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Donald Trump Is No Longer a Birther

Candidate admits Obama was born in US

(Newser) - After five years of promoting the idea that President Obama wasn't born in the United States, Donald Trump reversed course on Friday. "President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period," Trump said in televised remarks, per the AP . "Now we all want to get... More »

Trump Refuses to Say Obama Was Born in the US

His campaign blames Clinton for birtherism

(Newser) - Donald Trump covered a lot of ground—including his wife's immigration status—during a Washington Post interview published Thursday, but the part that made headlines was his refusal to admit that the president of the United States is an American. "I'll answer that question at the right... More »

Trump: What Birth Certificate?

Donald still doesn't know whether Obama's was the real deal

(Newser) - Good news, no one: Donald Trump's name is again appearing next to the term "birth certificate," and it seems he's still eager to gin up a little controversy over President Obama's. Asked today by ABC's Jonathan Karl whether his 2012 antics made him appear... More »

Trump's Obama 'Bombshell:' I'll Give You $5M ...

If Obama forks over his college transcripts, passport applications. Woot.

(Newser) - Donald Trump's Obama bombshell ? Not so much a bombshell. It's really just Trump sitting at his desk, very loudly and vehemently declaring his opinion that the president isn't transparent enough ... so Trump is pulling out his checkbook. In his promised big announcement , which he made via... More »

Tea Party 'Birther Fest' a Bust

Event starring Sheriff Joe, Pat Boone called off

(Newser) - If a "birther" jamboree starring Pat Boone and Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio sounds like your idea of a good time, you should have bought a ticket sooner. The September 22 event, organized by Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots, has been called off due to poor ticket sales, reports... More »

Hawaii Verifies Obama Birth Records Yet Again

This time, to Arizona

(Newser) - We somehow doubt that this will finally put the birther brouhaha to bed, but: After what the AP describes as "a nearly three-month back and forth," Hawaii has verified President Obama's birth records to Arizona. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett had threatened to remove Obama from... More »

Obama Tries to Capitalize on Romney Son's Birther Gaffe

Matt Romney apologizes for joke about birth certificate

(Newser) - Probably the weirdest thing to come off the campaign trail yesterday was the mini-brouhaha that resulted when one of Mitt Romney's sons made a birther joke. As CBS explains, Matt Romney, 40, was answering a question in New Hampshire about whether his father would ever release his tax returns,... More »

Trump Revisits Birther Issue at Bachmann Event

He's still not convinced by Obama's birth certificate

(Newser) - Donald Trump took part in a "telephone town hall" meeting with Michele Bachmann last night—and they both had plenty of praise for Donald Trump. The tycoon hasn't endorsed Bachmann, but the call marked his most extensive public event with a 2012 Republican candidate, the Los Angeles Times... More »

GOP Staffers Meet With 'Birther Queen'

Orly Taitz says top aides receptive to her concerns

(Newser) - Even a birth certificate can’t stop the Birther Queen. Orly Taitz, who literally made a name for herself in the heyday of Birtherism, is still pushing her message—and it seems that top GOP congressional aides are listening. She tells Justin Elliott of Salon that she headed to Washington... More »

Pat Boone on Obama Birth Certificate: Photoshopped

Fifties crooner also says president is Muslim

(Newser) - Yep, it’s official: The birther movement is still not dead . Pat Boone, who was a heartthrob in the ‘50s and who more recently led an evangelical Christian tour of the holy land with Mike Huckabee, proudly came out as a birther to the San Francisco Chronicle at the... More »

Sheriff Joe Sics 'Posse' on Obama Birth Certificate

Secret five-member team will investigate its authenticity

(Newser) - You thought the birther controversy was over, what with President Obama releasing his long-form Certificate of Live Birth ? Well, think again. Arizona’s fiery Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a secret five-member Cold Case Posse looking into the authenticity of said birth certificate, World Net Daily reports. Sheriff Joe explains... More »

Birther Book Hits #6 on NYT Best Seller List

Sales skyrocket a month after Obama releases certificate

(Newser) - We’ve seen the long form certificate , but the birther issue just won’t die. Author Jerome Corsi’s new book Where’s the Birth Certificate? debuts at number six on the New York Times’ Best Sellers list out Sunday, according to CNN . The book argues that President Obama’s... More »

Obama Hawking Birth Certificate T-Shirts

'Made in the USA' they snarkily proclaim

(Newser) - Now that he's finally put the birther conspiracy to rest, President Obama has decided to rub it in a little. His campaign is selling snarky T-shirts that say "Made in the USA" on the front and have the president's long-form birth certificate on the back, Politico observes.... More »

Obama Zings Trump

President doesn't shy away from would-be birther candidate

(Newser) - Don't go to Vegas with Donald Trump these days: The would-be presidential candidate was betting last night that "I wouldn't think [Obama] would address me" in his speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. No such luck, reports Politico:
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Racist Birther Debacle a ‘Low Moment’ for US

'New York Times' says country should be embarrassed

(Newser) - President Obama “stared deep into political irrationality” yesterday and offered up his long-form birth certificate —in what the New York Times calls “a profoundly low and debasing moment in American political life” in an editorial today. Here was a president who, more than halfway through his term... More »

Stewart: You Happy Now, Trump?

Of course, Trump not exactly 'eating crow' over birth certificate release

(Newser) - After President Obama released his long-form birth certificate yesterday, the media went ballistic over the "bombshell." But, noted Jon Stewart last night , "Wouldn't the bombshell have been him not being from America? Isn't this more of a non-shell?" Stewart was particularly interested in Donald Trump'... More »

Proud Family Learns Dad Delivered President

Obama birth certificate surprises kin of Honolulu Dr. David Sinclair

(Newser) - The long-form birth certificate President Obama released yesterday was short on surprising information—except for the family of Dr. David Sinclair. Relatives of the late Honolulu obstetrician say they were "blown away" and "honored" to learn that Sinclair was the doc who delivered the future president in 1961,... More »

Surprise! ‘Birther Queen’ Not Convinced

Father's race should be 'Negro,' not 'African,' claims Orly Taitz

(Newser) - Looks like "birther queen" Orly Taitz isn't ready to give up that title just yet. The release of President Obama's long-form birth certificate is "a step in the right direction," she tells TMZ , but she has spotted a big problem with the document: The race... More »

Oprah to Obama: What Took You So Long?

Winfrey addresses birth certificate issue in interview

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey sat down with the Obamas a few hours after the president released his long-form birth certificate and she wondered: Why did the president wait so long? "When it first came up, were you thinking, 'I hope I was born here?'" she asked. In response, Obama... More »

Move Over Birthers, Here Come the ‘Schoolers’

New focus will be on college records: Alex Pareene

(Newser) - The White House release of President Obama's birth certificate won't satisfy all the birthers, with charges of the document being a Photoshopped forgery already surfacing, notes Alex Pareene at Salon . Other diehards will accept it but develop new lines of attack, arguing that Obama is disqualified by his... More »

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