| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:23 PM
HOUSTON - Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas fended off a tea party challenge in Tuesday's primary, easily outdistancing U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman and other GOP candidates to capture his party's nomination.
The Associated Press declared Cornyn the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:55 PM
HOUSTON — Republican incumbents threatened by tea party challengers emerged triumphant in Tuesday's Texas primary, with longtime U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions coasting to victory.
The primary also marked the electoral debut...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Is it possible that the adults in Congress are finally taking over?
That prospect has reared its head in the decision of Republican leaders in both the House and Senate to back away from another threatened government shutdown, by swallowing...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, but not without a dramatic scene in the Senate as Republican leaders scrambled to find enough votes to head off a...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:48 AM
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn wants the FBI to lead the widening investigation into alleged wrongdoing at Veterans Affairs facilities across the country.
After meeting with about a dozen local veterans on Thursday, the senior Republican Texas senator sent a...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki called in leaders of key veterans groups Thursday and pledged to keep VA hospitals open nights and weekends if necessary to set up speedy appointments for veterans whose long waits for medical care have...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:56 PM
A couple of weeks ago, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), killed a major piece of patent reform legislation, presumably for the year. The tech community is still shaking in dismay, and you should too.
The measure, known as the...
| May 14, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has faced tough battles before.
He's a twice-wounded Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a harsh critic of George W. Bush's strategy for the invasion of Iraq.
But whether Shinseki, who is one of President...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:49 PM
The House easily passed legislation Wednesday that would make it easier for the Veterans Affairs secretary to fire or demote senior employees, a proposal that gained support after allegations of mismanagement at the agency.
The VA Management...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Tuesday's primary in North Carolina offers the latest round in the tea party vs. the GOP establishment battle for the U.S. Senate, and so far the establishment appears to be winning.
Both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove's American...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:48 PM
WASHINGTON — In an uncharacteristically forceful tone, House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday lambasted the conservative advocacy groups that helped bring his party to power, saying their opposition to a bipartisan budget proposal amounted to an...