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Saturday, August 23, 2008

MCCAIN CAMPAIGN

Colo. Inmate Charged With Powder Mailing

Prosecutors have filed charges against a jail inmate alleging he sent a threatening letter and white powder to a Colorado campaign office for Sen. John McCain.

Marc Harold Ramsey faces a charge of knowingly mailing a threat and could serve at least five years in prison if convicted.

Authorities say the powder in the letter was not lethal, but they have not determined what it is. The letter arrived at a McCain campaign office in the south Denver suburb of Centennial.

U.S. Attorney Troy Eid announced the charge on Friday.

The 39-year-old Ramsey is in the Arapahoe County jail awaiting trial on a charges of menacing, harassment and assaulting a peace officer.

-- Associated Press

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

Evangelical Backs Out of Giving Opening Prayer

The relationship Democrats are trying to forge with the religious community at their nominating convention next week took a hit when a popular young evangelical backed out of their Monday night program.

Cameron Strang, the 30-something editor of Relevant, a magazine about faith and culture, said on his blog that he has changed his mind about delivering the opening night convention prayer because he does not want to be seen as endorsing Sen. Barack Obama. Strang will still attend the convention, however.


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