Secret Service Scandal Clouds Trip

    US President Barack Obama (C), attends the opening ceremony of the VI Summit of the Americas at the Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala Convention Center in Cartagena, Colombia, on April 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    President Obama was focused on the job at hand in Colombia Sunday despite a red-hot scandal that’s embroiled about a dozen Secret Service agents and five military service members. News that agents assigned to the president’s protection detail had been involved in a payment dispute with a Colombian prostitute earlier in the week leaked Friday, and the agents were sent home. “I think it’s been much more of a distraction for the press,” said Press Secretary Jay Carney, who added that Obama’s mind was on work as he attended the Summit of the Americas, a 33-country gathering of heads of state.

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