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Obama and the Birthers: Conspiracies Are the New Political Norm

Friday, April 29, 2011

Had McCain won in 2008, we wouldn't be hearing about Obama's birth certificate. We'd be hearing wingnuts on the left jabbering on about how McCain's adopted daughter from Banghladesh is really his illegitimate love child, that his (extremely old and faded) birth certificate is a fake, and/or maybe that John McCain was a member of a shadow group that was behind the 9/11 attacks.

- Solomon Kleinsmith describes why partisans love a good conspiracy.

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Essay: Obama vs. 'Birther' Trump? Advantage, The Donald

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I still want Donald Trump off the national stage, and he's a ridiculous person to represent any conservative opinion, but anyone who doesn't agree that Trump won today is not paying attention.

-Karol Markowicz, on President Obama's remarks about the origin of his birth certificate.

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Transcript: Obama on White House's Release of Birth Certificate

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

April 27, 2011

Remarks by the President

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

9:48 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Now, let me just comment, first of all, on the fact that I can’t get the networks to break in on all ...


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Obama Speaks About His U.S. Birth Certificate

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This morning, the White House released President Obama's U.S. birth certificate. Obama said in a statement that he hoped this would end any debate over his birthplace, and allow those questioning his country of origin to move on to more important issues. Todd Zwillich, the Takeaway's Washington correspondent, spoke about whether or not this will be the death of the birthers. 

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