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After Record $5 Billion Pollution Settlement, Oil Company Still Has Friends On Capitol Hill
A joint fundraising committee controlled by Republican Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn received contributions exclusively from executives of the independent oil and gas company Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission.
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Cornyn seeks to ease backlog of untested rape kit exams
Sen. John Cornyn on Tuesday embraced rape survivor Lavinia Masters, who discussed the attack she suffered at her West Dallas home at age 13. Sen. John Cornyn called Tuesday for Congress to renew a federal program that gives grant money to local law enforcement agencies to help battle a backlog of untested rape kit examinations.
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Losing Their Unemployment Benefits Didn't Help These People Find Work
Since long-term federal benefits expired in December, some congressional Republicans have opposed reauthorizing the aid by arguing that former recipients will be more encouraged to find work without the help.
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The Obama administration is tightening its control over intelligence and limiting officials' interactions with reporters.
Judicial Watch Sues HHS for Obamacare Navigator Records
HHS reportedly has hired 50,000 navigators to assist applicants enrolling in Obamacare health care plan at a cost of $67 million to taxpayers.
Cornyn calls for broad probe into Obamacare spending, fundraising
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is calling for a broad investigation into spending and fundraising to help promote Obamacare after a report released Monday raised new questions about the White House's involvement in persuading private entities to donate to the effort.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Sen. Cornyn Slams Eric Holder's Push for 'Smart Guns'
Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas has fired off a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers about his plan for a $2 million congressional study on "smart guns."
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Editorial: Greg Abbott takes poll position
If Texas Tech University's numbers are any indication, the race for Texas governor won't be all that competitive.
Keller family fights for adoptive children to be released from Congo
The pictures, which they carefully place in frames and put on the mantel, give the Keller couple a glimpse into their children's lives halfway around the world, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Poll says Ted Cruz is the most popular Texas politician
Cruz has a 47 percent approval rating - better than both Rick Perry and John Cornyn, with only 35 percent who disapprove of him.
Facebook keeps D.C. in the loop as it launches big new location...
Your MT-er has the report on the social networking giant's effort to ease privacy worries on its new product: "The public first learned Thursday about Nearby Friends, which lets Facebook users who turn on the feature see in real-time how close they are physically to their online compatriots.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
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President Obama said Thursday more than 8 million Americans selected a private health plan through his signature health overhaul, topping the most recent tally by a half-million people and offering the president an opportunity to blast Republicans for criticizing his efforts.
Texas Tech Survey: Abbott to Win Texas Governor, Voter ID Law Didn't...
If the election for Texas governor were held today, a majority of Texans would pick Greg Abbott, according to a poll of voting-age Texans conducted by undergraduate students at the Earl Survey Research Lab at Texas Tech University.
Cornyn Statement on the West Anniversary
U.S. Senator John Cornyn issued a following statement on the one year anniversary of the explosion in West, TX.
TX-Sen: Could John Cornyn be vulnerable?
The other day, Public Policy Polling released a poll of Texas showing Republican Greg Abbott leading Democrat Wendy Davis 51-37.
Donald Trump makes donation to Ted Cruz
Hotel magnate Donald Trump donated $5,000 to Sen. Ted Cruz's leadership PAC in January, according to new campaign records.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
El Paso Times
Kesha Rogers, Houston activist, running for U.S. Senator without Democrats' support
Houston activist Kesha Rogers is running for U.S. Senator as a Democratic candidate who wants to impeach President Barack Obama, also a Democrat.
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Senate Leaders Quarrel Over E-Filing Bill That Could Save Taxpayers $500,000 Annually
Millions of Americans e-filed their income taxes Tuesday, but when senators submitted required reports about their campaign fundraising and expenses, most ignored computers in favor of paper.
Ted Cruz backs T.W. Shannon with first Senate primary endorsement of 2014
"T.W. Shannon is a strong Constitutional conservative who will fight for individual liberty and help turn our country around," Cruz said in a statement distributed by Shannon's campaign.
Cruz fundraising falls post-shutdown
Ted Cruz's fundraising dropped sharply in the early months of 2014 after peaking during the government shutdown, a signal that his central role in that fight was a boon to his campaign finances.