By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Democrats have ties to Virginia redistricting suit, despite denial; Community input unlikely to change D.C. online gambling plans; White House shooting suspect deemed mentally competent; Conservative lawmakers win skirmish in so-called 'War or Rural Maryland'; Montgomery County police have possible DNA link in mall carjackings; Opening arguments begin in trial of Ehrlich political aide; D.C. to permanently end arrests for expired tags; Lincoln filming busy on Richmond streets; Richmond Tea Party says audit is retaliation.
Five of the six plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to throw control of Virginia's congressional redistricting process to the courts have either contributed to or worked for Democrats in the past decade, despite claims that the legal action is not linked to the party.
A lawsuit filed over congressional redistricting in Virginia suggests likely partisan sniping in the state's upcoming General Assembly session, with Democrats already contesting Republican claims to a Senate majority.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was sentenced Monday to three years in prison after his November conviction on money laundering and conspiracy charges in the illegal funneling of corporate cash to Texas political candidates in 2002.
"That's how the case should proceed — not by short-circuiting the process," he said. "I wasn't surprised in the least by the court's ruling because it was 100 percent correct."