The Secret Service scandal has spread to a second hotel in Cartagena, Colombia -- the hotel where the president of the united states was staying while he attended a Latin summit April 12-14.

CBS News correspondent Whit Johnson reports that a law enforcement official told him a 13th agent is under investigation for bringing a prostitute back to the swanky Hilton Hotel where President Barack Obama was staying.

Until now, the investigation had been confined to one hotel, where 12 members of the uniformed division of the Secret Service are accused of partying with as many as 20 prostitutes.

Government officials had been confident that the president's safety was never at risk since the scandal didn't involve his first line of protection: the elite presidential detail.

"Now you're into the hotel where the president of the united states was going to stay, and it just gets more troubling," Sen. Joe Lieberman said on "Face the Nation."

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Sarah Palin lashed out at the ousted Secret Service supervisor who wrote on his Facebook that he was "checking her out," when he was supposed to be protecting the former Republican presidential candidate during a campaign stop in 2008.

David Chaney, one of two supervisors who was forced to resign from the Secret Service last week, wrote in 2009: "I was really checking her out, if you know what i mean?" -- in the caption under a photo of himself seemingly leering at Palin (above).

He also joked that he was "a stalker."

"Well, check this out, buddy — you're fired!" Palin said Thursday during a Fox News interview.

Palin blamed President Obama for his lax leadership and poor management of government which may have set the stage for the prostitute scandal in Cartagena, Colombia.

Calling the sex scandal "a symptom of government run amok," Palin cautioned the president to be wary of Secret Service agents around first lady Michelle Obama.

"It's like, who's minding the store around here?" Palin told Fox. "The president, for one, he better be wary, there, of when Secret Service is accompanying his family on vacation. They may be checking out the first lady instead of guarding her."

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The first photos of the high priced call girl who is responsible for the biggest scandal in Secret Service history have surfaced online.

According to the NY Post, the 30-year-old single mom, who has not been identified by name, said an unidentified SS agent stiffed her on a pre-arranged fee of $800.

During the interview at her home in Colombia, the nervous woman bristled at news reports that she was a common prostitute or streetwalker.

In an exclusive interview with the NY Post, she described herself as a high-priced escort, not a prostitute.

“You have higher rank,” she said. “An escort is someone who a man can take out to dinner. She can dress nicely, wear nice makeup, speak and act like a lady. That’s me.”

“It’s the same, but it’s different,” she told the Post. “It’s like when you buy a fine rum or a BlackBerry or an iPhone. They have a different price.”

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The "Basketball Wives" publicity machine is running on all cylinders -- assisted by corny write ups on TMZ.com.

This entire season of BBQ Wives centers around 2 episodes -- this week's and next week's -- in which Jennifer Williams, Evelyn Lozada, and Evelyn's fake "assistant" Nia, go to war.

Nia fired the first salvo in January by slapping Jennifer (who I'm told will be paid a bonus for fighting). The slap was conveniently filmed by VH1 in January and aired in this week's episode.

Then, yesterday, TMZ reports that Jennifer filed a civil suit against Nia -- in April -- for a slap which occurred in January. Coincidentally, the civil suit was filed after the episode aired. I'm sure the courts don't take lightly to being pimped for television ratings.

How much are you willing to bet this frivolous civil suit will be dropped before it can be tossed out of court?

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Cocaine powder and bottles of cheap whiskey were found in rooms vacated by 11 Secret Service agents who were relieved of their duties after cavorting with prostitutes in Colombia last week.

The agents, who arrived in Colombia on Wednesday, ahead of President Obama, reportedly partied with 10 high ranking military officers at a strip club in Cartagena early Friday. The agents and the military men brought at least 20 of the club's finest prostitutes back to the luxury 5 star Caribe hotel.

The prostitutes reportedly charged $200 each for their highest quality services. But one agent refused to pay a prostitute, who complained loudly to hotel management. The hotel called the police who notified the U.S. Embassy.

At least one hotel room was completely trashed, according to a hotel employee.

“When I went upstairs I walked into a messy room. The room was littered with two whiskey bottles — and a line of white powder, I believed to be cocaine, was on top of a round glass table in the room,” the staffer told NY The Post.

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They say that employees look to their boss to determine their behavior and actions. If employees have a lax boss who often breaks the rules in front of them, employee morale and work output will be very low.

As if he doesn't have enough problems, President Barack Obama must now deal with a sex scandal of worldwide proportions which threatens to blow President Nixon's Watergate scandal out of the water.

