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Obama Assassination Threats

This Time President Obama Literally in Gun Toters' Sights

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The gun-toting men and the police sergeant were taking target practice on the president's likeness at an undisclosed desert locale. This is Arizona.

John Celock

Lawmaker Calls Obama Assassination Attempt Just A 'Lucky Shot' | John Celock | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in New Hampshire posted on Facebook questioning the attempted-assassination charges against the man who allegedly shot a...

Top College GOP Leader: Obama Assassination 'Tempting'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

Lauren Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at University of Texas at Austin, said on Twitter Wednesday that the idea of assassinating Pre...

Amanda Terkel

From Rand Paul Stomper To Allen West's Bikers: Rise In Far-Right Violence During 2010 Elections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This election season, a man was arrested for hitting a protester at a rally for Washington GOP Senate candidate Dino Rossi, a man stompe...

Marianne Williamson's Plea To Sarah Palin: Words Have Power

Marianne Williamson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marianne Williamson

"Shoot with accuracy; aim high and remember it takes blood, sweat and tears to win" is a frightening statement, Sarah. It is not funny; it is threatening.

Daniel Cowart Pleads Guilty In Plot To Kill Obama (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee man authorities say is a white supremacist has pleaded guilty to plotting to kill then-presidential candidate Barac...

A One Day Celebration of Health Care Reform

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

If we can't develop a national consensus on health care, jobs, education, and race, I don't think we can compete.

Alabama High School Teacher Uses Obama Assassination As Classroom Example

Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

In a high school geometry class, parallel lines and angles intersected with talk of presidential assassination Monday, when an Alabama teacher used an...

Race is Not the Only Reason for Jump in Assassination Threats to Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP has slapped Obama with a socialist tag. That sets off a Pavlovian drool; reason quickly goes out the window and the red flags run up the mental flagpoles of countless Americans.

Details: Obama's Secret Service Agent Most Influential Man In The World

Details | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Let's face it: The audacity of hope is about to be tested by the tenacity of fear. Yes, it's amazing to witness the historic, anything-can-happen triu...

A Chilling Note From a Student: Classmates Discuss Shooting Obama

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

A student in Iowa contacted E&P with an account much in line with reported incidents of other school kids, some as young as 7 or 8, talking about "assassinating" Obama.

A 20-Year-Old on the Meaning of the Election

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

My son, Brett, who is 20 and just voted in his first presidential election, wrote the following on Facebook on Election Night. I was so proud and moved by what he wrote, that I decided to post it for others to see.

Shock and Sadness: Hearing The Unspeakable

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeannie Ralston

How terrible that there are people, even "refined, well-mannered" people, who are so self-interested, so self-serving that they have lost a basic sense of humanity.

John McCain's Missed Opportunity

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Senator John McCain made a point during the debate that Barack Obama should repudiate John Lewis' Wallace comparison, which Senator Obama had done already.

Thomas B. Edsall

Dark Clouds: Obama Assassination Threats Weigh On Voters | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Denver, CO -- Contrary to the widespread expectation that the nomination of Barack Obama will intensify black-brown tensions, many of the 12 Latinos g...

White Supremacists Look Forward To Obama Backlash

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


So Let's Talk About Assassination, Shall We?

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mary Lyon

Liz Trotta's apology for the Obama/Osama-assassination remark had all the sensitivity of a Dick Cheney torture-rationalization meeting.