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April 26th, 2011
02:46 AM ET

The RidicuList: Sean Hannity

Editor's note: CNN's Anderson Cooper explains why a fellow cable news anchor has earned a spot on AC360's RidicuList.

April 26th, 2011
02:38 AM ET

Video: Middleton's best kept secret - the dress!

Editor's note: CNN's Isha Sesay speaks with Vogue's Hamish Bowles about what Kate Middleton's wedding dress might look like.

Related: Special coverage of The Royal Wedding on CNN.com

Related video: Cooper gets schooled in royal etiquette

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Royal Wedding
April 26th, 2011
02:33 AM ET

Video: Analyzing the 'birther' myth

Editor's note: Gary Tuchman and Jeff Toobin discuss key claims made by those who don't believe Pres. Obama was born in the U.S.

Related: Trump doubles down on 'birtherism'

Related: Trump claims Obama birth certificate 'missing'

Related: CNN investigation reveals Obama 'birther' claims have no merit

April 26th, 2011
02:27 AM ET

Video: Trump doubles down on 'birtherism'

Editor's note: Donald Trump explains to Anderson Cooper why he has doubts about Pres. Obama's birthplace.

Related: Trump claims Obama birth certificate 'missing'

Related: CNN investigation reveals Obama 'birther' claims have no merit

April 26th, 2011
02:05 AM ET

AC360 Investigation: Obama 'birther' claims have no merit

Editor's note: Tune in to AC360° Tuesday beginning at 10 p.m. ET to see the remainder of Gary Tuchman's investigation into President Barack Obama's birthplace. Tuchman speaks with Hawaii’s Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie who says he knew Obama’s parents decades ago. Abercrombie weighs in on the controversy over Obama’s birthplace and explains why he has not released Obama’s birth certificate like he said he would.

(CNN) - Was Barack Obama really born in America?

A new CNN investigation reveals what most analysts have been saying since the so-called "birther" controversy erupted during the 2008 presidential campaign: Obama was born in the state of Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Period.

While the president has made light of the controversy, the question remains political red meat for some of his critics. A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll showed that nearly 75% of Americans believe Obama was definitely or probably born in the United States. More than four in 10 Republicans, however, believe he probably or definitely was not born in America.

The U.S. Constitution says only "natural born" citizens can become president - a vague clause that some members of the birther movement contend disqualifies Obama because, they insist, he was born outside the United States.

Skeptics contend, among other things, that Obama was born in his father's home country of Kenya. Potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump recently seized on the issue, saying he had doubts about Obama's background.

CNN investigators in Honolulu, however, found nothing to reinforce those doubts.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • President Barack Obama
April 26th, 2011
01:59 AM ET

KTH: Dispelling the 'birther' myth

Editor's note: CNN's Anderson Cooper takes on the claims of 'birthers' and details evidence that Pres. Obama was born in Hawaii.

Related: CNN investigation reveals Obama 'birther' claims have no merit

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