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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT _____________ Ο _____________

PHILIP J. BERG, ESQUIRE, Petitioner – Appellant, v.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, JR., et al, Respondents – Appellees. _____________ Ο _____________

EMERGENCY MOTION FOR AN IMMEDIATE INJUNCTION PROHIBITING THE CERTIFICATION OF ELECTORS BY THE GOVERNORS OF EACH STATE, TO STAY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE FROM CASTING ANY VOTES FOR BARACK H. OBAMA ON DECEMBER 15, 2008 AND THE COUNTING OF ANY VOTES CAST FOR BARACK H. OBAMA BY VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD B. CHENEY, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE ON JANUARY 6, 2009 PENDING RESOLUTION OF PETITIONER’S APPEAL _____________________

NOW COMES the Petitioner, Philip J. Berg, Esquire, and hereby makes this Motion for an Immediate Injunction prohibiting the Certification of Electors by the Governors of each State, Staying the Casting of Electoral Votes for Barack H. Obama on December 15, 2008 and the counting of any votes cast for Barack H. 1

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Obama by Vice President Richard B. Cheney, The House of Representatives and the Senate on January 6, 2008 pending resolution of the Petitioner’s Appeal. I. 1.

REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF

Petitioner, Philip J. Berg, Esquire, filed an Appeal October 30, 2008

in this Court, on the Memorandum and Order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dated October 24, 2008. 2.

The United States Constitution, Article II, Section I, Clause 4 states in

pertinent part, “No person except a “natural born” Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President…” 3.

Pursuant to Article II, section I, each state shall appoint the electors.

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It is imperative to ensure our Democratic Presidential Candidate is a

“natural born” United States citizen and qualified/eligible pursuant to the United States Constitution, Article II, Section I to serve as President of the United States. 5.

The electors, as agents of voters, have a Constitutional duty to make

an informed, independent decision to vote for a candidate who is proven to be qualified/eligible to serve as President of the United States.

This duty

supersedes allegiance to a particular candidate. Therefore, before the electors cast their vote on December 15, 2008 in favor of Barack H. Obama, et al,

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[hereinafter “Obama”], it must be proven that Obama is a “natural born” citizen. 6.

If this Court does not grant Petitioner’s motion to enjoin and prohibit

the electoral college from casting their votes for Obama, then Vice president Dick Cheney, the House of Representative and Senate must be enjoined from counting any votes for Obama in the absence of proof that Obama is a “natural born” American citizen. 7.

Under the Electoral Count Act of 1887 Congress is required to accept

the certified electoral votes, unless both the House and Senate agree that the votes have not been "regularly given." In other words, Congress can reject the votes if it has good reason to doubt their legality.

An objection may be

presented in writing from one House member and one Senator to be made against state electoral votes. 8.

Pursuant to the 20th Amendment of the United States Constitution,

Congress may pick someone to be acting President until Obama proves his citizenship. If Congress decides that no one has yet "qualified" for the job, it can pass a law "declaring who shall then act as President . . . until a President or Vice President shall have qualified." 9.

Evidence points to the fact that Obama was born at Coast Hospital in

Mombasa, Kenya located in Coast Province. Obama’s father was a Kenyan

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citizen and Obama’s mother a United States citizen who was not old enough to satisfy the residency requirement to register Obama’s birth in Hawaii as a “natural born” United States citizen. 10.

Under the laws in effect between December 24, 1952 and November

14, 1986 (Obama was born in 1961), a child born outside of the United States to one citizen parent and one foreign national, could acquire “natural born” United States citizenship if the United States citizen parent had been physically present in the United States for ten (10) years prior to the child’s birth, five (5) of those years being after age fourteen (14). Nationality Act of 1940, revised June 1952; United States of America v. Cervantes-Nava, 281 F.3d 501 (2002), Drozd v. I.N.S., 155 F.3d 81, 85-88 (2d Cir.1998), United States v. Gomez-Orozco, 188 F.3d 422, 426-27 (7th Cir. 1999), Scales v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 232 F.3d 1159 (9th Cir. 2000), Solis-Espinoza v. Gonzales, 401 F.3d 1090 (9th Cir. 2005). Obama’s mother was only eighteen (18) when Obama was born in Kenya and therefore, did not meet the residency requirements for her child to have acquired “natural born” citizenship. Therefore, Obama cannot be considered a “natural born” United States citizen. The law that applies to a birth abroad is the law in effect at the time of birth, Marquez-Marquez a/k/a Moreno v. Gonzales, 455 F. 3d 548 (5th Cir. 2006), Runnett v. Shultz, 901 F.2d 782, 783 (9th Cir.1990) (holding that "the applicable law for transmitting

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citizenship to a child born abroad when one parent is a U.S. citizen is the statute that was in effect at the time of the child's birth"). 11.

Obama’s Kenyan grandmother, Sarah Obama has repeatedly stated

Obama was born in Kenya and she was present during his birth. Bishop Ron McRae, who oversees the Anabaptists Churches in North America, and Reverend Kweli Shuhubia had the opportunity recently to interview Sarah Obama. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia went to the home of Sarah Obama in October 2008 located in Kogello, Kenya. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia called Bishop McRae from Ms. Obama’s home and placed the call on speakerphone. Bishop McRae asked for permission to tape the conversation, which permission was granted.

Because Ms. Obama only speaks Swahili, Reverend Kweli

Shuhubia and another grandson of Ms. Obama’s, translated the telephone interview. Bishop McRae asked Ms. Obama where Defendant Barack Obama was born: Ms. Obama answered and was very adamant that Obama was born in Kenya.

Bishop McRae asked Ms. Obama if she was present during her

grandson’s birth and Ms. Obama answered, “Yes.” Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham a/k/a Ann Obama was eighteen (18) when she gave birth to Obama. A copy of Bishop McRae’s Affidavit is attached hereto as EXHIBIT “A”.

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Reverend Kweli Shuhubia left Kisumu City and traveled to Mombosa,

Kenya. After the interview of Sarah Obama In October 2008 Reverend Kweli Shuhubia interviewed personnel at the hospital where Ms. Obama said Obama was born in Kenya. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia then immediately thereafter had meetings with the Provincial Civil Registrar. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia learned there were records of Ann Dunham giving birth to Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. in Mombosa, Kenya on August 4, 1961. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia spoke directly with an Official, the Principal Registrar, who openly confirmed that the birthing records of Senator Barack H. Obama, Jr. and his mother were present; however, the file on Barack H. Obama, Jr. was classified.

The Official

explained Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.’s birth in Kenya is top secret. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia was further instructed to go to the Attorney General’s Office and to the Minister in Charge of Immigration if he wanted further information. See the Affidavit of Reverend Shuhubia, attached hereto as EXHIBIT “B”. 13.

Obama continues to verbally deny he was born in Kenya and states he

was born in Hawaii. Upon investigation into the alleged birth of Obama in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama’s birth is reported as occurring at two (2) separate hospitals, Kapiolani Hospital and Queens Hospital. The Rainbow Edition News Letter, November 2004 Edition, published by the Education Laboratory School, attached as EXHIBIT “C”, did a article of an interview with Obama and his

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sister, Maya. The Rainbow Edition News Letter reports Obama was born August 4, 1961 at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. In February 2008, Obama’s sister, Maya, was again interviewed in the Star Bulletin, attached as EXHIBIT “D”. There Maya stated that Obama was born August 4, 1961 in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. 14.

Obama allowed the Daily Kos, FactCheck.org and his campaign

website to post a Hawaiian Certification of Live Birth, purported to be Obama’s on their websites. There are several problems with this. The image posted on dailykos.com, factcheck.org and fightthesmears.com has been deemed an altered and forged document according to document image specialists. Moreover, even if this document purported to be Obama’s Certification of Live Birth was an accurate document, it does not prove “natural born” U.S. citizenship status. Pursuant to the Hawaii Statutes, the Hawaii Department of Health issues a Certification of Live Birth to births that occurred abroad in foreign countries as well as birth’s that occurred at home and not in a Hospital. Certifications of Live Birth are issued to those births as “naturalized” U.S. citizens as well as “natural born” U.S. citizens. A Certification of Live Birth is sufficient evidence to prove the party is a legal U.S. citizen for purposes of a driver’s license, registration into schools, etc. A Certification of Live Birth is not sufficient evidence to prove you are in fact a “natural born” U.S. citizen.

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Additionally, Dr. Fukino, Director of the Hawaiian Department of

Health released a press release stating she saw Obama’s “vault” version birth certificate in a file. Although Dr. Fukino does not claim Obama was born in Hawaii or the U.S. for that matter, she does confirm the “vault” version birth certificate exists. Once again, Obama refuses to release access to this “vault” version birth certificate, which, if Defendant Obama had been born in Hawaii, would show doctors signatures, city, state and Country of birth and of course, would solve the issue of where he was in fact born. 16.

In addition, it appears that Obama became an Indonesian citizen.

When Obama was approximately four (4) years old, his parents divorced and thereafter, Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, married Lolo Soetoro, a citizen of Indonesia. Evidence points to the fact that Lolo Soetoro either signed a government form legally “acknowledging” Obama as his son or “adopted” Obama, either of which changed any citizenship status Obama had to a “natural” citizen of Indonesia. Indonesia did not allow for dual citizenship and therefore, neither did the United States of America, Hague Convention of 1930. 17.

Obama was registered in a public school as an Indonesian citizen by

the name of Barry Soetoro and his father was listed as Lolo Soetoro, M.A. Indonesia did not allow foreign students to attend their public schools and any time a child was registered for a public school, their name and citizenship status

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was verified through the Indonesian Government. The school record indicates that Obama’s name is “Barry Soetoro;” his nationality is “Indonesia;” and his religion as “Islam,” attached hereto as EXHIBIT “E.” There was no other way for Obama to have attended school in Jakarta, Indonesia as Indonesia was under tight rule and was a Police State.

These facts indicate that Obama is an

Indonesian citizen, and therefore, he is not eligible to be President of the U.S. Under Indonesian law, when a male acknowledges a child as his son, it deems the son, in this case Obama, as an Indonesian State citizen. Constitution of Republic of Indonesia, Law No. 62 of 1958 Law No. 12 of 2006 dated 1 Aug. 2006 concerning Citizenship of Republic of Indonesia, Law No. 9 of 1992 dated 31 Mar. 1992 concerning Immigration Affairs and Indonesian Civil Code (Kitab Undang-undang Hukum Perdata) (KUHPer) (Burgerlijk Wetboek voor Indonesie). 18.

Furthermore, under the Indonesian adoption law, once adopted by an

Indonesian citizen, the adoption severs the child’s relationship to the birth parents, and the adopted child is given the same status as a natural child, Indonesian Constitution, Article 2. 19.

The Indonesian citizenship law was designed to prevent apatride

(stateless) or bipatride (dual citizenship). Indonesian regulations recognized neither apatride nor bipatride citizenship.

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In addition, since Indonesia did not allow dual citizenship; neither did

the United States and since Obama was a “natural” citizen of Indonesia, the United States would not step in or interfere with the laws of Indonesia, Hague Convention of 1930. 21.

In or about 1971, approximately a year after the birth of Obama’s

sister, Maya, Obama’s mother sent Defendant Obama back to Hawaii. Obama was ten (10) years of age upon his return to Hawaii. 22.

As a result of Obama’s Indonesia “natural” citizenship status, Obama

could never have never regained U.S. “natural born” status, if he in fact ever held such, which we doubt. Obama could have only become “naturalized” if the proper paperwork were filed with the U.S. State Department, in which case, Obama would have received a Certification of Citizenship, after U.S. Immigration. 23.

Plaintiff is informed, believes and thereon alleges Obama was never

naturalized in the United States after his return from Indonesia. Obama was ten (10) years old when he returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. Obama’s mother did not return with him. Therefore, it appears that she was unable to apply for citizenship of Obama in the United States. Constitution of Republic of Indonesia, Law No. 62 of 1958 Law No. 12 of 2006 dated 1 Aug. 2006 concerning Citizenship of Republic of Indonesia, Law No. 9 of 1992

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dated 31 Mar. 1992 concerning Immigration Affairs and Indonesian Civil Code (Kitab Undang-undang Hukum Perdata) (KUHPer) (Burgerlijk Wetboek voor Indonesie). If citizenship of Obama had been applied for in 1971, Obama would have a Certificate of Citizenship. If Obama returned in 1971 to Hawaii without going through U.S. Immigration, today he would be an illegal alien, unable to be President of the United States as well as having been a “fraudulent” Unites States Senator for the past three (3) years. 24.

Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, a/k/a Soetoro divorced Lolo

Soetoro in 1980 in Honolulu, Hawaii. In the divorce papers, which are attached hereto as EXHIBIT “F”, it clearly states the couple had two (2) children. Stanley Ann Dunham a/k/a Soetoro only birthed one child from Lolo, Maya; thus the second child being Obama. 25.

There is serious question into the qualification/eligibility of Obama to

serve as the President of the United States. Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. may not be a “natural born” citizen or even a “naturalized” citizen for that matter. Therefore, he cannot be qualified and/or eligible to serve as the President of the United States, pursuant to the United States Constitution, Article II, Section I. 26.

Plaintiff as well as all citizens of the United States are in grave danger

if Obama is not a “natural born” citizen.

Obama has been privy to our

Country’s top-secret information and classified information.

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On July 27, 2008, a New York Times Op-Ed Columnist wrote, in an

article entitled, “How Obama Became Acting President”, that Obama has been “treated as a president-in-waiting by heads of state” and noted the “raw power Mr. Obama has amassed: the power to start shaping events.” One event that Obama has tried to shape, according to the New York Post, dated September 15, 2008, is the withdrawal of American troops: “While campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.” 28.

According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his

demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July 2008. 29.

Zebari said in an interview, "He [Obama] asked why we were not

prepared to delay an agreement until after the U.S. elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington." 30.

Obama insisted that Congress should be involved in negotiations on

the status of U.S. troops - and that it was in the interests of both sides not to have an agreement negotiated by the Bush administration in its "state of weakness and political confusion."

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Obama continues to receive important intelligence briefings

resembling the PDB (presidential daily briefings) presented to President Bush. 32. case.

These reports show the urgency and extreme public importance of this If Obama is not eligible to be President, his receipt of intelligence

information and his power to negotiate with Heads of State puts the citizens of this country at great risk. Therefore, this matter requires immediate action by this Honorable Court. 33.

The deprivation of the right to such a challenge would result in the

infringement on a citizen’s Constitutional right to vote. Although this case is pending before this very Court, and the Court has not entered any order or judgment, the Supreme Court may still rule and grant an injunction prohibiting the Electoral College from casting any votes in favor of Obama and the counting of any votes for Obama by Congress. The issues herein are of such extreme public importance as to justify deviation from normal appellate practice and to require immediate determination of this Court. A.

This Court has Jurisdiction to Prohibit The Governors of each State from Certifying the Electors; Prohibiting the Electoral College from Casting any Votes for Obama and prohibiting the Counting of any Votes in Favor of Obama by Congress

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This Court has jurisdiction and the inherent power to issue a Stay

and/or a Writ of Temporary Injunction Staying the Presidential Election, until

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Petitioner’s Appeal is resolved, 28 U.S.C. §1651(a) (the All Writs Act). Before seeking release from the United States Supreme Court, or from a single Justice, a stay must first be requested from the Court below or a Judge thereof, Rule 23.3 is mandatory. Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 1046 (2000) [granted stay while application for a stay was pending in State Court]. Just like in Gore, Petitioner brings this Motion for an immediate Stay or Writ of Temporary Injunction. The issuance of the requested Stay and/or Writ of Temporary Injunction to Stay the Presidential Election by prohibiting the Governors of the States from certifying the Electors; prohibiting the Electors from casting any votes for Obama; and prohibiting V.P. Cheney, the House of Representatives and the Senate from counting any votes for Obama pending resolution of Petitioner’s Appeal or proof of Obama’s citizenship status is imperative to protect Plaintiff and all citizens of the United States from being further harmed by allowing an ineligible Presidential candidate to take the Office of the Presidency if elected. Thus, the issue is clear and appropriate for this Court to grant Petitioner’s request.

Comunist Party of Indiana v. Whitcomb, 409 U.S. 1235 (1972),

(Rehnquist, J., in chambers).”); Ohio citizens for Responsible Energy, 479 U.S. at 1313 (Scalia, J.) (because a Justice’s grant of a writ of injunction, “unlike a §2101(f) stay; does not simply suspend judicial alternation of the status quo but grants judicial intervention that has been withheld by lower courts”. Lucas v.

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Townsend, 486 U.S. 1301 (1988) (Kennedy, J.) (enjoining referendum pending appeal to Supreme Court of denial of Voting Rights Act challenge. Clark v. Roemer, 498 U.S. 953 (1990) (granting application for injunction to prevent election being held). Wisconsin Right to Life v. Federal Election Comm’n, 542 U.S. 1305, 1306 (2004) (Rehnquist, C.J.) (observing that such an injunction is appropriate only “where necessary or appropriate in aid of [the Supreme Court’s] jurisdiction and where “the legal rights at issue are indisputably clear”) (citations and internal quotations omitted). 35.

The standard to be applied in regards to an Application for a Stay

and/or a Writ for a Temporary Injunction requires the Court to consider: (1) the threat of irreparable harm if the stay is not granted; (2) the absence of harm to opposing parties if the stay or temporary injunction is granted; (3) the likelihood of success, and (4) whether there was any prior ruling on the application by another judge of a lower court. Rosker v. Goldberg, 448 U.S. 1306, 1308 (1980). 36.

Plaintiff brings this action to stay the certification of the electors by

the Governors of the States, the casting of any electoral votes in favor of Obama and to stay the counting of any votes for Obama by V.P. Cheney, the House of Representatives and the Senate to prevent the continuing violation of the Constitution by state officials, namely, the infringement upon Petitioner’s

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Fourteenth Amendment right to vote. Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533, 554 (1964). The Eleventh Amendment generally does not allow suits against states in federal court unless the state expressly consents to suit or Congress unequivocally abrogates the immunity. Pennhurst State Sch. & Hosp. v. Halderman, 45 U.S. 189 (1984). However, there is an exception to this general rule for suits against state officers for prospective injunctive relief to prevent a continuing violation of Constitutional law. Ex Parte Young, 209 U.S. 123, 155156 (1908) (the Court held that an injunction proceeding against the attorney general of Minnesota for enforcing unconstitutional state laws fixing railroad rates could be maintained in federal court). When a state official violates the Constitution he or she is stripped of their official or representative character for the purposes of the suit. Ex Parte Young, 209 U.S. 123, 155-156 (1908). Electors may be considered state officials. Ray v. Blair, 343 U.S. 214 (1952) (the Court reasserted the conception of electors as state officers with some significant consequences), In re Green, 134 U.S. 377 (1890) and U.S. v. Hartwell, 73 U.S. 385 (1868) the Justices viewed electors as agents of the state "since they merely cast the state's vote for President and Vice President." As state officials, the electors must be prevented from violating the fundamental Constitutional right to vote by casting a vote for a candidate who appears unqualified/ineligible to serve as President. Therefore, this Court should grant

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Petitioner’s motion for a stay and/or a writ of injunction stopping the certification of the electors, prohibiting the electors from casting their votes, and staying the counting of electoral votes. 37.

This Court has jurisdiction and authority under 42 U.S.C.S. 1983 to

grant Petitioner’s motion for a stay and/or a writ of injunction stopping the certification of the electors, prohibiting the electors from casting their votes for Obama, and staying the counting of electoral votes in favor of Obama. It provides, in pertinent part: “Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress…” 38.

The Court in Donohue v. Board of Elections of State of New York, 435

F. Supp. 957, 966-68 (S.D.N.Y. 1976), affirmed, 559 F.2d 1202 (2d Cir. 1977), cert. denied, 434 U.S. 861 (1977), recognized its jurisdiction and authority to provide an equitable remedy for electoral irregularities under 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983, provided that the plaintiffs met their burden of proof. The Donohue court established a four-factor test for applying § 1983 to electoral disputes. First,

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one must "plead and prove specific acts of misconduct, including time, place and circumstances of the alleged deprivation of the right to vote." Second, one must show intentional or purposeful discrimination. The court clarified that intentional or purposeful discrimination included not only traditional race or gender discrimination, but also intentional conduct designed to deprive any qualified voter of his or her right to vote. Third, one must prove that the defendant acted under color of state law. It is important to note that the court included the actions of “private persons acting jointly with state officials within the category of state actions." Finally, one must prove that the “fraud or other unlawful behavior changed the outcome of the election." Donohue v. Board of Elections of State of New York, 435 F. Supp. 957, 966-68 (S.D.N.Y. 1976), affirmed, 559 F.2d 1202 (2d Cir. 1977), cert. denied, 434 U.S. 861 (1977). Petitioner will show that these four factors have been met so as to justify the grant of a stay and/or a writ of injunction stopping the certification of the electors, prohibiting the electors from casting their votes, and staying the counting of electoral votes. 39.

Petitioner has plead and proven specific acts of misconduct by Obama

and the Democratic National Committee, namely, the failure to provide proof of Obama’s citizenship and the posting on several websites of a document which is intended to mislead the public into believing that Obama is presenting

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genuine proof of his natural born citizenship status. This deception is intended to deprive citizens of their right to make informed voting decisions, thereby debasing and diluting Petitioner’s legitimate vote.

Defendants have acted

jointly with state officials to commit this deception by allowing the state elections to continue without providing proof of Obama’s citizenship. Finally, Defendants’ fraud or other unlawful behavior changed the outcome of the election." Millions of United States citizens voted for Obama and he won based on his deception. Therefore, the grant of a stay and/or a writ of injunction by this Court stopping the certification of the electors by the Governor’s of each State, prohibiting the electors from casting their votes for Obama, and staying the counting of electoral votes by Vice President Richard B. Cheney, the House of Representatives and the Senate, pending the resolution of the petition for Writ of Certiorari, is clearly warranted. 40.

Further, ordering a new Presidential election would not be beyond the

equity jurisdiction of this Court. In Donohue v. Board of Elections of State of New York, the Court stated: “[t]he point, however, is not that ordering a new Presidential election in New York State is beyond the equity jurisdiction of the federal courts. Protecting the integrity of elections particularly Presidential contests is essential to a free and democratic society. It is difficult to imagine a more damaging blow to public confidence in the electoral process than the

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election of a President whose margin of victory was provided by fraudulent registration or voting, ballot-stuffing or other illegal means. Indeed, entirely foreclosing injunctive relief in the federal courts would invite attempts to influence national elections by illegal means, particularly in those states where no statutory procedures are available for contesting general elections. Finally, federal courts in the past have not hesitated to take jurisdiction over constitutional challenges to the validity of local elections and, where necessary, order new elections. The fact that a national election might require judicial intervention, concomitantly implicating the interests of the entire nation, if anything, militates in favor of interpreting the equity jurisdiction of the federal courts to include challenges to Presidential elections.” Donahue, at pp. 967-968. B. Petitioner’s Motion for Injunctive Relief Prohibiting the Electoral College from Casting any Votes for Obama and the Counting of any Such Votes in Favor of Obama by Congress Should Be Granted Based on the Merits of the Case and the Resulting Harm to Petitioner if such Remedy is Not Granted. 41.

The Supreme Court held in Brown v. Chote, 411 U.S. 452 (1973),

that the granting of injunctive relief depends on the appellee’s possibilities of success on the merits and the possibility that irreparable injury would result absent interlocutory relief. Brown v. Chote, 411 U.S. 452, 456,457 (1973). The Petitioner’s motion for the grant of a stay and/or a writ of injunction by this Court, stopping the certification of the electors, prohibiting the electors from

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casting their votes, and staying the counting of electoral votes, should be granted because it is likely that Petitioner will successfully prove the facts forming the basis of this action, based on the evidence submitted to the District Court and this Court. Riverside v. Rivera, 473 U.S. 1315 (1985); Mikutaitis v. United States, 478 U.S. 1306 (1986). 42.

Moreover, Petitioner’s Motion should be granted because if the

Court does not grant injunctive relief, irreparable injury may result, namely, the infringement on Petitioner’s fundamental right to vote. If the Court allows the Electoral College votes to proceed in favor of Obama and it is later revealed that Obama is not eligible to serve, voters will feel disenfranchised because their votes will be rendered meaningless, based on fraud. See, Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533, 555, 84 S. Ct. 1362, 12 L. Ed. 2d 506 (1964) (“Voter fraud drives honest citizens out of the democratic process and breeds distrust of our government. Voters who fear their legitimate votes will be outweighed by fraudulent ones will feel disenfranchised. ‘[T]he right of suffrage can be denied by a debasement or dilution of the weight of a citizen's vote just as effectively as by wholly prohibiting the free exercise of the franchise.’”) 43.

