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(StatePoint) The next time you’re standing in the cereal aisle, think back on your early memories of breakfast. If you’re like many Americans, your morning likely started with a bowl of cereal and milk and perhaps a Silly Rabbit.
1. Israelis and Palestinians agree to new, 72-hour cease-fire
This controversial political film from directors Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan will invoke vastly different reactions from audience members. Many will find the film a patriotic, yet underreported, story on how our nation has prospered from our early years due to innovation, entrepreneurship, and capitalism--emerging as not only the wealthiest nation on the planet, but also the most generous. Just as many other viewers will leave the theaters feeling jilted by a political infomercial disguised as a documentary. Lastly, some moviegoers may be introduced to several political hot-button issues for the first time, and left reflecting on D’Souza’s historical data points on subjects such as relations with Mexico and Native Americans, slavery, imperialism, and capitalism. Regardless of a person’s position or thoughts on these subjects, this film accomplishes one significant feat—it empowers people to formulate one’s beliefs and positions, squaring the movie’s interpretation with their own life experiences.
1. Israel steps up airstrikes after volley of rocket fire from Gaza
1. Obama sends 300 military advisers to help Iraq fight insurgents
Despite common misconception, independent voters in Arizona can take to the polls or cast early ballots this primary election season.
Arizona has long had an outsized spot on the national political stage, and that will likely put our next governor right smack in the middle of a pretty big spotlight.
1. VA audit finds 57,000 vets waited three months for appointments
1. World leaders commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day
1. G-7 leaders show support for Ukraine at Brussels summit
1. Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary battle appears headed for a runoff
1. Seattle approves a $15 minimum wage
1. VA watchdog report sparks outrage
1. Justices rule in favor of prayers at town meetings
1. West steps up pressure on Russia over Ukraine's crisis
1. The U.S. might cut its Afghanistan force to 5,000
1. Huge field lines up to run the Boston Marathon
1. Jeb Bush calls illegal immigration an "act of love"
WASHINGTON – Pam Simon said she remembers only part of what happened that January day in the parking lot of a Tucson supermarket.
1. The longest-serving member of Congress ever decides to retire
1. Ukraine's parliament gives its leader presidential powers... for now
While there seems to be more talk about the 2016 presidential election than the 2014 mid-term elections, make no mistake this year’s races are very important.
1. Syria says women and children can leave Homs