Obama Cracks Birther Joke

    CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: ALTERNATE CROP) Former U.S. President Bill Clinton stands with Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (L) on stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC that will run through September 7, will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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    The president certainly can make a joke out of something that (unbelievably) continues to shadow his tenure, thanks mostly to Donald Trump. In a New Hampshire speech slamming Romney for raising taxes and fees in neighboring Massachusetts, Obama made a veiled quip about his oft-questioned certificate of birth. “He raised fees to get a birth certificate, which would have been expensive for me,” the president said, to laughter. The president also made clear he is prioritizing the tracking and handling of Hurricane Sandy as he campaigns in the coming days, ensuring there are “no unmet needs as states continue to prepare.”

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