Is it over? Israel, Hamas agree to ceasefire

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Despite some misgivings from his cabinet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to an Egypt-brokered ceasefire agreement with Hamas. The news arrives less than 24 hours after Israeli airstrikes reduced Hamas headquarters to rubble, which can be seen in a stunning video.

The agreement eases restrictions on Gaza and allows relief aid and other materials to enter through the coast. Hamas claimed victory, despite the loss of their headquarters. Their statement and the nature of the ceasefire agreement seems to indicate that the conflict is over–for now. The Israeli offensive started on July 8.

Upon news of the deal, Palestinians were seen taking to the streets, waving jihadi and Hamas flags in celebration.  Meanwhile, most of Netanyahu’s cabinet reportedly opposed the ceasefire, but he overruled them. Many Israeli leaders have expressed skepticism about the deal. Israel has accepted several ceasefires, but Hamas has previously broken every one of them.

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Amnesty Now: Lawmaker Claims Obama Will Legalize 5 Million

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“Get ready,” says Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (IL-D) in an MSNBC interview. “It’s music to my ears that someone would have a source at the White House that say it’s five million.”

Gutiérrez is referring to reports that President Obama is set to issue unilateral executive action on the legal status of millions of illegal aliens by summer’s end. Whatever action the President takes will not involve legislation or Congressional approval.

This, despite the fact that most Americans do not want amnesty for those who have entered the United States without pursuing the lawful process. Even a CNN poll shows that most Americans would prefer the government focus on securing the border before pursuing immigration reform.

Another survey indicates that an overwhelming 90 percent of voters think that “U.S.- born workers and legal immigrants already here should get first preference for jobs.” Even 73 percent of Hispanics think that Americans should compete for jobs…

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Dan Bongino Offers Some Common Sense on Riots in Ferguson

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Dan Bongino, who is a former New York police officer, injected some common sense perspectives into the ongoing situation in Ferguson, MO, involving rioting and local police response.

“There’s nothing that inspires liberty about trying to take someone else’s liberty and their property,” he said. “The minute you cause harm to someone else or break into someone’s business, you haven’t respected anyone else’s civil rights either.”

Following the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, riots have plagued the town on a nightly basis. Dozens of local businesses have suffered break-ins, property damage, and robberies.

“If there’s one thing the American people hate and deserve protection from, it’s chaos,” said Bongino, who was a top Secret Service agent under Presidents Bush and Obama and organized several foreign trips in hostile environments.

Differentiating between the peaceful protestors and the lawbreakers, Bongino berated those who are taking advantage…

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State Elections Give Americans Rare Opportunity

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Forget the national races and the will-they-won’t-they debate of whether Republicans will take back the Senate this November. Instead, consider that the political trend at the state level could reach historic proportions, paving the way for a movement that would change how DC does business.

Republicans currently control 27 state legislatures, and recent polling indicates they could capture as many as eight more following the November elections. In other words, Republicans have a good shot at claiming 32, 33, 34, or even 35 state legislatures. Given that Republicans at the state level are typically interested in limited government, this development presents an opportunity for states to follow their constitutional obligation to pass nonpartisan, popular constitutional reforms via an Article V convention of states.

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Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Nancy PelosiA recent study indicated that average Americans have “virtually no impact whatsoever on the making of national policy in our country.” If Americans…

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Brace Yourself: The Obamacare Bailouts are Here

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Insurance-executives-iffy-about-possible-fixes-to-canceled-policies President Obama meets with health insurance executives to discuss Obamacare.

Obamacare has been a train of failed promises. More than six million Americans saw their insurance policy canceled, and millions more will follow once the employer mandate takes effect. Obamacare has increased premiums by an average of 49 percent in 3,137 of America’s 3,144 counties, and costs are projected to continue to rise.  The cost of the law is projected to be $2.6 trillion over the next ten years and, judging by the CBO’s past estimates, that number will probably increase.

Meanwhile, many have been warning of the inevitable insurance company bailouts as a result of a failing Obamacare health care law. Now, it appears that bailout is becoming a reality, without Congressional approval, to the tune of $1 trillion over the next ten years.

CEOs of various insurance companies met with White House officials last October. E-mails show that the executives…

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