Why the New Hawaii Governor is Taking on Anti-Obama ‘Birthers’

Why the New Hawaii Governor is Taking on Anti-Obama ‘Birthers’

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Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie, by Ricky Li, via CC licenseIt’s the rumor that won’t go away, despite multiple investigations by fact-checking groups that declare it bogus: the claim that President Obama was not born in the US, and is therefore ineligible to be president.

Now, the newly elected governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, says he wants to end the debate once and for all. He wants to enact a new state law that allows disclosure of additional proof, saying he was acting because of his personal disgust with the claims. He knew Obama’s parents back in college when Obama was born and is deeply offended at claims he knows to be false.

(READ the story in the CS Monitor)

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