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New Hampshire Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into Obama’s Ballot Eligibility, Citizenship

Oh, but “This is not a Birther Issue…”.   Uh, sure, New Hampshire Legislators…

The Huffington Post

A group of New Hampshire lawmakers asked the state attorney general’s office Tuesday to investigate whether President Barack Obama meets the eligibility requirements to appear on the state’s ballot, after their previous attempt to remove his name from the ballot was rejected in November.

Republican state Reps. Laurence Rappaport and Carol and Lucien Vita, say that Obama is not a natural-born citizen because his father was Kenyan. “This is not a birther issue, not a consideration of where Mr. Obama was born,” Rappaport said, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. “Our concern is only if he is a natural-born citizen.”

The Congressional Research Service wrote in 2011, “There is no provision in the Constitution and no controlling American case law to support a contention that the citizenship of one’s parents governs the eligibility of a native born U.S. citizen to be president.”

Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961. The White House released the president’s long-form birth certificate in April after his campaign released a scanned copy. Some, however, refuse to believe the veracity of the document.

The attorney general’s office doesn’t plan to respond. “There’s no request in it,” said Associate Attorney General Richard Head, according to the Concord Monitor. “I honestly can’t figure it out.”

New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley said it showed how “crazy town” has taken over the statehouse.

The New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission rejected an effort in November led by the group’s attorney, “birther queen” Orly Taitz, to remove Obama’s name from the ballot. After the commission unanimously rejected the effort, members in the crowd shouted “Traitors!” and “Shame on you!”

Assistant Attorney General Matt Mavrogeorge and Assistant Secretary of State Karen Ladd locked themselves in an office and called authorities because they feared for their safety, saying that crowd members were banging at the door and yelling. The state attorney general has asked state police to investigate the incident.

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He’s Baaaaaack! Donald Trump Says Obama Birth Certificate Fake

Well, look who’s trying to sneak in the back door. 

Donald Trump appears to be having second thoughts on his ambition to campaign for the presidency.   He’s also sticking to his “greatest hits” meme, this time by touting  to everyone that will listen, that Obama’s birth certificate is fake.

One would think that Trump learned his lesson when he was literally silenced by:

a) The president releasing his original long form birth certificate

b) The White House correspondence Dinner “Trump smack down”

c) The capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden

The Huffington Post

Donald Trump is inserting himself back into the world of politics, declaring that the White House produced inauthentic documentation of President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate last month, according to the conservative website WorldNetDaily.

The online publication, which has come under scrutiny for propagating the debunked conspiracy theory that the president was not born in the United States, reports that Trump regards the records as fake.

Upon the release of Obama’s birth certificate, Trump took credit for the disclosure. At the time, he was openly mulling a campaign for president in the next election cycle.

After nearly one month of remaining mum on the issue, Trump reportedly told WND that a computer expert assessed the document released by the White House and concluded that it was computer-generated and forged.

“There is certainly a chance that he was not born in this country,” said the billionaire, according to WND. “Now if he was not born in this country, that means he can’t be president. It’s very simple.”

Earlier this month, Trump signaled that he would forgo mounting a campaign for president in 2012. On Wednesday, however, the Daily Caller reported that while Trump will not seek the Republican presidential nomination, he is exploring the possibility of vying for the White House next year as an independent.

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” earlier this week, Trump wouldn’t rule out reversing his decision and signaled he still could run in 2012.

UPDATE: Mother Jones relays a statement from Trump pushing back against the report released by WND on his posture toward the president’s birth certificate.

…Frankly, many people were surprised that it took so long for this to happen. Is his birth certificate legitimate? I hope it is for the good of the country, but that’s for experts to determine–not me. I have not read the book written by Jerry Corsi nor did we discuss whether or not the birth certificate was computer generated or in any way fabricated. I merely asked him how his book was doing and wished him good luck.

Click here to read more from Mother Jones.

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Donald Trump Should Receive The Same Scrutiny He Sought For Barack Obama

I’m still stunned and speechless over Donald Trump’s chest thumping response to the President literally caving in to this clown and the people that believed him when he said that there were questions about the President’s birthplace.  The Huffington Post’s Jason Linkins and The Onion’s Baratunde Thurston seem to channel my thoughts on the matter…

Huffington Post – Jason Linkins

O tempora, o mores, what a day, what a day, right? This morning’s tilt-a-whirl news conference, in which President Barack Obama decided to release his long form birth certificate, to satiate some pure-bred American nutters in thrall to the President’s most disingenuous — or paranoid — opponents, was an event I never thought would come, because I just figured that the White House had the eminent good sense to know that conspiracists should not be negotiated with – just like terrorists.

