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Controversial Arizona sheriff endorses, campaigns with Perry

By Marcos Restrepo | 11.29.11 | 11:01 am

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, who has been called “weak” by immigration-enforcement supporters, has picked up the support of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, notorious for his immigration-detention measures and his birther conspiracy theories.

The Phoenix New Times reports:

According to multiple national news outlets, Arpaio


VIDEO: Joe Arpaio heckled at a Tea Party event

By Marcos Restrepo | 11.14.11 | 1:45 pm

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona — known for his controversial immigration enforcement measures and his birther conspiracy theories — was heckled Saturday as he spoke at “Choose Liberty,” an event organized by the Eastern Orlando Tea Party and Americans for Prosperity.

Birther sheriff Arpaio a guest speaker at Florida tea party event in Orlando

By Marcos Restrepo | 11.03.11 | 5:48 pm

Birther conspiracy theorist Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona will be a featured speaker at Choose Liberty, an event organized by the Eastern Orlando Tea Party and Americans for Prosperity.

Spanish-language media closely tracking Republicans, tea party on immigration

By Marcos Restrepo | 10.03.11 | 1:10 pm

On Sunday, GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul appeared on Al Punto, a Spanish-language TV news show, saying he doesn’t need a different message for Hispanic voters.

‘Texas DREAM Act’ had support from Perry, nearly every other lawmaker in the state

Opposition to federal DREAM Act complicates Perry's immigration stance
By Teddy Wilson | 09.28.11 | 2:07 pm

In an August 2001 speech given during a border summit, Gov. Rick Perry delivered a stirring endorsement of a law that passed through the Texas Legislature earlier that year with bipartisan support:

A birther and a semi-naked chickenman: Meet Bachmann’s Iowa endorsements

By Andy Birkey | 09.27.11 | 12:43 pm

Michele Bachmann’s legislative endorsements in Iowa are quite the mixed bag: A state senator who served jail time for selling pot; a former mayor who allegedly stalked his ex-girlfriend until the police intervened; a state senator who can claim to be the first to show Focus on the Family videos More…

PPP: Perry rides tea party, anti-science wave to front of pack in Iowa

By Lynda Waddington | 08.23.11 | 4:55 pm

Less than two weeks after U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann claimed gold in the Ames Straw Poll, there appears to be movement in the Republican field in the Hawkeye State.

WorldNetDaily, Obama campaign cash-in on birther industry

By John Tomasic | 05.19.11 | 12:39 pm

Righty activist author Jerome Corsi’s latest anti-Obama book, “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” is climbing the ranks at Amazon. It’s now reportedly number 22 with a bullet. The Obama reelection campaign is using news of the book release to fundraise. WorldNetDaily, internet birther headquarters and also publisher of Corsi’s book, More…

Bachmann’s friendship with anti-gay DJ highlighted

By Scot Kersgaard | 05.17.11 | 11:44 am

Because you just can’t make this stuff up: Tea Party darling and will-she-or-won’t-she presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann is pals with anti-gay crusader and hair-metal-music DJ talk show host Bradlee Dean.

She’s been on his show, has raised money for his “ministry” and now is scheduled to appear with him in More…

Terry ‘Col Birther’ Lakin is coming home, political spectacle likely to follow

By John Tomasic | 05.13.11 | 6:32 pm

He is the medal-winning former Army doctor from Greeley who became a hero to “birther” conspiracy theorists like Denver radio talker Peter Boyles when he refused to deploy to Afghanistan, demanding to see his commander-in-chief’s birth certificate. Lakin didn’t get to see any birth certificate. He was court martialed, More…