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Stanley Dunham was enrolled in University of Washington 15 days after Obama birth? Obama lied in book? - 08/04/09

Stanley Dunham - mother of Barack Obama - was enrolled in classes at the University of Washington at Seattle that might have started just 15 days after Obama was born. That's revealed in documents discussed here and here by Jerome Corsi of WorldNetDaily. And, that might contradict claims made by Obama in "Dreams of My Father": In that book, President Obama claimed his mother remained with him in Hawaii until 1962 when supposedly Barack Obama Sr. made the decision to abandon Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Jr. in Hawaii because Harvard did not provide sufficient funds for him to take his family...

Talk show host career threatened over Obama citizenship issue? (Might be true...) - 08/04/09

From this: The Northeast Intelligence Network and Canada Free Press are in possession of extremely sensitive investigative documents, including a stunning written admission by a nationally known talk show host stating that he was threatened with his career - or worse - should he talk about the issue of Barack Hussein Obama’s birth records to a national audience. This document was obtained on December 10, 2008, and provides explicit detail of a "gag order" imposed on this host before and immediately following the national election last November. After receiving and authenticating the document...

When even Glenn Beck turns on the "Birthers", should they get a clue? (+ HotAir <3 MMFA) - 08/04/09

Even Glenn Beck has turned on the "Birthers", saying that he doesn't believe Obama was born in Kenya, that if it came out that he was born there it would result in "civil war", and that "there are other things that you should concentrate on... Who cares about the birth certificate thing? ...What do you say we pay attention to he's appointing Communists..." (The audio is at mediamatters.org/mmtv/200908040011)

2006: Tammy Duckworth or Will Hoover said Obama was born in Indonesia - 08/02/09

Around early 2006, either former congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth or Honolulu Advertiser writer (and Obama defender) Will Hoover said that Barack Obama was born in Indonesia.

Media Matters lies about Obama certificate issue ("The Definitive Birther Takedown") - 08/01/09

Media Matters for America offers the un-bylined "The Definitive Birther Takedown" (mediamattersaction.org/factcheck/200907280002). A brief glance shows it contains at least one lie and other misleading statements.

Glenn Thrush implies most Republicans are racists, including those not buying Politico's lies; help discredit him - 07/31/09

Glenn Thrush of the Politico says: Shocker poll from Kos/Research2000 today... A whopping 58 percent of Republicans either think Barack Obama wasn't born in the US (28 percent) or aren't sure (30 percent). A mere 42 percent think he was... When do we start a serious dialog about the Birther movement being a proxy for racism that is unacceptable to articulate in more direct terms? The GOP and those linked to it including major bloggers will probably ignore this, or they'll further try to distance themselves from the "Birthers", or they'll do other moronic things. I don't know exactly how they'...

Tulsa World editorial's lie about "birther" issue shows failure to understand this issue - 07/30/09

Tulsa World offers the editorial "The 'birthers'/Don't encourage them, senator" (link) about recent comments from Oklahoma senator Jim Inhofe in which he apparently said, "I believe those people who are concerned about his birth certificate, about whether he is a citizen and qualified, I encourage them to do that." As with others in the "anti-birther movement", Tulsa World can't get their facts straight and are lying to their readers. Not only do they smear all those who are referred to as "Birthers" as "conspiracy theorists" who are like those who are "Kennedy conspiracy adherents" (?!), but...

Why Conor Friedersdorf is an idiot, Part 5832923B - 07/30/09

A brief search shows that pointing out that Conor Friedersdorf is an incoherent idiot appears to be a common theme among many, so I'll add my own contribution. Over at theamericanscene · com/2009/07/29/what-transparency-demands he replied in comments to my earlier comments regarding the Obama citizenship issue:

The leaders of the opposition to Obama: still incompetent, still helping him - 07/30/09

Almost all of the leaders of the supposed opposition to Obama are so incompetent that they actually helped him win the election.

John Hinderaker warns against "Birthers", after admitting (and showing) he knows little about the issue - 07/30/09

John Hinderaker of "PowerLineBlog!" (I add the exclamation mark for emphasis) offers "Forms of Madness" (powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/07/024151.php). Let me try to remove some of his filler: [A talk radio show wanted me to discuss the "birthers" and whether they should give it up...] I do think they should give it up, but I haven't studied the issue closely and won't debate anything I haven't studied, so I declined the invitation... Birtherism is nowhere near as crazy as trutherism... [but...] So, birthers, give it a rest... In case it's not immediately obvious, the following comment I...