But here we are today. The President of the United States has brandished documentation that only proved that there was never a compelling reason to brandish it in the first place, seeing as it only proved what he and every relevant official and the documents that were publicly available had already confirmed: that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, a pure citizen of these United States.

Chances are it was a confluence of dumb events that brought the White House to this point. A nearly-enacted law in Arizona that wouldn’t have been satisfied with the clear proof already available. A campaign season on the horizon. Ed Henry’s idiotic questions, posed a day after his own network decided to actually debunk the nonsense once and for all. Franklin Graham’s paranoid assertions going unchallenged on a Sunday Morning political show. I think I understand Obama’s mindset when he said this:

“We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We have better stuff to do. I have got better stuff to do. We have got big problems to solve…We are not going to be able to do it if we are distracted, we are not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other … if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts, we are not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by side shows and carnival barkers.

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I’ll leave you with the thoughts of The Onion‘s Baratunde Thurston, who basically just went off today when he heard what was happening. Of Trump’s birther binge, Thurston says, “It’s embarrassing to the entire nation that we would sit and let this happen. We have all been debased by this incident. By this charlatan, by this con man, by this mere promoter of himself.”

“No one has ever asked [Trump] to prove anything,” Thurston points out. That should change!

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Breaking: The President Releases His “Long Form” Birth Certificate

In my opinion, this will settle nothing with the “birthers”…

Huffington Post

On Wednesday morning, the White House released President Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate.

The president is expected to address the disclosure at 9:45 a.m. ET. Below, an image of the document put out by the White House.

This is a developing story… More information to come…

The New York Times

Obama’s Long-Form Birth Certificate Released

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
 

President Obama posted a copy of his “long form” birth certificate from the state of Hawaii, hoping to finally end a long-simmering conspiracy theory among some conservatives who asserted falsely that he was not born in the United States and was not a legitimate president.

The birth certificate, which is posted online at the White House website, shows conclusively that Mr. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is signed by state officials and his mother.

“The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn’t good for the country,” Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, wrote on the website Wednesday morning. “It may have been good politics and good TV, but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many challenges we face as a country.”

Mr. Obama is expected to address questions about the birth certificate in a briefing with reporters Wednesday morning at 9: 45 a.m.

The contention that Mr. Obama was not born in the United States, and therefore did not meet the Constitutional requirement for election as president, has been around for years and has long been refuted, but has recently gained public attention after Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, repeatedly raised questions as he explores whether to run for president.

Mr. Pfeiffer said in the statement on the website that the president authorized officials in Hawaii to release the document broadly.

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Jan Brewer: Birther Issue Leading Country ‘Down A Path Of Destruction’

If AZ Gov. Jan Brewer says the “birther” issue is bad for this country, some GOP folks need to take heed…

Huffington Post

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says the so-called “birther” issue is a potentially destructive issue for the country.

Brewer was interviewed on CNN on Monday about her decision a week ago to veto an Arizona bill that would have required President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their natural-born citizenship.

Brewer reiterated her veto explanation that the bill was poorly drafted. She also said she believes there’s no question that it was directed at Obama though it’s clear he was born in Hawaii.

She told CNN interviewer John King that the birther issue is leading the nation “down a path of destruction.”

Brewer spokesman Matt Benson did not immediate respond to requests by The Associated Press for elaboration on that remark.

WATCH (via CNN):

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Trump fails to produce birth certificate

Hmmm, the “king of the birthers” fails to produce his own official birth certificate! Oh the irony of it all!

Politico

Donald Trump made headlines earlier today when he provided what he said was a copy of his birth certificate — but a quick check reveals it’s actually not an official document.

The paper that Trump released says “Jamaica Hospital” on top and lists the date and time of what he says was his birth to “Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Trump.” The piece of paper has a seal at the bottom.  

But after several New York City-based readers contacted POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman, her call to city officials revealed that an actual birth certificate, which is issued by the Department of Health, would have the agency’s seal and also a signature of the city registrar – neither of which the Trump document has. Officials said the city Health Department is the “sole issuing authority” of official birth certificates in New York, and that the document would clearly say so, and “city officials said it’s not an official document.”

It appears instead to be a hospital “certificate of birth,” meaning the piece of paper the hospital gave to his family saying he was born. Such a document typically has the signature of the hospital administrator and the attending physician.

Trump lawyer and advisor Michael Cohen didn’t respond to Haberman’s question about the document.

Trump’s mother, it should be noted, was born in Scotland, which is not part of the United States. His plane is registered in the Bahamas, also a foreign country. This fact pattern — along with the wave of new questions surrounding what he claims is a birth certificate — raises serious doubts about his eligibility to serve as President of the United States.

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