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Democrats request FBI investigation into massage parlor founder who met Trump – live

Four House committees asked FBI to investigate ‘credible allegations of ‘potential human trafficking’ and ‘unlawful foreign lobbying’ Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.54pm GMT Some sparring between Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro and Senator John Cornyn, who he considering challenging for his Senate [email protected] - I’m the one who called you last week to ask you to vote for my bill against giving away hundreds of miles of Texas land to the federal government in a Washing...
Tags: Texas, Republicans, Washington, Senate, US, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, John Cornyn, Daily Beast, Joaquin Castro


Vulnerable 2020 Senate Republicans Stick With Trump On Border Declaration

A dozen Senate Republicans voted to end President Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday. But those with the most to lose from Trump’s unpopularity stood by their man. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only one of the Senate Republicans who face potentially tough 2020 reelection races broke with Trump on the vote. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), David Perdue (R-GA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) all voted to protect his emergency declaration....
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Trump, Democratic, Donald J Trump, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Gardner, Cory Gardner, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Sen Susan Collins, John Cornyn, Martha McSally


Wendy Davis Says She’s Considering Texas Senate Run If Castro Sits Out

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wendy Davis of Texas said Tuesday she is considering a U.S. Senate run in 2020 but is waiting to see whether another high-profile Democrat, Rep. Joaquin Castro, goes through with challenging Republican incumbent John Cornyn. Davis hasn’t run for office since badly losing the governor’s race in 2014 following her star-making filibuster of an anti-abortion bill in the Texas Capitol, catapulting her into the national spotlight and making her a prominent voice for women’s righ...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Senate, Austin, House, Davis, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Castro, The Associated Press, U S Senate, Joaquin, Julian Castro, Texas AP, Wendy Davis


Rep. Joaquin Castro ‘seriously’ considering Texas Senate run

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas is acknowledging that he will “seriously consider” running for U.S. Senate in 2020 against Republican John Cornyn. His campaign on Friday confirmed Castro’s interest a day after his twin brother, Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, told The Associated Press his sibling is mulling a challenge […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Nation, Associated Press, Castro, U S Senate, Austin Texas, Julian Castro, Texas Senate, John Cornyn, Joaquin Castro


Dem Candidate Julian Castro Says Twin Brother May Run Against Sen. Cornyn

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro said Thursday that his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas, is considering a big run of his own in 2020 — a bid for U.S. Senate against Republican John Cornyn. “He’s considering that, but he really has not made a decision about whether he’s going to do that. I would imagine he would make a decision at some point soon,” Julian Castro told The Associated Press during a campaign stop in Nevada. In Texas, no clear rival has y...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Ap, Gop, Associated Press, Las Vegas, Nevada, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Trump, Rourke, Julian Castro, Cornyn


Brother: Rep. Joaquin Castro mulling run against Sen. Cornyn

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro said Thursday that his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas, is considering a big run of his own in 2020 — a bid for U.S. Senate against Republican John Cornyn. “He’s considering that, but he really has not made a decision about whether he’s going […]
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, Ap, Nation, Las Vegas, Julian Castro, John Cornyn, Joaquin Castro, Sen Cornyn


O’Rourke: Announcement Coming ‘Soon’ On ‘A Decision’

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) on Wednesday teased an announcement about how he “can best serve our country,” as part of a Dallas Morning News report that he will likely run for President. “Amy and I have made a decision about how we can best serve our country,” O’Rourke told the paper. “We are excited to share it with everyone soon.” Unnamed “people close” to O’Rourke told the Morning News, in the paper’s words, that he will “likely will announce a campaign for president soon.” The paper r...
Tags: News, Senate, Ted Cruz, Dallas Morning News, Amy, Rourke, John Cornyn, Matt Shuham, Beto O'Rourke, 2020 Democratic Primary


While Waiting On Beto O’Rourke, Other Dems Eye Taking On GOP Sen. John Cornyn

O'Rourke is expected to soon say whether he's running in 2020— and for what.
Tags: News, Gop, Rourke, John Cornyn, Beto O'Rourke


