Posts Tagged ‘ Election ’

(VIDEO) Obama’s Hopeful Economic Speech

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Posted on YouTube: January 08, 2009
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(VIDEO) Supreme Court Won’t Review Obama’s Citizenship


The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal that claims President-elect Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen, and therefore ineligible to serve as president.

Obama Introduces National Security Team

image8.jpgPresident-elect Barack Obama introduced his National Security team on Monday.

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President-elect Barack Obama unveiled his national security team today, including formally announcing his intention to nominate his onetime rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, as the next secretary of State.

Obama also announced his intention to keep current Defense Secretary Robert Gates in his post, likely for at least a year in the new administration. The president-elect also said he would nominate Susan Rice as ambassador to the United Nations, retired Marine Gen. James Jones as his national security adviser, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as homeland security director and Eric Holder as attorney general.

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Barack Obama on Gun Control

Gun sales are on the rise and last week’s election may have something to do with it.

Between Nov. 3 and Nov. 9, the Federal Bureau of Investigation received 374,000 requests for background checks on gun buyers – 49 per cent more than the same time last year, CNN reported.

Barack Obama on Gun Control

Q: Is the D.C. law prohibiting ownership of handguns consistent with an individual’s right to bear arms?

A: As a general principle, I believe that the Constitution confers an individual right to bear arms. But just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right, in the same way that we have a right to private property but local governments can establish zoning ordinances that determine how you can use it.

Q: But do you still favor the registration & licensing of guns?

A: I think we can provide common-sense approaches to the issue of illegal guns that are ending up on the streets. We can make sure that criminals don’t have guns in their hands. We can make certain that those who are mentally deranged are not getting a hold of handguns. We can trace guns that have been used in crimes to unscrupulous gun dealers that may be selling to straw purchasers and dumping them on the streets.

Source: 2008 Philadelphia primary debate, on eve of PA primary Apr 16, 2008

(VIDEO)Palin says she’d be honored to help Obama

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday that she would be honored to help President-Gov. Sarah Palin says she will support President-elect Barack Obama and his new administration.elect Barack Obama in his new administration, even if he did hang around with an “unrepentant domestic terrorist.”

Gov. Sarah Palin says she will support President-elect Barack Obama and his new administration.

The Alaska governor said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that she would be willing to help if Obama asked her for assistance on some of the issues she highlighted during this year’s campaign, such as energy or services for special-needs children.

“It would be my honor to assist and support our new president and the new administration,” said Palin, whom Sen. John McCain chose as his running mate in August.

“I speak for other Republicans and Republican governors, also,” she said.

“They would be willing also to seize this opportunity that we have to progress this nation together, in a united front.”

But asked moments later about some of the tough rhetoric she hurled from the stump, she said she was “still concerned” about Obama’s ties to former Weather Underground member-turned-Chicago college professor William Ayers. Video Watch Palin discuss how she could help Obama »


November 5, 2008: The Day in 100 Seconds

(VIDEO) Bush congratulates Obama on election victory

President Bush makes a statement congratulating President-elect Barack Obama and calling for a smooth transition, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush embraced Barack Obama’s election victory Wednesday, saying he understands the message of change that was the centerpiece of Obama’s campaign.

“It will be a stirring sight to see President Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their beautiful girls step through the doors of the White House,” the president said. “I know millions of Americans will be overcome with pride at this inspiring moment that so many have waited so long.”

Bush called Obama’s win an “impressive victory” and said it represented strides “toward a more perfect Union.” He said the choice of Obama was “a triumph of the American story, a testament to hard work, optimism and faith in the enduring promise of our nation.”

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