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  • What Trump Should Have Said About 'Birther' and Tax Return

    09/29/2016 9:49:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | September 29, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Monday night's debate moderator, NBC's Lester Holt, asked Donald Trump why he "perpetuated a false claim that the nation's first black president was not a natural-born citizen." Hillary Clinton added that Trump "has a long record of engaging in racist behavior, and the birther lie was a very hurtful one." Trump defended himself by saying: "Sidney Blumenthal works for the campaign and (is a) close -- very close -- friend of Sec. Clinton. And her campaign manager, Patti Doyle ... during ... her campaign against President Obama, fought very hard. ... And if you look at CNN this past week,...
  • Audio: Trump Top Adviser (Roger Stone) Obama Birth Certificate Not Real (Arpaio agrees:comments)

    09/19/2016 2:46:11 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 102 replies
    Boston Herald Radio ^ | September 16, 2016 | Roger Stone/John Sapochetti/Alex Reimer
    REIMER: Obama did release his birth certificate, though, so what more does Donald Trump need to see, you think? STONE: Well there are many people who are far more knowledgeable than I am about the internet and about the computerized graphics who have a belief that the document that was produced is not real. I donít know. Iím not an expert on this. I also donít really care in the sense that Obamaís presidency is essentially over. Weíre not running against Barack Obama, at least not directly. Trump is running against four more years of Obama perhaps but Hillary Clinton...
  • The Washington Compost: Trump tells Post he is unwilling to say Obama was born in the U.S. (Comp

    09/19/2016 7:09:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | September 15, 2016 | Robert Costa
    CANTON, Ohio ó Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in an interview here that he remains unwilling to say that President Obama was born in the United States, that he is more bullish than ever on his chances to win and that he is not exploring the launch of a new media company in case he loses the race. Trump also made a far-from-subtle push ó in the interview and in a letter from his doctor released Thursday ó to be seen as vigorous and healthy, as his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, returned to the campaign trail after being treated...
  • Media's Hillary-didn't-start-the-birther-thing narrative sure collapsed quickly

    09/19/2016 9:27:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    CANAda Free Press ^ | 09/19/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Result: Total meltdown. We told you on Friday about how and why the media suddenly decided to return to the Obama birther story. It wasnít because it suddenly became relevant again. It wasnít because Trump brought it up. And it certainly wasnít because any new information came to light. The media suddenly started asking Trump about this again for one reason and one reason only: Trump is soaring in the polls and theyíre panicking, looking for a way to save Hillary. So they decided to bring back to life one issue that they were sure they could hang on Trump...
  • ABCís Debate Moderator Grills Pence, ĎNo Proofí Clinton Campaign Used Birtherism in 2008

    09/18/2016 4:29:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 122 replies ^ | September 18, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Governor Mike Pence appeared on ABC‚Äôs This Week on Sunday, where their Presidential Debate Moderator Martha Raddatz relentlessly grilled him about Donald Trump‚Äôs involvement in the ‚ÄúBirther movement.‚ÄĚ Under pressure, Pence defended himself by reminding Raddatz that members of Hillary Clinton‚Äôs 2008 campaign leaned on questions of citizenship to take jabs at then Senator Barack Obama. But Raddatz wasn‚Äôt having any of it, ‚ÄúI want to talk about the facts. What's the proof of that?‚ÄĚ At first, Pence tried to stick to the issues by noting that the American people don‚Äôt care about the birther issue and are not talking...
  • Trump Is Right: Clinton Stooge Sid Blumenthal Spread ďBirtherĒ Rumor In 2008

