But seriously, folks: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney joked about birth certificates today in Commerce, Mich.
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August 24, 2012 Earlier this month, it was President Obama getting a dig in about Mitt Romney having once put his dog in a crate on top of a car. Today it was Romney making a reference to the "birther" conspiracy.
May 29, 2012 Visiting with Donald Trump had a certain logic for Mitt Romney when he was fighting to prove his conservative street cred. But the logic is less clear now that Romney is shifting his campaign to gain support among independents. As George Will suggests, the Trump embrace indeed a curious move.
May 5, 2011 When President Obama decided to make public a copy of his actual birth certificate, some people thought it was a mistake to dignify those on the fringe who doubted he was born in Hawaii. Looks like the president's political instincts were solid, based on a new poll.
A Pakistani man reads a newspaper with the front page displaying news of the death of Osama bin Laden at a stall in Lahore on May 3, 2011.
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May 3, 2011 Like the "birthers" who try to raise questions about President Obama's citizenship and the "truthers" who have conspiracy theories about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the "deathers" are suspicious about bin Laden's death.
April 29, 2011 President Obama and his aides avoided expressing racial grievance during the 2008 campaign. And in dealing with the birther issue, they have continued that approach, leaving it to others to claim that birtherism has a racial and even racist element to it.
April 27, 2011 President Obama surprised many people Wednesday by releasing a copy of his "long form" birth certificate, his answer once and for all to birthers' charges. It also gave him the chance to assert his focus on real issues like the economy, jobs and gas prices that concern voters and not "silly" ones.
This handout image provided by the White House shows a copy of the long form of President Barack Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii.
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April 27, 2011 With this morning's release of President Obama's "long-form" birth certificate, will those who kept asking questions be satisfied?
Speaking to reporters at the White House this morning, the president decried the "carnival barkers" who have been asking for proof he was born in Hawaii.
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April 27, 2011 "We do not have time for this kind of silliness," the president says of the so-called birthers movement that has been questioning — even though officials in Hawaii long ago offered evidence of the president's birth there in 1961 — where he was born.
April 15, 2011 Arizona's became the first state to pass a birther bill. But there's a question as to whether it will pass Constitutional muster. The new bill's supporters said it had nothing to do with Obama.
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March 29, 2011 And the mockery is bi-partisan after Trump releases what turns out not to be a real birth certificate of his own.
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