GOP Rep.: ‘Republicans Would Be Going Nuts’ if Obama Had Declared Emergency to Bypass Congress

Representative Mike Simpson (R., Idaho) cast his fellow congressional Republicans as hypocrites on Tuesday for supporting President Trump's national-emergency declaration after repeatedly attacking the Obama administration's executive overreach.> GOP Rep Mike Simpson, on what’s different now from exec overreach by Obama: > “Nothing. I mean I’ll be real honest, if Obama had done this Republicans would be going nuts. That’s just the reality. Even if Obama had the authority to do it just ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Gop, Alaska, House, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Nebraska, Michigan, Republican, Susan Collins


Kevin McCarthy: Trump ‘Has the Authority’ to Fund Border Wall through National Emergency

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy asserted Tuesday that President Trump is acting within his executive authority in declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall and said the Republican minority in the House would support him.“The president has the authority to do it and we will uphold him,” McCarthy told The Daily Caller when asked about the national emergency Trump declared earlier this month in order to unilaterally secure funding for a wall on the southern border.Mc...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, America, Maine, Alaska, House, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Nebraska, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Vietnam


Big Pharma Gives Big Money to the Senators Who Will Question Drug Company CEOs Today

The CEOs of America’s largest drug companies will testify on Capitol Hill today. But will U.S. senators really hold their feet to the fire after taking so much money from those same drug companies?Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, News, America, Chuck Grassley, Capitol Hill, Livestream, Donald Trump, Bill Cassidy, Ron Wyden, Mark Warner, Cordcutters, Rob Portman, Sheldon Whitehouse, Big Pharma, Maggie Hassan


GOP Senator John Cornyn’s Weird Shoutout To Mussolini Backfires Spectacularly

The Texas lawmaker says he was trying to warn Americans about socialism by quoting the fascist dictator.
Tags: Texas, News, Gop, Mussolini, John Cornyn


Democrats Reject Push To Alert ICE When Illegal Immigrants Fail Firearm Background Checks

Fox News: Democrats this week approved legislation to require background checks for essentially all sales and transfers of firearms — but rejected GOP-led efforts to amend the legislation to alert law enforcement authorities when gun buyers, including illegal immigrants, fail those background checks. The House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the bill 23-15, in a strict party-line vote, sending it to the House floor. If approved by the full House, the bill would be the most significant gun...
Tags: Florida, Congress, Senate, Military, Gop, House, Arizona, Gun Control, Fox News, Lindsey Graham, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Gabby Giffords, John Cornyn, Greg Steube, Steube


Beto Kerouac Hits The Road Again: Heads For Wisconsin, Illinois

As Beto O’Rourke nears a decision on 2020 (he plans to announce by the end of the month), he’s heading to Wisconsin and Illinois to visit with students and speak at an event according to a Thursday Politico report.  The last time O’Rourke took a road trip, he wrote introspective blog posts to mark his progress. He held a rally across the street from President Donald Trump’s this week in El Paso, trumpeting a different vision of immigrant inclusion. O’Rourke has not made any decisions about hi...
Tags: News, Wisconsin, Illinois, Donald Trump, El Paso, TX, John Cornyn, O'Rourke, Chuck Schumer D NY, Wisconsin Illinois, Beto O'Rourke, Kate Riga, Beto Kerouac


Why Donald Trump is set to declare a national emergency to build his wall - and what will happen next

Donald Trump is poised to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his US-Mexico border wall without congressional approval. The White House said the US president would sign a spending bill that would avert a government shutdown, but which only provides $1.375 billion for border barriers or fencing - far from the $5.7 billion Mr Trump wants. "President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action - including a nation...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Cnn, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Pentagon, Defence


Senator Beto? O’Rourke Meets With Schumer To Talk 2020 Senate

Beto O’Rourke met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) last week to discuss taking on Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in 2020, according to a Wednesday Politico report. Cornyn is seen as vulnerable after O’Rourke’s surprisingly competitive bid against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in 2018. The senator has already amassed the largest war chest of any of his peers. “We’ve gotten complacent,” Cornyn told Politico. “The tectonic plates shifted in Texas in 2018 and I think everybody realized we need to...
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, Politico, BETO, Sen Ted Cruz R TX, TX, Rourke, Schumer, Cornyn, John Cornyn, O'Rourke, Wednesday Politico, Chuck Schumer D NY, Beto O'Rourke, Kate Riga


