Cornyn Will Oppose Larry Summers for Fed Chair

By: Friday September 13, 2013 7:45 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. From the Huffington Post: John Cornyn, the number two Republican [...]

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

By: Friday January 4, 2013 9:08 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. In a new Op-Ed Cornyn compared going over the debt limit to only a partial government shutdown. From Cornyn: Over the next few months, we will [...]

Remember When Republicans Thought It “Wrong for a Partisan Minority” to Stop a Judicial Nominee?

By: Thursday May 19, 2011 3:17 pm

Even though judicial nominee Goodwin Liu received the support of a majority of senators today, he will not yet be confirmed to the bench because over 40 Republicans joined in a filibuster to stop his confirmation. This is a good time to remember that a mere six years ago, most Senate Republicans thought it unacceptable [...]

Big Bad John Runs Into The Buzzsaw

By: Saturday June 28, 2008 7:12 am

Republican Sen. John Cornyn, in a race within the margin of error currently with Democratic challenger Rick Noriega, put out an ad so comical, so utterly ridiculous, that it had to be spoofed (yes, this ad above was real). So the Noriega team took care of it, by actually pointing out “Big Bad John’s” real record while showing his own ad just for comic value.

One last point, can we get a

Sen. Cornyn Vulnerable In Texas

By: Thursday June 26, 2008 11:30 am

As if the National Republican Senatorial Committee Needed any more bad news. There is, um, more bad news. A new poll out of Texas shows the Senate race in a dead heat, with Republican incumbent John Cornyn with 38%, Democratic challenger Rick Noriega at 36% and 24% undecided.

Only 23% of Texans think the country is headed on the right track.

With recent news that the Obama Campaign is going to

“We didn’t give a fraction in Iraq…We gave 100 percent.”

By: Tuesday May 20, 2008 6:37 am

This is a quote from an Iraqi vet about both John Mccain and John Cornyn’s (R-TX) opposition to the updated and bipartisan GI Bill sponsored by Jim Webb (D-VA) and Chuck Hagel (R-NE). John McCain’s “alternative” would only provide “a fraction” of the benefits. His argument is essentially that it would hurt military retention, because it is too generous.Yes, you wouldn’t want to be too genererous to veterans now would you.