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How Syrian Refugees Get to the United States

A growing chorus of lawmakers, including Speaker Paul D. Ryan, has said the United States Syrian refugee program should be paused while Congress evaluates the process for safety concerns following the Paris attacks.

Congress Scrambles for Response to Refugees, Paris Attacks

Top Republican leaders in Congress called for a “pause” in allowing Syrian refugees to enter the United States, as lawmakers in both chambers scrambled for a response to the Paris terrorist attacks.

Could National Security Make 2016 Tougher for Women Candidates?

As national security becomes a bigger issue in the wake of the attacks in Paris, some Democratic strategists worry the issue could cause troubles for their Senate candidates in 2016 — and women candidates in particular.

Sanders Pursues Next Job With Interest in Post He Has Now

Unlike most of his Republican analogues, Bernard Sanders is overtly trying to harness his senatorial work this fall to the service of his presidential campaign.

Lawmakers Question Telecom Grid Security After Paris Attacks

House lawmakers Tuesday expressed concern over the vulnerability of the nation's communications network in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris on Friday. 

Special Master Offers Alternative Virginia Congressional Maps

Days after the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal to a lower court’s decision tossing out Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District boundaries, a special master appointed by the lower court released two proposals to remedy the state’s map Tuesday.

Burr Says 4 Suspects in Paris Attacks Known to U.S. Intel Beforehand

At least four of the individuals suspected of carrying out last week’s deadly rampage in Paris were known to U.S. intelligence agencies before the attacks, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday.

Bobby Jindal Drops Out of Presidential Race

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday he is ending his presidential bid, after failing to gain traction in the large GOP primary field.

Michael Moore Invades D.C. Next With New Flick

AFI Docs kicked off its monthly film series of documentaries this week with Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next,” an exploration of what makes a country strong, with everyone still reeling from Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris.

House Bill Drafted to Enhance Vetting of Refugees

The House will vote Thursday to enhance oversight of the screening process for refugees from Syria and Iraq, but it will not consider legislation to “pause” the program sought by Speaker Paul D. Ryan.

Markell Opens Arms to Syrian Refugees as Others Pause

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced on national TV Tuesday his state will continue to welcome Syrian refugees in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, even as fellow governors across the country call for a moratorium on their admission.

Overheard: Bill Pascrell Channels Yogi Berra

“I only wish Yogi was here to celebrate the news. . . . He said himself, ‘If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be,’ but today, it’d be close.”

McConnell Joins Call for Syrian Refugees Admission 'Pause'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has joined the calls for a “pause” in Syrian refugees admissions, echoing Speaker Paul D. Ryan.

Refugee Groups Scramble to Defend Syrian Resettlement

Days after the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, a handful of American nonprofit organizations, most of them Christian-affiliated, have suddenly found their work at the center of America’s latest political fight.

Paris Attacks Highlight 9/11 Health Care Bill

Days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, first responders from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on American soil headed to the Capitol to push Congress to renew their health care programs.

Vitter Keeps Satirists Busy With T-Shirts, Bumper Stickers

NEW ORLEANS — Sen. David Vitter, locked in a tight gubernatorial runoff election in Louisiana with Democrat John Bel Edwards, has given Big Easy satirists a lot of material.

McCain: Obama Assertion on ISIS 'Embarrassing'

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain criticized President Barack Obama’s defiant defense of the administration’s strategy to combat the Islamic State terror group.

Former NFL Player Dives Into Illinois Senate Race

State Sen. Napoleon Harris, a former National Football League linebacker, on Tuesday announced his entry into the crowded Democratic primary to run against Republican Sen. Mark S. Kirk of Illinois.

Lawmakers Hit Secret Service on 'Disturbing' Culture

The U.S. Secret Service came under the congressional microscope once again Tuesday, with lawmakers seeking answers about agents who wrongly accessed a fellow congressman’s personnel file.

House's Muslim Members Brace for Charged Terror Debate

Updated 5:30 p.m. | The two Muslim members of the House share the sentiments of their fellow Democrats: Under no circumstances should the United States block Syrian refugees from this country in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris..




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