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Dallas Man Pleads Guilty To Obama Threat & Nightly Roundup

By KERA News & Wire Services

Dallas, TX – A Dallas man has pleaded guilty to posting on the Internet a threat to kill President Barack Obama.

Brian Dean Miller could be sentenced to up to five years in federal prison and fined up to $250,000 after entering his plea in a federal court in Dallas on Tuesday. U.S. attorney's spokeswoman Kathy Colvin says the 43-year-old man remains is being detained until his sentencing, which has not yet be scheduled.

A posting titled "Obama must die" turned up on a Craigslist site on March 21, the night Congress passed a health care overhaul bill. The posting said Miller was following through on a vow to become a terrorist if the bill passed.

Authorities were able to track Miller through his e-mail address. He was living with his mother.

White has no plans to attend Obama events

Democrat Bill White says he doesn't expect to attend fundraisers with President Barack Obama when the president visits Texas next month.

White says he already has plans Aug. 9, when the president will visit Austin and Houston. White, who's trying to oust Republican Gov. Rick Perry, also didn't embrace getting campaign help from Obama at any point before November.

White said in San Antonio on Tuesday that he's not keen on star endorsements, like when Perry got a "seal of approval" from former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

Perry has been trying to link White to Obama and other national Democrats as the governor continues his anti-Washington campaign theme. That Perry tactic is likely to intensify as the fall election season heats up in this Republican-leaning state.

Dallas County Sheriff's Lt. Fired Over Shower Cam

An appeal may be the next step for a veteran Dallas County Sheriff's Lieutenant - fired for viewing female inmates in the shower.

Sheriff Lupe Valdez says Lt. Steven Gentry was dismissed for watching the shower activities on surveillance cameras.

Valdez: There's grey security strips that are in place, and there are several measures that are in place to protect the integrity and privacy of the inmates. Somehow, either by malfunction, those strips were not in place.

Sheriff Valdez says it was Gentry's duty, as a manager in the jail, to report the malfunction. She says he did not.

The Sheriff says Gentry held leadership positions in the jail, and the incident is disappointing.

Gentry could not be reached for comment.