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Is Barack Obama's real name Steve Dunham? Let's figure that out. - 01/12/10

... October 29, 2009, a site asked Janice Okubo of the Hawaii Department of Health to confirm whether someone named "Steve Dunham" was born on Obama's birth date (linked from this FreeRepublic thread). She first asked for more time and then yesterday - after being asked again - said that no one by that name was born on that date. Now, that same site is jumping to the conclusion that she's lying and...

HI AG Mark Bennett "reviewed and approved" Fukino 7/27 statement ("natural born citizen") - 10/01/09

... here, someone sent an email to Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for Hawaii's DOH asking about this. She replied as follows, referring to Fukino's statement: The statement was reviewed and approved by our Attorney General Mark Bennett. I am unable to provide further comment. In the past, I've considered filing FOIA-style requests for information about this issue using Hawaii's Uniform Information...

Jon Klein, CNN "political researchers" were wrong: Hawaii didn't discard paper records (Dobbs, Farah) - 08/08/09

... "political researchers" was false: as Janice Okubo later confirmed [2], Hawaii had not discarded any paper copies, they were simply archived when that state put their birth records into electronic form. Unfortunately for Lou Dobbs, based on Klein's urging, he repeated the false statement from CNN's "political researchers" on that evening's show [3]. Klein later backtracked [4], but he hasn't...

Hawaii has not authenticated the Certifications of Live Birth shown on Obama's site or on FactCheck - 08/08/09

... images released by FactCheck.org. Janice Okubo, the public information officer for the Hawaii DOH, also had no explanation for why Dr. Chiyome Fukino's initial press release last October and subsequent press release last week also avoided declaring the posted images to be of authentic documents. Those falsely claiming that Hawaii has verified those pictures or who have made similar false claims...

Barack Obama could have Hawaii release his original birth certificate if he wanted to - 08/08/09

... Department of Health spokeswoman Janice Okubo claims that all birth records were converted to electronic form and that the state of Hawaii only issues "Certifications of Live Birth", such as that shown in the picture on Obama's site. However, nowhere in the article does she say that their paper records were destroyed and, in later statements, she clarified that no paper records were destroyed....

Dave Weigel misleads about Obama certificate issue, again (Janice Okubo) - 07/17/09

... others. Yet, his quote source (Janice Okubo of the state of Hawaii's Department of Health) repeatedly refused to confirm that she had verified that they match and several times indicated that she wasn't qualified to verify that they match. Here's that section of Weigel's article: “It’s crazy,” said Janice Okubo, director of communications for the Hawaii Department of Health. “I don’t think...

Robert Farley of Politifact misleads about Obama certificate issue - 07/15/09

On July 1, Robert Farley of Politifact offered "White House spokesman Robert Gibbs "lied" when he said President Obama's birth certificate is posted on the Internet" [1] about an ad WorldNetDaily ran regarding a question Les Kinsolving asked at a press conference (described here). See [1] for the details; this post will detail how Farley is misleading and will provide yet more reasons not to...

Hawaii Department of Health 10/31/08 press release about Obama birth certificate - 12/13/08

... Hawai'i.” ### For more information, contact: Janice Okubo Communications Office Phone: (808) 586-4442 ---------------- END STATEMENT ------------------------ IMPORTANT NOTE: A picture of the PDF linked above follows; click the image for a larger version. It's important to note that the statement only mentions Lingle in passing; the statement is not from Lingle herself but is simply on Hawaii's...

Obama's October surprise-ish: State of Hawaii says his birth certificate is genuine (but...) - 10/31/08

... NO." Health Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo said the blackened portion is a department file number that was redacted to prevent hackers from breaking into the Health Department's system. UPDATE: To be precise, it's a "Certification of Live Birth", not a "Certificate of Live Birth".

Where was Barack Obama born? In Hawaii? In Kenya? Somewhere else? - 10/19/08

... from Politfact (#4 below): "[Janice Okubo of HI's health department] said a copy of the birth certificate was requested in June 2008, but she wouldn't specify by whom." Were there two requests, is that a typo, did Okubo make a mistake, or what? E. FactCheck is "funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation" (factcheck.org/about), the same foundation that started the Chicago Annenberg Challenge...

FactCheck presents real Barack Obama birth certificate. Or do they... - 08/21/08

... more questions, such as: Why did Janice Okubo tell a reporter that the COLB was ordered "this month" (June 2008 ) if it was ordered in June 2007? She also points out that FactCheck is part of the Annenberg Foundation; their primary funding is from that organization. Earlier in the day she claimed they, Obama, and ACORN were colluding in some way. On a sidenote, I haven't found FactCheck...