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  • U.S. Citizen Born Abroad: Consular Record “Is My Birth Certificate”

    05/03/2016 5:16:13 AM PDT · by iontheball · 131 replies
    Post & Email ^ | May 2, 2016 | Sharon Rondeau
    In the midst of questions arising as to why presidential candidate Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas, has produced no documentation to support his claim that he was born a U.S. citizen in Canada in December 1970, author, former congressional candidate and former Hawaii resident Miki Booth provided a copy of her birth certificate, prepared by the American consulate in Sapporo, Japan, indicating that she was a U.S. citizen born abroad. The certificate was sent to The Post & Email by surface mail and returned in the same manner. Booth was born on December 18, 1949 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan...
  • Heidi Cruz has ‘interesting’ choice of words to describe Ted while at Indiana campaign stop

    05/01/2016 7:45:37 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 46 replies
    “Ted is an immigrant. He is Hispanic. ” she said, according to the Washington Examiner. “He can unify this party.” At a campaign stop in Indiana on Saturday, Heidi Cruz said her husband, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, “is an immigrant.” “Ted is an immigrant. He is Hispanic. ” she said, according to the Washington Examiner. “He can unify this party.” “We have libertarians joining our cause. I have people every day from the Democrat Party telling me that they re-registered to vote for Ted as a Republican. Because they understand what he stands for, and he represents America,” she continued....
  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 5:29:17 PM PDT · by dynoman · 376 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/30/16 7:50 PM | Byron York
    GREENFIELD, Ind. — At a campaign stop just days before the critical Indiana primary, Heidi Cruz, wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, said one of her husband's strengths in the campaign is that he "is an immigrant." "Ted is an immigrant," Mrs. Cruz said, emphasizing the word "is." "He is Hispanic."
  • Hillary, Obama, & Dems will destroy Cruz over his eligibility

    03/16/2016 4:56:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 89 replies
    EEE | 16 MARCH 2016 | EEE
    “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.” Many FReepers are clamoring to see Donald Trump choose Ted Cruz as his choice for Vice-President. Indeed, it is the ultimate selection, even better than when McCain chose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for VP in 2008: Cruz is only in his mid-40s. He has a command of the Constitution and conservatism like no other Republican has had in a generation, and he is a skilled and polished debater...
  • Ted Cruz: Donald Trump sees protesters as disloyal people who must be punished

    03/14/2016 10:13:32 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 369 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Monday that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump views protesters as disloyal people worthy of punishment and that the best response to Mr. Trump is to defeat him at the ballot box, reiterating his own pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee in the fall. Mr. Cruz re-upped criticism of Mr. Trump for recently having rally attendees pledge their support to him, likening it to an action kings and queens demand of their subjects. “It’s also reflected in his treatment of protesters, where anyone who’s a protester is disloyal and must be punished,” Mr. Cruz told reporters...
  • Is Senator Ted Cruz an outsider or establishment presidential candidate?

    03/13/2016 6:41:33 AM PDT · by OddLane · 133 replies
    Undercover Porcupine ^ | 3/13/16 | Chris Dixon
    Reading the headline might leave some in disbelief for different reasons. Is Senator Ted Cruz an outsider? He’s a first term United States Senator who has alienated everyone and has yet to secure a single Senate endorsement. Businessman Donald Trump even has more Senate endorsements than him. How much clearer of an outsider definition can that get? Valid, to a degree, but there’s more to the story at this point. Senator Cruz’s background in politics extends a lot further back than his rookie Senate career. To be clearer, it extends back more than a decade and a half, when he...
  • Maine Gov. LePage, my Canadian-born daughters "had to be naturalized, they couldn't be natural"

    Governor LePage "I also have two daughters born in Canada, and they had to be naturalized, they couldn't be natural." Howie Carr: "Really? You don't think your daughters could run for President?" Governor LePage: "They can't. I know they can't. I've already looked into it." Audio at link
  • A vote for Ted Cruz is a wasted vote

