Latest John Cornyn News

Seven years later, still no trial for Texas AG Ken Paxton

May. 23, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Not many people charged with felony crimes go seven years without ever standing trial. One of them is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The twists and turns of how the Republican, who is on the cusp of winning the GOP nomination for a third term Tuesday, has...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 23, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 22, 2022. Editorial: Abbott and ERCOT should face facts: The grid isn’t fixed It’s been almost a year since Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed that he and state lawmakers did “everything that needed to be done” to prevent electricity...

Cornyn: Texas AG Ken Paxton's legal woes an 'embarrassment'

May. 19, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas on Thursday blasted one of his party's top leaders back home, calling the mounting pile of accusations and legal woes Attorney General Ken Paxton faces an “embarrassment" just days before a primary runoff election. ...

McConnell: Finland, Sweden 'important additions' to NATO

May. 15, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that Finland and Sweden would be “important additions” to NATO as he led a delegation of GOP senators to the region in a show of support against Russia's aggression. McConnell also called on President Joe...

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

May. 14, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops were withdrawing from around Ukraine’s second-largest city after bombarding it for weeks, the Ukrainian military said Saturday, as Kyiv and Moscow's forces engaged in a grinding battle for the country’s eastern industrial heartland. ...

McConnell, GOP senators meet Zelenskyy in surprise Kyiv stop

May. 14, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a delegation of GOP senators met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv during an unannounced visit Saturday, delivering the latest show of American solidarity with the country at war with Russia. “Our...

Biden signs Ukraine bill, seeks $40B aid, in Putin rejoinder

May. 10, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European allies. ...

Senate passes bill to boost security for Supreme Court

May. 09, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed legislation Monday to beef up security for Supreme Court justices, ensuring they and their families are protected as the court deliberates abortion access and whether to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The bipartisan bill, which...

Biden signs Ukraine bill, seeks $40B aid, in Putin rejoinder

May. 09, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Monday as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European allies. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 02, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

Austin American Statesman. May 1, 2022. Editorial: The GOP’s rhetoric isn’t solving any problems at the border State Rep. Matt Krause, a Fort Worth Republican, made headlines last month when he asked Attorney General Ken Paxton to issue an opinion on whether Texas...