By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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Herman Cain is surging in the polls and on the best-seller charts.
The White House was justified in ordering the air strike that killed the U.S.-born Anwar al-Awlaki, an al Qaeda cleric and propagandist, Dick Cheney said Sunday, but the former vice president said President Obama's actions don't square with the criticism he heaped on the Bush administration's anti-terror policies.
The score after two 2011 special congressional elections: Democrats 2, Republicans 0. But Republicans have a chance to even the score with two more special elections, both scheduled for Sept. 13.
The hot issue of Tuesday's special runoff election for an open House seat in Los Angeles isn't the economy, immigration or Medicaid — it's gangs, thanks to what may be the most jaw-dropping political attack ad ever run.
Coastal California is Democratic turf, where the party often rolls up landslide victories for its candidates.
Not so very long ago, fireplaces, oil lamps and candles were the only sources of illumination available for homes after dark, sources that gave off a pitiful glow and threatened devastating fire with every use.
Longtime Democratic Rep. Jane Harman plans to resign from the House to become the next president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
The repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy owes much to Sens. Susan Collins and Joseph I. Lieberman, who kept the issue alive when it appeared dead in the kind of partnership that is likely to become a model for getting things done in next year's divided Congress.
Three years after he led the charge to require consumers to ditch their comfortable old incandescent lights in favor of those twisty CFL bulbs, Rep. Fred Upton now wants to be the man to help undo that law as the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that the benefits of bombing Iran's nuclear program outweigh the short-term costs such an attack would impose.
It's that time again. Members of Congress were trying last week to wrap matters up before their monthlong recess. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the other leaders of the 110th Congress had an unusually complex set of questions to answer as they face the usual end-of-summer dilemma: explain or complain?
President Bush has wanted to take complete responsibility for the war in Iraq. Well, now he has it. And to be honest, that's what's making Republicans on Capitol Hill and nationwide very nervous. With the Iraqi government now failing to achieve even the most modest of benchmarks outlined earlier this year, the president is asking both Congress and the public to be patient and to hold on.
A fellow California Democrat, Jane Harman, missed nearly 40 percent of votes in the beginning of 2011, after she won re-election, only to announce she would be leaving Congress a few weeks into the new term to take a job at a think tank.
But she said the president needs to release the legal documents that support the decision to launch the fatal drone strike that killed al-Awlaki and at least one other American-born al Qaeda member in Yemen on Friday.