By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
President Obama made waves Tuesday by nominating three candidates to the National Labor Relations Board, even as the board's authority is being questioned by the courts and Republicans plot to shut it down.
The House on Friday rejected a Democratic push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, shooting down one of President Obama's priorities from his State of the Union speech.
In a potential replay of last year's stand-off, more than 7 million college students could again be threatened with a doubling of the interest rate on their school loans July 1 if Congress fails to act.
Laying out an activist, big-spending second-term agenda, President Obama called on Congress in Tuesday night's State of the Union address to spend more on job-creation proposals for the middle class and claimed it would not add to the nation's huge budget deficits.
The Obama administration is pushing back against critics who have accused the president of unleashing a "regulatory tsunami" against the business community.
House Republicans said Tuesday they will press for more answers after an inspector general’s report charged that the top lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board had an apparent financial conflict of interest in a case involving Wal-Mart.
Leaders of a House panel want a Tennessee public relations firm to turn over records on roughly $2 million in federal stimulus program contracts it won from the Department of Labor, including details of the work it did on a nearly half-million-dollar ad campaign on MSNBC that reported creating no jobs.
A House panel is calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to turn over all records involving a half-million dollar contract funded through President Obama's $831 billion stimulus program that paid for more than 100 commercials on MSNBC touting a "green jobs" initiative.
A Washington Times analysis of newly released Federal Election Commission records found 70 House races and two Senate races where one candidate raised the most money from within the state, but the opponent raised the most overall thanks to out-of-state donations.
On strict party-line votes, a key House panel on Tuesday cleared the final two pieces of the Republican education-reform agenda.
The Republican chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Thursday released the final two pieces of his reform agenda, designed to replace the widely criticized and decade-old No Child Left Behind federal education law.
Ten states were given an exit from the mandates of the No Child Left Behind law Thursday, as the Obama administration followed through on its promise to overhaul federal education policy without Congress.
One of Shippensburg University's most famous alumni on Wednesday blasted the school's decision to sell the morning-after contraceptive Plan B pill in a campus vending machine.
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.
The top aide to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is using his office as "an opposition-research arm" of President Obama's re-election campaign.
"We need jobs out there. The best approach right now is to get federal spending under control and government out of the way of the nation's job creators," said Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican, who led the opposition.
"Congress has the responsibility to explore ways to strengthen and streamline federal student aid programs making the process simpler for students, institutions and families," Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican, says.