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9:50 AM ET, August 2, 2009

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Alaska Report News:
Todd and Sarah Palin to divorce  —  Affairs on both sides  —  AlaskaReport has learned this morning that Todd Palin and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin are to divorce.  Multiple sources in Wasilla and Anchorage have confirmed the news.  —  A National Enquirer story exposing previous affairs …
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Palin beats press to blog claim  —  Sarah Palin's spokeswoman Saturday took the unusual step of posting a statement on Facebook denying an anonymous blog report that the former Alaska governor was getting a divorce and moving to Montana.  —  “Yet again, some so-called journalists have decided …
Gryphen / The Immoral Minority:
Exclusive!  Sarah and Todd Palin are Splitsville!  —  Earlier this week one of my best sources claimed to have explosive new information for me.  —  It took all week for us to finally get together, but last night we finally sat down for an amazing conversation.  And what I heard made my jaw drop.
CBS News:
Palin Spokespeople Deny Divorce Rumor  —  Describe Blog Report That Former Alaska Gov. and Husband Will Divorce as “Categorically False”  —  (CBS) An attorney for former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has denied a report that she and her husband are planning to divorce.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin divorce chatter: Denials
Robert Stacy McCain / AmSpecBlog:   Palin Divorce Gossip ‘Completely False’
David Collins / Central Florida Political Pulse:
Bloggers say Sarah Palin to divorce; her camp says it's bull
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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
QUOTE FROM SARAH PALIN
Discussion: AmSpecBlog and TigerHawk
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Prolonged Aid to Unemployed Is Running Out  —  Over the coming months, as many as 1.5 million jobless Americans will exhaust their unemployment insurance benefits, ending what for some has been a last bulwark against foreclosures and destitution.  —  Because of emergency extensions already enacted …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
Small Beer, Big Hangover  —  THE comforting thing about each “national conversation on race” is that the “teachable moment” passes before any serious conversation can get going.  —  This one ended with a burp.  The debate about which brew would best give President Obama Joe Six-Pack cred …
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
With Health Care Talks Uncertain, Democrats Consider a Last Resort  —  WASHINGTON — With bipartisan health care negotiations teetering, Democrats are talking reluctantly — and very, very quietly — about exploiting a procedural loophole they planted in this year's budget to skirt Republican filibusters against a health care overhaul.
Discussion: Lean Left and Prairie Weather
Mike Harvey / Times of London:
Skype could be cut off for good over dispute  —  Skype might have to shut down because of a dispute over the core technology used to make the internet telephone system work.  —  EBay, which paid $2.6 billion (£1.6 billion) for the voice-over-the-internet system in 2005 …
John / Power Line:
Too Big to Pass  —  One of the most notorious news stories of the past week was Democratic Congressman John Conyers' ridiculing of the idea that he and his fellow legislators should actually read bills—here, the health care “reform” act—before voting on them:
Agence France Presse:
Afghan mission falls short of expectations: Lawmakers  —  The international military mission in Afghanistan has delivered “much less than it promised” due to the lack of a realistic strategy, an influential committee of lawmakers said Sunday.  —  In a report, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee …
Charlotte Allen / Weekly Standard:
A Man, a Plan .  .  .  —  When one branch of government declares war on another.  —  The Court-Packing Fight and the Triumph of Democracy  —  by Burt Solomon  —  Walker, 352 pp., $27  —  On February 5, 1937, just 16 days after his inauguration …
 
 
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