May 29, 2012 |
Donald Trump, brought back into the Mitt Romney political fold for a Las Vegas fundraiser, refused to back down Tuesday on his belief that President Obama wasn't born in the United States. Trump, who has been a persistent advocate for the "birther" cause, said in an interview with CNBC that "nothing's changed my mind," even after Obama released his long-form birth certificate last year. "And by the way, you know, you have a huge group of people. I walk down the street and people are screaming, 'Please don't give that up.' Look, a publisher came out last week and had a statement about Obama given by them to Obama when he was doing a book as a young man a number of years ago in the '90s: 'Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia,'" Trump said.
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March 22, 2012 |
Undeterred by documentary evidence and repeated judicial rejection, a group of conspiracy theorists who say President Obama was born in Africa have sued the California secretary of state to demand that she verify the eligibility of all presidential candidates before putting them on the November ballot. Minor party politicians and voters aligned with the so-called birthers filed the lawsuit in Sacramento County Superior Court, noting that their action was on the advice of a federal appeals court ruling last year that they bring their suspicions about Obama's eligibility to a court's attention during an election, not after it. The lawsuit filed by Republican primary write-in candidate John Albert Dummett Jr., Markham Robinson of the American Independent Party of California and five others also alludes to "questions concerning the eligibility" of Mitt Romney to vie for the role of commander in chief.
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December 23, 2011 |
A group of Southern Californians who insist that President Obama was born in Africa and should be ousted from the Oval Office had their case thrown out by a federal appeals court Thursday, but vowed to press their conspiracy theory with judges at the top of the judicial chain. None of the "birthers" who filed suit on Inauguration Day 2009 can show that they suffered any harm from the Obama presidency that would give them the right to sue him, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in dismissing the lawsuit brought by dozens of opponents.
October 25, 2011 |
Reporting from Gray Court, S.C, -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry calls lingering questions about President Obama's birth a "distractive issue," but it is one that he is choosing to keep alive -- threatening to steal attention from his unveiling of a sweeping tax-overhaul plan Tuesday. The Texas governor hopes to rebound after his abrupt fall from the lead in the polls in the 2012 race, and is counting on a victory in South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary to set up a two-man showdown with Mitt Romney.
May 7, 2011
MOCA's can of worms Re "Tagging MOCA," Opinion, May 1 Heather Mac Donald was right on the mark. Like some others, the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles chooses to glorify vandalism instead of condemning the urban and suburban blight it has brought to the L.A. area. Now we are all paying the price for the proliferation of graffiti vandalism. Mac Donald also singled out the parents and their apparent and appalling lack of control as a major contributor to this plague.
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May 3, 2011 |
Just when it seemed the controversy over President Obama's birthplace had been laid to rest, a group of Southern California "birthers" had a rare day in federal court Monday to make their case that the president isn't a natural-born American and should be removed from office. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Buena Park minister Wiley Drake and leading birther litigator Orly Taitz a chance to challenge the summary dismissal of the case by a Santa Ana federal judge two years ago. Unmoved by the release last week of Obama's official long-form birth certificate showing he was born in Honolulu, the birthers descended in force on the Pasadena federal courthouse, wielding fold-out displays of the president's identity documents they contend prove a lifelong pattern of covering up his foreign origins.