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Bachmann refuses to say Obama is a citizen

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In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Thursday, tea party-favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) declined to say if she believed President Barack Obama was a US citizen or a Christian.

“A sizable number of GOP primary voters are questioning President Obama’s faith and citizenship,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos noted. “Can you state very clearly that President Obama is a Christian and he is a citizen of the United States?”

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“Well, that isn’t for me to state. That’s for the president to state,” Bachmann said.

“Do you believe it?” Stephanopoulos pressed.

The Minnesota congresswoman continued to dodge the question.

“When the president makes his statements, I think they need to stand for their own,” she said.

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“You can’t just sit there and declare the president’s a citizen and he is a Christian?” the ABC host asked again.

“You know, what I focus on today, George, is today is the two-year anniversary of the stimulus program, where we spent $1 trillion to make sure that unemployment wouldn’t go above 8 percent,” she replied.

This video is from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast Feb. 17, 2011.

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Pence knew about and actually participated in Trump’s apparent Ukraine extortion plot: report

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Vice President Mike Pence is seemingly complicit in President Donald Trump's apparent extortion and bribery plot, based on the transcript of a press conference the VP held in Poland on September 2. At issue is a whistleblower's complaint that the White House refuses to release. It is believed it says Trump repeatedly threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine until, or in exchange for, that country digging up and handing over dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. There is no evidence any dirt was found or even exists.

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USA mystified by ’15 Donald Trumps’ jibe at Rugby World Cup

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USA coach Gary Gold said he was mystified by a comment from England's Eddie Jones that the Eagles would play like "15 Donald Trumps" when they meet at the Rugby World Cup.

"I've absolutely no idea what he means by that," Gold said, ahead of Thursday's game in Kobe.

"We're just a team that's really got to focus on our own processes at the moment. We've got to worry about what we do when we get onto the rugby field.

"At this stage, with all due respect, we're not a good enough rugby team to be making comments or answers to questions like that. I don't know what it means."

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‘Absolutely disgusting’: Trump slammed for trolling Greta Thunberg climate speech

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US President Donald Trump stirred up fresh outrage on social media Monday with a tweet mocking an impassioned speech made by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg at the UN climate summit in New York.

Her voice shaking with emotion in an address that was the defining moment of the summit, Thunberg accused world leaders of betraying her generation by failing to act on rising emissions, repeating the words "how dare you" four times.

"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, and yet I'm one of the lucky ones," she said. "People are suffering. People are dying."

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