    09/18/2016 6:47:35 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies ^ | 9/17/2016 | Dick Morris
    Donald Trump is right: It was the Hillary Clinton campaign that spread the rumor in 2008 that Obama was not born in America and, therefore, might not be eligible to serve as President. Hillary sent out her Chief Goon to take care of this high-priority matter. It was Sidney Blumenthal who spread the rumor. Remember him? The one who sent hundreds of wacky long-winded memos about Benghazi and the Middle East to the Secretary of State, including several that contained classified material. Well, before Sid was a fake spy and clandestine adviser to Hillary, he was her chief enforcer. Blumenthal...
  • Obama's Forged Birth Certificate? - Vanity

    09/18/2016 5:53:16 AM PDT · by Skooz · 47 replies
    9/18/2016 | Skooz
    Please excuse the vanity, but I am unable to locate the original piece. Remember a few years back, when the White House released what was supposedly Obama's for real birth certificate? Well, almost immediately some blogger proved it to be a fake. Does anyone know where I can find this? For some reason, I can find it anywhere. Thank you. And God bless.
  • Conway: Birther theory started with Clinton campaign

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  • Kasich: Trump owes Obama apology for birtherism claim

    09/18/2016 8:19:07 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he thinks Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump should apologize to President Obama for questioning his citizenship. "You know, yeah," the Ohio governor told NBC's "Meet the Press" when asked if Trump owes the president an apology. Kasich, who ended his own presidential bid in May and has not endorsed the Republican nominee, said he doesn't agree with questioning Obama's birthplace.
  • Michelle Obama calls Barack a Kenyan

    09/16/2016 1:36:06 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 7, 2010 | WeRushDaily
    This video has surfaced where Michelle again refers to Barack Obama as a Kenyan (approx 2:00 mark). This is classic "ends justify the means" when it comes to their efforts, the Constitution be damned. If you listen to the rest, you can hear the sheer hatred she has for America. Now that they are in the White House, I don't think that attitude has changed one bit.
  • 8 Years Late, McClatchy Finally Reports Investigating

    09/17/2016 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 17, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Friday night, yours truly detailed the latest evidence demonstrating that the Hillary Clinton campaign and a close confidant of Mrs. Clinton herself were involved in early 2008 in spreading the ‚Äúbirther‚ÄĚ rumors, i.e., that then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. Despite this news and other longstanding items, the Associated Press and others still insist that there is "no evidence" that Mrs. Clinton was connected with the rumors' initiation. Concerning the Clinton confidant, former McClatchy Washington Bureau chief James Asher tweeted early Friday morning that Sidney Blumenthal ‚Äúspread the¬†Obama¬†birther rumor to me in 2008, asking us to...
  • Hillary Falls Into Trumpís Birther Trap

    09/17/2016 6:24:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 56 replies ^ | September 17, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>I am now going to the brand new Trump International, Hotel D.C. for a major statement.</p> <p>Reporters assumed the statement would be about Obamaís birthplace, and, sensing an opportunity to halt Hilaryís decline in the polls, hurried to the Trump International en masse, with camera crews in tow. The cable news networks cleared time to broadcast the anticipated Trump humiliation live.</p>
  • After Birth (Snopes blames Free Republic for birther movement)

    09/17/2016 4:03:06 AM PDT · by grayboots · 62 replies
    Snopes ^ | 9/16/2016 | David Emery
    CLAIM: Hillary Clinton and/or members of her 2008 presidential campaign started the "birther" movement questioning whether Barack Obama was born in the U.S. FALSE ORIGIN:On 16 September 2016, after years of being the most visible and outspoken exponent of "birtherism" ó the notion that, despite all evidence to the contrary, Barack Obama was born outside the U.S. and thus his presidency is illegitimate and his allegiances suspect ó GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump stepped up to the podium at a televised campaign event and completely reversed his stance on the matter ó but not before trying to lay blame for...
  • A friendly reminder from MSNBC: Hillary campaign created and promoted 'Birtherism'

