By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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In the wake of the murder convictions of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit B. Gosnell, Texas state officials are investigating a Houston abortion provider who is accused by former employees of killing born-alive infants, performing illegal late-term abortions and violating other state laws.
Some new senators make a point of keeping their heads down and their media profiles low as they get the lay of the land on Capitol Hill.
A rural school district in Ohio is drawing attention with its plans to arm a handful of its non-teaching employees with handguns this year — perhaps even janitors.
When Ralph M. Hall was elected to the U.S. House in 1980 at the age of 57, he had already served in the Navy in World War II, built a successful business career and served in Texas' state government for many years.
A $3 billion cancer-fighting effort that's already under criminal investigation received yet more humiliation Wednesday when Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for a moratorium on new grants until confidence is restored in a once-celebrated agency that has plunged into turmoil in just three years.
Tea party favorite Ted Cruz took another big step Tuesday toward solidifying his image as one of the fastest rising stars in the GOP, delivering a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention after his stunning Senate primary win last month.
Killing time before Mitt Romney's campaign rally in New Hampshire this week, GOP activist Paul Clark shared the story of how some tea party activists in the crowd had assured him that they would vote for the presumptive GOP nominee come Election Day.
Chris Chocola likes taking on his party's establishment and beating it at its own game. That's what he does for a living, and he has helped pull off some big upsets.
Anti-establishment Republicans are gunning for the GOP nod in primaries for Senate seats in Connecticut, Florida and Wisconsin on Tuesday, in what is the last major test for tea partyers and their allies before November.
Ted Cruz, one of tea party's latest and brightest stars, said Sunday the movement that helped propel him to victory in last week's runoff for the Texas Republican Senate nomination is here to stay as a major political force.
The bodacious victory of Ted Cruz in the Texas Republican primary has somehow fired up Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whose own right-hand man lost to Mr. Cruz on Tuesday by 14 fat percentage points. But the ever-canny Mr. Perry has ridden the Cruz victory like a bronco, tamed his own presidential disappointment and framed the Lone Star State in heroic terms.
Ted Cruz's stunning 14-percentage-point victory over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Tuesday's runoff for the Texas Republican Senate nomination gives the tea party explosive momentum heading into the remaining primaries nationwide and the November general elections.
Tea party favorite Ted Cruz, once considered a long shot to win the Texas Republican Senate nomination, beat Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a bitterly contested and expensive two-man runoff election Tuesday.
Those lawmakers had a beef: Republican Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and Charles Grassley of Iowa have celebrated their first "Meat Monday," intent on providing a savory comeuppance to the U.S. Department of Agriculture after it encouraged its employees to boycott meat on Mondays, just to be all nice and eco-conscious.
One of the most expensive and bitter intraparty political battles in Texas history is almost over, as Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and tea party insurgent Ted Cruz face off Tuesday in a GOP runoff election to make the ballot for the state's open Senate seat.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Mr. Dewhurst said he wants Texas to be "the most fiscally and socially conservative state in the country."
"We're going to pass one of the boldest agendas of the last decade, building even on the 2011 successful session, which is the most conservative session in recent history," Mr. Dewhurst said.