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  • How Barack Obama Amazed His Harvard Law Professor (not satire, surprisingly)

    05/22/2015 12:43:43 PM PDT · by pabianice · 43 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 5/22/15 | Mackey
    Constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe, author of a comprehensive new book, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, says Barack Obama was an amazing law student. During a broad discussion on Tuesday with The Fiscal Times about some of the most significant cases to come before the Roberts court and how those decisions may profoundly alter American life, Tribe reflected on the president as a young man. Obama was his research assistant for two-and-a-half years at Harvard Law School where Tribe has taught for four decades. “He was amazing. I met him when he was a first year law...
  • Laurence Tribe: A ‘Traitor’ To The Environmental Agenda

    04/10/2015 7:38:30 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-04-10 | Jim Huffman
    The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy, speaks at the Center for American Progress' 2014 Making Progress Policy Conference in Washington November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron Harvard Professor Laurence Tribe has been getting a lot of press in advance of his representation of Peabody Energy in its dispute with the Obama Administration over the constitutionality of the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon dioxide emission regulations. The New York Times reported (April 6) that many of Tribe’s colleagues at Harvard Law School are “bewildered and angry.” Jody Freeman, director of the environmental law program at Harvard Law School,...
  • One Of Obama's Harvard Professors Likened The President's Climate Change Policies To...

    04/07/2015 8:19:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 07, 2015
    One Of Obama's Harvard Professors Likened The President's Climate Change Policies To 'Burning The Constitution' A Harvard professor who taught U.S. President Barack Obama torched his prized pupil last month on Capitol Hill. Constitutional scholar Lawrence Tribe, who also served in the Justice Department under Obama, testified last month during a House hearing that the president's climate change policies are similar to "burning the Constitution." The 73-year-old Tribe argued that the Environmental Protection Agency is grossly overstepping its boundaries in respect to enforcing the president's doctrine. One conservative operative called the remarks "dazzling." "EPA is attempting an unconstitutional trifecta: usurping...
  • Laurence Tribe Fights Climate Case Against Star Pupil From Harvard, President Obama

    04/07/2015 6:08:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Laurence H. Tribe, the highly regarded liberal scholar of constitutional law, still speaks of President Obama as a proud teacher would of a star student. “He was one of the most amazing research assistants I’ve ever had,” Mr. Tribe said in a recent interview. Mr. Obama worked for him at Harvard Law School, where Mr. Tribe has taught for four decades. Many in the Obama administration and at Harvard are bewildered and angry that Mr. Tribe, who argued on behalf of Al Gore in the 2000 Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case, has emerged as the leading legal opponent of...
  • Obama’s Law School Professor: EPA Is ‘Burning The Constitution’

    03/17/2015 10:01:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/17/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    resident Obama has found himself at odds with his old law school mentor over the Environmental Protection Agency. Laurence Tribe, a liberal constitutional scholar at Harvard University, told House lawmakers that EPA carbon dioxide regulations are tearing the Constitution apart. “EPA possesses only the authority granted to it by Congress,” Tribe told lawmakers in a hearing Tuesday. “Its gambit here raises serious questions under the separation of powers… because EPA is attempting to exercise lawmaking power that belongs to Congress and judicial power that belongs to the federal courts.” “Burning the Constitution should not become part of our national energy...
  • 2 dead, 13 others wounded in separate shootings

    12/13/2014 6:35:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 13, 2014 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Two men were killed and 13 other people, including a 15-year-old boy, were wounded since Friday in separate shootings on the city's Far South and West sides, said police. Around 7:03 p.m., a 28-year-old man was fatally shot while he sat in a vehicle on the 1300 block of North Springfield Avenue. The man was in the vehicle with a female child when someone came up to the vehicle and began shooting. According to WGN TV, the man had a 3-year-old girl who was possibly his daughter on his lap at the time. The man was shot in the head...
  • U.S. won't stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands

