By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Obama administration is pushing back against critics who have accused the president of unleashing a "regulatory tsunami" against the business community.
President Obama keeps tossing ideas to curb rising college tuition costs against the wall in the hope that a few will stick and re-energize young voters ahead of the November election, the Republican chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee contends.
House Republicans stepped up their attacks on the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday, accusing the federal agency of currying favor with labor unions while hurting workers and the economy.
The House on Thursday passed a controversial GOP measure that calls for curtailing the National Labor Relations Board's enforcement power — a move that would undermine a federal complaint that the Boeing Co. illegally opened a plant in South Carolina.
Brushing off criticism that Congress is moving too slowly on education reform, a key House committee chairman said Thursday that he believes he can push a package of five reform bills through the House this year and end the "draconian" approach of the expiring No Child Left Behind Act.
The National Labor Relations Board is finding itself in the political cross hairs once again.
The chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee harshly attacked on Tuesday proposed new rules from the National Labor Relations Board designed to drastically shorten the period workers have to consider a vote to join a union.
Ten years ago, former President George W. Bush's signature education initiative, the No Child Left Behind Act, garnered strong bipartisan support and passed the Senate on an 87-10 vote. As Congress now starts work on a policy overhaul, that "planetary alignment" between the parties is nowhere to be found.
Shoddy oversight and a lack of reliable testing methods make it difficult to know which federal programs geared to improve teacher quality are working, U.S. Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro told a House hearing Wednesday.