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USA Today compared the deniers of climate-change science to birthers – those who claimed President Obama was born in a foreign country and thus an illegitimate president – expressing the opinion of the paper’s editorial board. The editorial noted that the prestigious National Research Council (NRC), part of the National Academy of Sciences, had issued […] Read More

(RNS) So, according to the long-form birth certificate released by the White House on Wednesday (April 27), Barack Hussein Obama II was born at 7:24 p.m. on Aug. 4, 1961 at Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital, 6085 Kalanianaole Highway, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii. Phew! Glad that’s settled. Or at least it seemed to be settled for […] Read More

On Sunday, evangelist Franklin Graham argued that President Barack Obama may not have been born in the United States, even though numerous independent fact-checkers have debunked that claim as erroneous.   The White House quickly condemned Graham’s attack.   Graham, son of the famed evangelist Billy Graham who served as the spiritual adviser to several […] Read More

Are conservative Christian politicians a driving force behind the so-called “birther” movement, those who think President Obama is not a natural-born American citizen and therefore an illegitimate president?   According to Politico, bills have been introduced in at least 10 states that would require presidential candidates to supply proof that they are natural-born Americans.   […] Read More

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) told a packed town-hall meeting in Kingman, Ariz., that he is considering a lawsuit against President Obama over his birth certificate.   For over a year, right-wing conspiracy theorists and political opportunists have argued that Obama is the illegitimate president of the United States because he is in violation of the […] Read More