Arizona Officials Revisit Obama's Birth Certificate

Arizona officials are jumping back into the debunked controversy over President Barack Obama's birth certificate and his eligibility to hold office.

A legislative committee on Wednesday endorsed a proposal requiring presidential candidates to swear that they meet the qualifications to hold the nation's highest office.

And the Arizona secretary of state is expected to call for candidates to complete a new form asking eligibility questions, including whether they are natural-born U.S. citizens.

The controversy over the validity of Obama's birth certificate and eligibility -- started by what critics call the "birther movement" -- gained steam in Arizona last year when the Legislature passed a bill requiring presidential candidates to prove their citizenship before their names can appear on the state's ballot.

The proposal was vetoed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer.


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  • by blaker on Mar 22, 2012 at 07:39 PM
    What do you call someone who voted for Obama in 2008 but won't in 2012?.....a racist!
  • by joseph Location: 28560 on Mar 22, 2012 at 05:39 PM
    Dems will vote anything into gov.office without checking background records.Some don't have records.I am going to run my Billy Goat on Dem. ticket,I am sure he would win and do a better job.
  • by Mike Location: Greenville on Mar 22, 2012 at 06:35 AM
    OMG! Why are these people still kicking this dead horse! They are just wasting their resources on something that has already been resolved. Give it a rest!
  • by Anony on Mar 21, 2012 at 07:46 PM
    This is ridiculous all of you that are up here bashing him, um HELLO HE CAN'T RE-DO EVERYTHING BUSH DID in just 4 years!! He has done everything he said he was gonna do, such as finding OSAMA, getting more jobs out there! Decreasing the unemployment rate. Y'all praise the wrong ones, regardless of if he's black, white, orange, green, or red! He's doing the best he can, and i commend him for that. I bet a lot of you people weren't saying that when you bought those new cars! Yeah you worked for that money, but how did you get it? A job, where did that come from?? Um yeah President Obama! So sit down and let him do his job!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 04:40 PM
    I was just about to say something on the lines of what you did. All these people do is take and take of course they want obama
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      by Mike on Mar 22, 2012 at 06:37 AM in reply to
      These people? You need to do a little research and really see who is taking and taking!
  • by West of 95 Frank Location: Cary, where the smart people live! on Mar 21, 2012 at 08:07 AM
    All you racist, ignorant fools are the reason I left eastern North Carolina. Here are some suggestions -- put down the weed and the meth, and go buy yourself some new teeth. Then, go get your GED. Find a JOB, and move out of your mom's basement.
    • reply
      by Anony on Mar 21, 2012 at 07:48 PM in reply to West of 95 Frank
      I completely agree with you!!
    • reply
      by blake on Mar 22, 2012 at 07:35 PM in reply to West of 95 Frank
      is that what your family asked you to do?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 at 03:35 PM
    You Tube:::"Obama's Cloak of Secrecy Coming Unraveled", look at this.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 at 04:35 AM
    Why can't you Obama lovers see that there is something wrong here!! It took forever for him to produce a fake birth certificate,,his past is shrouded in secrecy. He has done nothing good for our country. He made an apology for burning quran bibles, why?? He claims he killed Osmana,,,how do we know this for sure? Where is the proof? You Obama lovers keep coming up with numbers and figures about his great work as president,,,anybody can manipulate numbers and figures! What is wrong with you Obama lovers? Forget that he is Black,, try looking at the Big picture here!!! Stop being ignorant!!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM in reply to
      I didn't know forever was about two weeks into his run for President?
      • reply
        by Wrong on Mar 20, 2012 at 05:14 PM in reply to
        Try about 2 and 1/2 years into his presidency!
    • reply
      by Lavon on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM in reply to
      Are you one of those birther thingies?
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      by Idiot alert! on Mar 19, 2012 at 01:08 PM in reply to
      Who is the ignorant one here? After reading your post, it clearly is you. The 'birther' movement has done nothing but make republicans look like spoiled little losers. Your comments surrounding Osama, and insinuating he is still alive, is just plain ignorant. No wonder the republican party is such a mess. Good luck with that.
  • by bet Location: grifton on Mar 18, 2012 at 11:42 PM
    obama could not even spell UNITED STATES UNTIL HE WAS ABOUT 19 YEARS OLD
    • reply
      by Lavon on Mar 19, 2012 at 04:06 AM in reply to bet
      I bet he can spell President Of The United States. LOL!! How about you?
      • reply
        by Confused on Mar 19, 2012 at 07:00 AM in reply to Lavon
        There are 2 Lavons on here, one hates Obama and one is in love with him . Do you have a split personality Lavon?
  • by John Freiheit Location: Irvine, CA on Mar 18, 2012 at 11:23 PM
    This is NOT debunked ! The only article anyone can point to is the Snopes.Com article (and the Carbon Copy FactCheck.org article). The Snopes article is a joke ! Snopes is run by a liberal / Democrat husband and wife team who are BLOGGERS ! Not investigators ! And the only expert quoted in the article (Jean Claude Tremblay of Canada) has since said publicly that he was mis-quoted and he in NO WAY certifies the document as real ! The entire nation is simply to fall in line because the Husband & Wife team at Snopes says we should take their word for it ? Sorry but it is far from debunked and there is overwhelming evidence that the document IS a forgery. The headline is a mis-leading LIE !
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      by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:16 PM in reply to John Freiheit
      Like what exactly? And if we're going to do this for Obama, we should go back and do it for every President in the history of the Unitd States. If we cannot find a valid birth certificate then everything they ever implemented should be cast out.
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