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5:40 PM ET, July 28, 2014

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Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Why Is Israel Losing a War It's Winning?  —  Six reasons why Israel is on the back foot even as it wins the battle against rockets and tunnels  —  Things change, of course—the only constant in the Middle East is sudden and dramatic change—but as I write it seems as if Israel is losing the war in Gaza …
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David Grossman / New York Times:
Stop the Grindstone of Israeli-Palestinian Violence
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Michelle Nunn's Campaign Plan  —  Michelle Nunn can come across as a “lightweight,” “too liberal,” not a “real Georgian.”  While she served as CEO for the Points of Light Foundation, the organization gave service awards to “inmates” and “terrorists.”  And her Senate campaign must feature images …
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Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Michelle Nunn's Campaign Plan  —  Democrats intensely recruited Nunn, and the seat, which is being vacated by Republican senator Saxby Chambliss, is widely considered their best pickup opportunity in the Senate of this election cycle.  Though Nunn announced her candidacy last July …
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
Pierre Omidyar / First Look Media:
Nine Months in, First Look is Still Very Much a Startup  —  It's been some time since I've shared what we're working on at First Look Media and I wanted to provide an update.  Many of you may have seen the video we produced earlier this year in which I described the broad goals of our organization.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
WATCH: Topless Texans Spar With Open Carry Activists: ‘Boobs For Peace!’  —  Two topless women verbally sparred with an open-carry advocacy group over gun rights Saturday in downtown Austin.  —  Come and Take It Texas, the open carry group, posted two videos of the tense exchange on its Facebook page …
Discussion: BuzzPo, Gawker and The Raw Story
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
News Sites Get Duped By Satire About Bachmann ‘Americanization’ Camps  —  Several news outlets and liberal blogs were fooled this weekend by a faux-news item that claimed Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) had advocated “Americanization” camps for undocumented migrant children.
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Gov. Ted Strickland / Politico:
I Tried to Live on Minimum Wage for a Week  —  Thankfully, I did this by myself.  For millions of Americans, a minimum wage salary has to cover an entire family.  Right now, in America, a minimum wage worker is spending her workday worrying about a decision she is going to have to make when she finally makes it home.
Discussion: OnPolitics
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” …
Discussion: Balloon Juice, Roger Ailes and RedState
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
NYT: Chamber Of Commerce Will Support Dem Mary Landrieu  —  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is reportedly throwing support behind Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), according to the group's national political director, Rob Engstrom.  —  Engstrom told the audience at a Committee of 100 meeting …
Toby Harnden / Real Clear Politics:
Laura Ingraham, Tea Party Giant Killer, Eyes Her Next Scalp  —  SHE has adopted a daughter from Guate­mala and was a speechwriter under President Reagan, who introduced an “amnesty” for three million illegal immigrants in the 1980s.  —  With her striking good looks and her status …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Mediaite
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
New Generic Ballot Surveys Don't Show Signs of Republican Wave  —  One of the big questions of this election cycle is whether it will turn out to be a “wave” election, like the one in 2010, when an upswell of anti-Democratic sentiment carried Democrats out of the House.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban  —  “[I]nertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws.”  [ Update: Fallout already seen in North Carolina as state's attorney announces state will no longer defend its marriage ban. ]
Discussion: Daily Kos and Gawker
Christian Rudder / OkTrends:
We Experiment On Human Beings!  —  I'm the first to admit it: we might be popular, we might create a lot of great relationships, we might blah blah blah.  But OkCupid doesn't really know what it's doing.  Neither does any other website.  It's not like people have been building these things for very long …
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.
John Boehner / USA Today:
We're defending the Constitution  —  Every president issues executive orders.  Most of them, though, do so within the law.  —  President Obama has overstepped his constitutional authority — and it is the responsibility of the House of Representatives to defend the Constitution.
Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
The new land of opportunity for immigrants is Germany  —  BERLIN — An unemployed architect back in Barcelona, Jordi Colombi weighed his options and decided to start a new life.  Armed with two suitcases and a Spanish-omelet recipe to feed his homesickness, he arrived two months ago in the land of opportunity.
 
 
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Erick Erickson / RedState:
Maliciousness. Not Incompetence.
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Joan Lowy / Associated Press:
FAA Proposes to Fine Southwest Airlines $12M
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Jacob J. Lew / Washington Post:
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The Hill:
The Hill names Bob Cusack Editor in Chief
Lauren French / Politico:
Lawmakers announce VA deal
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A Stronger Bill to Limit Surveillance
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
The Republican Move to Sue Obama
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