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Obama Revives Birther Controversy to Rally Supporters

Democrats are reaching deep in to their bag of tricks ahead of this fall’s midterms. While Harry Reid has spent the past month railing against the Koch brothers, President Obama resorted to taking on birtherism on Friday.

While speaking at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference in New York, he revisited the controversy surrounding his birth certificate while discussing the various types of identification residents can provide ahead of voting.

“Just to be clear, I know where my birth certificate is, but a lot of people don’t,” he quipped to a cheering audience.

“You remember that? That was crazy,” the president laughed. “That was some crazy stuff — I hadn’t thought about that in a while.”

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