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Sunday, December 7, 2008

America Hangs in the Balance
Supreme Court Pondering Fate of Nation

Washington Times -- December 6

Decision on Obama citizenship pending
Court delays action on suit
    The Supreme Court held off Friday on deciding whether to grant a hearing in a long-shot lawsuit that would decide whether Barack Obama can constitutionally become president as a "natural born" U.S. citizen.
    The Friday list of court orders that denies or grants hearings did not mention the lawsuit, which says Mr. Obama should be disqualified from the presidency because he purportedly acquired the same British citizenship that his father had when he was born.
    A spokesman for the court said the decision on whether to hear the suit brought by retired New Jersey lawyer Leo Donofrio is likely to be announced next week. [...]
    After the list of actions was released, Washington resident Theresa Cao said she took heart from the court's delaying its decision on whether to grant a hearing.
    "They apparently need the time to deliberate," she said.

WorldNetDaily.com          sc     
Weatherman terrorists: Obama's centrism a 'smokescreen'   
President-elect Barack Obama is "feigning" a centrist position on some issues so he can ultimately push through a radical agenda, including universal health care and trimming the military, according to analysis by a founder of the Weathermen terror group, Mark Rudd, who has ties to Obama mentors...

Agence France-Presse   
Reconquistas urge Hussein Obama to tackle amnesty   
Hispanic leaders urged president-elect Barack Obama to issue a moratorium on immigration raids and deportations at a rally in Chicago Saturday. -- "President-elect Barack Obama knows the immigration system is broken and we understand and believe he wants to fix it," said US Representative Luis Gutierrez...

Forbes Magazine   
The next disaster   
The Nov. 4 crash of a Learjet in an upper-class Mexico City neighborhood caused a disproportionate amount of destruction. All eight passengers were killed -- including Interior Minister Juan Camilo Mouriño, President Felipe Calderón's right-hand man, and José Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, a leading prosecutor against the powerful drug cartels; seven people on the ground died, too...

Muslim plea to Obama: Return to 'Islamic roots'   
Claiming Barack Obama has roots in the Islamic religion, an Egyptian cleric has broadcast a plea urging Obama to convert to Islam while warning if the U.S. doesn't withdraw its troops from the Middle East and provide aid to Muslims, those "eager for [death]" will attack America...

El Paso Times   
7 shot, killed by armed groups Thursday in Juárez   
Chihuahua state police said armed groups shot seven people to death in separate incidents Thursday in Juárez. --Among the victims were Julio Cesar Eguiarte Rascon, 37, a funeral home employee, who was killed at Avenida 16 de Septiembre and Anahuac...

Thomas Lifson -- American Thinker       
Huh? What does Bill Richardson mean?   
New Mexico governor and Obama Secretary of Commerce-designate Bill Richardson has some 'splainin' to do. French television recorded him saying (in Spanish) that "Obama is an immigrant" (so Hispanics can relate to him). -- Is the Governor being fitted for a tinfoil hat? Does he believe that Obama was actually born in Kenya...?

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire   
Troublesome Reconquistas assemble to plan amnesty push   
..."We need to have a border policy that is entwined with community security," said Jennifer Allen, executive director of Border Action Network, which is part of the task force. "There is a way out of a highly polarized debate." -- Fernando Garcia... said the report calls for fiscally responsible policies, protection of human and civil rights and creating community security...

Annapolis (Maryland) Capital          sc   
Anne Arundel tweaks immigration policy   
County police have extended the length of time they will hold [illegal aliens] wanted by federal authorities. -- Even though it is expected to be an infrequent occurrence, the new policy marks the first time Anne Arundel has agreed to hold federal detainees in county jails...

Dave Gibson -- American Daily  
Bush pardons more drug dealers.... Ramos and Compean still waiting   
A few days before Thanksgiving, President Bush issued a list of pardons and commutations. That list included two very high-profile convicted drug dealers, one of which was a former police officer who used his position to distribute millions of dollars of cocaine...

Faxts.org -- Brisbane, Qld., Australia   
Here It Comes: A new world order    
The financial crisis afflicting much of the world is part of more fundamental shifts in the world's economic power-balance. It is time for a new model of global governance that recognises the reality of current trends - starting with the creation of a Global Strategic Council, says Krzysztof Rybinski...

