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Convicted Tax Evader Plotted to Kill Texas Federal Judge

Instead of possibly going to prison for up to twenty years for filing false tax returns, Phillip Ballard now faces a certain twenty years in federal prison for attempting to hire a contract killer to target the judge hearing his case. Ballard was sentenced this week according to records obtained by Breitbart Texas for his role in trying to hire a man to kill Federal Judge John McBryde, a U.S. District Court Judge from the Northern District of Texas.   Read more »

at Mar 19, 2014 10:02 AM
       

Sen. Cornyn Pays Tribute To Medal Of Honor Recipients

I made the following statement in honor of the 24 veterans, including several Texans, who will be awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest commendation for combat valor, today at the White House. 

Today is a proud day for these heroes, their families and the great state of Texas. Many who are being honored today gave selflessly

at Mar 18, 2014 4:06 PM
       

Congressman Randy Neugebauer's Comments on Ukraine

The Ukrainian people—like all people across the globe—deserve to choose their own government, and determine their own future. Russia’s escalating intervention in Ukraine is an insult to Ukraine’s sovereignty and to the principles of democracy.

Ukraine and Russia have a complex history and tensions have deepened since this past November. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a deal to further ally Ukraine with the European Union.

at Mar 18, 2014 7:29 AM
       

Cornyn and NRA Join to Block Obama's Anti-Gun Surgeon General Nominee

After President Barack Obama nominated Dr. Vivek Murthy to be the next Surgeon General of the United States, a man described by the New York Times as “an internist and political ally,” Texas Senator John Cornyn and the National Rifle Association are joining forces to block the approval of the nomination according to statements they made to Breitbart Texas.   Read more »

at Mar 17, 2014 5:00 PM
       

Uniting Conservatives: May Not Be What You Think

For some time now, almost all talk of the GOP has referred to a division between “establishment” and “tea party” camps. And there certainly has been contention with some considering tea party forces impractical and others considering establishment forces too conciliatory and ineffective in representing and advancing conservative ideals. And though there are obvious characters on each side, the lines are not entirely clear in the party. In The Senate for instance, name a handful on either side, and it's more ambiguous for most of the rest. But while

at Mar 17, 2014 11:31 AM
       

Convicted 9/11 Terrorism Set Free in Syria

I’m deeply troubled by reports that convicted 9/11 terrorist Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been set free in Syria. Zammar was being held by the Assad regime while serving a 12-year sentence. Recently, it seems that Zammar was released in a prisoner swap deal with the Syrian terrorist group Ahrar al-Sham.

Zammar is said to have been personally invited by Osama bin Laden to a terrorist training camp in 1996, and was the organizer for a travel service that shuttled terrorists to the region before the Sept. 11 attack on the United States. Zammar helped to recruit convicted 9/11 terrorist Mohammed Atta. Letting dangerous old-school terrorists like Zammar roam free is a dangerous proposition.   Read more »

at Mar 14, 2014 5:03 PM
       

Immigration Summit in Houston to Focus on Human Trafficking

An unfortunate reality of the construction industry is that there are many instances of worker abuse. Much of this has been documented on Construction Citizen over the years. Terrible working conditions, worker misclassification, lack of health insurance and workers’ compensation insurance, and other problems honestly keep me up at night. But, I was only fairly recently alerted to just how prevalent human trafficking is in construction.   Read more »

at Mar 13, 2014 9:22 AM
       

Protecting Your Identity Online

Last week was National Consumer Protection Week, and it’s an important reminder to get informed about how to avoid scams, maximize your online security, and protect your identity. Social media and cell phones make it easier than ever before for thieves to take advantage of you, so this issue is becoming more important every day. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that

at Mar 11, 2014 2:04 PM
       

This Handgun Instructor’s Certification Should Be PERMANENTLY Revoked

We do not need instructors that are more of a danger to concealed carry students than the criminals they are training to defend themselves against.

Ohio firearms instructor Terry Dunlap has had TWO negligent discharges where he accidentally shot people in his presence. The most recent occurred during the concealed handgun class he was teaching. He shot Michael Piemonte, 27, of Pataskala, while he was demonstrating a .38-caliber handgun. The bullet hit Piemonte’s right arm. The shooting occurred on Aug. 10 toward the end of a 12-hour day of training in gun handling and safety.   Read more »

at Mar 11, 2014 1:11 PM
       

To Respond To Russian Aggression, Sell U.S. Natural Gas To Ukraine

Vladimir Putin invaded Georgia. Now, the Russian bear is after Ukraine.

Ukraine is almost totally dependent on Russia for energy. Russian imperialism has proven that it is willing to use gas as a political and economic weapon to intimidate its neighbors. Twice it turned off the fuel switch in Ukraine, and I was even in Ukraine the last time Putin turned off the gas during winter. It was cold.

Many other European nations are also at the mercy of the Kremlin when it comes to energy. We can help European countries who depend on imperialist Russia for energy by selling them natural gas from America.

at Mar 10, 2014 11:30 AM
       

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