Further, sharing the United States top secrets and classified

information with a person who may not be a legal citizen places Petitioner and all citizens of the United States in grave danger. Moreover, the issues presented

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are of public importance and national security. Petitioners as well as all citizens of the United States are in grave danger if the issues are not resolved and will continue to suffer violations of their legally protected rights to life, liberty and property guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment. 44.

America is facing potentially the gravest constitutional crisis in her

history. Civilian and military officers must not be placed in such a situation that they must try to decide whether Obama is the Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief on the one hand or a pretender to the Office of President on the other hand.

In particular, all members of the military, we must

remember, are sworn to uphold the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, and they must never be placed in such a situation that they must choose between following Obama’s orders on the one hand, or declaring that under the Constitution, Vice-President Biden is the acting President. (See U.S. Const., Amend. 20, Section 3) For if they are convinced that Obama is indeed a pretender to the Office of President, under their oath, they would be obligated to ignore Obama and follow the Orders of Biden only. This could reach nightmare proportions if the moment ever arrives when we must decide whether to use the nuclear arsenal of the United States.” Petitioner as well as “We the People” of the United States will suffer irreparable harm to all the protections guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

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A Case the District Court Cited in Denying Standing to Petitioner Supports Granting Petitioner’s Motion for Injunctive Relief Prohibiting the Electoral College from Casting any Votes for Obama and the Counting of any Such Votes in Favor of Obama by Congress 45.

In Jones v. Bush, 122 F. Supp.2d 713 (N.D. Tex.), aff’d w/o opinion, 244 F.3d 134 (5th Cir. 2000), Plaintiffs had requested a preliminary injunction to prevent the Texas electors from casting their votes in favor of defendant candidates because of alleged violation of the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Court denied the request for injunctive relief because plaintiffs failed to demonstrate a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of their claim that defendant vicepresidential candidate was an inhabitant of the State of Texas during the relevant period. Id., at 715. On the basis of this case, the District Court Judge erred when he failed to consider the likelihood of success on the merits.

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Further, in Robinson v. Bowen, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82306 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 16, 2008) the plaintiff moved for an order to remove Senator McCain from the California ballot in November because he alleged that McCain was not a “natural born citizen” and was therefore ineligible to serve as president. The Court reviewed the order and stated: “This order finds it highly probably, for the purposes of this motion for provisional relief, that Senator McCain is a natural born citizen.

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Plaintiff has not demonstrated the likelihood of success on the merits necessary to warrant the drastic remedy he seeks.” Id., at *3. 47.

Therefore, both the District Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals clearly erred in denying injunctive relief without reviewing the likelihood of success on the merits of the case.

Further, based on

overwhelming evidence that Obama is not a “natural born” citizen of the United States, Petitioner would likely succeed on the merits of the case and should be granted an injunction prohibiting the Electoral College from casting any votes for Obama and the Counting of such votes in favor of Obama by Congress. D.

Petitioner Meets the Constitutional Element of Standing 48.

The petitioner meets the constitutional element of standing:

“In a sense---in a very important sense---every citizen and every taxpayer is interested in...having only qualified officers execute the law.” United States v. Newman, 238 U.S. 537, 547, 35 S.Ct. 881, 883, 59 L.Ed. 1446, 1450 (1915). 49.

This Court has made the following statement as well,

“Where a party champions his own rights, and where the injury alleged is a concrete and particularized one which will be prevented or redressed by the relief requested, the basic practical and prudential concerns underlying the standing doctrine are generally satisfied when the constitutional requirements are met.” Duke Power Co. v. Carolina Environmental Study Group, 438 U.S. 59, 80-81, 98 S.Ct. 2620, 2634, 57 L.Ed.2d 595, 616 (1978) (citation omitted).

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The very essence of civil liberty, wrote Chief Justice John Marshall in

Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803), certainly consists in the right of every individual to claim the protection of the laws, whenever he receives an injury. Against the backdrop of historical Supreme Court precedent beginning with Marbury and extending through Sprint Communications Co. L.P. v. APCC Services Inc., __ U.S. __, 128 S.Ct. 2531 (2008), the better-informed “test” for the injury-in-fact prong of the standing doctrine analysis more resembles a “sliding scale” of factors and variables operating as a function of the speculative nature and/or remoteness of the allegations. Baker v. Carr, 369 U.S. 186, 204 (1962); Sierra Club v. Morton, 405 U.S. 727, 734-35 (1972); Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife, 504 U.S. 555, 560-61 (1992); Hunt v. Washington State Apple Advertising Comm’n, 432 U.S. 333, 343 (1977); Federal Election Comm’n v. Akins, 524 U.S. 11, 21 (1998); Sprint Communications Co. L.P. v. APCC Services Inc., __ U.S. __, 128 S.Ct. 2531 (2008); Friends of the Earth v. Laidlaw Environmental Services Inc., 528 U.S. 167, 184 (2000). 51.

In Morton, this Court held that the environmentalist Petitioners had

standing, as injury to “aesthetic and environmental well-being” was enough to adequately constitute personal “stake” and injury in fact. 405 U.S. at 734. Subsequently, in Hunt, this Court held that despite a lack of personal “stake,”

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an association has standing to bring suit so long as the interests in question are relevant to the organization’s purpose and regardless of whether the claims asserted or relief requested involve the individual members of the organization. 432 U.S. at 343.

Furthermore, in Laidlaw, a case stemming from

noncompliance with the Clean Water Act, this Court noted the importance of a Petitioner’s demonstration of standing but followed up by stating that, “it is wrong to maintain that citizen Petitioners facing ongoing violations never have standing to seek civil penalties.” 528 U.S. at 184. More recently, in Akins, this Court rendered a decision maintaining that individual voters’ inability to obtain alleged public information met the injury in fact requirement, as it helped to ensure that the Court will adjudicate “a concrete, living contest between adversaries.” 524 U.S. at 21. Similarly and finally, in APCC, decided by this Court in June 2008, the conventional, “personal stake” approach promulgated in cases such as Lujan and Baker gave way to the idea that the “personal stake” requirement and the three requirements of standing — injury in fact, causation and redressibility — are “flip sides of the same coin” and are simply two different ways of ensuring that each case or controversy presents “that concrete adverseness which sharpens the presentation of issues upon which the court so largely depends for illumination.” APCC, 128 S.Ct. at 2543.

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The case at hand may lack the specificity of injury in fact required by

Lujan, but the allegations from which the action arises are no more speculative or remote than the importance of environmental aesthetics of Morton or the party disconnect evident in Hunt. The foundation of the claims presented by Mr. Berg, the will to avoid a certain constitutional crisis, certainly amount to a “personal stake,” but in the case that this Court may deem otherwise, the underlying claims absolutely present the adversarial contest under which standing was found in the recent decisions in Akins and APCC. 53.

Without a doubt, the Respondents will note that the premise behind

Akins was the failure to obtain information, and will attempt to distinguish APCC because it involves standing in the context of contracts, assignors and assignees.

However, Mr. Berg has indeed sought information vital to the

election process put forth in the U.S. Constitution, and this Court in APCC stated that, apart from historical precedent for permitting suits by assignees under assignments for collection, “[i]n any event, we find that the assignees before us satisfy the Article III standing requirements articulated in more recent decisions of this Court.” Furthermore, this Court’s treatment of the standing doctrine in APCC should be enough to show that the reasoning exhibited by the district court judge, grounded in Lujan, misperceives the three prongs of standing as enunciated just four months ago by this Court.

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Therefore, because of the reasons stated above, because of the

“sliding scale” nature of a “test” for injury in fact, because the very essence of civil liberty certainly consists in the right of every individual to claim the protection of the laws whenever he receives an injury, this Court should hold that Mr. Berg has standing to prosecute this action. E.

Collateral Attacks on a De Facto Officer 55.

With respect to collateral attacks on a de facto officer, this Court has

noted that the usual rule is that the official acts of a de facto officer are equally valid as those as a de jure officer. Ryder v. United States, 515 U.S. 177, 180182, 115 S.Ct. 2031, 2034-2035, 132 L.Ed.2d 136, 142-143 (1995). More recently, however, this Court, in another case, first took note of its holding in Ryder and then held nonetheless that certain criminal convictions had to be vacated on the grounds that there was a constitutional defect in the authority of someone appointed to hear the appeals thereof. Nguyen v. United States, 539 U.S. 69, 77-81, 123 S.Ct. 2130, 2135-2137, 156 L.Ed.2d 64, 75-78 (2003). 56.

Where does that leave us with respect to the validity of the official

acts of a de facto President of the United States? No one knows. But this Court will surely see the test of that question if Respondent Obama is sworn in as President. More damage will be done if this Court waits only until then to decide the question, and the reliance of the citizenry on the valid status of 28

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Obama as President of the United States, and the valid status of his act, will certainly be greater then than they are now. 57.

In that light, we ask this Court to consider another point it made in

Duke Power, “The prudential considerations embodied in the ripeness doctrine also argue strongly for a prompt resolution of the claims presented... [D]elayed resolution of these issues would foreclose any relief from the present injury suffered…” Duke Power, 438 U.S., at 81-82, 98 S.Ct., at 2635, 57 L.Ed.2d, at 616.

F.

Denying Barack Obama a Majority Vote in the Electoral College Will Not Prejudice His Interests in a Practical Sense 58.

Furthermore, Barack Obama is a Democrat. And in the incoming

Congress, the delegation of more than twenty-five states in the House of Representatives will consist of a majority of members of the Democratic Party.1 Voting for President of the United States in the House of Representatives is done by individual states.2 (Accordingly, there would be fifty votes total at present in the House for President.) Therefore, if, by action of this Court, Barack Obama does not receive a majority of the vote of the Electoral College, if Respondent Obama can then produce a hard copy of a valid “vault” version birth certificate from the State of Hawaii and furnish documentation legally changing his name from Barry Soetoro back to Barack H. Obama, to show to 1

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the Members of the House, and if he can likewise answer other lingering questions about his citizenship, there is certainly no reason to think that the members of his own party would deny him their votes for President in the House of Representatives. But, if he cannot explain, to the satisfaction of the world, by January 20, 2009, why and how it is that he was at birth, and now remains, a natural-born citizen of the United States, then what in the world is wrong with denying him a majority vote in the Electoral College now anyway? WHEREFORE, for good cause shown, Petitioner, Philip J. Berg, Esquire, respectfully requests this Honorable Court to grant his Motion for a stay and/or a writ of injunction, stopping the certification of the electors by the Governors of each State, prohibiting the electors from casting their votes for Obama, and staying the counting of electoral votes by Vice President Richard B. Cheney, the House of Representatives and the Senate, pending the resolution of Petitioner’s Appeal, and for such other relief which this Honorable Court may deem it proper to grant.

Respectfully submitted, s/ Philip J. Berg _____________________________ Philip J. Berg, Esquire Attorney in Pro Se 555 Andorra Glen Court, Suite 12 Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2531 (610) 825-3134

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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT ___________ O _____________

PHILIP J. BERG, ESQUIRE, Plaintiff – Appellant, v.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, JR., et al., Respondents – Appellees. _____________ Ο _____________ CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE _____________________

I, Philip J. Berg, Esquire, hereby certify that Petitioner’s Motion for a stay or temporary Injunctive Relief prohibiting the Electoral College from casting any votes for Obama and prohibiting the counting of any such votes in favor of Obama by Vice President Dick Cheney, the House of Representatives and Congress pending the resolution of Petitioner’s Appeal was served upon the following Defendants via email and fax in lieu of email, this 4th day of December 2008: John P. Lavelle, Jr. Attorney I.D. PA 54279 BALLARD SPAHR ANDREWS &00 INGERSOLL, LLP 1735 Market Street, 51st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103 Telephone: (215) 864-8603 [email protected]

Attorney for Defendant’s Barack Hussein Obama and The Democratic National Committee

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE, Continued

Kevin Deeley, Esq. Email: [email protected] Thomasenia Duncan, Esq. Email: [email protected] David Kolker, Esq. Email: [email protected] Benjamin A. Streeter, III, Esq. Email: [email protected] The Federal Election Commission (FEC) 999 E. Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20463 Attorney’s for the Federal Election Telephone: 202-694-1650 Commission Secretary of the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation 210 N. Office Building Harrisburg, PA 17120 In Pro Se By fax to: (717) 783-0823 Pedro A. Cortés, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania Department of State, 210 N. Office Building Harrisburg, PA 17120 By fax to: (717) 787-1734

In Pro Se

The U.S. Senate, Commission on Rules and Administration 305 Russell Building, United States Senate Washington D.C. 20510. In Pro Se By fax to: (202) 224-1912 Diane Feinstein, Chairman of the U.S. Senate, Commission on Rules and Administration 305 Russell Building, United States Senate Washington D.C. 20510 In Pro Se By fax to: (202) 228-3954 s/ Philip J. Berg _____________________________ PHILIP J. BERG, ESQUIRE Attorney for Plaintiff 555 Andorra Glen Court, Suite 12 Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2531 (610) 825-3134 32

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CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH WORD COUNT LIMITATIONS

I, Philip J. Berg, Esquire, Petitioner and a member of the Bar of this Court, certify that Petitioner’s Motion for a stay or temporary Injunctive Relief prohibiting the Electoral College from casting any votes for Obama and prohibiting the counting of any such votes in favor of Obama by Vice President Dick Cheney, the House of Representatives and Congress pending the resolution of Petitioner’s Appeal contains 6,946 words, excluding the parts of the Application that are exempted.

