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  • Tom Cotton For Defense Secretary?

    11/16/2016 1:21:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 11/16/16 | Katie Pavlich
    Army veteran and Republican Senator Tom Cotton was reportedly seen at Trump Tower in New York City Wednesday, fueling speculation he is being considered as the next Secretary of Defense. Cotton has been a staunch opponent of the Iran nuclear deal and has been critical of President Obama's foreign policy and national security positions. Senator Jeff Sessions and former Senator Kelly Ayotte, who lost her re-election bid last week, are also reportedly being considered for the position.
  • Oldest textile dyed indigo blue found [6200 yrs]

    09/14/2016 8:25:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 09/13/2016 | Staff
    George Washington University researcher has identified a 6,200-year-old indigo-blue fabric from Huaca, Peru, making it one of the oldest-known cotton textiles in the world and the oldest known textile decorated with indigo blue. Credit: Lauren Urana The discovery marks the earliest use of indigo as a dye, a technically challenging color to produce. According to Jeffrey Splitstoser, lead author of a paper on the discovery and assistant research professor of anthropology at the George Washington University, the finding speaks to the sophisticated textile technology ancient Andean people developed 6,200 years ago. "Some of the world's most significant technological achievements were...
  • Gingrich wins Western straw poll for Trump running mate

    07/04/2016 2:20:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won Sunday’s Republican vice presidential straw poll of attendees at the Western Conservative Summit. Mr. Gingrich, who took 194 votes, for 20 percent of the 985 votes cast, was followed by Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, who spoke Saturday at the three-day conference and took 148 votes, or 15 percent. Rounding out the top five were three former Republican presidential candidates: ex-Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas....
  • Senator Admits The FBI Is "About To Ask Putin For His Copies Of Hillary's Emails"

    07/03/2016 10:43:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | July 3, 2016
    It is well known that the FBI still does not have roughly 30,000 emails that Hillary Clinton deleted from her private server due to Clinton categorizing them as personal and not work related. We have also reported that Russia may be in possession of those emails, and according to Judge Andrew Napolitano, there is a debate going on in the Kremlin about whether or not to release them. Given that the FBI still doesn't have the emails, Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton (of the US is "under-incarcerated" fame), who is a Trump supporter and also serves on the Senate Intelligence...
  • Donald Trump Considering Tom Cotton for Running Mate or Top Position in Administration

    06/25/2016 5:32:19 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 61 replies
    LITTLE ROCK,Ark.--Donald Trump said today he is possibly considering Senator Tom Cotton for a running mate or a top position in his administration. In an interview today with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, the host suggested Trump pick either Senator Cotton or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as his running mate. Trump said he can't reveal his thinking in considering his VEEP pick, but had positive things to say about Arkansas' junior senator. "I've gotten very good, you know, very good statements from Senator Cotton, who is a, you know, who I know, whose parents I know and met," Trump...
  • Tom Cotton Rips Obama's Foreign Policy Team of 'Van Drivers and Campaign Flacks ..."

    05/18/2016 7:44:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 17, 2016
    Tom Cotton Rips Obama's Foreign Policy Team of 'Van Drivers and Campaign Flacks and Failed Novelists' 'As if any of them had ever seen anything more dangerous than a shoving match ...' Arkansas senator Tom Cotton hammered the president's foreign policy staff Tuesday morning, explaining why he's become "public enemy number one at the White House" over his opposition to the Iran deal. "I guess I became public enemy number one at the White House because I'm telling the truth about the Iran deal. Look, what you just played, and some of the coverage of Ben Rhodes is what happens...
  • Sen. Cotton: White House Says One Thing In Classified Briefings, Another Thing To Public

    05/17/2016 4:23:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/17/16 | Steve Guest
    Sen. Tom Cotton ?79% alleged Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s administration officials say one thing in classified briefings with members of Congress and another thing in public to the American people. “It’s time that the administration came clean and told the American people exactly what they tell Congress in a classified setting,” Cotton insisted. Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Tuesday, Cotton said that he “became public enemy number one at the White House… because I’m telling the truth about the Iran deal.” On Monday, during the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest claimed that Cotton “time
  • ROTTEN, miserable NRSC, NRCC still using Trump to raise $$ for their own!

