By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett lost the battle for his political life Tuesday, failing in his bid to win an 11th term in a Maryland district that has long shared his values but has changed drastically as a result of gerrymandering.
Shrugging off a revolt from fiscally conservative Republican backbenchers, the House on Wednesday pushed through a last-minute bill to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which supports American companies that do business in foreign countries. The bank's current charter expires May 31.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would increase U.S. support for Iranian dissidents and impose new sanctions on companies that aid the ruling regime.
"We can either stand in the way of America's ongoing recovery,"
"This is about making sure we can sell American all over the globe," said Rep. Robert J. Dold, Illinois Republican. "It's something that I think is vital, something that I think all of our colleagues should be supporting."