1. Conspiracy Theories

    House Leader, Senator Endorse Birthers

    We're used to seeing "birthers" come out of the woodwork, but now they’re also coming out of the halls of the United States Congress. After Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma told Politico that the birthers "have a point," the fourth-highest ranking Republican in the House, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, is on video supporting the theories. "We're all going to find out," McMorris Rodgers tells Fire Dog Lake's Mike Stark when asked about Obama's birth certificate. "I'd like to see the documents.” McMorris Rodgers gave the Republican Party's YouTube address last weekend. In a news conference, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs condemned birther myths as "made up, fictional nonsense," an outpouring of the fact that "for $15, you can get an Internet address and say whatever you want."

    Read it at Talking Points Memo