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House Passes Anti-Birther Resolution

There are, apparently, no birthers in the House of Representatives: Salon reports that the House unanimously passed a resolution on Monday affirming that Hawaii is, in fact, the birthplace of President Obama. Introduced by Rep. Neil Abercrombie, Democrat of Hawaii, as part of a measure commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood, Greg Sargent at The Plum Line described the resolution as confronting “House GOPers with a choice: They can vote for the measure, and endorse the idea that Obama was born in Hawaii, which could earn the wrath of birthers. Or they can vote against commemorating the 50th state’s joining of our blessed Union.”