Man Arrested in Investigation of Ricin-Laced letter Sent to Pres Obama

From Politico Breaking News:

A law enforcement source has confirmed to POLITICO that Paul Kevin Curtis has been arrested in the investigation of a ricin-laced letter sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.).

ABC and CNN had previously reported that the letters to Obama and Wicker were signed: “I am KC and I approve this message.”

Oh hell, this kat Paul Kevin Curtis aka KC wanted to get caught. With his wanna be catchy signature, “I am KC and I approve this message.”

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Letter with “Suspicious Substance” addressed to President Obama

From Politico Breaking News:

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama “containing a suspicious substance was received at the remote White House mail screening facility” on Tuesday, the Secret Service announced Wednesday.

The Secret Service said that the letter was received at a facility that routinely identifies letters or parcels that require secondary screening or scientific testing before delivery.

“The Secret Service White House mail screening facility is a remote facility, not located near the White House complex,  that all White House mail goes through,” Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said. “The Secret Service is working closely with the U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI in this investigation.”

So we have the Boston Marathon Bombing, a letter suspected to be laced with a poison, ricin sent to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi being reported yesterday and now we have a letter “containing suspicious substance”. 

And this just in….

Capitol Police are responding to reports of suspicious packages in the Hart and Russell Senate office buildings and a bomb squad is on the scene. The buildings have not been evacuated, but certain areas of the buildings have been closed.

This has the makings of some homegrown terror, hopefully the “suspicious packages” in the Hart and Russell Senate office buildings will turn out to be nothing and just a result of everyone being extra cautious.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Bill to Expand Background Checks on Firearm Purchase Short of 60 Votes to Pass


Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) who led the bi-partisan effort with Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) to present legislation to expand background checks on firearm purchases; says he is short the 60 votes need for the legislation to pass the Senate.

Here is a statement from Sen Manchin’s communication director, Johnathan Kott:

“Senator Manchin remains optimistic and hopeful that if Senators and the American people read the bill, they will support his commonsense approach to require criminal and mental background checks for advertised sales, including purchases at gun shows and online sales, without infringing on Americans’ Second Amendment rights … So far Senator Manchin has managed to garner support from an A-rated NRA member and three Republican Senators as well as 90 percent of his own party. With a record like that, I see no reason to bet against Senator Manchin today. He will continue to explain his bill to his colleagues and anyone with concerns until the minute they vote.”

Manchin and Toomey are still working to get the necessary votes and it’s believed they are not far from the 60 for passage, the bill was scheduled to be voted on at 4pm today.  More than likely the vote will be delayed until they have secured the 60 votes.

It’s shameful that it is so difficult to get the necessary votes on something everyone should agree on, the Manchin-Toomey Bill will not infringe on anyone’s rights to legally purchase firearms.  And for those worried about records being kept there is a provision in the bill that makes it a felony to use the records for a national database.

Here are some highlights from the Manchin-Toomey Bill:

  • Closes the gun show loophole
  • Allows for interstate firearm sales
  • Precludes states from enforcing local gun laws when gun owners are transporting guns across state lines
  • Imposes a 15-year prison term for any government official who keeps gun ownership records.

Let’s make this happen!!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!