    12/11/2014 4:50:44 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | Dec 11, 2014 | TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
    Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some Native American reservations, the Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands, even in states that ban the practice. The new guidance, released in a memorandum, will be implemented on a case-by-case basis and tribes must still follow federal guidelines, said Timothy Purdon, the U.S. attorney for North Dakota and the chairman of the Attorney General's Subcommittee on Native American Issues. It remains to be seen how many reservations will take advantage...
  • Paterson hosts Native American festival, focused on Great Falls

    11/28/2014 7:24:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.23.14 | Minjae Park
    Mitsu Yasukawa/ Staff Photographer Kodi Tarrant, 6, of Shinnecock, N.Y., waiting his turn Sunday as other dancers of Silver Cloud present their traditional dance at The Paterson Museum. The Sand Hill Band of the Lenape and Cherokee Indians, The Paterson Museum, and the National Park Service presented a festival of culture of the indigenous community of Paterson. PATERSON — Long before Alexander Hamilton identified the Great Falls as the site of the country’s first planned industrial city, and textile mills harnessing the water power multiplied, thrived, withered and crumbled, the Leni-Lenape Indians fished and hunted in the once densely...
  • Study Claims Marijuana Reshapes Brain Of Users

    08/30/2014 1:11:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 113 replies
    designntrend.com ^ | Aug, 27, 2014, 07:10 PM | Carrie Weisman ,
    The paper will be published Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in the Journal of Neuroscience. ... researchers used an MRI machine and the brains of 40 people between the ages of 18 and 25. They claim that the more marijuana a person smokes, the more those two neural regions get "damaged." Dr. Hans Breiter, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, co-authored the study. He says, "Anytime you find there's a relationship to the amount of marijuana consumed and you see differences of core brain regions involved in processing of rewards, the making of...
  • Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle

    08/01/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 40 replies
    Yahoo/GMA ^ | 8/1/2014 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    A remarkable video shows a group of indigenous people seen for the first time by the outside world as they emerged from a Brazilian jungle while fleeing illegal loggers and drug traffickers, according a Brazilian group that tracks such jungle tribes. The group of men are believed to be natives of Peru but they were filmed in northern Brazil on the banks of the Envira River which runs near the Peruvian border. The encounter took place within the last two weeks, but the video was released Thursday by the Brazilian indigenous authority FUNAI. The tribal men are naked except for...
  • Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle Possibly for First Time

    08/01/2014 1:23:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/31/2014 | Peru
    A remarkable video shows a group of indigenous people seen for the first time by the outside world as they emerged from a Brazilian jungle while fleeing illegal loggers and drug traffickers, according a Brazilian group that tracks such jungle tribes. The group of men are believed to be natives of Peru but they were filmed in northern Brazil on the banks of the Envira River which runs near the Peruvian border. The encounter took place within the last two weeks, but the video was released today by the Brazilian indigenous authority FUNAI. The tribal men are naked except for...
  • Amazon tribe in voluntary isolation reappears in Peru jungle seeking supplies at remote town

    08/20/2013 10:00:00 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 40 replies
    A tribe of Indians that lives in voluntary isolation in Peru’s southeastern Amazon has made a tense attempt at contact. The president of the regional FENAMAD indigenous federation says more than 100 Mashco-Piro appeared across a river from the remote community of Monte Salvado in Madre de Dios state. Klaus Quicque says they asked local Yine people for bananas, rope and machetes. Newly available video that Quique says was shot by forest rangers over three days in June shows Mashco-Piro of all ages and sexes, including men with lances, bows and arrows. Quicque said Monday there were tense moments but...
  • S.E. RUCKMAN: Open Carry a fact for Oklahoma, but not Indian Country(barf alert)

    11/26/2012 5:42:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    nativetimes.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | S.E. RUCKMAN
    At midnight of the first day of the eleventh month, a different day dawned in Oklahoma. A new law went into effect that will undoubtedly change a few things around here. The “Open Carry” statute allows gun holders (who are trained and licensed) to publicly carry their guns. Make no mistake it signals a return to a time when this kind of gun-toting dress was de rigueur. Advocates of this law cite that openly carrying (and swaggering) with the weight of one’s gun is the hip and trendy thing to do among states. One news source cites that 14 other...
  • Lost Tribe of Israel Will Return To Zion After Unanimous Vote By Government in Jerusalem

