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Ted Cruz: Too Canadian to Be President?

Citizenship question surfaces amid 2016 speculation

(Newser) - Ted Cruz has only been a senator for a few days but speculation about a 2016 presidential run has already begun—along with questions over whether the rising Republican star from Texas is even eligible, Politico finds. Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father,... More »

Jon Stewart: Romney's Own Dad Wouldn't Vote for Him

George Romney spent early years on welfare

(Newser) - Jon Stewart weighed in on Mitt Romney's 47% controversy last night —or, as he described it, Romney "talking to rich people about poorer people in a manner you would imagine cartoon rich people talk about cartoon poorer people." The first problem with Romney's position: Almost... More »

Why Romney Made That 'Horrible' Gaffe

Maureen Dowd: He's just too proud of himself

(Newser) - Turns out Mitt wasn't the first Romney to show off his foot-in-mouth skills. His father George, running for president in 1967, said officials had put him through “the greatest brainwashing that anybody can get” when he toured Vietnam. "And it was painful for Mitt" to see dad... More »

Mitt's Not the Man His Father Was

Paul Krugman: Elder Romney released 12 years of tax returns

(Newser) - If only Mitt Romney had followed in his father's footsteps a little more closely. Sure, they both became wealthy businessmen—but while George's auto-industry success was a boon for American jobs, Mitt's work at Bain Capital appears to have left many workers struggling. Yes, both ran for... More »

Romney Releases Birth Certificate, Stirs Dad's Controversy

A reminder of George Romney's brouhaha over birth in Mexico

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's campaign has released a birth certificate that details a foreign-born presidential candidate: Mitt's father, George. Romney's birth certificate, which his campaign has released to Reuters , states that Mitt was born in Detroit in 1947 and his father, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in 1968,... More »

Polygamy Roots Could Hurt Mitt: Montana Gov

Father was 'born on a polygamy commune in Mexico,' Schweitzer says

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's family history could count big time against him this fall, according to Montana's Democratic governor. The candidate could be hurt politically "because his father was born on a polygamy commune in Mexico," Brian Schweitzer tells the Daily Beast . Women are "not great fans... More »

Romney's Latest 'Joke': Dad Closed a Michigan Plant

His 'humorous' story doesn't sit well with Democrats

(Newser) - Mitt Romney attempted to connect with the people of Wisconsin yesterday by telling them a little joke. In a conference call with thousands of voters, Romney told them about the time in the 1950s that his dad, then head of American Motors, shut down a Michigan factory and moved production... More »

Clinton: Romney's Dad 'Turning Over in Grave'

Saving auto industry is Obama's greatest achievement, Bill says

(Newser) - Bill Clinton got personal yesterday while attacking Mitt Romney over his opposition to the auto industry bailout. "Every time I hear Mr. Romney talking about this I think his daddy must be turning over in his grave. We could not afford to lose a million and a half to... More »

Romney Keeps Touting Dad's Mexican Birth

But leaves out crucial detail that could upset evangelicals

(Newser) - In an effort to win over Florida's wealth of Hispanic voters, Mitt Romney trotted out a little-mentioned piece of family history more than once this week. "My dad was born in Mexico," he often said, expressing sympathy for immigrants. "I wish I could claim that I'... More »

Romney Sr. Cronies Ditch, Rebuke Mitt

George Romney allies say son has sold out father's legacy

(Newser) - Mitt Romney might have expected to ride the legacy of his late father, the former Michigan governor, to a victory in today's primaries. But old friends of George Romney aren't thrilled with the politics of his son, the New York Times reports. "I think George Romney would despair of... More »

'08 Alert: Mitt Misspoke on King March

Globe , Times wonder if Romney has problem sticking to the facts

(Newser) - Mitt Romney backtracked yesterday from claims that he saw his father march with Martin Luther King in the 1960s, saying he used "saw" as “a figure of speech." The Boston Globe dissects the partial mea culpa, noting that the candidate couldn't have "seen" it even figuratively... More »

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