Category Archives for John Cornyn

Louie Gohmert vs. John Cornyn?

That’s a tweet today from Michelle Smith, state director for the Texas chapter of Concerned Women of America. The religious-right/tea party wing of the Texas GOP apparently thinks U.S. Sen. John Cornyn isn’t conservative enough. So they’ve been begging for East Texas Congressman Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert to run against him the Republican Primary next […]

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Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, one of the nation’s most strident far-right groups, on Friday praised Texas Sen. John Cornyn for trying to amend a proposed federal ban on assault weapons by exempting women who are victims of domestic violence. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted down Sen. Cornyn’s amendment, which would have exempted women granted protective […]

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Texas Sen. Cornyn’s Crocodile Tears

The debate over federal budgeting and debt doesn’t fall within the mission of the Texas Freedom Network, but we admit to being a bit puzzled when we read Texas Sen. John Cornyn’s Houston Chronicle op-ed column about the urgent need to rein in government spending. From his column (emphasis added): If we don’t reduce spending […]

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U.S. Senate Republicans Cite Home-Schoolers for Rejecting Treaty on Rights of the Disabled

Texas Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison joined with other fellow Republicans today in voting down ratification of an international treating protecting the rights of the disabled. Ratification failed 61-38. It needed 67 votes to pass. Talking Points Memo describes the treaty: “The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities essentially makes the […]

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Akin’s Claims Not New in Texas

You might want to sit down for this one: Todd Akin’s claim that a raped woman’s body will somehow shut down a pregnancy before it even happens is not supported by science. (I know, you’re shocked.) And, ironically, one of the most prominent elected officials now calling for Akin to step aside is endorsed by […]

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Common Ground for the Right and Gays?

Last weekend offered two prime examples of how the political right’s treatment of gay and lesbian Americans is increasingly incoherent. As we reported last month, Texas Senator John Cornyn agreed to speak at a September 21 national fundraising event for the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR), an organization of gay Republicans. LCR has been working to […]

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John Cornyn and Gay Republicans

Here’s something not many folks expected to see: Republican Texas Senator John Cornyn will speak in September at a national fundraiser for Log Cabin Republicans, an organization for gay GOP members. John Cornyn? The same guy who opposes same-sex marriage and the repeal of the ban on gay and lesbian members in the military? Yeah, same guy. […]

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