By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sally Jewell to head the Interior Department.
Why, he's only the most true-blue conservative in the U.S. Senate, according to the National Journal's "Congressional Vote Ratings" released Thursday. The judgment was made by roll-call voting records alone. Sen. James E. Risch, Idaho Republican, has the most conservative voting record for 2012.
A jihadist website posted a new threat by al Qaeda this week that promises to conduct "shocking" attacks on the United States and the West.
President Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to Iraq impressed Republican senators in a confirmation hearing this week, but his key critic, Sen. John McCain, remains skeptical of his ability to handle America's biggest and most-expensive embassy.
Mr. Risch then said: "Well, and that's exactly what concerns us, Sen. Kerry, is the fact that it's OK to do this through the regular order if it gets done, but if it's not going to get done, then the ends justify the means — [that] it's OK to end-run around the Constitution."
Mr. Risch said the nation's founders "didn't say do this if it's convenient, and it's OK to not do it if it's not convenient.