Dallas Morning News   
Web site accuses companies of hiring illegal immigrants   
Hundreds of Texas employers, and thousands around the nation, have inspired Internet publicity they didn't court: They're accused of hiring illegal [aliens]. -- A Web site, www.wehirealiens.com, lists companies from Pilgrim's Pride to Swift & Co. as "alleged" employers of illegal [aliens]...

Natural Born Citizen Blog   
'FactCheck.org' clarifies Barack Hussein Obama's citizenship   
'When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children…'"

KCBS-TV -- Los Angeles       
Jamiel's Law supporters gather 76,000 signatures   
Supporters of "Jamiel's Law" succeeded in gathering more than 76,000 signatures in a last minute push, making the initiative eligible for the city ballot next spring. -- The family of Jamiel Shaw, a 17-year-old Los Angeles High School football player killed in March by an illegal [alien], turned in the signed petitions to the City Clerk's Office just before the 5 p.m. deadline. [Related item]

Associated Press    
Raids could force meatpackers to raise worker pay   
An Immigration raid and legal action have left a northeast Iowa kosher slaughterhouse reeling, but they're not the reason the plant has struggled to remain open. -- Instead, a company that once was the nation's largest provider of kosher meat has crumbled largely due to a simple problem: an inability to hire enough workers...

Arizona Daily Star 
Proposed Pima policy lays down rule for bad behavior off-duty    
...The proposal comes in the wake of complaints about county Legal Defender Isabel Garcia's actions at a July protest against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Garcia walked around holding the head of a piñata in Arpaio's likeness. -- County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry found Garcia did not violate any county policies but...

WTOV-TV -- Steubenville, Ohio      sc   
Suspected illegals arrested in Ohio County   
Ohio County deputies arrested two illegal immigrant suspects after a routine traffic stop Thursday night. -- Sheriff Tom Burgoyne said the two Guatemalan nationals couldn’t prove legal status in the state. He also said the driver, who was German, was evasive about where they had come from and where they were going...

Associated Press   
L. A. church has harbored illegal aliens for 20 years   
Like a shepherd waiting for his sheep to fall asleep, the big wooden Christ hangs on the wall as dozens of illegal immigrants get into their sleeping bags. -- It has been another uncertain day for them, but they know they can sleep safely and thank God they have a roof to protect them for another night...

Honolulu Star Bulletin   
Isle illegal alien hiring was scheme, U.S. official says   
The indictment of two company representatives who allegedly hired illegal immigrants illustrates a pervasive criminal scheme in Hawaii to knowingly employ undocumented workers, said U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo. -- David Kato and Glen Kelley McCaig, both employees of the Farms Inc., were acting as managers of the company when...

Wheeling (West Virginia) News-Register   
Illegals nabbed in traffic stop   
One of two illegal [aliens] arrested late Thursday in Wheeling was found to be wanted on a charge related to "dangerous drugs." -- Ohio County Sheriff Tom Burgoyne said this morning he was disturbed to learn officials in Georgia didn't want the suspect all that much....

Associated Press   
Lawmakers want reform on jailed illegal aliens    
Houston -- Federal lawmakers are calling for reform after a newspaper's investigation found thousands of inmates in the nation's third-largest county walked out of jail despite admitting they were in the U.S. illegally. -- The area congressional delegation met with top ICE officials Friday to discuss problems highlighted by a Houston Chronicle investigation...

Steven D. Laib -- Intellectual Conservative  
That bleeping birth certificate   
The government should have an affirmative duty to investigate candidate qualifications and to make public any documentation thereof; after all, when they apply for the highest office in the land, they should be held to the strict constitutional standard and every citizen has a right to see that the Constitution is followed...

Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania) Citizens Voice  
Illegal alien arsonist from Mexico grabbed by feds   
An illegal immigrant whose bonfire of loose clothing and lighter fluid spread into a ravaging inferno at the Murray Complex Building last year could be sent home to Mexico after pleading guilty Tuesday to a felony arson charge. -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents took Raul Tlatenchi, 24, into custody...

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