John Cornyn

Donald Trump’s terrifying plan to win the 2018 midterms

A Washington Post report suggests he’s hoping for a terrorist attack.<p>Is Donald Trump <i>hoping</i> foreign terrorists attack the United States?<p>That terrifying question is subtly embedded in a story this weekend reported by Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, and Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post on the …

Donald Trump

Trump's credibility crisis on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers find it difficult or impossible to negotiate when the president can't seem to stick to a position for more than a few hours.<p>Donald Trump ran for president as a bipartisan deal-maker. But if there's one thing he's proven after a year in office, he’s better at killing bipartisan deals than …

Politics

Trump’s on-and-off relationship with Graham hits the skids

Until their recent cooling off, Graham was perhaps the only Republican who had Trump’s trust and enough juice with Democrats to cut a deal on immigration.<p>Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump were daily phone partners in the throes of the Obamacare repeal debate. But now — in a similarly-heated …

U.S. Congress

With ‘wake-up call,’ GOP gets more signs of rough midterm environment

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, said he won’t be running for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by former Sen. Al Franken …

Politics

Now Tax Cuts Are Lowering Our Utility Bills

After weeks of shrieking that only the rich would benefit, and promises that rampant death would descend upon this country, the reality of the …

Conservative View

Poll: Support for Trump tax law increasing

Support for the new tax law is increasing, according to a new poll, though it still isn't favored by a majority.<p>The poll, conducted for The New York …

Elections

Drama on Senate Floor: GOP Scores Just Enough Votes to Advance FISA Renewal

Senate leadership won just enough votes Tuesday night to advance the renewal of a controversial surveillance authority due to expire by the end of …

Conservative View

Texas Senator John Cornyn on the Shutdown, Immigration, CIA Scandal

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Immigration

Curious Texas: Are all Texans Republicans?

'Are all Texans Republicans?'<p>That's what a reader in Plano asked Curious Texas, a project from <i>The Dallas Morning News</i> that invites you to join in our …

Elections

Congress Produces Drama While Mueller Produces Results

Steve Bannon stonewalled a House committee, then promptly agreed to an interview with the special counsel—the latest example of how Mueller is moving ahead as lawmakers feud and spin their wheels.<p>On Tuesday, Steve Bannon spent hours behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee. It was …

Politics

Senate Measure Is Start of Election-Year Pressure on Net Neutrality

All 49 senators who caucus with the Democrats have signed on to a measure to undo the Republican gutting of Obama-era net neutrality rules, a clear …

Net Neutrality

How three elections are snarling the immigration fight

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The immigration and government shutdown cliffhanger gripping Washington is a symptom of a broader reality: American politics is being held hostage to three nation-changing elections -- one past and two that are yet to come.<p>President Donald Trump, on a perpetual victory lap over …

Politics

AP Explains: What happens when the government shuts down

WASHINGTON — The world won’t end if a dysfunctional Washington can’t find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend.<p>That’s the truth about a …

Government

Immigrant Youth Reignite Momentum for Dream Act as Hundreds Rally and Many Arrested at Republican Senate Offices

<b>Editor’s Note: Latino Rebels received the following Tuesday media release from United We Dream and is publishing here in its entirety.</b><p><b>Washington, DC</b> …

Latino News

Too many journalists died last year; their work is key to democracy

Missiles can’t defend against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, but accurate information, widely shared, can. Guns and knives can’t uncover …

Opinion

NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle

The Senate narrowly voted to begin winding down debate over legislation renewing government surveillance powers, defeating a filibuster by privacy …

John Kennedy

Immigration Deal Highly Unlikely This Week

Playbook: “Aides to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) and …

Politics

Victim of Sexual Abuse at the Hands of an Immigration Guard in Texas Attempts Suicide

AUSTIN — Laura, an immigrant woman from El Salvador, has been detained at the T. Don Hutto immigration detention center since May 2017. In November …

Latino News

Senators Press Justice Department on Chinese State Media Outlets Registering as Foreign Agents

A bipartisan group of senators is pressing the Justice Department to examine why Chinese state media outlets operating in the United States have not …

Government

Graham: Trumpsters really do believe in magic

President Trump’s biggest problem isn’t his mouth — it’s his math.The latest polls all confirm that Republicans love the guy. A new Gallup poll finds …

Elections

Trump Is a Racist. Period.

I find nothing more useless than debating the existence of racism, particularly when you are surrounded by evidence of its existence. It feels to me like a way to keep you fighting against the water until you drown.<p>The debates themselves, I believe, render a simple concept impossibly complex, …

Opinion

G.O.P. Senator Says Trump Didn’t Use Vulgarity for Haiti and African Nations

WASHINGTON — A Republican senator who attended a Thursday immigration meeting at the White House forcefully denied on Sunday that President Trump had used the phrase “shithole countries” in describing Haiti and African nations, saying a Democratic senator’s account of the session was “a gross …

U.S. Politics

Republicans fear Democrats will win big this year; Pawlenty said to be ‘no’ for Senate

A raft of retirements, difficulty recruiting candidates and President Donald Trump’s continuing pattern of throwing his party off message have …

Elections

With CHIP funds running low, doctors and parents scramble to cover kids’ needs

Dr. Mahendra Patel, a pediatric cancer doctor, has begun giving away medications to some of his patients, determined not to disrupt their treatments …

Health Care

The once and future King

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**<p><b>On the roster: The once and future King - House Republicans set new fundraising record - Chances of shutdown Friday still rising - Trump blames Dems for lack of DACA deal - Woof</b><p><b>THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING</b> <br>The never-ending struggle …

U.S. Politics

This Bitcoin KFC Bucket Is An Abomination

13 January 2018<p>John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 GOP senator, and other Republicans have derided the group of six senators as having little clout. This …

Nancy Pelosi: ‘Five White Guys’ Are Working on Immigration Reform

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has a problem with the group of representatives working with President Donald Trump on immigration …

U.S. Congress

Walmart's Shiny New $11 Minimum Wage Isn't Really A Result Of The Tax Law

It's part of a larger trend that started well before Donald Trump was president.<p>The Trump administration was ecstatic with Walmart on Thursday, and for good reason.<p>The retail juggernaut announced it would raise its minimum starting wage to $11 per hour, hand out between $200 and $1,000 in bonuses …

Social Justice

GOP Judiciary Members Complain They’re in the Dark on Russia Probe

Kennedy says his access has been ‘zero, zilch, nada’<p>Two Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voiced frustration Thursday that they …

Politics

The tribe-busting politics of FISA and the surveillance debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Minutes after House Republicans led the way in voting to reauthorize a controversial government spying program, Kentucky Republican Rand Paul pledged to oppose the bill in the Senate. Fifteen minutes later, Democrat Ron Wyden, one of Paul's most liberal colleagues, promised to do the …

U.S. Politics