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Court rejects Obama citizenship challenge by GOP Senate candidate

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 03:14 a.m. HST, Oct 19, 2013

President Barack Obama spoke at the White House yesterday about his decision to release a copy of his birth certificate issued by the state of Hawaii in an effort to quell doubts about his birthplace. "We've got enormous challenges ahead of us. We're not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers," the president said.

MONTPELIER, Vt. >> The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected a claim by a former Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Vermont that President Barack Obama's name should not have been placed on last year's Vermont ballot because he is not a "natural-born citizen" of the United States.

H. Brooke Paige had made the claim based on what he said were legal treatises and other writings from around the time of the U.S. Constitution. Obama is a U.S. citizen by virtue of his birth in Hawaii. His father, Barack Obama Sr., was born in Kenya.

Paige, who lost in last year's Republican U.S. Senate primary, sought a court order barring Secretary of State Jim Condos from putting Obama's name on the ballot.

He lost in the Superior Court and now at the state Supreme Court.

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NanakuliBoss wrote:
These freaking loonies need to get a grip. This is the worst racial attack on any President of the USA. If he was really a dictator like these fox loonies say, the streets would be swimming in heads. God Bless our President! God Bless America.
on October 19,2013 | 03:25AM
hanalei395 wrote:
This whacko speaks for ALL frustrated Republicans.
on October 19,2013 | 06:47AM
false wrote:
hanalei395: Why are all the republicans frustrated? Is it because they didn't win anything? Is it because Obamacare has not crumbled? I would think that majority of Americans are more frustrated with the Republicans for acting like idiots and speaking like idiots, such as idiot Ted Cruz.
on October 19,2013 | 08:27AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Democrats? "Frustrated"? .... because the Republicans are acting like idiots? ... Of course not.
on October 19,2013 | 09:35AM
thepartyfirst wrote:
The streets are swimming with airheads lead by the corrupt bias one sided media and public school graduates institutionalized by the unions.
on October 19,2013 | 08:38AM
honopic wrote:
What party first - National Socialist? I'm guessing you didn't graduate from public school or private, since you don't know the difference between "lead" and "led." Probably couldn't get a job, either - union or oherwise. Unlesst the job description includes learning how to saw "Do you want fries with that?"
on October 19,2013 | 09:15AM
So we're calling the Kettle black are we honopic?
on October 19,2013 | 09:31AM
loveneverfails wrote:
honopic: if you're going to criticize someone for their spelling, make sure your own p's and q's are in order before your submit your comment.
on October 19,2013 | 08:29PM
EducatedLocalBoy wrote:
thepartyfirst, it's funny that you make fun of public school educated people when you spelled the word "led" as "lead." It is unclear whether you misspelled it because you mistook the noun lead (see the periodic table) with the verb led, or mistook the tense -- lead, which is in the present tense, with led, which is in the past tense. I am a Hawaii public school graduate from kindergarten through my bachelor's degree from UH Manoa (I went to private school for the first time when I attended a private mainland university for my graduate degree) and I'm proud of being a product of the Hawaii public school system!
on October 19,2013 | 05:41PM
thepartyfirst wrote:
Are you a follow like sheep Hawaii Democrat voter?
on October 19,2013 | 10:41PM
pcman wrote:
Question n my mind is not whether he is a US citizen but whether he applied for college and law school as a foreign student. If Obama has nothing to hide, why does he not have the colleges release the information in his applications?
on October 19,2013 | 09:09AM
thepartyfirst wrote:
On his Columbia University application, he put down that he was a foreigner.
on October 19,2013 | 09:24AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Hey, liar, that's news to the Birthers. Let them know about it.
on October 19,2013 | 10:20AM
thepartyfirst wrote:
Obama is tougher on Republicans than on extreme Islamist terrorist.
on October 19,2013 | 10:53AM
hanalei395 wrote:
In other words ..... "tougher on Republicans than Osama bin Laden".
on October 19,2013 | 11:02AM
EducatedLocalBoy wrote:
