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Gop Birthers

Ryan J. Reilly

Democratic Congressman Mocks GOP Mistrust Of Obama With Birther Joke | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) made a birther joke on Friday after a Republican colleague suggested that a lack of trust in the Obama adminis...

Colin Powell Blasts GOP Over 'Birther Nonsense'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell continued to offer harsh but constructive criticism to his own party on Monday, advising Republicans to loudly ...

Lee Atwater and the GOP's Race Problem

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

In too many ways, the GOP of 2012 could not plausibly deny that which has become too plain to ignore -- that it is the part of antipathy to difference and social change.

Joe Arpaio Accuses Republicans Of 'Hiding' From Birther Issue

Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County, believes GOP presidential candidates and politicians are "hiding" the issues of Obama's eligibility ...

Imagining the Hateful Obama

Gary Dorrien | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Gary Dorrien

Obama is a lightning rod for the politics of fear and loathing, which raises delicate choices for Republicans running for president.

The Birther Issue: Where The GOP Presidential Candidates Stand

Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

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 ...

GOP Strategists Fear Fallout From Obama Birth Certificate Release

Roll Call | David M. Drucker | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

The question of whether President Barack Obama was born on U.S. soil will have zero impact on the 2012 campaign but could significantly damage Republi...

Birther Claims Force GOP Leaders To Take A Stand

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's the conspiracy theory that won't go away. And it's forcing Republican officials and presidential contenders to pick sides: Do they ...

Top Republicans Try To Combat Birther Theories

The Washington Post | Peter Wallsten & Krissah Thompson | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

Top Republicans who see the "birther" movement as a potential harm to their party are again disavowing the disproven conspiracy theory that Barack Oba...

Birther Views Rage On In GOP Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A survey released by Public Policy Polling on Tuesday finds skepticism over President Barack Obama's citizenship to be alive and well within the Repub...

WATCH: John Boehner Answers Birther Questions

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his first interview since being sworn in as Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he personally didn't believe the conspiracy t...

Roy Blunt: Obama Birth Certificate A "Legitimate Question" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Roy Blunt has confirmed that he does believe Obama is a U.S. citizen. "Of course he does," Rich Chrismer, the spokesman for Blunt's Senate cam...