By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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Barack Obama can relax and get to work on his hook shot and his putting. The presidential legacy he has fretted over is now clear, well established, safe and secure. The presidential historians can fire up their laptops and let the processing of words begin.
Harry Reems, the male star of the 1972 cultural phenomenon "Deep Throat," which brought pornography to mainstream audiences, has died at age 65.
President Obama used Washington's elite Gridiron dinner to bring some humor to some pretty tense topics — the sequester, the press and even his own economic team.
I do not know about you, but to me this sequestration imbroglio is getting interesting. Last week I wrote of my surprise that a basic untruth was being repeated over and over again by the White House, to wit, that the Republicans were responsible for the monstrosity of sequestration.
Joe Vornehm of Simpsonville, S.C., pulled out his ruler to count the number of column inches his local newspaper, the Gannett-owned Greenville News, had written about the budget impasse in Washington.
If anyone still thinks President Obama is serious about putting our fiscal house in order, Exhibits A and B prove he has been playing political games with this issue from the beginning.
The bizarre back-and-forth between the White House and legendary Watergate reporter Bob Woodward has come to a close as both sides agreed on Sunday to move on.
“Sequestration,” which sounds like an impolite stomach ailment that almost nobody can spell and few understand, now gets really interesting. With the sequestration deadline having passed, the White House is under siege by reality.
Now that the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration have hit, both parties are seeking to shift the blame as Americans begin to absorb the realities of less government spending. The truth is both parties are responsible for the sequester: the White House for conceiving the concept and Republicans for voting for it.
Bob Woodward has become an enemy of the Obama regime. His crime? He warned the White House that he was about to publish an opinion piece in The Washington Post, which criticized President Obama's handling of the forced budget cuts -- known as the "sequester."
The White House is denying one of its staffers threatened Watergate iconic writer Bob Woodward — the latest in a tiff that hit public airways earlier this week, when the author characterized President Obama's actions on the sequester as madness.
The military leadership is proving to be a solid ally of President Obama in political Washington, adopting his social revolution and willing to serve as backdrops to the White House's campaign-style drive to win the budget battle with Republicans.
I have long contended that public policy issues are as complicated as they appear because the giants of Capitol Hill like it that way, particularly the giants of the left. Bills can be written more simply. Decisions can be phrased with a certain lucidity.
Because of the looming conflict with Iran, Sen. Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense has attracted wide attention. Yet Senate Republicans may have a chance to advance their own national security agenda by zeroing in on John O. Brennan, President Obama's choice for CIA director.
Washington political reporter Bob Woodward will receive Colby College's annual Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.
"This whole brouhaha has had me a little surprised," he said.
He went on to poke fun at the story about his top economic adviser, Gene Sperling, threatening Bob Woodward over an article he was writing about the latest round of budget cuts.