President Obama spoke on Sunday for the first time about allegations that 11 Secret Service agents cavorted with prostitutes and got liquored up in wild parties at the luxury hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia -- all on the taxpayer's dime.

The 11 agents were relieved of their duties and sent home. Many, if not all, of the 11 agents were married men.

Mr. Obama said he would be "angry" if the allegations turned out to be true.

Reportedly, the Secret Service sex parties were so wild that hotel employees (or the U.S. State Department) issued a curfew to clear the hotel of all the prostitutes by 7a.m.

All visitors going up to the agents' rooms were required to sign in and leave their identification at the front desk.

But one prostitute either refused -- or forgot -- to leave her ID at the front desk.

A search of the hotel discovered the missing prostitute in a room of one of the agents. An argument broke out over whether the agent should pay the prostitute for services rendered before she was ejected from the hotel for breaking the curfew.

The media, on Saturday, reported 2 different scenarios about what happened next.

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A black Detroit teacher has lost her job for trying to help her eight grade students organize a 'Wear your hoodie to school' fundraiser.

According to the AP, "Brooke Harris was dismissed in March from Pontiac Academy for Excellence after she supported students' efforts to plan a wear-a-hoodie-to-school day. Martin was wearing a hoodie on Feb. 26 when he was shot to death by a neighborhood watch volunteer."

The Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., and other groups have called for Harris to be reinstated.

"I'm really confused why I got fired," Harris told The Associated Press. "I don't think I did anything wrong."

According to the SPLC, Harris's eight grade students asked her about Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Miami student who was gunned down by George Zimmerman, in cold blood.

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Years ago I wrote a post about Khloe Kardashian dating rapper Young Jeezy. Literally minutes after I published that post, an email from Jeezy's publicist landed in my Inbox. She wanted me to know, in no uncertain terms, that Khloe was not dating Jeezy.

In her email, the publicist stated that she was good friends with Khloe, who took to her blog the day before to dispute rumors that was seen partying with Chris Brown.

Later I found out that Khloe was actively pursuing then-Lakers star Lamar Odom. And she didn't want Lamar to think she was giving up her goodies to every rapper who came along.

Image has always been a top priority to Khloe and her sisters, and Khloe had big plans for Lamar.

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After disputing rumors that the Dallas Mavericks were sending forward Lamar Odom to the D-league, the Mavs and Odom have officially parted ways today.

"The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it's in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team," Odom said in a statement to ESPN.com.

The Mavericks will list Odom as inactive, meaning the team can trade Odom next season. The 32-year-old former LA Laker will be forced to sit out for the rest of this season.

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Former Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino held a press conference on Tuesday to talk about Sunday's motorcycle crash that landed him in a hospital with broken ribs and neck injuries.

According to ESPN, the Arkansas Razorbacks football coach, "who is married with four children, didn't mention he had a passenger during a news conference on Tuesday, two days after Sunday's accident, and a school statement that day quoted Petrino's family as saying "no other individuals" were involved."

Petrino also didn't tell his athletic director that his passenger was a woman half his age, or that she worked for the university.

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long announced the decision to put Petrino on leave at a late-night news conference. He said he didn't know about Petrino's passenger -- 25-year-old football program employee Jessica Dorrell -- until the 51-year-old Petrino called him Thursday afternoon, minutes before a police report was released that disclosed her presence at the accident.

Petrino told Long that he had spent Sunday with his wife, Becky, at a lake and was going for an evening ride when he lost control of his motorcycle.

"When I came out of the ditch, there was a lady there that had flagged down a car," Petrino said. He didn't mention that "the lady" had been riding with him on his motorcycle when he crashed.

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Lottery pools at work are as common as apple pie. Usually the pool trusts one co-worker to buy the lottery tickets, and if they win the jackpot they are expected to split the winnings equally among themselves.

That was the plan when co-workers at a Maryland McDonald's pooled their money in hopes of winning the historic $640 million Mega Millions jackpot last week.

But one of the holders of Friday's three Mega Millions jackpot tickets is refusing to honor the agreement she made with her McDonald's co-workers. Now a judge might have to decide if Mirlande Wilson, 37, is telling the truth when she said she purchased the winning ticket separately from her McDonald's co-workers plan.

"We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself. [The winning ticket] wasn’t on the group plan," Wilson told The New York Post.

"I was in the group, but this was separate. The winning ticket was a separate ticket," the single mother of seven said as she and her fiancé left her home.

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