of the LGBT community. A federal version of the religious freedom law was enacted in 1993 but dozens of states have passed their own versions since then, including one passed unanimously in Illinois when President Barack Obama was a state senator. Pence touted bipartisan support for the law, saying that President Obama and Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi supported similar legislation. He said the issue was being misrepresented by the media in a news conference after the closed bill-signing ceremony. Illinois added specific protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation several years after passing the religious freedom law. Pence told the Indianapolis Star this specific legal protection is “not on his agenda” for Indiana residents. Pence said Sunday that he would look at a bill to clarify the law's intent if one reaches him. The law gained national attention quickly after it was signed when the NCAA, which is based in Indianapolis, released a statement expressing concern that the law would negatively impact athletes and visitors in town for the Final Four games of its men's basketball tournament. Several businesses, including Yelp, threatened to take their business away from the state. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Seattle Mayor Prohibits City Employees From Traveling to Indiana


Office of The Mayor(SEATTLE) -- The mayor of Seattle prohibited municipal employees from traveling to Indiana on city funds on Saturday, as the backlash spread against the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's decision comes in response to the law signed Thursday by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence that allows businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians for religious reasons. Murray said Indiana's new law "doesn't reflect the values" of Seattle. "Seattle has been a leader in the fight to protect civil rights and ensure equality for all people -- no matter who you are, or who you love," Murray said Saturday in a statement. "This is why I am ordering that none of our taxpayer dollars should go toward supporting this discriminatory law," Murray's statement continued. In an interview Saturday with the Indianapolis Star, Pence said he will support legislation to clarify the law. "I support religious liberty, and I support this law," Pence said. "But we are in discussions with legislative leaders this weekend to see if there's a way to clarify the intent of the law." But hundreds of people gathered outside of the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, some carrying "no hate in our state" signs, to rally against the law. Consumer review service Angie's List also said on Saturday that it is suspending a planned expansion in Indianapolis because of the new law, according to a report by ABC News affiliate WRTV-TV. Angie's List had sought an $18.5 million incentive package from Indianapolis' City-County Council to add 1,000 jobs over five years. But founder and CEO Bill Oseterle said in a statement that the expansion was on hold "until we fully understand the implications of the freedom restoration act on our employees." Celebrities including Ashton Kutcher and Andy Cohen have expressed opposition to the law. Indiana are you also going to allow Christian establishments to ban Jews from coming in? Or Vice Versa? Religious freedom??? #OUTRAGE— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) March 27, 2015  I can now legally be denied service in Indiana because I am gay, or Jewish? Am I right, @GovPenceIN? Sounds like a fun place to visit!— Andy Cohen (@Andy) March 27, 2015 Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Marco Rubio May Announce Presidential Campaign in Miami


Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., may be getting ready to announce his presidential campaign next month.The Tampa Bay Times reported on Friday that Rubio has reserved the Freedom Tower in Miami for an event on Monday, April 13, which could be the announcement date and site.An aide to the Rubio told ABC News on Saturday that they still have several options they are looking at, and nothing is final.If Rubio were to announce on April 13, it would make him the third major Republican contender in the race. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was the first to announce last Monday, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is expected to announced in early April in his home state of Kentucky.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Religious Freedom Bill May be Coming to North Carolina


gnagel/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- Another state is now considering controversial “religious rights” legislation.A North Carolina State Representative filed a bill this week similar to those in 20 other states across the country, according to a report by ABC News station WTVD-TV. The bill would allow employers to pick and choose who they want to do business with based on their own personal religious beliefs.Republican State Representative Paul Stam told WTVD-TV that state or local governments shouldn’t be able to order citizens to do things they have a religious belief against.“Three or four years ago, when our marriage amendment supposedly was going to kill business in North Carolina.  The 10 states that were fastest-growing in the nation all had marriage amendments,” he said.Indiana’s Republican Governor Mike Pence signed a new law on Thursday that allows businesses to refuse to serve people based on the business owner’s religious beliefs. Sarah Preston, who works for the state's American Civil Liberties Union, told the television station that the law is a slippery slope.“People could ignore non-discrimination laws. They could ignore other laws that they don't want to abide by, just by saying that they have a religious belief,” Preston said.Raleigh business owner Tony Cope told WTVD-TV that if the law is passed, it would hurt efforts to recruit business and talent.“It's a hurdle,” Cope said. “I have to spend my time and effort convincing people that, well, this is the way the legislation is going, but it's not really the way we do business in North Carolina."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Obama Calls Saudi King Over Yemen Developments


