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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Report: Threats to lawmakers increase

Threats against members of Congress have increased 300% this year as lawmakers delve into a host of complicated issues in a particularly charged political environment, Politico reports.

The story, based on FBI documents requested by Politico under the Freedom of Information Act, describes the cases in detail, including a threat made against North Carolina Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler by a 70-year-old voter with "a history of mental illness and a cache of guns" over President Obama's economic stimulus.

More here, and the original Politico article can be found here.

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