Call them "unicorners." A liberal group says it has collected more than 19,000 e-mails requesting Arizona officials to confirm Mitt Romney is not a unicorn.
It was one small interview for astronaut Neil Armstrong ... and one giant scoop for an Australian accountant, of all people.
Dark theories about President Barack Obama's citizenship show no signs of fading away.
A candidate for Congress in North Carolina says President Obama's birth certificate is a forgery.
Syria on Monday denied involvement in last week's bombing that wounded French U.N. troops in Lebanon.
Silly season has begun again. The sideshow is threatening to move into the big tent, and distraction will seem like it's the main event.
CNN's Erin Burnett takes a closer look at Herman Cain's new political campaign ad.
I guess if John Boehner enjoyed his party's in-fighting and hints of mutiny during the debt ceiling talks, then the 15 months leading to the general election will be pure ecstasy because it's likely going to be more of the same.
With "birthers" mostly silent, "deathers" are now pushing a new conspiracy theory.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh talks with university students in Pakistan for reaction to Osama bin Laden's death.
President Barack Obama faced a no-win decision over whether to release photographs of Osama bin Laden's corpse. In the short term, the president was right not to make public the graphic images, because doing so might inflame public opinion in Muslim-majority countries and actually feed support for al Qaeda's agenda.
We witnessed a low point in American political discourse this week when President Barack Obama released his long-form birth certificate. While some might hail this as a show of transparency by the White House, we know the truth: President Obama was beaten down by conspiracy theory bullies who will never be satisfied by any sort of documentation, no matter how official.
Recent polls have found that as much as 15% to 20% of the public, including about 30% to 45% of Republicans, falsely believe that President Barack Obama was not born in this country. Will Wednesday's release of Obama's long-form birth certificate put an end to the birther myth?
CNN's John King sits down with Donald Trump to discuss the president's birth certificate.
Brian Todd gets early reaction from so-called "birthers" to the release of President Obama's long-form birth certificate.
Can the "birthers" ever be convinced that Barack Obama was born in America and is eligible to serve as president?
CNN's Brian Todd reports on how "birthers" and other skeptics responded to the release of Obama's birth certificate.
In response to the increased heat of conspiracy entrepreneurs selling books and seeding presidential campaigns with "birther" theories, President Obama released his long-form birth certificate Wednesday.
Hoping to put the "birther" issue to rest, the White House releases President Obama's long-form birth certificate.
Once again, our country seems to be mired in a tired, frustrating conversation about President Obama's citizenship. Seems like we've been down this road before.
CNN's Gary Tuchman speaks with a former Hawaiian official about President Obama's birthplace.
Was Barack Obama really born in America?
Who is this group of people called 'birthers' who don't believe President Obama was born in the United States?
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week vetoed a bill that would have required presidential candidates to produce specified documents to prove their qualifications for that office. Similar bills are being considered by a number of other states. Vetoing Arizona's bill was the right call, one that staved off a likely judicial challenge.
CNN's Randi Kaye speaks with Louisiana state Sen. A.G. Crowe about a "birther" bill he co-authored.
It's not specifically called a "birther" bill and it doesn't mention President Barack Obama by name, but proposed state legislation in Louisiana appears to be the latest attempt to keep alive arguments over whether Obama can prove he was born in the United States.
Sex, lies and murder. Americans seem to love conspiracy theories and too-good-to-be-true rumors -- type "George W. Bush IQ" into Google and watch what you get -- especially when it comes to politics.
Conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann Wednesday joined a growing list of Republican politicians and strategists distancing themselves from the "birther" issue that questions where President Barack Obama was born.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of her state's so-called "birther bill" could reflect part of a GOP shift away from a fringe but vocal group that claims President Barack Obama was not born in the United States, analysts say.
Mid-April marks the anniversaries of several horrendous attacks in recent U.S. history:
The FBI tries to convince Branch Davidian leader David Koresh to release the children from his Waco compound.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill late Monday that would have required President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they were American citizens, born in the United States, before their names could have been placed on the state ballot.
CNN's John King reports on a law passed by the Arizona legislature that might affect the 2012 presidential race.
