Bob's Blog: Terror in France

WASHINGTON (CBS News) - After a series of terror attacks in Paris that left more than a dozen people dead this week, many questions remain about the perpetrators and their motives.

But the big question in the United States is: Are we safe here at home? We'll ask the nation's chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Eric Holder, who will appear on "Face The Nation" from Paris where he plans to attend an international summit on terrorism.

Holder will meet with top European officials to discuss one of the gravest challenges of our day: Preventing Westerners from traveling to the Middle East, training with terror groups, and bringing their terror home.

We'll also talk to Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee.

It's a new year and Republicans now control both chambers of Congress. We'll talk to Sen. John Cornyn, the Texas Republican who is now the second most powerful man in the Senate. We'll discuss the GOP agenda, which in the House includes withholding funding for the Department of Homeland Security in protest of President Obama's recent executive order on immigration. In light of the Paris terror attacks, is this really the right time for a showdown on funding the department that keeps us safe?

For more insight and analysis, we'll talk to CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr and CBS News senior security contributor Michael Morell.

This incident has brought up bigger questions about the influence of radical Islam and how to prevent these "lone wolf" incidents from continuing in the future. We'll turn to David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Farah Pandith, of the Council on Foreign Relations, who recently served as the State Department's Special Representative to Muslim Communities.

We will also get political analysis from Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post, Jim VandeHei of Politico and Peter Baker of The New York Times. There's a lot to discuss - from the Keystone XL pipeline legislation in Congress to the early positioning for next year's presidential race.

We hope you'll tune in. Check your local listings.