Security

A strong national defense is vital in a post-9/11 world. That includes comprehensive border security. In keeping us safe, the government may be tempted to overreach in ways disturbing to those of us who value our liberty above all else. Spying on Americans in the name of security is unacceptable. Finding the right balance between our national security and our freedoms is essential in keeping Americans safe from terrorists who want to kill us because they hate our way of life.

(The late Richard Nadler was a close friend and mentor to me and others including John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review. His death last summer left a void in the...
The primary election for Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate is tomorrow, and the contenders seem to have resorted to a lot of mud-slinging! A Texas voter said,"I don't like it. I can't remember the last positive ad I'...
The most recent Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Texas GOP voters shows:
In an interview with Glenn Beck this morning, Debra Medina is asked whether she is a 9/11 truther to which she cannot give a straight answer:
Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it?Did you know his trial is over? Did you know he was sentenced? Did you see/hear any of the judge's comments on TV or Radio?Didn't...
Obama claims that all combat troops will be out of work by the end of this August:
I issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s pledge on January 22, 2009, to close Guantanamo Bay no later than today, January 22, 2010:
Today, I issued the following statement regarding the release of a White House report detailing security lapses prior to al Qaeda’s attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner.
The 278 passengers on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit experienced an attempted terrorist attack on Christmas day.
I spoke on the Senate floor yesterday about U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to bring five terror suspects, including the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, to New York to be tried in civilian courts...
Today, I delivered a statement as member of the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing Dawn Johnsen, the President’s nominee to head the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel:
Debra Medina and the race for Texas governor have attained international attention. The British newspaper, Guardian, released an article today likening GOP gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina to Sarah Palin with...
A virtual Texas Gubernatorial debate between Kay Bailey Hutchison, Debra Medina, and Rick Perry was recently posted online by a coalition of grassroots movements from across the state of Texas called the Common Sense
Texas GOP Gubernatorial Primary candidate Debra Medina will be a guest at 10am this morning on Glenn Beck’s national radio program.Click here to listen live.Update: Listen to the audio clip of the interview.
Today, I released the following statement regarding legislation I have cosponsored to bar taxpayer dollars from funding the trial of 9/11 terrorists in civilian court:
Read the full text of the State of the Union Address on January 27, 2010:
Today, I issued the following statement in response to reports that the Obama Administration is considering transferring the notorious Bali nightclub bomber, responsible for the deaths of 202 people, including 7 Americans,...
After the Christmas day attempted terrorist attack, former Vice President Dick Cheney gave his criticism regarding Obama's inadequate reaction:
Today, I questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano during a committee hearing in which she admitted that she was not consulted about the decision to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees, including the...
A favorable business climate and well developed infrastructure system has attracted another business partner to the state of Texas – the U.S. Air Force. According to an article in Saturday’s New York Times, the Air Force has...

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