New Obama Bio Does Not Kill 'Birther' Theory

In checking to see how David Maraniss's new biography, Barack Obama: The Story, was faring on Amazon's bestseller list, I came across an intriguing reader review, an excerpt of which follows: And as if to spike the ball while putting the final nail in the coffin of the Birthers theory, Mr. Maraniss interviews nurses and other disinterested people who worked the maternity ward in Hawaii's Kapi'olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital at the time Stanley Anne Dunham was giving birth to America's first black President: Barack Hussein Obama was born there on Friday, August 4, 1961, at 7:24 pm, in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. This was precisely what I was hearing from the mainstream chattering classes in the build up to the book's release on June 19.  The only problem, of course, is that it is not true. In fact, it is opposite of true. Although the book is otherwise exquisitely detailed, Maraniss does not talk to anyone who had anything even remotely to do with Obama's birth. The...(Read Full Post)