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Birtherism

Prime-Time RNC Speaker Claims Obama Is 'Absolutely' A Muslim

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

Antonio Sabato Jr., featured as a prime-time speaker Monday night at the Republican National Convention, said President Barack Obama is “absolutely...

The Elephant in Trump Tower

Derrick Darby | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Derrick Darby

If politicians continue to ignore the other elephant in the room--letting race-baiting, xenophobia, religious bigotry and other forms of intolerance spread and fester like cancer--much more than the Presidency of the United States will be at stake.

Ask Ted Cruz: 'Do You Agree that Barack Obama is a Natural-Born United States Citizen as Required by the Constitution?'

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

For some reason no reporter, no debate moderator, no one, has asked Ted Cruz (R/TP-TX) whether in his legal opinion President Barack Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen, qualified to be President of the United States.

Watch Bernie Sanders' Powerful Condemnation Of Birther Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday blasted Republican Donald Trump's anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric and called out the racism implied in...

The Iowa Homestretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At this point, both races are so close in Iowa that nobody really knows what will happen next Monday night. Will the polls turn out to be correct? Nobody knows. Will enthusiasm trump (pun intended) longtime voter turnout?

Friday Talking Points -- Underpants Gnomes Will Defeat Trump!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now that the primaries are getting a lot closer, some are doing mental pretzel-bends to rationalize their gut feeling about Trump's inevitable loss (since their gut feeling can't possibly be wrong, of course.)

White House Perfectly Trolls Birthers Over Canadian-Born Ted Cruz

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday poked fun at new questions about Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), noting that "it would be...

Hillary Clinton: Claim That I Started The Birther Movement Is 'So Ludicrous'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the idea she started the birther movement, which questions the validity of Preside...

The Ted Cruz Problem Is the Reason Trump Ducks -- and Must Duck -- the Obama Birther Question

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Trump cannot answer the Obama place-of-birth question because he would either have to lie outright, or state that Ted Cruz is ineligible to run for president. Trump likes Cruz. He does not want to have to say that. But, he must, or admit that his entire Obama birth certificate campaign was a complete scam.

It's Not Trump, It's Still Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.06.2015 | Entertainment
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson have no defined program on education, health care, the economy and foreign policy. Yet they ride high at the top of the GOP polls. They're at the top by tossing out pithy, outrageous, and bombastic sounding quips on any and everything that comes to mind with full knowledge they will grab headlines and draw even more rapturous applause from the anti-Obama loathers.

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz Think Hillary Clinton Is A Birther, But That's Not True

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Two Republican presidential candidates claim the so-called “birther” movement originated wi...

Can You Trump That?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Trump has also shown himself opposed to the negotiation of additional international trade deals. Most recently, he has stated his opposition to the creation of the Trans-Pacific free trade zone. He argues that the agreement amounts to an attack on American manufacturing.

Obama To Travel To Kenya For The First Time As President

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama will travel in July to Kenya, the country where his father was born, for the first time since he entered the White House. Ac...

The VRWC, ODS, and Now CDS?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This month seems to be now be marking a turning point, to perhaps what might be called a new and virulent "Clinton Derangement Syndrome." Or, more prosaically, what we're now seeing can be said to be the real start of the 2016 presidential election season.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Since Fish Rot From the Head Down, NJ and Fox Have a Problem

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgAs Bridgegate worsens with 20 subpoenas and a quid-pro-Christie in Hoboken, Alter and Frum discuss whether the Governor lied or merely led a corrupt organization. And has Ailes/Fox helped grow or shrink the GOP?

GOP Congressional Hopeful Claims Obama Was Born In Kenya

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

Birtherism is apparently alive and kicking in Alabama. Dean Young, one of the runoff contenders for the Republican nomination in Alabama's first co...

Natural Born Presidents

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What it all boils down to is that Ted Cruz is free to run for president, as is just about anyone. Whether he can convince the country that he is eligible or not will likely be a matter of politics. It's open to anyone's interpretation who can and who cannot be president.

GOP Congressman: House Republicans Could Impeach Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) answered questions from a fervent anti-Obama constituent at a town hall this weekend, telling a woman that he would ta...

Republican Makes Eyebrow-Raising Birther Remarks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) made several birther comments during a town hall meeting on Thursday, Think Progress reports. His comments came aft...

Ted Nugent Goes Birther In Latest Obama Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Perhaps it's a bigger surprise that he hadn't gone there yet, but right-wing rocker Ted Nugent added birtherism to his repertoire of anti-Obama critic...

Obama Official Brings Birtherism Into Argument Over Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

White House spokesman Jay Carney brought up birtherism while answering questions Tuesday, mocking reporters for repeatedly asking questions on a numbe...

WATCH: Rachel Maddow's Hilarious Rick Santorum Update

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.05.2012 | Media

In a lively and particularly entertaining segment, Rachel Maddow updated viewers on former GOP primary candidate Rick Santorum during her MSNBC show. ...

Jason Linkins

Birthers: Odds Of Obama Eligibility 'One In 62.5 Quintillion'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

The great thing about birtherism is that it is forever on the verge of reaching its apotheosis, leaving spectators to its surreality-based derangement...

Obama as 'Not American': Sununu's Only Echoing His Boss -- Romney

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

This is about far more than remarks made by one Romney surrogate speaking out of school. What the media needs to report is this: Sununu is merely echoing language coming from Mitt Romney himself.

Founded in Enlightenment, America Faces Ignorance and Confusion As the Challenges Grow Ever More Complex

William Bradley | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

So as we celebrate another day off and think of fireworks, hot dogs, and all the rest, let's give some thought to how and why this country was founded. And consider how far we have to go in meeting challenges that would daunt even the best of the Founders.