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Born Identity: Are Birth Records Public Information?

By Tara Krieger

“Yes, the president was born here – but no, we can’t show you proof.”

Such has paradoxically been the policy of the Aloha State, which claims it has nothing to hide, but it must keep the official record of President Obama’s birth concealed. The policy has many Americans perplexed, particularly those who have been spreading rumors to the contrary. Aren’t all birth records publicly accessible, they say? (more…)

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