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    10/23/2014 6:29:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/14 | Tony Lee
    Texas' two Republican Senators disagree on what Republicans should prioritize if the party regains control of Congress. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is considering a 2016 presidential run and is seen as the conservative voice in Congress, wants Republicans to try to repeal Obamacare and stop President Barack Obama's executive grants of amnesty. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who may become Majority Whip if the GOP wins a net of six Senate seats this year, believes Republicans will only win the White House in 2016 if conservative stalwarts like Cruz water down their bold conservatism and compromise. Cornyn recently said "that...
  • Texas Senate: Cornyn (R) 50%, Alameel (D) 29%

    10/06/2014 5:41:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Incumbent Republican John Cornyn remains a near certainty for reelection to the U.S. Senate in Texas. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Texas Voters shows Cornyn with 50% support to Democratic challenger David Alameel’s 29%. Six percent (6%) like another candidate in the race, and 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 840 Likely Voters in Texas was conducted on October 1-2, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports....
  • John Cornyn for re-election to Senate (because he'll be a Grand Conciliator...)

    10/03/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 10/3/14 | EXPRESS-NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD
    We do not always agree with Texas Sen. John Cornyn, and, as he is in Senate leadership, it’s difficult not to lay some of the blame at his feet for the gridlock that has seized Congress. We recommend him for re-election nonetheless, based on a long record of achievement — but also on a hope. Through his decades of public service to Texas as a state district judge, a state Supreme Court justice and attorney general, we’ve seen a John Cornyn who might not have been as comfortable as he appears today in the Beltway’s toxic politics. This, of course,...
  • On immigration, Cornyn sees focus on border security in GOP-run Senate (Amnesty after E-Verify)

    09/29/2014 12:38:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/29/14 | Todd J. Gillman
    Republicans will remain focused on a security-first approach to immigration if they win control of the Senate, Sen. John Cornyn said Monday. “Our Democrat friends want to eat dessert before they eat their vegetables on immigration. I just don’t think that’s going to work,” he said. -snip- “Is a Republican-controlled Congress going to pass a quick pathway to citizenship? No,” he said. “But would there be an opportunity to vote on — once border security was addressed, once the visa overstay was addressed and an e-verify system put in place, is there way then to look at how do we...
  • Cornyn takes ‘let’s make a deal’ stance on border crisis

    08/04/2014 12:28:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 8/1/14 | NOLAN HICKS
    Unlike many of his fellow Republican lawmakers, U.S. Senator John Cornyn sounded a conciliatory note when talking about the border crisis in San Antonio on Friday afternoon. He complimented the federal government on its response along the border and treatment of the children who have immigrated from Central America, said that he would be open to compromise on his controversial — but bipartisan — proposal that would require the children have a hearing before an immigration judge within seven days of entering the country; and added that he would not touch President Barack Obama’s current policy that allows children of...
  • Sen. John Cornyn and Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Visiting Rio Grande Valley Border

    08/01/2014 9:01:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/1/14 | Sara Carter
    Two Department of Homeland Security officials confirmed with TheBlaze that Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske are attending a briefing at the McAllen Border Patrol Station in the Rio Grande Valley Sector. -snip- Just minutes after TheBlaze posted the story, Cornyn tweeted that he was in fact, at the border facility for an update on the crisis.
  • Cornyn, Cuellar push bipartisan border bill (Amnesty weasel John Cornyn alert)

    07/28/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    KSAT ^ | 7/28/14 | RJ Marquez
    Pair proposed Humane Act to handle influx of minors at border The deadline is looming for a solution to the illegal immigration surge at the border. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, continued to pitch their bi-partisan proposal on Sunday. The pair proposed a bill called the Humane Act, which they say could mean a quicker resolution for many unaccompanied minors crossing the border. Under the bill, U.S. Border Patrol agents would be allowed to ask children from Central America whether they choose to return home, the same question they ask those from Mexico. That question is...
  • Many undocumented N. TX kids miss first immigration hearing (18 out 20 illegals no-shows)