    09/16/2016 5:09:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/16 | Robert Laurie
    Media is panicking because they're well aware that their queen has a political glass jaw Danís already done a fine job of explaining why the media is suddenly so obsessed with Donald Trumpís ďbirtherĒ status. I wonít rehash that here. All Iíll do is point out the fact that, like most of their efforts to prop up their failing queen, the birther angle is going to blow up in their collective face. Thatís because ďBirtherismĒ can be traced directly to Hillary Clintonís own 2008 campaign.
  • Obama dismisses birther talk, wants 'more serious' campaign

    09/16/2016 1:04:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/16/16 | Nicole Duran
    President Obama chided a reporter Friday for asking him about the Donald Trump campaign's latest opinion on whether he was born in the United States, and said the 2016 election needs to get more serious. "IÖ have no reaction and I'm shocked that a question like that has come up at a time when we have so many other things to do," Obama said in a brief appearance before reporters that mostly focused on his push to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "Well, I'm not that shocked actually; it's fairly typical," Obama admitted. "We got other things to attend to." "I...
  • We Got Played!í CNN Reacts To Trump ĎBirtherí Troll Press Conference

    09/16/2016 10:31:59 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Sep 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Top CNN employees are frustrated. They breathlessly went live to Donald Trumpís news conference at his new hotel in Washington D.C., only to wait helplessly as veterans stood up to explain why they support Trump as commander-in-chief. ďItís hard to imagine this as anything other than a political rick-roll,Ē anchor Jake Tapper said wryly as CNN cut away from the broadcast of the Trump event and asked him to comment. The Trump campaign signaled that the Republican presidential nominee would address the birther controversy, but the first 20 minutes of the event featured veterans telling the media why they supported...
  • Wow! Hillary Clinton Throws TEMPER TANTRUM After Trumpís Brilliant Birther Presser

    09/16/2016 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 215 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 16th, 2016 12:16 pm | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton Absolutely LOST IT! ďWhat Trump just did was a disgrace.Ē What Trump just did is a disgrace. ó Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2016 MoreÖ The birther lie is what turned Trump from an ordinary reality TV star into a political figure. That origin story can't be unwritten. ó Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2016 Trump has spent years peddling a racist conspiracy aimed at undermining the first African American president. He can't just take it back. ó Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2016 Expressing zero regret for years of pushing a racist conspiracy theory, Trump again appointed...
  • Donald Trumpís birther event is the greatest trick heís ever pulled (WP pearl clutching)

    09/16/2016 10:36:49 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/16/16 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump is, at heart, a showman. He rose to national fame thanks to star turns on reality TV in which he played the tough-talking boss to a group of aspirants hoping to become as successful as he has been in business. His great gift is the ability to draw attention ó and then use that attention for his own, usually commercial, purposes. Trump may have outdone himself on Friday morning. He and his campaign touted a "major" announcement at his newly-opened hotel in Washington, D.C. at 10 a.m. The word was that Trump would walk away from his past...
  • [CNN spins getting played]: "Trump Finally Admits Obama Was Born in U.S." (CNN Chyron)

    09/16/2016 10:03:59 AM PDT · by Maceman · 61 replies
    This is how CNN is playing it now. And they have a video of Hillary accusing Trump of racism, saying he owes Obama an apology for not admitting that Obama was born in America.
  • NOW the MSM is trying to say that the Obama birther movement wasn't Hillary...

    09/16/2016 9:22:10 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 89 replies
    vanity | Sept 16, 2016 | HarleyLady27
    What is the MSM trying to do? The MSM is trying to shove the Obama Birther Story off on to Trump, but they are in a very dangerous place, they can't prove that Trump did this:
  • Washington Post confirms hillary clinton started the birther movement --- Breitbart 9/26/15

    09/16/2016 9:10:44 AM PDT · by Taiku · 42 replies
    Breitbart research into Hillary starting birther movement
  • Chris Cuomo Suggests: Obama Birth Records Were ĎA Little Sketchyí

