I was sent the following email that included an alleged press release news item from the "AP". There were three more paragraphs but the first one has everything in it that caused numerous conservative blogs to jump on the story. However, this "AP" story actually does not appear to exist.
AP- WASHINGTON D.C. - In a move certain to fuel the debate over
Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for
Freedom of Information" has released copies of President Obama's
college transcripts from Occidental College. Released today, the
transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro,
received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as
an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by
Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought
by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript
shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded
a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation
Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must
claim foreign citizenship. This document would seem to provide the
smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking.
When I tried to do a google of the phrase "certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications" in the google news section, NOTHING comes up.
If I do a general google of the web, several dozen or more pages show up with this "AP story". I think it is a hoax since it does not show up as an AP story when I do a google news search.