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8:30 AM ET, July 28, 2014


 Top Items: 
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
The Hill:
GOP wants to show it can govern  —  House Republicans want to use their final week in Washington before the August recess to send a signal that they are ready to govern.  —  As the country's attention turns to the fight for control of the House and Senate, Republicans want to show …
Discussion: Politico and Washington Monthly
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Top House Republican Won't Rule Out Obama Impeachment (VIDEO)
Discussion: Mediaite
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.
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.
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 …
New York Times:   Republicans' Senate Chances Rise Slightly to 60 Percent, Data Show
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.
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
Discussion: Hot Air
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 …
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 …
Ron Howell / NY Daily News:
Finding our fathers  —  Bringing dads back to their sons is the only honest answer to the crisis of young black men  —  For millions of black Americans, Barack Obama's legacy is not going to be Obamacare, nor his decision to move troops out of Iraq, nor what he does about immigration.
Gil Ronen / Arutz Sheva:
At 2:30 A.M., Jews Blast Shema Prayer at Muslim Neighborhood  —  Tired of waking up to muezzin calls on loudspeakers in the middle of the night, Jews from Armon Hanatziv in Jerusalem mounted an aural counterattack.  —  Armed with loudspeakers, they blasted the “Shema” incantation …
Discussion: Truth Revolt and Israel Matzav
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Jerusalem Post:
‘Freedom Flotilla II’ set to sail for Gaza from Turkey
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Cameroon deputy prime minister's wife kidnapped by Boko Haram
Justin Huggler / Telegraph:
Anti-Semitism on the march: Europe braces for violence
 Earlier Items: 
Lowkell / Blue Virginia:
Video: In Woodbridge, “Walking Mayor” Adam O'Neal (R-NC) Speaks Out on Need for Medicaid Expansion
ABC News:
American Doctor in Africa Tests Positive for Ebola
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Fox News Contributor Calls On U.S. To Welcome Immigrant Children
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Rhodes: New sanctions on Russia likely this week
Discussion: Associated Press and CNN
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
NSA: Less need now for Snowden deal
Discussion: The Hill