    11/12/2012 7:27:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 11/12/2012 | MICHAEL FREUND, Special to the Sun
    Israel’s government has passed a historic decision, one that paves the way for the return of a Lost Tribe of Israel to Zion. Resolution 5180, which on October 24 received unanimous ministerial approval, will allow 275 members of the Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India to make aliya. Coming at a time of increasing uncertainty for the Jewish state, this development should infuse us all with some much-needed optimism regarding the future. [The discovery of traces of the tribe was first reported in America by The New York Sun, whose columnist, Hillel Halkin, told their story in the book “Across...
  • THE HERD OF INDEPENDENT MINDS

    08/22/2012 4:21:18 AM PDT · by wayoverontheright · 4 replies
    THE AMERICAN THINKER ^ | 8-22-2012 | VICTOR VOLSKY
    Just about any gregarious conservative can register the same complaint: his friends of a liberal persuasion firmly believe in evolution, the hydrocarbon menace, technogenic global warming, and the virtues of green energy; they are convinced that racism is still rampant in America, that all the ills of inner-city schools can be cured by throwing more money at them, that criminals are actually victims of society, that voter fraud is a myth concocted by evil conservatives, that cheating at the polls is a sacred right of minorities, that illegal immigrants have committed no crime even though the word "illegal" is self-explanatory,...
  • Congress can compel action due to public necessity (Did John Roberts use Laurence Tribe's argument?)

    06/29/2012 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 3, 2011 | Laurence Tribe
    THERE’S PLENTY to be said as a policy matter both for and against the Affordable Care Act, but it’s beyond reasonable debate that it complies fully with the Constitution...[Snip]... The one provision whose constitutionality is questioned is the individual mandate...[Snip] That mandate, too, is constitutional. Congress found that the cost of providing uncompensated care to the uninsured totaled $43 billion in 2008, raising annual premiums for the average family by over $1,000. Suppose Congress had required anyone who received medical care at public expense in 2010 to purchase insurance for 2011 or face a modest increase ($750 per year) in...
  • Laurence Tribe: I think my former student, John Roberts, will vote to uphold ObamaCare [VIDEO]

    06/28/2012 12:52:50 PM PDT · by Third Person · 8 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Via the Examiner, I’ve been looking for tea leaves for you all day but this, unfortunately, is the best I can do. I don’t even regard it as tea leaves: I think Tribe is just pre-spinning the outcome so that, if the mandate is struck down, he can call Roberts a disappointment who betrayed his education in a fit of ideological pique, etc etc etc. But we’re starving for insight and this is, in its own lame way, an insight into Roberts’s thinking. As is this: Eastman, a critic of the health care law, said he wouldn’t be surprised to...
  • Kagan to Tribe on Day Obamacare Passed: ‘I Hear They Have the Votes, Larry!! Simply Amazing.’

    11/10/2011 8:04:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/10/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    On Sunday, March 21, 2010, the day the House of Representatives passed President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan and famed Supreme Court litigator and Harvard Law Prof. Laurence Tribe, who was then serving in the Justice Department, had an email exchange in which they discussed the pending health-care vote, according to documents the Department of Justice released late Wednesday to the Media Research Center, CNSNews.com's parent organization, and to Judicial Watch.
  • Presidential Proclamation -- National Grandparents Day 9/11

    09/11/2011 2:20:36 PM PDT · by DManA · 31 replies
    The White House Proclimations ^ | Septemeber 11, 2011 | President Obama
    NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2011, as National Grandparents Day. I call upon all Americans to take the time to honor their own grandparents and those in their community.
  • Incredible Video Of A Tribe Meeting White People For The First Time

    06/25/2011 8:11:55 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-24-2011 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Incredible Video Of A Tribe Meeting White People For The First Time Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry Jun. 24, 2011, 6:37 AM This 15 minute video is from 1976 and shows a tribe in Papua New Guinea encountering white people for the first time. The reactions going from fear to wonder to curiosity to joy are incredible to behold. Watch:(Click to the site to view the video)(snip)
  • Justice Dept. Insists on Removal of Professor's Name From Brief (Tribe punished by Holder?)

