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Ariz. sheriff tries to revive Obama birth issue

Published: Wed, July 18, 2012 @ 1:27 p.m.

Ariz. sheriff tries to revive Obama birth issue

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff is trying to revive the old controversy over President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said at a news conference Tuesday that investigators working for him have concluded the document is not legitimate. Arizona’s Democratic Party immediately insisted Arpaio was trying to draw attention away from problems within his own agency.

A civil trial is set to begin Thursday in a lawsuit that accuses Arpaio’s office of racially profiling Latinos. The suit is a precursor to a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit that alleges a broader range of civil rights violations against Arpaio’s office.

So-called “birthers” maintain Obama is ineligible to be president because, they contend, he was born in Kenya. However, Hawaii officials have repeatedly verified Obama’s citizenship, and courts have rebuffed lawsuits over the issue.


1sonnype(106 comments)posted 4 years ago

Arpaio should worry more about crime in his county than about a birth certificate that has long been proven valid.Sheriff should direct his attention to the crime rate rather than to someting that is a dead issue except to those that wont accept reality.

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2300(573 comments)posted 4 years ago

He's just one of the last holdovers from his generation's flirt with fascism. Give it another 10-15 years, and all these WWII generations will be gone.

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3Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 4 years ago

To bad at one time this guy had some good ideas . Now he is just sounding Stupid and Rush/Becked . Sad to see him fall so low

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4borylie(950 comments)posted 4 years ago

Where there's smoke,there's fire. Better get ready to accept some bad news for you people that think Pres. Obama walks on water.

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5gizzym(20 comments)posted 4 years ago

The birth certificate in question was not noterized...it is not a birth certificate but a certificate of birth...anyone can type one of those up...WAKE UIP PEOPLE

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6nonchalant(12 comments)posted 4 years ago

The great migration continues. Before too long we will have an El Presidente speaking in broken English.

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