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1991 Obama Author Bio Gets Birthers Excited

Promotional booklet claimed he was born in Kenya

(Newser) - "Birther" conspiracy theorists have received a treat from Breitbart . The website has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by literary agency Acton & Dysel, which describes Barack Obama as "born in Kenya, and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii." Obama, who was one of the agency's...

GOP Rep: At Heart, Obama's 'Not an American'

Mike Coffman already backpedaling after bringing up birther issue

(Newser) - Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado is already backpedaling furiously after being caught on tape bringing up President Obama's citizenship and questioning his patriotism. "I don't know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don't know that," Coffman said at a...

Arizona GOP Makes New Push for Birther Law

Lawmakers, Sheriff Joe are pushing for a new bill

(Newser) - They're baaaaack: Arizona's GOP lawmakers are reviving the birther debate as they attempt to pass a law that would require presidential candidates to swear, via affidavit, that they are qualified to be president—ie, that they were born in the US—before the state will put them on...

Birthers Sue California ... to Verify Romney

Birther group suspicious because of his dad's time in Mexico

(Newser) - Long-form , schmlong-form . The birthers are at it again, and this time they're not just after Barack Obama—they're going for Mitt Romney, too. Republican primary write-in candidate John Dummett Jr. and six like-minded birthers have filed a lawsuit demanding the California secretary of state check the eligibility...

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,...

Birthers Can't Sue Obama: US Court

Federal appeals panel upholds dismissal of lawsuit

(Newser) - Sorry, birthers: You've got no right to sue the president, a US court of appeals says. Dozens of birthers tried to bring President Obama to court over claims he wasn't born in the US, but their complaint contains no grievance that the court has the power to remedy,...

Birther Queen Running for Senate

Orly Taitz thinks she has a good shot in California

(Newser) - Orly Taitz, aka the "Birther Queen," has already lost one California election ... but she’s not letting that stop her. The dentist, lawyer, and preeminent Obama birth certificate doubter is running for US Senate. The Republican hopes to win her party’s nomination and then unseat California’s...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Assigns 'Cold Case Posse' to Investigate President Obama Birth Certificate
Sheriff Joe Sics 'Posse' on Obama Birth Certificate
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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...

Birthers Sue Esquire
 Birthers Sue Esquire 

Birthers Sue Esquire

They don't find joke about Birther book amusing

(Newser) - Nobody likes to be the butt of jokes, and now two birthers are suing Esquire for a jaw-dropping $285 million to make the point. Joseph Farah and Jerome Corsi have filed the suit because journalist Mark Warren said in a satirical piece in May that Corsi's book—Where's ...

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...

Bobby Jindal Releases His Birth Certificate, Too

And guess what, he's a U.S. citizen

(Newser) - Keep your hands off Bobby Jindal, birthers. The Louisiana governor has released his birth certificate to prove he is a US citizen, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune . The certificate shows that Jindal—given the first name Piyush— was born in Baton Rouge on June 10, 1971, to Indian immigrants. Both...

Birthers' Ranks Plunge: Poll

Percentage who believe Obama is foreign-born falls by half

(Newser) - A year ago, 20% of Americans thought the president was foreign-born; now, it’s half that, a Washington Post poll finds. Surveyed after President Obama released his “long-form” birth certificate , just 10% of Americans now believe he was likely born outside the US. What's more, 70% say he’...

Trump to Letterman: You’re Fired!

He's not racist, not sorry, and won't be going on Dave's show

(Newser) - Usually, politicians go around kissing babies and winning votes, but Donald Trump's unique path to the White House appears to be pissing off as many people as he possibly can: The Donald today smacked back at David Letterman after the host said last week that Trump's birtherism were...

White House Correspondents' Dinner: Obama Bashes Donald Trump
 Obama Zings Trump 
WH CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER

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:
  • Trump's "taken some flak lately but
...

Maher: The Onion Stole My ‘Afterbirther’ Joke

The only problem: they made the joke first

(Newser) - Now that President Obama has turned the birther movement into an even bigger punchline than it already was, it’s no wonder that a cackling Internet has been bandying about an Onion article headlined, “Afterbirthers Demand to See Obama’s Placenta.” Pretty funny, right? Well, Bill Maher wasn’...

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...

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