Select Obama invite went to ‘f–k police officers’ professor

President Obama speaks to a crowd in Omaha, Nebraska, Jan. 13, 2016 (Photo: C-Span)

President Obama speaks to a crowd in Omaha, Nebraska, Jan. 13, 2016 (Photo: C-Span)

An anti-gun professor with a “f–k police officers” Facebook screed was part of a select group of activists invited by the White House to a Nebraska event on Wednesday. She was the only one given the opportunity to meet Obama in a greeting line.

Amanda Gailey, associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and nine other members of Nebraskans Against Gun Violence were invited by Obama to attend this week’s speech at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Obama used the town hall event to talk about gun control, the 10 executive orders he signed that redefine a gun “dealer” to include many private citizens, and other policies he will push before leaving office.

Roughly 8,000 people attended the event.

“I think it’s just wonderful that Obama has made this a policy priority,” Gailey told JournalStar.com on Tuesday. “I hope that it results in bringing this issue to the forefront of the political conversation in our state as the legislative session begins.”

The website BizPac Review examined the professors Facebook page on Thursday, which revealed a “f–k”-laced rant aimed at Ohio cops.

The outburst came on the same day a grand jury cleared two Cleveland, Ohio, police officers of the November 2014 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Officer Timothy Loehmann shot the boy, who brandished an Airsoft replica of a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun, after exiting his vehicle.

Officer Loehmann was not told by radio personnel that Rice was a juvenile or that the gun may be a toy.

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“F–k the racists who think black children look like adults. F–k a legal and police system that allows grown white men to pose with sniper rifles on a universitiy campus or in a grocery store and allows insurrectionists to train guns on government agents with no consequences but sounds the alarms when a black child is carrying a toy gun,” said Gailey Dec. 28.

“F–k police officers who undertook a job that carries inherent risk but think any perceived threat to them whatsoever justifies instantaneous lethal force.”

Amanda Gailey, associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was 1 of 10 people invited by the White House personally invited to hear the president's speech in Omaha, Nebraska, Jan. 8, 2016 (Photo: Facebook, Amanda Gaily)

Amanda Gailey, associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was 1 of 10 people invited by the White House personally invited to hear the president’s speech in Omaha, Nebraska, Jan. 8, 2016 (Photo: Facebook, Amanda Gaily)

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty held a news conference after the grand jury’s decision was announced. He called the events leading up to Rice’s death a “perfect storm of human error, mistakes and miscommunications by all involved that day,” Reuters reported.

Rice’s family has filed a civil lawsuit over the boy’s death.

Lesbian couple arrested in severe beating of boy, 5

(Tulsa World) Two Muskogee women accused of beating a 5-year-old so severely that he suffered two strokes while in a hospital were arrested Tuesday on charges of child abuse and neglect.

Rachel Jean Stevens, 28, and Kayla Ann Jones, 25, each were charged Tuesday with felony child abuse by injury and child neglect, court records indicate. Both are being held in the Muskogee Jail.

Police were called to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa on Dec. 8 after the boy was transferred there from a Muskogee clinic because of lesions on his face and seizures he was having, according to information from an affidavit and a Muskogee Police Department news release.

Al Jazeera America is dead: Network goes dark

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Al Jazeera America will cease to exist on April 30, 2016

Al Jazeera America is dead.

The U.S. arm of the Qatar-based news network is closing its doors after three years in business. Employees at its Midtown Manhattan offices were informed Wednesday that operations will cease April 30.

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“I know this will be a massive disappointment for everyone here who has worked tirelessly for our long-term future. The decision that has been made is in no way because AJAM has done anything but a great job,” CEO Al Anstey wrote in an email to staff, Politico reported Wednesday.

Anstey declined to mention a slew of discrimination lawsuits and a recently maligned report on doping in professional sports.

Al Jazeera’s entrance into the U.S. market began when it purchased Al Gore’s Current TV for approximately $500 million in January 2013. The Arab-language broadcaster’s exit involves shifting towards a “global online strategy” later this year.

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“I’m truly sad that that future we were making great strides towards cannot be realized,” Anstey ended his email. “However, the achievements of the past two and a half years should be a source of great pride for everyone. In the months to come we will do everything that we can to support you, to work with you, and to ensure you are shown the respect you deserve.

Franklin Graham to Christians: Seek political office

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Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham, the world renowned evangelist who also oversees the global Samaritan’s Purse aid organization, kicked off his national Decision America 2016 tour in Florida on Tuesday, calling on Christians to pray for themselves, their families, their communities and their country – and if God so advises, to run for political office.

“I believe God honors those in high places who honor Him,” he said, to the crowd of hundreds gathered at the steps of the Capitol Building in Tallahassee. “Our job as Christians is to make the impact of Christ felt on every aspect of life – religious, social, economic, political.

