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12:55 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.
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 …
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Obama's ‘Long-Form’ Birth Certificate Is Released  —  President Obama posted a copy of his “long-form” birth certificate from the state of Hawaii, hoping to finally end a long-simmering conspiracy theory among some conservatives who asserted that he was not born in the United States and was not a legitimate president.
David Weigel / Weigel:
The Long-Form Birth Certificate of Barack Obama  —  Here it is, after Barack Obama himself requested it from the state of Hawaii on April 22.  —  If you've done something with your life since 2008, and haven't tilled the vineyards of birtherism, I will explain why this matters.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Washington Post
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Obama Releases “Long Form” Birth Certificate?  —  So much for our media, which has been telling us — contrary to the actual law as I explained previously— that Obama could not obtain original documents of his own birth records.  —  Succumbing to the realization — which I also predicted …
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
More Fact Check  —  Breaking.  Sorta: … My understanding was that it was against the law for a person to give out copies of the literal birth certificate.  I just looked up the law: … The law then goes on to define “tangible interests” as essentially the registrant, an agent of the registrant …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Trump Gets Results!  —  That was easy - Team Obama has finally bestirred themselves and requested a copy of Obama's original Certificate of Live Birth, presumably hoping to silence those pesky critics who thought Obama had something to hide just because he was hiding something.
Bob Unruh / WorldNetDaily:
White House releases Obama ‘birth certificate’  —  Cites Kapiolani as location, father's race as ‘African’  —  The White House today released a copy of President Obama's “Certificate of Live Birth,” a document that for the first time claims Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital as the president's birth place.
Dan Eggenand T.W. Farnam / Washington Post:
Trump's donation history shows Democratic favoritism  —  Billionaire Donald J. Trump, an early presidential favorite among tea party activists, has a highly unusual history of political contributions for a prospective Republican candidate: He has given most of his money to the other side.
Byron Tau / Ben Smith's Blog:
Birthers unmoved  —  The theories about President Barack Obama's birth …
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Weigel and Daily Kos
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Trump Adviser: Even If Long-Form Birth Certificate Is Genuine, It Doesn't Prove Anything
Discussion: Daily Kos and CNN
Washington Post:
From gulf spills to White House frills, Trump has it covered
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Wonkette
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama releases birth certificate; condemns ‘carnival barkers’
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Dan Pfeiffer / The Politico:
White House release: Obama's long-form birth certificate
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Douglas Stanglin / USA Today:
AP: Panetta to take over Pentagon, Petraeus picked for CIA chief  —  CIA director Leon Panetta will be named to succeed Robert Gates as secretary of defense and Gen. David Petraeus will be nominated to replace him as CIA director, The Associated Press reports, quoting unidentified sources.
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New York Times:
Panetta and Petraeus in Line for Top Security Posts  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama is expected this week to name Leon E. Panetta, the director of central intelligence, as defense secretary and Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Afghanistan, as director of the C.I.A., administration officials said Wednesday.
First Read / msnbc.com:
First Thoughts: The heat is on  —  The town hall heat is on …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and The Note
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 …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Latest state to curtail PEU bargaining rights is ... Massachusetts?
Jennifer Steinhauerand Carl Hulse / New York Times:
House G.O.P. Members Face Voter Anger Over Budget  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — In central Florida, a Congressional town meeting erupted into near chaos on Tuesday as attendees accused a Republican lawmaker of trying to dismantle Medicare while providing tax cuts to corporations and affluent Americans.
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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans Divided Over Ryan vs. Obama Deficit Plans
Phillip V. Caruso / People.com:
FIRST PHOTO: Julianne Moore As Sarah Palin  —  Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in Game Change  —  Donning the trademark eyeglasses and up 'do, Julianne Moore is proving she's more than all right as former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.  —  The The Kids Are All Right actress, 50 …
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Lindsay Powers / Hollywood Reporter:
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin: First Photo
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Mediaite and GOP 12
The Shark Tank:
Allen West- “You're Not Going to Intimidate Me”, Heckler Arrested at Townhall  —  Immediately after Allen West took the stage at his Town Hall meeting on Tuesday Evening in Fort Lauderdale, several hecklers who were planted in the crowd began to jeer and interrupt his remarks …
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Nick Paton Walsh / CNN:
Afghan official: Man opens fire on Americans in Kabul; 9 dead  —  Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Eight coalition troops and a civilian were killed Wednesday in a shooting at an Afghan air force compound in Kabul, officials said.  —  The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force …
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