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  • Canadian Ted Cruz: Does He Have Documents To Prove He's A US Citizen And Eligible To Be Pres?

    02/12/2016 7:32:25 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 134 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    According to the Obama administration, because Obama's mother was U.S. citizen and because he was reportedly born in Hawaii, he has the necessary qualifications to be President. But many, dubbed "birthers" by Obama supporters, still believe he was born in Kenya. If true, the argument goes, he would not be qualified to hold the Executive office because regardless of his mother's citizenship, he was not born on U.S. soil. The latter is a legitimate argument and one that appears to be supported by the Constitution, though no court has ever clearly defined the meaning of a "natural born citizen." Republican...
  • Ted Cruz Not Eligible To Be POTUS, According to Most Plausible Interpretation of Constitution

    02/10/2016 1:55:32 PM PST · by drewh · 335 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/10/16
    With Ted Cruz the victor of the first contest of the GOP nominating calendar, we can no longer avoid the question mischievously posed by Donald Trump: Is Cruz ineligible to be president? Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. The Constitution says that only a “natural born citizen” can be president. Is Cruz a natural born citizen? (You may recall that before he attacked Cruz on this front, Trump spent months flogging a ludicrous version of this critique against President Obama, who was actually born in the United States, unlike Cruz.) The words natural...
  • Birther Challenge Against Ted Cruz Dismissed By Illinois Board Of Elections

    02/03/2016 8:39:58 AM PST · by Walt Griffith · 29 replies
    RedState ^ | February 2, 2016 at 11:33 pm | Ulysses Arn
    The Illinois Board of Elections of Monday ruled on a birther challenge to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility to be on the Illinois March 15th primary ballot.
  • Birther Challenge Against Ted Cruz Dismissed By Illinois Board Of Elections

    02/03/2016 5:59:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    Red State ^ | February 3, 2016 | Ulysses Arn
    The Illinois Board of Elections of Monday ruled on a birther challenge to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility to be on the Illinois March 15th primary ballot. The board said that, "Further discussion on this issue is unnecessary." As they rejected the challenge, as well as another separate challenge against Sen. Marco Rubio. Popular Grove lawyer Lawrence Joyce brought the challenge, he was one of the lawyers representing people in 2008 and into 2009 seeking to have Barack Obama disqualified from serving as President using the same birther arguments that were made against Cruz. Those birther challenges against President Obama...
  • Cruz "Birther" Suit Attorney Suspended From Practice?

    01/26/2016 6:40:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Behind Enemy Lines ^ | 01/15/2016 | Gene Berardelli
    It appears that the attorney who filed the so-called "birther" lawsuit "in pro se" against Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Newton B. Schwartz, Sr., has some ethical and legal issues of his own. In documents obtained from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania court system, an attorney by the same name was "suspended on consent" from practice in 2015 by the State of Pennsylvania for "engaging in the unauthorized practice of law" in the state of Louisiana - a state where he was not licensed to practice. READ THE FULL TEXT HERE The documents also refers to Mr. Schwartz's age (at...
  • Cruz: No Actual Voters Ask About the ‘Silly Birther Attack’

    01/24/2016 2:17:53 PM PST · by Isara · 156 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz,” while discussing the controversy over if his birth in Canada to an American citizen mother causes him to be not eligible to run for president of the United States, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz ..... no “actual voters” ask him about the issue.Cruz said, “We were in the midst of a bus tour, 26 counties in six days, enormous enthusiasm, but from what you look, looking at the media, it was a great field test. We would do, at pretty much every event, a press gaggle -by the way, a lot of other...
  • Ineligible for the Office of President

    01/21/2016 8:36:15 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 96 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/21/16 | Evalyn Bennett
    It is critical for U.S. citizens to understand the meaning of the Constitution’s term “natural born citizen” when choosing a prospective Commander-in-Chief. The candidate must be free from all possibility of foreign loyalties through either his or her parentage or place of birth. Why is the adoption of a narrow interpretation of “natural born citizen” essential to the future of our nation? If it is sufficient for a person to have only one U.S. citizen parent in order to be considered a “natural born” citizen, then dual citizens could become President, including dual citizens of countries hostile to the United...
  • Cruz citizenship case should be tried in court of public opinion ("the political question doctrine")