The Arizona legislature has approved a bill that would require President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they are American citizens, born in the United States, before their names could be placed on a state ballot.
CNN contributor John Avlon says Stephen Colbert is right to lampoon politicians who spread falsehoods.
"Not intended to be a factual statement."
Last Sunday morning my partner Steve, our 14-year-old son, and two of his teenage friends decided to hit the gym after a big breakfast.
HLN's Joy Behar talks with Donald Trump about Obama's tax cuts and Trump's plan for a possible presidential run.
Politics is serious business, but not all the time.
The creator of the enigmatic "Kryptos" sculpture at the CIA's headquarters is dangling a substantial clue before code-breakers eager to unravel the work's hidden messages.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on beliefs by Turkish and Iranian officials that the U.S. and Israel are behind WikiLeaks.
Creepy medieval puppets hung from the ceiling on the set of the "Glenn Beck Program" -- a conquistador, a squire, a witch, and a bearded guy who looked like a cross between Santa Claus and the Fiddler on the Roof.
The last time Brett Favre missed an NFL start, Bill Clinton was the governor of Arkansas. Think about that. The man earns his living as a human piñata, but he never misses a day of work.
President Barack Obama blasted his Iranian counterpart Friday for what he called offensive and hateful remarks about the September 11 attacks.
As the mosque debate dominates the summer spin cycle, a new Pew Research Poll shows that an increasing number of Americans believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim -- now up to 18 percent from 11 percent in March 2009. At the same time, only a third of Americans say Obama is a Christian, down from nearly 50 percent last year.
CNN's John Roberts and his panel discuss President Obama's religious faith and the role Islam plays in the U.S.
The actress has been spending quality time with Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy
Nearly 65 years after his demise by his own hand in a bunker beneath the streets of Berlin, Adolf Hitler is still managing to cause controversy.
SI.com's Mark Beech takes a spin around the racing world for the most intriguing stories in and out of the garage.
An administration official fuels controversy for links to 9/11 conspiracy theories. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
"One small step" like you've never seen before. NASA releases enhanced footage of the original moon walk.
It captivated millions of people around the world for eight days in the summer of 1969. It brought glory to the embattled U.S. space program and inspired beliefs that anything was possible.
To most, the evidence against alleged Holocaust Museum shooter James von Brunn may seem overwhelming.
Does Antimatter really matter? And other burning questions
Three years ago, the film based on Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code" was the focus of protest and controversy, with a Vatican archbishop calling for a boycott and Catholics at many levels refuting plot points.
Even the FBI thought at first there must have been a conspiracy behind the murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
If the headlines after Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference finals were any indication, no one should really be surprised by Tim Donaghy's claim that the Lakers' 106-102 win over the Kings was fixed.
It's a lot harder to laugh at the NBA conspiracy theorists today, isn't it?
At its premiere, the new Indy gets more cheers at the start than the end. But TIME finds the old franchise winningly updated
A report from the U.S. State Department details "an upsurge" across the world of anti-Semitism -- hostility and discrimination toward Jewish people.
A brokenhearted father takes over the proceedings, calling the Royals insulting names and pressing a bizarre conspiracy theory that he holds to be fact
A telecommunications company on Friday blamed a ship anchor for cutting one of three severed undersea cables that snarled Internet traffic throughout the Middle East last week.
CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports on how damaged undersea cables disrupted Internet service in the Middle East and beyond.
The sole survivor of the crash that killed Princess Diana has told a court he still cannot remember the incident but does not support the conspiracy theories surrounding it.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen explores the conspiracy theories that surround the death of Benazir Bhutto.
Erasing interrogation tapes, says Robert Baer, will only fuel suspicion that the CIA is hiding something about September 11
Mitt Romney says the idea that his campaign is behind push-polling that raises doubt about his faith is 'silly.'
British authorities look into the 10-year-old case of the death of Princess Diana. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.
Two major investigations by French and British police concluded that Princess Diana's death in a Paris car crash was a tragic accident, but 10 years on many remain convinced she was murdered in a sinister plot.
