By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In the final presidential debate, President Obama told us what he did after the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist murders in Benghazi of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. He also told us what he did to take the United States into Libya before the attack.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy was kicked out of office in elections Sunday, but he'll be in good company: Almost every crisis-hit European country that has held an election since economic disaster struck in 2009 has thrown out its leader.
Conservative leader Mariano Rajoy assumed office as Spain's new prime minister Wednesday, vowing to close a huge budget deficit at home and restore his country's credibility abroad.
Spanish voters threw out their Socialist government on Sunday in favor of the conservative alternative. It was the fifth government in Europe to fall victim to the financial crisis, and a warning to American liberals that an era of adult leadership is dawning.
The People's Party and its leader, Mariano Rajoy, unseated the governing Socialist Party on Sunday in a resounding victory for the conservative leader who has promised to tackle an economic crisis that is threatening to bankrupt Spain.
Spanish voters on Sunday are expected to dismiss the Socialist government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and usher in the conservative People's Party (PP) and its leader, Mariano Rajoy.
Poland's conservative opposition almost closed the gap on the governing liberals in an opinion poll released Sunday, with a week to go to the Oct. 9 general election.
Spain's prime minister dissolved parliament on Monday, setting the stage for a Nov. 20 general election that is likely to focus on an economy saddled with 21 percent unemployment, anemic growth and gloomy future prospects.
Spain's prime minister has hit out at the European Commission and Germany on Thursday for singling out the country's produce as a possible source of a deadly bacterial outbreak in Europe, and said the government would demand explanations and reparations.
The drama of the European Union's common currency now goes into its second act, replete with a Spanish fandango as the crisis expands.
Switzerland endorsed Sunday a far-right push to automatically expel foreign residents convicted of certain crimes, to the dismay of critics who described it as a "dark day for human rights."
In Catalonia's elections, many see the beginning of the end of the Socialists' grip on power in Spain.
The Basque separatist group ETA reportedly says it is willing to declare a permanent cease-fire, verified by international observers, in a bid to settle the troubled region's long-running conflict with the Spanish government.
A spurt of violence this week in Afghan provinces far from the Taliban's main southern strongholds suggests the insurgency is spreading, even as the top U.S. commander insists the coalition has reversed the militants' momentum in key areas of the ethnic Pashtun south, where the Islamist movement was born.
Two Spanish nationals kidnapped nearly nine months ago by an al Qaeda-linked group stepped out of a helicopter to freedom in Burkina Faso's capital Monday where they were greeted by diplomats.