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Paris Attacks Will Keep Obama and Democrats Playing Defense

I say it repeatedly: Events matter. And for President Barack Obama, the terror attacks in Paris present a no-win political situation, at least until other, compelling news changes the subject.

House Democrats Plan Alternative to Syrian Refugee Bill

Updated 6:15 p.m. | House Democrats will use procedural gambits to get a vote on their proposal aimed at easing concerns about Syrian refugees coming to the United States but without completely blocking their resettlement.

Steve King Helps Ted Cruz Make Pitch to House Conservatives

Two days after endorsing Ted Cruz for president, Iowa Rep. Steve King stepped into the role of active surrogate Wednesday morning in a meeting with conservative House members.

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.

Exclusive: NRCC Adds 32 Candidates to First Tier of Young Guns Program

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced on Wednesday that 32 candidates qualified for the first tier of its “Young Guns” program, putting them “on the radar” in its program that provides organizational and fundraising help to its candidates.

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.

Congresswoman Left for Dead at Jonestown Recalls the Massacre, 37 Years Later

Rep. Jackie Speier knows exactly how it feels to be left for dead.

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.

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.

House GOP Steering Proposal Could Deliver Results — Or Not

When Speaker Paul D. Ryan facilitates a vote Thursday to reconfigure the Steering Committee, he will win points for delivering on his promise to expand member participation in the House Republican Conference.

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.

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.

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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