Dated: December 4, 2008

s/ Philip J. Berg Philip J. Berg, Esquire Attorney in Pro Se 555 Andorra Glen Court, Suite 12 Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2531 (610) 825-3134

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/12/obamas-kenya-ghosts

US News | National Security | Just the Headlines | Front Page Image | Home > Voices > Commentary HYMAN: Obama's Kenya ghosts Mark Hyman Sunday, October 12, 2008 ASSOCIATED PRESS Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga is calling President Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe an "embarrassment" to Africa and would support the forced removal of the ruler. COMMENTARY: About 50 parishioners were locked into the Assemblies of God church before it was set ablaze. They were mostly women and children. Those who tried to flee were hacked to death by machete-wielding members of a mob numbering 2,000. The 2008 New Year Day atrocity in the Kenyan village Eldoret, about 185 miles northwest of Nairobi, had all the markings of the Rwanda genocide of a decade earlier. By mid-February 2008, more than 1,500 Kenyans were killed. Many were slain by machete-armed attackers. More than 500,000 were displaced by the religious strife. Villages lay in ruin. Many of the atrocities were perpetrated by Muslims against Christians. The violence was led by supporters of Raila Odinga, the opposition leader who lost the Dec. 27, 2007, presidential election by more than 230,000 votes. Odinga supporters began the genocide hours after the final election results were announced Dec. 30. Mr. Odinga was a member of Parliament representing an area in western Kenya, heavily populated by the Luo tribe, and the birthplace of Barack Obama's father. Mr. Odinga had the backing of Kenya's Muslim community heading into the election. For months he denied any ties to Muslim leaders, but fell silent when Sheik Abdullahi Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum, appeared on Kenya television displaying a memorandum of understanding signed on Aug. 29, 2007, by Mr. Odinga and the Muslim leader. Mr. Odinga then denied his denials. The details of the MOU were shocking. In return for Muslim backing, Mr. Odinga promised to impose a number of measures favored by Muslims if he were elected president. Among these were recognition of "Islam as the only true religion," Islamic leaders would have an "oversight role to monitor activities of ALL other religions [emphasis in original]," installation of Shariah courts in every jurisdiction, a ban on Christian preaching, replacement of the police Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae

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commissioner who "allowed himself to be used by heathens and Zionists," adoption of a women's dress code, and bans on alcohol and pork. This was not Mr. Odinga's first brush with notoriety. Like his father, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, the main opposition leader in the 1960s and 1970s, Raila Odinga is a Marxist He graduated from East Germany's Magdeburg University in 1970 on a scholarship provided by the East German government. He named his oldest son after Fidel Castro. Raila Odinga was implicated in the bloody coup attempt in 1982 against thenPresident Daniel Arap Moi, a close ally of the United States. Kenya has been one of the most stable democracies in Africa since the 1960s. The ethnic cleansing earlier this year was the worst violence in Kenya since that 1982 coup attempt. Mr. Odinga spent eight years in prison. At the time, he denied guilt but later detailed he was a coup leader in his 2006 biography. Statue of limitations precluded further prosecution when the biography appeared. Initially, Mr. Odinga was not the favored opposition candidate to stand in the 2007 election against President Mwai Kibaki, who was seeking his second term. However, he received a tremendous boost when Sen. Barack Obama arrived in Kenya in August 2006 to campaign on his behalf. Mr. Obama denies that supporting Mr. Odinga was the intention of his trip, but his actions and local media reports tell otherwise. Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama were nearly inseparable throughout Mr. Obama's sixday stay. The two traveled together throughout Kenya and Mr. Obama spoke on behalf of Mr. Odinga at numerous rallies. In contrast, Mr. Obama had only criticism for Kibaki. He lashed out against the Kenyan government shortly after meeting with the president on Aug. 25. "The [Kenyan] people have to suffer over corruption perpetrated by government officials," Mr. Obama announced. "Kenyans are now yearning for change," he declared. The intent of Mr. Obama's remarks and actions was transparent to Kenyans - he was firmly behind Mr. Odinga. Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama had met several times before the 2006 trip. Reports indicate Mr. Odinga visited Mr. Obama during trips to the U.S. in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Mr. Obama sent his foreign policy adviser Mark Lippert to Kenya in early 2006 to coordinate his summer visit. Mr. Obama's August trip coincided with strategizing by Orange Democratic Movement leaders to defeat Mr. Kibaki in the upcoming elections. Mr. Odinga represented the ODM ticket in the presidential race. Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama's father were both from the Luo community, the second-largest tribe in Kenya, but their ties run much deeper. Mr. Odinga told a stunned BBC Radio interviewer the reason why he and Mr. Obama were staying in near daily telephone contact was because they were cousins. In a Jan. 8, 2008, interview, Mr. Odinga said Mr. Obama had called him twice the day before while campaigning in the New Hampshire primary before adding, "Barack Obama's father is my maternal uncle." President Kibaki requested a meeting of all opposition leaders in early January in an effort to quell the violence. All agreed to attend except Mr. Odinga. A month later, Mr. Kibaki offered Mr. Odinga the role of prime minister, the de facto No. 2 in the Kenyan government, in return for an end to the attacks. Mr. Odinga was sworn in on April 17, 2008. Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae

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Mr. Obama's judgment is seriously called into question when he backs an official with troubling ties to Muslim extremists and whose supporters practice ethnic cleansing and genocide. It was Islamic extremists in Kenya who bombed the U.S. Embassy in 1998, killing more than 200 and injuring thousands. None of this has dissuaded Mr. Obama from maintaining disturbing loyalties. Mark Hyman is an award-winning news commentator for Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.

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ODM document January 20 2008 at 4:26 PM P.M.

INTERNAL MEMO FR O M : S H AK E E L SH AB B IR (C AM PA IG N R E S O U R C ES A C C O U N T IN G S E C T IO N ) TO : H O N . O . M AG AR A (N AT IO N AL T R EA S U R E R ) S U B JE C T: C O N S O L ID A T E D S T A T EM E N T O F F C A M PA IG N F IN A N C IA L A C T IV IT IE S D ATE : 9 TH N O V E M B E R 2007

INCOM ING RESOURCES (DONATION CONVERTED TO KSHS)

FROM Mr C Njjonjo CM C M otors Grp CFC Bank Landrover Group Limited (UK) JIAM Pastor Gilbert Deya Gilbert Deya Congregation (UK Mr James Ongwae Mr Bosco Gichana Mr S Osamba (Dallas Tx) Tata Tea Tata Consultancy Service Tata Motors Dr Jane Konditi Prof J Oduol Mr AA W alji Hon William Ole Ntimama Mr Zackayo Cheruiyot Mr Charles Onyancha Brig (rtd) Alexanda Sitienei Dick Morris Associates (pro bono services) Dr S Kosgey Kisumu Simba League Dr P Otuoma Mr S Murunga (Kimilili) Tony Texeira Mr S S Sodi Zubedi group Colourprint (posters/caps) Anura Pereira J Okungu Tony Buckingham Col Ted Spicer Mr J kulei

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AMOUNT 25,000,000 20,000,000 5,000,000 55,000,000 25,000,000 20,000,000 10,500,000 3,500,000 12,000,000 6,100,000 50,000,000 350,000 35,000,000 350,000 300,000 7,000,000 5,000,000 4,500,000 300,000 225,000 21,335,000 2,500,000 21,750,000 250,000 8,500,000 21,500,000 150,000 20,000,000 8,000,000 107,000,000 350,000 6,000,000 17,000,000 39,000,000

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Kamani Family GOSS Friends of Senator BO PK Pattni United Business Association W estlands Association Mr P Oriare Premier Club Gymkhana Group Ms Esther Passaris Adopt-a-light (Advertising Support) Seif-Al-Islam Gaddafi Visa Oshwal Group Nakumatt H Hon Andrej Hermlin Linkspartei (PDS) Hon Mudavadi Family Spectre International & Associates Energem resources Inc Sandline International Hon N Balala Family Hon William Ruto Mr D Berg Hon Henry Kosgey & Friends HE O Obasanjo Mr S Mwaita SA Support Group (M Otieno) DRC Support Group Hon O Kajwang Hon J Nyagah Mr J Kaikai SDP CHAPS GCP (America) Nganga Petroleum Hon Eng Nyamunga GM KASS FM

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45,000,000 12,500,000 66,000,000 13,500,000 70,000,000 12,800,000 50,000 5,250,000 5,150,000 1,000,000 20,000,000 53,450,000 10,200,000 26,000,000 100,000 35,000,000 12,500,000 90,000,000 52,500,000 10,000,000 8,000,000 10,000,000 1,500,000 20,000,000 25,000,000 1,000,000 25,000,000 22,000,000 50,000 Chq RTD 3,500,000 500,000 1,800,000 650,000 154,000,000 1,500,000 100,000 2,000,000 400,000

INCOM ING RESOURCES (NOM INATION FEES) Parliamentary Application Fees Civic Application Fees

295,000,000 86,000,000

INCOM ING RESOURCES (VARIOUS SOURCES) Dinner Launches Presentations Merchandise sales TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES

13,000,000 4,300,000 1,772,560,000

RESOURCES EXPENDED Fund Raising costs Pre Nomination Rallies Nominations (Personnel, Logistics, comm.) Manifesto Presidential Nominations Equipment (Choppers, vehicles, etc) Media Facilitation (Journalists) Office Management & Overheads Advertising Merchandising Opinion Polls Sewcurioty Operations and Personnel Candidates Expenses (RO) Pentagonm Allowances (Others) Intelligenxce General ICT Propaganda Trainning (Seminars & Conferences)

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25,813,050 165,355,300 160,500,000 76,304,100 54,000,120 320,208,000 29,300,000 98,567,450 335,235,575 75,5625,700 7,300,000 22,500,000 148,187,000 89,000,000 39,775,450 26,350,000 68,545,000 23,020,000

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1,765,886,745

BALANCE TO BE CARRIED FORWARD

6,673,255

Notes I have taken into account all the subscription/donations/expenditure notes surrendered to my section by the various arms of the 2007 ODM presidential campaign system. Obviously, the money currently available cannot cover the campaign work still pending , and there is an urgent need for the Direcorate of Resource Mobilization to do more. Sh 9,435,200 is owed to various media houses which are now demanding upfront payment for all our advertising We recommend that the candidate brings forward proposed trips to DRC, Dubai/Kuwait and Venezuela to ease current pressure Also expedite fund raising at Coast, Kisumu, UK, and Sweden.

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EXECUTIVE BRIEF ON THE POSITIONING AND MARKETING OF THE ORANGE DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT & “THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT” – Hon Raila A Odinga

Core Strategy Team : Prof Peter A Nyongo, Secretary General ODM Prof Edward Oyugi Akongo Prof Patrick Wanyande Prof Larry Gumbe Mr Adams Oloo 1.

Purpose

1.0

To ensure that the Orange Democratic Movement (hereinafter referred to as “ODM”) remains united and focused through out the national presidential campaigns period.

2.0

TO ensure that Hon Raila Amolo Odinga is elected the fourth president of the Republic of Kenya in succession to the current President Mwai Kibaki

3.0

To ensure that Hon Raila Amolo Odinga secures an absolute majority of parliamentary seats in the tenth parliament to facilitate the ease of the intended constitutional reform.

