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April 21st, 2011
11:55 PM ET

KTH: 'Birther' myth lives on

Editor's note: Randi Kaye reports on how Donald Trump has pushed "birtherism" while others in the GOP are avoiding the issue.

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  1. Reasonable in Cincinnati

    This is ridiculous. This matter should be resolved under the Full Faith and Credit clause of the U.S. Constitution. Records that are valid in one state must be given validity in all other states. This is why marriage licenses, driver licenses, and yes, birth certificates are recognized in each and every U.S. state.

    Someone should ask Trump how he would address the Full Faith and Credit clause in attacking the validity of Obama's birth certificate, especially since Hawaii has already determined that it is valid in that state.

    April 22, 2011 at 11:21 am |
  2. Robert Stroney

    People that don't have real agendas – make them up – ask the Birthers. This continued exploration of Mr. Obama's birth certificate only means these Tea Party Republicans don't have a clue how to deal with real problems facing the American Tax Payer. This type of conversation is going to come back and bite these MORONS on their you-know-whats'. I see this type of conversation as a total waste of Tax Payer monies and it only deepens the divide between the Republican Party – which I also consider a waste of American Tax Payer Monies. If the Republican Party is the nucleus, then "Birthers" is the tail. Neither is connected by way of genetic defect.

    April 22, 2011 at 9:54 am |
  3. Susan Burita

    Even if the President was not born in the U.S. (which he was) he was born to a mother who was a U.S. citizen. If a child is born outside of the U.S to a parent who is a U.S. citizen – isn't that child a U.S. citizen? Why isn't this mentioned when "birthers" question the President's citizenship?

    April 22, 2011 at 1:26 am |