Posts Tagged ‘Obama birth certificate’

Yahoo Posts Story That Obama Was Born In Kenya, Another Yahoo 404

June 22, 2013

In April 2011, Barack Obama, president of the United States, took the extraordinary step of releasing the long-form version of his birth certificate. As the New York Times wrote at the time, the idea behind the move was “to finally end a long-simmering conspiracy theory among some conservatives who have asserted that he was not born in the United States and was not a legitimate president.” The certificate proved that Obama was born in Hawaii. Rachel Rose Hartman, a White House reporter for Yahoo! News, couldn’t possibly have missed the “birther” story. It was unavoidable, after all, for an unhealthy chunk of the president’s first term.

Yet: In her story yesterday on Obama’s Africa trip, Hartman managed to say that “he won’t be stopping in the country of his birth.” From the context of the story, it’s clear she was referring to Kenya. A spokesperson for Yahoo! News, however, said that there would be no comment beyond the correction.

Another Yahoo 404.

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Hawaii Bill Proposes Charging $100 For Copy Of Obamas Birth Records

January 28, 2011

Hawaii’s government would charge $100 for a copy of President Barack Obama’s birth records under a bill introduced in the state Legislature by five Democrats. The bill would change a privacy law barring the release of birth records unless the requester is someone with a tangible interest, such as a close family member or a court.

The measure hasn’t been scheduled for a public hearing, a required step before it can move forward. A decision on considering the bill will be made by the House’s Democratic leadership and committee chairmen.

The idea behind the measure is to end skepticism over Obama’s birthplace while raising a little money for a government with a projected budget deficit exceeding $800 million over the next two years.

Hawaiian Spokesperson said the birth records would be a great addition to the Obama Aloha Bobblehead Collection sold in the State Capital Museum Shop.

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Hawaii Governor Stirs Up More Obama Birth Certificate Controversy Won’t STFU And Read His Teleprompters

January 19, 2011

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie suggested in an interview published today that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.

Abercrombie told the Honolulu Star Advertiser he was searching within the Hawaii Department of Health to find definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii, because the continuing eligibility controversy could hurt the president’s chances of re-election in 2012.

Hawai Governor Abercrombie keeps stirring up birth certificate talk. Crazy governor not reading his DC provided teleprompters..