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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.

Lost Amid Debate Over Syria Strategy: The Moral Case for Fighting ISIS

Brian Katulis: As the U.S. moves into a new phase in the fight against ISIS, the Obama administration would be wise to articulate once again what national interests are at stake.

What Sanders, Clinton, O’Malley Need to Do in Saturday’s Democratic Debate

The second Democratic presidential debate, set to start at 9 p.m. ET and sponsored by CBS News and the Des Moines Register, offers both peril and promise for Sen. Bernie Sanders as he tries to blunt the momentum of Mrs. Clinton, the longtime front-runner.

Marco Rubio, Ash Carter to Appear at WSJ CEO Council Event

The annual meeting of The Wall Street Journal's CEO Council kicks off on Monday night, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Defense Secretary Ash Carter set to be interviewed at the opening of the two-day gathering.

Donald Trump Attacks Ben Carson on Personal Story, Temper

Celebrity businessman Donald Trump launched his most vitriolic attack to date on GOP presidential rival Ben Carson, mocking the retired neurosurgeon’s signature story about trying to stab a friend as a troubled youth and saying his “pathological’’ temper was uncureable.

If Ben Carson and Donald Trump Fade, Who Gets Their Supporters?

There is no reason to believe Ben Carson or Donald Trump will surrender their perch atop the polls anytime soon, but that hasn’t stopped the guessing about which Republican their supporters would back, if either stumbles down the stretch. We look at the polling data.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Big Obama Donors Stay on Sidelines

President Barack Obama’s biggest campaign donors are mostly sitting on the sidelines of the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, and more in Capital Journal Daybreak.

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