Barack Obama/birth certificate
Obama's opponents have been demanding that Obama produce his birth certificate in order to prove his legal qualification to be president, and claiming that he has been refusing to do so. They further claim that he would only do this if he was not in fact born in the US.
The subject of his birthplace is actually irrelevant; his mother was a native-born American, so he is qualified.
In response to continuing attacks from "birthers", Obama's staff obtained this photocopy of what appears to be the original piece of paper issued at Obama's birth. The White House is referring to it as "the long form".
In the run-up to the election, Obama's campaign obtained this certificate and released it to the public. Although it is not an image of the original birth certificate, it is legally considered an officially copy and sufficient evidence for any use that a birth certificate would be needed for.
- BHO's birth announcement (PDF) from the Honolulu Advertiser (near bottom left corner) (via The Teapot Atheist)
- 2011-04-27 [Talk|Index] Obama Releases 'Long Form' Birth Certificate § “In a news conference Wednesday morning, Mr. Trump claimed credit for forcing Mr. Obama's hand, saying, "I feel I’ve accomplished something really, really important." But he said the document released Wednesday would have to be examined for authenticity.”
- 2011-04-12 [Talk|Index] Romney to Trump: Obama Doesn’t Need a Birth Certificate § “According to Romney family lawyers it doesn’t matter if Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, Kenya, or even Paris: Because his mother was an American (and not even Donald Trump questions that), he is eligible to be President.“
- 2008-10-04 [Talk|Index] The Philip Berg lawsuit against Barack Obama appeals to Supreme Court § links and analysis of Philip Berg's lawsuit contending that Barack Obama is not eligible to serve as President of the United States