hanalei395, good point about President Obama being the President who brought justice to the terrorist bin Laden. Bush had about 7 yrs and he did nothing to brong bin Laden to justice. Could it be that junior Bush laid off Osama bin Laden because Bush's daddy, senior Bush, was up to his eyeballs in business making tons of money off the bin Laden family?
on October 19,2013 | 05:53PM
loveneverfails wrote:
thepartyfirst: B.S.!
on October 19,2013 | 08:31PM
bleedgreen wrote:
Loonies = Republicans
on October 19,2013 | 03:29AM
kailua000 wrote:
Im not an Obama fan at all. But enough is enough. People need to get a grip. Its bad enough the republican representatives (a party which I am a member of) are a bunch of idiots falling apart, but to keep up this charade is ridiculous. Still it will never turn me into a left wing liberal.
on October 19,2013 | 04:23AM
kahuku01 wrote:
kailua000: We all know that the GOP party are a bunch of idiots especially when a member of that party, through his admission claims them to be. I would disown these idiots and claim never turn into a left wing liberal, so why not be an Independent as I am. It's quite easy to make your own decisions by not listening to those idiots or left wing liberals and choosing the right person or issue regardless of what party they represent. Take for example, Ted Cruz is an idiot, wanting all the attention from the media and yet as idiot, doesn't take any responsibility for the shutdown and blames everything on Obama. People in Texas need to get this idiot out of office.
on October 19,2013 | 07:56AM
thepartyfirst wrote:
The media wants you to believe that Ted Cruz is an idiot. Don't be a stooge for them. Anybody on the Right with a different opinion and is a rising star for the Right, the media immediately begins to discredit and destroy. The Left is afraid of anybody using their own brains and decide for themselves who is worthy of office or service in an elected capacity. More and more the media is unqualified when reporting issues of political nature.
on October 19,2013 | 09:44AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Hopefully, the Birthers will never give up their "demands".
on October 19,2013 | 07:59AM
HD36 wrote:
It really doesn't matter at this point in his second term. At the other extreme, you have right wingers that cry racisism if you point out how much the national debt has gone up under Obama, or how many new laws restricting liberty have gone up under Obama.
on October 19,2013 | 06:11AM
honupono wrote:
crazy republicans. How stupid does he look? Racist and hateful.
on October 19,2013 | 08:11AM
DABLACK wrote:
ALL and that means ALL of his records made public will cut all the BS out. Whats so hard ab out that ?? GW wasn't harmed by his college grades !! The first (3) numbers of POTUS' SSN should be the same as ours !!
on October 19,2013 | 08:15AM
llpof wrote:
Really an embarrassment to the GOP. But some folks will never be persuaded. At least there is some comic relief in politics.
on October 19,2013 | 08:17AM
808Cindy wrote:
Racial its all Racial !!!!! It just feels all RACIAL ... because their reasons against Obama, just does NOT make any sense! These States whose elected Congressmen were against the Affordable Care Act are supporting the wrong kind of Governance.
on October 19,2013 | 08:53AM
Bdpapa wrote:
I hope its not racial but lets leave that out of the picture.
on October 19,2013 | 10:03AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Here we go again. I was born a day before Barry and do not recall seeing him at Kapiolani hospital so there may be some truth to this. You all need to move on with your lives and get over the fact that he is President. Continue to read and believe the supermarket hot sheets....MIB
on October 19,2013 | 09:23AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Oh man stop it already! He's not my favorite but this is ridiculous.
on October 19,2013 | 10:02AM
AndrewWalden wrote:
This nothing event by a nobody is a story because it manipulates you to support Obama.
on October 19,2013 | 10:25AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Not a nobody. He is somebody in the Republican Party.
on October 19,2013 | 11:11AM
hawaiikone wrote:
The birther ship has sailed. We have far bigger issues way beyond Obama's ability to handle, and everytime another nutcase brings up his citizenship it only takes focus away from them.
on October 19,2013 | 12:26PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Donald Trump ....Still a Birther.
on October 19,2013 | 01:00PM
HD36 wrote:
Yet some how it always makes its way into the headlines distracting everyone. By the time the big issues hit, it'll be too late to prepare.
on October 19,2013 | 01:04PM
EwaWarrior wrote:
It's guys like this bozo who give Republicans a bad name.
on October 19,2013 | 04:35PM
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