A man holding a Q sign, a reference to a conspiracy theory group, waits to enter a campaign rally with President Trump, Aug. 2, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Some people are habitual conspiracy thinkers – there’s a plan behind everything, and it’s usually malevolent. One scientist set out to understand who is likely to ascribe to these theories.
Trump and Clinton shakes hands
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures to supporters as he departs a Sept. 13 campaign rally in Clive, Iowa.
The same forces that drive belief in conspiracy theories are the ones driving the rise of Donald Trump. So it's no wonder that, less than two months until the election, he continues to dabble in and promote them.
A 2010 billboard challenging President Obama.
The word may be new, but the first time the 'birther' political ploy was used was in the 1916 presidential elections.
Ted Cruz in Iowa.
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Legal scholars agree: Cruz is eligible to run for president. But that fact won't stop Trump and his other opponents from bringing up his Canadian birth.