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President Obama’s Weekly Address: 5/1/10 Giving Government Back to the American People

As the President beats back lobbyists seeking to weaken Wall Street Reform, he talks about an even broader threat that would vastly expand the influence of massive industries and their lobbyists in Washington. A recent Supreme Court decision opened the floodgates for corporations, including foreign corporations, to spend endless money on political ads that would give them even more power at the expense of American families – the President pledges to fight for reforms to stem that influence.

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Breaking News: Courts won’t review Obama’s eligibility to serve

The following news flash puts to rest the the Obama birth certificate controversy for good! The suit brought by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick NJ, was not considered for arguments today.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.
The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio says that since Obama had dual nationality at birth—his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject—he cannot possibly be a “natural born citizen,” one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president.

Donofrio also contends that two other candidates, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero, also are not natural-born citizens and thus ineligible to be president.

At least one other appeal over Obama’s citizenship remains at the court. Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, Pa., argues that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as Obama says and the Hawaii secretary of state has confirmed. Berg says Obama also may be a citizen of Indonesia, where he lived as a boy. Federal courts in Pennsylvania have dismissed Berg’s lawsuit.

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>Breaking News: Courts won’t review Obama’s eligibility to serve

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The following news flash puts to rest the the Obama birth certificate controversy for good! The suit brought by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick NJ, was not considered for arguments today.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.
The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio says that since Obama had dual nationality at birth—his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject—he cannot possibly be a “natural born citizen,” one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president.

Donofrio also contends that two other candidates, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero, also are not natural-born citizens and thus ineligible to be president.

At least one other appeal over Obama’s citizenship remains at the court. Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, Pa., argues that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as Obama says and the Hawaii secretary of state has confirmed. Berg says Obama also may be a citizen of Indonesia, where he lived as a boy. Federal courts in Pennsylvania have dismissed Berg’s lawsuit.

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Whisper campaign persists despite election

Politico.com’s Andy Barr has written a great article about the persistent whispers about Barack Obama’s birth certificate and whether or not he meets the qualifications to be President. 

He addresses the various groups and individuals that are attempting to have Obama’s election as president over-turned by the Supreme Court, by showing how these people are motivated by their ultra right-wing views and how their claims have been debunked by the facts.

“I think there are just a lot of people who just want to believe it,” said Paul Waldman, who has studied the conspiracy theories over Obama’s citizenship for Media Matters.

Waldman said that like with the claims that the Clintons killed White House Counsel Vince Foster, a certain segment of the population will continue to believe Obama won on illegitimate grounds no matter how often the claim is disproved.

“When something gets refuted there a certain number of people that just won’t believe it,” he said. “If they are predisposed to believe it, refuting it will have no impact.”

For those who believe the story, Obama’s electoral victory is a constitutional and legal crisis of epic proportions that is not being given its fair due in the press or in the courts.”… 


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>Whisper campaign persists despite election

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Politico.com’s Andy Barr has written a great article about the persistent whispers about Barack Obama’s birth certificate and whether or not he meets the qualifications to be President. 

He addresses the various groups and individuals that are attempting to have Obama’s election as president over-turned by the Supreme Court, by showing how these people are motivated by their ultra right-wing views and how their claims have been debunked by the facts.

“I think there are just a lot of people who just want to believe it,” said Paul Waldman, who has studied the conspiracy theories over Obama’s citizenship for Media Matters.

Waldman said that like with the claims that the Clintons killed White House Counsel Vince Foster, a certain segment of the population will continue to believe Obama won on illegitimate grounds no matter how often the claim is disproved.

“When something gets refuted there a certain number of people that just won’t believe it,” he said. “If they are predisposed to believe it, refuting it will have no impact.”

For those who believe the story, Obama’s electoral victory is a constitutional and legal crisis of epic proportions that is not being given its fair due in the press or in the courts.”… 


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Countdown: Obama Birth Certificate Lawsuit

Keith talks to Jonathan Turley about the suit alleging Obama was not born in the United States which the Supreme Court for consideration.

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Countdown: Obama Birth Certificate Lawsuit

Keith talks to Jonathan Turley about the suit alleging Obama was not born in the United States which the Supreme Court for consideration.

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