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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 21, 2011
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(Studio: Randi Kaye) President Obama and the birther movement updated; scenes shown of the Hawaii certificate of live birth and newspaper birth announcements. [Voice of entrepreneur Donald TRUMP†- asks why Obama does not show his birth certificate.] Trump's op-ed piece in "USA Today" quoted. [On several venues, TRUMP - asks why doesn't he....] Findings of a "New York Times" poll on the view of whether he was born in the US cited. [On Fox, commentator Ann COULTER†- agrees Obama was born in Hawaii.]

(Studio: Randi Kaye) Live interview held with Louisiana state senator A.G. Crowe about the state bill requiring presidential candidates to produce a birth certificate. [CROWE†- explains why we need a bill in Louisiana because the issue won't go away; admits the issue is out there because of Obama but that is not our concern.]

(Studio: Randi Kaye) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and Gloria Borger about the birther issue and constitutionality. [TOOBIN - says the constitutionality of these state bilsl is questionable, that crazy people are raising the birther issue; comments on Trump, the polls and his cynicism and craven opportunism.] [BORGER - says this does have everything to do with Obama and the presidential election campaign: it is a "wedge issue"; comments on what some Republicans believe Trump could do to the party: that he is taking it out of the mainstream issue of jobs and the economy.]

Kaye, Randi

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