By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In the wake of the murder convictions of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit B. Gosnell, Texas state officials are investigating a Houston abortion provider who is accused by former employees of killing born-alive infants, performing illegal late-term abortions and violating other state laws.
President Obama will travel to Austin Thursday to promote job creation, while profitable corporations are moving to Texas to escape his bad economic policies. Huge companies in the booming firearms industry are considering moving to the Lone Star State, where Gov. Rick Perry promises a welcoming business environment.
President Obama's aides dislike the word "pivot" for its implication that he focuses on one priority at a time — but Mr. Obama's trip to Austin, Texas, on Thursday is indisputably an effort to return attention to the economy after a spring overshadowed by gun control and other issues.
I raced off stage in Tampa after throttling my 6511th high energy rockout, mopped up as much dripping sweat as I could, changed into dry clothes, grabbed a Gatorade and a sack of food, hung onto my gorgeous wife Shemane and headed to the airport lickity split.
As firearms manufacturers are run out of states where gun-grabbing governors are pushing through radical new laws, Gov. Rick Perry is all too happy to welcome them to the great state of Texas. The boom in new jobs and economic impact of a thriving industry in the Lone Star State shows how gun-control laws don’t make anyone safer yet hurt states’ economies.
Gov. Rick Perry sat back in shock when I told him President Obama declared to Mexicans that an upside of his efforts to infringe upon the Second Amendment would be to make them safer. “The idea that a United States president would go to Mexico and make that statement is incredulous,” the 2012 president candidate told me in an interview after his rousing speech at the NRA annual meeting in Houston Friday.
National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre lashed out at members of the media and "political elites" during a Friday speech at the group's national convention in Houston, accusing them of portraying the current battle over gun rights in a judgmental tone that most Americans resent.
Pittsburgh's largest newspaper published a cartoon Tuesday poking fun at Gov. Rick Perry, but making light of last month's explosion in a Texas town that killed at least 15 people.
Stuart Leavenworth, The Sacramento Bee's editorial page editor, doubled down on his decision to publish a controversial political cartoon Thursday, saying the cartoonist was making "a strong statement about [Texas] Gov. Rick Perry's disregard for worker safety."
Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he's disgusted a California newspaper ran a cartoon that depicts him boasting about booming business in Texas, then shows an explosion, a week after a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people in a Texas town.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday he is declaring McLennan County a disaster area and calling for federal relief from President Obama in the wake of a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant that killed up to 15 people and injured scores more.
Texas Governor Rick Perry assured gun manufacturer PTR Industries that it was more than welcome in the Lone Star State, after the company threatened to leave Connecticut when lawmakers banned high-capacity clips.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has mixed politics and NASCAR before. He sees no problem with the National Rifle Association's sponsorship of a Sprint Cup race in his state.
The immigration reform battle in the Senate will be won or lost on the Republican side of the aisle, where the GOP is increasingly divided on the issue.
Mr. Perry insisted that such an assurance is prohibited by his state constitution.
"It is unfortunate that Washington continues to play partisan games with Texans' tax dollars and the very future of our children," Mr. Perry said in a statement. "Texas will not surrender to Washington's one-size-fits-all, deficit-spending mindset or let Washington do to the Texas budget what they have done to the federal budget."