    09/16/2016 8:44:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 75 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    CNN host Chris Cuomo was discussing the Obama birther issue with Bernie Sanders this morning [itís expected that Trump will make a statement on the matter today.] Sanders mentioned that no one ever asks whether he was born in America despite the fact that his father was born abroad [in Poland.] Ever on the alert for racism, Sanders suggested the reason has to do with the color of his skin [see screencap of Sanders pointing to his skin.] Thatís when Cuomo said something surprising: ďyou donít think it was about the fact that the records seemed a little sketchy, that...
  • Megyn Kelly Battles Trump Spox Katrina Pierson Over Whether Heís Still a Birther

    09/15/2016 8:17:13 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 44 replies
    Megyn Kelly Battles Trump Spox Katrina Pierson Over Whether Heís Still a Birther
  • Another Trump staffer acknowledges the truth of Obamaís birthplace ó layering it (w/falsehoods)

    09/15/2016 9:54:19 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 88 replies
    WaPo ^ | September 15, 2016 | Philip Bump
    On Thursday night, Donald Trump finally acknowledged an obvious, proven fact: President Obama was born in the United States. Or, rather, Trump's campaign said that he acknowledged it, in a statement that was itself riddled with falsehoods. "Hillary Clintonís campaign first raised this issue to smear then-candidate Barack Obama in her very nasty, failed 2008 campaign for President," the statement begins. That's untrue ó and it's been fact-checked any number of times. In 2011, Politico outlined the origins; in May, our fact checkers dubbed it ridiculous. "This type of vicious and conniving behavior is straight from the Clinton Playbook. As...
  • Trump defiant as poll numbers rise, wonít say Obama was born in United States

    09/15/2016 5:17:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 15, 2016 | Robert Costa
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in an interview here that he remains unwilling to say that President Obama is born in the United States, that he is more bullish than ever on his chances to win and that he is not exploring the launch of a new media company in case he loses the race. Trump also made a far-from-subtle push ó in the interview and in a letter from his doctor released Thursday ó to be seen as vigorous and healthy as his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, returned to the campaign trail after being treated for mild pneumonia.
  • Donald Trump's 'birther' claims, then and now

    09/10/2016 9:48:15 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | updated Sept 10, 2016 | video compilation from various news sources
    Videos of Trump and surrogates from CNN and other networks at link compiled by CNN updated through this AM...
  • Ben Carson: "Good idea" for Donald Trump to apologize for "birther" comments

    09/08/2016 1:05:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 103 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 7, 2016 | Rebecca Shabad
    Donald Trump surrogate Ben Carson said Tuesday that it would be smart for Trump to apologize for his ďbirtherĒ comments, made about President Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign. In an interview on CNN, the retired neurosurgeon and Trump surrogate was asked whether the ďbirther nonsenseĒ was a mistake and if Trump should apologize so that black voters might be more willing to listen to him.
  • Hillary Clinton,Original "Birther",Links To Obama "Born In Kenya" Pamphlet In Campaign Fundraiser

    08/18/2016 12:11:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | August 18, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Wednesday, the Hillary Clinton campaign published a blog post suggesting that Breitbart News subscribed to the so-called ďBirtherĒ theory, which holds that President Barack Obama was born outside the U.S., not in Hawaii.
  • Lewandowski raises question of Obama's birthplace

    08/03/2016 7:12:27 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 288 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump's former campaign manager on Tuesday suggested President Obama concealed his birthplace by not releasing his college transcripts. Corey Lewandowski, now a CNN contributor, remarked on the issue during a panel discussion on the network about Obama's criticism of Trump, the Republican presidential nominee. "The question was, did he get in as a U.S. citizen or was he brought into Harvard University as a citizen who wasn't from this country? I don't know the answer," he said. Lewandowski said earlier that Obama was "fair game" for attacks if he continued to rip Trump. Political commentator Angela Rye interjected that...
  • FLASHBACK: Birtherism: Where it all began

