By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In stark contrast to the last congressional session, Republican lawmakers have introduced only a handful of bills to strike down or dismantle President Obama's health care law in the first weeks of the new Congress — the latest indication that the epicenter of debate over "Obamacare" has shifted to the nation’s statehouses.
Journalists and pundits can't figure out if the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare is New Year's Eve, Halloween or Armageddon. Will the moment of truth be celebration, masquerade or destruction? Everyone is poised to strike, armed with talking points, implications, prognostications and wonkish complexities of every demeanor.
As gasoline prices continue to rise and keep the heat on President Obama's energy policies, critics also are accusing the president of shifting support away from the coal industry, a major source of fuel and jobs in several battleground states, including Colorado, Michigan and Ohio.
Acting with bipartisan support, a House committee Wednesday voted to repeal the CLASS Act, part of President Obama's health care law that the administration has said is unsustainable, but also said it didn't want to see ended entirely.
After all the talk of using state-of-the-art air conditioning to cool stadiums at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the architect in charge of one of the venues reversed course and claimed Tuesday that a more old-fashioned solution would be cheaper and better.
He was quiet, modest, uncomfortable in the spotlight _ not looking for No. 1 hits or commercial ditties.
The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al Qaeda threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Fresh off her well-received performance in last week's Republican presidential debate, Rep. Michele Bachmann now tops the field of candidates in a new Zogby poll of Republican primary voters.
"For me, this investigation has been about justice for Brian Terry and his family," Mr. Barrow says. "While Republicans and Democrats argue over the scope of the people's right to know what happened, the attorney general has decided to withhold relevant documents. The only way to get to the bottom of what happened is for the Department of Justice to turn over the remaining documents, so that we can work together to ensure this tragedy never happens again."
"But it is an immensely expensive thing to do," he said.