FactCheck.Org says Obama birth certificate is genuine, and he’s a U.S. citizen.

Breaking  News! Obama releases long form birth certificate

In June, the Obama campaign released a digitally scanned image of his birth certificate to quell speculative charges that he might not be a natural-born citizen. But the image prompted more blog-based skepticism about the document’s authenticity. And recently, author Jerome Corsi, whose book attacks Obama, said in a TV interview that the birth certificate the campaign has is “fake.”

We beg to differ. FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as “supporting documents” to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as he has always said.

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Obama’s “No Abortion in Health Care Bill” Assertions are BOGUS – Factcheck.Org

In recent weeks, NRLC has seen a wave of “factcheck” commentaries in various mainstream news media, denying that the health bills being advanced by President Obama and top Democratic congressional leaders would result in government funding of abortion.  Some of these articles assert that government funding of abortion would be prevented by a federal law called the “Hyde Amendment,” some assert that it would be prevented by an amendment adopted in a House committee called the Capps Amendment, and some assert that President Obama himself has said that he agrees with a “tradition” that the government should not fund abortions. 

Regrettably, all three of those assertions are demonstrably false. Despite what Obama said, the House bill would allow abortions to be covered by a federal plan and by federally subsidized private plans.

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