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John Cornyn

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  • Sen. Cruz Has No Respect For Democracy

    Sen. Ted Cruz is a true GOP dilemma. And he's not going away anytime soon. Cruz zealously poked his own party while shaping his image as a politician able to jabber almost nonstop for 21 hours while accomplishing nothing of congressional value. That's...
  • GOP senator has world's lamest excuse for blocking minimum-wage hike

    GOP senator has world's lamest excuse for blocking minimum-wage hike
    When it comes to the minimum wage, I’ve accepted that all that the politicians in Washington are going to do for now is play politics with it. But does that mean they have to be stupid about it too? And I’m talking about you, Mike Enzi,...
  • Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)
    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...
  • GOP senators dig in against primary challenges from tea party

    GOP senators dig in against primary challenges from tea party
    PEARL, Miss. — Sen. Thad Cochran is a portrait of the genteel Southern politician, known for three-piece suits, a shock of white hair and shoveling billions of government dollars back to his impoverished home state to repair levees, construct...
  • Painful questions arise in aftermath of Ft. Hood shooting

    Painful questions arise in aftermath of Ft. Hood shooting
    KILLEEN, Texas — Beyond the mystifying question of why a person goes on a rampage to kill innocent people, residents of this military town have to deal with an even more vexing one: Why does it keep happening to them? "There's a psychological toll...
  • After setbacks, tea party members vow to reinvent movement

    After setbacks, tea party members vow to reinvent movement
    WASHINGTON — By most measures, it's been a dire few months for the tea party. Its candidates stumbled in two Texas primary races. Supporters in Congress failed to block bipartisan deals to increase government spending and raise the debt ceiling....
  • Kirk joins Cook officials in push to fight Internet sex trade

    Kirk joins Cook officials in push to fight Internet sex trade
    U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and John Cornyn joined top Cook County law enforcement officials to endorse a Senate bill intended to target the Internet sex trade. The Republicans met with Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Sheriff Tom Dart in Kirk'...
  • Texas primary voters to test Sen. John Cornyn, George P. Bush

    Texas primary voters to test Sen. John Cornyn, George P. Bush
    HOUSTON -- Tuesday’s Texas primary will test the staying power of longtime Republican Sen. John Cornyn against a tea party challenge and the prospects for a fourth-generation politician and first-time candidate, George P. Bush. The Texas races...
  • Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas defeats tea party challenger

    Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas defeats tea party challenger
    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...
  • Texas Republicans choose establishment candidates over tea partyers

    Texas Republicans choose establishment candidates over tea partyers
    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...
  • Is sanity creeping into the GOP leadership? [Commentary]

    Is sanity creeping into the GOP leadership? [Commentary]
    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 an...