The issue of President Barack Obama's citizenship has been largely absent from the 2012 Republican primary ever since Donald Trump dropped out of the race. But GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry brought the birther conspiracy roaring back this weekend.
Perry met with Trump last month in New York City, and later told Parade Magazine he has no "definitive" answer on whether the president was born in the United States. "It's a good issue to keep alive. It's fun to poke at him," he told John Harwood in a follow-up interview.
Nearly all the candidates vying for the presidency in 2012 have offered their opinions on the birther issue. Check out where they stand: