By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
President Obama Thursday appointed Daniel Werfel as acting Commissioner of the IRS, moving swiftly to try to stem the controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.
The government has more data centers than it needs, and is trying to close 40 percent of them by 2015. But lax oversight and record keeping has left federal officials unsure if they’re meeting the planned $3 billion in savings, a watchdog report says.
The Obama administration is sitting on a report about the security of federal government computer networks because it is embarrassing, a senior Republican senator said Thursday.
The White House has secretly questioned the U.S. Postal Service about whether its change of address "welcome kit" program used by tens of millions of Americans violates the federal Privacy Act.
Just days from massive spending cuts known as the budget sequester, the Obama administration has launched a 100-city tour that has dispatched officials from multiple federal officials to help communities tap into new government spending.
Congressional Republicans Thursday stepped up their criticism of the Obama administration over what they say is a free pass being given to defense companies facing major layoffs from looming federal spending cuts.
The White House said Wednesday night it opposes a bill by House Republicans to extend a pay freeze for federal civilian employees through the end of this year.
When the Federal Communication Commission's computer systems were breached in Sept. 2011, it decided to take action to improve cybersecurity.
While conceding its potential contributions to job creation and defense against intergalactic threats, the Obama administration officially announced this week that a U.S. Death Star "is not on the horizon."
President Obama will announce Thursday afternoon his nomination of White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to serve as Treasury secretary, a White House official confirmed.
The looming $600 billion defense spending crisis required under last year's Budget Control Act was delayed for two months under the compromise tax deal passed by Congress this week.
The Obama administration is pushing back against critics who have accused the president of unleashing a "regulatory tsunami" against the business community.
Senators voted late Thursday to rewrite some of the key rules in the war on terror, including prohibiting indefinite detention of U.S. citizens captured at home, and a permanent ban on transferring suspected terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States.
The re-election of President Obama to a second term and the Senate remaining in Democratic hands confirms that Obamacare will be fully implemented. One of the major fears Americans have with regards to the impending regulations of the Affordable Care Act is the formation of death panels. Even though no such panels exist so far, the fact remains there will be significant rationing of health care resources at all levels.
A group of House Republicans are sharply questioning a lengthy delay by the Obama administration this year in producing a mandatory report that details the government's regulatory agenda and what impact it will have on businesses and the economy.