Mail.com: John Cornyn https://www.mail.com/people/16948-john-cornyn.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: John Cornyn https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/people/16948-john-cornyn.html Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director https://www.mail.com/news/world/5197736-cornyn-will-stay-senate-wont-fbi-director.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. John Cornyn has told the Trump administration he isn't interested in serving as FBI director, the second member of Congress to take himself out of the running this week. Cornyn, a former Texas attorney general and judge on the state supreme court, was interviewed for the position after President Donald Trump abruptly fired James Comey last week. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:53:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5197736-cornyn-will-stay-senate-wont-fbi-director.html 2017-05-16T20:53:00Z AP Source: Garland happy on bench, no interest in FBI job https://www.mail.com/news/world/5197428-ap-source-garland-happy-bench-interest-fbi-job.html WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime friend of Judge Merrick Garland tells The Associated Press that Garland is happy in his job and has no interest in leaving the judiciary to head the FBI. The comment came Tuesday after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he recommended that President Donald Trump nominate the federal appeals court judge for the post. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 17:18:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5197428-ap-source-garland-happy-bench-interest-fbi-job.html 2017-05-16T17:18:00Z GOP candidate for FBI says no special counsel for inquiry https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5195154-gop-candidate-fbi-special-counsel-inquiry.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. John Cornyn, one of several candidates President Donald Trump is considering to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, sees no need for a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Last year, though, Cornyn said an independent prosecutor was necessary to investigate Democrat Hilla... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5195154-gop-candidate-fbi-special-counsel-inquiry.html 2017-05-16T07:39:00Z Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5191638-clapper-us-govt-under-assault-trump-comey-firing.html WASHINGTON (AP) — American democracy is "under assault" on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in U.S. elections and possible ties with the Trump campaign. As Trump works to fast-tra... Mon, 15 May 2017 06:13:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5191638-clapper-us-govt-under-assault-trump-comey-firing.html 2017-05-15T06:13:00Z Trump considering numerous candidates for FBI director https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5189778-trump-considering-numerous-candidates-fbi-director.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering more than a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. White House officials said Friday the president was moving expeditiously to find an interim FBI director along with a permanent repl... Sun, 14 May 2017 02:34:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5189778-trump-considering-numerous-candidates-fbi-director.html 2017-05-14T02:34:00Z The Latest: Trump says 'fast decision' may come on FBI chief https://www.mail.com/news/world/5190196-latest-trump-fast-decision-fbi-chief.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's search for a new FBI director (all times local): 8:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says "a fast decision" might be made on selecting a new FBI director, possibly by late next week. Trump leaves Friday for his first foreign trip as president. He tells reporters ... Sun, 14 May 2017 00:22:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5190196-latest-trump-fast-decision-fbi-chief.html 2017-05-14T00:22:00Z Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new FBI director https://www.mail.com/news/world/5190182-trump-fast-decision-fbi-director.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new FBI director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first foreign trip since taking office. "Even that is possible," Trump told reporters when asked whether he could announce his nominee by Friday, when he is scheduled to leave for the Mideast ... Sat, 13 May 2017 23:15:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5190182-trump-fast-decision-fbi-director.html 2017-05-13T23:15:00Z Trump: Possible FBI Pick by Next Week https://www.mail.com/news/world/5190642-trump-fbi-pick-week.html President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new FBI director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first... Sat, 13 May 2017 16:25:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5190642-trump-fbi-pick-week.html 2017-05-13T16:25:00Z Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5188224-commencement-speech-no-2-senate-republican-cancele.html WASHINGTON (AP) — A commencement address by the No. 2 Senate Republican was canceled Friday after opposition from students at the historically black university where he was scheduled to speak. The cancellation of Sen. John Cornyn's planned Saturday address at Texas Southern University came just days after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was booed and heckled as she delivered... Fri, 12 May 2017 17:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5188224-commencement-speech-no-2-senate-republican-cancele.html 2017-05-12T17:40:00Z Senate conservatives: Ease Obama health care law protections https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5185900-senate-conservatives-ease-obama-health-care-law-pr.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative senators are pushing to diminish insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law as Senate Republicans try fashioning legislation overhauling the nation's health care system. Their ideas include erasing Obama consumer protections, such as barring higher premiums for people with pre-existin... Thu, 11 May 2017 22:22:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5185900-senate-conservatives-ease-obama-health-care-law-pr.html 2017-05-11T22:22:00Z Democrats once blamed Comey; now they're defending him https://www.mail.com/news/world/5180222-democrats-blamed-comey-theyre-defending.