    02/16/2011 11:36:41 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | February 16, 2011 | Tony Mauro
    WASHINGTON - Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe's name was yanked from an amicus curiae brief in a major U.S. Supreme Court climate change case earlier this month after the Justice Department told him his recent service in the department made it improper for him to be on the brief. The department invoked 18 U.S.C. 207(c)(1), prohibiting former senior employees from communicating with their former departments when those communications are "knowingly made with the intent to influence the department in connection with any matter on which such person seeks official action by any officer or employee of such department." Mr....
  • Law Law Law Law Law

    02/09/2011 12:47:55 PM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 8, 2011 | JAMES TARANTO
    Judge Roger Vinson's order last week declaring ObamaCare unconstitutional has prompted a pair of op-eds by professors at elite law schools: Akhil Reed Amar of Yale, in the Los Angeles Times, and Laurence Tribe of Harvard, in the New York Times. Both profs claim ObamaCare is constitutional. We were going to write "argue" rather than "claim," but we think that may be too generous. Neither article is a serious piece of legal analysis, because both professors simply refuse to take seriously the legal arguments on the other side, even after those arguments have been accepted by two federal trial judges....
  • If ObamaCare Is Valid, Could Congress Mandate Abortion?

    02/09/2011 11:04:11 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 8 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/9/2011 | Ed Carson
    Ann Althouse took down Harvard law professor Lawrence Tribe’s pro-ObamaCare NYT op-ed in a trio of blog posts Tuesday. Althouse, herself a law professor, called out Tribe for trying to equate activity with choice, when there is a big difference. In fact, the cases refer to “commercial activities,” and a switch from “activity” to “choice” is immensely important in the health care litigation, in which opponents stress that the failure to buy insurance is inactivity, not activity, and therefore beyond even the broadest interpretations the Supreme Court has ever given to the Commerce Clause.
  • ObamaCare Justice….Forcing Those “Freeloaders” To Pay One Way Or Another

    02/09/2011 8:41:54 AM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-09-11 | Curt
    Ann Althouse brings up some great points in this trio of posts responding to another law professor's op-ed today, but none more better than this: Tribe's op-ed, as I wrote in the first post, rests very heavily on misrepresenting the Supreme Court's commerce power doctrine as referring to "commercial choices." In fact, the cases refer to "commercial activities," and a switch from "activity" to "choice" is immensely important in the health care litigation, in which opponents stress that the failure to buy insurance is inactivity, not activity, and therefore beyond even the broadest interpretations the Supreme Court has ever...
  • Obama’s law professor: If the Supreme Court strikes down the mandate, they must be biased ...

    02/08/2011 7:44:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Allahpundit ^ | 2/8/11 | hot air
    One of the most pitiful, relentlessly irritating op-eds about O-Care that I’ve read since our long national nightmare began in summer ’09. To understand what makes it so grating, you need to know that the author, Laurence Tribe, is not only a Harvard Law prof who taught Obama but a bona fide titan of constitutional jurisprudence on the left. He wrote a famous treatise on the subject and was, in his younger days, a perennial candidate for the Supreme Court when Democrats were in the White House. You might also remember him as the guy who sneered, amusingly, in a...
  • Astonishing Photos of One of Earth's Last Uncontacted Tribes

    02/01/2011 7:25:31 AM PST · by MNDude · 71 replies
    Stunning new photos taken over a jungle in Brazil reveal new images of one of the last uncontacted tribal groups on the planet. The photos reveal a thriving, healthy community living in Brazil near the Peruvian border, with baskets full of manioc and papaya fresh from their gardens, said Survival International, a rights organization working to preserve tribal communities and organizations worldwide "The illegal loggers will destroy this tribe," agreed Survival International’s director Stephen Corry. "It's vital that the Peruvian government stop them before time runs out
  • Quechan sue federal government over health care (feds expose tribe to HIV, hep B, hep C)

