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  • FBI: No arrests in Spokane, Wash., ricin case

    05/20/2013 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2013 4:57 PM EDT | Nicholas K. Geranios
    The FBI said Monday that no one has been arrested after last week’s discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin in Spokane, but the agency remained tight-lipped about the investigation and a weekend raid at a downtown apartment building. … The letters were postmarked last Tuesday in Spokane and addressed to the downtown post office and the adjacent federal building. They were intercepted by the Postal Service, and no one was injured. … Witnesses have said a man was escorted from the building by law enforcement officers Saturday morning. Sandalo Dietrich declined to say if anyone...
  • Texas actress first accuses husband, but she's arrested in ricin case

    06/07/2013 6:04:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/7/2013 | Michael Martinez. Susan Candiotti and Carol Cratty
    (CNN) -- A Texas actress in a troubled marriage was arrested and charged Friday in connection with ricin-tainted letters that were mailed last month to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, authorities said. Shannon Richardson, 35, also known as Shannon Rogers and Shannon Guess, initially told the FBI that her husband, Nathaniel, sent the ricin-laced letters, but a polygraph exam found her to be "deceptive" on the matter, court papers said. Investigators found that her computer storage devices contained the text of threatening letters sent to the president, but the couple's computer records show her husband...
  • Turkey Stakes Claim in America With $100 Million Mega-Mosque

    05/21/2013 8:06:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    clarionproject.org ^ | 5/21/2013 | Ryan Mauro
    The Islamist government of Turkey is building a 15-acre, $100 million mega-mosque in Lanham, Maryland. Prime Minister Erdogan visited the site on May 15 in a ceremony that was attended by the leaders of two groups linked to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. Also present was the Maryland Secretary of State, representing Maryland Governor and likely Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, Martin O’Malley. The mega-mosque is called the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center and, according to the Muslim Link, it “will likely become the largest and most striking examples of Islamic architecture in the western hemisphere” when it is finished...
  • Fact Check: Did Obama selectively quote Usama bin Laden in counterterror speech?

    05/28/2013 3:32:02 PM PDT · by don-o · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2013
    President Obama is being accused of selectively quoting Usama bin Laden, by using a snippet of an anti-America screed to make it sound like Al Qaeda was breaking under the weight of the U.S. drone program. snip Thomas Joscelyn, a senior fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, argued that bin Laden's full quote has a far different meaning than that conveyed by the excerpt Obama cited last week. "When you look at the context of the whole statement, it doesn't support their story," he told FoxNews.com.
  • Sudanese official directly linked to genocide to meet with Obama administration

    04/30/2013 4:48:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    damnstraightpolitics.com ^ | 4/30/13 | Donlyn Turnbull
    In what I’m considering a new low, even for this administration, the State Department has announced it will be hosting a Sudanese delegation know for state sponsored terror and crimes against humanity by means of ethnic cleansing in the Darfur region. The Obama administration agreed to a high-level meeting with a delegation from the Sudan, the State Department announced on Monday. The Associated Press is reporting Senior officials with the National Congress Party, (NCP) of the Sudan have agreed to come to Washington for the “candid discussion on the conflicts and humanitarian crises within Sudan.” The delegation will be led...
  • UK: Muslims screaming "Allahu akbar" behead British soldier with machete on public street

    05/22/2013 3:03:01 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 72 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 22, 2013
    UK: Muslims screaming "Allahu akbar" behead British soldier with machete on public street In the face of appeasement and denial everywhere in the West, the jihad grows more brazen. Here is the feed from the BBC: 1753: Senior aides to Mayor of London Boris Johnson describe the Woolwich killing as a 'sickening deluded deranged act of violence', says the BBC's Robin Brant. 1744: Senior Whitehall sources have told the BBC that the Woolwich attackers are thought to have tried to film their attack whilst shouting "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great, says political editor Nick Robinson. The men were said...
  • Were Republican-owned GM dealerships targeted for closure in 2010? (Video)

    05/17/2013 6:04:41 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    Two members of Congress are asking if the Treasury Department disproportionately targeted more Republican or conservative owned auto dealerships during the government-lead restructuring of General Motors in 2009. Breitbart.com reported today that Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Jim Renacci (R-OH) released a letter asking Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to release documents regarding the process and methodology that determined which GM dealerships were closed.
  • Pentagon's Problem w/Proselytizing-Evangelicals lately have detected worrying signals from military

    05/10/2013 6:25:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 9, 2013 | Mollie Ziegler Hemingway
    In early April, Army Reserve soldiers in Pennsylvania were told in a redeployment briefing that evangelical Christians and Roman Catholics were "extremists," the same category as al Qaeda. Later that month, the Southern Baptist Convention's website was blocked on Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps bases due to what the military's software filter told Web users was "hostile content." And in early May, news reports said that an anti-Christian crusader had proposed new rules for the Pentagon so that military-service members could be court-martialed for sharing their faith. But the initial reports on these matters were exaggerated, taken out...
  • Senior Muslim Brotherhood Official Goes AWOL in D.C.

    05/10/2013 5:33:52 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 9, 2013 | Adam Kredo
    WINEP told the Washington Free Beacon multiple officials are trying to trying track him down currently. It remains unclear where in D.C. he may have gone, or if he is even still in the city.
  • Pelosi, top House Dems to dine with Obama

    05/08/2013 4:36:23 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/13 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has invited House Democratic leaders to dinner Wednesday at a hotel near the White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California will attend the private dinner, along with the No. 2 and No. 3 Democrats in the House, congressmen Steny Hoyer of Maryland and James Clyburn of South Carolina. The top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Maryland's Chris Van Hollen, will be there, plus the chair of the House Democrat's campaign arm, Steve Israel of New York.