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9:35 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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Ryan J. Reilly / tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com:
Orly Taitz: Obama's Long-Form Birth Certificate Should Say ‘Negro’ Not ‘African’  —  In a development that will surprise no one, it turns out that President Barack Obama's decision to release his long-form birth certificate hasn't quieted members of the “birther” movement who promote …
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: Doug Ross and Outside the Beltway
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 …
E.D. Kain / Balloon Juice:
Why Obama Waited  —  The answer to the many questions surrounding why Obama waited so long to release his birth certificate is simple.  —  In 2008, Obama met with Donald Trump in a secret closed-doors beer summit.  There, they hatched a scheme.  Knowing that there is a large segment …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Robert Gibbs to Donald Trump: Where are the tax returns?  —  Former White House press secretary and Obama confidante Robert Gibbs is throwing down the gauntlet on Donald Trump.  —  “Donald Trump said he'd release his tax returns as soon as the president released his birth certificate …
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.
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.
David Weigel / Weigel:
Birther Legislator in Texas Not Convinced by Long-Form Certificate
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Why Did Obama Wait So Long?
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Acclaimed Historian Douglas Brinkley Calls For NBC To Dump Trump, Corporate Sponsors To Pull Ads
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
White House releases Obama's birth certificate
Ben Smith / The Politico:
President Obama takes on the political circus
Discussion: Top of the Ticket and RedState
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:   On Trail, Trump Basks In Spotlight
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Limbaugh credits Trump and polling for timing of long-form birth certificate release
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Reid will hold Senate vote on Ryan budget
Discussion: CNN, The Note and The Politico
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: Salon, Gawker and 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 …
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 …
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 …
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Matthew Yglesias / Yglesias:
Bernanke Calls For Anemic Recovery
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Huckabee camp shoots down rumor he won't run in 2012  —  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's camp is refuting a South Carolina blogger who suggested Wednesday that Huckabee told consultants in the state he wouldn't run for president next year.  —  Speculation Huckabee was opting …
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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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Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
Fatah and Hamas Announce Outline of Deal
David Frum / FrumForum:
The Birther Disgrace  —  Even for the small band that sustained the phony controversy until now, the birth certificate so-called issue ends today.  —  Any last lingering doubts that maybe, perhaps, a pregnant Stanley Anne Dunham in the summer of 1961 boarded a propeller plane from Honolulu to Los Angeles …
ABCNEWS:
First Pictures of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Since Shooting, Walking on Her Own  —  A fragile but determined Rep. Gabrielle Giffords walked one careful step at a time today up the steps of a plane that will take her Florida to watch her husband blast off on the final mission of the space shuttle Endeavor..
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Wonkette
Ralph Nader / Bloomberg:
Why Obama Will Get Second Term in White House: Ralph Nader  —  The stars are aligned for Barack Obama's re-election in November 2012.  He won't join Jimmy Carter to be the second Democrat in 120 years to lose a second term.  —  Five things are playing in Obama's favor.
New York Times:
The Incredible Shrinking New York Times  —  The New York Times has righted its ship after a near-death experience during the last recession.  —  Thanks to sharp cost-cutting, the company has returned to profitability.  And thanks to frantic debt restructuring, the NYT has also removed …
Discussion: Pajamas Media
The Sun:
Cops to quiz Kung Fu Fighting singer  —  A PUB singer is set to be quizzed by cops tonight after he was accused of “racism” for belting out the chart hit Kung Fu Fighting as two Chinese people walked past.  —  Simon Ledger was arrested in a Chinese restaurant after a complaint was made to police.
 
 
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