As small business owners, my wife and I do not have income taxes withheld from the money we earn. As many small business owners do, we have to periodically write checks to the state and federal governments for taxes owed. I mailed these tax payments this past week and, while writing out the checks and […]
About Dan Bongino
Dan began his career with the NYPD in 1995 as a member of the pattern identification unit, specializing in the identification of serial criminals, and became a full time police officer in 1997, where he graduated with honors from the Police Academy.
Dan proudly joined the ranks of the U.S. Secret Service in 1999 as a special agent in the New York Office where he was assigned to investigate computer crimes, bank fraud, and credit card fraud. His early career was marked by a number of investigative successes earning Dan a Department of Justice recognition award.
Dan moved to Maryland in 2002 to become an instructor at the Secret Service training academy. Dan was awarded a number of commendations for his work in redesigning the investigative curriculum to reflect current investigative trends.
In 2006, Dan entered into duty with the elite Presidential Protective Division in the administration of President George W. Bush. Dan distinguished himself by becoming one of the earliest tenured agents to be given responsibility for an operational section of the protective detail. Dan remained on protective duty during the change in administration to President Barack Obama, quickly becoming the highest ranking member of his operational shift of agents. With this distinction came greater responsibility and Dan rose to the challenge. He was designated as the lead agent responsible for the coordination of President Obama’s visits to Prague, Jakarta, amongst a myriad of terror threats, and finally as the lead agent responsible for his visit to an active war zone in Afghanistan. Dan was awarded a series of commendations and left the protective detail as one of their most distinguished agents.
After completing the maximum time served allowed on presidential protection duty in 2010, Dan chose to stay in Maryland, transferring to the Baltimore Office. There, he immediately made an impact on the community by breaking up one of the largest fraud rings in Maryland’s history.
Upon resigning from the Secret Service in 2011, Dan began a grassroots campaign for the U.S. Senate against the feared Maryland Democratic machine. Despite overwhelming odds, Dan defeated nine opponents in the Republican primary. Dan finished second in a three-‐way race in the general election and continues to act as an activist within the community.
Dan is a consultant specializing in international security and corporate strategy. He has earned master’s degrees in both psychology and business administration. He has provided subject matter expertise and commentary for the following media outlets: WND, the NBC Nightly News, the CBS Early Show, the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, the Military Channel, the Sean Hannity Show, the Mark Levin Show, the Thom Hartmann Show, GBTV, Breitbart TV, the Dennis Miller Show, the Glenn Beck Show, America’s Morning News, the Lars Larson Show, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, the Baltimore Sun, NewsMax, National Review, the Huffington Post, RedState and others.
Entries by Dan Bongino
When President Obama spoke of fundamentally transforming America, I took him at his word. I was always troubled by those comments because, although America has issues that will require creative solutions, it certainly shouldn’t be fundamentally “transformed.” Transformed into what? One transformation that President Obama is trying to institute is a legacy of dramatically bigger, […]
Due to my near obsession with opinion shows on the 24-hour news channels, I don’t watch many movies anymore. But, a few days ago I stumbled upon the movie “Cinderella Man” about the life of professional boxer James J. Braddock. Although I love boxing and was familiar with Braddock’s story, I was unaware of all […]
If I were a betting man I would wager that very few people who have ever known, or worked around, President Obama are surprised by his incredibly offensive comments at the recent National Prayer Breakfast. In case you missed them, while speaking about terrorism, the President stated: “Unless we get on our high horse and […]
The arguments against school choice in America are growing more desperate and outrageous as the special interest groups allied against the educational opportunities of America’s school children begin to lose their fight. In a remarkable development, a number of prominent Democrats are siding with Republicans on school choice and in the fight for the educational […]
Mumbai, Nairobi, Boston, Martin Place, Peshawar, and Paris. What do all of these places have in common? They have all been victimized by the same terror tactic, a tactic which is difficult to fight. The dramatic September 11, 2001 terror attacks cost the terrorist operatives about $500,000 and countless man hours of flight training and […]
One of the most glaring hypocrisies of big government liberals who manage to get elected or appointed to high-ranking government positions is that their professed love for the positive power of big government rarely matches their actions when their own skin is in the game. Our country is at another significant turning point. A stagnant […]
If you needed more proof of just how out of touch and politicized our federal government has become under this president, consider the Department of Homeland Security’s recent report on the dangers from “right-wing extremism.” According to CNN: A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses […]
While listening to a local talk-radio show recently, I heard a self-declared liberal caller tell the host, “You guys will go after Obama for anything.” I thought this was an interesting comment considering that devoted liberals will rarely challenge President Obama on anything! Any reader of this website, or consumer of the variety of conservative […]
I spent the past weekend celebrating my daughter Amelia’s third birthday. One of the stops we made was in the local Build-A-Bear store to buy her a new teddy bear. While we were there we ran into a woman, let’s call her “Julia”, who worked in the daycare location where we used to send Amelia. […]
Let me preface this piece by saying that if you have convinced yourself that the government, by taking more of our money through higher taxes, will make us all more prosperous, then you need not read any further. I have come to learn that any attempt to persuade the far-left “tax-and-spend” crowd is a fruitless […]
Last year may have been that inflection point where it all turns around and, although nothing is permanent, I am confident that the tide of big government that has rolled upon our shores may be beginning to recede. A series of electoral and policy failures which have blackened the eyes of big government acolytes piled […]
President Obama’s year-end press conference last Friday was another missed opportunity (in a long list) to bridge the growing political divide in America. If you pay careful attention to the words Mr. Obama uses and the context in which he uses them, you will notice a consistent and troubling pattern. Mr. Obama rarely uses any data or […]
“The two officers were pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital, where their colleagues and family members huddled tearfully. City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio were less than welcome guests at the poignant gathering. “We’re all in this together,” the mayor told grieving cops, according to a cop who was there. “No we’re […]