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  • Obama cites US v Marguet-Pillado. Dicta implies Obama eligible even if born in Kenya (vanity)

    03/11/2012 9:23:03 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 144 replies
    vanity | March 11, 2012 | Seizethecarp
    In support of the opinion in US v Marguet-Pillado, 9th Cir. 2011, Judge Gwin, writing for the majority in his “III Analysis” dicta, states: “No one disputes that Marguet-Pillado’s requested instruction was ‘an accurate statement of the law,’ in that it correctly stated the two circumstances in which an individual born in 1968 is a natural-born United States citizen: (1) that the person was born in the United States or (2) born outside the United States to a biologically-related United States citizen parent who met certain residency requirements.” On March 1, Sheriff Arpaio’s Posse re-opened the possibility that Obama was...
  • SHOCK POLL: ROMNEY 48% OBAMA 43% [Drudge Headline]

    03/10/2012 11:17:08 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 164 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 10, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends). Looking at Tuesday's upcoming primaries, the GOP race in Alabama is essentially a three-way tie, while Mitt Romney leads by eight in Mississippi. Nationally, Romney now leads Rick Santorum by 12 points. Regardless of who they want to win, 80% of Republican Primary Voters nationwide believe Romney will be the party's nominee. With the...
  • Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu 'liar' (Obama AGREES, Caught On Open Mic!)

    11/07/2011 10:52:07 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 83 replies
    YNET ^ | 11-7-11 | YNET
    The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: "I cannot stand him. He is a liar." According to the report, Obama replied: "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!" The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders' microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public. The communication faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes, during which the conversation between the two heads of state – which quickly reverted to other matters – was all but open to members the press,...
  • U.S. hints it would not object to Brotherhood win in Egypt (How Special)

    11/04/2011 8:39:56 PM PDT · by Driftwood1 · 58 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | 11-4-11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON - The United States would be "satisfied" if fair parliamentary elections in Egypt produced a Muslim Brotherhood victory, President Barack Obama's pointman for democratic transitions in the Middle East said Friday. "I think the answer is yes, I think we will be satisfied, if it is a free and fair election," the newly appointed special co-ordinator for Middle East transitions, William Taylor, said when asked about what the U.S. reaction would be if the Islamist party comes out ahead in elections starting this month. "What we need to do is judge people and parties and movements on what they...
  • PICKET: Source - Rahm Emanuel involved in Cain sexual harassment accuser attacks

    11/02/2011 5:30:45 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 123 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | staff
    <p>Herman Cain's campaign is revealing suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's.</p>
  • NYTimes Editor 'Alarmed' at 'Right Wing' Pushback on Cain Story,

    New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal, better known as James Taranto’s punching bag at Opinion Journal, has a new blog at nytimes.com, “The Loyal Opposition.” On Tuesday Rosenthal posted the provocatively titled “Herman Cain and the ‘Liberal Media,’” where he broadcasts his alarm at how “quickly the right wing jumps on an issue almost in unison,” blames Republicans for injecting racial fears into modern-day politics with Willie Horton, and even claiming the phrase "community organizer" is racist when applied to Obama.
  • Durbin: If 2012 is a ‘referendum,’ Democrats are ‘in trouble’

    10/29/2011 11:14:54 PM PDT · by South40 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller (Yahoo) ^ | Oct 28, 2011 | Alexis Levinson
    Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin told the Chicago Tribune that if the 2012 election is a “referendum” on President Barack Obama, then Democrats are “in trouble.” In an interview Thursday for the Tribune’s “Chicago Live” series, Durbin was asked about the election. “If it is a referendum, then we’re in trouble because the economy’s not good and people’ll say, ‘well, I just want to make it clear I don’t like the way things are,’” Durbin said.
  • Obama rolls out more executive office job measures

    10/28/2011 11:16:31 AM PDT · by tutstar · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/28/2011 | Laura MacInnis and Alister Bull
  • Yemen president calls in US ambassador

    10/25/2011 2:50:51 PM PDT · by EBH · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/25/11 | GAMAL ABDUL-FATTAH -
    Yemen's president on Tuesday called in the U.S. ambassador and told him he would sign a deal to step down, a U.S. official said. The embattled leader, who has made that pledge several times before, spoke as violence shook his capital. President Ali Abdullah Saleh informed Ambassador Gerald Feierstein of a new cease-fire, but clashes on the streets threw that into doubt. Activists said seven protesters were killed and 10 wounded. It was the first meeting between Saleh and a U.S. ambassador since Saleh returned from Saudi Arabia last month, said U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. Saleh left Yemen...
  • Obama: Country Facing Economic, Political Crisis "This election won't be as sexy as the first one"

    10/24/2011 7:45:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 68 replies
    AP ^ | Monday, October 25, 2011 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    Testing a re-election theme, President Barack Obama is telling donors during a fundraising rich tour of three western states that the country is suffering from an economic crisis and from a political crisis. "People are crying out for action," he says. Pointing to elements of his $447 billion jobs plan rejected by Republican lawmakers, Obama said they would likely linger as campaign issues in 2012. "This is the fight that we're going to have right now, and I suspect this is the fight that we're going to have to have over the next year," Obama told about 240 donors at...
  • SSI Exclusive: "Prior Knowledge." ATF knew that the cash was in the pipline to the straw buyers

