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Hawaii’s New Gov Takes On Birthers

Hawaii’s new governor, Neil Abercrombie, is taking the fight to the “birthers,” people who claim Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. and is thus ineligible to be president. Abercrombie is in talks with the state’s attorney general, seeking legal changes that will allow for the release of further evidence to quash the fringe theory once and for all. The new governor knew Obama’s parents personally in university, and says the theory is politically motivated and an insult to their memory. “Let’s put this particular canard to rest,” Abercrombie said.