Woman in DC chase may have thought Obama was stalking her

Pete Williams and Erin McClam, NBC News report: Miriam Carey, the woman authorities say rammed her car into the White House gates and led police on a chase before she was shot and killed.

The woman who led authorities on a chase from the White House to the Capitol before she was killed by police may have thought that President Barack Obama was stalking her, law enforcement sources told NBC News.

The sources said that the woman, Miriam Carey, had a history of mental health problems.

The chase, on Thursday afternoon, stirred panic in the capital and briefly stopped the mechanisms of government. It happened two weeks after a man shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard.

Members of the House and Senate, in a standoff over the government shutdown, were ordered to stay in place. One lawmaker was cut off mid-sentence during a speech. A swarm of police startled tourists who were taking in Washington on a summery day.

Carey, 34, was a dental hygienist living in Stamford, Conn. Details of her background began to emerge in the hours after the episode.

Dr. Barry Weiss, a dentist, told NBC Connecticut that Carey was working for him in January 2012 when she suffered a fall and missed two to three weeks. He said that she appeared increasingly stressed after an unplanned pregnancy. Relatives have said that she may have suffered postpartum depression. Read the rest of this entry »


Breaking News: Holder Announces Resignation

Or, not. Who are we kidding? Sorry to get your hopes up.

Holder’s holdin’ on. What did we expect?

“Holder has ‘no intention of stepping down’. 

In a rare television interview with NBC’s Pete Williams, Attorney General Eric Holder said he still has goals he hopes to accomplish with President Obama, and aims to cling to his office with every fiber of his being, embracing his desk and chair with his bare hands, cursing his Republican tormentors, spitting paper clips, gnashing his teeth, throwing paperweights and shooting staples at whoever crosses his path strike a better balance between press freedom and safeguarding national secrets”

via Nightly News