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Russia Mad at Putin's 'I Could Take Kiev in 2 Weeks' Leak

Because it leaked, not because he didn't say it

(Newser) - Vladmir Putin supposedly told the head of the European Commission in a private phone call that "if I wanted to, I could take Kiev in two weeks," reports La Repubblica via the New York Times . The Kremlin hit back today, saying that even if Putin did say that,... More »

Calif. Man Busted for Threat to Kill Congressman

Jim McDermott threatened over opposition to tax cuts

(Newser) - A California man has been arrested for making threatening phone calls to Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott over his stance on extending tax cuts. "Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, or George Washington—if any of them had ever met Jim McDermott, they would all blow his brains out. They’d shoot... More »

Calif. Man Gets 21 Months for Pelosi Threats

House speaker approves plea deal for Gregory Giusti

(Newser) - A San Francisco man who made dozens of threatening and abusive phone calls to Nancy Pelosi's home and offices has been sentenced to 21 months in a federal prison. Gregory Lee Giusti, 49, threatened to destroy the House speaker's home if she continued to support health care reform, the San ... More »

Fox News Made Man Threaten Pelosi: Mother

In 2004, Greg Giusti got a year for train conductor death threats

(Newser) - The mother of the San Francisco man arrested for making threatening calls to Nancy Pelosi over her role in health care reform says his ill-advised action was inspired in part by listening to Fox News. Greg Giusti “frequently gets in with a group of people that have really radical... More »

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