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Anthrax

FBI: Anthrax Hoaxes From California Man Still In Mail

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO — A California man suspected of mailing more than 120 hoax anthrax letters to media outlets was interviewed previously by the FBI ...

New York Times Receives Envelope With "White Granular Substance"

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — An employee of The New York Times opened a letter Wednesday containing a white powder that officials later said was harmless. The di...

10 Chase Banks Hit With Letter Threats, Some With White Powder

Reuters | Keith Coffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DENVER, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Ten branches of Chase (JPM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) bank in Colorado and Oklahoma received threatening let...

Friday Night's Debate: How Obama Can Deliver the KO

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

I believe foreign policy is McCain's weak spot, one that has not been exploited, but one that I believe Obama will pounce on on Friday night.

Jason Linkins

Wall Street/Iraq War Mashup

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Surprisingly little separates what's happening to the financial market and what happened during the run-up to the Iraq War, many years ago. Both are ...

Leahy: Anthrax Suspect Did Not Act Alone

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the of Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday he does not believe that Dr. Bruce Ivins acted alone in the deadly...

Scientist Whose Anthrax Analysis Was Used To Link Spores To Iraq Had No Background In Bacteria

LA Times | David Willman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An acclaimed government scientist who assisted the federal investigation of the 2001 anthrax mailings said Tuesday that he erred seven y...

The Passengers Gossip as the Ship Sinks: An Open Letter

Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larisa Alexandrovna

A nation sinking cannot afford to play gotcha with something as unimportant as a vanilla sexual affair of a man not in any office of power and whose reputation is otherwise entirely solid.

Is Karl Rove the Anthrax Killer?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The atmosphere of terror that these attacks helped build allowed Rove to temporarily win the political dominance he'd always craved.

The Anthrax Perpetrator and the Arkansas Shooter Were Taking Antidepressants

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Breggin

It was recently disclosed that two murderers, one extremely notorious, were probably taking antidepressants at the time of their crimes, but hardly an...

Terror from the Inside

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Our "reason" for developing an arsenal of biological weapons is that the US needs to learn how to prevent attacks from deranged outsiders. Now we have another reminder that the enemy may be us.

Three Questions For ABC News About Its Anthrax Reporting

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

ABC News was probably duped on a story of huge importance, putting Iraqi fingerprints on anthrax attacks that actually came from the U.S at a time when the case for war was beginning to get traction.

Anthrax Scientist's Therapist Was "Scared To Death" Of Him, Says Scientist Tried To Poison People

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU and LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FREDERICK, Md. — Bruce E. Ivins, the late microbiologist suspected in the 2001 anthrax attacks, had attempted to poison people and his therapist...

REPORT: White House Pressured FBI To Link Anthrax Letters To Al Qaida

Huffington Post | Dan Duray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE 8/4 3:40 PM*** ThinkProgress reports on a story in the New York Daily News saying that the White House reportedly pressed the FBI to make a...

Anthrax Scientist's Brother On CNN: "He Can Go To Hell" (VIDEO)

Gawker | Ryan Tate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Gawker has footage of the brother of Bruce Ivins, the suspected anthrax mailer, on CNN's American Morning. Ivins is surly throughout the entire inter...

Anthrax Doctor's Suit With Justice Department Settled

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former Army scientist who was named as a person of interest in the 2001 anthrax attacks will receive $5.8 million to settle his l...

LA Times Editorial Defends Reporters' First Amendment Rights

The Huffington Post | Dipayan Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Former USA Today reporter Toni Locy is being held in contempt of court by U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton for refusing to identify the law enforc...

Reporter Held In Contempt In Anthrax Case

New York Times | ERIC LICHTBLAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A federal judge found a former reporter for USA Today in contempt of court on Tuesday for refusing to name her confidential sources who had discussed ...