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Senate Offices Receive Bomb Threats

The U.S. Capitol Police are investigating bomb threats to "several" Senate offices, though so far the department has not felt the need to evacuate any offices or buildings on the congressional campus.

The Capitol Police sent out this alert just before 2 p.m. ET today:

"Several Senate Offices have received a bomb threat by phone and e-mail.
The United States Capitol Police are actively investigating. There is no need for staff to take any precautions at this point. If your office receives a threat please take note of the time, caller ID, and wording. Please contact the United States Capitol Police at 202-224-0908."

The department's spokeswoman, Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, said that she could not give out any more information on the threats because "it's an ongoing investigation." She said that there have been no reports of any suspicious packages on the Hill today and and that there have been no evacuation orders because "we haven't determined that there's any need to take such a step."

Roll Call reports (sub req'd) that a total of five Senate offices have received threats.

UPDATE 4 p.m. ET: The Capitol Police sent out this follow-up message an hour ago:

"As a result of the recent bomb threats to several Senate Offices, the United States Capitol Police conducted sweeps and cleared all affected areas."

By Ben Pershing  |  October 22, 2008; 2:44 PM ET
Categories:  Senate  
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Posted by: DAVID | October 22, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

The offices were all republican, and rove's henchmen did it to frighten the country into an irrational fear of terrorism by the democrats.

They are THAT desperate because Obama will blow the whistle on just exactly what the hell they were doing in bush's first term that caused the top DOJ people to threaten to quit if it were not stopped.

MY GUESS is that they were recording every single phone conversation in the country.

I only hope this comes out some day.

Posted by: faye kane, homeless brain | October 22, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Wow, faye kane that brings back the 'anthrax' scare. I saw enough evidence to conclude that WAS an inside job. So let the October surprises begin. The tally starts with;

O dying grandma
M domestic terrorists
O Biden ad-libs
M Baking powder from sea to shining sea.

Posted by: James | October 22, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

We, the people of the United States, will do more than just THREATS...

The absolute criminal Bush Administration........

Posted by: Thomas F. | October 23, 2008 4:39 AM | Report abuse

Man the republican GOP will do anything to get palins trooper gate, over expeditures, and saying non-factual items out of the news.

Surprise they didn't call it in from the 7-11 down the street from ayers home. Wouldn't be the first time McCain-Palin fabricated or abused privelages for their own gain.

Posted by: ccrowley | October 23, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

"The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget."

Posted by: diana9 | October 23, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

This is almost funny, but not quite. McCain and Palin have been shouting about the William Ayers and the Weather Underground for weeks now, even though Ayers was never convicted of anything. Indeed, the case the Nixon "Justice" Department then led by John Mitchell, was thrown out of court due to investigative and prosecutorial misconduct by the FBI and the prosecutors. It's amazing the media, even those sympathetic to Senator Obama, mention this. Meanwhile, you can rest assured that these bomb threats and death threats all come from ultra right wing, born again, "christian" conservatives who plan to vote for McCain unless they're already barred from voting by their previous felony, wife and child abuse and drug convictions.

Posted by: dsrobins | October 24, 2008 1:06 AM | Report abuse

Obama tribute video a must see

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYt0VhVmlq4

Posted by: beebizzz | October 25, 2008 1:22 AM | Report abuse

Hey Wa Po editors and reporters, when are you going to tell us poor readers what really happened in Pittsburg?

You know, the false accusations of rape and mutilaion of a McCain female staff by a black man supporting Obama.

Not newsworthy perhaps Fred Hiatt?

Posted by: bekabo | October 26, 2008 4:29 AM | Report abuse


test!

Shame on the Wa Po for the previous hate-filled anti Obama propaganda (§ beebizOctober 25. 1:22AM), Falsely accusing Barrack Obama of working for the Talibans, can make it through, while asking for reports on the false accusatios of rape and mutilations, made by a McCain female staff in Pittsburg, against a suposedly Obama fan won't.

Why is this simple message, where you can't find a trace of obscenity or personal attacks censored?

Why?

Posted by: bekabo | October 26, 2008 4:54 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: bekabo | October 26, 2008 4:56 AM | Report abuse

Hey Wa Po editors and reporters, when are you going to tell us poor readers what really happened in Pittsburg?

You know, the false accusations of rape and mutilaion of a McCain female staff by a black man supporting Obama.

Not newsworthy perhaps Fred Hiatt?

Posted by: bekabo | October 26, 2008 4:59 AM | Report abuse

Hey Wa Po editors and reporters, when are you going to tell us poor readers what really happened in Pittsburg?

You know, the false accusations of rape and mutilaion of a McCain female staff by a black man supporting Obama.

Not newsworthy perhaps Fred Hiatt?

Posted by: bekabo | October 26, 2008 5:38 AM | Report abuse

Hey Wa Po editors and reporters, when are you going to tell us poor readers what really happened in Pittsburg?

You know, the false accusations of rape and mutilaion of a McCain female staff by a black man supporting Obama.

Not newsworthy perhaps Fred Hiatt?

