By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
China’s military and defense ministry on Sunday confirmed that military forces in a border region near North Korea conducted live-fire drills amid tensions between North Korea and the United States.
A raucous public debate over the nation's flawed immigration system is set to begin in earnest this week as senators finalize a bipartisan bill to secure the border, allow tens of thousands of foreign workers into the country and grant eventual citizenship to the estimated 11 million people living here illegally.
Heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula have led the United States to postpone congressional testimony by the top U.S. military commander in South Korea and delay a U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile test from a West Coast base.
The Obama administration said Sunday that it is searching for rank-and-file Republicans willing to work with the president on a budget deal who "don't think compromise is a dirty word."
The Obama administration took to the airwaves Sunday morning to call on Republicans to back the president's plan for gun control.
President Obama will not propose a balanced budget in the new fiscal 2014 spending plan that he'll submit to Congress next week, a White House official said Wednesday.
President Obama will give back 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers facing furloughs due to "sequester" budget cuts, the White House said Wednesday.
Weeks before President Obama's State of the Union address, White House aides were locking down a plan for the sales pitch that would follow during three days of travel focused on his main themes. One thing it didn't include? Congress.
The White House on Sunday stepped up pressure on Republicans to adopt a short-term budget patch that would cancel the $85 billion in spending "sequesters" due on March 1, saying that government spending is still needed to prop up a stubbornly sluggish economy.
House Republican leaders delivered a $2.2 trillion "fiscal cliff" counteroffer to President Obama on Monday that included $800 billion in tax increases, but the White House and congressional Democrats said that still isn't enough revenue to begin negotiating.
With a poll showing his once-sizable lead among female voters is gone, a raspy-voiced President Obama rallied supporters Thursday in three battleground states, warning repeatedly that Republican rival Mitt Romney would roll back women's rights and repeal the health care benefits they've been given under his signature health care law.
Last October, nearly a year before voters would head to the polls, President Obama said he was fed up with Republicans standing in the way of his agenda and rolled out a series of executive branch steps aimed at circumventing Congress and giving the economy a shot in the arm.
The White House ignited a full-fledged constitutional showdown Wednesday when President Obama asserted executive privilege in refusing to turn over documents subpoenaed by a House committee in its investigation of the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation. The committee replied by voting to recommend Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. be held in contempt of Congress.
The Senate reached a deal late Friday to extend the current Social Security payroll tax break for two months while including a provision that would force President Obama to take quick action on a massive transcontinental oil pipeline.
It was the week before Christmas, and all through the House and Senate, no approps bills were stirring, not even a cut. That's because President Obama, the political Grinch who stole Christmas, cares more about winning a political game than doing the people's business.
"[W]here we are right now is that there's a bill in the Senate, which is the most progress we've made legislatively in many years to try to address gun violence, and the crux of that bill is what many advocates say is the most effective thing we can do, which is universal, enforceable background checks," White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said on "Fox News Sunday." "And so the question is, are we going to pass that bill, or are Republicans going to block it? That's the fundamental question facing folks right now."
"What we're looking for is what the president called a caucus of common sense — folks who are willing to compromise and who understand that in a divided government, both sides aren't going to get everything they want," White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said on "Fox News Sunday."