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Clinton Hits Trump for 'Racist' Crusade Against Obama

He says he's proud of getting Obama to release his birth certificate

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have tried to lay the birther issue to rest earlier this month, but it returned during Monday's presidential debate. "[Trump] really started his political activity based on this racist lie that our first black president was not an American citizen," the New York Times... More »

Sheriff Joe Still Thinks Obama's Birth Certificate Is Forged

'I'm not going to give up,' says Joe Arpaio

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have finally given up on the birther debate , but Joe Arpaio sure hasn't. The Arizona sheriff who organized a volunteer posse that claimed President Obama's birth certificate was a fake back in 2012, says he's still investigating the document. "I don't care... More »

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 »

Kansas May Kick Obama Off the Ballot

GOP-led election board wants more birth certificate evidence

(Newser) - If you thought birther-ism was dead, we've got some bad news. The Kansas State Objections Board is considering kicking Barack Obama off the ballot unless it finds more evidence he was born in the US, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. The all-Republican board agreed yesterday to investigate a ballot challenge... More »

Now Obama Tells Birther Joke

Last month, Dems slammed Romney for making similar joke

(Newser) - Apparently Mitt Romney isn't the only presidential candidate who likes to make a birther crack, because President Obama chimed in with his own yesterday. While at a campaign stop in Orlando, Obama was told a 6-year-old boy at the table was born in Hawaii. "You were born in... More »

Arizona Sheriff: Obama Birth Certificate Definitely Forged

95-year-old ex-registrar is Arpaio posse's smoking gun

(Newser) - Controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio's posse of volunteer investigators has concluded that President Obama's birth certificate is definitely ... a fake. Chief investigator Mike Zullo, revealing the investigation's findings yesterday, said he had contacted an "amazingly sharp" 95-year-old woman named Verna K. Lee, a local registrar who... 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 »

Birther Sheriff, Feds Clash Over Monitors

Joe Arpaio refuses to let DOJ 'run my office'

(Newser) - Talks between the Department of Justice and Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio have broken down, and now the feds are threatening to sue over the sheriff's alleged abuses against Hispanic suspects, reports the Washington Post . The Justice Department is insisting Arpaio's Maricopa County sheriff office take on a court-appointed... More »

Sheriff Joe: Obama Birth Certificate Probably Fake

Selective service card looks dodgy, too, says Arizonan

(Newser) - Birtherism appears to be alive and well in Maricopa County, Arizona, where self-styled "America's Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaio has released the results of his investigation into President Obama's birth certificate , reports ABC . The probe found "probable cause exists indicating that forgery and fraud may have been... More »

Sheriff Joe to Unveil Results of Birther Inquiry

'I'm not going after Obama,' he insists, 'I'm just doing my job'

(Newser) - Joe Arpaio has never exactly shied away from the limelight, and he's stepping right into it once again today. The self-styled "toughest sheriff in America" has called a press conference for later today to reveal the results of his investigation into President Obama's birth certificate, the AP... More »

Perry: I Have 'No Doubt' Obama Is a US Citizen

Says he was just having a little fun with Donald Trump

(Newser) - Rick Perry made clear today he is not in the birther camp—and he says was never there to begin with. "I have no doubt about it," he tells Florida's Bay News 9 when asked whether President Obama is a citizen. Pressed on his recent comments, here... More »

Rick Perry Talks Obama Birth Certificate

'Trump doesn't think Obama birth certificate is real,' he tells interviewer

(Newser) - Is Rick Perry the new birther candidate? The Texas governor told Parade he's incapable of reaching a definitive conclusion as to whether Barack Obama's publicly released birth certificate is "real," though he ultimately pirouettes away from the controversial issue. When asked in yesterday in Parade if... 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 »

Air Force Discharges Birther Sergeant

Daryn Moran taunted officials to arrest him

(Newser) - The Air Force is cutting loose a staff sergeant who championed the debunked “birther” conspiracy theory online. Daryn Moran says he stopped reporting for duty at an Air Force base in Germany, arguing that his orders were invalid because Obama was an invalid president. “Now it’s plain... 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 »

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