Health Care Bill Spurs Assassination Calls on Twitter

The tweeted threats come on the heels of increasingly-heated rhetoric by some conservatives aimed at Democratic lawmakers working on health care reform, even as the Secret Service says threats against the president are declining.

On their way into the House over the weekend, protesters yelled racial and homophobic epithets at entering Congressmen.

Health Care Bill: Threats Against Obama

Earlier this month Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan told a House committee that assassination threats against the president had declined sharply since their peak during the 2008 election.

"We have a program area that is just dedicated to protective intelligence I believe we are very aggressive with it," Sullivan said. "Every day there is somebody out there that is looking to harm those people that we protect, and you're right it could be a lone gunman it could be an organized group and we have to look at every single one of those possibilities."

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