Next Day’s News: Immigration, Gaza Strip and more

July 8

Here’s a look at tomorrow’s top talkers from Washington Post reporters and columnists who know the topics best:

BORDER CONTROL/IMMIGRATION: David Nakamura and Katie Zezima were first to report the White House requesting $3.7 billion in emergency border control funds to deal with an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America. Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said he plans to meet with Obama to discuss immigration. Polling from the past few years shows that few people want to start deporting undocumented immigrants en masse, according to a report by Jaime Fuller.

GAZA STRIP: The Israeli army, air force and navy launched a major operation Tuesday against the Islamist militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, striking dozens of sites in the coastal enclave and mobilizing infantry troops along the border for a possible ground incursion designed to stop rocket attacks on Israel, report William Booth and Ruth Eglash in Jerusalem. As rockets from Hamas fly, Jews and Muslims keep their children indoors.

VA WHISTLEBLOWER HEARINGS: The House Veterans Affairs Committee hosts VA whistleblowers at a hearing today. Last month, there were allegations that the Department of Veterans Affairs retaliated against 37 whistleblowers, including some who tried to report actions related to the agency’s recent scheduling scandal. Related: see results from a survey in The Federal Eye asking VA workers what advice they would give the department’s next secretary.

FOMC MINUTES: Due out tomorrow, Ylan Mui will be looking closely at June’s minutes for any key insights or takeaways on the Fed’s thinking.  See her analysis of the last Fed info dump from May.

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