The 2016 State of the Union in 3 Minutes

President Barack Obama touched on the economy, foreign policy and the U.S. political system in his final State of the Union address Tuesday night.

McConnell: 'Guantánamo Ought to Stay Open'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell outlined what he hoped to hear Tuesday night from President Barack Obama, ranging from a plan to defeat the Islamic State to the economy to keeping the prison at Guantánamo Bay open.

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on U.S. ISIS Strategy

The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the U.S. strategy to combat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, which follows a prime-time address earlier in the week by President Barack Obama reasserting the administration's plan to defeat the terrorist group.

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul J. Selva are expected to testify.

 Carter Opens All Military Jobs to Women

In a landmark decision Thursday, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter ordered the military to open all combat jobs to women, making "no exceptions" granted to applicants qualify for the position.

Watch Live: House Hearing on U.S. Middle East Strategy

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will testify at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria.

Ryan: Veto Threat on Refugee Bill 'Baffles Me'

Speaker Paul D. Ryan slammed President Barack Obama Thursday for threatening to veto a bill tightening Iraqi and Syrian refugee screening following the terrorist attacks in Paris.