Remembering 9/11

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September 11, 2001 is a date that many of us remember vividly. On that day nearly three-thousand individuals perished in one of the most horrific terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. 
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On this infamous date September 11, 2001, Americans were preparing to go to work, and unbeknown to them, terrorists were preparing to kill as many of those Americans as they could and to die along with the planes and...
Eighteen years ago our country faced one of its darkest hours, as thousands of innocent lives were lost in an act of pure evil. In the wake of this terrorist attack, brave first responders ran towards the scene, many paying...
I authored the following Op-Ed on CNN.com highlighting the critical need to pass the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act when the Senate votes later today:
Today on the Senate floor, I commemorated the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and discussed the importance of passing the National Defense Authorization Act to provide for our nation’s military....
The United States has many complex foreign relationships. Being the world’s only superpower requires dealing with the good, the bad and the ugly of nation-states. The good are obvious. They are America’s allies and partners...
Straus’ spokesman fires back: “The freedom these extremists enjoy to engage in ridiculous attacks is protected by our heroic first responders.”
On this day we remember what it means to be an American. I will never forget watching the events unfold with Brooke as our world changed forever. We must never forget the lessons that we learned together that day.
One year ago today, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and U.S. Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were killed during an attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi. One...
Recently I wrote an article titled, "The Road to the White House and Control of the Senate Drives Through Ohio".  As we come down to the wire, this race is neck and neck. Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel is...
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God bless America and the men and women of our first responders and our armed forces who keep us safe!Watch the video below:Courtesy of Norman Adams.
God bless America and the men and women of our first responders and our armed forces who keep us safe!Watch the video below:Courtesy of Norman Adams of TXSIP. 
In July, we received great news that the American economy had grown in the second quarter by 4.1 percent. Those numbers were recently revised, and we learned that it grew at 4.2 percent! On top of our best annual growth rate...
The country is recovering from natural disasters that are taking place all over our land: on the West Coast and the Northwest, we have the wildfires; over the weekend, we had Hurricane Irma going through Florida, now through...
Today, on the sixteenth anniversary of one of our nation’s darkest hours, we pause and remember the thousands of innocent lives lost, and the heroism of firefighters, law enforcement officials, first responders, and Good...
Never Forget 9/11!?  It was early in the morning on September 11, 2001 that America was attacked; the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC, and United Flight 93 were the intended targets. America lost...
Today, marks the 14th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. Three thousand people were killed as terrorists tried to tear our country apart. America learned that day just how resilient she was. Despite immeasurable tragedy,...
Twelve years ago today, Americans awoke to the news of the formerly unthinkable, a terrorist attack on our soil with massive casualties. Nearly 3,000 Americans perished in attacks orchestrated by Islamic jihadists, part of...
On the morning of September 11, 2001, NYPD Police Officer Walter Weaver was scheduled to be off work. Instead, he filled in for another police officer. After the 9/11 terrorists crashed their planes into the World Trade...
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These are reflections from a recent trip to New York around Saint Patrick's Day.Twice terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, the second being the attack on 9/11, but often forgotten is the first that occurred...

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