Imagine you woke up from a multi-year sleep to read this lede in today’s Washington Post: “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday acknowledged for the first time that President Obama was born in the United States, ending his long history of stoking unfounded doubts about the nation’s first African American president but also seeking to falsely blame Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for starting the rumors.” You’d assume you had landed in some kind of a bizarro parody world. But this is not a joke. And like much of this election, the birth certificate controversy has been downright certifiable.

+ Now that the most famous case of identity theft has been resolved, let’s look back on Trump’s long and twisted history as grand marshal of the birther movement told as it should be: Via Tweets.

+ Jimmy Fallon, modern comedy, and the normalization of Donald Trump.

+ Here’s the NYT Upshot on the latest polls. It’s getting closer.

+ Bloomberg on the American electorate: One Nation Divisible.