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6:35 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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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 …
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Ballot Box, The Politico and Truthdig
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 …
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 …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   Why Did Obama Wait So Long?
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Factchecking Obama: Birther controversy was 4% of newshole, not ‘dominant’ story
Bob Unruh / WorldNetDaily:
White House releases Obama ‘birth certificate’
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Wonkette
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Limbaugh credits Trump and polling for timing of long-form birth certificate release
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
David Weigel / Weigel:
The Long-Form Birth Certificate of Barack Obama
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Releases ‘Long-Form’ Birth Certificate
David Remnick / News Desk:
Trump, Birtherism, and Race-Baiting
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
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.
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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Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
Fatah and Hamas Announce Outline of Deal
Discussion: Swampland
Washington Post:
Obama to nominate CIA Director Leon Panetta as defense secretary  —  President Obama will nominate CIA Director Leon Panetta this week as secretary of defense, replacing Robert M. Gates as part of a series of national security shifts that will also place Afghanistan war commander …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA
Discussion: The Politico, The Hill, CNN and The Note
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 …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Ex-Bush official: Those who would block debt hike are like al Qaeda  —  Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill compared lawmakers trying to block a debt ceiling increase to terrorists.  —  Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill compared lawmakers trying to block raising the debt ceiling to “al Qaeda terrorists.”
 
 
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
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