TX Sen: Cornyn Gets Last Minute Primary Challenger

By: Tuesday December 10, 2013 12:16 pm

Stockman has an uphill battle in front of him since Cornyn has a substantial war chest, but even if he doesn’t win this move could have real policy implications beyond Texas. Cornyn is the second ranking Senate Republican. With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also fighting off his own primary challenge this means both of the top Republican leaders in the Senate are probably going to spend the next several months proving that they are conservative enough. This should continue to push the entire GOP rightward for the next year and make the possibility of any big deals with President Obama highly unlikely.


Cornyn Will Oppose Larry Summers for Fed Chair

By: Friday September 13, 2013 8:30 am

President Obama still seems fairly determined to pick his close friend Larry Summers to run the Federal Reserve but the path to his Senate confirmation has just gotten a bit trickier. John Cornyn, the second highest ranking Senate Republicans, now says he will oppose Summers.

Media Shield Law, Which Aims to Protect Only ‘Real Reporters,’ Moves Onward to the Senate

By: Thursday September 12, 2013 1:35 pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation that would establish a federal shield law for reporters or journalists in the United States. The legislation was amended, before passing out of committee, to define who would be a “covered journalist” under the proposed shield legislation.

GOP Senators Begin Downplaying the Risk of Going Over the Debt Limit

By: Friday January 4, 2013 11:32 am

In preparation for the next fight over the debt ceiling, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is publicly downplaying the potential risk of the federal government going over its debt limit, mirroring what we heard from Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA).

Why Todd Akin Stayed, and Why it Troubles Paul Ryan

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 7:25 am

It’s not because Akin might lose to McCaskill, costing the GOP control of the Senate. It’s not because the focus on Akin might derail the careful planning for next week’s Republican National Convention. It’s not because the focus on Akin might spill over into the presidential race, forcing Romney and Ryan to talk more about social issues than the deficit, the budget, and the economy, and perhaps costing them the White House. It’s because Akin chose what Ryan did not.

Republicans Not Enamored of Buffett’s Progressive Taxation Plea

By: Wednesday August 17, 2011 8:59 am

If this is the best they’ve got, this childish “If you like high taxes rates so much, why don’t you marry them?” argument, they don’t have much at all. Hilariously, some flak at Heritage tries the idea that Buffett “downplays the role taxation plays in investment decisions.” Because what would Warren Buffett know about investment decisions?

DCCC: We Can’t Recruit Candidates If Medicare Cut in Debt Limit Deal

By: Friday July 8, 2011 5:15 pm

If Obama cannot be swayed, House Democrats will have the choice: do they want to remain in the minority for the foreseeable future? Or did they run for office for some reason other than personal enrichment in their post-Congress lobbying careers?

Nobel Economist Hints NYT Propaganda Against Public Pensions Can’t Be Trusted

By: Friday January 21, 2011 4:30 pm

It appears the NYT worries it may lose the fact-free deficit hysteria propaganda market to the Washington Post, so today’s Times has a front page article suggesting public employee retirements benefits are so out of control we need to push states into bankruptcy.

Public Office Means Responsibility

By: Sunday November 7, 2010 8:12 am

The country that has so benefited in civilizing effects and prosperity from the education given veterans by Ralph Yarborough’s Cold War G.I. Bill of Rights just voted against those who want to bring it back from the gutter it’s been pitched into. That’s hard to understand. I’ll just be proud of what we could do, and wait for an electorate to redevelop for the treasures we have in our hands.

DREAM Now Recap: The Ghost of Virgil Goode Possesses the Republican Party

By: Saturday August 7, 2010 12:00 pm

The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands of young people, American in all but paperwork, to earn legal status, provided they graduate from U.S. high schools, have good moral character, and complete either two years of college or military service. With broader comprehensive immigration reform stuck in partisan gridlock, the time is now for the White House and Congress to step up and pass the DREAM Act!

Follow Firedoglake
CSM Ads advertisement