    01/28/2011 9:44:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yuma Sun ^ | 1/28/11 | JOYCE LOBECK
    Quechan sue federal government over health careJanuary 28, 2011 11:52 AM BY JOYCE LOBECK - SUN STAFF WRITER **SNIP** The Quechan Tribe filed its lawsuit after IHS disclosed last year that 44 tribal members were potentially exposed to blood-borne viruses such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C from October 2008 to July 2009 as a result of IHS' failure to use the autoclave sterilizer for instruments used to provide open-wound treatment for patients at the Fort Yuma clinic. “This is just the most dramatic example of the United States' breach of its trust obligations to the tribe in the...
  • Tribe to Obama: Sotomayor Is “Not Nearly As Smart As She Seems To Think She Is”

    10/28/2010 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/28/10 | Ed Whelan
    I’ve obtained a copy of an interesting letter that Harvard law professor Larry Tribe wrote to his protégé, President Barack Obama, in the immediate aftermath of Justice Souter’s announcement of his decision to retire from the Court. I will post a PDF of the letter shortly. [Update: Here’s the letter.] In the meantime, I’ll call attention, in this post and two or three others, to some of its highlights. The express purpose of Tribe’s letter is to urge that Obama nominate Elena Kagan to the Souter vacancy. But before making his affirmative case for Kagan, Tribe argues strongly against the...
  • Kagan, Obama, and the Harvard Legacy of Literary Fraud

    05/12/2010 10:40:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 2,729+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    When Barack Obama’s two faculty mentors at Harvard Law got in trouble for plagiarism, they were rescued by Dean Elena Kagan. In 1989, Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe hired first-year Harvard law student Barack Obama as his research assistant.  After Obama was elected president, Tribe would gush, "His stunning combination of analytical brilliance and personal charisma, openness and maturity, vision and pragmatism, was unmistakable from my very first encounter." Obama had one other prominent mentor among the Harvard faculty, Professor Charles Ogletree, an African American.  In the run-up to the election, Ogletree would enthuse, "I'm so excited about this candidacy...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the U.S. Constitution Project Awards Dinner

    04/20/2010 10:54:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 334+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the U.S. Constitution Project Awards Dinner Washington, D.C. ~ Thursday, April 15, 2010 Thank you, Ginny [Sloan]. It’s good to be with you, and it’s a privilege to join you in celebrating the extraordinary contributions and achievements of tonight’s honorees, George Kendall and Ambassador [Thomas] Pickering. Congratulations to you both. I’m especially grateful for this opportunity to tell the Constitution Project’s leadership and membership how much I appreciate your commitment to the cause of justice, to the promise of equal justice, and to our nation’s most essential...
  • Congress Tries to Break Hawaii in Two

    03/01/2010 8:41:04 PM PST · by americanophile · 75 replies · 2,236+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | February 28, 2010 | By GAIL HERIOT AND PETER KIRSANOW
    A racial spoils precedent that could lead to new 'tribal' demands across the U.S. Last week, the House of Representatives, in a largely party-line vote, passed the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act. Popularly known as "the Akaka bill," this piece of legislation might turn out to be this Congress's single most calamitous decision. The bill creates a complex federal framework under which most of the nation's approximately 400,000 ethnic Hawaiians can organize themselves into one vast Indian tribe. It endows the tribe with the "inherent powers and privileges of self-government," including the privilege of sovereign immunity from lawsuit. It also...
  • Last member of 65,000-year-old tribe dies, taking one of world's earliest languages to the grave

