1. WHY NOT?

    Obama Cracks Birther Joke

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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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