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Born in the U.S.A.? (Philip Berg v. Obama finally makes it to the mainstream media!)
The Philadelphia Times Herald ^ | August 25, 2008 | Keith Phucas

Posted on 08/25/2008 5:46:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

PHILADELPHIA - A Lafayette Hill attorney filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday challenging Sen. Barack Obama's claim to United States citizenship. The action seeks to remove the Democratic candidate from the November ballot.

To be eligible to serve as U.S. president, a person must be born in this country. According to Obama's birth certificate, which his campaign posted on its Internet site in June to quell rumors that he is foreign born, the Illinois senator was born in Hawaii on Aug. 6, 1961.

On Thursday, Philip Berg filed a temporary restraining order in federal court to bar Obama from running for president, claiming the Democratic candidate was actually born in Africa.

"We really don't believe he was born in Hawaii," Berg said. "We think he was born in Kenya." The presidential candidate's father, Barack Obama Sr., was born and raised in a small village in Kenya, according to Obama's campaign Web site.

Berg's suit claims the senator's grandmother, brother and sister, who live in Kenya, believe they were present during Obama's birth in the African country.

Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, grew up in Kansas, and his parents met at the University of Hawaii when Dunham was a student there, according to the Obama campaign.

Eventually, Obama's father returned to Kenya, and his son grew up in Hawaii with his mother and for a few years in Indonesia after Dunham married an Indonesian man, Lolo Soetoro. Also, Obama lived with his maternal grandparents in Hawaii.

"If he was born in Hawaii, and he was adopted in Indonesia by Lolo Soetoro, (Obama) would lose his citizenship," Berg said.

The Obama campaign has a special section on its Web site, "Fight the Smears," that debunks the birth certificate story and other reports that have circulated about him during the campaign.

"It's part of a smear campaign," said an Obama campaign volunteer who identified herself as Rachel. "There are just so many lies out there."

The lawsuit claims three "independent" document forensic experts performed extensive tests on the digitally-scanned image of Obama's "Certificate of Live Birth" posted on the campaign's site and found the document to be "a forgery."

Jerome Corsi, author of the book, "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," has also deemed the birth certificate phony, according to The Annenberg Political Fact Check, www.FactCheck.org. The Annenberg Political Fact Check, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, aims to expose deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

Recently, FactCheck.org staffers "touched, examined and photographed" the original birth certificate kept at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago and concluded the document is genuine.

"The evidence is clear: Barack Obama was born in the U.S.A.," FactCheck.org staffers concluded. Sean Smith, Obama's Pennsylvania communications director, was contacted Friday about the suit but declined comment.

The civil suit filed by Berg will be reviewed by the U.S. Federal Election Commission, according to Patty Hartman, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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Keith Phucas can be reached at kphucas@timesherald.com or 610-272-2500, ext. 211.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii; US: Illinois; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; berg; bergvobama; birthcertificate; certifigate; citizenship; colb; democrats; election; electionpresident; elections; judiciary; kenya; lawsuit; naturalborn; obama; philipberg; phillipberg; soetoro
Uh oh! Funny how it's never mentioned that Obama/Ayers' Annenburg Challenge and Factcheck.org are funded by the same foundation...
1 posted on 08/25/2008 5:46:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess thats why Obama keeps calling Biden the Next President of the United States.


2 posted on 08/25/2008 5:50:38 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: BGHater

LOL, I’ve heard that too - that Biden has been set up to be the *real* nominee if the messiah gets disqualified. And that Berg’s nemesis is Joe Biden.


3 posted on 08/25/2008 5:53:38 PM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Annenberg Political Fact Check,

Man, that Bill Ayers sure gets around

4 posted on 08/25/2008 5:55:03 PM PDT by demsux
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

never heard of Philadelphia Times Herald, unless it’s Philadelphia , MS or one of the seven churches of Asia Minor. Keith has has a phonetically strange surname also. You sure this isn’t a scam of some sort?


5 posted on 08/25/2008 5:57:24 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BUMP-TO-THE-TRUTH!