    07/25/2016 7:59:04 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 40 replies
    DNC and then Politico ^ | 04/24/11 | DNC and then Politico
    Just when it appeared that public interest was fading, celebrity developer Donald Trump has revived the theory that President Barack Obama was born overseas and helped expose the depth to which the notion has taken rootóa New York Times poll Thursday found that a plurality of Republicans believe it. If you havenít been trolling the fever swamps of online conspiracy sites or opening those emails from Uncle Larry, you may well wonder: Where did this idea come from? Who started it? And is there a grain of truth there? The answer lies in Democratic, not Republican politics, and in the...
  • Inside the Six Weeks Donald Trump Was a Nonstop ĎBirtherí

    07/02/2016 9:17:50 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2, 2016 | ASHLEY PARKER and STEVE EDER
    In the birther movement, Mr. Trump recognized an opportunity to connect with the electorate over an issue many considered taboo: the discomfort, in some quarters of American society, with the election of the nationís first black president. He harnessed it for political gain, beginning his connection with the largely white Republican base that, in his 2016 campaign, helped clinch his partyís nomination. The more Mr. Trump questioned the legitimacy of Mr. Obamaís presidency, the better he performed in the early polls of the 2012 Republican field, springing from fifth place to a virtual tie for first. That frenzied period culminated...
  • The Definitive Birther Smackdown

    04/17/2016 5:57:25 PM PDT · by writer33 · 163 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/16/16 | Steve Deace
    There are several resident status classifications in the United States: natural born citizen, naturalized citizen, diplomatic immunity, temporary resident (on a visa), lawful permanent resident (green card holder), and illegal alien. Ted Cruz isn't the child of diplomats, and he was never naturalized as a citizen. So either he is an illegal alien or a natural born citizen. There is no middle ground. If you don't believe he is a natural born citizen, then you believe there is an illegal alien serving in the U.S. Senate. There is no middle ground. You should immediately call for his deportation. The Constitution...
  • N.J. judge hears challenges to Cruz eligibility

    04/11/2016 12:20:43 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 401 replies ^ | Maddie Hanna
    A New Jersey administrative law judge on Monday heard two challenges to GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz's eligibility to appear on the New Jersey ballot, based upon the Texas senator's birthplace in Canada. The judge, Jeff Masin, didn't decide the challenges to Cruz's eligibility to appear on the June 7 primary ballot, but said he would issue a decision Tuesday. The decision is expected to be reviewed by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who is New Jersey's secretary of state. One of the challenges was brought by three South Jersey citizens, and the other by a law professor who lives in...

    03/22/2016 8:24:36 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 190 replies
  • What if it is made public that Obama WAS born in Kenya?

    03/10/2016 5:56:47 AM PST · by Rumplemeyer · 372 replies
    What if, it is found that President Obama was born in Kenya, and did not meet the requirements to hold the office of POUS, how would that effect the legislation he put into place and the executive orders, court appointments, in other word everything he has done? Everyone thoughts and opinions.
  • Judge dismisses attempt to kick Ted Cruz off New York ballot

    03/07/2016 6:15:57 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 64 replies
    cnn ^ | 3-7-2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    <p>A New York judge has dismissed a petition that claimed Ted Cruz was not eligible to run for President of the United States because he is not a "natural born citizen."</p> <p>Judge David A. Weinstein's ruling was procedural, stating that the petitioners, Barry Korman and William Gallo, failed to submit timely objections, which stripped the court of jurisdiction over the petition. His ruling did not consider the actual merits of whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, qualified as a natural-born citizen in this year's presidential election.</p>
  • Ted Cruz, facing suits on Canadian birth, lawyers up