    01/19/2016 12:05:02 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/19/15 | Akhil Reed Amar
    (snip) The problem is not, as some commentators have claimed, a legal doctrine known as "standing" -- a rule that requires that a person who comes to court must have a proper legal interest at stake in the litigation. Rather, the biggest barrier is a principle of judicial restraint known as "the political question doctrine." A key idea underlying this doctrine is that the Constitution itself, in its text or spirit, sometimes takes a certain sort of constitutional question away from ordinary courts and makes some other decision-maker the real judge -- a special court for a special question. In...
  • Ted Cruz Conflicting Stances on Birthright Citizenship [14th Amendment]

    01/19/2016 11:30:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/25/15
    Ted Cruz's Amazing Stances on Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment from 2011 to 2015.
  • Vanity - My letter to the Maine GOP on Cruz Eligibility

    01/18/2016 7:19:37 AM PST · by Cboldt · 94 replies
    Vanity ^ | January 18, 2016 | vanity
    My letter to Jason Savage, the executive diretor of the Maine GOP ... There is evidence that Cruz is a naturalized citizen of the US. He was born in Canada, and the SCOTUS case of Rogers v. Bellei, if applied, would assign Cruz the status of naturalized citizen of the US. I understand that certification of his qualifications emanates from the RNC, and that the Maine GOP is powerless to challenge the certification. A certification that is clearly false, as any competent court would find, if it found it had jurisdiction. I also understand that I am voting, in the...
  • Mark Levin's Tortured Defense of Cruz Eligibility

    01/17/2016 5:18:24 PM PST · by usafa92 · 274 replies
    Trump Campaign Analysis Blog ^ | 1/16/2016 | Greg Buls
    Mark Levin has spent years defending the Constitution, his radio show bumpers refer to him as "Mr. Constitution". In his view, the constitutional debates and the views of the founding fathers should determine its meaning. Levin has abandoned this standard in his defense of Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for President. This is evident in at least two ways - ignoring the founders' intentions and arguments, and suggesting that there are only two types of citizenship: naturalized and natural born. Levin revisits this issue with exasperation every day, knocking Mr. Trump and others for discussing it. Last week he referred...
  • Iowa Gov. Branstad: Questions about Cruz's eligibility are 'fair game'

    01/16/2016 1:14:20 PM PST · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | January 11, 2016; 12:34 pm EST | Staff
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad believes the question of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility in the presidential race is "fair game." "When you run for president of the United States, any question is fair game. So let the people decide," Branstad told reporters on Monday during a weekly press briefing, according to The Des Moines Register. Canada-born Cruz has said that the legal case for his eligibility is clear based on his mother's U.S. birth, and he released his mother's birth certificate on Friday. Branstad has vowed to stay neutral in the Feb. 1 caucuses. But those close to him say...
  • Here's Why the Ted Cruz Birther Story Isn't Going Away

    01/16/2016 2:29:17 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 64 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 1/15/2016 | AJ Vicens
    A lawsuit was just filed questioning his eligibility to serve as president. And that's not all. It's unclear what will come of this complaint, but this isn't the only birther action that Cruz is contending with. Also on Thursday, the Arizona Republic reported that Rep. Kelly Townsend, a Republican state legislator from the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, is "circulating a measure at the Arizona legislature that would call a U.S. constitutional convention to outline what it means to be a natural-born citizen." The paper notes that Townsend hopes to get her Legislature on board before reaching out to other states,...
  • Just One Funny Thing About That Lawyer Filing the ‘Birther’ Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz

