FBI agents investigating a Spokane, Washington, man charged with sending a letter containing the poison ricin to a federal judge said “similar letters” to President Barack Obama, the Central Intelligence Agency, a U.S. Air Force Base and the U.S. Post Office were seized or detected.
Postal workers intercepted a letter addressed to U.S. Senator Roger Wicker that preliminary tests showed contained poisonous ricin, with lawmakers learning of the incident while they were being briefed yesterday on the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Put aside the politics, and the question of who-knew-what-when. There are two policy problems highlighted by the controversies at the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice. The first is the growth of 501(c)(4) groups into vehicles for anonymous and unlimited political spending. The second is the Barack Obama administration’s overzealous prosecution of leaks.
Paul Kevin Curtis played the young Elvis at an annual Tupelo festival honoring the Mississippi city’s most famous son and strummed his guitar at night outside his home in a subsidized housing project an hour to the north.
Jules Kroll, a former private investigator who started a bond-rating company after the financial crisis, said the largest credit-rating firms are again putting profits ahead of accuracy amid record demand for corporate debt.
Federal authorities detained a Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters to President Barack Obama and a U.S. senator that initially tested positive for the poison ricin and heightened tensions after the Boston bombings.