By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off his first official overseas trip Monday, meeting Israel's leader in a visit that may boost the rising Republican star's foreign policy credentials ahead of November's presidential election.
The federal government is proposing for the first time to control air pollution at oil and gas wells, particularly those drilled using a method called hydraulic fracturing.
The political arm of a powerful national firefighters union is jumping back into the presidential campaign by paying for one outspoken former firefighter to protest at former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's campaign events in Florida.
Christie's spokeswoman, Maria Comella, said the governor had an "engaging, conversational meeting" with Netanyahu in which "both had the opportunity to get to know each other."
She also noted New Jersey's cultural ties with Israel because of the state's large Jewish population.