A House panel granted immunity Wednesday to a former Justice Department aide in its probe of the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, while senators authorized a subpoena for the White House's political director.
At the Googleplex in Mountain View, in one of the foyers of the ever-growing number of new buildings, you'll find a giant whiteboard with the heading "Google's Master Plan."
My cell phone started bleating the moment the checkered flag waved in Atlanta on Sunday. Why were so many of the callers irate with NASCAR? Well, it has to do with the first of five things we learned during the Kobalt 500.
It's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to play there.
Claims that Diana, Princess of Wales, and her lover Dodi Fayed were murdered were unfounded, according to the official Scotland Yard inquiry released on Thursday.
Princes William and Harry are "deeply upset" at the behavior of the paparazzi as their mother Princess Diana lay dying, British media reports say.
More than nine years after Princess Diana's death, British authorities have finally released the long-awaited official findings from an investigation into the 1997 Paris car crash that killed her.
If the recent plunge in gas prices is the result of a conspiracy by President George W. Bush to help the Republicans retain control of Congress, as 42 percent of Americans believe, according to one...
A laser time capsule is to be beamed into space from the the top of a pyramid in Mexico in a bid to make contact with extra-terrestrial life. Here's all you need to know about our ongoing efforts to prove we are not alone.
So much has changed since the days after 9/11, when I watched first-hand inside Afghanistan as al Qaeda was blasted out of its terror training camps by U.S. warplanes.
Bolstered by eyewitness accounts and the Internet, the explosion of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of New York 10 years ago spawned a slew of sinister conspiracy theories, most notably the belief that a missile from a U.S. Navy ship was responsible.
Video showing a plane crashing into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, was released publicly for the first time Tuesday, a judicial watchdog group said.
Britain's foreign spy service MI6 has turned to the Internet in an attempt to recruit real-life James Bonds and dispel myths about the secretive agency.
Americans don't fare well in novelist John Burdett's Thailand.
Hoaxes, urban legends, clever parody and flat-out lies are, of course, as old as humanity.
A comment Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made during a Christmas Eve address to U.S. troops in Baghdad has sparked new conspiracy theories about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
If you subscribe to the '80s duo Tears for Fears' classic lyric, "everybody wants to rule the world," and you like computer games, check out "Evil Genius," a new strategy game where you assume the role of a criminal mastermind bent on world domination.
For a company that says its No. 1 mantra is "Don't be evil," Google sure has engendered a lot of animosity over the past couple of weeks.
We doubt President Bush instructed daughter Jenna to stick her tongue out at news cameras in St. Louis yesterday.
One of Belgium's most notorious men, alleged child-killer and pedophile Marc Dutroux, has arrived at a courthouse in Arlon where he is facing trial nearly eight years after his arrest.
John Kerry surrounds himself today with union leaders, many of whom differ with him on big issues like NAFTA but hate President Bush more than any one trade agreement.
Princess Diana was not pregnant when she died, a former royal coroner says, apparently ruling out one of the rumors which has swirled around her death in a car crash six years ago.
Britain's royal coroner opened inquiries Tuesday into the 1997 deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, in a high-speed car accident in Paris, France.
The first coroner's inquest in Britain into the death of Princess Diana has opened on the same day that a newspaper named her ex-husband in connection with an alleged plot to kill her.
If you lost a pile of cash in last year's tech crash, you can at least hope the experience made you a wiser investor. But it's hard to learn from mistakes if--like the following conspiracy theorist...
Something about Hastings...the French fighting the English for some reason...and then a couple of Italians figured out how to paint in three dimensions...and then there was some guy who discovered ...
In spite of Gillian Anderson, I'm not much of a fan of The X-Files, or of conspiracy theories in general. I've met some of the world's leaders, and they seem a lot like the rest of us: Most of the ...
Even the words sound antiquated: "trade" suggesting--what?--some leather-aproned craftsman at his bench; "secrets" conjuring up all manner of theatrical and flyblown things--sliding bookcases, invi...
Fortune rarely invokes the phrase "Fortune 50." Others use it all the time. In advertising, it denotes the companies that own the world's best brands--Coke and Pepsi, to name two. In banking, the F...
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