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Court Reaches Decision On Birther Lawsuit

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — The so-called birther movement was dealt another legal blow Thursday when a federal appeals court tossed out a lawsuit challengi...

Trump Demands Obama's Placenta

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.03.2012 | Comedy
Paul Abrams

TV talk show host Donald Trump said that President Obama's birth certificate was insufficient proof he was born in America. "Anyone can invent a long form", said Trump. "It is just a piece of paper. We Americans need his placenta".

The Rebirth of Birtherism! Perry & Trump's Unracist Thinking

Katie Halper | Posted 12.28.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Birthers are marginalized as racists. But when it comes to Perry and Trump, race-card dealers are barking up the wrong tree. Just ask Donald Trump, who is keenly aware of his excellent rapport with black people.

Jon Ward

Perry: 'I May Get To Be A Good Debater' | Jon Ward | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- Rick Perry said Friday that he does not regret keeping the birther issue alive and soft-pedaled reports that he will skip future Repu...

Friday Talking Points [168] -- Zombie Attack!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now all Americans can breathe a huge sigh of relief because the Centers for Disease Control just posted instructions so we can all adequately prepare for "Zombie Armageddon."

Donald Trump's Not Running; But Trumpism Still Is

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Cliff Schecter

Trump may have just "dropped out" of the Presidential race, but who he is and what he represents in our culture is as important as ever.

Obama's Kindergarten Paintings Found!

Katie Halper | Posted 07.05.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

2011-05-05-elephant.jpgHow could Obama make such a realistic looking elephant you ask? It's easy when you're raised surrounded by them... in Kenya.

Copy Of Obama Birth Certificate Signed By Trump, Auctioned For Charity

Sarah Granger | Posted 07.03.2011 | Impact
Sarah Granger

Katie Jacobs Stanton didn't get a job at the White House by being shy. So when the opportunity to meet Donald Trump came up, she hatched a plan: to get his autograph on a copy of Obama's birth certificate.

Jason Linkins

What's Next For The Birthers? (Basically, More Birtherism) | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, President Barack Obama allowed the world to see his "long-form birth certificate," proving something that was already widely known, but not...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Mocks Media's Reaction To Obama Birth Certificate

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 06.28.2011 | Comedy

Now that President Obama has released his long-form birth certificate, it looks like the "Birther" movement Jon Stewart has been mocking since its inc...

PICTURE: Obama's Birth Certificate Through The Eyes Of A Birther

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.27.2011 | Comedy

The White House released President Obama's long form birth certificate to much fanfare, claiming that the media's attention on people like Donald Trum...

Jason Linkins

CNN's Ed Henry Asks Jay Carney Birther Questions 1 Day After CNN Broadcasts 'Definitive Investigation' Of The Matter | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney had to address the mind-numbing birther issue, because Franklin Graham had spit some birther nonsens...

Jan Brewer Issues Warning To Republicans On Birther Issue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says the so-called "birther" issue is a potentially destructive issue for the country. Brewer was interview...

Fox To Help Promote Discredited Author's Birther Book

Media Matters for America | Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

Their latest - and probably biggest - cash grab is noted liar Jerome Corsi's upcoming book, Where's The Birth Certificate? (Answer: in Hawaii.) Jerome...

Arizona Legislature Approves Presidential 'Birther' Bill

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval late Thursday night to a proposal that would require President Barack Obama and other presiden...

WATCH: Obama Takes On Birthers

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says Republicans who are sowing doubts about whether he is American-born may gain politically in the short t...

Here's Your Definitive Proof Donald Trump... Now Go Sit Down

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

All Donald needed to do was give a cursory glance at the requirements for U.S. citizenship when President Obama was born. To that end, here is your definitive proof Donald Trump.

7 Birthers' Birth Certificates Even Faker Than Trump's

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold & Pat Hroncich | Posted 06.04.2011 | Comedy

Donald Trump, our favorite cartoonish billionaire-cum-Tea Party placater, recently made a few unsubstantiated claims regarding long-debunked conspirac...

Lessons in Adoption From Harvard, B.J. Lifton, and Oprah

Adam Pertman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Adam Pertman

What one of the most famous and respected women in the world did was provide televised testimony for some essential truths: that truth and honesty in adoption beat all the alternatives.

New CNN poll on birther myth

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

CNN has released a new poll on the birther myth and the news, as usual, is depressing. Only 42% of the public thinks Obama was "definitely born in the...

Ken Buck: Tea Partiers Questioning Obama's Citizenship Are 'Dumbasses'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Tea Party-backed Senate candidate in Colorado was caught on tape Friday referring to 'birthers' who question President Obama's citizenship as "dumba...

Obama Birth Certificate Requests Limited By New Hawaii Law, Pending Governor's Signature

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — Hawaii legislators have passed a measure allowing a state agency to ignore repeated requests from a person or organization for Presid...

Obama Birth Certificate Bill Advances, Would Allow Hawaii To Ignore Requests

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are moving closer to passing a measure allowing the state to ignore repeated requests for President Barack Obama's b...

Homeless in Columbia: Photo ID and the Silent Voting Bloc (VIDEO)

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

If you're used to instant gratification, homelessness might not be for you. I found that out during our three days on the streets, and it became especially evident later when I walked (literally) through the steps of obtaining a photo ID.

New Rule: The Republican Leadership in America Must Produce Their Birth Certificates

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

New Rule: The Republican leadership in America must produce their birth certificates! Not because I doubt they're Americans, I just want to make sure they're not eight-years-old.