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"I think it’s clear that our current immigration system is completely broken. The United States Congress is the authority in this country that has to step up and pass new laws, and we expect them to do their job to improve the immigration system that we have in this country."

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Jews for Sarah Palin Website Launched, About Palin

The Report was in Sunday’s NewsMax email (currently #2 on this page at NewsMax), and the site referred to is, Jews For Sarah Palin. On the subject, I found another site that summarized why Jews hate Palin: “She’s conservative, working-class, and Christian.” How revolting! But in the NewsMax report, I particularly found this excerpt interesting:   Read more »

at May 12, 2010 12:16 PM
       

Floyd Norris on the Consumer Confidence Index

The Consumer Confidence Index gauges American sentiment regarding the direction of business conditions, employment and personal income. In an article in the New York Times, Floyd Norris explains how recent confidence levels among Americans have differed substantially from those in each recession since the measure was first recorded in 1967:   Read more »

at May 12, 2010 9:47 AM
       

John Cornyn on MSNBC, Questions Elena Kagan's Experience

Senator John Cornyn discussed Obama's Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan with Savannah Guthrie today on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports." Senator Cornyn is a member of the Judiciary Committee and will eventually hear Elena Kagan's testimony. See what he has to say about the SCOTUS nominee below:   Read more »

at May 11, 2010 4:39 PM
       

Elena Kagan: A Test Of Republican Radar

Veteran Republicans of course, are persuaded that Elena Kagan will win easy confirmation to the Supreme Court. That may or may not be the case, but the problem is that veteran Republicans, soaked in generations of political convention, are all wet. It is unfortunate that most or all of Senate Republicans are also soaked in generations of conventional wisdom.   Read more »

at May 11, 2010 1:58 PM
       

Tenth Amendment Task Force

I recently appeared on C-SPAN to discuss the creation of the new Tenth Amendment Task Force by a group of conservative House Republicans. View my appearance on C-SPAN below:   Read more »

at May 11, 2010 11:30 AM
       

Politico: "On Latinos, listen to the Gipper"

Alfonso Aguilar hits it out of the park with this editorial. This should be a blueprint for the Texas and National GOP!

Ronald Reagan understood Latinos.
They “demonstrate the importance of real work,” Reagan used to say, “producing things of real value, building communities of shared values that enrich America and keep us strong and free.”
I don’t know a better description of what the Latino community is all about.
  Read more »

at May 11, 2010 9:24 AM
       

John Cornyn Update On U.S. Mexico Border Security

During a recent visit to El Paso I joined officials from the DoD, U.S. Attorney’s office, FBI, DEA, ICE, CIA, and Customs and Border Protection for classified briefings on the drug war in Mexico and implications for Texas’ border region. I also met with El Paso law enforcement and other regional and state law enforcement officials who made it clear that cartel and gang-related violence in Mexico has real implications for our southern border, with the threat of spillover violence now a fact of life for many residents along the border.

at May 10, 2010 7:07 PM
       

John Cornyn Open to Working on Immigration Legislation, Good Move For Texas and GOP

Senator John Cornyn recently stated that he is ready to work with legislators on an immigration bill. Personally, I would like to thank Senator Cornyn for stepping up to the plate on this volatile issue. Senator Graham retreated (thankfully) because he could not pursue his cap and tax legislation.   Read more »

at May 10, 2010 3:46 PM
       

New Poll Shows Chet Edwards Trailing Bill Flores in TX-17

A new poll of 400 likely voters was conducted May 2-3 and shows GOP candidate for the 17th Congressional District of Texas Bill Flores with a 12% lead over ten-term Democrat incumbent Chet Edwards. Texas-17 is Republican in nature with its Congressional generic vote currently 51% Republican and 27% Democrat. However, Edwards says he is not worried:   Read more »

at May 10, 2010 1:49 PM
       

Statement on Nomination of Elena Kagan to United States Supreme Court

Today, I released the following statement after President Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court:

Now that President Obama has nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court, the Senate must provide its advice and consent. It is essential that the Senate perform this Constitutional duty in a thorough manner and give Ms. Kagan’s record a full and fair review.   Read more »

at May 10, 2010 10:44 AM
       

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