    02/06/2010 4:06:39 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 39 replies · 1,577+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 5 Feb 2010 | Anny Shaw
    The last member of a 65,000-year-old tribe has died, taking one of the world's earliest languages to the grave. Boa Sr, who died last week aged about 85, was the last native of the Andaman Islands who was fluent in Bo. Named after the tribe, Bo is one of the 10 Great Andamanese languages, which are thought to date back to the pre-Neolithic period when the earliest humans walked out of Africa.Boa Sr, who died last week aged about 85, was the last native of the Andaman Islands who was fluent in Bo Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1248754/Last-member-65-000-year-old-tribe-dies-taking-worlds-earliest-languages-grave.html#ixzz0ekwV08rT Boa was the oldest...
  • Amazon Indian tribe hit by swine flu

    11/04/2009 6:50:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies · 567+ views
    reuters.com ^ | Nov 4, 2009 | Reuters
    Swine flu has hit an isolated tribe of Indians in the Amazon jungle, with seven dying in the last two weeks, Survival International said on Wednesday. A further 1,000 members of the Yanomami tribe in Venezuela are believed to have caught the flu, the indigenous peoples rights group said. It is feared the flu could sweep through the area and kill many more Yanomami as the Indians have little resistance to introduced diseases. About 32,000 Yanomami live in the Venezuela-Brazil border region and form the largest relatively isolated tribe in the Amazon. Survival director Stephen Corry said the situation was...
  • The lost tribe of South Carolina

    07/05/2009 11:49:30 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 1,131+ views
    The State ^ | 05 July 2009 | JOEY HOLLEMAN
    Cofitachequi: We can’t pronounce it, we don’t know exactly where it is, but the importance of this Native American mound city is clear. North Carolina has the Lost Colony, a 16th-century legend that draws the curious to the longest running outdoor theater production in North America. The desert Southwest has the Anasazi, the native culture that vanished in the 14th century and is celebrated at a dozen National Park Service sites. South Carolina has a combination of the two — Cofitachequi. Ever heard of it? Cofitachequi is mentioned in third-grade S.C. history books, and there’s a diorama about it at...
  • Progressive Vision Likely in Next Jurist

    05/04/2009 7:10:51 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 23 replies · 592+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 05-04-09 | JESS BRAVIN
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is likely to seek a nominee for the Supreme Court who will not only defend the liberal jurisprudence that reshaped American society in the mid-20th century, but who may also aim to build a progressive legal vision for the century ahead. Mr. Obama's ideal candidate, speculates Harvard University professor Laurence Tribe, would "bring majorities together [on the court] around a compelling vision of the law with the elfin touch of someone like [William] Brennan, someone who can move the ocean liner without making terrible waves." Mr. Tribe taught constitutional law to Mr. Obama and today...
  • Good read: "Americans are the Strongest Tribe"

    03/07/2009 10:53:52 PM PST · by ElKafir · 8 replies · 625+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Mike Vanderboegh
    From Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars comes another great piece: "Americans are the Strongest Tribe"---------- -----"During the fierce battle for Fallujah, Bing West asked an Iraqi colonel why the archterrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had fled in women’s clothes. The (Iraqi) colonel pointed to a Marine patrol walking by and said, 'Americans are the strongest tribe.'" Read on
  • White House tribal adviser coming soon

    02/10/2009 4:11:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies · 1,097+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 10, 2009 | Mark Silva
    The Obama White House plans to add a policy adviser on native American tribal concerns within the next few weeks, First Lady Michelle Obama said today. The president "will soon appoint a policy adviser to his senior White House staff to work with tribes and across the government on these issues such as sovereignty, health care and education, all central to the well being of native American families and the prosperity of tribes,'' the first lady said in a visit to the Interior Department today. The first lady, embarked on a tour of all the federal agencies, was greeted with...
  • Obama's Aunt Issued Stay In Deportation Case

    01/29/2009 4:15:04 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 1,754+ views
    NewsNet5 ^ | 1/28/09
    CLEVELAND -- The aunt of President Barack Obama, who was living in Cleveland for a time, will get to stay in the United States for now. A judge issued a stay in the deportation case of Zeituni Onyango, 56. She fled to Cleveland from Boston last year when it was made known that she had been illegally in the United States since
  • Liberal legal group comes to the fore

