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GOP Chairman: 'We're Not Sherlock Holmes'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party chairman is asserting the controversy surrounding Herman Cain isn't harming the party's chances to defeat Barack Ob...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Halloween is tomorrow, so this week people in the news were trying on costumes and masks, deciding who they want to be. In sports, the St. Louis Cardinals were the ultimate Cinderella, going from 10.5 games behind in late August to World Series champs. In the GOP race, Rick Perry couldn't make up his mind. At first he decided to go retro, donning a Steve Forbes-inspired look as Flat Tax Man. But I guess that wasn't scary enough, so he switched to a more modern -- and much creepier -- mask: Birther Guy. Meanwhile, the Oakland police department apparently has decided to come as Richard Daley's 1968 Chicago police force, with injured Iraq war vet Scott Olsen left looking like the civil rights protesters bloodied on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge. Lastly, what's the over/under on how many "Sodomized Gaddafi" outfits we'll see tomorrow night? Boo!

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: For Perry, There's An Upside In Going Birther

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

At first blush, Rick Perry's brief foray into birtherism sure looked to be another unforced error from a hapless candidate who's gone from frontrunner...

Trump Praises Perry On Controversial Issue

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Donald Trump said Texas Gov. Rick Perry's flirtation with the birther issue would help him in the Republican presidential primary, in an interview wit...

GOP Candidate Knocks Rick Perry For Birther Talk

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman criticized fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry for toying with the birther issue Wednesday in an intervi...

Rick Perry Clarifies Position In Birther Debate

Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Wednesday that he has no doubt that President Barack Obama was born in the United States and is an American citizen, Ada...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Takes On 'Crazy' GOP Rhetoric

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.26.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart did a lengthy "Daily Show" segment last week on how divisive Republican rhetoric can be, but this week he's going after the straight-up cr...

Rick Perry's Latest Answer On Obama's Birthplace

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday declined to say whether he believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States....

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 ...

Rick Perry Keeps Birther Issue Alive: 'It's Fun To Poke At' Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the birther issue was worth "keeping alive" in a CNBC interview Tuesday morning. "It's a good issue to keep alive. It's fun...

WATCH: 'Joe' Brutally Mocks Rick Perry

Posted 12.24.2011 | Media

The "Morning Joe" team harshly mocked Rick Perry for his flirtation with birtherism in a recent interview. Monday's edition on the show went as far...

9 Other Myths That Birther Rick Perry Might Still Believe

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.24.2011 | Comedy

After Rick Perry told "Parade" that he believes that President Obama may have released a fake birth certificate in order to hide his foreign birth, th...

Karl Rove Weighs In On Perry's 'Nutty' Association

Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

Republican strategist Karl Rove weighed in on Rick Perry's recent flirtation with birtherism Monday, warning the Texas governor and GOP presidential c...

Rick Perry Answers Birther Questions, Walks Fine Line

Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry walked a fine line when presented with questions about President Barack Obama's birth certificate -- whic...