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Senate Democrats Hope Thanksgiving Offers Clarity on Refugee Bill

The political struggle over new restrictions on refugees from Syria and Iraq moves to the Senate after bipartisan House approval on Thursday. But there won't be any action until the week after Thanksgiving at the earliest, and Senate Democrats see that as a welcome cooling-off period.

Ted Cruz Creates a ‘National Prayer Team’

Senator Ted Cruz, who has aggressively courted the support of evangelicals, said the creation of the team would “establish a direct line of communication between our campaign and the thousands of Americans who are lifting us up before the Lord.”

Republicans Court Evangelical Group, and Its Influence, in Iowa Forum

Seven candidates will attend an event hosted by a group promoting “Christlike leadership” in government. The group's leader, Bob Vander Plaats, has promised to make an endorsement soon after, which would bring with it a network of church-based organizers for Iowa's caucuses next year.

Donald Trump Fields Questions on Jobs in Iowa

At a town-hall-style event in Iowa, Mr. Trump was asked a series of kitchen-sink questions about issues of concern to many of his blue-collar supporters. His answers were only partly on-topic, and most were light on specifics.

Donald Trump Says He’d ‘Absolutely’ Require Muslims to Register

Donald J. Trump, who earlier in the week said he was open to requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a database, said in Iowa on Thursday night that he "would certainly implement that -- absolutely."

Politico Hires Brad Dayspring, Veteran G.O.P. Operative, as Spokesman

Mr. Dayspring, Politico's new vice president of communications, made a name for himself as an aggressive presence on social media.

Muslim Group Assails Remarks by Donald Trump and Ben Carson

The Council on American-Islamic Relations pushed back Thursday against what it considers inflammatory language by the two Republican presidential candidates.

2 Election Lawyers to Study Impact of ‘Super PACs’ on ’16 Race

Two election lawyers -- Bob Bauer, a Democrat, and Ben Ginsberg, a Republican -- will lead a research project with major universities to determine the impact of "super PACs" on the 2016 presidential race.

Bernie Sanders Defends Democratic Socialism, Calling It Route to Economic Fairness

Senator Bernie Sanders offered a robust defense of democratic socialism, arguing that it would bring economic fairness back to America.

Donald Trump Calls University of Missouri Leaders ‘Babies’ for Resigning

A week after officials at the University of Missouri resigned amid protests and claims of widespread racism, Donald J. Trump called those who stepped down "babies" and said he did not think that discrimination was a problem on the campus.

Major Hillary Clinton Donor Urges ‘More Scrutiny’ of Muslims

Haim Saban, a Hollywood mogul and Israel hawk who is one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's biggest backers, suggested there should be "more scrutiny" of Muslims in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

First Draft Focus: Throwback Thursday — ‘Just a Chat’

Franklin D. Roosevelt, then the governor of New York and the Democratic presidential nominee, conferred with Col. Edward M. House, who had been an adviser to Woodrow Wilson, in Beverly Farms, Mass., on July 18, 1932. Roosevelt described the meeting as "just a chat."

Bernie Sanders to Invoke Roosevelt in Speech Defining His Vision of ‘Democratic Socialism’

As he delivers the most important speech of his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Mr. Sanders will attempt to demystify democratic socialism, his long-held political philosophy, and position himself as the political heir to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Labor Union to Start ‘Substantial’ Ad Campaign Hitting Republicans on Immigration

The ads by the Service Employees International Union are tied to the anniversary of President Obama's executive actions on immigration and offer a glimpse of how Democrats might attack Republicans on the issue during the general election.

Paul Ryan Steers Refugee Bill, and Some Cover, to a House Vote

Less than a week after the Paris attacks and after some maneuvering by Mr. Ryan, the new speaker, the House on Thursday is set to approve a bill that would institute new screening standards for refugees from Syria and Iraq, but would not suspend the program or introduce religious tests.

Amid Republican Calls for Force, Hillary Clinton Will Present Her Plan to Battle ISIS

Mrs. Clinton will deliver an in-depth speech on Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York about her national security proposals and how she would combat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Ad Supporting John Kasich Derides Rivals’ Experience

New Day for America, an independent group backing Mr. Kasich, accuses Ben Carson and Donald J. Trump of being unprepared for the presidency in a new TV ad.

Marco Rubio Returns Fire on Ted Cruz

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida has stepped up the attacks on Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, accusing him of trying to cut the military budget and gut the nation's intelligence programs.

‘Super PAC’ Backing Jeb Bush to Air Ads in Ohio, Home of John Kasich

The "super PAC" supporting Jeb Bush will start showing TV ads next week in Ohio, the home state of Gov. John R. Kasich -- a rival candidate in the Republican primary.

Adviser Who Questioned Ben Carson’s Grasp of Mideast Is Consulted for Op-Ed Piece

A foreign policy adviser whom Ben Carson publicly distanced himself from after the adviser criticized Mr. Carson’s grasp of the Middle East provided input for an opinion column Mr. Carson published online in The Washington Post about defeating the Islamic State.

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