August 24, 2012 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mitt Romney told CBS News that he was not taking “a swipe” at the president when he mentioned his birth certificate during a Friday rally in Michigan. While campaigning with Paul D. Ryan at a farm outside of Detroit earlier in the afternoon, Romney had touted his roots in Michigan, where his father was a three-term governor. After telling a crowd of thousands that he loved “being home” and mentioned the hospitals where he and his wife were born, he added “No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate.
August 24, 2012 |
COMMERCE, Mich. -- During a homecoming rally in his boyhood state of Michigan on Friday, Mitt Romney thrust himself into a controversy over President Obama's birthplace that has roiled at the fringe of his party, joking that “No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place where we were born and raised.” Though Obama's aides have produced have both the short and long form of his birth certificate - showing that he was born in Honolulu -- critics of Obama have raised questions about his citizenship since the early days of the 2008 election.
August 4, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Still convinced President Obama wasn't born in the United States? A brand-new political committee will be happy to accept your donations to keep the theory alive. The Conservative Majority Fund, set up a month ago by a political consultant, is sponsoring television ads that recycle some discredited conspiracy theories regarding Obama's identity -- including suggestions that he's using a phony Social Security number and a fake birth certificate. “We know less about this man than any president in American history,” the ad says.
July 18, 2012 |
Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that volunteer investigators working for him have concluded that President Obama's birth certificate is not legitimate. The Maricopa County sheriff made his remarks Tuesday at a news conference, saying: “At the very least, I can tell you this, based on all of the evidence presented and investigated, I cannot in good faith report to you that these documents are authentic.” He added: “My investigators believe that the long-form birth certificate was manufactured electronically and that it did not originate in a paper format as claimed by the White House.” The latest pronouncements are a return to the issue for Arpaio, who is seeking reelection in November.
July 7, 2012 |
California already licenses furniture upholsterers, private investigators and recreation guides. Now it wants to regulate pet groomers. In a state that leads the country in the number of professions requiring a license, a bill moving through the Legislature has struck a nerve among those who clip Fido and Fluffy. Sen. Juan Vargas (D-San Diego), author of the proposed legislation, wants to provide pet owners "peace of mind" by creating a voluntary certification program.
July 6, 2012 |
Andy Griffith, who died on Tuesday at age 86, passed away as the result of a heart attack that occurred 24 hours earlier, according to his death certificate. The certificate was filed Thursday with the vital records office in Dare County, N.C., and its contents reported by the Associated Press. The actor best known for his roles on "The Andy Griffith Show" and " Matlock " died at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and had suffered from several diseases in his later years, including coronary artery disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia (a form of high cholesterol)
May 28, 2012 |
Now that the issue of the president's birth certificate has been laid to rest (mostly) , some conservatives are turning their attention to a new obsession: Barack Obama's college transcripts. Last week, a website that already had offered a $10,000 reward for Obama's transcripts from Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard Law School, increased the bounty to $20,000. About a year ago, Donald Trump, among the highest-profile "birthers," helped get the mini-movement started.
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April 27, 2012 |
Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered prison officials to consider a single-drug method of executing condemned inmates as the state appeals a court order that has blocked California from carrying out the death penalty. Mention of the directive came in a notice of appeal filed Thursday by Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris seeking to counter a February ruling that halted a revised three-drug lethal injection method. The filing came just three days after certification of a November ballot measure that would offer voters the chance to repeal California's death penalty.
March 1, 2012 |
Another airline merger took a key step forward Thursday when the Federal Aviation Administration approved a certificate to allow Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran Airways to operate as one. The certificate is a crucial development in Southwest Airlines' $1.4-billion purchase of Orlando, Fla.-based AirTran, which was first announced in 2010. Since then, the two low-fare airlines have operated as separate carriers. Southwest officials say it will still take several years to repaint the exterior and remodel the interior cabins of AirTran's fleet of 138 jets before the two airlines can be completely integrated.