    10/22/2011 6:02:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 21 October, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    In late September 2009, ATF Phoenix Group VII supervisor Hope MacAllister walked into the Lone Wolf Trading Company. She had a message for the owner Andre Howard, according to sources familiar with the investigation into Fast & Furious in both DC and Arizona, and the message was this: "The amount of weapons you sell is about to dramatically increase." Howard, the sources say, was cautioned that "he might not have enough stock" to supply the straw buyers that MacAllister somehow knew were on the way and that "he should stock up on what they wanted." MacAllister seemed to know "exactly...
  • Obama: Occupy Wall Street ‘Not That Different’ From Tea Party Protests

    10/18/2011 2:31:18 PM PDT · by Qbert · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/18/2011 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama, who has become a target of the Occupy Wall Street protests sweeping the country, today embraced the economic frustration voiced on the streets and said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that his vision for the U.S. economic system is best suited to resolve protesters’ concerns. “I understand the frustrations being expressed in those protests,” Obama told ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper in the interview to air this evening on ABC News “Nightline” from Jamestown, N.C. “In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party. ...
  • UPDATE: Butch Morgan, Democratic chairman, resigns his position (ANOTHER Obama Scandal!)

    10/17/2011 8:31:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    WSBT-TV ^ | 10-17-11 | WSBT
    t's official. WSBT first told you that a long-time St. Joseph County Democratic Chair Butch Morgan had resigned. But there was some confusion over whether that in fact did happen, until shortly before 10 p.m. when his attorney confirmed it. Earlier Monday night, Morgan’s attorney told WSBT he was considering a leave of absence, not a resignation. That was after Indiana State Democratic Chairman Dan Parker sent WSBT an email stating Morgan resigned effective at 6 p.m. This comes as the St. Joseph County Prosecutor investigates the local Democratic Party for possible voter registration fraud. A South Bend Tribune and...
  • Caption: Obama at a BBQ restaurant .. Man's gotta eat.

    10/17/2011 11:55:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/17/11 | Reuters photos
    Caption anyone..? U.S. President Barack Obama walks past a statue of a pig in a chef's uniform as he arrives to meet diners at the Countryside Barbecue restaurant in Marion, North Carolina, October 17, 2011. Obama began a three day bus trip to North Carolina and Virginia on Monday to promote his American Jobs Act that faces congressional approval. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  • Does Obama Endorse This?

    10/16/2011 12:02:22 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | DANIEL HALPER
    The front page of Saturday's Washington Post featured a story titled "Obama looks to harness anti-Wall St. angst" directly below a picture of a wild-looking protester strangling a police officer with this caption: "A man affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests tackles a police officer during a march in New York. Police arrested 15 people during demonstrations Friday, but the movement gained a victory after a plan to clear people from a Manhattan park was halted."  This, it turns out, is an element of President Obama's reelection strategy. "President Obama and his team have decided to turn public anger at...
  • Energy Dept.: Law Prevents Us From Doing What We Want, Therefore the Law Doesn’t Apply

    10/14/2011 5:19:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    National Review - The Corner ^ | 10-14-11 | Andrew McCarthy
    How absurd is the Obama DOE’s explanation for violating the federal law against prioritizing private lenders ahead of taxpayers (i.e., sliding the president’s Solyndra cronies ahead of the public)? As Andrew’s post demonstrates, it is laugh out loud absurd — or at least it would be if the scheme were not so outrageous. Let’s put aside for the moment that, by the administration’s “reasoning,” the public could be robbed on every loan by simply “renegotiating” it 10 seconds after it was finalized. What is truly priceless is the administration’s claim that the law had to be ignored because “investors are...
  • Stinking Up Wall Street: Protesters Accused Of Living In Filth As Shocking Pictures Show....

    10/08/2011 9:10:31 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 71 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 08, 2011 | HANNAH ROBERTS
    Stinking Up Wall Street: Protesters Accused Of Living In Filth As Shocking Pictures Show One Demonstrator Defecating On A POLICE CAR Bloomberg: 'Protesters are taking jobs away from the city' By HANNAH ROBERTS 8th October 2011 This are the shocking scenes that have led some people to accuse the Occupy Wall Street protesters living rough in New York's financial district of creating unsanitary and filthy conditions. Exclusive pictures obtained by Mail Online show one demonstrator relieving himself on a police car. Elsewhere we found piles of stinking refuse clogging Zucotti Park, despite the best efforts of many of the protestors...
  • AP Investigation: Plant deal may enrich donors (Gov.Perdue)

    09/30/2011 6:46:02 AM PDT · by sunmars · 43 replies
    A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press. As North Carolina's chief executive, the governor is a key decision maker in large incentives deals involving state money. She also helps appoint the board members of a foundation that's been asked to provide part of the tire plant's package. Perdue's campaign has received more than $52,000 from five men with...
  • NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    09/27/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 235 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.” Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members...
  • Troy Davis executed in Georgia

    09/21/2011 9:10:07 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 114 replies
    (CBS/AP)  JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death. Defiant to the end, he told relatives of Mark MacPhail that his 1989 slaying was not his fault. "I did not have a gun," he insisted.