Picture of a 1961 Hawaiian long-form "Certificate of Live Birth" - 07/29/09

By now everyone knows what Barack Obama's supposed "Certification of Live Birth" ("COLB") looks like. Now, compare that to the long-form "Certificate of Live Birth" pictured in this post and available in a slightly larger form here.

National Review lies in anti-Birther editorial ("Born in the U.S.A.") - 07/28/09

National Review offers the editorial "Born in the U.S.A." (peekURL.com/zkdwktb) about the Obama citizenship issue. Not only are they aping the title of a deceptive FactCheck page about this issue [1], and not only are they using similar statements to those used by FactCheck, but they're lying almost as badly as FactCheck does. I'll only discuss this part: The Hawaiian birth certificate President Obama has produced - the document is formally known as a "certificate of live birth" - bears that information. It has been inspected by reporters, and several state officials have confirmed that the...

Hawaii Health director now says Obama was born in Hawaii; she did *not* say that before - 07/28/09

Dr. Chiyome Fukino of the Hawaii Department of Health has issued a press release that supposedly says (link from Dan Nakaso of the Honolulu Advertiser): "I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai'i State Department of Health verifying Barrack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago." Confirming that he was born there is more than she said in her...

Howard Kurtz of CNN is not a reliable source - 07/27/09

If you think Howard Kurtz of CNN and the Washington Post is credible, please see the following. On yesterday's "Reliable Sources" program, he said the following (video attached): Is it responsible for (Lou Dobbs) and others to go on the air, talk about these claims, demand proof, when we have seen a copy of the birth certificate? When Hawaii officials say that Barack Obama was born there in 1961? If Kurtz is credible, you should be able to find direct quotes from Hawaiian officials confirming Obama was born there, right? So, where are those quotes? If Howard Kurtz is telling the truth, then...

Obama's COLB was "filed", someone else's was "accepted". Does that imply anything? - 07/26/09

The picture of Barack Obama's "Certification of Live Birth" ("COLB") includes a line with "Date Filed by Registrar".

What Brad DeLong doesn't want you to see (+he does it again) - 07/24/09

Yesterday, Brad DeLong offered "Buce on the Birthers" [1], which is just a clip post consisting entirely of a portion of someone else's post about the Obama citizenship issue together with a supposed picture of Barack Obama's COLB. I left the two comments below; as predicted, they were deleted.

Dave Weigel lies about Obama certificate issue *again* (Rachel Maddow, "Birthers") - 07/23/09

Dave Weigel of the Washington Independent appeared on the Rachel Maddow show to discuss the "Birther" movement a couple days ago; the video is attached. If you trust Weigel's reporting, keep reading because, in addition to being disingenuous, he uttered two major lies.

Ed Morrissey must think that Hawaiian state law is a "Birther theory" - 07/23/09

Low-level conservative commentator Ed Morrissey of HotAir recently got a special treat: a shout-out from Media Matters for America in their article 'Unlike Dobbs, some conservative media think birthers are "nutburgers"' (by Julie Millican, mediamatters.org/research/200907220051). Rather than criticizing him, they were giving him a cookie for helping "[to] debunk[] the birth certificate rumors" about Barack Obama, linking to Morrissey's "The sadly obligatory SCOTUS birth-certificate post" [1] as proof of just how reasonable he was. Just one problem: the HotAir post they linked to contained a...

Kitty Pilgrim of CNN lies, smears over Obama certificate issue (John Avlon and Errol Louis lie) - 07/20/09

On the video from CNN at dailykostv.com/w/001945, Kitty Pilgrim attempts to "debunk" the Obama citizenship issue and shows that she's simply a dissembling mainstream media hack. The discussion features Orly Taitz and Alan Keyes on one side, and John Avlon and Errol Louis on the other. Rather than trying to get the facts of the matter, Pilgrim persistently engages in mockery, as do Avlon and Louis. Pilgrim first leads off with a summary of the issue; here are the problems with what she says: * She refers to Obama's "birth certificate", saying it shows he was born in Hawaii. See this for why...

How not to ask about the Obama citizenship issue (Mike Castle assumes Obama is a citizen) - 07/20/09

Drudge is linking to this video of a townhall meeting in Delaware featuring Republican congressman Mike Castle. The "lady in red" launches into nothing more than a rant about the Obama citizenship issue and then states that Obama is a citizen of Kenya. Castle responds by saying he's a U.S. citizen.

