In the House, Rep. Justin Amash is building a bipartisan coalition opposing the National Defense Authorization Act, which would allow Americans to be imprisoned indefinitely for terrorism without formal charge or trial.
Rep. Ron Paul had another infamous exchange with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, asking him if he thought gold was money. Bernanke said "no," and when Rep. Paul asked him why, then, central banks hold gold as reserves, Bernanke stumbled, and then said "tradition." Watch the full exchange here.
Bernanke also suggested the Fed was considering another round of stimulus if the economy continues to stagnate.
The debt limit negotiations took a bizarre turn when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed that the Congress give the authority to raise the debt limit to the President, just so that the GOP could vote against it (and fail to defeat it) and save face.
Sen. Jim DeMint quickly came out against the plan, pointing out that Republicans weren't elected in November to make it easier for the government to go more into debt and spend more money.
When President Obama said in an interview that he "couldn't guarantee" that social security checks would go out if the debt limit wasn't raised, Sen. Rand Paul called for him to apologize for using scare tactics to push more debt on the American people.
Judge Andrew Napolitano wrote an open letter to House Speaker John Boehner, urgining him not to give into pressure and vote to raise the debt limit.
President Obama spoke to the nation on Tuesday about the ongoing debt ceiling debates and inaction, claiming to be tiring of partisan and ideological inflexibility: “My hope is everyone will leave their ultimatums at the door, that we'll all leave our political rhetoric at the door."
"Is default on our debt inevitable?" asks Pat Buchanan. "One Chinese economist is already accusing us of defaulting, as the Fed’s flooding of the world with dollars has seen the dollar lose 10 percent of its value against other currencies in the last year."
The House rejected Rep. Kucinich's bill to end intervention in Libya within 15 days, but passed a measure offered by Speaker Boehner that prohibits ground troops from being deployed and demands the White House turn over documents related to the mission.
Sen. Rand Paul issued a statement criticizing President Obama for not answering bipartisan calls for accountability and urgining his colleagues in the Senate to take action.
Sen. Richard Lugar wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post warning against the Obama Administration's dangerous course in Libya.
A meeting of the Senate Foreing Relations Committee to discuss Libya was set for Thursday but was postponed.
The Supreme Court of the United States upheld the right of police officers to enter citizens' homes without a warrant if they believe evidence is being destroyed inside. Justice Ginsburg was the only dissenting vote, asking "How ‘secure’ do our homes remain if police, armed with no warrant, can pound on doors at will and, on hearing sounds indicative of things moving, forcibly enter and search for evidence of unlawful activity?”
Rep. Ron Paul issued a statement decrying the recent FDA raid of an Amish farmer who was selling raw milk, and reiterating the need to pass his bill, HB 1830, authorizing the sale of raw milk.
Sen. Rand Paul via his Facebook and Twitter pages called on President Obama to address the nation on the debt limit.
Sen. Mike Lee spoke with Lou Dobbs about the need to pass a balanced budget amendment, not just statutory limits on spending.
Sen. Jim DeMint's office released a study showing that states that have Right to Work laws do better economically than states that don't.
Senators Paul, Cornyn, Coburn, DeMint, Johnson, and Lee wrote a letter to President Obama asking if he intends to comply with the War Powers Act and ask for Congressional authority for continued operations in Libya.
Rep. Justin Amash wrote an editorial calling on Congress to reassert it's authority to declare war.