    03/03/2016 10:05:54 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 154 replies ^ | March 1, 2016 | MARIA RECIO
    WASHINGTON Ted Cruz, tagged as "Canadian" by a needling Donald Trump since the GOP race tightened in January, rejects any idea of being ineligible to be U.S. president. While Trump hasn't followed up on his threat to sue Calgary-born Cruz over what he says is the Texas senator not meeting the constitutional requirement of being a "natural-born citizen," plenty of other people have. Trump has warned that Democrats will disrupt the electoral process by suing if Cruz is the nominee. And that's caused Cruz a bit of trouble. He has had to lawyer up to fight the more than half-dozen...
  • Maine Gov. LePage, my Canadian-born daughters "had to be naturalized, they couldn't be natural"

    Governor LePage "I also have two daughters born in Canada, and they had to be naturalized, they couldn't be natural." Howie Carr: "Really? You don't think your daughters could run for President?" Governor LePage: "They can't. I know they can't. I've already looked into it." Audio at link
  • Trump Backer LePage: Cruz Is Ineligible To Be President Because So Are My Daughters

    03/02/2016 7:26:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 200 replies ^ | Christopher Massie
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who endorsed Donald Trump for president last Friday, claimed on Wednesday that Ted Cruz, like his Canadian-born daughters, is ineligible to be the president. Asked on The Howie Carr Show why he endorsed Trump over Ted Cruz, LePage replied, ďVery simple. Itís very simple. I am the most conservative governor that there is. Heís a first time senator. Heís not ready. Number one. Number two is I also have two daughters who were born in Canada. They had to be naturalized. They couldnít be natural. And so, I have a question there.Ē
  • NY Judge To Decide If Ted Cruz Is American

    02/29/2016 3:59:25 PM PST · by drewh · 263 replies
    Metro New York ^ | Today 1:07 pm | JASON NUCKOLLS
    A New York judge will hear arguments on Tuesday in a lawsuit that challenges Republican Sen. Ted Cruzís ability to run for president given that he was born in Canada. State Supreme Court Justice David Weinstein will hear the claim of two men who contend that Cruz is not a citizen of the U.S. and is therefore ineligible to run for president, NBC has reported. Cruz was born in Alberta, Canada. Barry Korman and William Gallo will argue that despite Cruzís mother being an American, the senator is not a citizen because such status cannot be passed from parent to...
  • Bad news for Ted Cruz: his eligibility for president is going to court

    02/19/2016 6:36:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 336 replies
    Vox ^ | 02/18/16 | Dara Lind and Jeff Stein
    The problem: the meaning of "natural-born citizen" Here is what the Constitution says about who can be president: 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; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. The problem is the Constitution doesn't define "natural born Citizen." Neither does any current law. And no one has...
  • Illinois judge agrees to hear lawsuit filed against Ted Cruz stating he should NOT be eligible (tr)

    The question of whether or not Ted Cruz can serve as president of the United States is heading to court. A judge has agreed to hear a lawsuit filed against the presidential hopeful by Illinois voter Lawrence Joyce. CNN reports that the case will be heard in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago on Friday in response to Joyce's claim that Cruz should not appear on the ballot for next month's Illinois primary because he was born in Canada. Cruz has stated before that he is an American citizen despite being born in Canada and having a Cuban father because...
  • New Yorkers sue to boot Ted Cruz from ballot because he was born in Canada

    02/18/2016 8:01:39 PM PST · by Mariner · 79 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 18th, 2016 | By Julia Marsh and Carl Campanile
    Two New York voters are suing the state‚Äôs Board of Elections to have Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz booted from the ballot over questions about his citizenship. The issue has been trumpeted by Cruz‚Äôs foe, Donald Trump, though the pair who are suing say they are not aligned with the billionaire businessman. ‚ÄúNotwithstanding the bluster of Mr. Trump ‚Ķ my issue is there is a constitutional problem that has arisen, and it has to be addressed,‚ÄĚ said Manhasset, LI, resident William Gallo, who filed the lawsuit with Manhattanite Barry Korman. The pair cites an article of the US Constitution that...
  • New Yorkers seek court order to keep Cruz off the ballot in state Republican presidential primaries

    02/18/2016 2:38:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 18, 2016 | Barbara Ross
    Donald Trump's threatened to sue Ted Cruz to keep him off the ballot because of his Canadian roots -- but two New Yorkers have beat him to the punch. The pair filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday asking the court to order Cruz off the ballot in the the New York State Republican Presidential primaries, arguing he's ineligible to run because he was born in Canada. Cruz has insisted that he is qualified to be President because any child born abroad to an American citizen gets American citizenship automatically. When Cruz was born in Canada in 1970, his mother...
  • Ted Cruz must recuse himself on Scalia replacement (Guess why?)

