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VIDEO: "Suspicious" letters sent to Senators Wicker, Shelby, Levin, and President Obama-- Update: Arrest made!

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enough is enoughUPDATE:

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What journalists are saying about Kenneth Curtis

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MSNBC is now reporting that Carl Levin's regional office has also received a suspicious letter.

MSNBC is also reporting that they believe the letters are being sent from Mississippi and that federal officials believe they know who sent them, but there have been no arrests. The FBI does not think they are connected to the Boston explosions.

Via the Los Angeles Times:

An envelope addressed to President Obama and intercepted at a mail processing facility has tested positive for the poison ricin, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.

Officials are conducting additional tests to confirm the result, said the official, who was not authorized to speak to the press because the tests are part of an ongoing investigation. Investigators believe the letter to the White House may have been sent by the same person who mailed a suspicious envelope to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). [...]

All White House mail is processed at a remote facility not located at the White House complex. It is common for letters to be flagged and tested for suspicious substances, officials said.

And via WAAYTV:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAAY) - Spokesperson Johnathan Graffeo confirms a suspicious package has been located at the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Richard Shelby. 

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Scandal Watch: Scott Brown Accused of Harassment in 1998

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By GottaLaff

But will the Senate ethics committee investigate? Don't be silly:

Jennifer Firth, a local mortgage banker who was elected to the Board of Selectmen in 1999, filed a civil defamation suit against Brown in July of 2000, alleging that he had harassed her when she worked on his campaign in 1998, and then tried to smear her reputation around town with forged letters and emails.

I can see the attraction, what with his affinity for the pink leather shorts and all. Who could resist a guy like that?

She also alleged that Brown told several people that he'd had an "intimate relationship" with her and that he had a stack of sexually explicit letters that Firth had sent him. In her suit, Firth says that she'd never been sexually intimate with Brown, nor did she ever send him the aforementioned letters. A 2000 article in the local paper, the Sun Chronicle reported that Brown had denied the charges; for her part, Firth said she felt that filing the suit was "the only way I could stop this."

Allegedly.

But wait! There's more! Two days later....

Two days after the lawsuit was filed, Jennifer Firth's lawyer, Harvey Schwartz, filed a motion to withdraw as her counsel, saying that "to the best of [Schwartz's] knowledge, information and belief, the above allegations [by Firth] are not supported by 'good grounds.'" The next day, Jennifer Firth withdrew her suit. It was dismissed with prejudice, which means it can never be re-filed. Brown told a local newspaper that her lawyer had decided to withdraw after he was presented with letters and e-mail messages that proved she'd been harassing Brown.

Maybe Firth should go before the ethics committee.

Come to think of it, maybe the ethics committee should go before the ethics committee.

Who paid Firth off, I wonder... Or maybe she had no case. Or maybe ... Or maybe...

Rushpublics are so good at making a lot out of allegations and conjecture, enough to ruin careers. Dems on the other hand....

More details, speculation, and the court documents here.

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VIDEO: Rep. Grayson breaks down in tears over letters about uninsured dead

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By GottaLaff

Rep. Grayson may say things he shouldn't sometimes, but I adore the guy. He is reading stories from the site http://www.NamesOfTheDead.com.

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