2. Preamble 2.0

The just conclude ODM Presidential nominations have ended the speculation and competition within the ODM ranks with Hon. Raila Amolo O dinga (hereinafter referred to as the Candidate”) emerging as the Party’s presidential torch bearer. The enthusiasm and overacting support extended towards the Candidate have debunked the myth that a

As a member of the Luo community Hon Raila Odinga is not electable to the presidency in Kenya

This document is intended to provide the conceptual guidelines and roadmap for the periods leading up to the presidential elections set for December 2007. This document notes the challenges and obstacles likely to confront the Candidate. These include · ·

· ·

Hon Kalonzo Musyoka’s potential to play spoiler The involvement role of ex-President Daniel arap Moi, his financial resources country-wide political network, experience and strong following in the Rift Valley. Kibakis incumbency and track record The financial muscle of the Mt Kenya elite and their potential to play rough and dirty.

The following pages outline a strategy for overcoming the odds and delivering the presidency to Hon Raila Odinga and ODM in the December elections.

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Strengths ü

Hon Raila is charismatic and ambitious

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Kenyans appreciate him as a fearless crusader for truth, justice and democracy

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Has no publicly debated allegations of corruption

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Great crowd puller/mobiliser/entertainer

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Descends from a legendary family

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100% devoted following of the Luo community

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Recognized as the individual best credited with the incumbent election to President in 2002

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Won the 2005 Constitution Referendum

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Anchored by tribal chiefs with the potential to draw multi-regional support W eaknesses

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Limited understanding on economic matters

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Has been faulted as having exhibited a knack for political party relationship nomadism

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Association with Communism Potential for linkage to the underdevelopment in Nyanza

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The 1982 coup

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Acrimonious parting of ways with Wamalwa Kijana (Luhya Western) Moi (Kalenjin, Rift Valley) Kibaki (Gema, Mt Kenya region) and Kalonzo (Kamba , Eastern)

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Matters surrounding corruption allegations related to the molasses plant, Kisumu and implications of corruption as alleged by the Ndungu Report

O pportunities ü

Pin down Mwai Kibaki on his 2002 promise to be a one term president

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Capitalize on matters related to the dishonoured MoU of 2002

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Take advantage of Mwai Kibakis’ Laziness and laidback attitude

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Exploit anti-Kikuyu sentiments

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Leverage the vulnerability of the Kibaki administration responses to corruption matters as the Anglo-leasing and Goldenberg scandal. Seize this opportunity to confront him with a powerful anti-corruption campaign message

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Artur brothers and their raid to the Standard Group Threats

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The Candidates religion and perceived state of religiosity

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The public’s perception of the candidate’s Communism

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Kibera in his Langata constituency is the least developed and most volatile area of Nairobi

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Damage incurred from Hon Ruto’s recorded statements on the Candidates unelectability

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The Candidates potential for ad-hoc and imrpovised statements

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DEDUCTIO N Based on the above SWOT a b

the Candidate’s Strengths and O pportunities significantly outweigh his weaknesses. The Candidates/Party popularity is imminent should we recreate and maintain the euphoria achieved during the 2005 Constitutional Referendum and in the last General Election.

RECO MMEND ED ACTIO N PLAN I

The G rand Entrance

As earlier agreed in order that our candidate campaigns commence with impact, it is necessary that he exit Kenya to lay foundation for a grand home coming similar to Matibas in 1992 and Kibakis in 2002. Whereas the party has identified areas such as Nigeria and Middle East as regions of interest, it is recommended that the Candidate focus on Europe and the United States where Diaspora is active) for this purpose. A lengthy absence will starve the country of Hon Raila and stimulate an outpouring of adoration that will take us to victory. II

Kikuyu Alienation

Owing to this strategy’s success during the 2005 referendum, it is the party’s position it should be utilized once more for the General Election. There is overwhelming feeling among the non-Gema communities that the Kikuyu are selfish bigots dedicated to a tribal hegemony who will never share the spoils of government with other communities. Underpinning this strategy is the blessing that ODM campaign has able pointmen in Mudavadi, Ruto, Balala and Ntimama who can efficiently galvanize their respective communities around the anti-kikuyu initiative. Concurrently, every effort must be made to undermine Kalonzo in order to prevent him from emerging as an alternative avenue for anti-kikuyu sentiment. In this regard, particular caution should be placed on regions such as RVP where Kalonzo has the potential of attracting some of our votes. AntiKikuyuism must be reinforced with promises of jobs and economic gains to key players from every community supporting this initiative. The Class Issue It is possible to trigger a class war by painting the Kibaki Government as an insensitive, uncaring group of Muthaiga Golf clubbers. Available research also suggests that this strategy could also resonate with poor kikuyu youth who feel economically marginalized by their own government. As part of this strategy the party should seek to elevate the emotions within all youth constituents who may it successful, be willing to vote for us in the protest. Visible signs of class disparity will provide important fodder for this theme. Pro-W est It is absolutely essential that through out this campaign, Raila remain aligned to the Western Countries (such as the United States) in order to take advantage of the deteriorating relationship between them and Kibaki. ODM can expect both financial and political support particularly from the United States. Pull All Plugs

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This being the contest of a lifetime, the party should employ all available means to ensure a victory. Subterranean campaigns will therefore form a critical component of our activities. Corruption in the Kibaki Government, the mess of Kibakis domestic situation and the soap opera of the Artur brothers provide ready material for this war.

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The Media Since 2005, the Orange team has maintained intimate contacts across all media. Even though a number of senior media managers are active in our campaigns, we should establish strongest Media Centre possible, manned by local and international experts. Indeed, we must approach this issue with the understanding that victory in the media war could very well mean victory at the polls. Identify the Fixers. There is no doubt that the key regional point men are invaluable to this campaign as without them the whole thing could tumble. In order\ to insulate the candidate from attacks on his person, not all advertising and campaign efforts should be focused on him. At the same time, all possible efforts should be used to retain discipline among the party leadership, including reminding them of their vulnerability. Funding Tap into pledged funding from external donors including Federal Republic of Nigeria, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Libya, The Democratic Republic of Congo as well as individual /institutional caucuses such as GTZ network, Cyril Ramaphosa, the Deya Ministries and US Republicans among others. Below is the schedule of activities that will lead to the implementation of our strategy Strategy Rationale How to Activate When to Activate Action By:

The Anti-Kikuyu crusade 1. This is an im portant wedge issue. It will help galvanise the rest of the country against a common enemy and set the overall theme of our campaign 1. Mass media (allusion to predominance of Kikuyus in public service and business 2. Public Rallies 3

Leaflets

4 Viral e-mail and SMS Through out the campaign period, heightened activities three weeks before elections All members R.O. to lead the execution of this strategy

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Uhuru Kenyatta as Kibakis Choice for 2012 1. Accentuate the anti-Kikuyu sentiments. 2. Cause unease within PNU ranks 3.Attract Luhya vote by eliminating the belief that there will be a Luhya successor 4. Communicate the intention to retain power within a select group of prominent political families (Kenyatta, Moi, Kibaki) 1. Speculative newspaper articles /opeds 2.

Public pronouncements at all campaign rallies

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Blogs/web forums

4. Leaflets, with special focus on Western Kenya and RVP Immediately, with heightened media activities end of November 1. Kipkoech Tanui & Okech Kendo. 2.

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Majimbo Majimbo present the promise to the electorate that they will retain their resources at the exclusion of foreigners particularly the Kikuyu, Akamba and the Indians. It is particularly important in galvanising the Coastal vote. 1. Public Rallies in RVP Western and Coast 2. Op-Ed columns in the mainstream media 3. TV/FM radio call in shows 4. Public forums such as workshops with high profile personalities such as Ghai.

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5. Immediate heightened activities sin December Ruto to lead campaign team.

Corruption Branding the opponent as irredeemably corrupt will provide diversionary salvos and a campaign theme worth pursuing through out the electioneering period. 1. Press conferences, themed under specific premises such as Telkom and Safaricom sale. 2. TV, Radio, Billboard advertising. 3. Newspaper articles, radio and TV talkshows. 4. Campaign Rallies 5. Viral email, Mashada Blogs, You tube and SmS Through out the campaign period with heightened activities in NOV/DEC All RO to provide core leadership.

The Githongo Dossier Githongo has so far provided the most important ammunition in branding the opponent as irredeemably corrupt. He still is capable of killer blow Release more incriminating recordings from his time in Government 10 days before elections J Odindo to provide Nation forum. R.O. to release material already in custody

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The Artur Brothers This Saga presents unending opportunities to embarrass the Kibaki team Induce brothers to release their long awaited book at the right moment. Our media partners are waiting to serialize the contents. Two weeks before the elections R.O

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The age issue Our core supporters are essentially young people whoa re angry about the domination of Kibaki politics by frail septuagenarians. Billboards and leaflets ridiculing the old people in the Kibaki team; contrast this with billboards of Hon Raila with young people- the promise of a buoyant future. immediately Communication team

Rigging 1. Prepare ground for rejection of 1. Press conferences Oct/Nov/ Dec All

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Unfavourable results 2.Increase interest in monitoring activities to ensure no rigging happens 3. Deflect attention from ourselves should opportunities be available to manipulate voter turnout in our green areas. 2. Op-Ed Columns 3.

TV/FM radio call-in shows

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Petitions to embassies and ODM- friendly NGOs’

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Public Rallies

Ethnic Tensions/Violence as a last Resort To discourage voter participation in hostile areas 1. Continue pro-Majimbo utterances 2.

Use ODM agents on the ground to engineer ethnic tensions in target areas

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Support Kapondi’s forces in Mt. Elgon

4. Leaflets targeting the Kikuyus, Kisiis, etc Mid-Dec Bring Alexanda Sitienei

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Additional Locations & References to the ODM Internal Memo ODM Financial Disclosure from Internal Memo Published on API network site: http://africanpress.wordpress.com/2007/12/30/organizations-and-persons-funding-odm/ « CHALLENGES AFTER ELECTIONS - Kenya The Re-birth of a Nation »

Organizations and persons funding ODM Posted by africanpress on December 30, 2007 Following extreme pressure by our readers and comments doubting the authenticity of a confidential dossier on the source of funding for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) we publish in full the entire list and their specific contribution..we will publish the list as it is including the abbreviations - For the record we stand by every bit of our publications and challenge anyone named to face this site in court for we have to the letter evidence on more than 20 organizations / individuals named. INTERNAL MEMO FROM: SHAKEEL SHABBIR (CAMPAIGN RESOURCES ACCOUNTING SECTION) TO: HON.O.MAGARA (NATIONAL TREASURER) SUBJECT: CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CAMPAIGN FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES DATE: 9TH NOVEMBER 2007 1. Mr. C.Njonjo - 25,000,000 2.CMC Motors Grp- 20,000,000 3.CFC Bank 5,000,000 4. Land Rover Group Limited 55,000,000 5. JIAM 25,000,000 6. Pastor Gilbert Deya 20,000,000 7. Gilbert Deya Congregation (UK) 10,500,000 8. Mr.James Ongwae 3,500,000 9.Mr.Bosco Gichana 12,000,000 10. Mr.S.Osamba (Dallas Tx) 6,100,000 11. Tata Tea 50,000,000 12. Tata Consultancy Services 350,000 13.Tata Motors 35,000,000 14. Dr. Jane Konditi 250,000 15.Prof. J.Odoul 300,000 16. Mr.AA Walji 7,000,000 17.Hon.William Ole Ntimama 5,000,000 18. Mr.Zakayo Cheruiyot 4,500,000 19.Mr.Charles Onyancha 300,000 20.Brig. (rtd) Alexander Sitenei 225,000 21. Dick Morris Associates (pro bono services)21,335,000 22.Dr.S.Kosgey 2,500,000 23.Kisumu Simba League 21,750,000 Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae

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24.Dr.P.Otuoma 250,000 25. Mr. S.Murunga (Kimilili) 8,500,000 26.Tony Texeira 21, 500,000 27. Mr. SS Sodi 150,000 28. Zubedi Group 20,000,000 29. Colourprint (Posters /Caps) 8,000,000 30. Anura Pereira 107, 000, 000 31. J.Okungu 350,000 32. Tony Buckingham 6,000,000 33.Col Tony Spicer 17,000,000 34. Mr.J.Kulei 39,000,000 35..Kamani Family 45,000,000 36.GOSS 12,500,000 37. Friends of Senator BO 66,00,000 38.P.K. Pattni 13,500,000 39.United Business Association 70,000,000 40.Westlands Association 12,800,000 41.Mr.P.Oriare 50,000 42.Premier club group 5,250,000 43.Gymkhana Group 5,150,000 44. Ms Esther Passaris 1,000,000 45. Adopt-a-light (advertising support) 20,000,000 46.Seifal-Islam Gaddafi 53,450,000 47. Visa Oshwal Group 10,200,000 48.Nakumatt H 26,000,000 49.Herr.Andrej Hermlin 100,000 50.Die Linkspartei (PDS) 35,000,000 51.Hon.Mudavadi Family 12,500,000 52. Spectre International & Associates 90,000,000 53. Energem Resourses Inc 52,500,000 54.Sandline International 10,000,000 55.Hon.Balala Family 8,000,000 56.Hon.William Ruto 10,000,000 57.Mr.D. Berg 1,500,000 58.Hon.Henry Kosgey & Friends 20,000,000 59. H.E.Obasanjo 25,000,000 60.Mr.S.Mwaita 1,000,000 61. S.A.Support group (M.Otieno) 25,000,000 62.DRC Support group 50,000 Chq RTD 63.Hon.O.Kajwang 3,500,000 64. Hon. J.Nyagah 3,500,000 65. Mr. L. Kaikai 500,000 66.SDP 1,800,000 67.NARC 650,000 68. GOP (America) 154,000,000 69.Nyanza Petroleum 1,500,000 70.Hon. Eng. Nyamunga 100,000 Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae

