By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
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Political newcomer Markwayne Mullin, a congressional candidate from Oklahoma tapped to deliver the weekly Republican address, says the Obama administration is smothering small businesses in overregulation.
The House voted Wednesday to repeal all of President Obama's health care law, acting where the Supreme Court declined to, in a vote that both sides said is doomed to fail in the Senate but was designed to lay the groundwork for voters to have a final say in November's elections.
House Republicans are vowing to repeal a tax on makers of medical devices by supporting a bill from a GOP lawmaker, and they expect at least a few Democrats to join them in their latest effort to poke holes in President Obama's health care law.
Rep. Dan Boren, the lone Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation and the scion of one of the state's most powerful men, will not seek re-election to a fourth term next year, three Democrats close to the congressman said Tuesday.
House of Representatives Speaker John A. Boehner visited Iraq over the weekend to express U.S. commitment to the country's postwar success, despite a rancorous Washington budget debate over spending cuts.
House Republicans on Wednesday scored their first victory in their long-shot bid to scrap President Obama's health care overhaul, delivering a repeal bill to the Senate and a stiff rebuke of White House policy that will help shape the political landscape over the weeks, months and years to come.
Despite President Obama's portrayal of Tuesday's congressional elections as a "shellacking" for Democrats, the party's congressional leadership team is shaping up to be more of the same.
On paper, Walt Minnick should be toast.
Mr. Boren said he was surprised she is running, adding that "she's got a little time to retire gracefully."
But Rep. Dan Boren, a conservative Oklahoma Democrat, said he would support someone more conservative for Democratic leader.