Netanyahu: Be ready for long war . . . Associated Press
Rebuffing ceasefire demands, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war.
Israelis heap criticism on Kerry . . . Washington Post
The secretary of state has been lambasted by all sides for his apparent failure in attempts to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
White House furious . . . Associated Press
The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism of Kerry, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against him.
House to pass border bill Thursday . . . Examiner
House Republican leaders expressed confidence Monday that they would round up the votes to pass a border bill before Congress adjourns for its August recess at week’s end.
Illegals outside WH without fear . . . Fox News
Illegal immigrant demonstrators were protesting outside the White House on Monday – but don’t expect America’s immigration officers to intervene.
Sessions: Obama imperils Constitution . . . Newsmax
Congress must act immediately to stop President Obama’s proposed use of executive power to help millions of illegal immigrants, Sen. Jeff Sessions says.
Moves could be unstoppable . . . Politico
Even if Obama tests the bounds of his presidential power with the big, unilateral moves he’s promising on immigration, there may be no way to stop him.
Obama to meet with more letter writers . . . McClatchy
Obama will continue his meetings with people who have written him letters as he travels to Kansas City Tuesday — and this time the attendees got their invites via a Kansas City native: Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
Medicare, Social Security headed south . . . The Hill
Social Security and Medicare are marching steadily toward insolvency, according to a report released Monday by the trustees for the two entitlement programs.
Hillary: Bush made me proud . . . Washington Times
Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows on CNN by claiming that George W. Bush actually brought out her patriotism and made her proud of her American roots.
Nine months later, shutdown babies . . . Washington Post
Looks like during the furlough, people were at home doing it.