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He then spoke of the “trash” his own local school board in North Carolina has given to students to read, and then called on those with the minds and hearts to serve to seek out public office.

“We need Christian men and women running for school boards,” Franklin said. “Can you imagine if the school boards in America, [if the] majority were evangelical Christians, the impact this would have for years to come?”

Franklin scoffed the notion of Christians staying separate from politics, saying “the enemy says that” and calling for more to get in the political game. But first and foremost, he advised prayer.

“I encourage you … to go back home and form prayer groups,” he said. “People coming together who believe in the Lord Jesus Chris who are concerned about the community and who are willing to pray. … then look for people in your community … you think who would be willing to run for office, then go out and campaign in the community and work to get them elected.”

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Franklin’s Decision America 2016 is a 50-state stop at all the nation’s Capitol buildings to call for prayer, confession and repentance on the nation.

“We’re all here today because we know that our country is in trouble, we’re in spiritual trouble, economic trouble, political trouble, and we are in race trouble,” he said, at the outset of his Florida speech. “I think we may be more racially divided today than we were maybe 30 to 40 years ago.”

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And, he added: “I have no hope in the Democratic Party” and “no hope in the Republican Party,” but rather only in God to fix the nation, he said.

He publicly prayed with those in the audience for the nation, for their personal sins, and for the sins of the previous generations and reminded: “The most important thing we can do here today is we can pray,” Franklin said.

“Let’s take this nation back,” he said, at the  conclusion.

Islamic scholar: Some Muslims not trustworthy

An Islamic scholar, Muhammad Al-Hussaini, responded to the acquittal of a pastor who was accused of “offensive” speech against Muslims while warning of radicalized jihadists – and who was just acquitted – by defending the pastor’s comments.

He said, the Newslettter.co.uk reported: “Why would Pastor James McConnell be required to trust people that I, as a Muslim academic and clergyman, would not trust?”

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McConnell, in a sermon in 2014 in Belfast at the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle, told his congregation that “Islam is heathen, Islam is satanic, Islam is a doctrine spawned in hell,” the news outlet reported. He also said much of the Islamic community in Britain furthered “Jew-hating” discrimination that in turn, sparked violence.

He was charged with making “grossly offensive” comments about Muslims, as WND reported. But he was just acquitted. His lawyer, Philip Mateer, said the case focused on the pastor’s claim that he didn’t trust Muslims, but that the European Convention on Human Rights allowed for such views.

But Al-Hussaini suggested in an interview with the News Letter the pastor was wrongly charged.

He acknowledged that whenever Islamic radicals committed atrocities, British Muslim leaders rallied to say “we condemn this completely,” while also insisting “Islam is a religion of peace.”

But the “deeds don’t match the words,” Al-Hussaini said, the News Letter reported.

“Muslim parents are just like everybody else,” he said. “They want their sons not to go off to Syria to fight and become jihadists. They want their sons to grow up and become doctors and lawyers and successful professionals.”

But history teaches, he said. And the current Muslim situation is similar to the prejudice among Germans in the 1930s who didn’t directly support the Nazis, but nevertheless disdained Jews.

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“Ordinary British families in the Muslim community [sitting] round the family dinner table, [where] you [would] hear ordinary, everyday, banal, Jew-hating talk or prejudiced comments against other sections of society,” he said. “A minority of cases can lead to people actually taking these things very seriously.”

He then called the pastor’s trial a case of political correctness where “the British establishment, rather than wanting to engage hard questions, is rather keen to pacify and to appease Islamist opinion,” he said, the News Letter reported.

Winning Powerball numbers drawn for $900M jackpot

(CNN) Powerball has set another record for the biggest jackpot ever, reaching a staggering $900 million on Saturday.

The winning numbers, drawn at 11 pm ET on Saturday, were 32, 16, 19, 57, 34, and the Powerball was 13. It was not immediately clear if anyone had won the jackpot.

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Smoking gun: Email suggests Hillary broke law

(Lifezette) The latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department early Friday contain what may be the smoking gun that forces the Justice Department to charge the former secretary of state with a crime, according to former federal prosecutor Joseph diGenova.

“This is gigantic,” said diGenova. “She caused to be removed a classified marking and then had it transmitted in an unencrypted manner. That is a felony. The removal of the classified marking is a federal crime. It is the same thing to order someone to do it as if she had done it herself.”

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On the June 17, 2011, email chain with senior State Department adviser Jake Sullivan, Clinton apparently asked Sullivan to change the marking on classified information so that it is no longer flagged as classified.