    02/15/2016 2:29:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | February 15, 2016 | Professor Steven Lubet
    Despite the objections of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Obama has announced his intention to submit a nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. And despite Donald Trump's call for "delay, delay, delay," the Senate Judiciary Committee will almost certainly have to hold a hearing on Obama's eventual nominee. It would be one thing to vote against an individual, or even to stage a filibuster, but quite another to abdicate the Senate's constitutionally required "advice and consent" function by refusing to extend even the minimal courtesy of a committee hearing. That...
  • REPORT: Ted Cruz Entered US Illegally in 1974

    02/13/2016 9:12:01 AM PST · by Dana1960 · 614 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. a retired colonel with 29 years of experience in the US Army Reserve, argues that Senator Ted Cruz entered the United States illegally as a child in 1974. His parents failed to file a CRBA form which is required by US law. Ted’s parents did not fill out the required form until 1986.
  • Trump Backers File 'Birther' Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz

    02/12/2016 4:17:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | February 12, 2016 | Christina Wilkie
    Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the eligibility of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) to run for president. The suit, filed in federal court in Alabama, alleges that Cruz is not a "natural born citizen" of the United States, and should therefore be disqualified from seeking the office of president. Cruz was born in Canada in 1970 to an American mother. The plaintiffs, Sebastian Green, Shannon Duncan, Kathryn Spears, Kyle Spears and Jerry Parker, are all residents of Cullman County and supporters of Cruz's opponent, Donald Trump, according to
  • Trump supporters file 'birther' lawsuit against Cruz in federal court

    02/12/2016 11:22:56 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 297 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/12/2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Donald Trump supporters have filed a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of one of his primary rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), to run for president. The lawsuit, filed Feb. 3 at a district court in Alabama, seeks a judgment "declaring that Rafael Edward Cruz is ineligible to qualify/run/seek and be elected to the Office of the President of the United States of America" due to his Canadian birth. Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, to an American mother. The five plaintiffs ‚ÄĒ Sebastian Green, Shannon Duncan, Kathryn Spears, Kyle Spears and Jerry Parker ‚ÄĒ are all backing Trump in the Republican...
  • Cullman GOP quiet as locals file ‚Äėbirther‚Äô suit against Ted Cruz (Alabama)

    02/07/2016 5:49:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Cullman Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Benjamin Bullard
    The local GOP isn't choosing sides on whether U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is qualified to seek his party's presidential nomination -- at least, not right now. Why's that important? Because, according to a Friday report at, a handful of Cullman County residents has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Cruz, by virtue of his Canadian birth to a mother who is a U.S. citizen, is not a "natural born" U.S. citizen and is, therefore, not legally qualified to run for the presidency. The suit, a copy of which said it received Friday from the Drake Law Firm...
  • 9th Circuit Court Would Likely Keep Cruz Off Ballot

    02/05/2016 8:22:26 PM PST · by kathsua · 359 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | February 5th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Those who think Sen. Ted Cruz can be elected to a job he isn‚Äôt eligible for are ignoring the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. If Republicans make the mistake of nominating Cruz for President of the United States, Democrats in California and other states will challenge his eligibility. There‚Äôs at least a 90% probability the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco would rule him ineligible because he is a naturalized citizen rather than a ‚Äúnatural born citizen‚ÄĚ as required by the Constitution.