WASHINGTON — President Obama appointed veteran U.S. Secret Service official Julia Pierson as the first female director in the agency’s 148-year history Tuesday, nearly a year after a prostitution scandal tarred the reputation of one of the nation’s top law enforcement institutions.
WASHINGTON — He’s not a dictator and won’t entertain the idea of a “Jedi mind-meld” with opponents. There’s no “secret formula or special sauce” he can slip foes to make them see things his way. And not to worry, he says, the situation may look dire but won’t be an “apocalypse.”
LOS ANGELES — Two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a small private plane that violated restricted airspace Friday as President Barack Obama was about to depart from Los Angeles International Airport aboard Air Force One, authorities said.
WASHINGTON — The international prostitution scandal at the Secret Service claimed its first casualties Wednesday. The agency announced three agents would leave the service, even as separate U.S. government investigations were under way into the incident.
CARTAGENA, Colombia — President Obama said Sunday he will be "angry" if an internal investigation shows Secret Service personnel engaged in misconduct while in Colombia because he expects representatives of the United States to act with the "utmost in dignity and probity" when traveling abroad.