The Big Conversation:
Despite big losses for Republicans last week, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn today will likely take on his most powerful role in the party yet.
Republicans in the Senate are expected to elevate Cornyn to the position of minority whip, the GOP's No. 2 spot in the upper chamber, during the party's congressional leadership elections this morning.
Cornyn — who is running unopposed for the position after Sen. John Thune of South Dakota abandoned a possible bid — will take on the new role a week after the party lost two Senate seats. The National Republican Senatorial ...