Wednesday, April 27, 2011

White House Releases Obama's Birth Certificate

The White House has released the long-form birth certificate of President Barack Obama, to again refute claims that he was not born in the United States.

Administration officials on Wednesday released the certificate that says he was born August 4, 1961, in the Pacific U.S. state of Hawaii.

So-called "birthers" believe the president has not provided adequate proof that he is a natural born citizen and therefore eligible for the presidency.    

New York real estate mogul Donald Trump, who is surging in polls among possible Republican presidential candidates, has been vocal in questioning whether Obama was born in the United States. He claimed credit for forcing Obama to release the document.

Obama's presidential campaign released a short-form certificate of birth in 2008.

Obama, born to an African father and an American mother, had lived in Indonesia in his youth.

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