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Clinton Hits Trump for 'Racist' Crusade Against Obama

He says he's proud of getting Obama to release his birth certificate

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have tried to lay the birther issue to rest earlier this month, but it returned during Monday's presidential debate. "[Trump] really started his political activity based on this racist lie that our first black president was not an American citizen," the New York Times... More »

Donald Trump Is No Longer a Birther

Candidate admits Obama was born in US

(Newser) - After five years of promoting the idea that President Obama wasn't born in the United States, Donald Trump reversed course on Friday. "President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period," Trump said in televised remarks, per the AP . "Now we all want to get... More »

Trump Refuses to Say Obama Was Born in the US

His campaign blames Clinton for birtherism

(Newser) - Donald Trump covered a lot of ground—including his wife's immigration status—during a Washington Post interview published Thursday, but the part that made headlines was his refusal to admit that the president of the United States is an American. "I'll answer that question at the right... More »

The Ted Cruz Birther Debate Is 'Pitch Perfect'

Here's what you need to know

(Newser) - It looks like this "Is Ted Cruz eligible to be president of the United States?" story isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Birther 2: Electric Cruzaloo was kicked off by Donald Trump this week, with the Donald repeatedly wondering aloud if Cruz's Canadian birth could keep him from... More »

Trump Fires Back: I'm Not 'Obligated' to Defend Obama

First time I'm in trouble for 'NOT saying something,' he complains

(Newser) - When Donald Trump initially took flak for not challenging a questioner's assertion that President Obama is a non-American Muslim, his campaign explained that he hadn't heard that part of the question. This morning, however, Trump himself took to Twitter in a far more defiant tone: "Am I... More »

Ted Cruz Will Renounce Canadian Citizenship

...which he really didn't think he had

(Newser) - Ted Cruz will renounce his Canadian citizenship ... if in fact he is a Canadian citizen. The US senator made the announcement last night, after releasing his birth certificate yesterday in an effort to quiet his own "birther" controversy. His office initially wouldn't acknowledge the fact that his being... More »

GOP's Cruz Tries to Silence Own Birthers

Ted Cruz releases birth certificate and, you guessed it, he's Canadian

(Newser) - In an effort to silence the whispers about his presidential eligibility, Ted Cruz released his birth certificate yesterday, and sure enough, he's Canadian. The Texas senator gave the certificate to the Dallas Morning News , which reveals that Cruz was born to an American mother and Cuban father in Canada.... More »

Trump: What Birth Certificate?

Donald still doesn't know whether Obama's was the real deal

(Newser) - Good news, no one: Donald Trump's name is again appearing next to the term "birth certificate," and it seems he's still eager to gin up a little controversy over President Obama's. Asked today by ABC's Jonathan Karl whether his 2012 antics made him appear... More »

Trump's Obama 'Bombshell:' I'll Give You $5M ...

If Obama forks over his college transcripts, passport applications. Woot.

(Newser) - Donald Trump's Obama bombshell ? Not so much a bombshell. It's really just Trump sitting at his desk, very loudly and vehemently declaring his opinion that the president isn't transparent enough ... so Trump is pulling out his checkbook. In his promised big announcement , which he made via... More »

Kansas May Kick Obama Off the Ballot

GOP-led election board wants more birth certificate evidence

(Newser) - If you thought birther-ism was dead, we've got some bad news. The Kansas State Objections Board is considering kicking Barack Obama off the ballot unless it finds more evidence he was born in the US, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. The all-Republican board agreed yesterday to investigate a ballot challenge... More »

Now Obama Tells Birther Joke

Last month, Dems slammed Romney for making similar joke

(Newser) - Apparently Mitt Romney isn't the only presidential candidate who likes to make a birther crack, because President Obama chimed in with his own yesterday. While at a campaign stop in Orlando, Obama was told a 6-year-old boy at the table was born in Hawaii. "You were born in... More »

Romney: Birther Joke Wasn't Dig at President

It's just a little humor, he says, but White House isn't laughing

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's joke at a rally today that "no one's ever asked to see my birth certificate" is living on. (It was "off the cuff," an aide tells BuzzFeed .) Some reaction:
  • Obama campaign: Romney has long "embraced the most strident voices in his
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Romney: No One's Asked for My Birth Certificate

He cracks a birther joke on the trail

(Newser) - Mitt Romney gave something of a "birther" shout-out at a campaign stop in Michigan today. "I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born," he told a crowd at a rally in front of a farm. "... More »

Arizona Sheriff: Obama Birth Certificate Definitely Forged

95-year-old ex-registrar is Arpaio posse's smoking gun

(Newser) - Controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio's posse of volunteer investigators has concluded that President Obama's birth certificate is definitely ... a fake. Chief investigator Mike Zullo, revealing the investigation's findings yesterday, said he had contacted an "amazingly sharp" 95-year-old woman named Verna K. Lee, a local registrar who... More »

Supreme Court Kills Birther Lawsuit

It also ignores pleas of Guantanamo detainees

(Newser) - The Supreme Court put the kibosh on a lawsuit questioning whether Barack Obama was born in the United States today, shooting down the appeal without comment. The suit was brought by Alan Keyes and Wiley Drake, third-party presidential contenders who argued Obama wasn't eligible to compete, the AP reports.... More »

Dianne Feinstein's 2012 Opponent: 'Birther Queen'?

Orly Taitz may take second place in today's primaries

(Newser) - Birthers are making headlines again. First Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney; now the so-called "Birther Queen" has a shot at being Dianne Feinstein's opponent in California's Senate race. Orly Taitz , who has made her case about President Obama's birthplace on national TV, could well be the... More »

Stewart: We Need You, Donald Trump!

Because Romney vs. Obama sounds like a snooze-fest

(Newser) - Mitt Romney has officially locked up the GOP nomination, and Jon Stewart, for one, is depressed: Now, we're facing a long, dreary election between "Johnny Pregnant Pause" (Obama) and "Captain Chucklebuns" (Romney). "This is election is going to suuuuck," he complained on the Daily Show... 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 »

Romney, Trump Dodge Birther Talk in Vegas

Mitt will make America great again, Trump says

(Newser) - Mitt Romney appeared at a fundraiser with Donald Trump as he locked up the GOP nomination , but despite Trump's remarks to the media just hours earlier, neither man mentioned the "birther" issue, reports Bloomberg . Romney "is going to be a great president," Trump told hundreds of... More »

Romney-Trump Fundraiser Keeps 'Freakshow' Alive

Conservatives not happy about tonight's event

(Newser) - Mitt Romney and Donald Trump will appear together at a Las Vegas fundraiser tonight, a controversial move causing pundits to raise their eyebrows:
  • "There was a certain freakshow atmosphere to the Republican primaries of the past six months or so. Now that is kind of over. The show is
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