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No. 2 Senate Republican Voices Unease Over Trump Candidacy: CNN

Cornyn: “We can’t have a nominee be an albatross around the down-ballot races.”

February 29, 2016

Promising New Partnership Seeks To Reduce Incarceration

The United States locks up a larger proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Mass incarceration has exacted a terrible cost — on state budgets, on black neighborhoods, on economic and social justice.

May 16, 2015
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Capitol Rotunda on the way to the State of the Union Address, Jan. 20, 2015. (James Cullum/Talk Radio News Service via Flickr)

Lynch’s Confirmation Vote Gets Tangled Up With Trafficking Bill’s Abortion Provision

The Senate is bracing for another showdown over abortion.

March 17, 2015
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Capitol Rotunda on the way to the State of the Union Address, Jan. 20, 2015. (James Cullum/Talk Radio News Service via Flickr)

Popular Anti-Trafficking Bill Stalled Amid Abortion Debate

The Senate can’t even pass a bill to fight human trafficking without a partisan meltdown.

March 11, 2015

Senate Approves Sarah Saldana As Chief Immigration Enforcer

President Obama scored a big win, thanks to Ted Cruz.

December 16, 2014

Executive Action On Immigration Could Imperil Spending Bill, Cornyn Warns

Are Republicans really ready to risk a government shutdown over immigration?

November 12, 2014

Senator John Cornyn Campaigns For A GOP Majority And A Powerful Perch For Himself

The Senate’s number-two Republican is looking to move back into the majority.

October 29, 2014

2 Texas Lawmakers Offer Bipartisan Bill To Combat Border Crisis

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — In an unlikely partnership, two Texas lawmakers — one Democrat, one Republican — are proposing a bipartisan bill that would empower the United States to speed up immigration hearings in hopes of stemming the crisis of unaccompanied children at the border. The proposal from Sen. John Cornyn, […]

July 15, 2014

A Farewell To Crazy: What Went Wrong For Steve Stockman

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr One of the strangest, least effective campaigns in recent memory came to an ignominious end on Tuesday night, when U.S. Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) lost his primary challenge to Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) by a resounding 40 percent margin. Stockman’s failure was not hard to predict; in fact, […]

March 5, 2014

Will Tea Party Fall Flat In Texas Primaries?

When Texas voters officially kick off the 2014 election season with Tuesday’s primaries, there won’t be many competitive races on the ballot. That doesn’t mean that the results won’t be signficant, however. The outcomes of several Republican primaries will paint a clear picture of the Tea Party’s power — or lack thereof — in one […]

March 3, 2014

Tea Party Turns On Steve Stockman

With less than a week to go until primary day in Texas, Rep. Steve Stockman has suffered one final indignity. A Texas Tea Party group, led by Grassroots America executive director JoAnn Fleming, issued an open letter on Thursday slamming Stockman’s campaign as one of the worst in recent memory. “As your campaign rolled into […]

February 28, 2014

Poll: Greg Abbott Expands Lead Over Wendy Davis In Texas Race

The underdogs are falling behind in two closely watched elections in Texas, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. The poll, released Monday, finds Texas attorney general Greg Abbott (R) leading state senator Wendy Davis (D) 47 to 36 percent in a hypothetical general election matchup, with 17 percent undecided. Both Abbott and Davis […]

February 24, 2014

WATCH: Cornyn Slams Obama, Ignores Stockman In New Campaign Ad

Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) released a new campaign ad on Friday that blasts President Barack Obama, while completely ignoring his own primary opponent, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX). The ad — titled “Astonishing” — covers most of the standard Republican complaints against the president, displaying images of the Benghazi attack and anti-health care reform […]

January 10, 2014