In 2008, President Obama's campaign released his certification of live birth—the legal birth certificate provided to all Hawaiians as proof of birth in state.
But conspiracy theorists have continued to question the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate in order to manipulate voters into thinking that the President isn't an American citizen.
It's time to put an end to this fake controversy—and refocus on debating how we grow our economy, create jobs, get our fiscal house in order, and educate our children for the challenges of the 21st century.
To move on from this distraction, President Obama directed his attorneys to request a waiver from the State of Hawaii to release the long-form version of his birth certificate. That waiver was granted.