DHS Anticipated 60,000 Illegal Child Border Crossers in January

DHS secretary confirms administration anticipated surge in illegal immigration
Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility / AP

ASPEN, Colo.—DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration in January anticipated a surge of some 60,000 illegal children crossing the Southwest Border.

Congress Seeks to Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Terror Group

Bill would sanction group and all its affiliates
Followers of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamic movement burn a representation of an Israeli flag

Congress is moving to officially designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and impose sanctions on any person who provides the group and its affiliates with “material support,” according to a copy of the legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014—sponsored by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.)—seeks to slap U.S. sanctions on the organization’s political center in Egypt as well as scores of affiliates operating across America and Europe, according to the bill.

House VA Chairman Questions VA Budget Request

Senate and House squabble over VA reform
Veterans Affairs hospital in Pittsburgh / AP

Acting Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Sloan Gibson told the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday that in order to meet “current demand” his department needs over $17 billion in additional funding.

IDF Calls Out UN for Lying About Gaza Civilian Casualties

UN Relief and Works Agency blamed IDF for civilian deaths
A crater from an Israeli strike is seen in the yard of the U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip

The Israel Defense Forces is calling out a United Nations aid agency for falsely claiming that the IDF did not permit civilians to evacuate a Gaza school where 15 people were killed today.