Top Cruz Aide Tapped for Senior Role on Trump National Security Team

Victoria Coates

A senior adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) who played a critical role in crafting his national security agenda—including efforts to stop the Iran nuclear deal and designate the Muslim Brotherhood organization as a terrorist entity—has been tapped by the Trump White House to serve as a senior member of its National Security Council, the Washington Free Beacon can exclusively reveal.

Democratic Leader Shuts Down
Phones After Pro-Israel Supporters Go on Offense

Dick Durbin

More than a thousand pro-Israel supporters from across the country bombarded the offices of Senate Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) with phone calls, urging the Democratic leader to stop holding up a key congressional initiative to rebuke the United Nations following its recent action against Israel, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Thousands of Terrorists, Foreign Fighters Tried to Enter America, New Data Shows

CBP

The Department of Homeland Security stopped more than 22,000 “high-risk” travelers from entering the United States in 2015, but officials remain uncertain about how effective these security screening methods are, opening the possibility that risky individuals such as terrorists are still being approved for entry into America, according to a new government report highlighting these flaws.