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Sanity at Last: Enough With the Birth Certificate "Debate" Already

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

Here's hoping Hawaii's latest move to stop repetitive and baseless requests for information on the place of President Obama's birth will take some of the hot air out of this non-story story.

Obama Birth Certificate Law: Hawaii Can Now Ignore Repetitive Requests

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — It's now law in Hawaii that the state government can ignore repetitive requests for President Barack Obama's birth certificate. Repu...

Who Is Molotov Mitchell?

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

Who is Molotov Mitchell, the videographer getting attention of late for endorsing the proposed anti-gay law in Uganda?

Arizona Goes Birther? Verify citizenship of candidates

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Nearly half of the Arizona Legislature wants to force President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate to state officials if he ru...

Bill Maher Talks Obama's Birth Certificate, Ann Coulter's Balls, And More On 'Leno'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Bill Maher was a guest on "The Jay Leno Show" Friday and took the time to joke about President Obama's new populist tone, among other Washington news....

Birther Babble

Buddy Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Buddy Winston

I think the term conspiracy theory is not strong enough to effectively characterize the Birther Movement. It should be associated with a term that means, "unrefined pompous propaganda."

J.D. Hayworth A Birther? McCain Challenger Calls For Obama's Birth Certificate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Chris Matthews asked J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) whether he's "as far right as the birthers," the former Republican Congressman called on President Obam...

Palin Goes 'Birther': Obama Birth Certificate 'A Fair Question' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin declared on Thursday that the legitimacy of President Obama's birth certificate is "rightfully" an issue with the American public, and tha...

Orly Taitz Slapped With $20,000 Sanction

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Birther leader Orly Taitz has been fined for "wasting the judicial resources" of the Middle District of Georgia with her "frivolous and sanctionable c...

Orly Taitz Lawsuit Thrown Out By California Judge

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Another challenge from birther queen Orly Taitz against President Obama's birth certificate has been thrown out of court. U.S. District Judge Davi...

Q&A Bill Frist: Healthcare, The GOP and Birthers

David Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Goodman

Bill Frist is the former Republican Senate Majority Leader. He is the author of the new book: A Heart to Serve: The Passion to Bring Health, Hope, and Healing.

Orly Taitz: Washington Post Profiles 'Birther Queen'

The Washington Post | Liza Mundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif.-The dental office of Orly Taitz, DDS, Esq., is in a low-slung complex in a quiet planned community in Orange County, al...

Secret Service Looking Into Birther Movement

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past year, Secret Service agents charged with protecting President Obama seem to have taken a keen interest in the Birther movement, the comm...

Who's On First?: Haters, Conspiracists and the Conspiracists Who Hate Them

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

With unemployment in the United States at a 26 year high of 9.8% and the UK not far behind, a sector of the economy in both nations is booming -- extremism.

Birthers Rarely Leave U.S., Less Likely To Vote: Hunch Profile

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hunch, a new website that helps people make decisions based on survey questions, found some interesting stuff when they crunched the numbers on site u...

Birther Poll: 42 Percent Of Republicans Believe Obama Not Born In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new study from Public Policy Polling finds that 42 percent of Republicans believe that President Obama was not born in the United States, while 22 p...

Birther Billboards Spring Up In Colorado

The Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

According to billboard owner Phil Wolf, Denver's "birther boards" will go up mid-day today at Kipling and I-70 on the north side of frontage road. Wes...

Paglia: 'Birthers' Aren't Racist, And They Have A Point | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Camille Paglia, the lone columnist who can count on her ramblings getting regular links from The Drudge Report, appeared on NPR's "On Point"...

Orly Taitz Rambles, Is Yelled At By Dylan Ratigan (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chief 'Birther' Orly Taitz appeared on MSNBC Friday morning either to defend her increasingly derided conspiracy theories or, as she seemed to see it,...

GOP Leadership Worried About Damage To Party's Reputation From Base

POLITICO | Glenn Thrush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I would point out that the greatest anxiety about the president's policies tends to come from independents," he said. Long before the tea parties or...

Inhofe A Birther? Says Suing Would Take Years, "Damage Is Already Done"

Washington Independent | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning, at the "Freedom Summit" that kicked off three days of small government Tea Party protests, I broke from a conversation I'd been having w...

WATCH GOP Rep. Whispers "I Agree With You" To Birther

Think Progress | Victor Zapanta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) spoke at the Voice of America tea party this Labor Day weekend outside of Cincinnati, OH. Following a tense Q&A session -- du...

Birthers Gone Wild: A Review of 'A Question of Eligibility'

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

I watched the entirety of the Birther documentary, and found it to be every bit as biased and factually deficient as one would expect.

DC or Bust: Lou Dobbs and His Hate Groupies

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

If Dobbs won't end his association with FAIR, which the Southern Policy Law Center has designated as a hate group, CNN should do the right thing and end its association with Dobbs.

Apparently, You CAN Fool All of the People All of the Time

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

We are a fear-driven culture. There is a large segment of the population that, no matter how well you document it, will not let a good fact get in the way of their fears about health care reform.