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting with Hillary Clinton herself, Democrats have blamed James Comey for her loss to President Donald Trump. And yet when Trump fired the FBI director, those same Democrats rushed to defend him. "Twilight zone," Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook wrote on Twitter. "I was as disappointed and frustrated as anyone at how the email in... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:43:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5180222-democrats-blamed-comey-theyre-defending.html 2017-05-10T08:43:00Z Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5175010-health-care-fight-shifts-to-senate-where-gop-wants.html WASHINGTON (AP) — It took blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week. Don't expect the process to be less arduous in the Senate, though more of the angst in that more decorous chamber will likely be behind closed doors. No one expects a new bill to be written quickly, but Senate Majorit... Mon, 08 May 2017 23:20:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5175010-health-care-fight-shifts-to-senate-where-gop-wants.html 2017-05-08T23:20:00Z GOP health victory may be fleeting as wary Senate awaits https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5169040-gop-health-victory-fleeting-wary-senate-awaits.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans wasted no time on Friday showing they have little use for the House bill to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act amid fears among Americans that people already sick won't be able to get affordable insurance. "I'm going to read the House bill, find out what it costs and where I find good ideas there, wh... Sat, 06 May 2017 00:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5169040-gop-health-victory-fleeting-wary-senate-awaits.html 2017-05-06T00:54:00Z Clashes in Venezuela as Maduro starts constitutional rewrite https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5162306-clashes-venezuela-maduro-starts-constitutional-rew.html CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of protesters were met with plumes of tear gas in Venezuela's capital Wednesday, just a short distance from where President Nicolas Maduro delivered a decree kicking off a process to rewrite the polarized nation's constitution. Surrounded by top-ranking socialist officials, a riled-up Maduro told supporters dressed in r... Wed, 03 May 2017 23:58:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5162306-clashes-venezuela-maduro-starts-constitutional-rew.html 2017-05-03T23:58:00Z Republicans in position to reshape federal bench https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5138468-republicans-position-to-reshape-federal-bench.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships — and reshape some of the nation's highest courts. Democrats have few ways to stop them. The Republican opportunity comes with the GOP in control of Congress and the White House, about 120... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:18:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5138468-republicans-position-to-reshape-federal-bench.html 2017-04-24T07:18:00Z Trump advisers: US seeks to fight IS and oust Syria's Assad https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5102840-trump-advisers-us-seeks-to-fight-oust-syrias-assad.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser on Sunday left open the possibility of additional U.S. military action against Syria following last week's missile strike but indicated that the United States was not seeking to act unilaterally to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad. In his first televised interview, H.R. McMaster pointe... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:07:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5102840-trump-advisers-us-seeks-to-fight-oust-syrias-assad.html 2017-04-10T00:07:00Z The Latest: Trump, Japan's Abe talk about Syria, North Korea https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5103042-latest-trump-japans-abe-talk-syria-north-korea.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments in the aftermath of the U.S. airstrikes in Syria (all times EDT): 2:35 p.m. President Donald Trump has spoken with the Japanese prime minister about the recent U.S. missile strikes in Syria as well as about North Korea. The White House says in a statement on Sunday that the... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 18:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5103042-latest-trump-japans-abe-talk-syria-north-korea.html 2017-04-09T18:51:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5101050-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Tim Kaine, D-Va. ... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 06:57:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5101050-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-04-08T06:57:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5100500-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Tim Kaine, D-Va. ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 23:19:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5100500-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-04-07T23:19:00Z Dems claim votes to block Gorsuch; GOP will override them https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5085968-dems-claim-votes-to-block-gorsuch-gop-will-overrid.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats claimed the votes they needed Monday to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, but the victory was only fleeting, setting up a historic showdown with Republicans who intend to rewrite Senate rules and muscle Neil Gorsuch onto the high court. The coming fight was assured as the bitterly divided Judiciary Committee... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 05:22:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5085968-dems-claim-votes-to-block-gorsuch-gop-will-overrid.html 2017-04-04T05:22:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5082408-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley; Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz.; Dmitry Peskov, press secretary to Russian President Vladimir Putin. