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    Big First Family and Travel Draining Secret Service Budget

    It’s a protection racket. With 42 Trump family members and administration officials on far-flung and busy schedules while under round-the-clock security, the Secret Service says it’s swiftly reaching salary and overtime caps for many of its 6,800 agents. The president’s regular weekends at his golf clubs in New Jersey and Florida, for example, require security infrastructure at each. The Secret Service, which has reportedly paid $60,000 for golf cart rentals alone so far in 2017, is seeking more money from Congress to last past Sept. 30.

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