By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
President Obama's hope-and-change coalition powered his party to wins up and down the ticket in 2008, but the campaign this year has taken on a far more self-serving focus, as both Mr. Obama's campaign and his fellow Democrats see benefits in keeping their space from each other.
The House GOP's agenda has tilted so far right that it's creating opportunities for Democrats to try to reclaim seats they lost just a few months ago, said Ann Kirkpatrick, the first former member of Congress to announce that she would seek a rematch in 2012.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Friday said the administration has "enough" resources to secure the border now that President Obama signed into law a $600 million border security spending bill, and she said Congress must now act on a larger overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.
Congress on Thursday passed and sent President Obama a $600 million bill to pay for more law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Senate Democrats said they've now proved they are "serious" about security.
Congress on Thursday passed and sent President Obama a $600 million bill to pay for more law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Senate Democrats said they've now proved they are "serious" about security and can turn their attention to restarting talks on legalizing illegal immigrants.
The Obama administration sued Tuesday to stop Arizona's new immigration law, drawing President Obama even deeper into the thorny political issue and stacking him against a majority of Americans who support the law.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday the federal government will create a program to let state and local police in non-border states rotate down to the border to help local authorities go after smugglers along the U.S.-Mexico line.
"I really wanted to just sort of give him some time to get himself established and to represent the district. And then when I started hearing from people about meetings with him and his refusal to champion these projects, that's really what made me get involved," she said. "He wants to defund public education, cut Medicare-Social Security, refusing to fund homeless veterans, refusing to fund Head Start."
Mrs. Kirkpatrick said her vote in favor of the Democrats' health care legislation also hurt her with voters, but she wouldn't back away from it.