'Birther' http://kunc.org en Conspiracy Theory Experts: Skepticism Is Part Of Our National Identity http://kunc.org/post/conspiracy-theory-experts-skepticism-part-our-national-identity From <a href="http://news.discovery.com/human/why-obama-birther-conspiracy-theories-linger-110427.html" target="_blank">birthers</a> to <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2012/10/05/obama-jack-welch-general-election/1614969/" target="_blank">jobbers</a> to those who believe <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/27/are-the-polls-really-biased-for-obama.html" target="_blank">pollsters</a> are in cahoots with President Obama, some on the right have been gaining a reputation as particularly prone to conspiracy theories.<p>But the last time a Republican was in the White Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:05:00 +0000 Jordan G. Teicher 35642 at http://kunc.org Conspiracy Theory Experts: Skepticism Is Part Of Our National Identity Trump: Romney Got A Laugh, But Birther 'Issue' Is No Joke http://kunc.org/post/trump-romney-got-laugh-birther-issue-no-joke The Donald isn't done yet with the "birther" conspiracy.<p>Developer/reality show star/sort-of politician Donald Trump brought his unique personality to Florida on Sunday and for at least a few minutes took some of the spotlight away from the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=126783560" target="_blank">Republican National Convention</a> in Tampa and <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/27/160100140/isaac-churns-into-gulf-may-strike-near-new-orleans" target="_blank">tropical storm Isaac</a> out in the Gulf of Mexico.<p>Rick Stone from South Florida's WLRN was in Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:53:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 32729 at http://kunc.org Trump: Romney Got A Laugh, But Birther 'Issue' Is No Joke Now They're Even? Romney Gets In 'Birth Certificate' Quip http://kunc.org/post/now-theyre-even-romney-gets-birth-certificate-quip In Commerce, Mich., today, The Associated Press reports, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney told supporters that he and his wife, Ann, had been born in nearby hospitals. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:39:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 32632 at http://kunc.org Now They're Even? Romney Gets In 'Birth Certificate' Quip It's All Politics, May 31, 2012 http://kunc.org/post/its-all-politics-may-31-2012 Mitt Romney gets enough delegates, in some counts, to go over the top in his bid for the GOP nomination. But his celebration gets distracted by more Donald Trump "birtherism." Plus, the Texas GOP goes into overtime to find a Senate nominee, Rep. Thad McCotter plans a write-in campaign in Michigan in hopes of keeping his own job, and a look ahead to the Wisconsin recall.<p>NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving have the latest political news in this week's roundup. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:16:00 +0000 28186 at http://kunc.org It's All Politics, May 31, 2012 Arizona's Top Elections Official Considers 'Birther' Issue Closed http://kunc.org/post/arizonas-top-elections-official-considers-birther-issue-closed In all likelihood it won't change the minds of those who believe President Obama is ineligible to be president, but today Arizona's top elections official said he had put the "birther" issue to rest, when Hawaii sent him confirmation that Obama's birth certificate is legitimate.<p>Ken Bennett issued a statement just two days after it was revealed that Maricopa (Ariz.) Sherriff Joe Arpaio <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/22/153313783/sheriff-arpaio-sends-publicly-funded-deputy-to-hawaii-on-birther-hunt">had sent one of his publicly-funded deputies</a> to investigate the birt Wed, 23 May 2012 18:11:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 27754 at http://kunc.org