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April 25th, 2011
09:48 PM ET

Birthplace Facts, Not Birther Fiction: Join the Live Chat

A 360° investigation tonight. Keeping Them Honest, out Gary Tuchman went to Hawaii and chased down the facts on Pres. Obama's birthplace. Plus, we talk to perhaps the best-known 'birther,' Donald Trump. Hear what he has to say about our investigation. And, the inside scoop on the royal wedding. An up close look at designer of Kate Middleton's gown.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)


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soundoff (235 Responses)
  1. Lori

    Have a wonderful evening Anderson. Take care of yourself.
    Good night everyone.
    See you tomorrow.

    April 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Karen, MN

    Good night

    April 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Nancy

    Great job, everyone. Keeping Trump Honest for once in his life is long overdue. You guys are the best ones to do it, and I'm so glad you did. Thank you for proving the facts once again, and it was good to hear him stumbling as he finally cited "someone" as his source. I hope the clip spreads and gives the facts to the people who aren't sure. So, great job with that report. Let's prove Trump's just playing to the diehards, and can't convince people who actually listen to the facts.

    And great Rediculist. Aw, Anderson, you haven't aged badly, you still look awesome. 🙂

    April 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    As always, LOVE the rediculist! Comments excellentAnderson, as always.

    Good night all. Still having difficulty with the new format, but wish you ALL a safe & peacful tomorrow!

    April 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. Great blog and good to have Anderson back!!

    April 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. John

    Seems to me his Mom was 18 and just out of high school. She got involved with a 23 yr old married Kenyan and got pregnant after jusf moving to Hawaii. Mom and Dad were sure real happy. The baby was born somewhere and looks like his Mom. Unless she traveled overseas to have the birth which could put "natural" into question, or Mom and Dad were perhaps embarrassed that they had a private delivery maybe explaining the lack of full documentation, this one seems pretty straight forward. The guy is still a lousy leader, seemingly anti american and a terrible president, but he's offcially an American. Just wished he wasn't - It might explain things.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Wow. How many years ago was that clip from?

    April 25, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Todd

    One might think someone of his supposed stature ( Mr. Trump's) would have more constructive things to do with his time. President Obama is as qualified as any other president in our history. Many Americans, even in 2011, still can't or don't want to get their heads around this fact. Give up and grow up Mr. Trump.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Nina

    Good Night everyone. Have a nice week

    April 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Kaytee

    He doesn't show because he doesn't have to. No amount of questioning, investigating, doubting, or arguing by the birthers is going to change that. Move on.
    (btw, if he did show it, who would he show it to – each and every person that comes on tv saying they need to see it? Say one person see it, why would the birthers believe that person? You know he could be bought off. At what point would they be satisfied, they are not believing the persons who has seen it so far? They would just keep this farce going.)

    April 25, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Nina

    Hope all involved in the Tornado are receiving help. Never fool with mother nature.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Jana, Chi, Karyn, Lilly, Merl, Marybeth others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    That's so silly I like ridiculist Sean Hannity , LOL! So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!!
    Anderson,
    Have a great/good night, Tight sleep & rest,
    See you tomorrow night!

    April 25, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  13. Lori

    That was quite a clip of that tornado!

    April 25, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  14. Karen

    Actually from a political standpoint, I'd say it's pretty smart of the Obama Administration to NOT quash the controversy over the birth certificate by actually producing it. As long as the issue is out there and there is that small percentage of people who will not believe it even if he went on National TV and showed the world the actual document, then the Right is going to have to deal with this issue, rather than discussing legitimate issues that concern all Americans. It's a distraction the Right created and now it's come back to bite them BIG time!

    April 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  15. Bryce

    It's all a show. Those that believe otherwise are only fooling yourselves. "Birthers" believe the FBI and all government agencies that would approve some one to be eligible to be President lied about the current President?

    April 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  16. Paula, Colorado

    Can't wait to see the dress, though I'm also looking forward to your coverage of the royal wedding.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  17. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I grew up in England from ages 8-12. I Love the Royalty & am very much looking forward to the wedding!
    I can understand how some Americans are Not interested in the wedding At All.
    British royalty is something you either love or dislike.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  18. lisal -canada

    everyone seems to go so nuts over wedding dresses – i never saw the need to break the bank over something you only wear once, and most of them are quite lovely – it's just adress – not much of a romantic here i guess

    April 25, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  19. Mike in TX

    Two questions
    How long has it been since you have seen or heard Donald Trump and his whatever it is?

    How long has it been since you have seen a regular listing here or on any network of our fallen heros who are coming home KIA every week? While the local folks, Patriot Guard, authorities, friends and family escort our Fallen Heros to their final resting place ever day we have to listen to him on this and all his other pontifications.

    I'll take any one of our Fallen Hero's to Donald Trump any moment in time

    April 25, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Anderson!!!!!!
    You are so funny man, I love that word "unfussy"!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!

