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10:55 AM ET, July 28, 2014

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Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Sarah Palin's Low-Budget TV Channel Is Pricier Than Netflix  —  Sarah Palin is returning to her roots in low-budget television-but this time, she's on the web, the focus is American politics, and she owns the network.  The Sarah Palin Channel launched Sunday, asking prospective viewers …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sarah Palin Launches Her Own TV Channel Online  —  Sarah Palin - former governor of Alaska, erstwhile candidate for VP of the U.S. and polarizing public figure - has unveiled a new subscription-based Internet TV network that promises direct access to her and her supporters.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Palin Skirts The ‘Media Filters’ With Launch Of Her Digital Video Channel (VIDEO)  —  Sarah Palin bypassed those pesky “media filters” on Sunday and launched her own eponymous online network.  —  “Tired of media filters?  Well, so am I,” the former Republican vice presidential candidate wrote in an announcement on her Facebook page.
The White House:
Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel  —  President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke again today by phone about the situation in Gaza.  The President underscored the United States' strong condemnation of Hamas' rocket and tunnel attacks against Israel …
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David Horovitz / The Times of Israel:
John Kerry: The betrayal  —  Op-ed: Astoundingly, the secretary's intervention in the Hamas war empowers the Gaza terrorist government bent on destroying Israel  —  When The Times of Israel's Avi Issacharoff first reported the content of John Kerry's ceasefire proposal on Friday afternoon …
ABC News:
Obama: US Worried About Worsening Gaza Conditions
Discussion: Politico
John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
The Absurd Impeachment Feedback Loop  —  Impeachment is the final fantasy for obsessive hyper-partisans.  But some Democrats are exploiting the craziness as a fundraising call to arms.  —  Silly season has started - and both parties are trying to fundraise off the fringe.
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
The Republican Move to Sue Obama  —  Rather than getting on with the country's business and focusing solely on can't-wait issues before they jet out of town this weekend — like the unfinished bill to fix veterans' health care and the stalled bill to deal with the humanitarian crisis …
Discussion: Washington Post
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The Hill:
GOP wants to show it can govern
Discussion: Politico and Washington Monthly
hrw.org:
With Liberty to Monitor All  —  How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law, and American Democracy  —  The 120-page report documents how national security journalists and lawyers are adopting elaborate steps or otherwise modifying their practices to keep communications …
Bill Curry / Salon:
My party has lost its soul: Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and the victory of Wall Street Democrats  —  A former Clinton aide on how Democrats lost their way chasing Wall Street cash, and new populism the party needs  —  1.  —  In 2006 the Atlantic magazine asked a panel of “eminent historians” …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Tax Avoidance du Jour: Inversion  —  In recent decisions, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court has made clear its view that corporations are people, with all the attendant rights.  They are entitled to free speech, which in their case means spending lots of money to bend the political process to their ends.
New York Times:
A Stronger Bill to Limit Surveillance  —  The Senate is about to begin debate on a bill that could, at long last, put an end to the indiscriminate bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and bring needed transparency to the abusive spying programs that have tarnished the nation's reputation.
Discussion: The Hill and The Intercept
Adam Ozimek / Forbes:
Where Is The Monopsony Power?  —  You hear it claimed relatively often today that low wage employers have monopsony power.  For example, this is a sometimes cited explanation for the claim that there is no disemployment effect of the minimum wage.  A monopsony is when an employer has market power …
 
 
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