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Senat... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 07:14:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5082408-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-04-01T07:14:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5081550-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley; Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz.; Dmitry Peskov, press secretary to Russian President Vladimir Putin. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Senat... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:45:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5081550-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-03-31T21:45:00Z White House adviser Kushner, senator talk criminal justice https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5078096-white-house-adviser-kushner-senator-talk-criminal.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley met with White House adviser Jared Kushner about criminal justice reform Thursday, giving supporters a small sign of encouragement that the issue could be revived under President Donald Trump. The bipartisan effort to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system would have revised 1980s... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:27:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5078096-white-house-adviser-kushner-senator-talk-criminal.html 2017-03-30T18:27:00Z McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off high court https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5071322-mcconnell-confident-dems-wont-gorsuch-high-court.html WASHINGTON (AP) — A showdown loomed over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Tuesday as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to more than 25. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Gorsuch would be confirmed next week regardless of the Democratic opposition. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, wa... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5071322-mcconnell-confident-dems-wont-gorsuch-high-court.html 2017-03-28T21:30:00Z Ryan says House to revisit health care, offers no details https://www.mail.com/news/world/5070166-ryan-house-to-revisit-health-care-offers-details.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he's going to give battered House Republicans another crack at a health care overhaul. But he offered no timeline, and leaders haven't resolved how to overcome the deep GOP divisions that crumpled their legislation last week in a humiliating retreat for themselves and President Donald Trump. "We are all goi... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:53:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5070166-ryan-house-to-revisit-health-care-offers-details.html 2017-03-28T15:53:00Z Finger-pointing on Hill as GOP assesses health bill loss https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5069198-finger-pointing-hill-gop-assesses-health-bill-loss.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Monday pointed fingers and assigned blame after their epic failure on health care and a weekend digesting the outcome. The divisions, coming on top of House Republicans' inability to deliver on a priority they all share — repealing and replacing "Obamacare" — raised serious questions about whether they will be able to achieve th... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5069198-finger-pointing-hill-gop-assesses-health-bill-loss.html 2017-03-28T01:59:00Z High court nominee: I'll be unbiased or 'hang up the robe' https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5049788-high-court-nominee-unbiased-hang-up-robe.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch pledged to be independent or "hang up the robe" as the U.S. Senate began rancorous hearings Monday on President Donald Trump's conservative pick to fill a Supreme Court seat that has been vacant for more than a year. Gorsuch sought to take the edge off Democratic complaints that he has favored the wealt... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5049788-high-court-nominee-unbiased-hang-up-robe.html 2017-03-20T21:37:00Z GOP senator complicates Trump, Ryan efforts on health care https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5043638-gop-senator-complicates-trump-ryan-efforts-health.html WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the loudest critics of GOP health legislation is not a Democrat or even a conservative rebel, but a Republican loyalist and staunch defender of President Donald Trump. Freshman Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas is not known for clashing with leadership or plotting with conservative trouble-makers in the House, as Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5043638-gop-senator-complicates-trump-ryan-efforts-health.html 2017-03-17T18:59:00Z Back at the Capitol, Texas congressmen wrap up road trip https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5039666-capitol-texas-congressmen-wrap-up-road-trip.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 36 hours after it started, the bipartisan road trip has ended and two Texas congressmen are back at work. Republican Rep. Will Hurd and Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke started their trip in San Antonio Tuesday morning and have livestreamed the entire ride on Periscope and Facebook Live, calling their trip a bipartisan town hall. They put on their ties ... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:20:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5039666-capitol-texas-congressmen-wrap-up-road-trip.html 2017-03-15T23:20:00Z It's a congressional road trip _ and stab at bipartisanship https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5036424-its-congressional-road-trip-_-stab-bipartisanship.html WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a congressional road trip — and a stab at bipartisanship. Two Texas congressmen — a Democrat and a Republican — are livestreaming their 1,600 mile drive from San Antonio to Washington, talking to constituents as they sit in traffic and even hit the burger drive-thru. Republican Rep. Will Hurd and Democratic Rep. B... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5036424-its-congressional-road-trip-_-stab-bipartisanship.html 2017-03-14T22:06:00Z