iOS app Android app

Birther Movement

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Pass Birther Bill | 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...

Jason Linkins

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

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 ...

Smiley Face Birtherism

Arthur Goldwag | Posted 12.04.2011 | Weird News
Arthur Goldwag

If you magnify Hawaii State Registrar Alvin T. Onaka's stamped signature 800 times, "the distinct form of a smiley face can be seen on the side of the 'A' in Onaka's first name.

What Is Palin Hiding in the 2000 Missing Emails?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Let's remember Sarah Palin's arrogant charge that Obama's "going to great lengths" to conceal his birth certificate from the public. Well it sure seems like she's going to great lengths to keep her emails from the public.

Why Did Birther Support Drop So Much?

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

It is possible to convince people who aren't hardcore believers and conspiracy theorists. However, these conditions rarely materialize for prominent political misperceptions, which tend to be harder to definitively debunk.

50 Years Later: The Alan Shepard Freedom 7 Flight

Neal Thompson | Posted 07.03.2011 | Media
Neal Thompson

From the start, exploring space was all about the race, the competition between two superpowers, each flexing their nation's brains and brawn. Who wou...

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...

Some Thoughts on the Donald's Next Letter to the Editor

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

After New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote a blistering yet candid column in the Times mocking Donald Trump's presidential aspirations and debu...

Trump Presidency Doesn't Have A Prayer

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

The insurmountable hurdle to a Trump presidency is religion. Like it or not, there is a spiritual litmus test for the presidency and Trump undoubtedly would not pass.

"I'm Not a Candidate, But I Play One on TV"

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

Democrats, no doubt, are enjoying the spectacle of Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. But even if it enhances Barack Obama's prospects for reelection, we should all worry about the celebrification and trivialization of politics.

Donald Trump, Birthers, and O.J. Simpson

Michael Smerconish | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Every time I hear Donald Trump talk about President Obama's birth certificate, I think of O.J. Simpson. The conspiracy theory invented by Simpson's defenders was every bit as loopy as the fantasies concerning Obama.

Birthers: Leonard Pitts Doesn't Mince Words

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

In my opinion, the birthers are not ''jackasses," "doofuses" or "pinheads." They are very astute people who know exactly what they are doing, and why.

Citizenship, Faith & Irrationality

George Mitrovich | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
George Mitrovich

A rational person might accept the president's testimony of faith, but it is strikingly evident that many refuse to grant him what they would grant anyone else: the right of self-determination in matters of religious beliefs.