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FBI: Early test shows ricin in Obama letter

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Updated: 4/17/2013 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI says preliminary tests on a letter sent to President Barack Obama indicate the presence of poisonous ricin.

The letter is undergoing further testing because preliminary field tests can be unreliable, creating false positives.


The letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. It comes the day after officials said a letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker tested positive for poisonous ricin. That letter to Wicker, a Republican, was intercepted at a Senate mail facility just outside Washington.

In light of the supicious letter interceptions Florida Senator Bill Nelson has released the following statement.

"Authorities have confirmed a deadly poison was discovered in at least two separate letters found at White House and Capitol mail facilities. Mail delivery to Senate and other government buildings has been temporarily suspended, and our state offices have special mail handling procedures in place. Also, earlier today, two suspicious items were removed from our Senate office building, nearby the Capitol. Police are questioning a man who had numerous letters in a backpack. Thankfully, the safegaurds authorities put in place since 9-11 are working to protect the people."

The FBI says there is no indication of a connection to the bombing at Monday's Boston Marathon.
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nativejax - 4/18/2013 11:22 AM
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Really? If the truth makes you two laugh, it won't be for long. What I said has EVERYTHING to do with the issues right now...Why else would OTHERS try to send this 'likable' president letters that could harm him? I absolutely 'like' this President as person, and think anyone who tries to harm him should go to prison, like this idiot in this story tried.... but, he not leader material and he's a liar AND YOU KNOW IT.. You two are laughing because its just 'easier' for you when the TRUTH usually hurts.Hope neither one of you are classified as, 'disabled' vets, because if this unconstitutional gun bill gets passed, you two hyena's will have to give up your guns. Still laughing?

1country - 4/18/2013 10:06 AM
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whosaysnocan,You have a great big I agree on that one!! If we didn't have her we would never have anything to laugh about!

whosaysnocan - 4/18/2013 9:10 AM
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Really Nativejax? Hope you feel better since your last post. You usually give me a good laugh with much of what you say/believe, today is a real HOOT! Thanks! Citizens such as you keep bringing up items that are of no consequence to the issues right now. Foolishness from fools!

nativejax - 4/17/2013 10:17 PM
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About his news conference today,.Really? OBama said today it was a "shameful day" because he couldn't ram through an illegal 'gun control" bill? He is visibly MAD AS H#ll about it too. Well I want to know Mr Obama, was it MORE shameful than you being elected by 'admitted' fraudulent voting of your 'peers'? More shameful than not PROVING you are an American born citizen by' producing an original' birth certificate? More shameful than you carrying a Social Security Number that belongs to a dead man from a State you have NEVER resided in? More shameful than spending MORE money than any other elected President in the history of the U.S.? More shameful than spending more hours on the golf course then any other President? More shameful than the ONLY time you do 'pop' up in the public's eye is to attack the 'hard working, law abiding, citizens civil rights and liberties, instead of the 'thugs' of this country? More shameful than when you 'give' to the sorry welfare recipients 'MORE' in the ruse they are 'entitled' to it and they don't have to work for it? More shameful than to pass an 'Obamacare' healthcare program that is doomed to fail, without EVER allowing 'John Q Public' to READ first? More shameful than when you lied AGAIN in your hateful tone to the American people today that this gun bill 'has' to go through to keep THUGS FROM SHOOTING INNOCENT BABIES?. More shameful than 'tripling the deficit' more than any other President in history? More shameful than knowing you are leaving your OWN and EVERYONE'S children and grandchildren NOTHING, but unsurmountable DEBT and a mess for their legacy? More shameful that 'YOU WIFE TELLS THE PUBLIC SHE IS A SINGLE MOM' not even there for her, much less the people of this country that have loved it for century's, whose roots, you will find out, "are so deep they are UNTOUCHABLE"?...So shake your finger at us again and TELL ME what is really SHAMEFUL.

nativejax - 4/17/2013 6:06 PM
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That's exactly what I wanted to say, Old Dog, but the fight to restore an honest Government has a long way to go after this block on gun control..This crook is hell bent on making his 'lies' get it passed. The biggest problem I have with this gun bill is that fact that our veterans who come home mentally disabled from being ORDERED to kill over there, will lose their right to own arms to defend themselves and their families over here. It is tied in with this 'more background' check bill that was shot down..Thank God, but its not ever going to be over until we get an AMERICAN President in office and this dictator OUT .

Old Dog - 4/17/2013 1:59 PM
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Guess this is what you get when you attempt to divide the nation and trample on the people’s constitutional rights. I would bet what little money I have, that the bombings in Boston and the attempt to poison the President and certain members of the Senate were perpetrated by a domestic terrorist not foreign born group. Fact is there is presently so much hatred for this President and his anti-constitutional socialist cohorts, that I am actually surprised something hasn’t happen before now. Can you say the word revolution…it happened once and history tends to repeat its self.
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