    02/20/2016 3:37:45 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 188 replies
    A vote cast for Ted Cruz in the South Carolina POTUS Primary is a wasted vote because Ted Cruz will never be elected POTUS under any circumstances. Here are ten compelling reasons why South Carolina voters should shun Ted Cruz and defeat him with a massive loss: - Ben Carson clearly states that Ted Cruz is a lie teller. - Marco Rubio clearly states that Ted Cruz is a lie teller. - Donald J. Trump clearly states the Td Cruz is a serial lie teller. - Glenn Beck, an unbalanced religious nutcase has endorsed Ted Cruz. - Ted Cruz will...
  • Graham: Cruz worse than Obama

    02/05/2016 1:53:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)--How much does Lindsey Graham dislike Ted Cruz? Count the ways. On the question of foreign policy, the Texas senator is "just as wrong as Obama, if not worse," Graham told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday. "In Ted Cruz's world, dictators do very well," he continued, comparing his colleague's foreign policy to that of Ron Paul, the former congressman, Republican presidential candidate and long-time leading libertarian. Asked why his fellow senators are reputed to have such a distaste for Cruz, Graham accused the winner of the Iowa GOP caucuses of being an "opportunist" to his core -- one who "gets...
  • Thank God Ted Cruz Is No Marco Rubio

    02/05/2016 7:26:07 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/15/2015 | Lee Culpepper
    Why must some conservatives act like forsaken-liberal women or liberals who support the Washington Redskins? Honestly. No matter what they have going for them in other areas of life, some people just can't get enough betrayal or disappointment. It's really depressing listening to otherwise normal people jabber on about how the rest of us could give Marco Rubio a second chance - during the primary, no less. Why can't these people just accept that Rubio isn't the guy they want him to be? What drives this twisted compulsion to see Marco the way some conservatives can only wish that he...
  • Fox News (2014): Cruz Ineligible due to Canadian Birth

    01/18/2016 8:53:14 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 211 replies
    Twitter/Fox News Clip ^ | 01/18/2016 | Fox
    Short clip (17 seconds) at link above. Fox was discussing potential Presidential candidates. Discusses Rubio then brings up Cruz, but then dismisses due to not being a natural born citizen.
  • Half of all Londoners will be foreign-born by 2031

    01/26/2015 10:23:26 AM PST · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/15 | Robinson
    Foreigners living in London set to outnumber native Britons in 16 years Capital's immigrant population will hit five million for the first time in 2031 They will overtake number of British-born residents, which's on the decline In 1971 it was more than 6m but this will sink below 5m in coming decades Total population, currently at 8.7m, will hit 10m in 2031 and 11m in 2041 The number of foreign-born people living in London will outnumber native Britons by 2031, it was revealed today. The immigrant population of the capital will reach at least five million in 16 years -...
  • UN Ambassador Samantha Power missed crucial meeting on Syria because she was on holiday

    08/25/2013 1:54:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Sunday Mail ^ | 8/25/13 | Meghan Keneally
    Samantha Power, the newly appointed US ambassador to the UN, has spent her career urging international intervention in cases of genocide. The gassing of hundreds of Syrians should have been a perfect opportunity to speak out and force quick action. However, the Irish-born academic was nowhere to be seen and failed to attend an emergency UN Security Council meeting during the week. ´Ambassador Power is on a long planned personal trip,´ National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan confirmed. ´She has full communications and has been fully engaged on all national security issues.´ State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed in her
  • Samantha Power, Obama's pick as America's Ambassador to the UN, will fit right in

    06/05/2013 7:20:27 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/5/2013 | Ed Lasky
    Samantha Power has been a notorious critic of Israel for years and that, naturally, makes her well-qualified under President Obama's criteria to serve in such a crucial post. She will be welcomed with open arms at the United Nations. We at American Thinker have been warning about her influence with Barack Obama since 2008 (see Samantha Power and Obama's Foreign Policy Team). But her bit of nastiness seems to be tinged with a bit of anti-Semitism as well. When concerns arose in 2008 regarding Barack Obama and his views towards Israel it generated wrath from Ms. Power, who was a...
  • Without voting, noncitizens could swing the election for Obama

