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Birtherism

The VRWC, ODS, and Now CDS?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This month seems to be now be marking a turning point, to perhaps what might be called a new and virulent "Clinton Derangement Syndrome." Or, more prosaically, what we're now seeing can be said to be the real start of the 2016 presidential election season.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Since Fish Rot From the Head Down, NJ and Fox Have a Problem

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgAs Bridgegate worsens with 20 subpoenas and a quid-pro-Christie in Hoboken, Alter and Frum discuss whether the Governor lied or merely led a corrupt organization. And has Ailes/Fox helped grow or shrink the GOP?

GOP Congressional Hopeful Claims Obama Was Born In Kenya

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

Birtherism is apparently alive and kicking in Alabama. Dean Young, one of the runoff contenders for the Republican nomination in Alabama's first co...

Natural Born Presidents

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What it all boils down to is that Ted Cruz is free to run for president, as is just about anyone. Whether he can convince the country that he is eligible or not will likely be a matter of politics. It's open to anyone's interpretation who can and who cannot be president.

GOP Congressman: House Republicans Could Impeach Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) answered questions from a fervent anti-Obama constituent at a town hall this weekend, telling a woman that he would ta...

Republican Makes Eyebrow-Raising Birther Remarks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) made several birther comments during a town hall meeting on Thursday, Think Progress reports. His comments came aft...

Ted Nugent Goes Birther In Latest Obama Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Perhaps it's a bigger surprise that he hadn't gone there yet, but right-wing rocker Ted Nugent added birtherism to his repertoire of anti-Obama critic...

Obama Official Brings Birtherism Into Argument Over Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

White House spokesman Jay Carney brought up birtherism while answering questions Tuesday, mocking reporters for repeatedly asking questions on a numbe...

WATCH: Rachel Maddow's Hilarious Rick Santorum Update

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.05.2012 | Media

In a lively and particularly entertaining segment, Rachel Maddow updated viewers on former GOP primary candidate Rick Santorum during her MSNBC show. ...

Jason Linkins

Birthers: Odds Of Obama Eligibility 'One In 62.5 Quintillion'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

The great thing about birtherism is that it is forever on the verge of reaching its apotheosis, leaving spectators to its surreality-based derangement...

Obama as 'Not American': Sununu's Only Echoing His Boss -- Romney

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

This is about far more than remarks made by one Romney surrogate speaking out of school. What the media needs to report is this: Sununu is merely echoing language coming from Mitt Romney himself.

Founded in Enlightenment, America Faces Ignorance and Confusion As the Challenges Grow Ever More Complex

William Bradley | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

So as we celebrate another day off and think of fireworks, hot dogs, and all the rest, let's give some thought to how and why this country was founded. And consider how far we have to go in meeting challenges that would daunt even the best of the Founders.

Arpaio Birther Move Defeated

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Arizona taxpayers will have to foot the bill for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's quest for President Barack Obama's birth certificate. The con...

Both Sides: Consensus on Bain, Trump, Syria, Frisks & Edwards

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgFrom different angles, Eliot Spitzer and Torie Clarke agree that Obama should be more positive, Romney renounce Trump, Bloomberg lay off minority youth, Assad squeezed more and Edwards not retried.

Birtherism Will Never, Ever Die -- Get Used to It

James Melton | Posted 08.01.2012 | Detroit
James Melton

Despite the complete lack of evidence to support their claims, birthers continue to assert that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya. When will it stop? It won't. Not ever.

Jason Linkins

The Sunlight Foundation Will Save Your Politicians' Embarrassing Tweets For History

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

For as long as politicians have been using Twitter, politicians have been embarrassing themselves on Twitter. This is because they're mostly dimwi...

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Annihilates Romney, Trump

Posted 05.30.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow raged against GOP candidate Mitt Romney and birther extraordinaire Donald Trump on Tuesday. Maddow, who reported the breaking news that ...

WATCH: Donald Trump Goes On Epic Birther Rant

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

Donald Trump is determined to have "birtherism" front and center in the 2012 presidential election, calling it the "most important thing" just hours b...

Rebirtherism

Chez Pazienza | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

Things are so thoroughly screwed-up these days that it's incomprehensible that any sort of raging against the dying of the light will make one bit of difference. Case in point: birtherism -- the conspiracy that simply will not die.

GOP Chairman: 'We're Not Sherlock Holmes'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party chairman is asserting the controversy surrounding Herman Cain isn't harming the party's chances to defeat Barack Ob...

Controversial Arizona Sheriff Defends Birther 'Posse' To Birther Activist

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio addressed his 'Cold Case Posse' looking into President Barack Obama's birth certificate at an Arizona tea p...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: For Perry, There's An Upside In Going Birther

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

At first blush, Rick Perry's brief foray into birtherism sure looked to be another unforced error from a hapless candidate who's gone from frontrunner...

Trump Praises Perry On Controversial Issue

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Donald Trump said Texas Gov. Rick Perry's flirtation with the birther issue would help him in the Republican presidential primary, in an interview wit...

Karl Rove Weighs In On Perry's 'Nutty' Association

Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

Republican strategist Karl Rove weighed in on Rick Perry's recent flirtation with birtherism Monday, warning the Texas governor and GOP presidential c...

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.