    05/05/2016 10:37:52 AM PDT · by AuntB · 20 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | May 5, 2016 | TheTownCrier
    ONE day! It took only one day after Trump wins...IN SPITE OF THEM...for the Republicans in the House (NRCC) and the Senate (NRSC) to scam Trump supporters into supporting their RINO candidates...NONE of which helped Trump! TTC has written about this extensively...BOTH have been doing this since Trump announced and have STOLEN likely millions of $$$ from the Trump campaign and they have NO intention of stopping...unless YOU make them! These elected traitors give NOT one rip about you or the United States of America. They care about their own little club and ripping you off to enrich themselves. This...
  • White House blasts Cotton for failed amendment on Iran nuclear deal

    04/27/2016 7:17:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/27/16 | Dave Boyer
    After Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas failed Wednesday in a bid to restrict President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, the White House decided to give the lawmaker a kick in the pants for good measure. Referring to Mr. Cotton’s amendment to stop the U.S. from purchasing heavy water used by Iran in nuclear production, White House press secretary said, “Senator Cotton is certainly no expert when it comes to heavy water. I’m confident that he couldn’t differentiate heavy water from sparkling water.” He said Mr. Cotton is focused “on undermining the effective implementation of this agreement that prevents Iran...
  • Cotton Puts His Foot Down on Iran Deal

    04/21/2016 7:31:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/21/16 | Lee Smith
    Yesterday Sen. Tom Cotton moved to block confirmation of an Obama nominee for an important post at the Department of Treasury. Adam Szubin was nominated last year to fill the position of Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, and when the Democratic Senator from Ohio Sherrod Brown pressed for a vote yesterday, the Republican from Arkansas spoke out. Cotton believes that the White House has lied to and continues to lie to the representatives of the American people about the Iran nuclear deal, specifically right now about letting Iran have access to the dollar, which the White House said...
  • Tom Cotton, Conservatives To Meet Donald Trump In Washington

    03/20/2016 9:35:46 PM PDT · by catnipman · 52 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 3/20/2016 | Ryan Anthony
    Trump called for an outright ban on Muslims entering the country, which Tom Cotton – a conservative Republican senator – said was wrong, according to POLITICO. “On Tuesday, Cotton told radio host Bill Bennett that he would not support Trump’s proposal but added that, ‘at the same time we shouldn’t allow political correctness to get in the way of recognizing that there are a large number of radical Muslims around the world who would like to come to the United States and attack Americans.’ “Asked whether that means greater outreach in the Muslim community is needed, Cotton said, ‘of course.’...
  • Cotton: Iran taking Navy boats 'humiliating'

    01/12/2016 4:25:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Tuesday evening ripped the Obama administration over its handling of Iran, saying the seizure of two U.S. Navy ships was "humiliating" to the nation and President Obama. "This kind of openly hostile action is not surprising," Cotton said during an appearance on CNN's "Situation Room" shortly after news emerged that the two ships and 10 U.S. sailors had been captured. In a statement, Cotton called for the president to demand that Iran release the sailors immediately. If Iran fails to release the U.S. sailors, he said the Iran nuclear deal should be nullified. On CNN,...
  • "Okay, Baby" McKinney's Cotton Pickers on Victor 23000 (1930)

    12/13/2015 5:16:05 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Don Redman and band
    "Okay, Baby" is played by McKinney's Cotton Pickers on Victor 23000, recorded on July 29, 1930. Don Redman is the leader of this hot ensemble.
  • Wife in California massacre visited terrorist haven in Pakistan [Layyah area]

    12/05/2015 7:03:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune Review ^ | December 5, 2015 | Ishtiaq Ahmed
    ISLAMABAD - Tashfeen Malik - who the FBI says pledged allegiance on Facebook to the Islamic State before helping her husband kill 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. - was born in Saudi Arabia to a middle-class Pakistani family mainly associated with agriculture or private businesses. Her father, Gulzak Malik, previously lived in the Karor Lal Esan locality of District Layyah in Pakistan's tumultuous Southern Punjab province. Tashfeen Malik, 27 years old when she was killed Wednesday in a rented SUV in a shootout with law enforcement, went to that province several years ago to study pharmacy in Multan city...
  • AIPAC WILL HOLD FUNDRAISERS FOR SENATORS WHO VOTED FOR IRAN NUKE DEAL

    10/24/2015 5:07:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Then again, how could they not. Otherwise the only senator they could fundraise for would be Tom Cotton. AIPAC backed the Corker bill. So did most Republicans. Everything else was political theater. AIPAC played its part to get publicity, and then it's back to business as usual, fundraising for people who voted to let Iran go nuclear. Steve Rosen, a former foreign policy director for Aipac, told me his former organization will be inclined to work with Democrats rather than turn them into enemies. "There is no question Aipac lay leaders will in the future be holding fundraisers for Democrats...
  • Uzbeks Reportedly Forced to Glue Cotton Back Onto Bushes to Please Prime Minister

