October 24th, 2012
01:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Trump's new charity drive

(CNN) – In a much-hyped announcement, real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump pulled yet another flashy move on Wednesday offering a monetary incentive in exchange for private information from President Barack Obama's past.

Trump, in a stunt designed to draw media attention and set afire the conservative blogosphere, said he would donate $5 million to charity if the president released his college records and passport applications.
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Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • Donald Trump • President Obama
Obama to appear on Kansas ballot after 'birther' challenge dropped
September 17th, 2012
03:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to appear on Kansas ballot after 'birther' challenge dropped

(CNN) – Efforts to keep President Barack Obama's name off of the Kansas presidential ballot were halted Monday when a state board ended its probe over questions about the president's place of birth, the Kansas Secretary of State's office confirmed.

The all-Republican board made its decision after the person leading the objection, Manhattan, Kansas resident Joe Montgomery, dropped his challenge on Friday saying he had received threatening phone calls.
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Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • Kansas • President Obama
BLITZER’S BLOG: New Details on Obama’s Hawaii Birth
June 18th, 2012
02:48 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: New Details on Obama’s Hawaii Birth

(CNN) – For some of the so-called birthers out there, there’s probably nothing that will convince them that President Obama was actually born in Hawaii.

But for those who might still have even a little bit of an open mind, they should read David Maraniss’ new book on the president, “Barack Obama: The Story.” Maraniss provides new details of Obama’s birth, including a contemporaneous letter referring to the birth of a baby to a Caucasian mother and an African father.

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Filed under: Birthers • President Obama
May 30th, 2012
08:47 AM ET
May 29th, 2012
05:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Blitzer and Trump go at it over Trump's 'birther' claims

(CNN) - Donald Trump did not back down Tuesday from his questioning of President Barack Obama's birthplace, instead arguing heatedly with CNN's Wolf Blitzer that "a lot of people do not think it was an authentic certificate," though he declined to offer names of experts who agree with him.

The issue of Obama's birth - litigated in the 2008 presidential campaign, then settled when the Obama White House released the longform version of the certificate in April 2011 - is being brought to the fore in no small part by Trump, who is also set to fundraise alongside presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney Tuesday evening.
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Trump sticks with 'birther' argument, Romney sticks with Trump
May 29th, 2012
02:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Trump sticks with 'birther' argument, Romney sticks with Trump

(CNN) - Donald Trump did not back down on Tuesday from his questioning of President Barack Obama's birthplace, which, paired with the Obama campaign highlighting Trump's remarks, served to keep the issue alive on the day he is to fund-raise alongside presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

"I've never really changed. Nothing's changed my mind," he said on CNBC of his skepticism toward Obama's birthplace.
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Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney • Nevada • TV-The Situation Room
Obama campaign: Why doesn't Romney push back against Trump ‘birther’ questions?
Mitt Romney, the likely GOP presidential nominee, arrives Tuesday in Las Vegas, where he will attend a fund-raiser hosted by Donald Trump. Trump's plane stands in the background.
May 29th, 2012
06:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign: Why doesn't Romney push back against Trump ‘birther’ questions?

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's campaign is highlighting what they call Mitt Romney's "refusal" to condemn Donald Trump's continued highlighting of the "birther" conspiracy.

The release of a new video by the president's re-election team Tuesday morning comes a few hours after Romney appeared to downplay Trump's comments, and a few hours before Romney teams up with Trump at the business magnate and reality TV star's hotel in Las Vegas for a fundraiser for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
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Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Romney doesn’t back away from ‘birther’ Trump
May 28th, 2012
09:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney doesn’t back away from ‘birther’ Trump

(CNN) – Mitt Romney said Monday he wasn’t concerned about Donald Trump’s commitment to the “birther” conspiracy, one day before the GOP presidential candidate hosts a fund-raiser alongside the celebrity business magnate.

Asked on his charter plane whether Trump’s questioning of President Barack Obama’s birthplace gave him pause, Romney simply said he was grateful for all his supporters.
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Romney campaign sticks with Trump, despite birther comments
May 26th, 2012
10:33 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney campaign sticks with Trump, despite birther comments

(CNN) – Donald Trump, whose penchant for questioning President Barack Obama's place of birth showed no signs of abating Friday, is helping presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney raise money. Isn't such close proximity to the "birther" conspiracy embarrassing for a candidate who's serious about becoming the next president?

That was the question posed by CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger to Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney
Arizona secretary of state closes Obama birth certificate matter
May 23rd, 2012
02:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Arizona secretary of state closes Obama birth certificate matter

(CNN) - Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett wrote in a statement Wednesday his office had received the necessary information about President Barack Obama's birth certificate to put the matter to rest.

"Late yesterday, our office received the 'verification in-lieu of certified copy' from officials within the Hawaii Department of Health that we requested in March," Bennett wrote. "They have officially confirmed that the information in the copy of the Certificate of Live Birth for the President matches the original record in their files."
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