Obama Releases Long Form Birth Certificate

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Breaking CNN:

The White House released President Obama’s original birth certificate Wednesday.

The surprise release follows recent and sustained remarks by businessman Donald Trump, among others, that raised doubts as to whether the president was born in the United States.

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday, Trump repeated his doubts and said he had been told the certificate was “missing.”A new CNN investigation revealed earlier this week what most analysts have been saying since the “birther” controversy erupted during the 2008 presidential campaign: Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961.

While the president has made light of the controversy, the question remained political red meat for some of his critics. A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll showed that nearly 75% of Americans believe Obama was definitely or probably born in the United States. More than four in 10 Republicans, however, believe he probably or definitely was not born in America.

The U.S. Constitution says only “natural born” citizens can become president – a vague clause that some members of the birther movement contend disqualifies Obama because, they insist, he was born outside the United States.

Skeptics contend, among other things, that Obama was born in his father’s home country of Kenya.

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  • nlittletaylor

    Barry Soetoro is what they used to say he was born as. He changed his name later to Barack Obama. hmmmm

    Also, back in the day we weren't politically correct. I'm pretty sure his birth certificate would have listed his dad as "black" or "negro" not African. Just sayin…

  • Lmo

    Barry ! And the date at the bottom, April 25 by the registar??????????? My birth certificate and my husband's (62 and 63) say Certificate of Birth…..not LIVE birth. Newer ones, like my children say Certificate of Live Birth. The registar on our certificates are dated and signed around the time of birth.

  • Constance Michaels

    In addition to my above comment, it was to my understanding all along that Mr. President was not born with his father's name of Barak Hussein Obama, that he had and American (or English) name…..however at the top of the document it lists his name as Barak Hussein Obama. Hmmmmm, unfortunately, I cannot remember the American name.

  • Constance Michaels

    In this day and age, I do not trust that it is authentic. Why did it have to take this long for Mr. President to produce this document? I believe it is a fake, just to "shut certain people up." It could have easily been forged and I am sure the Pres and his cronies have the means and the know how to do so. Sorry, just saying.