    10/17/2015 3:12:20 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    VICE News ^ | October 16, 2015 | 9:50 am | Liz Fields
    Amid a sustained human rights campaign to end the mass forced labor surrounding Uzbekistan's annual cotton harvest, farmers in the eastern province of Ferghana are saying that they were enlisted to reattach picked cotton onto the bolls of bushes to feign a picturesque snowy-white landscape ahead of an anticipated visit by the country's prime minister, Shavkat Mirzayev. The governor of Ferghana is said to have called for hundreds of men and women to undo the back-breaking work of picking cotton — the nation's main export — and glue the fiber back onto plants that would be seen along Mirzayev's expected...
  • Senators demand Obama's Syria strategy (Tom Cotton joins Fiorina on no-fly zones)

    10/02/2015 5:09:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/2/15 | Kristina Wong
    Senators are calling on President Obama to clarify his strategy on Syria, after Russia ignored repeated U.S. warnings and began bombing rebel groups there this week to shore up the Assad regime. -snip- Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), one of the administration's biggest foreign policy critics, called on the administration to take stronger measures. "We should establish no-fly zones in Syria and make it clear that any aircraft that enters those zones will be shot down,” he said.
  • NEW VIDEO: Tom Cotton hits back at Obama admin over SECRET SIDE DEALS with Iran

    07/31/2015 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/31/15 | The Right Scoop
    Tom Cotton is hitting back at the Obama administration after they mocked him on the Iran secret side deals, calling him the ‘international man of mystery’ the other day. He wants to know why they can’t get their story straight on these Iran secret side deals. Watch:
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • Establishment GOP Betrays Country Class Again; Primaries Are The Cure

    06/24/2015 4:27:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    The passage in the Republican-controlled Senate of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill has many conservatives wondering at the bizarre turn of events that has changed the historic Republican victory in the 2014 midterm elections into a series of triumphs for Barack Obama’s closing agenda. From the Republican leadership’s devious ploy to fund Obama’s executive amnesty through the “CRomnibus,” to their refusal to defund Obamacare or executive amnesty, to their treasonous adoption of the legislation to give Obama a free hand to abandon U.S. opposition to Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and now their phony “free trade” argument in favor of...
  • Man-Made Drought: A Guide To California's Water Wars

    06/13/2015 4:40:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    investors.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | REP. DEVIN NUNES
    In the summer of 2002, shortly before I was elected to Congress, I sat through an eye-opening meeting with representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council and several local environmental activist groups. Hoping to convince me to support various water restrictions, they argued that San Joaquin Valley farmers should stop growing alfalfa and cotton in order to save water — though they allowed that the planting of high-value crops such as almonds could continue. Then, as our discussion turned to the groups' overall vision for the San Joaquin Valley, they told me something astonishing:
  • Sen. Tom Cotton challenges Iran’s Foreign Minister to a debate

    04/29/2015 5:09:09 PM PDT · by yuffy · 4 replies
    twitter, US News World Reports, Senator Tom Cotton cotton.senate.gov ^ | Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:45pm | Senator Tom Cotton
    hings just got real up in here. You might remember the hubbub surrounding Sen. Tom Cotton’s so-called “47 Traitors” open letter addressed to Iranian officials. You know, the one where Cotton, et al. were proved right? Well earlier today, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (the same dude who thought it would be cute to lecture the Senate about the U.S. Constitution), took a verbal swipe at Sen. Cotton. As U.S. News and World Report writes: The Iranian foreign minister addressed the U.S. domestic political debate regarding the negotiations, referencing a letter sent by 47 Republican senators to leaders of the...
  • O’Malley: Republicans ‘Hate’ Obama More Than They ‘Distrust’ The Ayatollah

    04/12/2015 2:24:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    JP - Jewish Political News Updates ^ | April 11, 2015 | Jacob Kornbluh Share
    Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, a potential challenger to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primaries, had a word or two to say to those criticizing President Barack Obama over the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran, announced last week. “When you hate the President of the United States more than you distrust the Ayatollah then you probably shouldn’t be in the United States Senate,” O’Malley said during an interview with the Iowa Press on Saturday. He referred to the Cotton letter signed by 47 Republican Senators that was sent to Iranian leaders last month. O’Malley, who is still...
  • Tom Cotton: Bombing Iran would take 'several days'

    04/08/2015 12:06:51 PM PDT · by balch3 · 125 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2015 | eric bradner
    Washington (CNN)A U.S. military campaign against Iran's nuclear facilities would only take "several days" of bombing, Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday.
  • Cotton: Obama Is Giving Nukes to Fanatical Ayatollahs with ‘End Times’ Goal

    04/08/2015 9:28:27 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Pam Key
    This week on 102.9 KARN , Little Rock, AR’s “The Doc Washburn Show,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) was asked about the theology of the Iranian Ayatollahs who believe world chaos will start the “end of days,” which will bring a Shia messiah, called the “Twelfth Imam” to establish a global Islamic caliphate more dangerous then the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Cotton replied, “As evil and wicked as the Soviet tyranny was, we could always count on Soviet leadership to be dedicated to national survival of mother Russia. I don’t think we can count on the Ayatollahs of Iran...
  • Bill signed clearing path for Cotton presidential bid

    03/28/2015 5:17:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Associated Press, news source ^ | 10:04 p.m. CDT March 27, 2015
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas has cleared the way for Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton to run for re-election and president in five years, even though the freshman senator hasn't expressed any interest in a White House bid.
  • Who Is Tom Cotton?