vichie81/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama spoke with the new king of Saudi Arabia on Friday over recent developments in Yemen, as Saudi Arabia continues to conduct airstrikes against rebels in parts of the country. “The President reaffirmed the strong friendship between the United States and Saudi Arabia and emphasized the United States’ support for the action taken by Saudi Arabia, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members, and others in response to President Hadi’s request and in support of the legitimate government of Yemen,” National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said in a statement.In addition to underscoring the commitment by the U.S. to Saudi Arabia’s security, President Obama and King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud agreed on a collective goal to achieve “lasting stability” in Yemen through a negotiated political solution, according to Meehan.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy Criticizes Clinton's Decision to Wipe Ema


Photo by Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy on Friday criticized Hillary Clinton, saying she had "unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server."Last week, Gowdy called for Clinton to turn her email server to a third-party for analysis of her records. "After seeking and receiving a two-week extension from the committee," Gowdy said Friday, "Secretary Clinton failed to provide a single new document to the subpoena issued by the Committee and refused to provide her private server to the Inspector General for the State Department or any other independent arbiter for analysis."Gowdy said that the committee learned on Friday that Clinton had wiped the server. "While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department," Gowdy wrote.Gowdy further criticized Clinton, saying that "not only was the Secretary the sole arbiter of what was a public record, she also summarily decided to delete all emails from her server ensuring no one could check behind her analysis in the public interest."Terming Clinton's decision "unprecedented," Gowdy says that that action involves the Select Committee and Congress, "but also those of the American people and their right to the full record of her tenure as secretary of State."Clinton has previously said that she deleted all private emails after turning over the records she and her team had identified as public record.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Indiana Religious Freedom Bill Might Rile 2016 Race


US Congress(WASHINGTON) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stirred fierce backlash from critics by signing a "religious freedom" law on Thursday, and he might have also shaken up the 2016 presidential race in the process.The former congressman and potential 2016 presidential candidate signed into law a controversial state Senate bill that simply states the government can't interfere with people and businesses exercising their religious beliefs. Religious freedom is already protected under the U.S. Constitution, and Pence posed the new law as an innocuous affirmation of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, against the mandate for employer-provided birth-control coverage under Obamacare.Known as a social conservative, Pence has said he's considering a White House run and will reportedly decide sometime this spring.The bill has sparked intense backlash online, but it's won a very important fan for Pence: Bob Vander Plaats, the noted Iowa-caucus kingmaker who heads up the FAMiLY Leader, a socially conservative group that exercises notable political influence in the critical primary-campaign state."I think it definitely boosts his credibility, not just with a group like ours, but for any freedom-loving American who wants to have a full-spectrum conservative in the White House," Vander Plaats told ABC News.Since Pence signed the bill, critics have lashed out at the governor online. Miley Cyrus posted a photo of Pence on Instagram, calling the governor an "a**hole." Businesses reportedly lobbied against the bill, and Yelp's CEO said it sets a "terrible precedent."Pence defended the law at a press conference on Friday after he signed it, saying it is "not about discrimination" and pointing to similar laws in other states, and to the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law by president Bill Clinton. Pence said he thinks there has been a lot of "misunderstanding" surrounding the bill.Critics see it differently. The bill "absolutely does" give a green light to discrimination, according to Jenny Pizer, national director of law and policy at Lambda Legal, an LGBT legal-defense and advocacy group."Many people take these bills as a message that the usual rules to not apply, and that other people should endure mistreatment if that is based on a religious motive," Pizer said.At issue is whether businesses can discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and transsexual clients: for instance, wedding photographers, wedding-cake bakers, or florists who may see a gay wedding as contradicting religious beliefs against gay marriage. In some places, businesses already can refuse to serve gays and lesbians, Pizer said, with nondiscrimination laws on the books in fewer than half the states and a dozen counties in Indiana. For Pizer and other critics, the concern is that the bill will green-light discriminatory attitudes.For Pence, the decision could bring embarrassment for his state -- the NCAA issued a strongly worded statement that it is "concerned" about the law's effects, as the men's basketball Final Four heads to Indianapolis next weekend -- but it could also provide a political windfall among activists like Vander Plaats in key primary states."This isn't about driving through McDonald's and saying you can't order a Big Mac 'cause you're gay," Vander Plaats, who says he's examining Pence along with other candidates, told ABC. The social-conservative vote will likely be sought by the likes of Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and a handful of others in the 2016 GOP race. Huckabee and Santorum each carried Iowa with Christian-conservative messages in 2008 and 2012, respectively."Gov. Pence, he did a great job signing that legislation, and I truly believe this will be a big issue in the 2016 race, the idea of religious freedom," Vander Plaats said.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kerry Calls for 'Expedited Review' of State Department's Record Keeping


