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Birther Movement

LISTEN: Jay-Z Explains Trump's Birther Obsession

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

We thought the issue had been put to bed. Back in April 2011, President Barack Obama released his long-form birth certificate. For more than a yea...

WATCH: Media Pounce, Coffman Does Damage Control

Posted 05.25.2012 | Denver

When Rep. Mike Coffman (R - Colo.) questioned the citizenship of President Obama at a mid-May fundraiser, he didn't expect a recording of the event to...

WATCH: Worst Interview Ever? Rep. Coffman Stuck On Repeat

Posted 05.24.2012 | Denver

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again? That's how the saying goes, and Congressman Coffman (R - Colo.) appears to have taken it to heart--with...

GOP Senate Candidate Toes The Birther Line

Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

Wil Cardon, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona, recently revealed that he remains skeptical about President Obama's eligibility for off...

New Jersey Residents: Obama Hasn't Proven American Identity

Toms River Patch | Edward Van Embden | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

Two men who are Monmouth and Ocean county residents are challenging President Barack Obama's place on the state's primary ballot, according to the Bay...

Joe Arpaio Accuses Republicans Of 'Hiding' From Birther Issue

Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County, believes GOP presidential candidates and politicians are "hiding" the issues of Obama's eligibility ...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Says 'Higher Authority' Should Determine Obama Citizenship

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in New Jersey said that a speech he attended Tuesday night left him doubting President Barack Obama's citizenship and he believe...

Birther Advocate Addresses New Jersey Republicans

Morristown Patch | William Westhoven | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Drawing on research from "Where's the Birth Certificate?" and using a MacBook to display documents on a screen, Corsi charmed the crowd with his calm,...

Fox News Anchor's Incendiary Obama Tweet

Posted 04.03.2012 | Media

Fox News anchor Heather Childers caused a stir on Twitter after she linked to a story suggesting that the Obama campaign may have threatened to murder...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Pass Birther Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

On a voice vote, the Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill requiring presidential and ...

GOP Lawmaker Entertains Obama 'Birther' Notions

The Hill | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on Tuesday said he's not yet convinced that President Obama’s ...

Arpaio: Anti-Birther Media Conspiracy Is 'Bigger Than Watergate'

Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County law enforcer who is leading an widely derided investigation into the authenticity of President Obama's birth c...

State Revives Birth Certificate Controversy

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Arizona officials are jumping back into a persistent, yet debunked controversy over President Barack Obama's birth certificate and his elig...

Jason Linkins

Florida Rep. Stars In Today's Edition Of Birther-Pandering Theatre

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

I know that back when President Barack Obama called a meeting of the White House Press Corps to dramatically reveal his long-form birth certificate, t...

Birther Movement Takes Shocking Turn

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

A new lawsuit filed by an Alaska man aims to remove President Barack Obama from the state's ballot, arguing that Obama is not a "natural born citizen"...

Elise Foley

Joe Arpaio Calls Birther Investigation 'A Favor' To Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was rebuked in December by the Justice Department for alleged civil rights violations, said on Tuesday that he will re...

Pennsylvania Republican Challenges Obama's Citizenship

Baldwin-Whitehall Patch | Robert Edward Healy III | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama does not have the legal right to be President of the United States. Such is the claim of Thomas Barchfeld, a Whitehall Borough residen...

Georgia Birthers Are At It Again

Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

The birther crusade continued this week in Georgia, with multiple men challenging President Obama's placement on the state's presidential ballot over ...

Birther Arrested For Stealing Court Documents

Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

Walter F. Fitzpatrick, a retired Navy veteran and outspoken birther, was arrested in Tennessee this week for allegedly stealing confidential documents...

Trump Says "Jump!" (They Say "How High?")

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Donald Trump has summoned the field of Republican candidates to Des Moines on December 27 for a debate to be moderated by... Donald Trump. With questions presented to the candidates by... Donald Trump. With answers vetted by... Donald Trump.

Out Of Control 'Birther' Hearing Leaves Officials Fearing For Safety

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney asked State Police to investigate a Ballot Law Commission hearing on Friday involving several state rep...

'Birther Queen' Orly Taitz Running For U.S. Senate

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Orly Taitz is running for U.S. Senate. Taitz, who made a name for herself questioning the veracity of President Obama's birth certificate, will run as...

Perry's 'Flirting with Birtherism.' Leonard Pitts Was Right

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

On a day when Perry is hoping that the bulk of the media coverage will focus on his flat tax proposal, his mention of birtherism will likely take away some -- if not most -- of the attention from his economic plan.

Birther Convicted Of Bizarre Plot To Force Obama Out Of Office

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Prosecutors described a frightening standoff at a Tennessee courthouse between law enforcement and an armed man who vowed to ...

The Birther Issue: Where The GOP Presidential Candidates Stand

Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

The issue of President Barack Obama's citizenship has been largely absent from the 2012 Republican primary ever since Donald Trump dropped out of the ...