    07/23/2014 6:58:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Fox DFW ^ | 7/23/14 | Natalie Solis
    President Obama has said most of the undocumented children in the U.S. from Central America will not be allowed to stay. The process of deciding which ones will stay and which ones will go is often decided in court, but Tuesday, 18 of 20 undocumented children failed to show up to their first immigration hearing in Dallas federal court. That’s an unusually high number that raises concerns that it could be a trend.
  • Ted Cruz Drafting Border Crisis Bill

    07/16/2014 4:46:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 16, 2014 6:11 PM | Joel Gehrke
    I’m hearing from Senate sources that Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is writing an alternative to the border crisis bill proposed by Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) and Representative Henry Cuellar (D., Texas). A “central feature” of Cruz’s bill will be a reversal of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to one Senate source.Republicans in both chambers agree that the surge of children from Central America was caused by Obama’s 2012 announcement of DACA, a policy under which the federal government does not deport people who would have qualified for the DREAM Act, a bill that never...
  • ‘Border is NOT open to illegal migration,’ Obama’s Homeland Security chief says

    07/06/2014 6:13:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/6/14 | ADAM EDELMAN
    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said the President would ‘stem this tide’ of illegal immigration but was repeatedly unable to offer specifics on how Obama’s forthcoming executive actions — announced last week but still vague — would help improve the immigration crisis in the U.S. Just days after pledging to reform federal immigration policies through a series of executive actions, the Obama administration made it clear Sunday that the U.S. border is “not open” to undocumented immigrants. “Our message to those who come here illegally: Our border is not open to illegal migration and we are taking a number of steps...

    06/11/2014 4:40:46 AM PDT · by Nickname · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jun 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. John Cornyn criticized President Obama for creating a “human magnet” with his unlawful approach to immigration enforcement, but admitted that Americans had a duty to care for the children that were flooding into the country. “They need to be taken care of, I mean they’ve been left, basically dumped at America’s doorstep, and we need to treat them compassionately we need to make sure they get the care they need,” Cornyn explained to reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Challengers for US Texas Senate Seat Claim Support for Immigration Enforcement Controls (Cornyn MIA)

    02/21/2014 6:31:37 AM PST · by jimbo123
    Gilmer Mirror ^ | 2/15/14 | Gilmer Mirror
    Houston,Tx. Texas challengers seeking the US senate seat of incumbent, Senator John Cornyn have responded to our survey on immigration enforcement strategies. The exceptions INCLUDE Linda Vega, immigration attorney and Senator John Cornyn. Stop the Magnet is pleased with the results of those participating. According to founder, Liz Theiss, "it shows that they are aware that enforcing illicit hiring practices is key to defeating this ongoing problem.” In a question which has not been considered by politicians but is the final question of the survey, the candidates are asked whether businesses which are utilizing unvetted and illegal workers should be...
  • Chamber of Commerce backs Cornyn in primary (Update: Will formally endorse Cornyn in Texas on 2/21)

    02/20/2014 5:17:27 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/10/13 | Cameron Joseph
    The Chamber of Commerce will back Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in his reelection campaign, helping him in his surprise primary against Tea Party-aligned Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas). ‎"Senator Cornyn is a conservative champion for the American free enterprise system. He has a proven record on issues important to the business community and has received a 90 percent lifetime voting record with the U.S. Chamber," Chamber National Political Director Rob Engstrom said in a statement. "The Chamber is proud to stand with him." The endorsement is the latest example of establishment conservative and business groups stepping up for Republicans facing right-wing...
  • Cornyn: 2014 and beyond about ‘mitigating Obama policies’ (from yesterday's Cornyn-Rove rally)

    02/17/2014 9:18:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | Glenn Evans
    The senior senator from Texas predicted little movement in Congress for the rest of the year on immigration reform, or much of anything, during a campaign stop in Longview Sunday. “I think this is going to be about mitigating the policies of the president,” Republican Sen. John Cornyn said, noting the GOP needs a net six-seat gain to win control of the Senate. “We’ll be in strategic position to mitigate some of the harm of some of those policies.” Cornyn brushed off a recent, milder push-back on Obamacare to “mend it, don’t end it.” “You can’t actually update the policies...
  • TexasGOPVote Blogger Endorsements: Dwayne Stovall for Senator (Cornyn opponent)

