A visa to kill . . . The Obama administration may be falling behind in efforts to stop foreign fighters getting into the United States to commit terrorist acts, say Republicans leaders probing visa laws and the tracking of potential attackers. Concern is growing on Capitol Hill that the Obama administration has not laid out a concrete plan or kept Congress informed about whether loopholes are being closed in a visa waiver program and whether it is still too easy for jihadis to enter and leave the United States. Washington Examiner
Agencies Stonewalling Benghazi panel . . . Some federal agencies continue to stonewall when it comes to the ongoing investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attacks, according to insiders familiar with the process. They say the House Benghazi Select Committee isn’t getting access to all relevant documents and witnesses.
Yemen chaos threatens counterterrorism efforts . . . The White House’s strategy for fighting al-Qaeda in Yemen — repeatedly presented as a model by President Obama — was left in tatters Thursday by the resignation of the manwho personally approved U.S. drone strikes in the country and the collapse of its central government. Washington Post
Krauthammer: Yemen “huge geopolitical gain for Iran . . . “What comes after, for us, is bad news,” the syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor said. “This is a country that Obama touted as a great success. It all hinged on the government, now destroyed and deposed.” Fox News
Rubio order advisors to get ready . . . Sen. Marco Rubio has begun taking concrete steps toward launching a presidential bid, asking his top advisors to prepare for a campaign, signing on a leading Republican fundraiser, and planning extensive travel to early-voting states in the coming weeks, ABC News has learned.
The battle for Iowa begins . . . More than a half-dozen likely candidates are gathering in Des Moines on Saturday to woo conservative activists and hone campaign messages just over a year away from Iowa’s Feb. 1, 2016 caucuses. The Hill