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January 29, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed President Obama's nomination of Eric H. Holder Jr. for attorney general, 17-2, with all but two Republicans in agreement. The holdouts were John Cornyn of Texas and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. The Senate could vote as early as today to confirm Holder as the first African American to lead the Justice Department. Holder has served as a federal prosecutor, judge, U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia and deputy attorney general under President Clinton.
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March 4, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
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 kick off the 2014 campaign season with themes that will play out across the country this year. Cornyn is one of a host of incumbent GOP senators facing tea party opponents -- though his is not among the seats believed most threatened -- and Bush is one of several candidates trying to parlay family ties into elective office.
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NEWS
January 29, 2013 | By Paul Richter and Michael Memoli
WASHINGTON   - The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to confirm Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) as the next secretary of State, filling a crucial national security spot in President Obama's second-term Cabinet. The 94-3 vote clears the way for Kerry to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton after she steps down Friday. Kerry, who will become America's 68th top diplomat, failed to win only three Republican votes  - those of Sens. John Cornyn and Rafael “Ted” Cruz, both of Texas, and Sen. James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma.  A spokesman for Cornyn said Kerry supported liberal positions that most Texans oppose.
NEWS
March 4, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
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 winner as early votes showed the incumbent winning more than 6 in 10 votes. Stockman, a Houston-area congressman, drew national attention for walking out on President Obama's last State of the Union address and calling for his impeachment.
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Ten Republican senators have called on President Obama to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its troubled website. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and nine other senators told Obama they were concerned not only with the botched rollout of healthcare.gov, but the implementation of the broader law, which they all oppose. Dozens of House Republicans have also pushed for Sebelius' dismissal.
NATIONAL
April 19, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
WEST, Texas - About 60 people remained unaccounted for after the explosion at a fertilizer plant here, but authorities remain hopeful that number reflects not a significant loss of life but the difficulty of tracking down people who have been hospitalized or who may have taken shelter with others. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) revealed the number of missing Friday after visiting the area devastated by the explosion. Cornyn was joined by two congressmen, and the three lawmakers described the damage inflicted by the blast at West Fertilizer Co. on Wednesday night.
NATIONAL
May 7, 2013 | By Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - As a sweeping immigration bill moves forward in the Senate, Republicans are demanding stronger border security measures than those agreed upon during four months of bipartisan negotiation. The process of toughening the bill could win additional votes from the GOP, but there is also a risk of losing Democratic support if the amendments go too far. "If, in fact, the American people can't trust that the border is controlled, you're never going to be able to pass this bill," Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, the top Republican on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, told four officials from the Department of Homeland Security during a hearing Tuesday.
NATIONAL
November 8, 2012 | By Kim Geiger, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Come January, women will hold 20 of the 100 seats in the Senate, the largest number in history, and white males will probably no longer be a majority in the House Democratic caucus. Those shifts reflect the growing electoral power of women and minorities, and the Democratic Party's determination to harness that energy to build a diverse coalition. The gains made by women in the Senate were the first achievement noted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada when he discussed the election results at a news conference Wednesday.
NEWS
March 4, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
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 winner as early votes showed the incumbent winning more than 6 in 10 votes. Stockman, a Houston-area congressman, drew national attention for walking out on President Obama's last State of the Union address and calling for his impeachment.
NEWS
March 4, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
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 kick off the 2014 campaign season with themes that will play out across the country this year. Cornyn is one of a host of incumbent GOP senators facing tea party opponents -- though his is not among the seats believed most threatened -- and Bush is one of several candidates trying to parlay family ties into elective office.
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Ten Republican senators have called on President Obama to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its troubled website. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and nine other senators told Obama they were concerned not only with the botched rollout of healthcare.gov, but the implementation of the broader law, which they all oppose. Dozens of House Republicans have also pushed for Sebelius' dismissal.
NATIONAL
May 7, 2013 | By Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - As a sweeping immigration bill moves forward in the Senate, Republicans are demanding stronger border security measures than those agreed upon during four months of bipartisan negotiation. The process of toughening the bill could win additional votes from the GOP, but there is also a risk of losing Democratic support if the amendments go too far. "If, in fact, the American people can't trust that the border is controlled, you're never going to be able to pass this bill," Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, the top Republican on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, told four officials from the Department of Homeland Security during a hearing Tuesday.
NATIONAL
April 19, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
WEST, Texas - About 60 people remained unaccounted for after the explosion at a fertilizer plant here, but authorities remain hopeful that number reflects not a significant loss of life but the difficulty of tracking down people who have been hospitalized or who may have taken shelter with others. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) revealed the number of missing Friday after visiting the area devastated by the explosion. Cornyn was joined by two congressmen, and the three lawmakers described the damage inflicted by the blast at West Fertilizer Co. on Wednesday night.
NEWS
January 29, 2013 | By Paul Richter and Michael Memoli
WASHINGTON   - The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to confirm Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) as the next secretary of State, filling a crucial national security spot in President Obama's second-term Cabinet. The 94-3 vote clears the way for Kerry to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton after she steps down Friday. Kerry, who will become America's 68th top diplomat, failed to win only three Republican votes  - those of Sens. John Cornyn and Rafael “Ted” Cruz, both of Texas, and Sen. James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma.  A spokesman for Cornyn said Kerry supported liberal positions that most Texans oppose.
NATIONAL
November 8, 2012 | By Kim Geiger, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Come January, women will hold 20 of the 100 seats in the Senate, the largest number in history, and white males will probably no longer be a majority in the House Democratic caucus. Those shifts reflect the growing electoral power of women and minorities, and the Democratic Party's determination to harness that energy to build a diverse coalition. The gains made by women in the Senate were the first achievement noted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada when he discussed the election results at a news conference Wednesday.
NATIONAL
January 29, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed President Obama's nomination of Eric H. Holder Jr. for attorney general, 17-2, with all but two Republicans in agreement. The holdouts were John Cornyn of Texas and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. The Senate could vote as early as today to confirm Holder as the first African American to lead the Justice Department. Holder has served as a federal prosecutor, judge, U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia and deputy attorney general under President Clinton.
NATIONAL
June 1, 2009 | Peter Wallsten
Since the introduction last week of Sonia Sotomayor, Republican senators wary of attacking the first Latino Supreme Court nominee have lashed out at conservatives in their party who branded the would-be justice a racist and have even predicted a smooth confirmation.
NATIONAL
May 5, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush's gubernatorial records are subject to the state's open public records law even though they are housed at his father's presidential library, state Atty. Gen. John Cornyn ruled. Bush placed his records in his father's George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University. That library is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration and is not subject to the state Open Records Act.
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