Morning Browse: Truth in Spitting, Height’s Alive and Militia Raid

By Kai Wright Mar 29, 2010

Tea Partiers say reports of their racist attacks on congressmembers last week are apocryphal. Well, now there’s video of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver getting spit on, at Huffington Post. WSJ explores the gap between Tea Party protest enthusiasm and Tea Party success at the polls. No, civil rights icon Dorothy Height is not dead, Twitter reports to the contrary notwithstanding. The 98-year-old chair of the National Council of Negro Women is in “very serious, but stable condition” at Howard University Hospital. Federal authorities raided a Christian militia group in the midwest over the weekend. An FBI spokesperson said charges will be unveiled in court today, but some press reports have suggested the group was targeting Muslims. The criminal trial for the BART cop accused of shooting Oscar Grant on a subway platform has been moved up to June 1, New America Media reports. Photo Credit: NOW