Political clash on border security

Obama calls Texas cities relatively safe; Perry complains violence spills over from Mexico.

By Jason Buch and Lynn Brezosky

Updated 11:32 p.m., Monday, September 19, 2011

A 1,200-mile stretch of Texas real estate is being used for political football.

Ask the president of the United States and the governor of Texas, and the border cities that stretch from Brownsville to El Paso are either “among the safest in the nationâ€