6 posted on 08/25/2008 5:57:27 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Koyaan

Pinging Barry Hussein 0bama Kinko’s copy !


7 posted on 08/25/2008 6:00:29 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto!)
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To: demsux

For those who want to read the details, go to the link below. The first few paragraphs give you an idea of the questions that need to be answered about whether Obama is constitutionally qualified to run for President.

Lets just wait until after Thursday to get to the answers!:)


8 posted on 08/25/2008 6:00:37 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: seekthetruth

Sorry, forgot the link!
Click here: http://www.obamacrimes.com/attachments/001_ObamaComplaint.pdf


9 posted on 08/25/2008 6:01:31 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: gusopol3

Look at the link: Seems to be a collection of community papers in the Philly suburbs...


10 posted on 08/25/2008 6:12:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: gusopol3

Look at the link: Seems to be a collection of community papers in the Philly suburbs...As for the court case, no, we’ve been seeing reports of that for several days...


11 posted on 08/25/2008 6:12:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; LucyT
Uh oh! Funny how it's never mentioned that Obama/Ayers' Annenburg Challenge and Factcheck.org are funded by the same foundation...

Born in the U.S.A.? (Philip Berg v. Obama finally makes it to the mainstream media!)

The Philadelphia Times Herald ^ | August 25, 2008 | Keith Phucas

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 10:46:38 AM by 2ndDivisionVet

Recently, FactCheck.org staffers "touched, examined and photographed" the original birth certificate kept at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago and concluded the document is genuine.

12 posted on 08/25/2008 6:13:55 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

That’s the Norristown Times Herald.


13 posted on 08/25/2008 6:18:23 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: gusopol3

It’s the Norristown Time Hearld. It’s a suburban pub (Montgomery County)


14 posted on 08/25/2008 6:19:54 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: gusopol3

It’s the Norristown Time Hearld. It’s a suburban pub (Montgomery County)


15 posted on 08/25/2008 6:20:16 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

thanks, I ran afoul of Perot’s dictum , measure twice cut once, and the shoe leather isn’t that tasty tonight.


16 posted on 08/25/2008 6:21:47 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; pissant

Earlier thread. I kept hoping this would grow legs. Thanks to you and posters like 2ndDivisionVet I think it will.

Stay on this! I think something very fishy is really here.


17 posted on 08/25/2008 6:24:26 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Do I waste my time explaining? He had such trouble with my name.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe it’s called “limited hang-out.”


18 posted on 08/25/2008 6:39:31 PM PDT by kallisti ("Whenever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Times-Herald doesn’t really fit the “MSM” category, but it’s a step in the right direction.


19 posted on 08/25/2008 6:52:34 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Whole big bunches of "community" advertisers (and "papers" if you must) all over the United States are owned by Conrad Black.

He's in jail I believe for stealing from his investors and friends.

Kind of a combination Obama and Rezko sort of guy.

Black can make this a national story simply by having it run in the advertisers he owns!

20 posted on 08/25/2008 7:07:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: gusopol3

I wonder if he is related to Bigus Dickus?


21 posted on 08/25/2008 7:33:18 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; gusopol3; seekthetruth; Fred Nerks; Tribune7; Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; ...
Seems to be a collection of community papers in the Philly suburbs...

Yes...they are struggling against the big Philadelphia Inquirer machine. It's tough for them to compete on anything except local news, so it's good to see a story they could jump on here.

I'd encourage FReepers to click the link and let the editor know you appreciate the coverage of the story and maybe click some ads and give them some hits to show that this sort of thing gives them revenue and attention.

22 posted on 08/25/2008 8:21:30 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Gondring

I went through the Obamessiah’s web site set up to complain about TV ads tying him to Ayers and complimented all the stations for running the ads. Now I get emails from the Obamessiah, his baby’s mamma, and Joe schmoe daily. LOL

I’ll contact the papers in the morning to thank and encourage them for running this story.


23 posted on 08/25/2008 9:09:38 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Do I waste my time explaining? He had such trouble with my name.)
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