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10:10 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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Acclaimed Historian Douglas Brinkley Calls For NBC To Dump Trump, Corporate Sponsors To Pull Ads  —  Moments ago on CNN, acclaimed historian and author Douglas Brinkley pinned the blame for the reemergence of birtherism on NBC Entertainment for giving real estate mogul Donald Trump a primetime platform.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Why Did Obama Wait So Long?
David Weigel / Weigel:
Birther Legislator in Texas Not Convinced by Long-Form Certificate
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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
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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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, Hit & Run and Gawker
Ken Cohen / ExxonMobil's Perspectives Blog:
Gas prices and industry earnings: A few things to think about the next time you fill up  —  Here's a simple fact of economics that's getting everyone in Washington pretty excited this week: When prices increase for a commodity like oil, companies that produce and sell that commodity earn more money.
Discussion: CARPE DIEM
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Dan Berman / Reuters:
ExxonMobil: Don't hate our profits
Discussion: The Hill, The Politico and Daily Kos
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Reid will hold Senate vote on Ryan budget
Discussion: CNN, The Politico and The Note
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 …
Donehuedirectstaff / Process Story:
Huckabee releasing S.C. team  —  We've been told that former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee, a rumored candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, is giving his former S.C. supporters the nod to seek work on other presidential campaigns.  The word is that he's told South Carolina staffers …
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Huckabee camp shoots down rumor he won't run in 2012
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 …
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 …
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.
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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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: Wonkette and Crooks and Liars
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
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 …
Allan Hall / The Sun:
Fanatics' fury at Muslim Playgirl  —  A MUSLIM actress has caused a storm by posing naked for Playboy.  —  Sila Sahin has been branded a “whore” and a “western slut” after appearing topless on the cover of the German edition of the men's magazine.  —  And Islamic fanatics have posted threatening internet messages.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and PoliPundit.com
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.
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
Democracy in America:
De-birtherising the constitution  —  THE ridiculous controversy over Barack Obama's birth certificate suggests to me at least two serious problems in American politics.  —  First, as my colleague put it, “A large number of Americans simply believe, at a gut level, that Barack Obama …
 
 
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Victoria Ward / Telegraph:
Muslim group claims royal wedding is legitimate terror target
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Martin Bentham / This Is London:
Being too PC led us to shelter terrorists, says ex-minister
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Skin in the Game, Continued
Frank Tantillo / Front Row Washington:
What's on Ben's mind?
Washington Post:
Obama to nominate CIA Director Leon Panetta as defense secretary
Discussion: TalkLeft
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Brief Honeymoon Period Ends for Boehner as Ratings Slide
James Dao / New York Times:
Atheists Seek Chaplain Role in the Military
 Earlier Items: 
Pajamas Media:
THIS HAS BEEN A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY DOUBLE-STANDARD SYSTEM
Discussion: Right Wing News
Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times:
Afghan military pilot kills 8 NATO troops at airport
Discussion: BBC, The Moderate Voice and News Desk
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama slumping in Nevada
Discussion: GOP 12
JSOnline:
Supreme Court recount gets wobbly start in Waukesha County
Discussion: No Runny Eggs, Hot Air and TPMDC
Jeff Burnside / NBC Miami:
Police Confront Broward Judge at Gunpoint