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6:05 PM ET, April 27, 2011

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Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog:
President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate  —  Ed. Note: Read the transcript of the President's remarks following this release or watch the video below:  —  var params = { allowscriptaccess: “always”, allowfullscreen: “true” }; swfobject.embedSWF("http://www.youtube- nocookie.com/v …
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Alexander Mooney / CNN:
White House releases Obama's birth certificate  —  (CNN) - President Obama released his original birth certificate Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding the issue had become a “sideshow.”  —  Obama's birth certificate  —  “We do not have time for this kind of silliness.
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Trump Adviser: Even If Long-Form Birth Certificate Is Genuine, It Doesn't Prove Anything  —  This morning, President Obama released his long-form birth certificate from Hawaii.  The conspiracy website World Net Daily has written over 600 articles in the last three years questioning Obama's birthplace.
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
President Obama Tells Untruth in Birth Certificate Press Briefing  —  ABC News' Jake Tapper reports:  —  It was about my birth certificate.  And that was true on most of the news outlets that were represented here."  —  But the president was wrong.  —  According to Pew's Project …
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Eric Cantor Criticizes President Obama For Addressing Birth Certificate Controversy  —  With this morning's shocking revelation by the White House of the long form birth certificate confirming that President Barack Obama was in fact born in Hawaii (gasp!), Fox News turned first for political reaction …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Trump: ‘Very proud of myself’  —  Real estate mogul and possible Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed credit Wednesday for President Obama's decision to release his long-form birth certificate.  —  Trump, speaking in the key GOP primary state of New Hampshire …
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Gingrich On Birth Certificate Release: ‘Why Did It Take So Long?’  —  TPM just caught up with Newt Gingrich after his address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday morning.  We asked about the news of the moment, the release of President Obama's long-form birth certificate.
The Smoking Gun:
Will Release Of Obama's Purported Birth Certificate Give Rise To New “Certer” Movement?  —  Buster … This morning's White House release of President Barack Obama's long form birth certificate will, of course, do little to derail the “birther” movement, which will now analyze the document …
Byron Tau / Ben Smith's Blog:
Birthers unmoved  —  The theories about President Barack Obama's birth — as we reported last week — have evolved over time from the idea that he was a Muslim to the modern incarnation that he was smuggled into the U.S. from Kenya.  With the release of his long-form birth certificate today, they've evolved again.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Why Did Obama Wait So Long?  —  So he had the power to get this into the public eye and yet resisted until the country's polity was almost paralyzed with distraction.  I know this was an ethically legitimate position after releasing the short-form document proving that he was indeed born in the US.
Discussion: Salon
Ralph Nader / Bloomberg:
Why Obama Will Get Second Term in White House: Ralph Nader
Discussion: Ballot Box and The Politico
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Limbaugh credits Trump and polling for timing of long-form birth certificate release
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Factchecking Obama: Birther controversy was 4% of newshole, not ‘dominant’ story
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Releases ‘Long-Form’ Birth Certificate
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Reid: The Senate Will Vote On Paul Ryan's Budget … WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced on Wednesday that he would host a vote on Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget as a means of forcing moderate GOP senators to weigh in on the legislation's controversial proposals.
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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans Divided Over Ryan vs. Obama Deficit Plans  —  Favor congressional Republicans over Democrats on federal budget, generally  —  PRINCETON, NJ — U.S. adults are evenly split in their reactions to the major deficit-reduction plans being debated in Washington.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Reid will hold Senate vote on Ryan budget
Lindsay Powers / Hollywood Reporter:
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin: First Photo … Check out the first photo of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film, Game Change.  —  The actress nails Palin's look with a bright suit, patriotic flag pin and similar glasses.  She also ditched her trademark red hair for Palin's brown style …
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Rebecca Keegan / 24 Frames:
‘Atlas Shrugged’ producer: ‘Critics, you won.’ He's going ‘on strike.’  —  EXCLUSIVE: Twelve days after opening “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1,” the producer of the Ayn Rand adaptation said Tuesday that he is reconsidering his plans to make Parts 2 and 3 because of scathing reviews and flagging box office returns for the film.
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Los Angeles Times:
Quick Takes: ‘Atlas’ shelved?
Discussion: Hit & Run
Michael Levenson / Boston Globe:
House votes to restrict unions  —  Measure would curb bargaining on health care  —  Robert J. Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, said the union would fight the legislation “to the bitter end.”  (M. McDonald for The Boston Globe)  —  House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly …
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
Trump's Birther Antics Are Driving Away His Liberal Audience  —  He may be dumber than you think: Exclusive research reveals “Celebrity Apprentice” viewers are the most Democratic in primetime TV.  —  Click to expand  —  He may have gotten President Obama's attention …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Reuters:
Fatah and Hamas agree to historic Palestinian reconciliation deal  —  Rival groups will form interim government and then move toward setting a date for a general election, four years after their government collapsed when Hamas overran the Gaza Strip.  —  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's …
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Elliott Abrams / Pressure Points:
A Hamas-Fatah Coalition?  —  Left: Khaled Meshal …
Andrew Goldman / New York Times:
Nobody Puts Condoleezza Rice in a Corner  —  Much has been written about your unique relationship with George W. Bush.  You're a history buff — are you aware of any relationships like it?  —  Not really.  I think there have been other secretaries of state who were close friends, like James Baker and George H. W. Bush.
Discussion: The Politico and Eunomia
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the economic recovery is proceeding at a moderate pace and overall conditions in the labor market are improving gradually.  Household spending and business investment in equipment and software continue to expand.
Paul Krugman:
Bernanke Wimps Out  —  So Bernanke did get asked why, given low inflation and high unemployment, the Fed isn't doing more.  And his answer was disheartening.  —  As far as I can tell, his analytical framework isn't too different from mine.  The inflation rate to worry about is some underlying …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Brief Honeymoon Period Ends for Boehner as Ratings Slide  —  Image now equally negative and positive  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans are just as likely to say they have an unfavorable as a favorable opinion of Speaker of the House John Boehner.  This is a significant shift from January …
Discussion: Ballot Box, The Politico and CNN
Jeff Burnside / NBC Miami:
Police Confront Broward Judge at Gunpoint  —  Confusion on Easter Sunday leads BSO to wrong house  —  Broward Circuit Court Judge Ilona Holmes, her sister and her sister's family says they were ordered at gun point by several Broward Sheriffs Deputies on Easter Sunday to come out of her sister's home with their hands up.
James Dao / New York Times:
Atheists Seek Chaplain Role in the Military  —  FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — In the military, there are more than 3,000 chaplains who minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of active duty troops, regardless of their faiths.  The vast majority are Christians, a few are Jews or Muslims, one is a Buddhist.
 
 
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Ex-Bush official: Those who would block debt hike are like al Qaeda
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Is Obama a Republican?  —  Ezra Klein argues today that Barack Obama …
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