Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

John Cornyn's file


Republican from Texas

John Cornyn is a U.S. senator from Texas, former Texas attorney general and former justice on the Texas Supreme Court. He earlier served as a Bexar County state district judge.

Cornyn's statements by ruling

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John Cornyn's website

Recent statements involving John Cornyn

Recent stories featuring John Cornyn

Were Donald Trump, John Cornyn 'draft dodgers'?

In 2014, we found no substance to a claim John Cornyn dodged the draft.


Did Donald Trump dodge? PolitiFact just lofted a jump ball.




NEW: See our story showing tweets from the 2015 global fact-checking summit in London, HERE.

In Context: Barack Obama's call for a veterans hospital in the Rio Grande Valley

Greg Abbott’s fresh mention of Barack Obama made us wonder.


Nearly seven years ago, did candidate Obama promise Texas a veterans hospital in the Rio Grande Valley?

Super Bowl = more sex trafficking?

PolitiFact considers claims around the Super Bowl--including whether sex trafficking steps up this time every year.


And Texan John Cornyn figures into two fresh fact checks.

John Cornyn's flawed claim about jobs and Keystone XL pipeline

A reader urged us to check John Cornyn's recent claim about jobs created since the Texas leg of the Keystone XL pipeline began flowing oil.


Cornyn, turns out, was referring to construction jobs that no longer exist.

Republicans rolled in Texas; not everyone fact-checked yet

John Cornyn and Greg Abbott were among the Republicans who won every race for statewide office again -- the kind of sweep that Texas voters have touched off every year since 1996.


We've got work ahead. Not all the winners have extensive Truth-O-Meter report cards.