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Dallas is Not on the Border Mr. President

Given the White House's recent announcement that the President refuses to visit the Rio Grande Valley this week, it unfortunately appears that my request will fall on deaf ears and therefore suggests to the American people that either the President doesn't really understand this border crisis or he simply doesn't care.

I've been with the President after the tragic shootings at Fort Hood in 2009 and in this last year. I have been with the President at the memorial service in West, where first responders

at Jul 10, 2014 12:29 PM

Passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to Reform and Streamline Nation’s Workforce Training System

I am extremely pleased with the bi-partisan passage of H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which will reform and streamline our nation’s current workforce training system in order to make it more effective, modern, and accountable. This legislation will promote the training programs necessary to help American workers acquire the skills that they need to compete for in-demand jobs, reduce unnecessary bureaucracy and streamline government programs in order

at Jul 10, 2014 8:17 AM

Illegals in America by Obama

Who exactly is to blame for the current surge in Central Americans crossing the southern border? There are the obvious reasons: violence and poverty in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. According to an article in the Express News, “In Honduras, violence drives an exodus” by Aaron Nelsen, human life is not a valued commodity, and the people are looking for a way out of this vicious environment.   Read more »

at Jul 9, 2014 4:53 PM

Cheers for Citizens United!

My good friend and editor of, Frank DeMartini, has always expressed his doubt that Hillary Clinton would actually run for office. As of now, she is the overwhelming favorite, even with the poor roll out of her book, Hard Choices, in which she reminded many Democratic voters that she is not her husband when it comes to campaigning. The one lesson that many pundits fail to grasp is the affect of Citizens United and the role of billionaires like the Koch brothers.

at Jul 9, 2014 3:41 PM

Business, Chambers, And Restaurant Leaders In Texas Call For Immigration Reform

Houston, TX -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Partnership for a New American Economy, American Farm Bureau Federation, Business Roundtable, AmericanHort, Western Growers, and the National Association of Manufacturers today urged Congress and the administration to work together to enact immigration reform during a Day of Action with events in Washington, DC and in more than 60 congressional districts across 25 states.   Read more »

at Jul 9, 2014 12:26 PM

College Board Rewrites U.S. History

Ken Mercer
Member: Texas State Board of Education (*)
Former Member: Texas House of Representatives (*)

"A rock-solid conservative
with rock-solid Texas family values!"
(*) for identification purposes only
Friends of Ken Mercer P.O. Box 781301 San Antonio, Texas
78278-1301   Read more »

at Jul 8, 2014 4:21 PM

What Was the American Revolution All About?

With our recent celebration of Independence Day, I talked to Kevin Gutzman, author of (among other titles) James Madison and the Making of America, about the American Revolution. We subscribe to the out-of-fashion but nevertheless correct view that the Revolution was fundamentally a constitutional conflict. It’s a great discussion. I’m really thrilled with this episode.

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at Jul 8, 2014 2:15 PM

Hispanic Growth Not Turning Texas Blue as Expected

The enormous growth of the Hispanic population does not seem to be turning Texas blue as fast as many political pundits expected. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed a decreasing non-Hispanic white population and a rapidly growing Hispanic population. The growth of the Hispanic population over the past fourteen years was expected to make a huge difference in Texas’ Republican vs. Democrat voting patterns. It appears it has not.   Read more »

at Jul 8, 2014 11:00 AM

Fighting EPA’s Aggressive Overregulation

Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972 to ensure the federal government and states would work together to efficiently reduce pollution in our nation’s waterways. And in the last forty years, the Administration has repeatedly tried to squash states’ rights and expand its own authority under this law. Most recently, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced their proposal to give the federal government authority to regulate all sorts of new waterways, in a rule that could extend federal authority to even runoff ditches and stock ponds. This is clearly an aggressive overreach that stomps on the original intent of the law and will have some serious consequences if it is fully implemented.

at Jul 8, 2014 10:08 AM

Senator Cornyn: Border Visit Would Be “Wakeup Call” for the President

I spoke on the Senate floor today on the humanitarian crisis at the border and urged President Obama to visit the border during his upcoming trip to Texas. 

I recently visited McAllen, Texas myself a week ago today, and it is heartbreaking to see these young children without their parents.

at Jul 7, 2014 4:39 PM


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