By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
With White House scandals dominating each news cycle, President Obama's newly minted media critics may prefer to ignore their own culpability in creating this unfolding debacle.
The man who leads the Pentagon's secret war against al Qaeda and its allies believes it is likely to last another decade or two, and that the current legal basis for it provided by Congress in 2001 continues to be sound, despite the changing character of the enemy.
The Internal Revenue Service unlawfully targeted American citizens who disagreed with the party in power - during an election season - then covered it up and lied about it.
Not since the days of the Nixon administration has this country seen such government malfeasance as under President Obama.
At least 52 media outlets have signed on to a Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press letter of complaint against Attorney General Eric Holder, decrying his Justice Department's grab of phone records from 100 Associated Press reporters.
Brad Pitt says it was important for his partner, olie, to share her story about having her breasts removed to avoid cancer "and that others would understand it doesn't have to be a scary thing."
Barack Obama can relax and get to work on his hook shot and his putting. The presidential legacy he has fretted over is now clear, well established, safe and secure. The presidential historians can fire up their laptops and let the processing of words begin.
The lawsuit doesn't read nearly as well as the story, which laid bare the life of an NHL enforcer for all to see. The way John Branch wrote about Derek Boogaard in the New York Times should have been enough to cause even the most hardcore hockey fan to reconsider the peculiar role that goons play in the sport.
Already, the NFL is swamped by litigation in federal court from 4,336 former players, at last count, over head injuries sustained during their careers. That includes 33 Pro Football Hall of Famers. It's a problem no public relations assault or rules changes or donation spree has been able to shake. The NHL's turn is here.
The Benghazi hearings have come and gone, and Barack Obama and the Democrats turn now to stuffing charge and countercharge down the memory hole. The lies the president and his men and (mostly) women told in the days after the great betrayal must be swept from sight. Can't everybody shut up?
It reads more like "The Heart of Darkness," this searing account of life at the top of the television jungle.
CIA Director John O. Brennan has selected a new head for the agency's spy service, passing over the acting director, a woman considered by many as tainted through her leadership of the agency's abandoned program for detaining and interrogating suspect terrorists.
The White House is likely to fulfill the FBI's request for more authority to eavesdrop online, administration and law enforcement insiders said.
The State Department's deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attack said Wednesday that the Obama administration didn't talk to him before dubbing it a spontaneous attack spurred by an anti-Islam video, a move he said embarrassed the Libyan president and hampered the FBI investigation.
Sen. Marco Rubio says the Boston bombing attacks shows the United States must be more engaged in shaping world events and that it is "misguided" to limit the tools the government has in its arsenal to fight radical Islamic jihadists.