Ben Carson turned down House speaker role

Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson

Ben Carson, who’s seen a tumble in polls for president in the GOP primary race in recent weeks, admitted he was recruited by fellow Republicans to run for the House speaker slot abandoned by John Boehner back in 2014, but turned down the opportunity.

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That position was ultimately filled by Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan, a representative who did little to abate the concerns of tea party-type Republicans who thought the GOP was moving too far to the left. And shortly after Ryan took the gavel, he did raise outrage with his rubber-stamp of the White House-pressed $1.1 trillion budget among those in the conservative camps who wanted him to use the power of the House purse strings to fight off several perceived unpalatable policies and programs, like funding of Planned Parenthood.

Apparently, some conservatives had another pick they preferred.

Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon said in New York Magazine he was one of three congressmen who pitched the idea to Carson.

But Carson’s response: “It would have been very difficult to do my job as speaker of the House while running for president. You’ve seen how difficult a time Senator Rubio is having fulfilling his senatorial obligations. The speaker of the House has even more obligations.”

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The Hill reported Carson at least met with “several” of the interested lawmakers on Capitol Hill in a closed-door meeting that’s only now becoming public.

There is no requirement the speaker of the House be a member of Congress.

 

 

Winning Powerball numbers for $524 million pot

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The prize surged from $450 million to $524 million Wednesday night, making it the fourth largest Powerball jackpot of all time.

The payout has an estimated cash value of more than $300 million, before taxes, according to the Powerball website. The final take-home amount depends on an individual’s tax rate and the state and local taxes in their state of residence, Tracey Cohen, the interim executive director of the D.C. Lottery, told ABC News.

New poll: White people are ‘angriest’ Americans

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Rush Limbaugh

Radio host Rush Limbaugh ripped media coverage of a new NBC poll showing white people to be the “angriest” Americans.

The conservative media star said predominantly white groups are held to a different standard when they appear upset with government overreach, societal trends and injustice.

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“There’s no reason whatsoever white people should ever be mad. And if you are, there’s something wrong with you and we’re gonna get to the bottom of it and probably find out you listen to talk radio,” Limbaugh said Tuesday.

“But when they’re looting and rioting in Baltimore, St. Louis, stand back. When they’re blowing up the World Trade Center we’re supposed to stand back and understand the rage and ask ourselves what are we doing that makes them so mad. But not when white people get mad. When white people get mad we condemn talk radio, we condemn white people and so forth. Very, very inconsistent.”

The NBC News/Survey Monkey/Esquire online poll released Sunday showed the following:

  • 54 percent of whites said they are angrier now than one year ago.
  • 43 percent of Latinos and 33 percent of blacks were angrier now than one year ago.
  • 73 percent of whites are angry at least once per day.
  • 66 percent of Hispanics and 56 percent of blacks are angry once per day.
  • 61 percent of Republicans are angrier now than one year ago.
  • 42 percent of Democrats are angrier now than one year ago.

Limbaugh said media coverage of white anger is liberal activism masquerading as objective reporting.

An NBC news poll released Jan. 3 says white people are the "angriest" Americans. (Photo: RushLimbaugh.com)

An NBC news poll released Jan. 3 says white people are the “angriest” Americans. (Photo: RushLimbaugh.com)

“You know, whenever you see white people are angry it’s just a disguised assault on what the left thinks is still the majority of the country. They hate majorities. They despise majorities. Majorities in their world, by definition, are corrupt and racist, bigoted, sexist, homophobic,” the conservative host said. “That’s why when Republicans are the majority … we start to hear about minority rule and minority power. … It’s an attack on the basic structure of the country disguised as, ‘We really care about violence and care about changing, and we really, really want to stop as much violence.’ And it’s not about that at all. Everything they do is political.”

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President Obama has repeatedly defended the Black Lives Matter movement despite its supporters “open season on crackas” threats and “pigs in a blanket” chants.

Latausha Nedd, also know as Eye Empress Sekhmet, was arrested in Clayton County, Georgia, Sept. 24, after she allegedly declared “open season on crackas” in a YouTube video, WND reported.

Black Lives Matter supporters in St. Paul, Minnesota, were also caught on camera chanting, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon” on Aug. 31, CBS News reported.

Obama asked policymakers to have patience with Black Lives Matter supporters while at a White House forum on criminal justice in October.

“We as a society, particularly given our history, have to take this seriously,” Obama said Oct. 22, WND reported. “And one of the ways of avoiding the politics of this and losing the moment is everybody just stepping back for a second and understanding that the African-American community is not just making this up.”

The Black Lives Matter movement formed in response to media coverage of the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida; the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; the 2014 death of Eric Garner in Long Island, New York; and the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland.

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A man loots in Baltimore, Maryland, in response to the April 19, 2014 death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Gray was arrested by Baltimore police and died of injuries suffered while in a transport van.