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Woman Who Sent Ricin Letters To Obama Gets 18 Years In Prison

AP | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for sending ri...

Man Withdraws Guilty Plea In Obama Poison-Letters Case

AP | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters laced with the poison to President Barack Obama and ...

Man In Obama Ricin-Letter Case Pleads Guilty To Fondling

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — The man who pleaded guilty last week to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials has pleaded...

Actress Accused Of Sending Ricin Letters To Obama Reaches Plea Deal

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reac...

Woman Accused In Ricin Case To Undergo Psych Exam

AP | DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

TEXARKANA, Texas — A federal judge Thursday ordered a psychological exam for the Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President...

FBI: Ricin Mailer Tried To Frame Husband

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT and DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

TEXARKANA, Texas — Shannon Richardson had been married to her husband less than two years when she went to authorities and told them her suspici...

Woman Admits Sending Ricin Letters To Obama, Bloomberg: Officials

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson was arrested Friday in connection with the mailing of ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York City ...

Ricin Letters Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- A Mississippi man has pleaded not guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge....

Obama Ricin Letter Suspect Indicted

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal grand jury has indicted a Mississippi man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and oth...

Probe Into Poison-Tainted Letters To Obama, Bloomberg Leads To Texas

AP | JEANNIE NUSS and TOM HAYS | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

NEW BOSTON, Texas -- A law enforcement official says a Texas home has been searched and a resident interviewed as part of the investigation into ricin...

Investigation Into Poisoned Letters To Obama, Bloomberg Widens

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

* Man in Texas being questioned about letters to Obama, Bloomberg * Five threatening letters sent earlier from Washington state ...

FBI Reveals New Details On Poison-Tainted Letter To Obama

AP | km | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — The FBI is confirming that the lethal poison ricin was on a letter sent to Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state earlier this m...

FBI: String Of Ricin Letters Were Sent On Same Day

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — A suspicious letter containing the deadly poison ricin was mailed to President Barack Obama from Spokane, Wash., on the same day simil...

Poisoned Politics: How the Far Right Sells Anarchy as Revolution

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

I will leave it to the sociologists to figure out whether race has anything to do with this, but one thing is for certain: there has been a definite spike in political militancy since President Obama took office in 2009, and a lot of it has come from the right.

Report: Blood-Smeared Mail Sent To NYC Municipal Building

| Posted 07.30.2013 | New York

By Murray Weiss, Irene Plagianos and Aidan Gardiner MANHATTAN -- Two letters, each smeared with blood, were sent to the city's Municipal Building a...

Another Questionable Letter Sent To Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama contained threats similar to those found in mail sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and is be...

Postal Union: Bloomberg Ricin Letters Postmarked In Louisiana

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.30.2013 | New York

WASHINGTON — A suspicious letter mailed to the White House and intercepted this week was similar to two threatening, poison-laced letters on the...

Police: Bloomberg Received Ricin Letters

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York and his gun-con...

Man Arrested In Ricin Scare: FBI

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 07.22.2013 | Crime

SPOKANE, Wash. — A man was arrested Wednesday in a case involving last week's discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin....

New Step Taken In Ricin Letters Case

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

SPOKANE, Wash. — Authorities in hazardous materials suits searched a downtown Spokane apartment Saturday, investigating the recent discovery of ...

Ricin Letters Suspect Evaded Police Before Arrest

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — The man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials appears to have attempted to ev...

Case Of Poison-Tainted Mail Headed To Grand Jury

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

OXFORD, Miss. — A dust mask that tested positive for ricin also contained DNA from a Mississippi man suspected of sending poison-laced letters t...

Ricin Letters Suspect In Court

Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

By HOLBROOK MOHR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSON, Miss. — The first time James Everett Dutschke's name came up in court regarding ricin-laced lette...

FBI Documents Link Suspect To Ricin

AP | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

By HOLBROOK MOHR and JAY REEVES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed documents that say the deadly poison ri...

Former Ricin Suspect Has Been Problem After FBI Investigation

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and JAY REEVES | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

TUPELO, Miss. — Ricin was found in the former martial arts studio of the man suspected of sending poison letters to President Barack Obama and o...