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71. GM 2, 000,000 72. KASS FM 400,000 INCOMING RESOURCES (NOMINATION FEES) Parliamentary application Fees 295,000,000 Civic application fees 86,000,000 INCOMING RESOURCES (VARIOUS SOURCES) Dinners, Launches, Presentations 13,000,000 Merchandise Sales 4,300,000 TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES 1,772,560,000 Posted by Garuka Njuguna - UK Published by API/APN [email protected] To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=78035

Saturday, October 25, 2008 W orldNetDaily Exclusive

Obama raised $1 million for foreign thug's election Democrat joined Libya's Gadhafi among top contributors to Odinga Posted: October 14, 2008 9:27 pm Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi W orldNetDaily Raila Odinga

NEW YORK – Sen. Barack Obama, with a donation of nearly $1 million, and a son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi were among the biggest contributors to the presidential campaign of controversial Kenyan leader Raila Odinga, according to an internal document obtained by WND. The memo was prepared by the head of Odinga's campaign finance accounting section, Shakeel Shabbir, as an official report delivered to the national treasurer for Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement party, or ODM. Among the 72 individuals and organizations that contributed money to Odinga's 2007 presidential run in Kenya, Shabbir lists "Friends of Senator B.O." as having donated 66,000,000 Kenyan schillings, about $950,000. Saif el-Islam Gadhafi, the Libyan strongman's second oldest son, reportedly donated 53,450,000 Kenyan schillings, about $765,000. According to several highly credible ex-ODM sources WND interviewed in Kenya, the $950,000 raised for Odinga's campaign came from a series of private meetings arranged for Odinga by Mark Lippert, a foreign policy adviser in Obama's U.S. Senate office. The meetings with top-dollar Obama fundraisers and donors took place during Odinga's 2006 trip to the U.S. (Story continues below) In Kenya, WND talked to several top ex-ODM officials who played key roles in Odinga's 2007 presidential campaign. The officials became disaffected with Odinga after confirming he signed a memorandum of understanding with Sheik Abdullahi Abdi, the chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum, or NAMLEF. In the Aug, 27, 2007, agreement, Odinga promised that within six months of becoming Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae 28

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president, he would "rewrite the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Shariah as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared religions." The ex-Odinga officials also told WND that, as Christians, they were appalled to see Odinga use tribal violence as a strategy to gain power after he lost the election by some 250,000 votes to sitting President Mwai Kibaki, a member of Kenya's majority Kikuyu tribe. Odinga called on fellow Luo tribal members to protest alleged voter fraud, resulting in a brutal wave of machete-wielding violence that killed an estimated 1,000 members of the Kikuyu tribe in January and February. Some 800 Christian churches also were destroyed or burned to the ground, without a single mosque being damaged. Get the book that started it all – Jerome Corsi's "The Obama Nation," personally autographed – for only $4.95, available today, but only from WND! In a move to end the post-election violence, Kibaki named Odinga as prime minister April 13, effectively entering into a power-sharing agreement brokered by former U.N. General Secretary Kofi Annan and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that established Odinga as a co-equal head of state. WND contacted both Obama's Washington Senate office and his Chicago campaign office asking for comment on this story but received no response. Odinga-Gadhafi alliance The ex-ODM supporters of Odinga also confirmed a long-suspected alliance between Odinga and Gadhafi that dates back to Odinga's service as Kenyan minister of energy in 2001-2002. Shakeel Shabbir's internal campaign finance memorandum was noted in Chapter 4 of "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality." At the time the book was published, however, the authenticity of the memo could not be proved. Research conducted in Kenya by WND this month confirmed Shabbir's funding memorandum had been smuggled out of ODM offices by Christian former-ODM officials who had turned on Odinga after the agreement with the Muslim leader was verified. While several Internet sources posting the Shabbir memo have been taken down since publication of "The Obama Nation" brought it to international attention, it can still be seen here. As energy minister, Odinga was introduced to the family of Sheik Abdulkadir Al-Bakri, one of the richest oil families in Saudi Arabia. Through his firm Pan African Petroleum Limited, Odinga is believed to have made millions on a concessionary petroleum deal he negotiated as a silent partner in the local arm of AlBakri International. The Washington Times reported Odinga visited Obama during three trips the Kenyan politician made to the U.S. in 2004, 2005 and 2006. The Times also reported Obama sent his Senate office foreign policy adviser Lippert to Kenya in early 2006 to coordinate a Senate "fact-finding" visit to Kenya later that year. WND previously published a story referencing a copy of a private Dec. 22, 2006, e-mail in which Obama personally informed Odinga that "all our correspondence [be] handled by Mr. Mark Lippert." Obama apparently sought to establish a level of separation between himself and Odinga in their communications regarding the Kenyan election, noting further in the e-mail, using Lippert as a gobetween "will be for my own security now and in future." WND previously reported that when Obama visited Kenya in 2006, the administration of President Kibaki objected that Odinga was using Obama's visit to win votes. Obama's repeated public appearances with Odinga, and the senator's almost daily criticism of the Kibaki government added to the administration's objections. A report by Chicago's WBBM-TV news team, which covered Obama in Kenya, shows the senator making statements critical of the Kibaki government. WBBM interviewed on camera Kenyan government spokesman Alfred Mutua, who accused Obama of meddling inappropriately in Kenyan presidential politics. Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae

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Matua said, "I think Odinga has to look at critically where he is receiving his advice from. Just because somebody wants to run for president, and he is using Senator Obama as his stooge, as his puppet, to be able to get where he wants to get." WND met with key officials in the Kibaki administration who affirmed their continuing conviction Obama used his 2006 Senate fact-finding visit to Kenya to advance Odinga's presidential candidacy. Obama, the officials charged, allowed Odinga to join him in many public appearances in Kenya and give speeches attacking Kibaki with themes that later became key attacks in the 2007 campaign. Obama maintained close contact with Odinga throughout the Kenyan campaign, with Lippert continuing to review and share strategy documents with Odinga from Obama's U.S. Senate office in Washington, according to the ex-ODM officials WND interviewed in Kenya. In the final days of the New Hampshire Democratic Party primary, while the post-election violence was still raging in Kenya, Obama told reporters from the BBC he continued to maintain contact with Odinga in Kenya by cell phone. The Chicago Sun-Times called Lippert one of Obama's "inner circle of foreign policy experts," noting Lippert joined the Illinois Democrat's Senate office in Washington at beginning of his term in January 2004, moving over from a staff position on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Newsweek reported Lippert, a lieutenant junior grade in the Naval Reserve with an intelligence background, also served a year's deployment in Iraq. Lippert also worked for five years with the Senate Appropriations Committee Foreign Operations Subcommittee and handled foreign policy and defense issues for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, according to the Sun-Times.

For media wishing to interview Jerome Corsi, please e-mail Tim Bueler.

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-----Original Message----From: Kweli Shuhubia [m ailto:[email protected] yahoo.com ] (Nam e tem p.changed) Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 9:13 AM To: [email protected] Cc: [email protected] Subject: Re: OBAMA'S GRANDMOTHER-SARAH SPEAKS AT HER HOME. Dear Brother Ron, From our visit to the home of Sarah Obama,the grandmother of Barack Obama,the U.S Presidential candidate yesterday[16-10-2008] the home is flooded with people who are in a celebratory mood over Obamas success story,waiting to be the first black American president. The home is fully guarded by the Kenyan Police. As I enter the house and engage the grandmother in deep conversation via a dholuo translater,a heavy presence of fear is on the old womans face as she labours to explain facts surrounding Obama's birth. Her grandsons and other relatives who surround her come in quickly to help her set the contentious birth records,that Obama was born in Hawaii and not in Mombasa,Kenya.The atmosphere in the house becomes tense,I then change tact,reassured them that all is well and prayed. It was then that I began to take photos of her,her grandsons and other relatives that I informed them that I have a great friend,a man of God who would like to greet them over the phone.I called bishop Ron MCrae,who requested that I switch on the phone's loudspeaker for all to hear; After greeting Sarah Obama,bishop Ron frankly asked the question: "Were you present when your grandson-Barrack Obama was born in Mombasa Kenya? She replied "YES." This question was asked again and the same answer was given. It was then that one of the relative,sternly corrected her and told Ron that Obama was born in HAWAII AMERICA AND NOT MOMBASA KENYA.

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-----Original Message----From: Kweli Shuhubia [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 10:08 AM To: [email protected] Subject: OBAMA SEARCH Dear brother Ron, The search continues. Iam still in Kisumu City compiling data and reports from my secret contacts. The whole operation is tough,given its political nature and bearing. The political world operates on influence and money and both are needed for this assignment. From what his brother in Huruma-Nairobi, says verbally,he refused 2000U.S Dollars from Dr.Jerome Corsi,a white American,who wanted to bribe him to get the same information but was immediately deported on [7-10-2008] by the Kenyan Government.According to him if we can raise ten times that amount then he is willing to help. -----Original Message----From: Kweli Shuhubia [m ailto:[email protected] yahoo.com ] Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:16 AM To: [email protected] Cc: [email protected] Subject: RE: OBAMA'S

Dear Brother Ron, Did you get the photos I sent to you yesterday? The search at Mombasa provincial Civil Registrar of Persons has been rather slow because it is manual and risky. One of the Officials I had engaged to search worked tirelessly from morning to evening and confided that the file of ANN DUNHAM-The mother of Obama is missing,the files mixed up.The search continues secretly. I have just had an interview with the highest official, the Principal Registrar in person and he told me openly that Obama's file is classified and profiled.That simpy means that the issue is top secret and should I want information I should go to the Attorney General's Office and to the Minister In Charge of Immigration.He exppressed his fears and told me the risks to his job and life are too high and he does not want to be another Dr.Jerome Corsi-the anti-Obama American who was deported by the Kenyan Government. E-mail me immediately,let me get the next course of action. There are financial issues I raised yesterday that need your action.This is the third day in Mombasa City and it is damn expensive in all areas.

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From AT&T Monthly Statement of Calls:

110 WED 10/15/2008 8:18PM 814-629-5423 BOSWELL PA 1 RM30 DT 0.00 0.00 0.00 INCOMING 111 THU 10/16/2008 10:33AM 254726477700 1 RM30 DT 0.00 0.00 0.00 CL INCOMING 112 THU 10/16/2008 10:35AM 254726477700 1 RM30 DT 0.00 0.00 0.00 CL 113 THU 10/16/2008 10:40AM 254726477700 KENYA ** 15 RM30 DT 0.00 12.32 12.32 BALACYNWY 114 THU 10/16/2008 10:54AM 610-662-3005 2 ESM1 DT M2MC 0.00 0.00 0.00 PA CONSHOHCK 115 THU 10/16/2008 10:56AM 610-825-3134 10 RM30 DT 0.00 0.00 0.00 PA 116 THU 10/16/2008 11:17AM 313-418-6959 DETROIT MI 1 RM30 DT 0.00 0.00 0.00 117 THU 10/16/2008 11:18AM 313-418-6959 DETROIT MI 16 RM30 DT 0.00 0.00 0.00 118 THU 10/16/2008 11:33AM 254726477700 KENYA ** 2 RM30 DT 0.00 1.76 1.76 119 THU 10/16/2008 12:37PM 254726477700 KENYA ** 2 RM30 DT 0.00 1.76 1.76 120 THU 10/16/2008 12:41PM 814-242-9409 VMAIL CL 1 RM30 DT VM 0.00 0.00 0.00 121 THU 10/16/2008 12:42PM 254726477700 KENYA ** 10 RM30 DT 0.00 8.80 8.80 * Last digits of Kweli Shuhubia’s phone number is blanked in order to protect his identity and safety.