    10/05/2012 8:07:12 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, October 5, 2012 | Leonard Steinhorn
    If President Obama wins reelection by three or four Electoral College votes next month, the reason may be simple: noncitizens, mostly immigrants, who don’t have the right to vote. No, I’m not talking about his immigration policy or his popularity with Latinos. Nor does this have anything to do with voter fraud. Rather, an Obama victory could hinge on a quirk in the Constitution that gives noncitizens, a group that includes illegal immigrants and legal permanent residents, a say in electing the president of the United States. As required by Article I and the Fourteenth Amendment, the decennial census, which...
  • FEC Allows Presidential Campaign for Foreign-Born Man

    09/03/2011 9:46:40 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 74 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Sept. 02, 2011 | Alex Knott
    The Federal Election Commission ruled Friday that a Guyana-born American citizen could file papers and raise money to run for president of the United States. But the agency also told the prospective candidate, Abdul Hassan, that his campaign may not receive federal matching funds because he was not born in America. The FEC’s unanimous vote allows Hassan — who born in the South American country in 1974 — to be a candidate, solicit funds and requires him to file disclosure reports for a presidential bid. However, the agency’s decision stopped short of addressing the constitutional issue of whether someone born...
  • Newspaper Publishers in the Black Community Think Barack Obama is Foreign Born

    04/18/2011 9:50:02 AM PDT · by bigbob · 22 replies
    Red State dot com ^ | 4-17-11 | Erick Erickson
    The National Newspaper Publishers Association is affiliated with the hundreds of newspapers across the country that cater to the black community or, in the words of the NNPA, “The Black Press of America”. The Northeast Publishers Association is a smaller association that best characterized as the trade association for black newspapers in the Northeast. The NPA has prepared the advertisement below to go in black newspapers across the country. Walter Smith, a director of the NEPA, blasted out the advertisement to many on their email list with a note saying, in part, “We can educate our readership by either running...
  • U.S. Files Discrimination Lawsuits On Behalf Of Muslims

    09/02/2010 9:45:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 96 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 9/2/2010
    The Obama Administration’s taxpayer-funded Islamic defense program has been quite busy this week, filing several discrimination lawsuits on behalf of Muslims in different parts of the country and holding Justice Department meetings to discuss prosecuting “anti-Muslim hate speech.”The legal actions come on the same week that the White House and various federal agencies—including the Department of Homeland Security—hosted a special workshop to provide members of radical Islamic groups with direct access to U.S. government funding, assistance and resources. Read all about that here. Now the administration is flexing its legal muscle in its ardent quest to befriend the enemy. A...
  • Obama’s College Transcripts

    08/02/2010 11:46:37 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 68 replies · 2+ views
    NRO ^ | 08/02/2010 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Count me among those who’d really like to get a good long look at Barack Obama’s college transcripts — not because I think they would provide evidence for any of the crazy conspiracy talk that infests the fringes of our political discourse, but simply because I want to know what the man studied and what his grades were. For instance, I’d like to know whether he took any economics and how he did in those classes. I’m also curious about what his literary studies were: especially, I’d like to know whether the man who wrote two self-important memoirs before he’d...
  • CHART: Job Market Improves for Foreign-Born, Becomes Worse for Native-Born

    06/08/2010 9:58:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 21+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2010 | Mike Mandel
    Today’s job release showed a very surprising pattern: Compared to a year ago, the labor market for foreign-born workers appears to have improved. Meanwhile, the labor market for native-born workers appears to have worsened compared to a year agoForeign born workers had an unemployment rate of 8.6% in May 2010, compared to 9.1% a year in May 2009. Native-born workers had an unemployment rate of 9.5% in May 2010, compared to 9.0% a year ago.Let’s look at the changes over the past few months. In this chart, remember that the unemployment rate is not seasonally adjusted. The unemployment rate...
  • Schwarzenegger for president? He would if he could

    04/29/2010 7:26:20 PM PDT · by thecodont · 38 replies · 706+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Thursday, April 29, 2010 | Associated Press
    (04-29) 18:43 PDT Burbank, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would love to run for president — if he could. Read more:
  • "Birther Bill" in Arizona Aims to Make President Obama Prove He's a 'Natural Born Citizen'

