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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...

Obama to Birthers: ‘We Don’t Have Time for This Silliness’

We have better things to do, explains Obama

(Newser) - Barack Obama followed the release of his "long-form" certificate this morning with his two cents on the matter, which he says he has followed for the last two and a half years "with amusement." He says he realized, after giving his budget speech, that "the dominant...

White House: Here’s Obama’s ‘Certificate of Live Birth’

NPR reports Obama will make a statement

(Newser) - If you pooh-poohed yesterday's Obama-is-a-citizen declarations by CNN and Fox News anchor Shep Smith , fair warning: You'll likely have a tougher time brushing off this one. The White House today released Barack Obama's "Certificate of Live Birth" (the long form version of the "Certification of...

CNN Investigation Determines President Obama 'Absolutely' Born in Hawaii; Donald Trump Still Says Birth Certificate Is Missing
 Obama ‘Absolutely’ 
 Born in Hawaii: CNN 

Obama ‘Absolutely’ Born in Hawaii: CNN

CNN conducts extensive investigation, but Trump not convinced

(Newser) - Case closed—at least as far as CNN is concerned: President Obama was, in fact, born in Hawaii. The network conducted an investigation, and talked to the Republican former director of Hawaii's Department of Health. A state law let her examine Obama's actual birth certificate, which is stored...

Arizona Passes Birther Bill

Jan Brewer has until Thursday to sign legislation

(Newser) - Arizona's legislature has passed its latest controversial piece of legislation, this time its so-called birther bill requiring presidential candidates to prove their citizenship before their names can appear on the state's ballot. The bill is a national first, and could force a showdown in court to decide whether...

Arizona Senate OKs Birther Bill
 Arizona Senate OKs Birther Bill 

Arizona Senate OKs Birther Bill

Presidential candidates must show 'long form' birth certificate there

(Newser) - Arizona’s Senate approved a bill yesterday requiring presidential candidates to show their “long-form” birth certificate—including date and place of birth, the names of the hospital and attending physician, and witness signatures—before competing in the state. The bill passed 20-9, without a single Democrat voting in favor,...

Stewart: Is Anyone Else as Crazy as Trump?

Sadly, yes.

(Newser) - Donald Trump is pretty heavily into this whole birther thing at this point, so Jon Stewart wonders: Could anyone else in the GOP match his level of crazy? Not surprisingly, "Alaska Palin is with Trump," Stewart noted last night . But "Minnesota Palin" (aka Michele Bachmann) takes...

Obama's Sis: Time to Put Birther Rumors 'to Bed'

Maya Soetero-Ng calls rumors 'unfortunate'

(Newser) - Not surprisingly, President Obama's half-sister Maya Soetero-Ng is firmly in her brother's corner when it comes to the birther rumors. "I think that it is time for people to put that to bed, put it to rest completely," she tells Piers Morgan in her first primetime interview, airing...

Palin on Trump the Birther: You Go, Donald

Thinks maybe the Donald's wallet can put the mystery to rest

(Newser) - Sarah Palin thinks Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and all, but says of Donald Trump's sudden quest for the president's birth certificate, "More power to him." Asked her opinion yesterday by Fox News, Palin replied, "Well, I appreciate that the Donald wants to spend his resources...

Donald Trump Vs. New York Times Columnist Gail Collins: It's on!

 Trump Vs. 
 NYT Scribe: 
 It's on! 

Trump Vs. NYT Scribe: It's on!

Gail Collins hits back at the Donald

(Newser) - Last week it was apparent that there's no love lost between Donald Trump and New York Times columnist Gail Collins , but this week it's all-out war. Seems the Donald responded to Collins' column, which tweaked him as a loopy birther, with a letter to the editor tweaking her in turn...

Trump Operatives Probing Obama's Birth in Hawaii

Investigators can't believe what they're finding, GOP maybe-contender claims

(Newser) - Donald Trump has operatives working on an important political mission. He has people in Hawaii probing President Obama's birth, "and they cannot believe what they're finding," The Donald notes ominously. Obama's family "doesn't know which hospital he was born in," and "in the hospital itself,...

Trump Birth Certificate Not Real Deal

City authorities say Trump document not official

(Newser) - A thought for Donald Trump: If you're going to make a big deal out of releasing your birth certificate and demanding the president does the same , you might want to check you've got the right document. New York City officials say the document Trump released to NewsMax is not an...

Trump: Here's My Birth Certificate

You know, unlike that other guy

(Newser) - For a guy who's been making a few birther-esque noises about President Obama lately, Donald Trump today revealed that he was born in Jamaica ... New York. The Donald exclusively released his birth certificate to Newsmax , and took another shot at Obama: “It took me one hour to get my...

Birther Bills Introduced in 10 States

Presidential candidates would need to provide proof of US birth

(Newser) - The birther debate is alive and well, as evidenced by bills introduced in at least 10 states that would require presidential candidates to provide proof of their natural-born citizenship. Some lawmakers who have proposed such bills say they still don’t know whether or not President Barack Obama was born...

Hawaii May Sell Obama's Birth Records for $100

There's gold in them thar birthers, state lawmakers say

(Newser) - Enterprising Hawaii lawmakers say they've found a way to silence "birthers" while filling state coffers. Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow anybody to obtain President Obama's birth records for a fee of $100, AP reports. The bill would require changing a privacy law that bars...

Hawaii Guv 'Never Said There Was No Birth Certificate'

 Hawaii Guv 'Never 
 Said There Was No 
 Birth Certificate' 

Hawaii Guv 'Never Said There Was No Birth Certificate'

Journalist says he misspoke, never talked to the governor at all

(Newser) - Hawaii's governor never said he couldn't find President Obama's birth certificate, says the journalist who said otherwise last week . In fact, celebrity journalist Mike Evans now says that he hasn't even talked to Gov. Neil Abercrombie since he took office. Evans' excuse? Radio fatigue. “I was on 34 radio...

Hawaii Guv to Friend: There Is No Obama Birth Certificate

At least, that's what reporter friend claims

(Newser) - Another piece of kindling for the birthers' fire: Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie allegedly told one of his friends "there is no Barack Obama birth certificate in Hawaii." And that friend just so happens to be celebrity journalist Mike Evans, who shared the story with a KQRS morning radio...

Birther Interrupts House's Reading of Constitution

She objects during section on presidential citizenship

(Newser) - And you thought listening to members of Congress read the Constitution in its entirety today would be dull: Well, it is, mostly, but a birther in the gallery livened things up during the section about only a natural-born citizen being eligible to be president. "Except Obama, except Obama,"...

Hawaiian Governor's Big Goal: Torpedoing Birther Conspiracy

Says Neil Abercrombie: 'I was here when that baby was born'

(Newser) - Neil Abercrombie became governor of Hawaii on Dec. 6, and sitting near the top of his agenda is a goal that's likely to stir up plenty of fresh controversy—deflating the birther movement. The 72-year-old Abercrombie, who knew Barack Obama's parents in the early '60s when they all attended the...

'Birther' Army Doc in Court Today for Ignoring Orders

He refuses to deploy until he sees birth certificate

(Newser) - An Army doctor who says he won't go to war until he sees President Obama's birth certificate is being arraigned in Virginia today. Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin was charged with disobeying orders earlier this year after failing to turn up for deployment to Afghanistan, and demanding to see proof that...

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