Has Obama publicly released his birth certificate? (The answer is no) - 07/19/09

Many people assume that Barack Obama has publicly released his birth certificate. That's false for two reasons: 1. The "birth certificate" shown on his website is a "certification of live birth" ("COLB"). 2. More to the point, all he's publicly released is a picture of that COLB. To help explain the difference between an object and the picture of that object, would you accept a picture of a $100 bill in lieu of an actual $100 bill? If someone claims they own a Ferrari and, when challenged, they send you a picture of them standing next to a Ferrari; is that proof of ownership? If, when...

Dave Weigel misleads about Obama certificate issue, again (Janice Okubo) - 07/17/09

As part of his long-running campaign to mislead people about the Obama citizenship issue, Dave Weigel of the Washington Independent offers "'Birther' Movement Dogs Republicans" [1]. I just got off the phone with one of his sources for the article, and she refused to verify the impression that Weigel's article is trying to make. Weigel is trying to mislead people into believing that the state of Hawaii has verified that the certification of live birth ("COLB") shown on Barack Obama's site and others. Yet, his quote source (Janice Okubo of the state of Hawaii's Department of Health) repeatedly...

Robert Farley of Politifact misleads about Obama certificate issue - 07/15/09

On July 1, Robert Farley of Politifact offered "White House spokesman Robert Gibbs "lied" when he said President Obama's birth certificate is posted on the Internet" [1] about an ad WorldNetDaily ran regarding a question Les Kinsolving asked at a press conference (

Obama's "birth hospital" covers up letter he sent (Kapiolani, Neil Abercrombie) - 07/11/09

The Obama citizenship issue just gets weirder and weirder. As previously discussed, Snopes, Wikipedia, and Obama himself have all given differing accounts of which hospital he was born in.

Fight the Smears: The Truth About Barack's Birth Certificate (fightthesmears.com) - 07/09/09

The site fightthesmears.com has been offline for a couple days for an unknown reason. For public interest reasons, the following is a copy of most of fightthesmears.com/articles/5/birthcertificate, the page that has a picture of what Barack Obama claims is his certification of live birth ("COLB"). The first section between horizontal lines is the center portion of that page; the section below that contains the text of two messages the Obama campaign wanted their supporters to send via email. The serious problems with the quotes in the first section (from FactCheck and Eli Saslow of the...

Barack Obama gave differing accounts of which hospital he was born in (Wikipedia and Snopes too) (+Bill Press) - 07/08/09

Those who make the definitive claim that Barack Obama was born in Honolulu should know which hospital he was born in, right? How can you know for a fact that he was born there without knowing which hospital it was? Yet, not only have Snopes and Wikipedia given differing accounts of which hospital he was born in, but so has Obama himself.

Lee Fang of ThinkProgress misleads about Obama citizenship issue - 06/23/09

Discussing a bill that would require presidential candidates to provide a birth certificate showing they're eligible, Lee Fang of ThinkProgress offers a volley of misleading statements at thinkprogress.org/2009/06/23/gop-birther-bill:

Spencer Kornhaber misleads about Obama citizenship issue (+a challenge) - 06/22/09

Spencer Kornhaber of the OCWeekly offers "Meet Orly Taitz, Queen Bee of People Obsessed With Barack Obama's Birth Certificate" (ocweekly.com/2009-06-18/news/orly-taitz).

Jeremy Leaming /American Constitution Society deletes comment (Obama certificate issue) - 04/05/09

Back on March 6, Jeremy Leaming of the American Constitution Society offered 'Suit Challenging Obama's Eligibility: "Frivolous"' [1] about the recent ruling from Judge James Robertson. The comment appeared but isn't there now (webified): Jeremy Leaming: there's proof that (Ben Smith) is a liar at my name's link. Let me suggest less mindless mocking and more rigorous thinking. If you're not capable of that, the ACS should find someone who is. Leaming is that site's blog editor (acsblog.org/cat-blog-editors.html). He's also their Associate Director of Communications, and he previously worked...

Liz Sidoti /AP: Obama's opponents still racist (lies, takes quotes out of context, elides statistics...) - 03/30/09

Before the election there were a string of articles attempting to portray opponents of Barack Obama as racist. Liz Sidoti of the Associated Press decided to carry on that fine tradition after the election (link): Disproved and disputed claims about his religion and citizenship, namely untruths that Obama is a Muslim and isn't U.S.-born, zip across chatrooms and dominate the blogosphere. Fringe critics largely are responsible for perpetuating the lies, but even elected officials have raised them. 1. Only Obama himself knows what, if any, religion he belongs to. The most that can be said is...

