Robert Liang and his wife, Alice, are living arguments for backers of an immigration-law revision: Though undocumented, they’re hardworking small-business owners who don’t want government help. The immigrants from Taiwan also embody an argument for its opponents: They’re older than 50.
John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, picked an undercover officer as the new head of the agency’s national clandestine service, passing over a woman who had been serving as the acting chief.
U.S. lawmakers are pressing President Barack Obama to act against Syria’s regime for its suspected use of chemical weapons, with no agreement over what to do among options filled with uncertainty and risk.
The brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing were motivated by radical Islam they learned mostly over the Internet, according to lawmakers briefed by federal law-enforcement officials, while a relative said a local mentor with fundamentalist beliefs also played a role.
President Barack Obama is under renewed pressure from lawmakers to increase U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after U.S. intelligence agencies reported “with varying degrees of confidence” that the regime may have used small amounts of sarin nerve gas.