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Saturday, July 24, 2010
No, Obama Didn't Campaign for Kenya's Odinga in 2006
Topic: WorldNetDaily

In a July 15 article, WorldNetDaily promoted right-wing author Andrew McCarthy's claims that then-Sen. Barack Obama campaigned for "communist Luo" Raila Odinga during a 2006 visit to Kenya and that such campaigning, on top of Obama's criticism of Kenya's endemic corruption, is a violation of the federal Logan Act.

Over at Media Matters, we debunk these claims -- Obama never campaigned for Odinga, and nothing Obama actually did in Kenya was a violation of the Logan Act, under which no one has ever been prosecuted.

WND has made the false claim about Obama and Odinga several times before, including in a July 19 article by Jerome Corsi that contains other Obama-Kenya falsehoods.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:49 AM EDT

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