Posted by: bekabo | October 26, 2008 6:05 AM | Report abuse

Somebody tell me if these were republican senate offices.
If that's true, the gop is stooping lower than I thought possible.
What's next, goon squads at the polls on election day? These scumbags are incredible.

Posted by: tommyd60 | October 26, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

I agree. Pittsburg! What happened? Did a campaign comprised of nothing but miserable stunts, stumble again?

Does it deserve anonymity?

Posted by: cebowman | October 27, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign has come to its McBethean epiphany.

Our campaign was a howling tale, told by a gang of idiots, full of sound and fury-signifying nothing!

Posted by: cebowman | October 27, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

The Obama winds pushed toward the gulf this morning. They were impressive enough to wake my watch dog and I. She barked as the wind noisily howled through on its way south. With some intent listening, I was able to translate her appraisal,"Nothing to fear. It's just the Obama winds on their way to the Gulf of Mexico."

Posted by: cebowman | October 27, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

The Obama winds pushed toward the gulf this morning. They were impressive enough to wake my watch dog and I. She barked as the wind noisily howled through on its way south. With some intent listening, I was able to translate,"Nothing to fear. It's just the Obama winds on their way to the Gulf of Mexico."

Posted by: cebowman | October 27, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Forty years ago, bank management was confined to savings and checking accounts and issuing loans and credit. Over these years our banks and financial institutions have diversified into providing twenty plus different liquidity and financial services.

Today, the concept behind bank management is being applied to different services and organizations that range from investment banking, market making, insurance, leasing to real estate development and construction lending, underwriting and sub-prime lending.

As a result, bank managers face an increasingly complex set of challenges for the next decade. Our media is providing evidence of these challenges as they are showing up in the current global financial conditions. These challenges are the result of rapid rate of change in:
• consumption of energy and raw materials,
• investor demands,
• cost of living,
• the marketplace,
• innovation and technology,
• global competition,
• sources of long-term inflation,
• causes of a mild recession,
• financial institutions’ ability to provide credit, and
• geopolitical conditions that effect trade, bank liquidity and investments.

These new challenges have existed before, but not to the degree that they do today. These conditions have imposed enormous strains on existing organizational forms in banking, financial liquidity and the government’s monetary institutions. The traditional structure is highly bureaucratic, and experience has shown that it cannot respond rapidly enough to the present changing environment. Thus, we need changes in leadership, direction and effective management structures that are highly organic and can respond rapidly as situations develop inside and outside the banks and our monetary institutions. This means replacing the traditional banking and monetary structure. Maximizing profitability is not the purpose of, but a limiting factor on, a bank and its financial activities. We need a sustainable measure, not a count. Ask Warren Buffet how he measures growth on his investments.

JJ Lawson

Posted by: lawsonj | October 27, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

"The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget."

Posted by: diana9 | October 27, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Somebody damn sure needs to wake up the Senate and maybe a good size explosion would remind those pampered clowns that they're suppose to be working for the people and not corporations.

The Millionaire's Club needs a good wake up call, or maybe a revolution would do it.

Posted by: Doubtom | October 27, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I have come to the conclusion that reader comment sections on newspaper sites do more harm than good. It was an interesting idea, but look around - it failed.

Posted by: mcclure03 | October 28, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

For an in-depth study of Obama's life story. Over 300 references. A MUST READ!

http://colony14.net/id41.html

Pass it along to everyone you know and everywhere you go!

Posted by: jimnmaggie | October 29, 2008 5:52 AM | Report abuse

jimnmaggie,

Thank you for your pointer into the very heart of the right-wing lunatic fringe. I have come across little pieces of this stuff in emails, and wondered where people got this garbage. Now I know! The venom fairly drips. The site isn't quite fact-free, but comes pretty close. The few actual facts present among the slime are given a sinister tinge or called into question using terms like "allegedly", or "so-called", etc. Its truly a rich vein of poison. Though it's not quite a professional hatchet-job, because the writers claim to know people's thoughts and intentions, and to know details which can't be found from any reputable source, but only from other right-wing nutcase sites. This is a potential vulnerability because, if anybody actually attempted to verify this stuff, they might conclude that it was all made up. And they might wonder about why someone would do that. Speaking for myself, I find that when people do this sort of thing, it ultimately turns out to be because they only way they can get their guy (or gal) elected is by convincing everyone that the other guy (or gal) is the devil. Because they know they couldn't win by making a case FOR their side, they devote all their resources to making the case AGAINST their opponent. The problem is, eventually people get sick of this trash and wake up and realize that the trash peddlers have no clothes.

Posted by: brent2 | October 29, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget."

Posted by: diana9 | October 29, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

"The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget."

Posted by: diana9 | October 29, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Since there are 6 days left until the big voting day, I would really like the candidates to focus on really important issues such as global poverty. According to The Borgen Project:
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget.

Posted by: veronica5 | October 30, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I think Republican campaigning has finally hit rock bottom with Elizabeth Dole insinuating that her opponent is an atheist who consorts with Godless Americans.

Check out the ad, and watch CNN's Campbell Brown eat Dole up and spit her out. It is a rare moment of journalistic integrity in this campaign.

You'll find it at:
http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/10/campbell-brown-blasts-elizabeth-dole.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | October 30, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

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