    04/20/2010 6:27:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 39 replies · 1,759+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | April 20, 2010 | Michael Sheridan
    If President Obama wants to run again in 2012, he may need to prove to the state of Arizona that he was in fact born in the United States. That is, if the efforts of the fringe "birther" movement manage to turn a small win into a big victory. An amendment made by a Republican member of the state's House of Representatives, Rep. Judy Burges, to a bill concerning how candidates can get on Arizona's ballot, would require them to show documents to prove they are a "natural born citizen." Now dubbed the "birther bill," the provision won a preliminary...
  • '3 in 10 Americans believe Obama foreigner'

    10/23/2009 8:29:42 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 42 replies · 1,249+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 23, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Three in 10 people in the United States believe President Barack Obama is a foreigner, according to a new poll from an international leader in market research who asked residents about their beliefs regarding the president's birth place. The survey was done by Angus Reid Global Monitor, a division of Vision Critical Group, which leverages "the world's most advanced online research technology for interactive surveys, custom panels, private communities and virtual retail environments." The results of the survey, released today, said 70 percent of the respondents believe Obama was born in the U.S., "while 30 percent do not." "While only...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Tells Greta Van Susteren He Would Run for President If Allowed - Video 7/29/09

    07/29/2009 8:07:22 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 43 replies · 823+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 29, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video tonight of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger with Greta Van Susteren talking about what it has been like to be Governor during such a dramatic budget crisis. Greta asked Arnold about the video he made for Twitter holding a knife. He said he had just gotten the knife as a birthday gift, and he just acted "a little over the top" by using the knife. Greta also asked Schwarzenegger if he would run for President if eligible (he is not eligible). Arnold said "Yes," he would because he always likes to shoot for the top. Schwarzenegger credits America...

    05/07/2009 9:22:25 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 80 replies · 2,803+ views
    The Huffington Riposte | Saturday, January 17, 2009
    Saturday, January 17, 2009 MINDBOGGLING CONSPIRACY BY McCAIN, OBAMA, McCASKILL, LEAHY, CLINTON AND COBURN TO CIRCUMVENT ARTICLE TWO, SECTION ONE OF THE US CONSTITUTION ********** In this article, originally posted in the blog of the same name, "Zapem" breaks a report of the history of sidestepping, skirting, and attempted Constitutional tinkering on behalf of unnatural born Citizen, John McCain -- thereby, an attempt to pave the way for Barack Obama.If one were to look at the activity on Capital Hill during the campaign, there would be no question in their minds that both McCain and Obama were sweating the “natural...
  • Hoping Obama's place of birth truly was in Hawaii

    05/06/2009 7:47:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 296 replies · 9,643+ views
    The Victoria Advocate ^ | May 5, 2009 | Peter Aparicio
    I hope I am proven wrong. I hope for the sake of our country that I and many other concerned citizens across the country are looked upon as well-intentioned but ultimately misguided individuals who chased a bad rumor based on lies and distortions. The reason I hope to be thought wrong (although well-intentioned) is because the price of being right about the constitutional requirements to be president not being met by the current occupant of the Oval Office is too disturbing to be imagined. If, in fact, Barack Obama does not meet the requirements set out by the U.S. Constitution...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: "I'm not running for anything"

    03/24/2009 7:42:57 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 30 replies · 684+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Michael Rothfeld | March 24, 2009
    California's Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has generally declined to discuss his future after term limits end his tensure in the state Capitoln January, 2011. ... Schwarzenegger, a Republican who's been discussed as a potential opponent next year for Democrat U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer said he's “not running for anything.” ... “Now I raised taxes, but I’m not running for anything,” Schwarzenegger said. “So I’m more comfortable with it because I’m not running for anything, because I know it’s the right thing. Even though I promised the people of California I’m not going to raise taxes, at the same time I...
  • First picture of Obama and his British stepmother inside the White House

    03/02/2009 10:43:38 AM PST · by yankeedame · 50 replies · 2,204+ views ^ | 02nd March 2009 | Kiran Randhawa
    From Bracknell (and Kenya) to Washington: First picture of Obama and his British stepmother inside the White House These are the first pictures of Barack Obama inside the White House with his British stepmother. Taken the day he was sworn in as President, they show him giving Kezia Obama and the rest of his extended family a tour of his new home. Embraced by Mrs Obama, who travelled to Washington DC from her council house in Bracknell, the President proudly posed in an official reception for the family. Proud family: US President Barack Obama greets members of his British and...
  • Keyes v. Bowen, Obama, Biden, et. al. Notice of Motion to Quash Subpoena

    02/14/2009 1:22:44 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 40 replies · 2,927+ views
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  • George W. Bush - the Last US President?