    01/16/2016 10:17:03 AM PST · by Isara · 53 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | January 16, 2016 | Mike Miller
    During Thursday night’s Republican debate, Donald Trump warned that sooner or later, a lawsuit would be filed challenging Ted Cruz’s constitutional eligibility to become President of the United States.The lawsuit came “sooner” – the very next day.It get’s even better: the Houston lawyer who filed the suit in federal court in Texas has been suspended from practicing law in two different states.As reported on PJ Media, Newton B. Scwartz, Sr. engaged in legal matters in both Pennsylvania and Louisiana without having been admitted to do so – nor did he seek temporary permission from either state.Image credit: screen shotIn Louisiana,...
  • Thanks to Lawsuit, Cruz’s Eligibility to Continue Being Stupid Issue We Have to Talk About

    01/15/2016 3:34:30 PM PST · by TBBT · 111 replies
    The Corner ^ | 1/15/2016 | Ian Tuttle
    And . . . there it is: Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz should be disqualified from the race because he isn't a "natural-born citizen," a fellow Texan claims in a "birther" challenge filed against the senator in a U.S. court. The suit seeks a court definition of the term to clarify whether Cruz - who was born in Canada to an American mother - can or can't serve if elected. "This 229-year question has never been pled, presented to or finally decided by or resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court," Houston attorney Newton B. Schwartz Sr. said in his 28-page...
  • Cruz: Trump may not be eligible under the birther theories he espouses

    01/15/2016 1:15:14 PM PST · by Isara · 93 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 15, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Time Magazine called this the “your mama” response in presidential political debates. Since the entire eligibility issue for Ted Cruz hinges on his mother’s status as a natural-born citizen of the US (thereby making him one despite his birth in Canada), Cruz’ pushback against Trump seems appropriate — if a bit of a reach. Cruz obviously prepared for this moment, and delivered his attack with considerable flair and relish:Donald Trump Vs. Ted Cruz over Natural Born Citizen Issue - 6th GOP Debate (Video) Trump, the bombastic billionaire, remains atop the polls nationally but locked in a tight race with Cruz...
  • New citizenship suit challenges Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for president (Cruz sued in Texas)

    01/15/2016 12:47:55 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/15/16 | REENA FLORES
    A Houston attorney is filing a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court challenging Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's "natural-born" citizenship and his eligibility to run for president, fulfilling a recent prediction by GOP front-runner Donald Trump. "This 229-year question has never been pled, presented to or finally decided by or resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court," 85-year-old Newton B. Schwartz Sr. said in his complaint, according to Bloomberg News. Schwartz called on the nation's highest court to take up the issue quickly, saying that "time is of the essence" as the country's first nominating races in Iowa and New Hampshire draw...
  • Houston attorney asks Supreme Court to rule Ted Cruz ineligible for presidency

    01/15/2016 10:55:31 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 176 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 15, 2016 | Bobby Blanchard
    Sen. Ted Cruz might finally get the chance to prove he is eligible to run for president once and for all. A Houston-based attorney has filed a lawsuit against Cruz, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to settle whether Canadian-born Cruz is eligible for the presidency. Noting that the Iowa caucuses are just weeks away, the attorney asks the court to expedite the case as quickly as possible. "This 229 year question has never been pled, presented to or finally decided by or resolved by the U. S. Supreme Court," wrote attorney Newton Schwartz in his lawsuit that he filed Thursday....
  • Ted Cruz Destroys Donald Trump On The Birther Question At Fox Business GOP Debate

    01/15/2016 8:36:46 AM PST · by Isara · 179 replies
    Politicus USA ^ | Thursday, January, 14th, 2016 | Jason Easley
    Ted Cruz and Donald Trump threw down over the birther question. Cruz was ready for Trump and blew him up by pointing out that by his own standard, Donald Trump wouldn’t be eligible to run for president because his mother was born in Scotland.Video:Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Clash at the Fox Business GOP Debate (Video)Cruz got a question about Trump’s birther claims. Sen. Cruz pointed out that Trump said his lawyers examined Cruz’s citizenship, and it is a non-issue. Cruz delivered the line of the night, “Since September, the Constitution hasn’t changed, but the poll numbers have.” Cruz said...
  • Has Breitbart Gone Full ‘Birther’ On Ted Cruz?

