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article imageWhite House releases Obama's long form birth certificate

By KJ Mullins     Apr 27, 2011 in Politics
It would seem that the White House releasing President Barack Obama's long form birth certificate would be enough to end the controversy but that is not the case.
The White House blog has given in to the growing number of "birthers" by releasing the long form of President Obama's birth certificate. The long form is not generally released as the short form is what is sent to Hawaiians when they ask for a certificate to prove their birth. The shorter form is recognized by the Federal Government and the courts.
The 'birthers' called for more proof. Finally giving in in order to stop the questions or as AP quotes him:
"This issue has been going on for two, two and a half years now. I think it started during the campaign," Obama said. "I have watched with bemusement, I've been puzzled at the degree at which this thing just kept on going."
In order for the long form to be released Obama had to make a special request to the Hawaii State Department of Health. After years of handling the birther questions, that request was finally made. But the controversy didn't end there.
President Obama s Long Form Birth Certificate.
President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate.
White House
The 'birthers' had been saying that Obama was not legally allowed to become president because he was not born in the United States. Now that there is proof that he indeed has always been native there is an allegation by Phil Berg that Obama was adopted by his Indonesian father and lost his U.S. citizenship. Politico reports:
"I think the issue is that he's not any more natural born. I don't care if he releases his birth certificate or whatever," said Berg. "Let's see his records coming back through immigration."
Donald Trump
has been another who loudly questioned about Obama's birth. He now is saying that his questions are what prompted the White House into releasing the long form. ABC News reports:
"I am really honored, frankly, to have played such a big role in hopefully, hopefully, getting rid of this issue," Trump told reporters, his helicopter sitting behind him.
Trump's latest question is how did Obama get into Harvard Law School and Columbia. He wants the White House to release Obama's school records.
According to the long form Barack Hussein Obama II was born at 7:24 p.m. on Aug. 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital. His father is Kenyan Barack Hussein Obama, age 25, and his mother is from Kansas. Both Obama's mother and the doctor signed the certificate on August 7 and 8, 1961.
The long form was delivered to the White House Tuesday evening after Obama's president's personal counsel, Judith Corley went to Hawaii to pick up the documents.
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