    01/17/2009 1:59:32 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 51 replies · 2,489+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan. 14, 2009 | Sher Zieve
    Will George W. Bush end up being the last true US President? Increasingly, it seems that he just may. As lawsuits against President-elect Barack Hussein Obama—questioning his US citizenship—continue to grow, he ever more adamantly continues his refusal to produce his real, viable and original birth certificate. Note: Obama’s supposed Hawaiian birth certificate is issued to those born outside of the USA who move to Hawaii. In fact, Hawaii issues “Certifications of Live Birth” to those who are foreign born. This is the same document that Obama and his team claim is his birth certificate. Now, another ugly issue is...
  • Schwarzenegger For President?

    12/22/2008 12:08:40 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 86 replies · 1,999+ views
    AOL Political Machine ^ | December 22, 2008 | Christopher Weber
    In a sprawling interview with 60 Minutes last night, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger dropped a not-so-subtle hint to Republicans: get busy changing the Constitution because Ahnold has his eyes on the White House. Asked by Scott Pelley if he'd like to be president, Schwarzenegger responded in no uncertain terms: "Yeah, absolutely," Schwarzenegger acknowledged. "I think that I am always a person that looks for the next big goal. And I love challenges. I always set goals that are so high, that are almost impossible to achieve. Because then, you're always hungry for climbing and climbing. Because it's always interesting. The...
  • Sons of America's Arch Enemies: Ready yourselves for the Oval Office as Usurpers inChief!

    12/19/2008 10:36:11 AM PST · by Gemsbok · 132 replies · 2,384+ views
    Founding Fathers | 12-19-2008 | Self
    If not here and now, where will you draw the line? If the Natural Born citizen requirement that defines the requirement for President of the United States is to be ignored for this candidate, then it sets a precedent for all future usurpers as well. And the same Americans will have no problem with the reigns of the United States of America in the hands of the sons of Osama BIN LADEN, Saddam HUSSEIN, Kim Jong-il, Mahmoud AHMADINEHAD, Fidel or Raul CASTRO, Hugo CHAVEZ,, Robert MUGABE, Sayyid Ali Khamenei, Hu Jintao, Omar Al-Bashir, Than Shwe, or Islam Karimov. That is...
  • Defining Natural-Born Citizen (Does it matter where Obama was born?)

    11/23/2008 8:06:10 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 254 replies · 5,011+ views
    Federalist ^ | Nov 18, 2008 | P.A. Madison
    [snip] Rep. Bingham [] said it means “every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.” This national law does not endow upon any person allegiance through birth alone as was the custom under the old English common law practice but only recognizes citizenship of those born to parents who do not owe allegiance to another nation. In other words, national law prevented the creation of conflicting dual citizenships between other nation’s citizens. [snip] What better way...
  • Disqualifying Obama from Presidency!

    07/12/2008 10:17:41 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 111 replies · 363+ views
    My twisted mind | MB26
    Disqualifying Obama from Presidency. Many here (and in Kook World) think we can disqualify Obama for the presidency with a claim that he not a natural born citizen of the U.S. Here’s how we can do it! First, Obama has no responsibility to “prove” he is a citizen. If we want to disqualify him, we would have to bring civil suit asking for a declaratory judgment that he does not meet the constitutional requirements and therefore must be disqualified. We have a few problems here. USC Title 8 provides many other ways than being born within the bounds of the...
  • The Buzz about Barack’s Birth Certificate

    06/10/2008 10:11:40 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 250 replies · 1,420+ views ^ | June 10, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Jim Geraghty takes a look at longstanding blog buzz over Barack Obama’s birth certificate, which the campaign refused to release to the St. Petersburg Times in April: We tried to obtain a copy of Obama’s birth certificate, but his campaign would not release it and the state of Hawaii does not make such records public. Has anyone seen it? Why shouldn’t the record be in the public domain for presidential candidates? Geraghty walks through various rumors now circulating in the wake of the Obama campaign’s birth certificate blackout, including this one: Rumor Three: His mother did not want to name...
  • Is Obama's candidacy constitutional?