    01/14/2016 2:12:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 14, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Breitbart News published at least 30 stories in the past week about Donald Trump's theory that Sen. Ted Cruz is ineligible to run for president because he's not a natural born citizen, moving into birther territory despite a previous categorical statement from a lead editor that Breitbart is "not a birther site." "I think pretty categorically, I think I can talk for our editorial team and I can certainly talk for Andrew [Breitbart]," Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro said in 2013, responding to criticism over the site's coverage of President Barack Obama's birth certificate. "We're not a birther site." A spokesman...
  • Trump Campaign Loses Texas State Director

    01/13/2016 10:19:31 AM PST · by don-o · 47 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 1/13/16 | Patrick Svitek
    The head of Donald Trump's presidential campaign in Texas has left his post. Corbin Casteel, who was named Trump's Texas state director in October, said Wednesday he has left the campaign, but declined to comment further. In an email, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks confirmed the departure but offered no details. It is unclear what now becomes of Trump's efforts in Texas with less than two months until the March 1 primary. Casteel had built a paid staff of four with an office in downtown Austin.
  • Donald Trump says Ted Cruz should leave the presidential race

    01/13/2016 9:17:24 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 479 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 13, 2016 | Christine Ayala
    WASHINGTON— Donald Trump stepped up his attack on Sen Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president Wednesday calling for Cruz to drop out of the race. Donald J Trump @realDonaldTrump"Sadly, there is no way that Ted Cruz can continue running in the Republican Primary unless he can erase doubt on eligibility. Dems will sue!" Trump recently warned the GOP that if Cruz becomes the nominee ,the party would be risking the White House. Trump claims Democrats would hold up the election in court, litigating whether or not Cruz is considered a natural born citizen.Trump’s views on Cruz’s eligibility have changed...
  • On this “Natural Born Citizen” Issue, Part I: From Alexander Hamilton to Lynch v. Clarke

    01/12/2016 3:53:27 PM PST · by Idaho_Cowboy · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | May 21, 2012 | Jake Walke
    No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President... -Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution This is a passage that has weighed heavily upon us in recent years. There are those among us, known commonly as "Birthers" who dispute the eligibility of various politicians to be President or Vice-President of the United States. The most popular target of the Birthers is Barack Obama, of course, but of late, Birthers have been training their sights on...
  • In his own words: Ted Cruz on his U.S. citizenship

    01/12/2016 8:00:15 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 153 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/8/16 | Byron York
    MASON CITY, IOWA -- Thanks to Donald Trump, the Ted Cruz birther issue emerged this week on the edges of the presidential campaign. Cruz, born in Canada to an American citizen mother and a Cuban father, is an American citizen by birth, according to U.S. law. But Trump suggested there might be a question of whether Cruz meets the constitutional requirement that the president be a "natural born citizen," and that the issue could be tied up in litigation, thus creating a problem for Republicans if Cruz were to be the party's nominee. At a town hall in Mason City...
  • Ted Cruz and George Washington Vs. The Left

    01/11/2016 6:55:01 PM PST · by TBBT · 34 replies
    National Review - Postmodern Conservative ^ | 1/11/2016 | Peter Spiliakos
    I have my concerns about Ted Cruz, but the natural born citizen stuff is silly and idiotic. It is going to come up in the next debate and here is a suggestion for how Cruz might deal with a question. You don't have to ask me. You have to ask the Founders. The Naturalization Act of 1790 said that a child born to a United States citizen who is outside the US is a natural born citizen. That law was passed by the first Congress that included James Madison who is the Father of our Constitution. That law was signed...
  • Rand Paul: Ted Cruz is a natural-born Canadian

