• House Passes Bill Pausing Syrian Refugee Program Until Security Verified

    Forty-seven Democrats voted with Republicans in a veto-proof majority to pass the Syrian refugee bill.

  • Lindsey Graham: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul Won't Stop ISIS By "Yelling About Refugees"

    "President Obama has taken his eye off the ball and some of my Republican colleagues are yelling about refugees, but here's the question back to them: Are you willing to do what it takes to destroy ISIL?"

  • Fiorina Cites Misleading Migrant Data To Argue U.S. Shouldn't Take Syrian Refugees

    Fiorina says "the vast majority of refugees leaving Syria are able bodied young men." The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says about half the registered Syrian refugees are women.

  • Clinton: More Air Strikes, More Special Operators To "Smash" ISIS

    The former secretary of state called her plan — which also addressed how to combat terror networks in Europe and online at length — "in many ways an intensification and acceleration" of Obama's strategy.

  • Sen. Sherrod Brown: Mostly "White Males" Who Have Committed Terrorism In U.S. Since 9/11

    "They are generally white males, who have shot up people in movie theaters and schools. Those are terrorist attacks, they're just different kinds of terrorists."

  • Martin O’Malley Likely To Accept Public Funding, Campaign Says

    O’Malley, short on cash, would be the first major candidates since 2008 to accept public matching funds — for a reason. If he does, “that is effectively the end of his campaign,” says the campaign manager of the last publicly funded candidate, John Edwards.

  • How The WWII Internment Camps That Virginia Mayor Approves Of Actually Happened

    The program, found to be legal at the time, was later called a "national mistake."

  • Roanoke Mayor Off Clinton Campaign's Leadership Team After Refugee Remarks

    "The internment of people of Japanese descent is a dark cloud on our nation's history and to suggest that it is anything but a horrible moment in our past is outrageous," said Josh Schwerin, a Clinton campaign spokesman.

  • Santorum: "It Sounds Like President Obama Is In Cahoots With The Strategy Of ISIS"

    "The president is helping ISIS every single day by the policies we have, and he doesn't even know it because he refuses to accept the reality that ISIS is a caliphate."

  • Trump: Paris Attacks Could've Been Stopped By "A Guy Like You Or Me" With A Gun

    "So they were just shooting people: ‘Next! Next!’ Just people were totally defenseless. If you had a guy like you or me, or some other guys in that room that had guns, it wouldn’t have been that way, Jeff."

  • New Mexico Lawmakers Sue Albuquerque: Stop Seizing Cars

    “The problem lies in the fact that the city refuses to stop taking property from innocent people.”

  • Trump: ISIS Is Using The Internet Better Than The U.S. Government

    "We developed the internet, right? And we’re the best in the world at it. And we don’t have the right people — we have political hacks in charge of programs."

  • Martin O'Malley: "Hopefully" Clinton Regrets "Disgraceful" 9/11 Wall Street Comments

    "...hopefully she regrets the mistake and we can move on to healthier debate."

  • Congresswoman: Paris Attack A "Chilling Reminder" That We Need Tighter Gun Laws

    "These people used the kinds of weapons that are still available in the United States of America. And I think it ought cause us to have another consideration of sensible gun safety laws."

  • Huckabee: Obama Should Protect Americans Or "Step Down"

    "At some point at our leaders will quit pretending that this a contained effort. This is a JV effort and I wish the president would either step up and start protecting Americans or step down and let somebody do this job because he's clearly not up to it."

  • Feds Push Back On Governors Over Syrian Refugees

    Governors lack any real control over placement decisions in the "federal program carried out under the authority of federal law," as federal officials said Tuesday, but those governors could nonetheless frustrate efforts at resettlement within their borders.

  • Texas Executes Man Convicted Of Murdering Three Children

    Raphael Holiday was executed Wednesday for burning three children to death in 2000. Although the U.S. Supreme Court declined to stop his execution, a local judge withdrew the execution date. [Update: The appeals court, however, tossed out the local judge's order.]

  • Bobby Jindal Drops Out Of The GOP Presidential Race

    The Louisiana governor's campaign never gained traction in the crowded GOP presidential primary.

  • The Black Lives Matter Movement Is About To Jump Into The 2016 Marijuana Battle

    Marijuana legalization advocates want the support of Black Lives Matter activists in 2016. But a debate on tactics is brewing with legalization groups and Black Lives Matter activists who worry people of color are being left out of the burgeoning legal marijuana industry.

  • John Kerry: "Something Different" About Last Week's Terrorist Attacks "From Charlie Hebdo"

    "There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of – not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they’re really angry because of this and that," Kerry told embassy staff in Paris. Via Kyle Orton.

  • Sanders Campaign After SEIU Endorses Clinton: Move Along, Nothing To See Here

    Clinton was endorsed by the Service Employees International Union despite Sanders' devotion to the union's core political fight, a $15 minimum wage.

  • Rick Santorum: Don't Admit Christian Syrian Refugees Either

    "We should not be admitting either Muslims or Christians, and you'll say, 'whoa why won't you want to admit Christians, because in so doing we would be accomplishing exactly what ISIS wants to accomplish, which is to rid the area of Christians."

  • Louisiana Gubernatorial Candidate's Oil And Drilling Ad Uses Stock Footage Of California

    "The oil and gas industry is the lifeblood of Louisiana's economy."

  • Ron Paul: Send Marco Rubio To Outer Space Where He Belongs

    "...he represents big banks, he represents the war profiteers, the people in the military-industrial complex. And he represents world government, because we have to take care of the world."

  • Benghazi Committee Member: Clinton Made Hearing Long So GOP Would "Look Cruel"

    "[W]e should have known that she was going to go on and just stall, debate, filibuster, on these answers to make it go as long as possible, so we would look cruel."

  • John Kasich Wants His Own Episode Of SNL That Everybody Hates

    Lawyers for Kasich filed a request with NBCUniversal on Tuesday for equal use of the NBC's facilities after Donald Trump's turn as Saturday Night Live host earlier this month. Via Shannon Bream

  • House Republicans Form Task Force To Deal With Syrian Refugee Question

    "So we think the prudent — the responsible thing is to take a pause in this particular aspect of this refugee program in order to verify that terrorists are not trying to infiltrate the refugee population," Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday.