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9:50 AM ET, July 28, 2014

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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.
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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.
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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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 …
ABC News:
Obama: US Worried About Worsening Gaza Conditions
Discussion: Politico
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
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.
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.
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Outside Money Drives a Deluge of Political Ads  —  WASHINGTON — An explosion of spending on political advertising on television — set to break $2 billion in congressional races, with overall spots up nearly 70 percent since the 2010 midterm election — is accelerating the rise of moneyed interests …
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” …
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 …
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
My Challenge to the Washington Post  —  To reclaim your credibility (and the mainstream media's, at large), I challenge you to engage in the same aggressive investigative journalism you courageously employed 42 years ago covering President Nixon.  The public knows of our current president's incompetence …
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The New Republican Populism  —  WHEN Barack Obama won the White House in 2008, he did so in an unusual way for a Democrat: As the candidate of the rich.  He raised more in large-dollar donations than any of his rivals and raked in more cash from Wall Street than John McCain.
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Jerusalem Post:
‘Freedom Flotilla II’ set to sail for Gaza from Turkey
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Guardian:
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At 2:30 A.M., Jews Blast Shema Prayer at Muslim Neighborhood
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