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US Lawmakers Brace for End-of-Year Battles

U.S. lawmakers are returning to Washington for Congress’ final working weeks of the year.  A full slate of legislative business awaits them, from keeping the federal government open to resolving a battle with the White House over the admittance of Syrian refugees. President Barack Obama kept that battle alive during last week’s Thanksgiving holiday, arguing that the plight of Syrians fleeing oppression and bloodshed should resonate with Americans. “The world is still full of...

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