    01/05/2009 2:55:48 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 713+ views
    politico.com ^ | 12/29/08 | LISA LERER
    Sixteen appointees and advisers helping president-elect Barack Obama's Justice Department transition efforts all recently sat on the board of an organization little known outside legal circles: The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. The liberal legal network, which blossomed during eight years of Democratic exile, counts as its veterans Obama’s choice for attorney general, Eric Holder: Vice President-elect Joe Biden's chief of staff, Ron Klain; and future White House Staff Secretary Lisa Brown. Seven other recent board members are advising the incoming administration on legal, education, and labor-related issues. Theresa Wynn Roseborough is rumored to be a top candidate...
  • Remote tribe faces extinction after eight men drink chemical they mistook for alcohol[Onge]

    12/11/2008 10:09:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 48 replies · 2,240+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 Dec 2008 | Daily Mail
    <p>Eight members of a remote Indian tribe have died after drinking a chemical they mistook for alcohol.</p> <p>The dead men from the tiny Onge tribe swigged the brown liquid which washed ashore in a bottle.</p> <p>There are fewer than 100 members of the Onge left. They are the last remaining hunter-gatherers and live on the Andaman and Nicobar islands.</p>
  • Obama has his own tribe of Muslims in the Middle East

    11/12/2008 2:59:44 PM PST · by Camaroguy84 · 9 replies · 580+ views
    Times Online ^ | 11/12/08
    He has a host of relatives in exotic locations from Hawaii to Kenya, and during his run for the American presidency he discovered that he had an aunt living in Boston. Now Barack Obama is being claimed by not one but as many as 8,000 Beduin tribesmen in northern Israel. Although the spokesman for the lost tribe of Obama has yet to reveal the documentary evidence that he says he possesses to support his claim, people are flocking from across the region to pay their respects to the “Beduin Obama”, whose social standing has gone through the roof.
  • Stolen artefacts point to lost Philippines tribe

    10/24/2008 8:27:11 AM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 322+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 24 Oct 2008 | Thomas Bell
    Archaeologists in the Philippines believe they have discovered evidence of a lost tribe in sacks of broken pottery seized from antiquity smugglers. Twenty-two sacks of pottery, including burial urns sculpted in human form believed to be more than 2,000 years old, were found loaded on a tricycle in Sarangani province on the Filipino island of Mindanao in August. It is thought that they originated in the neighbouring province of Sultan Kudarat, but the precise location remains a mystery and there are fears that the tribe has in effect been lost again because the artefacts were moved by treasure hunters. A...
  • Photo of Amazon Tribe Not a Hoax: world's last uncontacted tribe

    10/10/2008 8:01:19 AM PDT · by Justice Department · 102 replies · 5,497+ views
    Recent photos of an "uncontacted tribe" of Indians near the Brazil-Peru border have sparked media reports of a hoax, but the organization that released the images defends its claims and actions. The photographs, which showed men painted red and black and aiming arrows skyward, were released in late May by Survival International, a London-based organization that advocates for tribal people worldwide. The release stated that "members of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes have been spotted and photographed from the air,"
  • Native American Tribe Supports Troops, Families

    08/11/2008 4:54:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 92+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2008 – During World War I, the Choctaw Nation began a long tradition of service to the country when a group of Choctaws volunteered as “code talkers,” sending messages for the military in a code derived from their own language to confuse German spies. Today, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma continues that tradition of service, extending it to include support of its members and employees who serve in the National Guard and reserves and families of military members. The organization is being recognized for its efforts with the 2008 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Serving...
  • Uncontacted" Amazon Tribe Actually Known for Decades