Cornyn blasts ‘bureaucrats’ for delaying post-Harvey funding

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Senate’s No. 2 Republican is blasting the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget for failing to release nearly $4.4 billion in recovery funding to Texas after Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Majority Whip John Cornyn says he has repeatedly met with federal officials: “I’m running out of patience with OMB.” […]
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, Ap, Nation, Trump, Austin Texas, Harvey, Cornyn, OMB, Office of Management and Budget, John Cornyn


Competing bills to reopen government fail to pass Senate – live updates

Democratic and Trump-backed proposals fall short in SenateMichael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate intelligence committeeSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 9.09pm GMT In the absence of progress there is movement, literal movement, from the floor of the Senate to the Majority Leader’s office.Schumer just said on the floor that he had been summoned to McConnell's office. https://t.co/Z2KcP6SABx 8.58pm GMT Summing up the day’s events:We’re right where we started when we got here to...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Schumer, McConnell, John Cornyn, Texas Continue, US federal government shutdown 2019, SenateMichael Cohen


Rift Over NRA Highlights Fundamental Divide among Gun Owners

Some of us would argue with that. Strenuously. Others would decry that as “NRA bashing.” And the gap is only getitng wider. (NRA Facebook photo) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- A recent series of AmmoLand articles reveals deep divisions between Second Amendment advocates and their perceptions of the National Rifle Association. Comments under the articles show emotional divisions among readers, with the vitriol on display one would generally expect to be reserved for gun-grabbers. I’ve seen some rea...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Obama, California, United States, Marco Rubio, Resistance, Hillary, Association, Nra, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre, Fairfax Virginia, David Codrea, John Cornyn, Election Committee


‘Foul,’ ‘Glum,’ ‘Like I’m Gonna Strangle You’: The Mood On Capitol Hill Is Grim

Lawmakers are at the end of the their rope with the prolonged government shutdown, sinking into a miasma of despair as reopening the government seems like an increasingly remote possibility. According to a Thursday Politico report, one senator took to gallows humor. When a reporter asked how he was feeling, he retorted: “I feel like I’m gonna strangle you.” Democrats are at a loss: they won’t fold on the wall money, and President Donald Trump seems totally dismissive of any other potential fa...
Tags: News, Politico, Alaska, Donald Trump, Trump, John Cornyn, Gerry Connolly D Va, Lisa Murkowski R AK, Kate Riga


William Barr: “The Single Most Important Thing We Can Do In Gun Control”

CNSNEWS.com: (CNSNews.com) – “In 1994, you said that gun control is a dead end,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told Attorney General-nominee William Barr at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. “Do you still believe that prudent controls on weapons won’t reduce violent crime?” Feinstein, a staunch gun control advocate, asked him. “I think that the problem of our time is to get an effective system in place that can keep dangerous firearms out of the hands of mentally ill people,” Barr replied....
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Military, Gun Control, Dianne Feinstein, Trump, Nra, Feinstein, Calif, PAUL, John Calvin, Barr, Heller, John Locke


AG Nominee William Barr on Second Amendment During Confirmation Hearings ~ VIDEO

AG Nominee William Barr on Second Amendment During Confirmation Hearings U.S.A. -( Ammoland.com )- On January 15, just a little before 5 p.m. Senator John Cornyn asked Attorney General nominee William P. Barr about his views on the Second Amendment. The question and answer were recorded as part of C-SPAN coverage of the nomination process. The question and answer, with some more commentary by Senator Cornyn occur from about 4:56:33 to 5:00:04 on the C-SPAN timer.  There is a transcript on t...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Attorney General, China, Court, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Second Amendment, McDonald, AG, Cornyn, Barr


