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Opinion: After Romney's Despicable Birther Joke, Is Mormonism Fair Game?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

"A reporter asked me this week what kind of underwear I prefer. I wear Fruit of the Loom boxers. I’m not sure what kind of underwear Mr. Romney wears."

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Follow Friday: Facebook IPO, Trayvon Martin, Violence Against Women Act

Friday, May 18, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week's panel includes Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist, Jeff Yang, columnist for the Wall Street Journal and blogger for WNYC's It's a Free Country, and Farai Chideya, journalist and fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics. They'll cover Facebook’s step into public life, developments in the Senate and House showdown over the Violence Against Women Act, and new developments in the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Conspiracy Theories and American Politics

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Yesterday, President Obama tried to dissuade Americans from getting distracted over whether he’s an American citizen. Then reality TV star and presidential hopeful Donald Trump quickly took credit for Obama’s move to release his long form birth certificate. Now Trump is flirting with the idea of prolonging the issue with concerns over the certificate’s authenticity and concerns over whether Obama should open up his academic records from his undergraduate work at Occidental College. Is the birther issue over?  And how do conspiracy theories like these become full blown political issues?

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Former Senator Bayh Says Political Parties More Alienated Than Ever

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I think will happen is with that looming deadline, both sides will stake out positions that are in substantial disagreement, there will be a long political tussle about it, we'll tiptoe right up to the precipice, look over the precipice and decide we don't want to jump over.

Evan Bayh, former Senator of Indiana and Fox News contributor, on the upcoming Congressional battle on extending the federal debt ceiling.

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Essay: Obama vs. 'Birther' Trump? Advantage, The Donald

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I still want Donald Trump off the national stage, and he's a ridiculous person to represent any conservative opinion, but anyone who doesn't agree that Trump won today is not paying attention.

-Karol Markowicz, on President Obama's remarks about the origin of his birth certificate.

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Are 'Birthers' Bad for the Republican Party?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Forty-five percent of Republicans still believe Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States, even though there's no question to the veracity of his citizenship. Thanks in particular to potential GOP 2012 presidential candidate Donald Trump, the "birther" issue has resurfaced. As the Republican party gears up for the 2012 presidential election — and as a number of states legislatures consider their own "birther" bills — how will this issue play for potential Republican candidates?

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Birther Trump: The Latest in a NYC Political Tradition

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wanting to run for president on the Republican ticket and bringing up the dead-as-a-doornail story of Obama's birth certificate as his signature issue? This I cannot abide.
       - Karol Markowicz on Donald Trump's affiliation with the birther movement
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