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In this photo provided by NBC television, Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, speaks Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington. The new House Majority leader said he believes Obama is a citizen and that most Americans are beyond that question. He refused to call people who question Obama's citizenship "crazy," saying it's not nice to call anyone crazy. (Associated Press/NBC, William B. Plowman)
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In this photo provided by NBC television, Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, speaks Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington. The new House Majority leader said he believes Obama is a citizen and that most Americans are beyond that question. He refused to call people who question Obama's citizenship "crazy," saying it's not nice to call anyone crazy. (Associated Press/NBC, William B. Plowman)

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