    01/11/2016 6:06:32 PM PST · by TBBT · 98 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/11/2016 | Allahpundit
    It's hard to see this as anything but pure spite towards Cruz, of which there's plenty in Paulworld, for surpassing him as the "conservatarian" choice in the primary. In theory, I guess, raising enough doubt about Cruz's eligibility could cause some libertarians and "constitutionalists" to run away from Cruz and back to Paul, but how much is that worth to Paul? Five percent, maybe? He goes from an also-ran in the low single-digits to an also-ran in the high single-digits while potentially tipping the race to in Iowa to Trump, the least libertarian candidate in the race. And meanwhile Paul...
  • Carly Fiorina Joins the Cruz Birther Bandwagon

    01/11/2016 4:35:32 PM PST · by TBBT · 127 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/11/2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    I'm convinced at this point that the Cruz "birther" non-issue should be a litmus test for whether a Presidential candidate is a serious person or not. The issue is not close on the merits, and any person of even reasonable intelligence and discernment can tell that it is a nothingburger. The only people who would actively peddle it are the misinformed, the unintelligent, or the dishonest - none of which is a good quality in a Presidential candidate. When you throw in the fact that Trump (and now Fiorina) are trying to have their cake and eat it too by...
  • Cruz continues to lead in Iowa polls, despite left wing Trump attacks

    01/11/2016 5:16:00 AM PST · by TBBT · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/11/2016 | Rick Moran
    Ted Cruz continues to lead in six out of the most recent eight polls coming out of Iowa (and tying in a seventh), despite blistering left-wing and birtherism attacks from Donald Trump. Polls reported in Real Clear Politics show him leading anywhere from two to ten points over Trump. Trump has remarked that he has attracted much larger crowds than Ted Cruz, but so has Shamu the Killer Whale at Seaworld; it does not mean, however, that Shamu is going to win the GOP nomination for President. If the polls are correct, it must mean that many people who show...
  • Nolte: The Cultural and Media Reality of the ‘Cruz Crisis’(Levin & Cruz NBC)

    01/08/2016 7:53:13 AM PST · by xzins · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jan 16 | JOHN NOLTE
    Levin, who knows plenty about the Constitution, believes the debate over Cruz's eligibility to be president is "stupid." But he adds, without realizing that this is the only point that matters, "Liberals love this stuff." As of now, Ted Cruz has a legitimate chance at winning the Republican nomination, and because Levin is 100% correct when he says "liberals love this stuff," my question is a simple one: As "stupid" as this issue may be for Levin, do we want to litigate it in front of the American people today or three weeks before the general election...? If Cruz is...
  • Cruz Citizenship Kerfuffle Is a Distraction

    01/07/2016 11:20:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 7, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, we're getting closer to the day that actual votes are going to happen, which is why all of this kerfuffle is effervescing up and boiling over. I mean, the nonsense on whether or not Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen. It's stunning. Greetings, folks. Great to have you here on the Rush Limbaugh program and the EIB Network. The telephone number if you want to be on the program is 800-282-2882. The e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. The latest to join this bandwagon suggesting that Ted Cruz may want to actually go to court and get some...
  • Congressman Readies Ted Cruz Eligibility Lawsuit With Eye on Mom[Rep. Grayson]

    01/06/2016 3:42:13 PM PST · by Theoria · 56 replies
    US News ^ | 06 Jan 2016 | Steven Nelson
    A Florida Democrat and some Obama "birthers" agree about Cruz. Billionaire businessman Donald Trump suggested this week his nearest rival for the Republican presidential nomination may be ineligible for office and won a daylong echo across the political press, despite Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's attempt to brush off the commentary. In raising the issue, Trump said Republicans should be concerned about Democrats hog-tying Cruz with a yearslong legal challenge -- and indeed an effort to do just that already is afoot. Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, an attorney and Democratic Senate candidate, tells U.S. News he will file a lawsuit...
  • BREAKING! TRUMP GOES BIRTHER on Ted Cruz citizenship, Cruz responds hilariously!!

