By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is taking his gun control push to private banks and asking two major lenders in Chicago to stop doing business with firearms manufacturers.
Expanding its reach, the government's consumer finance watchdog agency will monitor the day-to-day operations of big debt-collection companies, the agency said Wednesday.
U.S. builders broke ground on the most new homes and apartments in nearly four years last month, the latest evidence that the housing market is recovering.
Voters in the swing states are unemployed or underwater or both. The 2012 average home price in all-important Florida has fallen 48 percent off its peak and 61 percent of mortgage holders in Nevada are underwater.
U.S. home builders are growing a little less pessimistic about the depressed housing market after seeing more people say they might be open to buying a home this year.
A Colorado sheriff's online database mistakenly revealed the identities of confidential drug informants and listed phone numbers, addresses and Social Security numbers of suspects, victims and others interviewed during criminal investigations, authorities said.
Montgomery County police say a man wearing a burqa has robbed a bank in Silver Spring.
"Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office says it is 'extremely disappointed' federal funds went to a theater festival that will stage a play this week that features, in the words of the playwright, a 'sympathetic portrayal' of a convicted terrorist who plotted to blow up the heart of Toronto's financial district," writes David Akin at Canoe News.