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Littwin: The ugliness of “this ugly incident” is all Trump’s

So what do you do with someone who admits, sort of, to telling an egregious, racist lie by telling even more lies? In the United...

Wiretap: Pope Francis tackles immigration, climate change, poverty

Big talk It didn't take the pope long. First day in town, and he's already talking immigration, climate change and poverty. He also met with...

Wiretap: Afghanistan War vets struggle to save themselves

Shell shock The war still isn't over for those in the 2/7 Marine Battalion, which was at the center of the fighting in Afghanistan. In...

GOP Senate candidate Owen Hill climbs that birther mountain

Republican U.S. Senatorial candidate Owen Hill thinks it's "sleazy" that anyone reported on his sleazy birther "joke." Welcome to the big leagues. It was good to know you.

Trump bows out

He was never officially in and now he's out. Real estate and reality TV mogul Donald Trump flirted for weeks with a 2012 GOP presidential run and came to top Republican voter polls after a high profile proto-campaign in which he rehashed the conspiracy theory that President Obama was not born in the United States but has been passing off a forged birth certificate for years. Trump said he hired detectives to look into the matter. Trump's announcement today that he will not run comes with typical bravado.

The tragic return of Terry ‘Col Birther’ Lakin

He is the medal-winning former Army doctor from Greeley who became a hero to "birther" conspiracy theorists like Denver radio talker Peter Boyles when he refused to deploy to Afghanistan, demanding to see his commander-in-chief's birth certificate. Lakin didn't get to see any birth certificate. He was court martialed, stripped of his rank, salary and pension and hauled off to Leavenworth. After six months in prison, he is coming home. His supporters are trying to organize a rally to greet him at the airport in Baltimore, where his wife and three children live. As Salon's Justin Elliot reports, the Lakin saga is perhaps the most tragic story so far to "emerge from the birther carnival."

Tancredo: Obama held back birth certificate to make Republicans look nuts

Former Colorado Congressman, right-wing icon and talk-radio host Tom Tancredo says he guessed right on the birth certificate. In April of last year on the Alan Colmes radio show, he told listeners President Obama was intentionally delaying release of his birth certificate so that the birther movement would burn hotter and hotter and make the Republican Party and its leaders waffling on the topic appear ridiculous.

Terry ‘Col Birther’ Lakin backers remain skeptical after Obama birth certificate...

"Today's action doesn't solve this issue," Marco Ciavolino, a staffer at the Terry Lakin Action Fund, told the Colorado Independent in response to news that President Obama released an image of his "long-form" birth certificate today. "The first thing is, you know, why did the president wait so long to release this birth certificate? The other immediate thing is that there is no physical copy to inspect, so far. It's just a pdf. So here we go again," he said, laughing. "It's really not that hard."

Terry ‘Colonel Birther’ Lakin supporters launch action week ahead of trial

In the wake of this month's historic GOP electoral gains, supporters of "Colonel Birther" Terry Lakin are launching a national drive to demand lawmakers...

Buck works to shore up tea party support in wake of...

Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck worked to shore up Tea Party support Monday in the wake of news he called "birthers" in the tea...