Looming Deadlines, Much Unfinished Business Await Congress

Nov 25, 2017 |
Looming Deadlines, Much Unfinished Business Await Congress

The crush of unfinished business facing lawmakers when they return to the Capitol would be daunting even if Washington were functioning at peak efficiency. It’s an agenda whose core items — tax cuts, a potential government shutdown, lots of leftover spending bills — could unravel just as easily as advance amid factionalism, gamesmanship, and a toxic political environment. There’s only a four-week window until a Christmas deadline, barely enough time for complicated negotiations even if
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Egypt Raises Death Toll In Sinai Mosque Attack To 305

Egypt on Saturday said an attack on a mosque by militants in the country’s troubled region of northern Sinai has killed 305 worshippers, including 27 children, a dramatic increase in the death toll previously announced, which was 235. A statement by the country’s chief prosecutor, Nabil Sadeq, said the attack Friday left another 128 people wounded. It said the attackers, estimated at between 25 and 30, arrived at the mosque close to the small town of Bir al-Abd in five all-terrain vehicles
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