By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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North Korea took on a celebratory tone on Monday as residents poured into the streets of Pyongyang to mark the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il-sung.
A top North Korean decision-making body issued a pointed warning Sunday, saying that nuclear weapons are "the nation's life" and will not be traded even for "billions of dollars."
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued "important" guidelines on how to bolster the army and protect the nation's sovereignty at a high-level ruling Workers' Party meeting, state media said Sunday, an indication that Pyongyang may be ready to conduct an atomic test at any time.
A triumphant North Korea staged a mass rally of soldiers and civilians Friday to glorify the country's young ruler, who took a big gamble this week in sending a satellite into orbit in defiance of international warnings.
He says he was one of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's favorite propaganda artists, singing the praises of the Dear Leader in dozens of poems. But these days Jang Jin-sung says he prefers to tell the truth about North Korea.
Young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Wednesday made his second speech at a major public event since taking power in December, addressing a children's rally aimed at winning a new generation's support.
Defiant North Korea fueled up a rocket Wednesday in preparation for what now appears to be an imminent liftoff while the country's young leader strengthened his grip on power with a new title making him the nation's top political official.
Wherever North Korea's young new leader goes, they're there: a group of graying military and political officials who shadow Kim Jong-un as he visits army bases, attends concerts and tours schools.
Manuela D'Avila hopes she and women like her will change the face of government in Brazil, a country that has lagged behind its neighbors in female presence in politics despite the election of Dilma Rousseff as the nation's first female president.
A senior North Korean party official dismissed concerns about Kim Jong-un's readiness to lead, saying he spent years working closely with his late father and helped him make key policy decisions on economic and military affairs.