On Monday, December 8, the Supreme Court unsurprisingly decided not to hear a case by retired lawyer Leo Donofrio claiming that Obama is not eligible to be president because Obama had dual nationality at birth, so he wasn't a natural born citizen as required under the Constitution to be president. The dismissal should have come as no surprise to anyone — not because, as major-media mouthpieces trumpet, that the case has no merit — because it was clearly evident that Donofrio would either be viewed by the court to not be a plaintiff in good standing or his claim would be found without merit because any child born in the United States, as Donofrio's case assumes to be true for Obama, is considered a natural born citizen — as millions of illegal immigrants who have had children in the United States can attest.
On November 26, President-elect Barack Obama named former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker to head what he calls his Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Volcker was appointed to the Federal Reserve in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter and was later reappointed by President Ronald Reagan.
Four months before John McCain surprised the nation with his choice of Sarah Palin for a runningmate, Charles Scaliger wrote glowingly about the Alaska governor in The New American's March 31, 2008 issue. He correctly noted that she is "a typical Alaskan: an avid hunter, fisher, and all-around outdoorswoman," earning about her while taking a trip through the huge state known as "The Last Frontier." She is also, he wrote, "a staunch champion of gun rights, low taxes, and the development of Alaska's immense natural resources." And finally, Scaliger stated, "A fervent opponent of abortion, she is also America's most popular governor, with approval ratings over 80- percent."
As we have reported earlier in our article "Barack Obama and the Citizenship Scandal," it has been alleged that Barack Obama is ineligible to become president for two reasons: evidence has come forward that Obama was born in Kenya, not the United States as required by the Constitution (because only one of Obama's parents is an American); and even if he was born here, his mother relinquished his citizenship by marrying an Indonesian and becoming a naturalized Indonesian citizen.
The new administration's Blueprint for Change devotes four pages to most of the political issues it encompasses, but on immigration there are two. But it says enough to know where Obama intends to take the country. Obama opens the section on immigration with an excerpt from a speech he made in 2007 on the Senate floor where he calls for reuniting immigrant families, implying that he believes the United States needs to continue both "chain migration" — whereby immigrants to the United States are allowed to sponsor an almost endless linkage of family members to become citizens — and enact an amnesty.
"Brilliant," "brainy," "super-smart," and "Wall Street smarts" — these seemed to be some of the recurring words used to describe President-elect Barack Obama's two top economic picks — Timothy Geithner, chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, for sectretary of the Treasury; and former Secretary Treasury Lawrence Summers for National Economic Council director. The praise for Geithner and Summers did not just come from Democrats. According to USA Today, "'Brilliant,' 'outstanding' and 'exceptionally talented' were some of the words used to describe [Obama's] two top choices ... and that came from Republicans."
"We must act quickly and we must act boldly to transform our entire economy — from our cars and our fuels to our factories and our buildings," writes Barack Obama on his campaign website in the introduction to his energy section, as part of his Blueprint for Change. He also outlines some of his proposals for the environment and the energy situation, which include everything from increasing taxes on oil companies so that he can redistribute the money to new energy industries to implementing an economy-wide "cap-and-trade" system for carbon emissions.
A key platform of Obama's campaign is an effort to increase Americans' willingness to serve the government, along with more federal funding for service programs. "I won't just ask for your vote as a candidate," Obama told a group of Iowans in December of 2007. "I will ask for your service and your active citizenship when I am president of the United States." In his "Blueprint for Change," Obama and Biden outline some of the major components of their plan in this regard.