By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell could give lessons in economics to Willie Sutton, the famous bank robber who, when a psychologist asked him why he robbed banks, famously replied, “Because that’s where the money is.”
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell could give lessons in economics to Willie Sutton, the famous bank robber who, when a psychologist asked him why he robbed banks, famously replied, "Because that's where the money is." But bank robbery is work; the easy money is in the pockets of taxpayers. After pretending to target only millionaires and "the rich" for new taxes, politicians such as Mr. McDonnell are going after the middle class.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's major amendments to bills passed by the General Assembly this year are likely to survive a one-day veto session Wednesday in which lawmakers reconvene in Richmond to consider the governor's legislative changes, political analysts say.
Sen. Mark R. Warner holds a sizable lead over Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a hypothetical two-man race for Mr. Warner's Senate seat in 2014, according to a poll released Monday.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell likely didn't quell a Republican backlash against him with a series of late-night amendments he added to legislation passed during the General Assembly session. But, analysts say, he also probably didn't make things much worse.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell appeared last month to have brokered a landmark, legacy-making bipartisan compromise on transportation funding. But just three weeks later, the $880 million plan is facing withering attacks from Republicans, criticism from a regional transportation body and even questions about whether parts of the bill might be unconstitutional.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may not have been invited to speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference — but his name has made CPAC's presidential straw poll as one of the 23 listed hopefuls to be the GOP's nominee in 2016.
America's biggest right-wing teach-in/gabfest/fireworks show kicks off Thursday when the annual Conservative Political Action Conference convenes, 40 years after the U.S. withdrew from Vietnam, the Supreme Court issued Roe v. Wade and CPAC was born.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faces some difficult decisions when it comes time to sign bills passed during this year's General Assembly, including whether to sign or amend a transportation bill that riled conservatives and could further alienate some members of his own party.
A storm that promised the first significant snowfall accumulation in two years was mostly a bust, dropping a sloppy wet slush inside the Capital Beltway on Wednesday but delivering more significant snow in the Washington area's outer suburbs.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's road-funding bill is a tough pill to swallow ("Virginia negotiators reach transportation deal," Web, Feb. 20). But it's also a bitter pill for Virginia's hybrid-vehicle owners.
Local leaders in the D.C. region are bemoaning the drastic cuts they could be forced to make if Congress fails to reach a deal by Friday to avoid sequestration, but some analysts and officials say the effects won't be as immediate or disastrous as some people think.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell sent a letter to President Obama on Monday asking him to broker a solution to avoid billions in automatic federal spending cuts on the same day that a study found the cuts would hit Virginia and the D.C. region harder than any other area in the country.
The drone industry isn't flying under the radar anymore. As industry leaders, government and military officials gather this week in Northern Virginia, the "unmanned vehicle systems" sector faces mounting questions on all sides, including privacy concerns, hostile state and local laws, and constitutional battles over the roles of drones in the modern U.S. military arsenal.
Even though traffic often grinds to a standstill on some of its biggest highways, Virginia is suddenly attracting intense nationwide attention.
season goes through the end of November," she said. "We say it every year and here's a good reason people should pay attention to it."
Other states that have taken action, such as Virginia, still refuse to declare their plans to the administration at this point.