John Cornyn

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid Calls Cornyn’s Immigration Amendment A ‘Poison Pill’

Senators prepared Monday for the first votes in the full Senate on a landmark immigration bill, readying amendments on contentious issues including border security, back taxes and health care coverage.


Even with a recent press conference from Washington State Sen. Patty Murray discussing the Susan G. Komen Foundation's recent reversal to fund breast exams at Planned Parenthood, the issue has caused a stir among President Obama and the Republican presidential nominees. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Abortion, Birth Control Grab Political Spotlight

A high-ranking official resigned from the Komen breast-cancer charity after its backtracking treaty with Planned Parenthood, and Republican presidential candidates blistered the Obama administration for a recent ruling on Catholic hospitals and contraception.