DAY'S END ROUNDUP

Barack Obama's birth certificate disproves rumors that he was born outside the country, say bloggers who came to the Illinois senator's defense digging up the document. The results of an internal probe into a National Republican Congressional Committee financial scandal has bloggers shocked. And Obama moving much of the Democratic National Committee to Chicago is the subject of debate.

An unlikely pairing from Daily Kos and The Corner debunks the rumor that Obama was born outside the United States. Kos posts Obama's birth certificate and writes that he's glad to squash false rumors that Obama was born in Kenya under the first name Barry and middle name Muhammad. But the document does not prove anything to some, as suitably flip points out it is not attributed to any person or organization and says it is a certificate of birth, and not a birth certificate.

The NRCC's former treasurer pocketed $725,000 according to an internal audit, The Caucus reports. The blog points out this is the worst time for the report to come out as the committee struggles to keep pace with its Democratic counterpart. The report undermines any GOP demands that Democrats be accountable to get their house in order, Michelle Malkin writes.

And Obama moving much of the party fundraising arm to Chicago is a "major shake-up," writes The Trail. But Marc Ambinder isn't surprised, writing it was a natural move for the Illinois senator's presidential campaign.

FROM THE BLOGS:
DNC Merger with Obama Camp Continues - Marc Ambinder
Obama's Birth Certificate - kos, Daily Kos
Kos Tries to Pass off Obama's Certificate of Birth - Suitably Flip
Obama Shakes up DNC - The Trail
Dean Mum on Obama Using Public Funds - Top of the Ticket
SCOTUS Rules Detainees Can Challenge - Amanda, Think Progress
Jindal: Worse Than Katrina? - Isaiah Poole, Firedoglake
The NRCC Mess Revisited - Michelle Malkin
Slime Attack on Schaffer - Ben DeGrow, The Next Right
Waiting for 2012 for a Real Conservative? - Matthew E. Miller, race42008

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
NRSC Chief Predicts Toughest Election Year Since 1974 - Christian Science Monitor
Dems Attack Lobbying Record of McCain's VP Vetter - The Hill
Justices Rule Terror Suspects Can Appeal - New York Times