    06/11/2008 2:45:46 AM PDT · by Man50D · 68 replies · 207+ views ^ | June 10, 2008
    Bloggers are raising questions about Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's qualifications to be U.S. president, because of the secrecy over his birth certificate and the requirement presidents be "natural-born" U.S. citizens. Jim Geraghty, reporting on the Campaign Spot, cited the "unlikely" but still circulating rumor that Obama was born not within the United States, but elsewhere, possibly Kenya. Geraghty defined the concerns most clearly, stating: "If Obama were born outside the United States, one could argue that he would not meet the legal definition of natural-born citizen … because U.S. law at the time of his birth required his natural-born parent...
  • McCain's Birth Abroad Stirs Legal Debate

    05/02/2008 12:23:20 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 76 replies · 262+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, May 2, 2008; | Michael Dobbs
    The Senate has unanimously declared John McCain a natural-born citizen, eligible to be president of the United States. That is the good news for the presumptive Republican nominee, who was born nearly 72 years ago in a military hospital in the Panama Canal Zone, then under U.S. jurisdiction. The bad news is that the nonbinding Senate resolution passed Wednesday night is simply an opinion that has little bearing on an arcane constitutional debate that has preoccupied legal scholars for many weeks.
  • Legal papers question 'natural born' McCain

    03/12/2008 3:26:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 60 replies · 1,250+ views ^ | 3-11-08 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    LOS ANGELES — John McCain has been called an American hero. But is he a natural born citizen? A federal judge in California has been asked to determine if the Republican presidential candidate, who was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936, meets the legal test to qualify for the nation's highest office. The Constitution requires that only "natural born" citizens hold the presidency, a term on which the Founding Fathers did not elaborate. McCain has said there is no question about his eligibility, an assessment echoed by former Solicitor General Ted Olson, who is examining the issue for...
  • Obama Backs Law Helping McCain (And Obama is supposed to be a constitutional law scholar?)

    02/29/2008 12:55:34 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 69 replies · 450+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12:15 PM ET on Feb 29, 2008 | Shailagh Murray
    FT. WORTH, Texas -- Sen. Barack Obama's campaign announced he would co-sponsor legislation introduced yesterday by his political ally Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill to ensure that John McCain can become president, even though he was born in the Panama Canal Zone. The issue of McCain's eligibility was raised in a New York Times article noting the constitutional requirement that a U.S. president be a "natural-born citizen" had never been fully defined.
  • McCain Says Citizenship a Dead Issue

    02/28/2008 9:07:57 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 151 replies · 432+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2008 | LIBBY QUAID
    RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said Thursday the question of whether he can run for president, despite being born in the Panama Canal Zone, was put to rest 44 years ago in Barry Goldwater's run for the White House.McCain added that he doesn't know why his campaign sought legal analysis of whether his birth outside the continental United States might disqualify him from the presidency.The Constitution says only a "natural-born citizen" may serve as president.McCain's campaign asked former Solicitor General Ted Olson for a legal interpretation of the issue.McCain himself insists the issue was put to...
  • Yes McCain is a natural born citizen

    02/28/2008 2:18:18 PM PST · by street_lawyer · 30 replies · 349+ views
    The first statute on the citizenship of children born abroad, enacted in 1790, stated: "The children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens: Provided, That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident in the United States." Act of Mar. 26, 1790, ch. 3, 1 Stat. 104. Statutes passed in 1795 and 1802 similarly conditioned the citizenship of the child born abroad on the father's at least one-time residence in the United...
  • McCain's birthplace prompts queries about whether that rules him out (NY Slimes)

    02/28/2008 3:40:11 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 167 replies · 1,240+ views
    International Tribune ^ | 28 Feb 08 | Carl Hulse Published
    WASHINGTON: The question has nagged at the parents of Americans born outside the continental United States for generations: Dare their children aspire to grow up and become president? In the case of Senator John McCain of Arizona, the issue is becoming more than a matter of parental daydreaming. McCain's likely nomination as the Republican candidate for president and the happenstance of his birth in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936 are reviving a musty debate that has surfaced periodically since the founders first set quill to parchment and declared that only a "natural-born citizen" can hold the nation's highest office.
  • McCain's Canal Zone Birth Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out