Picture of a Hawaii Certificate of Live Birth (long-form) - 03/25/09

There's a picture of a 1963-vintage Hawaiian "Certificate of Live Birth" here. Compare that to the only documentation that Barack Obama has provided here: fightthesmears.com/articles/5/birthcertificate What's pictured at the second link is a "Certification of Live Birth", and it has much less information that the "Certificate of Live Birth", which is also called the "long-form" certificate.

Did Barack Obama get his Social Security Number in Connecticut? (042-68-????) - 03/18/09

If you go here and do a find for 042-68 you'll see what purports to be the first part of Barack Obama's Social Security Number. According to the Social Security Administration, the 042 prefix indicates that the number was obtained in Connecticut: ssa.gov/employer/stateweb.htm Obviously, there are a lot of open questions here, and even if that is his real number what exactly it would prove isn't clear. The person who generated the list of names, addresses, and SSNs is apparently Neil Sankey (privateinvestigation.com), a former British policeman who's now a licensed private investigator in Los...

Terry Krepel needs logic lessons (Obama certificate issue) - 03/11/09

I hesitate to discuss blogs that criticize this site when the blog in question only gets about 400 visits per day. However, a week ago Terry Krepel of "ConWebWatch" offered "Blog Misleadingly Comes to Kincaid's Defense" [1] about a recent video I made.

Wikipedia misleads, smears about Obama citizenship "conspiracy theory" - 03/09/09

Wikipedia has a page called "Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories" (en.wikipedia .org/wiki/Barack_Obama_citizenship_conspiracy_theories) that smears those who have questions about where Obama was born and whether he's eligible to be president as fringe conspiracy theorists. And, as will be shown below, that page has been grossly misleading visitors about this issue for almost two and a half months: since around Christmas, anyone who's relied on the article has been misled.

Judge James Robertson shows keen lack of intellectual integrity (natural born citizen lawsuit) - 03/06/09

United States District Judge James Robertson has thrown out a lawsuit that was challenging Barack Obama's eligibility to be president. The Associated Press report from Nedra Pickler is here, and the PDF with his ruling is here. The ruling might be correct in legal terms, but the opinions he expresses show that he lacks intellectual curiousity and integrity. From the PDF: This case, if it were allowed to proceed, would deserve mention in one of those books that seek to prove that the law is foolish or that America has too many lawyers with not enough to do. Even in its relatively short life...

Ben Smith /Politico keeps lying about Obama certificate issue - 03/01/09

If you trust the reporting of Ben Smith of the Politico, I hope to change your mind. He offers "Culture of conspiracy: The Birthers" (link), which is just the latest in his attempt to smear those who have questions about where Barack Obama was born and whether he's eligible to be president. And, this excerpt contains a blatant lie: A quick reality check, before we dive in: The challenges to Obama's eligibility have no grounding in evidence. Courts across the country have summarily rejected the movement's theory - that Obama can't be a citizen because his father wasn't - as a misreading of U.S...

ThinkProgress lies for Obama (Cliff Kincaid on knowing where Obama was born) - 02/28/09

On the 26th, Cliff Kincaid appeared at CPAC and said among other things: back there in the 1980s at least we knew that our president was born in the United States The ThinkProgress blog - run by the Barack Obama-linked Center for American Progress then lied about what he said, uploading a video with that quote under the false title "Cliff Kincaid Says President Obama Not Born in US" (link). Obviously, saying we don't know where Obama was really born and saying that he wasn't born in the U.S. are too very different things. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise: both ThinkProgress and CAP...

Andrew Sullivan calls on Obama to release his birth certificate - 02/23/09

In a move that might help the MSM further unjustly discredit all those who want the truth about the Obama citizenship issue (see that link for our extensive, completely fact-based coverage), Andrew Sullivan now says (andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/02/first-keyes-now.html): ...I see absolutely no reason why Obama himself should not release the actual original document and provide it to the press. The president of the United States, like anyone else in public life, has no "right to privacy" in a matter like this, and there's absolutely no good reason why he should refuse to...

What Larisa Alexandrovna doesn't want you to see - 02/16/09

Larisa Alexandrovna of RawStory and "At-Largely" (also a Huffington Post contributor) doesn't want her readers to see how she's misleading them. Read on to see why you can't trust her reporting.

Gail Kerr's misleading Tennessean column (+a challenge) - 02/16/09

Gail Kerr, columnist for the Tennessean newspaper, offers "Lawmakers look dumb for reviving Obama hoax" (link). It concerns a lawsuit that four TN legislators are involved in seeks to find out whether Barack Obama is indeed eligible to be president. Whatever the details of the case (I'm not familiar with it), Kerr makes several misleading statements in the column.