State Dept photo(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State John Kerry this week sent a letter to State Department Inspector General Steve Linick calling for the department to review its records preservation policies."It is critical for the State Department to preserve a full and complete record of American foreign policy," Kerry writes, noting that "it is also important for the American public to have access to that record." While he praises the strides made by the department in terms of both preservation and transparency, Kerry says that more still must be done."We must adapt our systems and policies to keep pace with changes in technology and the way our personnel work," Kerry writes. He also highlights the "sizable Freedom of Information Act burden" that the department receives each year -- as many as 18,000 requests. Kerry admits that "putting the principles of preservation and transparency into practice is an evolving challenge, often hampered by resource constraints," but that his department must increase its efforts to do so.Kerry brings up a number of key questions that he hopes would be central to a potential review, including the ways the department can improve its tools and methods for complying with FOIA requests, the challenges posed by the department's international presence.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Obama Praises Reid's Career, Calls Him a 'Fighter'


Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama praised Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's long career in the Senate on Friday, after the Nevada Democrat announced he will not seek re-election in 2016."Harry Reid is a fighter. In his five terms as a U.S. Senator, Harry has fought for good jobs, a safer environment for our kids, and affordable health care for all. He's never backed down from a tough decision, or been afraid to choose what is right over what is easy," Obama said in a statement."Time and time again, Harry stood up to special interests and made sure every one of his constituents had a voice in their nation's capital," the president added. "Above all else, Harry has fought for the people of his beloved state of Nevada."Reid, 75, suffered a serious eye injury while exercising earlier this year, causing him to reconsider whether he would seek re-election."This accident has caused Landra and me to have a little down time. I have had time to ponder and to think," Reid said in a YouTube video announcing his decision. "We've got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada than about ourselves. And as a result of that I'm not going to run for re-election."Obama said he and the first lady wish Reid and his wife Landra "well in whatever the future holds."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Secret Service Tightens Rules on Agents Driving After Drinking


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Secret Service is tightening its rules on drinking and driving -- even though evidence suggests a recent report of agents driving drunk near the White House was exaggerated.The quasi-scandal started with an anonymous email saying two Secret Service agents drove drunk through a crime scene near the White House.Secret Service employees "are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects credit on themselves, the Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Government, and the citizens we serve," said the new policy, which was distributed to all Secret Service employees via official email on Monday. "Effective immediately, employees may not operate a Government Owned, Leased, or Rented vehicle within 10 hours of consuming an alcoholic beverage," the email reads.But, "the initial reports of a vehicle crash were inaccurate. There was no crash," Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy said at a hearing this week.Although sources tell ABC News there's no evidence the agents were drunk, the agency still announced a new rule: No driving government cars within 10 hours of drinking alcohol.The old rule said simply, no driving if you're impaired.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

White House Releases Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria


The White House(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama calls it one of the world's most pressing public health crises, and on Friday, his administration is announcing a long-awaited plan to tackle it, releasing the first ever White House strategy to counter superbugs and antibiotic resistance.The 63-page national action plan released Friday outlines steps to strengthen surveillance and spur the development of new antibiotics and tests. The new guidelines would also put increased pressure on the agriculture industry to reduce its use of antibiotics on farm animals, though critics say the plan is weak on industry enforcement. There are parts of the aggressive effort that the administration can act on now, but to get the whole job done, the president says he needs Congress to step up.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Secret Service Officials Reported Agents in White House Incident Did Not Appear