    02/11/2014 6:33:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    October 23, 2013 Freedom Works via Texas GOP Vote ^ | October 23, 2013 2/10/14 | By Joshua Withrow Shirley Freedom Works copied by Spellerberg
    It's time to term limit Senator Cornyn. There is no need to pass a term limit amendment to the Constitution If mandatory term limits were in place, then John Cornyn would be out of a job this election. It is up to the voters to effect term limits on long-term incumbents. This is especially true when the incumbent has too often followed the establishment party line of increasing the federal debt, even before Obama was elected. According to Freedom Works here are the ten worst votes cast by Senator Cornyn: 1. Cornyn Voted to Let Harry Reid Fund ObamaCare (2013,...
  • Cornyn backers set benefit with Rove, McCoy

    02/10/2014 1:05:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Kilgore News Herald ^ | 2/5/14 | JAMES DRAPER
    Second-term U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s influence as Minority Whip is key for Texas and for the Republican Party, says a longtime friend and fundraiser. Longview’s Dr. John Coppedge has known the former Texas Attorney General for more than two decades and is once again sounding the fundraising call as Cornyn seeks a third term in office in November – partnering with other East Texas politicos, he’s putting together a Feb. 16 rally featuring the Texas senator alongside renowned GOP strategist and political pundit Karl Rove and country music star Neal McCoy.
  • Cornyn plans campaign stop in Longview (with Karl Rove)

    02/10/2014 12:41:04 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/8/14 | Glenn Evans
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is returning to Longview for a fundraiser that aims low at the wallet but high on attendance. “What we’re trying to do with this event is something I don’t think, typically, has been done before,” said John Coppedge, a Longview doctor. “We wanted to have an event that was fun and afforded the opportunity for a lot more people to participate in the process.” Political fundraisers, particularly for national office candidates, tend to be those $1,000-a-plate soirées that most people just hear about. Coppedge said the one planned for Feb. 16 is designed to draw as...
  • Savior or Saboteur? A Texas Senator Shakes Up the Immigration Debate (Cornyn Amnesty Flashback)

    02/10/2014 7:42:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/14/13 | ASHLEY PARKER
    One week into the Senate’s immigration floor fight, Senator John Cornyn of Texas has emerged as one of the most polarizing figures on the issue: a Republican leader from a border state brandishing a border security plan that he says is meant to salvage the measure but that is seen by others as a surreptitious attempt to scuttle it. -snip- One thing is certain: the role of Mr. Cornyn, who has snowy white hair and a visage that looks more British tea-sipper than Texas two-stepper, is sure to have ramifications for him in the Republican leadership, in the Senate itself...
  • Editorial: How to make the most of this opening on immigration reform (Cornyn Loves Amnesty)

    02/10/2014 7:14:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/31/14 | Editorial Board
    Last week was an important one for the future of immigration reform. Tuesday, President Barack Obama made the issue a component of his State of the Union speech — and never mentioned the word comprehensive. Thursday, House Republicans opened their three-day retreat by unveiling a set of immigration principles that could set the foundation for legitimate immigration reform. Suddenly, there seems to be genuine momentum for a solution. Of course, we’ve heard all this before. But this time, there seems to be a recognition by Republicans that the 11 million who operate outside our laws and institutions somehow need to...
  • Longshot Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall draws some tea party support (Cornyn opponent)

    02/10/2014 6:56:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/9/14 | NICK SWARTSELL
    Dwayne Stovall, a Republican primary candidate for Senate, will drive across Texas to tell you he’s more conservative than Sen. John Cornyn and tighter with the tea party than Rep. Steve Stockman. A former oilfield worker and business owner from Cleveland, Texas, Stovall is one of seven primary challengers for Cornyn’s seat. With just a few weeks until the March 4 primary, he’s crisscrossing the state and reaching out online, having some success raising funds and gaining supporters. While the outspoken Stockman has claimed the title of the tea party candidate, some tea party groups are going with Stovall, who...