Prepare to Be Blindsided in 2016

This handout picture dated 18 Nov. shows the French police special forces RAID (Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence) and BRI (Research and Intervention Brigades) during a raid in an apartment in Saint Denis / AP

Target: Paris. More than 130 die in a terrorist attack on a Friday night in November. No one sees it coming. Global panic ensues.

Suddenly the nation debates the future of the Syrian refugee program. Terrorism jumps to the front of voters’ minds. National security becomes the defining issue of the 2016 election. No one sees that coming, either.

EXCLUSIVE: Republican Party Unveils Official Logo(s) for 2016 Convention

Fair child considers a God. (AP)

The Republican National Committee has unveiled two finalists for the official logo of the 2016 GOP convention in Cleveland. One of the these final designs, obtained exclusively by the Free Beacon, will be used as the logo for next year’s event, depending on which candidate Republican voters select as the party’s nominee. Here they are:

Sen. Bennet Doesn’t Take Stance on Refugee Bill

Syrian refugees cross into Turkey / AP

Sen. Michael Bennet (D., Colo.) refused to say whether he supports bipartisan legislation that would require the intelligence community to certify that refugees from Syria and Iraq are not a security threat before being admitted into the country.

Feingold Fundraiser Held At D.C. Venue Where He Said Lobbyists Buy Influence

Russ Feingold

Russ Feingold, the anti-lobbyist former Democratic senator from Wisconsin who is running again in hopes of recapturing the seat, held a fundraiser at a Washington, D.C., bar this week that he previously said serves as a venue where lobbyists buy influence from politicians through bundled contributions.