BackyardProduction/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- New documents obtained by ABC News reveal conflicting accounts by top Secret Service officials about whether two senior agents were drunk when they drove into the White House complex.It all started with an allegation -- via anonymous email -- that Secret Service agents were “extremely intoxicated” as they drove through an active crime scene set up just outside the White House complex on the evening of March 4. But documents obtained by ABC News show that two senior Secret Service officials believed the two agents involved in the now infamous incident were not intoxicated, based on their interactions with the agents that evening. The agents, Marc Connolly and George Ogilvie, had been accused of driving through the crime scene near a White House gate while possibly under the influence of alcohol after attending a retirement party for a colleague.The accusation of drunkenness was slow to move up the chain of command and word of the anonymous email only reached Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy five days later on March 9. Secret Service officials then gathered information on the allegations of agent misconduct to be passed on to the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, in accordance with agency policy. The information was based in part on recollections of some of the supervisors involved in the incident five days earlier.The documents were part of the material presented to the DHS Inspector General by the Secret Service. One of those documents details some of the recollections of Secret Service Deputy Chief Alfonso Dyson and Captain Michael Braun, both of the Uniformed Division.“Deputy Chief Dyson advised that based on his conversation with DSAIC Connolly, it did not appear as though DSAIC Connolly [was] impaired,” according to Dyson’s account of his phone conversation with Connolly described in the document. Dyson called Connolly on the evening of March 4, after he was alerted to the incident. Connolly told Dyson that he had made a mistake, which Dyson believed to be referring to driving into the crime scene at that entrance caused by a suspicious package tossed at that location by a woman earlier that evening.The document goes on to say, “Captain Braun advised that the driver of the [government vehicle] (ATSAIC Ogilvie) did not appear to be intoxicated.” And though Braun advised that Connolly’s eyes appeared glassy, he commented “that he did not believe that DSAIC Connolly or ATSAIC Ogilvie was intoxicated.”According to documents, Deputy Chief Dyson had been briefed on the incident on the evening of March 4 by Uniformed Division Inspector Keith Williams. Citing an “unknown source,” Williams said he was told Connolly, a passenger in the car, “smelled of alcohol,” the document states.According to congressional sources, no other evidence other than the anonymous email and the unknown source has been presented to suggest that either agent was drunk. Multiple sources who have reviewed video of the incident tell ABC News that it does not provide any conclusive evidence of impairment.The documents also show that Connolly told Dyson that he and Ogilvie did not realize that the White House complex was under alert condition yellow due to the suspicious package investigation at that entrance. Only when they noticed that the security post was unoccupied did they check their BlackBerry devices and learn of the alert.A detailed timeline of events obtained by ABC News shows that Director Clancy was called at 10:48 p.m. on the evening of March 4 to inform him of the suspicious package. The two agents arrived at the White House only 10 minutes later, at 10:58. Yet, records show, no one from the Secret Service bothered to call Clancy back that evening to inform him of alleged misconduct.Video of the incident released Tuesday shows no drama, no collision and, at most, a low-speed vehicle maneuver which bumped a temporary traffic barrel out of the path of the entrance of the White House complex. The video has a limited view, but does not show indications of a particularly active crime scene.The video also does not show that the agents flipped on their lights to go around the barrier, as they are accused of doing in the anonymous email. It does show a vehicle moving just behind the agents’ car followed closely by a police car that did have its rooftop light bar flashing.Rep. Elijah Cummings was troubled by the email, telling Director Clancy at a Tuesday hearing, “It appears that we have an agency at war against itself. The idea that in an organization like this that somebody would create this kind of document to bring this kind of disruption when they are supposed to be guarding the president of the United States of America. We are better than that.”It is now up to the inspector general to determine whether the allegations of misconduct have merit, why they were not communicated more quickly up the chain of command and what can be done to get the Secret Service can get back on track. That process, sources say, could take several weeks.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.