Momentum to bar Syrian refugees slows By Nahal Toosi and Patrick Temple-West 12/2/15 Republican party elders and some lawmakers push to reconsider House legislation passed in haste. Speaker Paul Ryan led his fellow House Republicans in a lightning-fast sprint to pass legislation halting the flow of Syrian and Iraqi refugees just days after suspected Islamic State operatives unleashed a night of terror in Paris. But as Congress’ attention slowly turns to other pressing end-of-year business, a movement is emerging to stop the refugee crackdown, and it’s not just Democrats leading the charge. Some Republican lawmakers … Continue reading