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Birther Movement

Fox News Gives Trump A Pass On Birther Crusade It Helped Fuel

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home

NEW YORK ― Since Donald Trump finally admitted last week that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, the Republican nominee has done ...

Most Republicans Still Won't Say Barack Obama Was Born In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home

Donald Trump has convinced most Republicans to vote for him, but he still can’t persuade them that President Obama was born in the U.S. And The New ...

The rise of a conspiracy candidate

The Conversation US | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

Lauren Griffin, University of Florida The political and social climate in the United States has become increasingly fertile ground for conspiracy the...

Mike Pence: The Birther Issue Is Over

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.18.2016 | Home

The birther movement questioning President Barack Obama’s citizenship is not an issue any longer thanks to Donald Trump, according to Indiana Gov. M...

It Looks Like Trump Is Done Talking About Birther Stuff

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home

MIAMI ― On Friday evening, Donald Trump talked about how terrible American inner cities are; he talked about how many jobs his energy plan would pro...

Trump's Epiphany On Obama's Birth Might Sway Some Of His Voters. Or Not.

The Huffington Post | Grace Sparks | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home

Now that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has acknowledged that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, how many of his supporters ...

Trump's Latest Reversal Doesn't Erase His Racist Crusade Against Obama

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 09.17.2016 | Home

It doesn’t matter that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump finally admitted that President Barack Obama was born in America after five year...

Donald Trump Falsely Calls Hillary Clinton The Original Birther

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.18.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump falsely claimed Friday that his opponent Hillary Clinton started the conspiracy theory tha...

Mike Pence Believes Obama Was Born In America. Trump Still Won't Say.

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home

Breaking from his running mate Donald Trump on Wednesday, Mike Pence stated correctly that President Barack Obama was born in the United States. The G...

Trump Won't Back Down From Crackpot Birther Conspiracy Theory

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home

Years after the issue was debunked, Donald Trump still refuses to back away from the birther conspiracy he helped fuel. “I don’t talk about it,”...

Detroit, Who Invited Trump to the Labor Day Weekend BBQ?

Justin C. Young | Posted 09.05.2016 | Home
Justin C. Young

I'm disheartened but not surprised by the behavior of these pastors in Detroit blindly accepting Trump's obvious racial slight of hand and subterfuge. It shows that neglected communities will have no shortage of misinformed individuals who will offer themselves up to be manipulated and used for someone else's political gain.

Hillary Clinton Wasn't A 'Birther' Like Donald Trump Claims

FactCheck.org | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Donald Trump again has repeated the false claim that Hillary Clinton “started” the so-called ...

Whatever Happened to the Famous American Ability to Say "Nuts" to Charlatans, Crazies, and Fear-Mongers?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home
Carla Seaquist

Shortly after the onset of the Battle of the Bulge, one of World War II's hardest-fought campaigns, with the Americans surrounded by German troops, when the American commander General Anthony McAuliffe was given the enemy's ultimatum to surrender or face annihilation, he famously replied: "NUTS!"

Republicans Still Don't Think Obama Is American, But Don't Care Ted Cruz Was Born In Canada

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 01.12.2016 | Home

Donald Trump famously questioned President Barack Obama's citizenship in 2011 and demanded he publicly release his birth certificate. Now, Trump's at ...

Dog Whistles and Hypocrisy: The GOP's Selective Birthers

Richard North Patterson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Richard North Patterson

The inescapable essence of birtherism is that Obama is not merely wrong on the issues, but an illegitimate president, a stranger who, by virtue of his origins, is uniquely undeserving of the decent respect otherwise due his office. Now let us contemplate the current treatment of that would-be president and child of Canada, Ted Cruz.

Everybody Except Donald Trump Knows How To Answer The Birther Question

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.24.2015 | Home

President Barack Obama has long established that he was born in Hawaii and is a Christian, yet the so-called "birthers" continue to dispute both of th...

Dems Go Birther On GOP Senate Candidate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Home

The Democratic Party of Montana is calling on GOP Rep. Steve Daines, who is running in the state's high-profile Senate race this year, to release his ...

Birther Movement Can Relax; Cause Of Death For State Health Director Finally Revealed

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

When Loretta Fuddy, the Hawaii state health director who verified and approved the release of President Obama's birth certificate, died tragically in ...

Birther Movement Capitalizes On State Health Director's Tragic Death

Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

As the Obama family is likely packing for their annual vacation to Hawaii, the birther movement is pouncing on yet another conspiracy theory about the...

Tea Party Favorite Wins Big

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.08.2013 | Home

Tea party favorite Carl Paladino, the unsuccessful 2010 Republican nominee for New York governor, won a landslide victory Tuesday night for a seat on ...

Jason Linkins

New Hampshire Is Stuck With Bombing Conspiracy Theorist Because Of Nonsensical State Legislature

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.24.2013 | Home

Tuesday, were introduced to New Hampshire state Rep. Stella Tremblay, the big Alex Jones/Glenn Beck fan in her state's House of Representatives who sa...

GOP Lawmaker's Shocking Boston Conspiracy Theory

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.24.2013 | Home

A Republican state legislator in New Hampshire is claiming that the United States government is responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. State...

Domestic Squabbles: Residency Prerequisites Are Outdated and Rather Stupid

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.18.2013 | Home
Steven Kurlander

Throughout American history, there have been controversies about the fulfillment-and necessity of fundamental constitutional prerequisites that a candidate must meet to run for political office.

Paging Orly Taitz: British Citizen Wins City Council Seat In Kansas

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.05.2013 | Home

A British citizen has won a city council seat in rural Kansas, unseating an incumbent after he didn't even campaign. Adam Baker, the 32-year-old o...

Judge Slams 'Fanciful, Delusional And Irrational' Birther

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home

A New York state judge has fined a Brooklyn-based birther activist and ordered him to pay $177,000 for a lawsuit he filed to have President Barack Oba...