By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Congress is on a break this week, so here's some more of the whoppers that came out of lawmakers' mouths last week.
New York Rep. Charlie Rangel appeared on MSNBC this morning to opine about the assault weapons ban getting dropped from the Senate gun-control bill.
When his phone rings late at night, Lanny Davis tells us, it could be someone such as Martha Stewart, Rep. Charles B. Rangel, former Sen. Trent Lott or the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Or it could be Gene Upshaw of the NFL's Players Association, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder or Penn State President Rodney Erickson.
Voting on bills and resolutions is a member of Congress' most basic duty, but only 10 of its current 535 lawmakers represented their constituents on every vote last session.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has secured his place in the Republican rush to redefine the party, pacify conservatives and scoop up Libertarians, Hispanics and disgruntled Democrats as 2016 glimmers in the distance.
Disgraced Rep. Charles B. Rangel had no qualms about ripping into President Obama Thursday for the commander in chief's dwindling Cabinet diversity.
OWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Board of Regents member worked behind the scenes to create a university institute honoring her husband, Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, and then pushed for its approval before two of the couple's allies left the board, according to an email obtained by The Associated Press.
Sen. John F. Kerry, nominated by President Obama to be the next secretary of state, has started meeting with diplomatic staff to prepare for his confirmation, the State Department said Thursday.
Our Constitution is in a sorry state these days. The nation's founding document has been weakened by President Obama's ongoing expansion of power and further diminished by his Democratic allies on Capitol Hill who don't even bother to cite the highest law in the land properly.
On Friday night, I threw a party at one of my favorite places in Washington, the Monocle, celebrating the career of a friend, Rep. Edolphus Towns, New York Democrat, and his wife of 50 years Gwen.
As usual, the Democrats have nothing worthy of their own to promote, so they are going after Mitt Romney to release more of his tax records.
With the presidential campaigns entrenched in hand-to-hand fighting, Democrats are looking for a way to capture the voters' attention. They think they've found the edge with new policies designed to increase government dependency. The latest gambit would relieve benefit recipients of any personal responsibility.
The House Ethics Committee's decision to investigate Rep. Shelley Berkley of Nevada comes as a worst-case scenario for Democrats in the state's crucial U.S. Senate race, which could go either way.
Rep. Charles B. Rangel's Democratic primary challenger conceded on Monday, almost two weeks after a closely contested race in New York City that included allegations of polling-place improprieties and even voter suppression.
Over the past two years, GOP primaries have ended the careers of several veteran Republican politicians who were backed by the party's establishment. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is seeking to avoid the same fate in his first primary challenge since winning office in 1976.
The point is that Rangel needs to accurately state the facts when he is arguing for tighter gun control.
"We’re talking about millions of kids dying, being shot down by assault weapons," he said, voicing his support for a ban on the guns.