    April 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  21. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I would much rather be surprised about what Kate is wearing on her wedding day

    April 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  22. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    I can not believe that Pres Obama's birth investation is still going on. I think it is just more scare tactics from politicians. Sensationalism is one thing, lies are another.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yes!!!!!!!!!!!! I agree!!!!!!!

      April 25, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  23. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    It appears that Libya is a stalemate right now. Bad move for us to get involved.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
    • Jo Ann, Ohio

      Only a coup can break the stalemate in Libya.

      April 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  24. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Is the dress still going to be 'White'"?

    April 25, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Gloria,
      Yes, She will wear white wedding dress.

      April 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  25. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Starr, McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, then a US territory, not Panama. He was born in a US military hospital of US parents. A Supreme Court ruling was made when Goldwater ran, as he was born in AZ when it was a territory. The Court said he was a natural born citizen and could run as President. McCain was covered by that ruling.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  26. lisal -canada

    i always laugh when i hear someone say "who are you wearing?" i get this cartoon picture in my head of a person actually wearing another person

    April 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
    • Heather - Spokane, WA

      i do too, it's hard not to, haha

      April 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  27. Carol E

    Wow! I thought Mr. Trump had some interesting perspectives on the world market and business in general., perhaps information that could help America in these very difficult economic times. After his conversations regarding the "birth certiificate," I have no confidence in his abilities to be helpful in any manner . Thank goodness this was presented now, in it's entirety. It really said to me that facts, from anyone other than himself, are not facts. He truly is the wrong person for governmental responsibilties. I wouldn't 't trust anything he had to say. Mr. Trump - stay in the private sector, which I'm sure was your plan all along.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  28. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Not sure why this birth investigation is news. This was settled long ago.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  29. Paula, Colorado

    NATO needs to be even more aggressive in defending the civilians.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  30. Carol

    Donald Trump is a big bag of wind. The fact that the President's mother was an United States citizen makes him a United States citizen – period – end of story. If there was a question about someone's birth, then it would have been quite reasonable for the Democrats to question John McCain's birthright because he was born in the Canal Zone, but because his parents were United States citizens, he, too, was a United States citizen. I don't understand why the news media doesn't present this fact to "the Donald" when he starts on his birther soapbox – I'd love to see him try to wiggle out of that one, or maybe he really doesn't have a handle on our Constitution to know what's what.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am so exciting see Isha in London for prince William and Kate's weddiog!!!!!! I love that...... I hope we can do it watch in the morning!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!! Anderson, Have a good trip to London with Piers, Richard, Kiran, Isha and Cat!!!!!!!!!!

    April 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  32. Tom Rowan

    It's insane to think they would allow Obama to be president without making sure he's born in America. With all the racists in power i'm sure there has been millions invested in finding dirt on him and trying to keep a black guy outta' the "white house". Instead they found a stand up guy born in Hawaii.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  33. Kaytee

    After all of that explaining, there are still people on here asking why won't he just show it? lol
    Anderson, you all were so right, it doesn't matter what you say or show them, they will still ask the same old silly question. Unbelievable!
    Simply put, because he does not have to!
    He has shown it, it was accepted, he is the president, and he does not have to show it again! You all may as well get over it. No other president has had to keep showing his birth cert, and this one will not. Stop trying to treat him differently because of his skin color.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  34. Dave

    Anderson:
    What hospital was Obama born at and will they confirm it? Any friends or family present at the hospital during his birth of couple days after? So, far your show has not addressed that. His half sister claimed he was born at a different hospital then Obama.You should provide info as to why people doubt his birth in HI. In 1961 a Certification of Live Birth could be obtained in HI post birth by the parent merely filing a written statement with the Dept. of Health. They in turn would issue the BC and send the birth announcement to the newspapers. The fact is that Obama and his staff have spent a lot of money thwarting any attempt in federal court to disclose his original long form hospital generated birth certificate. Ask yourself why?

    April 25, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
    • Ron

      "His half sister claimed he was born at a different hospital then Obama."

      This is not true. It was the interviewer for the Rainbow Edition Newsletter a high school newspaper that was interviewing her that made the claim. He admitted that he just guessed.

      April 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  35. Sharon Hastings

    What an amazing report of the fighting in Misrata. Seems like the rebels are training themselves to become better soldiers. Just by sheer experience they have to improve.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  36. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    The situation in Misrata *(sp?) is heartbreaking. I truly pray that NATO is not too late to genuinely help Lybia.

    God bless those seeking freedom in Syria!

    April 25, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  37. Gregg

    All Trump is saying is why can't the original be verified by the press? If CNN could get into view it then story over? I'm also a little confused on the 1 million dollars spent by President Obama. You said the facts don't bear it out that he spend one million dollars but that it can't be determined. So which is it? You either have facts or not?

    April 25, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
    • BRAD

      Well said! They also said it takes several weeks to find/get... but they know it is in 'The Vault'?

      April 25, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
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