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Medal of Freedom List: Barbra Streisand, Stephen Spielberg, Willie Mays, More

The White House announced this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor. The honorees include politicians, activists, athletes and entertainers, among others.

Bernie Sanders Aims to Put Hillary Clinton on Defensive on Family Leave

Sen. Bernie Sanders is trying to put rival Hillary Clinton on the defense over one of her signature issues, backing legislation that would create a paid family leave program.

GOP Candidates Fault Hillary Clinton For Declining to Use Phrase ‘Radical Islam’

Republican presidential candidates have criticized Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton for declining to use term such as “radical Islam" and "Islamic terrorism" to describe the extremists who have unleashed a string of terrorist attacks on Western targets recently.

Marco Rubio on Paris Attacks: ‘We Should Invoke Article 5?

Republican presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said U.S. allies should invoke the collective defense clause of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to terrorist attacks in Paris.

Different Kind of Gridlock Hits Washington

Office productivity in Washington got off to a late start on Monday, after traffic delayed many downtown workers. Some gave up altogether and returned home to work from home or take an extended weekend on a sunny autumn day.

Excerpts From Obama’s News Conference in Turkey

Excerpts from President Barack Obama’s press conference in Antalya, Turkey, at the close of the G20 summit on Monday.

More Sympathy for Paris Attack Victims Than Russian Terror Victims?

Stephen Sestanovich: There is no basis for a different human reaction to the attacks in Paris, Beirut or Egypt. All this violence involved equally terrible killers and hundreds of equally innocent victims.

Capital Journal Daybreak: French Authorities Raid Suspected Islamists

French police fanned out Monday to search the homes of suspected radical Islamists, hours after conducting airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria in response to Friday's attacks in Paris, and more in Capital Journal Daybreak.

Paris Attacks Upend White House Race in Different Ways for Each Party

The terror attacks in Paris have injected an emotional and unexpected element into the U.S. presidential race. But they are likely to affect the two parties in different ways.

Republican White House Hopefuls Call for Curbs on Syrian Refugee Inflow

Republican candidates for president called on the Obama administration to tighten border controls amid reports that one of the suicide bombers who carried out Friday’s attacks in Paris may have entered Europe as a Syrian migrant.

Ted Cruz Courts S.C. Evangelicals in Shadow of Paris Attacks

Sen. Ted Cruz brought his presidential campaign to an evangelical bastion Saturday, travelling to Bob Jones University, a Christian college, to hold a religious liberty rally that was shadowed by anxiety about the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Hillary Clinton Invokes 9/11 in Defending Wall Street Ties

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton defended against criticism for her fundraising from the financial industry by invoking her job as a U.S. senator representing New York after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to help rebuild lower Manhattan.

Live Blog: Saturday’s Democratic Presidential Debate

Democrats Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley face off Saturday night, in a debate that is expected to focus on U.S. foreign policy in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.

Will We Stay Committed to a Long Battle Against ISIS Extremism?

Brian Katulis: ISIS's target is Western society at large; those societies need to focus on the core values and ideas that should be at the centerpiece of the campaign against such groups.

GOP Candidates Say Paris Attacks Highlight U.S. Leadership Failure

GOP presidential candidates called for prayers for victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris and a swift response from the U.S., while criticizing President Barack Obama's foreign policy.

5 Takeaways From the Paris Attacks and the Long War Against Terrorism

Aaron David Miller: As ISIS loses ground in Syria and Iraq, the need to demonstrate its reach may take on greater importance. Perhaps more terrifying is the prospect of independent action by ISIS affiliates, returning foreign fighters, or alienated Muslims.

Obama’s Statement on the Paris Attacks

Here's the text of President Barack Obama's statement on the attacks in Paris.

Clinton Vows Not to Raise Taxes on Families Earning Less Than $250,000

Hillary Clinton's campaign said Friday that she won't raise taxes on families earning less than $250,000.

Obama Hosts Top Security Officials to Promote Pacific Trade Deal

President Obama brought four former secretaries of state to the White House on Friday to show the bipartisan support for his proposed Pacific trade pact.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Carson Shrugs Off Trump Attack

Ben Carson shrugged off a vitriolic attack by GOP presidential rival Donald Trump, and more in Capital Journal Friday.

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