    01/05/2016 4:37:54 PM PST · by Isara · 266 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 5, 2016 | soopermexican
    Uh oh it looks like el Trumpo has been reading some far right fringe blogs because now he’s bringing up doubts around Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president!!From the Washington Post: Donald Trump said in an interview that rival Ted Cruz's Canadian birthplace was a "very precarious" issue that could make the Texas senator vulnerable if he became the Republican presidential nominee."Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: 'Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?' That'd be a big problem," Trump said when asked about the topic. "It'd be...
  • Blogger admits Hawaii birth certificate forgery, subverting Obama claims

    07/04/2008 6:27:41 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 64 replies · 2,390+ views
    Israeli Insider ^ | July 3, 2008
    Blogger admits Hawaii birth certificate forgery, subverting Obama claims By Israel Insider staff July 3, 2008 Bookmark to del.icio.usDigg This Story A crop from the image for which opendna aka Jay McKinnon takes credit (see context in reproduction below). Posted on Photobucket and in comments attached to the Daily Kos blog post where the purported Obama birth certificate appears Jay McKinnon, a self-described Department of Homeland Security-trained document specialist, has implicated himself in the production of fake Hawaii birth certificate images similar to the one endorsed as genuine by the Barack Obama campaign, and appearing on the same Daily...
  • 'Smears' About Obama Largely True (incl. ineligible)

    10/21/2008 1:00:36 AM PDT · by solfour · 40 replies · 3,945+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/20/2008 | Lowell Ponte
    The Obama campaign says its candidate is a victim of smears -- and has even created a Web site to fight such attacks. But a Newsmax investigation finds many of the so-called smears are largely based in truth -- and the Obama campaign uses half-truths, clever language and ad hominem attacks to spin the facts. Obamas www.FightTheSmears.com focuses mainly on anti-Obama messages being repeated on the Internet and talk radio, the only media where Obama ideological allies are not dominant. These smears and the Obama rebuttals are often framed in lawyerly language that leaves much wiggle room in the candidates...
  • Is this true? President Obama was declared a Natural Born Citizen Nov 12,2009 by Indiana Court.

    05/08/2010 12:29:30 PM PDT · by Retired Intelligence Officer · 119 replies · 4,061+ views
    Is this really true. I have been reading and didn't know there was a ruling in a case called 'Ankeny et. al. v The Governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels'. It is a case I have never heard of on Obama's Eligibility and I sure didn't hear it or see it in the media or anywhere around the forum boards. What struck me is that in this case they ruled that Barak Obama is a Natural Born Citizen by stating this: Based upon the language of Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 and the guidance provided by [the US Supreme Court...
  • Bad news: Cruz, Rubio not Hispanic enough for Chris Matthews

    11/12/2015 3:35:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    It’s a good thing we have Chris Matthews on hand to “whitesplain” Hispanic identity for us, amirite? Not only does Matthews question whether to use the word “Hispanic,” he then — deliberately or not — feeds into birther-style paranoia about their legitimacy. Newsbusters has the clip: Chris Matthews Not Sure if Cruz, Rubio Really Hispanic; They're 'Cuban Nationals' Though AMANDA TERKEL: …you started to see in the debate last night where they drew more contrasts on policy, starting to preview a little bit more –CHRIS MATTHEWS: Who’s out to get who?TERKEL: Uh, I think Ted Cruz. You already saw he’s...
  • Unearthed: Chris Matthews Reports Obama Born In Indonesia And Has Islamic Background

    Chris Matthews reported back on December 18th, 2007 that 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama was born in Indonesia and has an Islamic background. Video at link
  • Clinton: It's 'Ludicrous' to Suggest I'm Behind Birther Claims

    09/23/2015 8:17:27 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    NBCNews ^ | by Carrie Dann and Mark Murray
    Hillary Clinton is blasting Donald Trump's "ludicrous" claim that she was the first to question President Barack Obama's birthplace. "First of all, it's totally untrue. And secondly, you know, the president and I have never had any kind of confrontation like that," she said in an interview on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. "That is so ludicrous," she told interviewer Don Lemon, who asked her about Trump's assertion that Clinton's 2008 campaign sparked the "birther movement." ~snip~ During the bitter 2008 Democratic primary campaign, rumors raged that Clinton supporters were swapping email chains raising questions about Obama's heritage. A photo...
  • Questioning Trump like wrestling an eel

    08/27/2015 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    Chicago Sun Times Press Reader ^ | 8/26/2015 | Roger Simon
    On Sunday, ABC's George Stephanopoulos, an excellent interviewer, tried to break through the Trump persona and get some answers on something - anything! Stephanopoulos chose the sole plan listed under "Positions" on the official Trump website. It is Trump's plan for making Mexico pay for a wall on our southern border, deporting "criminal aliens" from the United States, and ending "birthright citizenship" among other complex, controversial and expensive programs. Stephanopoulos attempted to find out how Trump would carry out his plan. Specifically. Did I say it was like wrestling an eel? It is more like punching a pillow. "You have...
  • Josh Groban sings Donald Trump's most memorable tweets

    08/18/2015 10:41:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Ever sit around wondering what Donald Trump's best tweets would sound like sung aloud by award-winning singer-songwriter Josh Groban? Well snap out of it and get up, because that's exactly what you'll hear if you watch the video above. Josh "Voice of an angel" Groban himself was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night to introduce his highly anticipated new album "Donald Trump Tweets" --- the follow-up to his 2011 chart-topper "The Best Tweets of Kanye West." ... [I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.] [@BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.] [Robert Pattison should not take back Kristen...
  • 4 Simple Questions

    08/13/2015 9:59:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 263 replies
    kapiolani.org) ^ | RICHARD R. SILVERLIEB Attorney at Law
    4 Simple Questions ..... 1. Back in 1961 people of color were called 'Negroes. So how can the Obama 'birth certificate' state he is "African-American" when the term wasn't even used at that time ? 2. The birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama's birth as August 4, 1961 and Lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father. No big deal, Right? At the time of Obama's birth, it also shows that his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama's father was born in "Kenya, East Africa". This wouldn't seem like anything of concern, except the fact...
  • Joe Arpaio Renews Obama Birther Claims, Repeatedly Snaps at Tapper in Bizarre CNN Interview

    07/23/2015 12:04:53 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 149 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 23, 2015 | Joe Arpaio Jake Tapper
    CNNs Jake Tapper confronted Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio this afternoon over his (and Donald Trumps) refusal to give up the preposterous notion that President Obama wasnt born in the United States and that his birth certificate was forged. He asked Arpaio why he would risk his credibility on issues like immigration by sticking by this conspiracy theory. Arpaio said, I dont care where he came from, were working on a fraudulent, forged government document. An incredulous Tapper asked Arpaio if any respectable law enforcement official agrees with him on this. Arpaio boasted that hes willing to look into something that...
  • Trump Resurrects Birther Issue; A lot Of People Don't Believe Obama Birth Certificate Real

    07/09/2015 9:51:39 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 276 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump sat down with Obama's NBC News' Katy Tur and was asked why people should believe his numbers on illegal immigration when he led the birther movement and sent investigators out to Hawaii to investigate whether Obama was not born here. Watch Tur press Trump over the issue pleading that Obama released his birth certificate. Trump fired back: "According to you it's not true. If you believe that, that's fine. ... A lot of people don't agree with you on that..."
  • Can I see that birth certificate again, please?

