| Nov. 23, 2015, 5:02 a.m.
French President Francois Hollande will find a reluctant partner in President Barack Obama when the two leaders meet Tuesday at the White House.
| Nov. 20, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
A debate over domestic surveillance that appeared resolved months ago is getting new life in the Senate — and on the 2016 presidential trail.
| Nov. 19, 2015, 4:38 p.m.
Democrats on both sides of the Capitol want President Barack Obama to get tougher on the Islamic State, in both words and deeds.
| Nov. 19, 2015, 4:31 p.m.
House Democratic leadership braced Thursday for at least 60 defections on the Republican bill to strengthen the vetting of Syrian refugees seeking resettlement in the United States.
| Nov. 19, 2015, 4:18 p.m.
Efforts to curb a visa-waiver program in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks may win bipartisan support in Congress but already are stirring backlash from industries that thrive on foreign visitors.
| Nov. 19, 2015, 8:32 a.m.
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security holds a hearing on the Syrian refugee crisis and the U.S. admission program for refugees. Officials from the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security are expected to testify.
| Nov. 18, 2015, 8:54 p.m.
The White House is pouring cold water on a report it is delaying a plan to close the terrorist detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, saying the blueprint remains under construction.
| Nov. 18, 2015, 6:53 p.m.
While Syrian refugee resettlement has dominated the headlines in Congress this week, the more pressing national security debate in the Senate is about the way tourists and other travelers enter the United States.
| Nov. 18, 2015, 1:58 p.m.
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.
| Nov. 18, 2015, 1:52 p.m.
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.
| Nov. 17, 2015, 6:58 p.m.
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.
| Nov. 17, 2015, 5:18 p.m.
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.
| Nov. 17, 2015, 2 p.m.
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.
| Nov. 17, 2015, 9:01 a.m.
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..
| Nov. 17, 2015, 5:02 a.m.
After the Sept. 11 attacks, the most famous moment when terrorism instantly replaced the economy as the congressional agenda item, editors here struggled to assemble a list of 28 lawmakers prepared to take ownership of the Hill’s new mission.
| Nov. 16, 2015, 11:49 p.m.
Senior GOP appropriators are backing away from a program to resettle Syrian refugees, jeopardizing funding to address what a leading Republican lawmaker once called “the greatest humanitarian disaster of my lifetime.”
| Nov. 16, 2015, 8:43 p.m.
Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday connected the threat from the Islamic State terror group to recent action by Congress that he said weakened the U.S. intelligence community’s surveillance powers — and one of his leading presidential opponent’s votes on it.
| Nov. 16, 2015, 7 p.m.
Governors could be opening their states to costly court challenges as they try to block Syrian refugees from settling in the United States after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for terrorist attacks in Paris.
| Nov. 16, 2015, 6:57 p.m.
Updated 8:32 p.m. | Members of Congress will get briefings from the Obama administration on the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, with sessions set Tuesday in the House and Wednesday in the Senate.
| Nov. 16, 2015, 3:20 p.m.
Sen. Rand Paul wants a moratorium imposed on the issuance of visas to enter the United States from dozens of countries.