By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Looking to gin up support for a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing limit, House Speaker John A. Boehner turned to Rep. Paul Ryan earlier this month to persuade rank-and-file lawmakers to temporarily back off the dollar-for-dollar spending cuts they had demanded in any debt ceiling hike.
Americans choose to take to the roads for va- cations and to visit friends and family on Memorial Day. Often, they'll bring their firearms with them for sport or personal protection, and it's perfectly legal under federal law.
U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine on Wednesday rolled out specifics of his economic agenda, as Republicans worked to undercut the message by linking him to proposed federal regulations on carbon emissions they say will cripple southwest Virginia's coal industry.
Attorneys for solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC say they've reduced by more than $100,000 the amount of bonus money they want to pay a handful of current employees still working for the bankrupt company.
Attorneys suing Solyndra in a class-action lawsuit on behalf of former employees are criticizing plans by the company to hand out bonuses of up to $50,000 to 21 current supervisors and other employees.
A Virginia Tech police officer fatally shot Thursday was memorialized Monday on campus at Cassell Coliseum and remembered as a devoted public servant, father and husband.
When the Environmental Protection Agency announced new smokestack standards for coal-burning power plants this summer, former Virginia Gov. George Allen, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate, was quick to oppose the move.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte on Monday endorsed George Allen in his bid to recapture his Senate seat in Virginia.
RICHMOND (AP) — Legislation to allow police to stop and ticket drivers for not wearing a seat belt passed the Virginia Senate yesterday.
RICHMOND (AP) — Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has told upset callers during radio talk shows this week that it was state lawmakers who decided only Virginia motorists would pay the so-called "abusive-driver fees" that take effect Sunday.
Following the vote, Rep. H. Morgan Griffith, Virginia Republican, said the biggest hurdle in front of the proposal will be getting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to put the bill on the floor for a vote in the upper chamber.
"I think it would pass the Senate if they ever took it up, but they have to take it up," Mr. Griffith said.