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Transcript of Phone Conversation With Kweli Shuhudia & Sarah Obama Thursday, October 16, 2008 Time: 10:40 a.m. NOTATION: Mr. Shuhudia called me first on October 16th at 10:33a.m. and advised that he was with Sarah Hussein Obama and that she wanted to speak with me, but the connection was lost. He called me right back at 10:35a.m. and he informed me that there were several hundred people present, celebrating Obama’s success. I questioned him about the format of the phone call and conversation with Ms. Obama, and then informed him that I would call him right back, so it would not cost him international charges for the call. I called back at 10:40a.m. and public music and voices could be heard that were gathered around Kweli Shuhudia. I then spoke with him and requested that they utilize the speaker phone so everyone could hear. The speaker phone with its open microphone was utilized with Mr. Kweli Shuhudia, Mr. Vitalis Akech Ogombe assisting in the translation work and Ms. Sarah Hussein, along with several hundred people including policeman present and listening to the open conversation between the four of us for approximately 15 minutes. A third unknown party can be heard periodically interjecting both Swahili and English words in the public discussion and conversation between the four of us. At times the room noise from other peoples’ voices makes some of the swahili difficult to hear, and towards the end of the converstaion several men’s voices are heard that are not identified. From AT&T Monthly Statement of Calls:

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Kweli Shuhudia: Now. We are okay. How are you? Ron McRae: I’m doing very well. You said you are there with, uh, Barack Obama’s grandmother? Kweli Shuhudia: Yes. I am just in the home now. She is right here. We’re, we’re waiting to talk in a uh long conversation. And [unitelligible] a good family and she is ready to talk. Ron McRae: Good. She’s not there at the present? Kweli Shuhudia: Yes. She’s here right now. Ron McRae: Okay. Is it possible to speak to her? Kweli Shuhudia: Yes. It is possible. I ah, along with her and her family, uh, you and me. Ron McRae: Uh, is it possible for you to put her on the speaker phone and translate for me? Kweli Shuhudia: Yes! Yes! I will do that. Ron McRae: Okay. Kweli Shuhudia: Yes? Ron McRae: Okay. Kweli Shuhudia: Yes. Go ahead [he then speaks to her in Swahili] Sarah Obama: [Replies to him in Swahili] Ron McRae: Ms. Obama? Kweli Shuhudia: Yes go ahead. Ron McRae: Mrs. Obama, my name is bishop Ron McRae. Kweli Shuhudia: Ametaja bishop Ron McRae, Ron McRae. Go ahead. Ron McRae: I am, I am the bishop of the Anabaptists Churches of North America. Kweli Shuhudia: Yeye niaskofu Anabaptists makaisa. Sarah Obama: Shikamooo! [Hello, good day]. Mr. Ogombe: Are you speaking English and , and we will tell her in Luo. Okay? Ron McRae: Now give me that again. Explain it to me again. Ogombe: It is welcome. She is very grateful for your interest. Ron McRae: Okay. Thank you! Tell her I count it a great honor to speak to here since her son Barack Obama is running for President of the United States. Ogombe: Eh makasema yuko kiuu mgomba Obama kwa mwenyekiti America. Yah, she says she is very helpful for got to you to please pray for Obama. She is asking you to pray for him. For Obama. Ron McRae: Yes Sir. Uh…Ms. Obama, you can rest assured that I am praying for your son, for your grandson. Ogombe: Yes. It is helpful also towards it is beginning to help. Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae

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Ron McRae: Okay. Sarah Obama: [unitelligible from Ms. Obama because of room noise]. Ogombe: She says she is covet your prayers for he [unintelligible] her son. Ron McRae: Okay. And tell her that I will be coming there in December and I would like to come by and meet with her and pray with her. Ogombe: Yes. Ye atakuwa mwezi Desemba. Kweli Shuhudia: In December. He will come in December and he wants to come and talk with you. Sarah Obama: [unitelligible] Ogombe: Oh she says you’re so encourage her. Your coming in December so you can talk together with her. Ron McRae: Amen. I am so thankful. Could I ask her, uh, about his, uh, his actual birthplace? I would like to see hi actual birthplace when I, when I come to Kenya in December. Uh, was she present when he was, was she present when he was born in Kenya? Ogombe to Sarah Obama: Alikuma zalima Obama [unintelligible]. Kweli Shuhudia: He is asking her, he wants to know something was ah she present when he was born? Ogombe: Yes. She says, “Yes she was! She was present when Obama was born.” Ron McRae: Okay.

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA PHILIP J. BERG, ESQUIRE Plaintiff vs. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, ET AL Defendants

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AFFIDAVIT OF REVEREND KWELI SHUHUBIA I, Kweli Shuhubia am over the age of eighteen (18) and not a party to the within action. If called to do so, I could and would competently testify under oath as follows I am an ordained minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ and a native evangelist and translator for the Anabaptist churches in Kenya. I am the official Swahili translator for the annual Anabaptists Conference held each year in Africa, working with the American bishops sitting upon the Continental Presbytery of the Anabaptists Churches of Africa. I am fluent in Swahili and in English. I am a former teacher in Kenya, and travel extensively in the ministries of the Anabaptists Churches of Africa throughout Kenya, Uganda and the Sudan. It is common knowledge throughout the Christian and Muslim communities in Kenya that Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., the United States Presidential candidate, was born in Mombosa Kenya. Senator Obama’s grandmother still resides in the village of Alego-Kogello, approximately 37 miles from Kisumu City. On October 16, 2008 I went to interview Ms. Sarah Obama at her home. Ms. Obama’s home was flooded with people who were celebrating Senator Obama’s success story. Ms. Obama’s home was heavily

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guarded by Kenya Police. Prior to the interview with Ms. Obama, I took pictures of Ms. Obama, her grandson who was present and other family members. During my interview of Sarah Obama; I called Bishop Ron McRae in the United States from my mobile number. I advised Bishop McRae that I was present with Ms. Obama in her home, and wished for him to speak with her. Bishop McRae informed me he would call me right back, to avoid the international costs on my personal mobile phone. Bishop McRae subsequently called me back; Bishop McRae requested permission to electronically record his telephone conversations with Ms. Obama, to which I agreed. Due to bad telephone connections Bishop McRae had to call me back three [3] times, before we were able to continue our conversation.

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conducted by Bishop McRae was conducted on loud speaker (speaker phone). During the interview conversation, one of Ms. Obama’s grandsons’s and myself acted as Swahili translators, and as Bishop McRae talked to and questioned Ms. Obama, we would translate what Bishop McRae said to Ms. Obama in Swahili, and then we would translate her Swahili responses to Bishop McRae in English. Ms. Obama can fluently speak Swahili in her native dialect, but cannot read or write. Bishop McRae asked Ms. Obama specifically, “Were you present when your grandson Barack Obama was born in Kenya?” This was asked to her in translation twice, and both times she specifically replied, “Yes”. It appeared Ms. Obama’s relatives and her grandson, handling the translating,, had obviously been versed to counter such facts with the purported information from the American news media that Obama was born in Hawaii. Despite this, Ms. Sarah Hussein Obama was very adamant that her grandson, Senator Barack Hussein Obama, was born in Kenya, and that she was present and

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witnessed his birth in Kenya, not the United States. When Ms. Obama’s grandson attempted to counter his grandmother’s clear responses to the question, verifying the birth of Senator Obama in Kenya, Bishop McRae asked her grandson, how she could be present at Barack Obama’s birth if the Senator was born in Hawaii, but the grandson would not answer the question, instead he repeatedly tried to insert that, “No, No, No. He was born in the United States!” But during the conversation, Ms. Sarah Hussein Obama never changed her reply that she was in deed present when Senator Barack Obama was born in Kenya. A copy of the Tape transcript is attached hereto as EXHIBIT “1”. I left Kisumu City and traveled to Mombosa, Kenya. I interviewed personnel at the hospital in which Senator Obama was born in Kenya. I then had meetings with the Provincial Civil Registrar. I learned there were records of Ann Dunham giving birth to Barack Hussein Obama, III in Mombosa, Kenya on August 4, 1961. I spoke directly with an Official, the Principal Registrar, who openly confirmed the birthing records of Senator Barack H. Obama, Jr. and his mother were present, however, the file on Barack H. Obama, Jr. was classified and profiled. The Official explained Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. birth in Kenya is top secret. I was further instructed to go to the Attorney General’s Office and to the Minister in Charge of Immigration if I wanted further information The above related facts are true and verifiable to the best of my personal knowledge before God Almighty, whose I am and whom I serve.

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I declare under the penalty of perjury of the laws of the United States, that the foregoing is true and correct.

Dated: October 30, 2008 Kweli Shuhubia John 3:30/ Philippians 3:19-21, 29, 30

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Transcript of Phone Conversation With Kweli Shuhudia & Sarah Obama Thursday, October 16, 2008 Time: 10:40 a.m. NOTATION: Mr. Shuhudia called me first on October 16th at 10:33a.m. and advised that he was with Sarah Hussein Obama and that she wanted to speak with me, but the connection was lost. He called me right back at 10:35a.m. and he informed me that there were several hundred people present, celebrating Obama’s success. I questioned him about the format of the phone call and conversation with Ms. Obama, and then informed him that I would call him right back, so it would not cost him international charges for the call. I called back at 10:40a.m. and public music and voices could be heard that were gathered around Kweli Shuhudia. I then spoke with him and requested that they utilize the speaker phone so everyone could hear. The speaker phone with its open microphone was utilized with Mr. Kweli Shuhudia, Mr. Vitalis Akech Ogombe assisting in the translation work and Ms. Sarah Hussein, along with several hundred people including policeman present and listening to the open conversation between the four of us for approximately 15 minutes. A third unknown party can be heard periodically interjecting both Swahili and English words in the public discussion and conversation between the four of us. At times the room noise from other peoples’ voices makes some of the swahili difficult to hear, and towards the end of the converstaion several men’s voices are heard that are not identified. From AT&T Monthly Statement of Calls: 110 WED 10/15/2008 8:18PM 814-629-5423 BOSWELL PA 1 RM30 DT 0.00 0.00 0.00 INCOMING 111 THU 10/16/2008 10:33AM 254726477700 1 RM30 DT 0.00 0.00 0.00 CL INCOMING 112 THU 10/16/2008 10:35AM 254726477700 1 RM30 DT 0.00 0.00 0.00 CL 113 THU 10/16/2008 10:40AM 254726477700 KENYA ** 15 RM30 DT 0.00 12.32 12.32 BALACYNWY 114 THU 10/16/2008 10:54AM 610-662-3005 2 ESM1 DT M2MC 0.00 0.00 0.00 PA CONSHOHCK 115 THU 10/16/2008 10:56AM 610-825-3134 10 RM30 DT 0.00 0.00 0.00 PA 116 THU 10/16/2008 11:17AM 313-418-6959 DETROIT MI 1 RM30 DT 0.00 0.00 0.00 117 THU 10/16/2008 11:18AM 313-418-6959 DETROIT MI 16 RM30 DT 0.00 0.00 0.00 118 THU 10/16/2008 11:33AM 254726477700 KENYA ** 2 RM30 DT 0.00 1.76 1.76 119 THU 10/16/2008 12:37PM 254726477700 KENYA ** 2 RM30 DT 0.00 1.76 1.76 120 THU 10/16/2008 12:41PM 814-242-9409 VMAIL CL 1 RM30 DT VM 0.00 0.00 0.00 121 THU 10/16/2008 12:42PM 254726477700 KENYA ** 10 RM30 DT 0.00 8.80 8.80 Transcript: Two Rings:

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Kweli Shuhudia: Hello? [Back ground music] Ron McRae: Brother Kweli? [music] Brother Kweli? This is Brother McRae. Kweli Shuhudia: Yes. Ron McRae: Okay. How are you today? Kweli Shuhudia: Now. We are okay. How are you? Ron McRae: I’m doing very well. You said you are there with, uh, Barack Obama’s grandmother? Kweli Shuhudia: Yes. I am just in the home now. She is right here. We’re, we’re waiting to talk in a uh long conversation. And [unitelligible] a good family and she is ready to talk. Ron McRae: Good. She’s not there at the present? Kweli Shuhudia: Yes. She’s here right now. Ron McRae: Okay. Is it possible to speak to her? Kweli Shuhudia: Yes. It is possible. I ah, along with her and her family, uh, you and me. Ron McRae: Uh, is it possible for you to put her on the speaker phone and translate for me? Kweli Shuhudia: Yes! Yes! I will do that. Ron McRae: Okay. Kweli Shuhudia: Yes? Ron McRae: Okay. Kweli Shuhudia: Yes. Go ahead [he then speaks to her in Swahili] Sarah Obama: [Replies to him in Swahili] Ron McRae: Ms. Obama? Kweli Shuhudia: Yes go ahead. Ron McRae: Mrs. Obama, my name is bishop Ron McRae. Kweli Shuhudia: Ametaja bishop Ron McRae, Ron McRae. Go ahead. Ron McRae: I am, I am the bishop of the Anabaptists Churches of North America. Kweli Shuhudia: Yeye niaskofu Anabaptists makaisa. Sarah Obama: Shikamooo! [Hello, good day]. Mr. Ogombe: Are you speaking English and , and we will tell her in Luo. Okay? Ron McRae: Now give me that again. Explain it to me again.

