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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the nation’s leaders won’t be able to solve big problems if they’re distracted by what he calls “sideshows and carnival barkers.”

He says that’s why he made the decision to release a detailed Hawaii birth certificate — hoping to quiet the continuing questions about whether he was, in fact, born there rather than in Kenya.

The certificate says Obama was born to an American mother and Kenyan father in Hawaii, which makes him eligible to hold the office of president.

In criticizing those who are keeping the issue alive, Obama and the White House didn’t mention Donald Trump by name — though he’s been among the most prominent supporters of the “birther” movement in recent weeks.

Trump, a potential GOP presidential candidate, today took credit for getting Obama to release the certificate, and said Obama should have done so “a long time ago.”

He said he’d want to make sure the certificate is real.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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2016 years 1 day ago

Those are some of the most racist things I have ever heard. Sounds like someone is jealous of white people. Before you start saying that people are racist, you should think about not being racist your self. I mean, come on. The whole slave thing is way over, and besides that fact, they were sold to Americans by native Africans! bet you didn’t know that. Blame your own people. Aside from your ignorance, If you want to know everything the government doesn’t tell us, or if you have any questions like, “Why are we here?”, or, “Are we alone?” then… Read more »

2016 years 1 day ago

taxpayer, you are correct. this is so simple if folks just look at the facts. BC and CLB are two different things and the second can be issued for both someone born in the US and some born outside in Hawaii.

Guest 2
2016 years 1 day ago

Come on, he is half WHITE!!!! This race crap is getting so old. Did his white side win, or did his black side win? Neither, the MAN won. I don’t dislike this president because he is black, I dislike him because of the terrible job he is doing. If I were black I would be so ashamed to think that this man is suppose to be the best candidate the black race has to offer. I know there are more qualified black men out there that could and would do a good job. … Read more »

Jane Doe
2016 years 1 day ago

The color of your skin does NOT MATTER. When you inherit the financial problems of a family, a business, OR a nation. YOU SIMPLY DO NOT KEEP BORROWING MORE and MORE and MORE MONEY to FIX the PROBLEM—–STUPID—–STUPID—–STUPID—–STUPID—-STUPID—–STUPID—–


2016 years 1 day ago

Whites are always scared when they are not in a position of Power! As long as whites are in power they are fine. THIS IS DEFINITELY ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S RACE/NAME/EDUCATION/INTELLIGENCE/RELIGION/ HIS WIFE WAS EVEN ATTACKED FOR HAVING LOVELY ARMS!! WTH!!! And you say it’s not about Race! OH Please!!
I recalled him being attacked for using the teleprompter??? Why, b/c it made him look and sound intelligent. Wow, that’s a classic case of jealousy. What President does not resort to the use of either/both the teleprompter and a written speech on the podium??? That was soooo ridiculous. Then they called him… Read more »

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