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Israeli Airport Security Methods More Effective and Less Intrusive Than TSA Body Scans and Groping

The government may need to take a lesson from the Israelis on airport security. The new security check techniques are downright embarrassing and uncomfortable, causing people to lodge lawsuits against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and it's only going to get worse with the approaching holiday season.   Read more »

at Nov 19, 2010 2:19 PM

House Passes Cornyn Bill To Extend Disaster Recovery Program For Ike, Dolly Victims

Today I issued the following statement regarding House passage of bipartisan legislation to extend the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) program, which supports the recovery efforts of residents impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters. While I was able to secure Senate passage of this legislation prior to the SSBG’s expiration deadline of September 30, 2010, the House did not act in time and the program expired.   Read more »

at Nov 18, 2010 2:51 PM
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Napolitano may need to exempt some muslims from body scans; defends their use for everyone else

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Facing mounting criticism and pushback from fliers over increasingly invasive procedures to ostensibly protect U.S. travelers, Janet Napolitano is defending the use of body scans or body pat downs for all travelers - except possibly for some Muslims. The use of body scans or body pat downs applies to passengers and pilots alike, but perhaps not for Muslim women, who would be exempted from the full procedure and require only a limited pat down in the head and neck area, or optionally a self pat-down in the head and neck area.   Read more »

at Nov 17, 2010 10:57 AM

Speaker Straus is NOT Pro-Life

When the leading abortion provider in the country, Planned Parenthood, honors Texas House Speaker Joe Straus in their fall 2009 newsletter, Horizon, for “his tireless efforts on behalf of Texas women and children during the last legislative session,” it explains why every pro-life bill was killed during the session. (It is further explained by the fact that Speaker Straus received a 100% rating by the radical pro-abortion group NARAL,

at Nov 11, 2010 2:06 PM

Austin Stem Cell Research Symposium

I attended a once in a lifetime event sponsored by the Austin Heart Hospital and Texans for Stem Cell Research on the University of Texas campus Wednesday, October 27th. Six researchers reported on cutting-edge stem cell research works-in-progress, right here in Texas. The presentations by the PhD’s, MD’s and PhD/MD’s were excellent and packed with information.   Read more »

at Nov 8, 2010 3:47 PM

Los Zetas in Laredo?

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at Aug 3, 2010 2:32 PM
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