Politics & Government

December 4, 2008

Why do bloggers continue to press issue of Obama's birthplace?

Evidence that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961 seems unassailable — a birth announcement in the Honolulu Advertiser on Aug. 13 of that year and a "certification of live birth" signed by Hawaii's registrar of vital statistics and carrying the state's seal. Still, the blogosphere remains alive with allegations to the contrary. It's "the stupidest, silliest thing," said Brooks Jackson, director of the University of Pennsylvania's nonpartisan FactCheck.org.

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