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‘Birther’ bill passed by Arizona Senate

Legislation that requires presidential candidates to prove they are natural-born American citizens before their names can appear on the Arizona ballot was approved by the state Senate on Wednesday. The bill, H.B. 2177, requires presidential candidates to submit a certified copy of their birth certificate that includes their date and…

Fayyad claims ‘birth certificate’ for Palestinian statehood

BRUSSELS — Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Wednesday that UN endorsement of his administration’s readiness to govern amounted to “a birth certificate” for statehood. Fayyad made the claim after the United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East peace process said in a report that the Palestinian Authority (PA)…

Donald Trump: Media made ‘birther’ a negative word

Billionaire real estate mogul and television celebrity Donald Trump blamed the media Sunday for marginalizing those who do not believe President Barack Obama was born in the United States. “It’s a very strange situation, that’s all I can tell you,” Trump, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said on CNN’s State…

Exclusive: Transgender people sue NYC over surgery requirement

Several transgender New Yorkers say the city is making it too difficult to obtain identification that reflects their new genders. Three transgender people announced Tuesday that they had filed suit against City of New York and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. They object to the city’s “arbitrary” requirement…

Court to hear case of birther who wouldn’t deploy

Court-martial for Army doctor who refused to deploy without seeing Obama’s birth certificate A military court was set to hear the case Tuesday of an Army doctor charged with refusing to deploy to Afghanistan because he says he doubts whether President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. and therefore…

CNN’s Anderson Cooper calmly destroys birther logic

CNN’s Anderson Cooper came prepared Monday to an interview with a Republican Texas state representative who questions President Barack Obama’s citizenship. Rep. Leo Berman has introduced a bill that would require any candidate for president or vice president of the United States to provide his or her birth certificate to…

Lou Dobbs: ‘Fox is the perfect fit for me’

A year after leaving CNN, Lou Dobbs is announcing the launch of a new cable news show. This time, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation will be his new home. Dobbs is joining Fox Business Channel in 2011. “Fox is the perfect fit for me,” Dobbs told The Daily Beast‘s Howard Kurtz.…

GOP Senator Vitter encourages lawsuits over debunked ‘birther’ conspiracy

Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana says he supports conservative organizations challenging President Barack Obama’s citizenship in court. Vitter, who is running for re-election, made the comments at a town hall-style event in Metairie, La., on Sunday when a constituent asked what he would do about what the questioner said…

Tea Party leader: Obama hides birth cert. to make us ‘nuts’

During an appearance on the radio show of Fox News’ Alan Colmes, prominent tea party leader Tom Tancredo made it clear he believes President Obama may not be an American citizen, Think Progress reported.…

Audio: Virginia AG strategizes birther legal challenge

Political observers are wondering whether Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a “birther” following the release of an audio tape in which Cuccinelli says that the claims that President Barack Obama was born outside the US are “within the realm of possibility.” In a question-and-answer session, audio of which was…

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