Archive: December, 2008
So the governor of Illinois knows he has been under federal investigation for three years, and then lets himself get taped - allegedly - discussing selling Obama's Senate seat. Some would say he deserves a Darwin award. Read it here.
In any case, Gov. Rod Blagojevich got himself arrested today.
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The liberal left in the Democratic Party is worried that Obama isn't liberal enough. While the far, far GOP right is still contending Obama isn't an American citizen, hence he can't really be president. (Do they really want to go through another presidential election!) Here's the latest, courtesy of Politico.
Just Monday the Supreme Court rejected one legal challenge to Obama's citizenship:
"The Supreme Court Monday rejected one case contending that Obama is not a "natural born citizen," as the president is required to be under Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. The case, referred to the court by Justice Clarence Thomas after Justice David Souter had rejected it, argued that because Obama's father was a citizen of Kenya, at the time a British colony, the president-elect was born with dual citizenship.
Obama makes it official today. For a history of the recent Obama-Clinton negotiations and relation, here's a piece from Politico:
“ `I think that the people around each disliked the other candidate more than they ever disliked each other,' a Democrat who has closely observed their relationship over the years wrote in an email Sunday. `If you look at the reporting around the VP process, Obama often asked his team, 'should we take another look at Hillary? '