UPDATED: Ukraine not among nations believed to have terrorist ties
Says three Ukrainians recently captured on a West Texas ranch are among "individuals from countries that have strong terrorist ties being apprehended" near the state’s border with Mexico.
Security stepped up around Capitol
David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."
Mostly from those using marketplace
In altered photo, says Barack Obama wants "more of Texans’ private data" via health care.
Takes the Senate plus the House
Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.
Says the Department of Homeland Security has ordered "enough rounds of .40 caliber ammunition to kill every man, woman and child in the United States," possibly to combat "massive civil unrest" or "an invasion by a foreign power."
Says legislative debate of airport pat-down procedures initiated federal changes in security procedures.
No one's quizzing the neighbors
"Every time you buy an airline ticket, the federal government runs a background check on you."
Deaths only in Mexico -- and not only along border
"In the last five years, 28,000 people have been killed along the U.S.-Mexico border."
Gunbattle in Juárez prompted street closure in El Paso
Says a highway was closed in El Paso because of bullets flying across the border.
Bomb in Mexico, heard in El Paso?
Because of violence spreading from Mexico, "you’ve got bullets hitting the city hall in El Paso. You’ve got bombs exploding in El Paso."
Lots of "terror" references in secretary's record
"We have a director of homeland security who cannot use and will not use the term 'terrorist attack' but instead substitutes 'man-made disaster.' "
Math is correct, but comparison is problematic
"You’ve got almost twice as many cops in New York City as you do on our entire border. That’s nuts."
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