President Obama is appointing Julia Pierson to head the U.S. Secret Service. She is the first woman to head the agency. The post does not require Senate confirmation. Pierson is a veteran Secret Service agent, and replaces Mark Sullivan. Sullivan recently retired after dealing with a scandal involving Secret Service agents and prostitutes in Colombia. The agents were doing advance work ahead of a presidential visit to Cartagena last April.
Posted Tuesday, March 26th 2013 @ 3pm