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Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

...Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has been working on legislation that could reduce some mandatory minimums. Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island are backing a bill that would steer lower-risk inmates...
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Obama AG nominee up for confirmation

...existing abortion spending prohibitions would not be curtailed.The final language, negotiated by Reid and Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Patty Murray, D-Wash., would resolve that issue by establishing two sources of money for the...
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'Death panels' myth refuses to die

...charge of bureaucratic "death panels" was back, polluting the debate. For example, when Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn was asked on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" the next morning whether the House bill has any changes "with regard to...
Outside editorial: Open government

...information they released. The Open Government Act of 2007, originally sponsored by Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, would change that and give the sneered-at and too-easily-stymied Freedom of Information Act (FOIA...
Congress should raise debt ceiling

...the short term, Washington must simultaneously control it in the long term. We're thrilled that Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn and California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein have a plan to do that by dealing with the growth in guaranteed programs...
Honestly, Alberto, we don't trust you

...enough to drive a Humvee through. It was, after all, Sen. Arlen Specter who said Gonzales was not credible, Sen. John Cornyn who called his testimony "deplorable," Sen. Chuck Grassley who accused him of changing his story, Sen. Norm Coleman...
Who will suit up for the GOP in 2012?

...Carolina, who has ideas and is a fighter; Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, who is thoughtful but needs zing; and Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who is principled but needs an issue to be identified with. LANNY J. DAVIS, special counsel to President...
Outside editorial: A step forward for open government, new media in their government," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who sponsored the bipartisan legislation with Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. No doubt, some bureaucrats will continue to try to deny the public access to information. But our hope...
Eye-for-an-eye filibuster stops Dem nominee

...subsidies, job training, and a robust earned income tax credit." "I must have missed that," Republican Sen. John Cornyn, a former Texas state supreme court justice, said dryly in floor remarks just before the filibuster vote. It wasn't...
Counsel: Prosecutors overzealous in Stevens litigation

...its own internal investigation of the prosecution team, which department officials said is nearing completion.Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a former state attorney general, asked how senators can believe the Justice Department's assertion...


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