State of­fi­cials re­visit Obama’s birth certificate

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

PHOENIX | Ari­zona of­fi­cials are jump­ing back into a per­sis­tent, yet de­bunked con­tro­versy over Pres­i­dent Obama’s birth certificate and his el­i­gi­bil­ity to hold of­fice.

A leg­isla­tive com­mit­tee Wed­nes­day en­dorsed a pro­posal that re­quires pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates to swear that they meet the qual­i­fi­ca­tions to be the na­tion’s chief ex­ec­u­tive. And the Ari­zona sec­re­tary of state is ex­pected in the com­ing days to call for can­di­dates to com­plete a new form ask­ing el­i­gi­bil­ity ques­tions, in­clud­ing whether they are nat­u­ral-born U.S. cit­i­zens.

The widely dis­proved no­tion that the pres­i­dent was born abroad rather than in Hawaii, as state of­fi­cials have

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