    06/26/2015 7:39:21 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2015 | L. Todd Wood
    Lately, I've noticed a new trend coming out of the Russian media and press releases from the Kremlin. The new narrative seems to be saying that the United States should stop lecturing other countries on foreign policy and foreign engagements because all you have to do is look at Iraq and Libya to see the American result chaos. And you know what? They're right. As an American, it sickens me to see the complete waste of blood and treasure in Iraq. Libya is just a side-show, an add-on, but just a pathetic. Iraq was a stable democracy when handed...
  • Family pictures of young Barack and Michelle Obama are fake

    05/14/2015 7:09:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 102 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 5/12/2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    Is there anything about the POS that isn’t fake? (See “Obama’s entire life is a lie“) Fake birth certificate. Fake military draft (Selective Service) registration. A fake female as wife. Add fake family photos to the list. 1. Pic of Obama and his grandparents You’ve probably all seen that picture of Obama seated between his maternal grandparents Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, supposedly taken in Central Park sometime in the early 1980s while the Dunhams were visiting Obama when he was a student at Columbia University. The photo was among other family photos of Obama which were released by his presidential...
  • Investigative Journalist: Fingernails Mismatch Reveals Obama Airport Photos Likely Digital Creations

    05/12/2015 7:51:08 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 38 replies
    Birther Report ^ | 11 May 2015 | Alan Jones
    Apparent fingernails mismatch reveals Barack Obama airport family photos are likely digital creations A 1776 Channel investigation has concluded that the airport family gathering portrayed in these images of Barack Obama Sr.s Honolulu arrival or departure likely never happened. Both airport images appear to have been manufactured, perhaps to propel the official narrative of Barack Obamas family history as told in his memoir Dreams from My Father. Barack Obama Sr. is wearing the same suit and tie in both images, yet has completely different looking left hands. [...] Full report @ 1776 Channel.
  • Mia Marie Pope: 'We Are In Big Trouble' (Is Ms. Pope a credible source?)

    04/22/2015 6:50:25 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 84 replies
    All News PipeLine ^ | March 27, 2015 | Susan Duclos and Stefan Stanford
    All News PipeLine had the opportunity of speaking with a former Barack Obama acquaintance, Mia Marie Pope, who knew Obama in between the 1977-1979 years in Hawaii, where she claims he was a "compulsive, pathological liar" even then, referring to him in the interview below and previous ones as "clinically insane," stating he not only had a drug habit but that he traded sex for drugs with a gay drug dealer named "gay-Ray." She delves into the sealing of Obama's records and the reasons why "flunky Barry" doesn't want the public to see them. Below we hear about her past...
  • Obama Was Hand-Picked & NOT a Natural Born Citizen - Congress Knew It & Protected Him

    03/31/2015 9:38:45 AM PDT · by yoe · 157 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dean Garrison
    The further I travel down this rabbit hole, the more I feel divorced from the good conservative people that I choose to call my own. I hold some stories back from our readers. My thought is that people have a hard enough time embracing the basic fact that our government is ( corrupt on both sides of the aisle.) If you knew how corrupt I thought these people really were, I feel like you'd rush to the phone and soon bad men would show up to haul me off in a straitjacket.Do they still do that? Regardless, today I want...
  • Questions still being asked about Obamas Social Security numbers

    03/27/2015 8:59:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 103 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/27/15 | George Spelvin
    President Obamas Social Security numbers do not verify he even is a U.S. Citizen. A mismatch, two differing numbers at least, an imagined flight by a 15 year old from Hawaii to Connecticut to apply in person, and other anomalies are causing confusion yet again over the true identity of the man sitting in Americas Oval Office! A Notice of Mismatch on a Social Security Administration (SSA) Records form displays an incongruent match which was somehow sent to the President on 08/17/11. This mismatch refers to ss# 042-68-4425. The case verification number is 2011229111431GY. (1) The form contains a chilling...
  • Obama goes birther with 'Kenya' jab

    03/18/2015 9:24:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 56 replies
    WND ^ | March 18, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    President Obama, keynote speaker at the 130th annual Gridiron event. President Obama took advantage of his unchallenged podium at the 130th annual Gridiron Club dinner to sideswipe the likes of Gov. Scott Walker, conservative former neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Fox News talking head Bill OReilly as well as those who question the truth about his birth certificate. Early in the presentation, Obama thanked Clarence Page, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, for his years of friendship, saying they go way back, various media reported. And thats when Obama made his first snipe at those who still wonder at...