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September 17, 2016 2:42 PM Trump may want the birther issue to go away, but it will always be part of his history

Donald Trump has prided himself on having unerring instincts and a flair for showmanship, attributes that helped dispatch his Republican rivals in the primaries and that he hopes will land him in the White House in January. His handling of the birther issue — past and present — says just the opposite. Trump’s performance Friday was a hurried and defensive 26

September 17, 2016 1:51 PM After Trump’s reversal, prominent birthers want to move on

A few hours after Donald Trump's announcement that he had renounced "birtherism," Andy Martin was pleased with how it went. "He handled it as well as he could," said Martin, a lawyer, writer, and frequent candidate who began asking questions about Barack Obama's birth certificate in 2004. "His supporters don't really care about the issue any more, but the Democrats 28

September 17, 2016 12:48 AM Hunter-Reay has been on roller-coaster of emotions this week

Ryan Hunter-Reay said this week has been a full range of emotions with the birth of his third son only hours before his father-in-law was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. The former Indianapolis 500 winner is married to Beccy Gordon, and the couple welcomed son, Rhodes Maverick Hunter-Reay, on Wednesday. Not long after, they learned former racer 37

September 17, 2016 12:25 AM The Latest: Trump says US obliged to help oppressed people

Donald Trump says the United States has a broader obligation to stand with oppressed people — a comment that seems at odds with his “America first” mantra. Trump said at a rally in Miami Friday that the people of Venezuela “are yearning to be free” and “yearning for help.” He says, “the next president of the United States must stand in solidarity with all people 32

September 16, 2016 9:41 PM Trump: Never wrong, never sorry, never responsible

What makes Donald Trump such a singular figure — in modern politics, and perhaps ever — is his refusal to take ownership of the outrageous things he has said and done. It is the essence of his leadership style, the defiance that exasperates his foes and makes his supporters love him all the more. The one thing that is consistent about him is inconsistency 20

September 16, 2016 7:57 PM No, Clinton didn't start the birther thing. This guy did

Despite what Trump says, the 2008 Clinton campaign and the candidate herself never trafficked in the rumors. After years of denying the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s presidency, it was only in the midst of his own presidential campaign that Donald Trump began falsely claiming Hillary Clinton was the true progenitor of the “birther” conspiracy theory claiming 29

September 16, 2016 7:10 PM Trump admits Obama was born in U.S., but falsely blames Clinton for starting rumors

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday acknowledged for the first time that President Obama was born in the United States, ending his long history of stoking unfounded doubts about the nation’s first African-American president but also seeking to falsely blame Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for starting the rumors. "Hillary Clinton 32

September 16, 2016 3:35 PM Donald Trump Retreats From Obama ‘Birther’ Theory

WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump publicly retreated from his “birther” campaign on Friday, acknowledging that President Obama was born in the United States and saying that he wanted to move on from the conspiracy theory that he has been clinging to for years. Marking a sharp reversal from his previous position, Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee 72 12

September 16, 2016 2:10 PM Clinton: Trump owes apology to Obama, Americans over birther claims

No matter what Donald Trump says now, the Republican nominee will not be able to undo what he has already wrought by questioning President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship, Hillary Clinton said Friday. And he owes both Obama and the American people an apology, she added. "For five years, he has led the birther movement to delegitimize our first black 19

September 16, 2016 5:37 AM Donald Trump Again Plays Birther Card; Then Has Spokesman Take It Back

The Republican presidential candidate continues with what, to put it in his own words, has been ‘one of the greatest cons in the history of politics and beyond.’ As of 10:17 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, Donald Trump is still a birther. Birtherism—that is, questioning whether President Obama was born in the United States of America, a question reserved 37