House Republicans have decided to pass on a stand-off against the White House and Democratic Senate on the looming national debt limit fight, choosing instead to insist upon an unconstitutional measure denying Senators federal pay until the Senate passes a budget.
The Conservative Action Project issued a memo to GOP leaders to stand firm on the debt ceiling issue and demand that the White House agree to spending cuts first. That strategy is likely to have as much success as the last debt ceiling confrontation did in 2011: None.
Sen. Rand Paul is readying legislation to "nullify" President Obama's executive orders to implement national gun control "laws" in violation of the Constitution.
Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.) voted against a nearly $10 billion aid package for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The retirement of Congressman Ron Paul from the House of Representatives last week did not end the Texas libertarian's influence in Congress. And if the first week of the new Congress is any indication, his influence has only multiplied.