Obama's 'Certificate Of Live Birth' Released By The White House

Apr 27, 2011

The White House just released President Obama's "long-form birth certificate," NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

CBS News' Mark Knoller has posted a photo of the document (presumably a copy of the original) on his twitpic page.

Scott tells us an image of the document will be posted at WhiteHouse.gov shortly.

Meanwhile, the White House just announced that Obama will be making a statement at 9:45 a.m. ET, and Reuters says he will "reaffirm that he was born in the United States."

This is all related, of course, to the so-called birthers movement that has been questioning — even though state officials in Hawaii long ago presented evidence of the president's birth there in 1961 — whether Obama really was born in the U.S., as the Constitution requires of presidents.

Update at 9:10 a.m. ET. The "certificate of live birth" is now online here. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.