AG Nominee William Barr on Second Amendment During Confirmation Hearings

AG Nominee William Barr on Second Amendment During Confirmation Hearings U.S.A. -( Ammoland.com )- On January 15, just a little before 5 p.m. Senator John Cornyn asked Attorney General nominee William P. Barr about his views on the Second Amendment. The question and answer were recorded as part of C-SPAN coverage of the nomination process. The question and answer, with some more commentary by Senator Cornyn occur from about 4:56:33 to 5:00:04 on the C-SPAN timer.  There is a transcript on t...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Attorney General, China, Court, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Second Amendment, McDonald, AG, Cornyn, Barr


NRA Applauds Sen. Cornyn for Introducing Reciprocity Legislation

Opinion John Cornyn Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On behalf of our more than 5 million members across the country, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded the introduction of S. 69, The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019, sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (TX). “The current patchwork of state and local gun laws is confusing and can cause the most conscientious gun owner to unknowingly run afoul of the law when they are traveling ...
Tags: Guns, America, District Of Columbia, Cox, Fairfax, Sen John Cornyn, John Cornyn, NRA-ILA, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Chris W Cox, Sen Cornyn, National Concealed Carry Reciprocity


GOP rejected Obama’s executive reach but accepts Trump’s

By LISA MASCARO | AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and — relying on what he called his pen and his phone — used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build his promised border wall with Mexico, many Republicans are uneasily cheering him on. The potential use o...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Alabama, Barack Obama, Georgia, Sport, Austin


AP Bungles Fact Check: ‘It Takes Two To Tango,’ But This Is Trump’s Shutdown

The Associated Press earned a virtual tongue-lashing Tuesday night after declaring that the ongoing partial government shutdown — spurred by President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall money — was equally the fault of the President and congressional Democrats. “It takes two to tango,” read a tweet from the AP’s Politics account late Tuesday. AP FACT CHECK: Democrats put the blame for the shutdown on Trump. But it takes two to tango. Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for his border wall...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Ap, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, TX, Ryan, Oval Office, Paul Ryan R WI


GOP Sens To Trump: We Won’t Trash Legislative Filibuster To Pass Wall Funds

Several Republican senators sent a clear message to President Donald Trump on Friday: We won’t “go nuclear” and eliminate the legislative filibuster to get you money for your long-sought border wall. Without the legislative filibuster, legislation could pass the Senate with a simple majority of support, rather than requiring Republican leadership to corral the 3/5ths of the chamber currently necessary to end debate and move on to a vote. Trump tweeted Friday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Republican, Donald Trump, Jeff Flake, Cnbc, Mitch, Trump, Hatch, TX, Donald J Trump, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, John Cornyn, Jeff Flake R AZ


Shutdown Drama Appears To Be Almost Over

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn emerged from a lunch with GOP senators and with Vice President Mike Pence and told me that President Trump will sign a stop-gap to keep government open.“He will sign a clean CR,” he said — Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 19, 2018 [Author: David Taintor]
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, Trump, Mike Pence, John Cornyn, Livewire, David Taintor


Cornyn: ‘If There Is’ A Plan To Eschew Shutdown ‘I’m Not Aware Of It’

Republican congressional leaders have thus far been unsuccessful in their attempts to convince President Trump to ease up on demands for his border wall funding in order to avoid a shutdown at the end of the week, The Washington Post reported. And top Republicans, like incoming Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) are fresh out of ideas for a compromise. “If there is (a plan to avoid shutdown), I’m not aware of it,” Cornyn said following a meeting with Senate Republican leadership Monday n...
Tags: Post, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Mitch McConnell, Trump, Cornyn, Senate Republican, Ky, John Cornyn, Nicole Lafond, Post No Senate Republican


Latest developments and discussions surrounding FIRST (baby) STEP Act

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary released this press statement titled "Senate & House Lawmakers Release Updated First Step Act."   Here are key passages and links from the release: A bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers today released revised text of the First Step Act to continue building support for criminal justice reform. This update was brokered by the White House and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both chambers of Congress. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan have...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, White House, Fbi, Paul ryan, Mitch McConnell, Trump, Tom Cotton, Republican U S, Senate judiciary, John Cornyn, Senate House, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, National Governor 's Association