Secret Service Officers Placed On Administrative Leave

Two points of interest from the testimony of Secret Service director Mark Sullivan this morning.

1. Three members of the Uniformed Division's magnetometer branch were suspended. (Various press accounts call these folks "agents."  They're not agents. Agents -- the guys and gals in suits -- are sworn special agents and work directly on protection details.

2. Asked about author Ron Kessler's assertion that threats to President Obama were increased 400% higher than threats received for previous presidents, Sullivan said no -- Obama received roughly the same number of threats.