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  • ** FILE ** Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican (Associated Press)

    Senate tells Justice: No tax dollars for gunrunning programs

    An amendment offered by a Texas Republican to prohibit taxpayer funds from being used by the Justice Department to conduct gunrunning investigations similar to the failed "Fast and Furious" operation passed unanimously Tuesday in the Senate with bipartisan support.


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    MILLER: A reptile messes with Texas

    A five-inch reptile has enough power in its tiny claws to hurl thousands of Americans into unemployment lines. It shows how the greenie Obama administration places a higher value on sand-dune lizards than it does on domestic energy production and jobs.


  • **FILE** Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican

    Senator blasts promotions for ATF's 'Fast and Furious' supervisors

    A senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday described as "inconceivable" a Justice Department decision to promote key ATF personnel who oversaw the controversial "Fast and Furious" weapons investigation that allowed hundreds of guns to be walked into Mexico to new positions in Washington.


  • **FILE** Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican

    Promotions of 'Fast and Furious' officials draw Texan's wrath

    A senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday described as "inconceivable" a Justice Department decision to promote key Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) personnel who oversaw the controversial "Fast and Furious" weapons investigation that allowed hundreds of guns to be walked into Mexico.


  • Illustration: Economic mayday by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: Obama out of ideas, Americans out of luck

    The flatlining Obama economy is at the tipping point of another recession. Economic growth has plunged to a near standstill, consumer spending has hit the brakes and the pace of job layoffs is rising.


  • Public corruption "is a problem across this country," says Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, co-sponsor of a bill to strengthen exisiting laws applying to misconduct in office. "Our citizens deserve to be governed by the rule of law, not the rule of men." (Associated Press)

    Bill targets public corruption

    Bipartisan legislation giving prosecutors new tools to identify, investigate and prosecute criminal conduct by public officials - including an extension of the statute of limitations and an increase in maximum penalties - was approved Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.


  • Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, who co-sponsored the Military and Overseas Voter Empowering Act, is pressing for its strict enforcement. (Associated Press)

    Cornyn faults Justice on efforts to enforce troops' voting rights

    A key Senate Republican on Tuesday pressed the Justice Department to step up its enforcement of a 2009 law that requires states to provide absentee ballots to military service members and their families 45 days before elections.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican (Associated Press)

    Cornyn: Last-minute budget plan would be irresponsible

    Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, said Sunday it would be irresponsible for President Obama to present a last-minute proposal in the budget debate.


  • Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican (AP Photo)

    GOP reaffirms stand against tax increase

    Two top congressional Republicans reiterated Sunday that tax increases would not be a part of any debt-ceiling deal with President Obama.


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