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Rick Perry Says He Perpetuates 'Birther' Talk Because 'It's Fun': VIDEO

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Texas Governor Rick Perry was asked in a CNBC interview why he keeps bringing up the issue of Obama's birth certificate.

Said Perry: “I’m really not worried about the president’s birth certificate. It’s fun to poke at him a little bit, and say, how about, ‘Let’s see your grades and your birth certificate.’”

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Watch: Lawrence O'Donnell Goes Ballistic, Kicks Nutty Birther
Orly Taitz Off His Show

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Lawrence O'Donnell invited nutty birther Orly Taitz on his show expecting an apology.

"She's crazy. I invited a crazy person on the show to see if a crazy person faced with the thing that the crazy person was trying to get for the two and a half years could say something responsive, something human to the document that was released today."

Nope. 

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Watch: Trump Gets Angry with John King Over Birther Questioning

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CNN's John King confronts Donald Trump over his birther crusade, asking him how he feels about being called a 'side show' and 'carnival barker'. King asks him when he's going to release his tax returns since the birth certificate is out there, and questions him about the non-existent CNN poll Trump claims shows him neck-and-neck with Obama.

Trump is not happy.

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Watch: Trump and Obama Press Conferences on Birth Certificate

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Donald Trump and President Obama held consecutive press conferences this morning about the release of Obama's long-form birth certificate, for which Trump gives himself full credit.

Watch both of them, AFTER THE JUMP...

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White House Releases Long-Form Obama Birth Certificate

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President Obama today released his long-form birth certificate, the document so-called "birthers" have been demanding to see from the beginning of his presidency.

The White House writes, in a blog post:

In 2008, in response to media inquiries, the President’s campaign requested his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii. The state sent the campaign the President’s birth certificate, the same legal documentation provided to all Hawaiians as proof of birth in state, and the campaign immediately posted it on the internet. That birth certificate can be seen here (PDF).

When any citizen born in Hawaii requests their birth certificate, they receive exactly what the President received. In fact, the document posted on the campaign website is what Hawaiians use to get a driver’s license from the state and the document recognized by the Federal Government and the courts for all legal purposes. That’s because it is the birth certificate. This is not and should not be an open question.

The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn’t good for the country. It may have been good politics and good TV, but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many challenges we face as a country. Therefore, the President directed his counsel to review the legal authority for seeking access to the long form certificate and to request on that basis that the Hawaii State Department of Health make an exception to release a copy of his long form birth certificate. They granted that exception in part because of the tremendous volume of requests they had been getting. President Barack Obama's long form birth certificate can be seen here (PDF).  Correspondence with the Hawaii State Department of Health can be seen here (PDF).

Obama is scheduled to address the media at 9:45 am ET.


Donald Trump: Obama Didn't Write His First Book

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Donald Trump brought his phony hint of a presidential run to a "tea party" rally in Boca Raton, Florida. In his speech to the crowd, Trump bashed Obama over his birth certificate (natch) and also questioned whether ot not he actually authored his first memoir, Dreams From My Father. Said Trump: "The man that wrote the second book didn’t write the first book...The difference was like chicken salad and chicken s**t."

Why are we supposed to believe Trump? As he told the crowd in Florida, apparently because he knows "a lot about books." Characteristically outlandish soundbites from the speech (via CNN) are AFTER THE JUMP.

Also, Talking Points Memo cornered Trump and asked him about the progress in his birther investigation. He didn't have much to say.

"I've looked very closely and have continued to look. I'm not going to say anything further than that, but we've looked all around and we are continuing to look and it's very interesting and that's all I can say."

Trump ended the interview after being questioned about whether he himself is paying private detectives to look into Obama's birth certificate in Hawaii. Watch that clip, AFTER THE JUMP.

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