Archive for December, 2008

Supreme Court will decide Obama’s citizenship

The argument is over his place of birth — Hawaii, if you accept statements by Hawaiian officials, his 1961 birth notice in a Honolulu newspaper and a certified document his campaign obtained 18 months ago.shrstrusjSupreme Court today deliberates suit blocking Obama presidency

It may come as something of a shock to those millions planning trips to Washington for the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama that he isn’t really legally capable of taking the oath.

It’s the birth certificate thing.

That’s because he was born in Kenya to an alien father and isn’t a natural-born American as the Constitution requires and the copy of his Hawaii birth certificate looks fake to many and the state won’t release the original, which makes everything that much more suspicious.

  • Do you believe this case is something to be concern about or is this case close already ?

(VIDEO) Prop 8: The Musical

“Prop 8: The Musical” may be a 3-minute Internet video, but it has a blockbuster cast — including Jack Black (who plays Jesus), Neil Patrick Harris, John C. Reilly, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Margaret Cho, Rashida Jones and others.

As of Thursday, the clip had clearly ascended to viral status, with more than 1.1 million views on FunnyOrDie.com.

Clinton’s nomination constitutional?

 

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Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution says the following:

“No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time.”

Translation: A lawmaker cannot fill a position if the salary for that position has been raised during that lawmaker’s term in office.

In January, President Bush signed an executive order increasing the salary for the secretary of state and other Cabinet positions by $4,700. Hillary Clinton has been in the Senate since January 2001.

Case closed, says the conservative advocacy group Judicial Watch.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/04/clinton.eligible/index.html

Leading The News

The Hill Dodd paints bleak picture for auto bailout
By Silla Brush and J. Taylor Rushing | Posted: 12/04/08 04:42 PM [ET]
Prospects for a multi-billion-dollar auto industry bailout appeared to be slipping away Thursday but Sen. Chris Dodd vowed to keep working.

Matthews could be haunted by his own words
By Emily Goodin | Posted: 12/04/08 03:44 PM [ET]
A simple YouTube search shows the possible perils of a Chris Matthews Senate candidacy: foul language, inappropriate touching and an offer to duel.

Dems ‘troubled’ by Mukasey torture-policy statement
By Susan Crabtree | Posted: 12/04/08 04:52 PM [ET]
Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) is asking Attorney General Michael Mukasey to clarify a statement indicating that officials who signed off on torture and surveillance policies believed they were acting within the law.

Perino Dismisses Pre-War Downing Street Memo

Defending Bush’s pre-war intelligence failure, Perino claimed that “other leaders from all around the world” thought Saddam had WMD. When Thomas noted that British intelligence — referring to the the Downing Street Memo — disagreed with Bush, Perino simply said that the memo had been “debunked”:

Q: What about the chief of British intelligence saying you were going to fix the facts around the politics?

PERINO: I think that that’s been debunked.

Thomas quickly countered, “It’s never been been debunked.” Caught off guard, Perino admitted that she was the one who “debunked” it:

Q: It’s never been debunked.

PERINO: Well, it’s been debunked by me.

Q: Good for you.

PERINO: Good for me.

Bill Clinton says he’ll stay out of the way

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Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday he will have very little to do with Hillary Clinton’s decisions in her role as secretary of state in the Obama administration.

“I’ll just try to be a helpful sounding board to her, but I don’t think I’ll do any more than that,” Clinton told CNN during a trip to Hong Kong.

President-elect Barack Obama announced Monday that Hillary Clinton, the senator from New York, was his choice for secretary of state. Read full article »

(VIDEO) Charlie’s Interview with President Bush

The esteemed Mr. Gibson sat down with President and First Lady Bush for an interview that ran yesterday on World News.

The inevitable campaign to revise the history of the George W. Bush presidency has apparently begun. In an interview with ABC’s Charlie Gibson broadcast on Monday, the soon-but-not-soon-enough-to-be ex-president made several eye-roll-inducing statements that feel like the first salvo in a war to completely recast the Bush years.

(VIDEO) Obama called on Fox News reporter for first-time since elect

A few days ago, we related how President-Elect Barack Obama had been ignoring Fox News at his post-election press conferences. Patrick Gavin had Fox going 0-5, with even CBS’ embarrassing complaint-ridden Dean Reynolds getting an inquiry in ahead of the network. Well, according to Michael Calderone, the ice age between Obama and Fox News has begun to thaw:

It took six press conferences since Election Day, but Fox News has finally been called on.