    06/21/2008 1:17:49 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 428+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 6-19-2008 | Kelly Hearn
    Uncontacted" Amazon Tribe Actually Known for DecadesKelly Hearn for National Geographic NewsJune 19, 2008 Recent photos of an uncontacted tribe firing arrows at a plane briefly made these Amazon Indians the world's least understood media darlings. Contrary to many news stories, the isolated group has actually been monitored from a distance for decades, past and current Brazilian government officials say. No one, however, is known to have had a face-to-face meeting with the nomadic tribe, which lives along the Peru-Brazil border. And no one knows how much, if anything, these rain forest people know about the outside world. The tribe—whose...
  • Deputies kill 2 in gun battle on SoCal Indian reservation

    05/14/2008 7:09:32 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies · 188+ views
    KESQ.com ^ | May 14, 2008
    Deputies kill 2 in gunbattle on SoCal Indian reservation Associated Press - May 14, 2008 12:24 AM ET SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say at least 1 of 2 people who died in a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies on an Indian reservation was a member of the tribe. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says 36-year-old Joseph Arres and a woman whose name has not been released opened fire with assault weapons last night on guards at an entrance to the reservation of the Soboba band of Luiseno indians. They then exchanged fire with sheriff's deputies and both were killed....
  • British TV Crew 'Spread Deadly Flu To Remote Peruvian Tribe'

    03/26/2008 1:31:32 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 653+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-26-2008 | Nick Allen
    British TV crew 'spread deadly flu to remote Peruvian tribe' By Nick Allen Last Updated: 6:56pm GMT 26/03/2008 A British production company making a reality television show in the Peruvian Amazon has been accused of starting a flu epidemic which allegedly killed four members of a remote native tribe and left many others seriously ill. Indigenous communities blamed researchers from London-based Cicada Films for the outbreak in the isolated Matsigenka tribe where people had previously had little contact with Western diseases. The company has flatly denied its two-strong team was responsible, insisting they did not visit the area hit by...
  • Mystery Tribe Comes To Light In Shaanxi

    03/25/2008 2:13:48 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 681+ views
    CCTV.com ^ | 3-25-2008 | Liu Fang
    Mystery tribe comes to light in Shaanxi 03-25-2008 10:46 There is something amazing, standing at a museum observing exhibits hundreds and even thousands of years old. But how does one top the mystery of a lost civilization? Archaeologists believe they may have discovered evidence of a lost tribe, never before known in Chinese history. Archaeologists believe they may have discovered evidence of a lost tribe, never before known in Chinese history. The findings come from an excavation in northwest China's Shaanxi province. The site of what's believed to have been a major settlement is in Qishan county, Baoji city. There...
  • Last Native Eyak Speaker Dead at 89

    01/23/2008 8:48:57 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 21 replies · 117+ views
    AP ^ | 01/23/08 | MARY PEMBERTON
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Marie Smith Jones, who worked to preserve her heritage as the last full-blooded member of Alaska's Eyak Indians and the last fluent speaker of their native language, has died. She was 89. Jones died in her sleep Monday at her home in Anchorage. She was found by a friend, said daughter Bernice Galloway, who lives in Albuquerque, N.M. "To the best of our knowledge she was the last full-blooded Eyak alive," Galloway said Tuesday. "She was a woman who faced incredible adversity in her life and overcame it," Galloway said. "She was about as tenacious as...
  • Bottom of the 11th: Indians 2, Yankees 1 (PRONK'S WALK-OFF RBI DEFEATS EVIL EMPIRE IN GAME 2)

    10/05/2007 6:49:19 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 33 replies · 515+ views
    Cleveland.com ^ | October 05, 2007 21:11PM | Mark Gillispie
    Another inning, another promising start for the Indians. Yankees pitcher Luis Vizcaino walked Kenny Lofton to start the inning. After twice failing to put down a sacrifice bunt, Franklin Gutierrez singled to left with Lofton stopping at second. Casey Blake then moved both runners up a base with a successful sacrifice bunt. The Yankees intentionally walked Grady Sizemore to load the bases with one out. With Asdrubal Cabrera at the plate, the Yankees brought their infield in, hoping to stop Lofton at third from scoring on a ground ball. Cabrera instead popped up a 2-2 pitch just in front of...