    02/27/2008 8:24:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies · 594+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | February 28, 2008 | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON — The question has nagged at the parents of Americans born outside the continental United States for generations: Dare their children aspire to grow up and become president? In the case of Senator John McCain of Arizona, the issue is becoming more than a matter of parental daydreaming. Mr. McCain’s likely nomination as the Republican candidate for president and the happenstance of his birth in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936 are reviving a musty debate that has surfaced periodically since the founders first set quill to parchment and declared that only a “natural-born citizen” can hold the nation’s...
  • NYT: McCain's Birthplace in Canal Zone Raises Eligibility Questions...

    02/27/2008 6:12:38 PM PST · by Kay Ludlow · 628 replies · 1,455+ views
  • Citizen Mccain's Panama Problem

    02/16/2008 8:19:47 PM PST · by Tai_Chung · 126 replies · 2,223+ views
    Daily Paul ^ | February 10th, 2008 | Praetorius
    There have been some posts on this topic already, but they are incomplete and the Mccain campaign, Wikipedia, and other sources have weaseled around it with a reference to a 1790 act of Congress defining foreign-born children of US citizens as natural-born, thus meeting to requirements to run for President. I started digging into the Act of Congress that Mccain's campaign said got him around this (5th Congress, March 26th 1790), but found that this act was repealed by the same Congress, January 29th, 1795, RE-defining such children as just American citizens (not natural-born, as required for Pres. by the...
  • John McCain - born Aug. 29, 1936 Panama Canal Zone -- Ineligible for U.S. Presidency?

    02/08/2008 10:34:31 PM PST · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 251 replies · 3,796+ views
    U.S. Constitution ^ | 2/8/08 | self, prompted by an email
    No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. According to this Encyclopedia Britannica link, John Sidney McCain III was born in the Panama Canal Zone. Is he Constitutionallly eligible to be POTUS?
  • Bloomie and Arnie, Centrist Twins (for Prez and Veep?)

    12/17/2007 10:01:02 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 51 replies · 229+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Dec 17, 2007 | Geoffrey Gray
    Only the Constitution can keep them apart Mayor Bloomberg’s political guru, Kevin Sheekey, continues his quest to get his boss in a position to run for president. According to a well-placed source, Sheekey’s latest project is to figure out if they could get California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a potential running mate. This summer, Bloomie and Arnie shared a few centrist photo ops. The East Coast–West Coast alliance would have its advantages in the Electoral College, certainly. But other parts of the Constitution are more problematic, like where it mentions that only a “natural-born Citizen … shall be eligible for...
  • Immigrants in the United States, 2007 -- A Profile of America’s Foreign-Born Population

    12/08/2007 9:52:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies · 236+ views
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | November 2007 | Steven A. Camarota
    This Backgrounder provides a detailed picture of the number and socio-economic status of the nation’s immigrant or foreign-born population, both legal and illegal. The data was collected by the Census Bureau in March 2007. Among the report’s findings: * The nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached a record of 37.9 million in 2007. * Immigrants account for one in eight U.S. residents, the highest level in 80 years. In 1970 it was one in 21; in 1980 it was one in 16; and in 1990 it was one in 13. * Overall, nearly one in three immigrants is an...
  • Is it time for a Non-American president? (vanity)

    10/13/2007 10:16:37 AM PDT · by Jakarta ex-pat · 33 replies · 95+ views
    13/10/07 | Phil.K
    In sports, as in business, we often seek the best possible man/woman for the job. The person that will lead us on to victory. Is it time we choose this route when electing our leaders? Of course, historically, Napoleon and Hitler are examples of why we shouldn't. Nevertheless a President/prime minister who has the best interests of a country at heart shouldn't be discounted. Or should it?
  • Would you vote for Arnold for president of the United States? (Freep this Poll)

    07/31/2007 10:47:29 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 74 replies · 1,582+ views
    Would you vote for Arnold for president of the United States?