By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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Two immigrants have gone from illegal to congressional in a matter of months.
The Bible and Torah, for years the standard religious texts used to swear in members of Congress, have been joined by the Constitution, the Koran — and, Thursday, for the first time ever, the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita.
The 113th Congress won't be sworn in until January, but it's already making history on the religious-diversity front.
Former Democratic state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been elected to represent a new Phoenix-area congressional district, emerging victorious after a bitterly fought race that featured millions of dollars in attack ads.
Combative Republican tea party icon Rep. Allen B. West won't concede his re-election fight despite Florida ballot counts showing Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy with a slim lead.
Of the four openly gay members of Congress, the two longest-serving stalwarts are vacating their seats. Instead of fretting, their activist admirers are excited about a
The state of Arizona has moved onto contentious political territory once again with the legislative passage of a bill requiring President Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names can appear on the state's ballot.
Arizona's cash-strapped Medicaid program is considering charging patients $50 a year if they smoke, have diabetes or are overweight. A spokeswoman for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System said Friday that the fee is intended to rein in health care costs by pushing patients to keep themselves healthy.
"I didn't make a hire for any purpose of symbolism. I hired Erika because she's the most qualified person for the job," Ms. Sinema said.
"It's stupid for us as a country to say we're not going to give you a job and put you to work," said Ms. Sinema, who as a state lawmaker fought Arizona's immigration crackdown.