By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Welcome to Whopper of the Week: Damage Control edition.
President Obama was asked about the metastasizing Benghazi scandal in a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday. Referring to the Americans who died in Benghazi, the president said, "We dishonor them when we turn things like this into a political circus."
President Obama on Monday angrily denied a cover-up by his administration in downplaying the role of terrorism in the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and accused Republican lawmakers of carrying out a partisan "sideshow" by investigating it.
British Prime Minister David Cameron took a more aggressive stance on Syria's civil war than President Obama Monday, signaling heightened international concerns about the Syrian opposition's fate.
While President Obama said Monday that he is withholding judgment on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, angry congressional leaders from both parties aren't waiting — they plan to begin hearings on the matter this week.
Britain's government is moving to the right, ideologically speaking. Prime Minister David Cameron and Queen Elizabeth II have joined forces to tighten up immigration policy, overhaul the pension system and reduce bureaucratic hurdles so businesses can grow.
Along with the cherry blossoms, hordes of bureaucrats descended on Washington for the spring meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The meeting concluded with, among other things, a communique from the International Monetary and Financial Committee urging the United States and the European countries, including the United Kingdom, to keep the money spigots flowing and ease up on austerity.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that his nation would not be sending military troops to Syria, despite the surfacing of evidence that shows President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons against rebel fighters.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has decided not to appeal a 10-match ban for biting an opponent during a Premier League game and will serve one of English football's harshest sanctions for on-the-field misbehavior.
British lawmakers returned early from an Easter recess Wednesday to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, as preparations got underway for a funeral filled with military ceremony — and security headaches.
Just when America and the West needed a shot of testosterone, with Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard settling in to swallow Kuwait's oil, Margaret Thatcher stepped up with a word from the warrior queen. "Don't go wobbly on us, George," she told President George H.W. Bush. He didn't, and the West won.
The U.S. ambassador in London lectured British voters this week on what he says is their responsibility to keep the United Kingdom within the European Union, despite rising popular support for pulling out of the 27-nation federation.
The new archbishop of Canterbury was formally enthroned Thursday — and questions about the Church of England's opposition to same-sex marriage greeted his promotion.
Sometimes smoke gets in the eyes not only of lovers, but of priests and politicians as well. Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain and Pope Francis are engaged in a long-distance disagreement over the pontiff's assertion two years ago, when he was a mere archbishop, that Britain had "usurped" the Falklands by winning a war with Argentina 30 years ago.
The United Kingdom's three main political parties have struck a deal for more regulations on the media — a government backlash of a months-long investigation that found journalists had illegally hacked into thousands of telephone conversations.
He said the $280 million report contained "shocking conclusions to read" and that he was "deeply sorry" for what happened.
"What happened on Bloody Sunday was both unjustified and unjustifiable. It was wrong," Mr. Cameron said, as a crowd watching him from Londonderry burst into cheers and applause.