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Ogombe: It is welcome. She is very grateful for your interest. Ron McRae: Okay. Thank you! Tell her I count it a great honor to speak to here since her son Barack Obama is running for President of the United States. Ogombe: Eh makasema yuko kiuu mgomba Obama kwa mwenyekiti America. Yah, she says she is very helpful for got to you to please pray for Obama. She is asking you to pray for him. For Obama. Ron McRae: Yes Sir. Uh…Ms. Obama, you can rest assured that I am praying for your son, for your grandson. Ogombe: Yes. It is helpful also towards it is beginning to help. Ron McRae: Okay. Sarah Obama: [unitelligible from Ms. Obama because of room noise]. Ogombe: She says she is covet your prayers for he [unintelligible] her son. Ron McRae: Okay. And tell her that I will be coming there in December and I would like to come by and meet with her and pray with her. Ogombe: Yes. Ye atakuwa mwezi Desemba. Kweli Shuhudia: In December. He will come in December and he wants to come and talk with you. Sarah Obama: [unitelligible] Ogombe: Oh she says you’re so encourage her. Your coming in December so you can talk together with her. Ron McRae: Amen. I am so thankful. Could I ask her, uh, about his, uh, his actual birthplace? I would like to see hi actual birthplace when I, when I come to Kenya in December. Uh, was she present when he was, was she present when he was born in Kenya? Ogombe to Sarah Obama: Alikuma zalima Obama [unintelligible]. Kweli Shuhudia: He is asking her, he wants to know something was ah she present when he was born? Ogombe: Yes. She says, “Yes she was! She was present when Obama was born.” Ron McRae: Okay.

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Volume 2, Issue 3

Education Laboratory School

Charter Schools Top Public Schools on Statewide Exams By KU`ULEI BABA Charter schools are defined as, “…public schools that have their own school boards and operate under a charter, or contract, with the state giving them more autonomy over their affairs, they are also designed to provide alternatives to the regular public schools.”º But as many of us know, a charter school is so much more than that. It is also about the quality of education you receive while attending a charter school. Here at the Lab School, we are often unaware of the high quality curriculum, teachers and education that we are exposed to. The Hawaii State Assessment test, however, proves to our state that the Education Lab School scores higher then regular public schools because of a different approach to education. The test scores for the 2004 Hawaii State Assessment and the SAT-9 were made known to the Board of Education (BOE) and included data from the 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 10th graders tests from charter schools (refer to charts). These scores included all charter schools, which make up only 2% of all schools in Hawaii. On the SAT’s (Stanford Achievement Test), many charter school students scored “above average” for each grade level The third graders of charter schools scored well compared to the public school students. 56 percent of charter school students scored remarkably well in reading compared to the 47 percent in reading for public schools. Third graders of charter schools scored 36 percent in math, compared to 27 percent for public schools. Fifth graders of charter schools excelled as well. They scored 64 percent in reading, compared to 50 percent for public schools. But the scores for both charter and public schools were almost identical when it came to math, as there were 24 percent for charter schools and 23 percent for public schools. Charter schools tenth graders outscored public schools tenth graders with the highest differential. 59 percent for charter schools in reading compared well to the 40 percent in regular public schools. While math was the same story, as 27 percent for charter schools and 19 percent in public schools. At the national level, charter schools faired quite low compared to public schools. A recent comment made by U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige suggested that the results of the national average were flawed. How the results or the research done to achieve the results were flawed, he did not specify. In large part, the No Child Left Behind Act counteracts the poor results, therefore holding teachers, administrators and faculty accountable. The Education Lab School is also bound to this law and must adhere to the strict rules and guideline concerning certain issues involving students and curriculum. Many of the teachers here feel that the positive results of the tests taken by Lab School

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A New Face in Politics By BENNETT GUIRA Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama lived here with his parents Barack Obama, Sr. and Ann Dunham until they divorced when he was two. Obama moved back to Hawaii when he was ten and lived with his grandmother Madelyn Dunham and half-sister of our very own, Maya Soetoro. They both attended Punahou School together when they both lived here. Ms. Soetoro explained, “He’s my brother. We share the same mother, though our fathers are different. His father was Barack Obama Sr., a Kenyan economist who met our mother at the East West Center. My father was our mother’s second husband after she divorced Obama. Soetoro was from Indonesia and in the late 1960s the family moved to the island of Java where I was born.” Ms. Soetoro also added, “In many ways our relationship was like that of any brother and sister. I irritated him by standing in front of the TV when he was trying to watch a basketball game. We hugged and bickered in equal measure. But since Barack is nine years older than I am and my mother and father divorced when I was nine years old, at some point he Photos courtesy of Ms. Soetoro became my mentor and guide. He gave me a lot of the advice and council that a father would The families of Ms. Soetoro and Senator Obama give. He showed me life’s treasures and helped dinning together after his recent election win me to make fewer mistakes as I was growing up.” Obama first graduated from Columbia University with a degree in political science and a specialty in international relations. He then attended Harvard Law School and graduated magna cum laude, and he was the first AfricanAmerican to be president of the Harvard Law Review. Besides his impressive educational background, Obama has also been a great community leader in Chicago. After graduating from Columbia, he became a community organizer in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. He assisted church groups to form job-training programs, he helped improve school areas, and improved city services. After graduating from Harvard, he became a civil rights lawyer in federal and state courts, focusing on voting rights and employment discrimination cases. Obama, a Democrat, is now the Senator of Illinois’ 13th Senate District on Chicago’s South side. During his campaign for U.S. Senator of Illinois, he defeated his Democratic rival in the primary, Blair Hull. His Republican opponent, Jack Ryan was forced to dropout of the race after Republican leaders questioned his integrity.

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continued from page 2 Mike Ditka, former NFL Coach, was going to be the new Republican candidate but he decided not to join because of family and business reasons. Alan Keyes, from Maryland, was nominated by Illinois Republican Chairwoman, Judy Baar Topinka. It looked like Obama was guaranteed a win because of his growing popularity around the state of Chicago. In the end, Obama won almost seventy percent of the vote. Ms. Soetoro was there when Obama gave his winning speech. She said, “It was intense. The crowd roared, leaped, shouted,sounds spiraling. Barack deals with that on a regular basis but it was strange for the rest of us to be on stage and to get a taste of what he experiences on a routine basis. Barack is quite a superstar in Chicago and I was happy to see so many young people (teens and even younger) ask for his autograph, giggling with excitement in his presence. I haven’t witnessed that kind of enthusiasm about a politician (or that kind of engagement with politics) from teenagersin a long time (perhaps never).”º Obama is very well-liked and respected much throughout our nation because of all his accoplishments that he has. This past year, he became the third African-American to give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. After winning his race, Obama became only the fifth African-American Senator in our nation’s history. Right now, Obama is also a law professor at the University of Chicago. On her brother becoming the Senator, Ms. Soetoro commented, “I feel immensely proud, of course.º He’s a deeply intelligent and thoughtful man and I’m certain that he’ll do a great job in the senate. As you know, I have a new daughter, and Im grateful that he’ll be among the lawmakers whoare deciding matters of great weight and consequence for my daughter’s future.” Obama first became involved with politics when he was voted onto the Illinois State Senate in 1996. During his time, he helped to provide the poor with benefits andpassed bills for increased funding for AIDS programs. In 2000, he ran in the Democratic primary for Illiois’ 1st Congressinoal district but he lost to the incumbent Repersentative Bobby Rush. “The irony is that my decision to work in politics, and to pursue such a career in a big Mainland city, in some sense grows out of my Hawaiian upbringing, and the ideal that Hawaii still represents in my mind,”º said Obama. Obama is gaining more and more support across the country and it is believed that he could run for president as soon as 2008. He is a very passionate speaker whoe the people can relate to. Ms. Soetoro said, “He and his family occupy an enormous place in my heart. Especially since our mother died, he has been a close friend and confidant. He is a constantsource of unconditional love.” Remembering their chilhood, Ms Soetoro told me, “He has always been both practical and romantic about life. He has alwaysbeen gregarious and fun loving but at the same time introspective and thoughtful. He has always loves to read and write and has always loved sports. He has always been both generous and competetive. He has always had a bossy streak but he knows how to listen too. He is complex but his needs are simple. He has always been a part of many worlds and cultures.” As you can see by Obama’s numerous accomplishments and his loving relationship with his sister, he is very qualified to be the Senator of Illinois. Since he was born is Hawaii, it shows that any of us can become anything we want to be. We can follow Obama’s example of working hard and striving for what we believe in, and one day we could make a difference like he has. “I truly believe that there is another tradition in this country that says we’re all connected somehow,” states Obama.

continued from page 10 winning it’s fifth ILH title in a row, the score at 5-4. “ After we lost, the feeling was the exact opposite of what we felt when we beat Punahou,” spoke Kelly Noecker in an interview. We also asked how they felt after the big game and he said, “ We were so close, but then we noticed we could play with Punahou, so next year we intend to practice much harder.” The heavy rain didn’t help the teams’ pool down at Mid-Pac, where water rose to stomach-high levels and the whole athletic department was in deep waters. The pool was muddy and thrashed by the heavy stream of waters flooding down the football field, through the pool and past the locker rooms. Even through thick and thin, the Pac-5 water polo team managed to give us one of the most exciting water polo seasons yet.

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / [email protected] Cayel Asselbaye, 2, held a Barack Obama poster yesterday during the Obama Ohana Potluck and Beach Canvass rally held at Kapiolani Park.

Obama backers stress importance of caucuses By Laurie Au [email protected] Supporters of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's campaign for president urged hundreds who gathered yesterday to vote in tomorrow's Democratic caucuses, saying Hawaii could make a difference in a year when the race for the party's nomination is so tight. During a picnic at Kapiolani Park, family members, local celebrities and political allies of Hawaii-born Obama reiterated his messages of change and hope in an effort to secure more votes. In the latest national estimate, Obama leads U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton by 62 delegates. At stake in Hawaii's caucuses are 20 delegates whose commitment will be determined by tomorrow's vote. "This is the first year that Hawaii is going to really count," said Kelly Hu, an actress from Hawaii who has been campaigning for Obama this weekend. "I'm glad people are getting excited about politics here in Hawaii. Sometimes we feel so isolated out in the middle of the Pacific that we don't even feel like a part of the process." An additional nine Hawaii delegates are so-called superdelegates who can vote for whom they choose. Obama supporters emphasized the importance in voting and told picnic-goers not to take the caucuses for granted or assume that Hawaii's votes will go automatically to Obama. U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie invoked many of Obama's

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messages, calling this race a "movement" instead of a campaign and chanting, "Yes, we can." "This year, Obama and Hawaii are going to define the presidential campaign in the United States," Abercrombie said. "At the end of the night, let's have the most overwhelming vote for Barack Obama that any state has ever seen." Obama's half sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, who has been campaigning aggressively in Hawaii and on the mainland, shared stories of her older brother's childhood as a way to connect to local voters. "This is a place that's been relatively unchanged for him, and so much of who he is was born here," Soetoro-Ng told a crowd of about 200 people eating "OBAMAsadas." "He was born in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, two blocks up from where our grandmother still resides ... the place where he used to stick orange peels under his bed, where it got all dried out and ... nasty." Many voters, some of them first-time caucus-goers, said there were inspired by the rally and optimistic because of Obama's success in recent state caucuses. "I think it's very exciting that this is probably the first time in my life my vote will count," said Jeanne Johnston, 68, of Kailua. Others were not as confident given that many prominent state leaders, including U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, had endorsed Clinton. "I'm nervous," said Kristin Chiboucas, of Aina Haina. "It's so close. The state government here is so pro-Clinton, and they may have some sway over the state. Every vote matters."

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