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10:40 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 …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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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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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” …
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
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.
Yahoo! News:
Lust for power: Trove of President Warren Harding's love letters reveal steamy affair Power Players 20 mins ago  —  Jonathan Karl, Richard Coolidge and Jordyn Phelps  —  Warren Harding is typically remembered as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history.
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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Ron Howell / NY Daily News:
Finding our fathers  —  Bringing dads back to their sons …
Jerusalem Post:
‘Freedom Flotilla II’ set to sail for Gaza from Turkey
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Israel Matzav
Guardian:
Cameroon deputy prime minister's wife kidnapped by Boko Haram
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Outside Money Drives a Deluge of Political Ads
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Gil Ronen / Arutz Sheva:
At 2:30 A.M., Jews Blast Shema Prayer at Muslim Neighborhood
Discussion: Truth Revolt and Israel Matzav
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The New Republican Populism  —  WHEN Barack Obama won …
New York Times:
Republicans' Senate Chances Rise Slightly to 60 Percent
 

 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’

Max Read / Gawker:
Gawker posts belated retort to Gamergate campaign targeting advertisers and partners, says thousands in revenue lost

Michael Wolff / Hollywood Reporter:
Michael Wolff on HBO, CBS Streaming: TV Is Disrupting the Internet

 
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