    03/25/2015 3:38:54 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/24/15 at 6:45 AM | By Matt Welch
    He's "the star of the 2014 Senate class," proclaims The Washington Post. A "conservative superstar," deems The Atlantic. The "leading GOP national security hawk," says The Washington Post again. Even a "dark horse" 2016 candidate for president, says The New Republic. So just who exactly is the new letter-writing chairman of the Senate Armed Services Airland Subcommittee, and what does his prominence say about the contemporary GOP? http://www.newsweek.com/who-exactly-tom-cotton-316178?piano_t=1
  • Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton (Ted Cruz 2.0?)

    03/24/2015 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 12:10 PM | Posted By David Ramsey
    The fact that Tom Cotton is so willing to brazenly raid the Ted Cruz playbook indicates that he sees himself as a head-on rival. (Bump)
  • Cotton Calls for Lifting Spending Caps on Defense Later This Year

    03/24/2015 3:49:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 24, 2015 | BY: Daniel Wiser
    Says Congress should look at spending close to $900 billion on military in coming years http://freebeacon.com/national-security/cotton-calls-for-lifting-spending-caps-on-defense-later-this-year/
  • Obama proves Tom Cotton right

    03/22/2015 9:35:50 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 22, 2015 | 5:00 am | By Charles Hoskinson
    President Obama twice failed to honor his predecessor's signatures on free-trade deals, doing exactly what a letter from 47 Republican senators suggested the next president might do with an Iran nuclear deal not approved by Congress — refuse to honor it and demand modifications. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-proves-tom-cotton-right/article/2561838
  • Cotton's Iran Letter Turns Tables on Obama (quite well written)

    03/22/2015 4:36:16 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 22, 2015 | By Salena Zito
    Dodging raindrops and balancing bottled water and a bunch of power bars under one arm, a young man returned to his car at a Sheetz gas pump along old U.S. 40 in this western Maryland town, sandwiched between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The local public radio station blared through the open car door, reporting on the letter to Iran from 47 Senate Republicans. Adjusting his seat, he said to a traveling companion: “Good for them.” “Wait, who?” his friend asked... - (real article here) http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/03/22/cottons_iran_letter_turns_tables_on_obama_126005.html
  • Cotton gets pilloried for the truth

    03/21/2015 6:50:22 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 3 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | By RICH LOWRY Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm | By RICH LOWRY Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm
    Cotton wrote an open letter to the leaders of Iran pointing out true and obvious things about our constitutional system, and the world came crashing down on his head... http://www.columbiatribune.com/opinion/columnists/cotton-gets-pilloried-for-the-truth/article_12de794e-f5d2-53fd-8ef4-9b7a50c73662.html
  • Tom Cotton attended Club for Growth's presidential cattle show (Interesting)

    03/20/2015 5:44:08 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | March 20 2015 | Posted By Max Brantley
    A piece of paperwork turns up that indicates Sen. Tom Cotton was on hand when the Club for Growth hosted potential presidential candidates in Palm Beach, Fla., at the end of February.
  • Bravo Tom Cotton!

    03/20/2015 3:23:07 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Mar 20, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    While the Obama Administration and their allies in the Democrat Party and news media may have gotten their panties in a twist over the open letter to the Iranian leadership signed by Republican senators led by Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, those who recognize and understand the Iranian threat offer a full-throated ‘Bravo’ to the group of Republican senators for their courage to step up and be heard.
  • Sen. Tom Cotton: 'Stop Iran From Obtaining a Nuclear Weapon'

    03/20/2015 2:47:12 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 2 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 09:00 PM | By Jason Devaney
    In an opinion piece for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Sen. Tom Cotton defended his stance on wanting to keep nuclear weapons out of Iran, saying "a nuclear Iran presents too great of a threat to accept." Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Tom-Cotton-letter-op-ed-stop-Iran/2015/03/19/id/631321/#ixzz3Uuy1e0zP Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!
  • ‘Retreat is a political choice’: Tom Cotton rejects the idea that America is in decline

    03/19/2015 5:32:46 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 18, 2015 1:25pm | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday rejected the notion that America is in decline and needs to pursue a foreign policy to manage that reality, and instead argued that America is only in decline if it believes it is.
  • Arkansas Bill, Letting Candidates Run Simultaneously for Two Federal Offices, Passes Committee

    03/19/2015 4:53:54 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 4 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | cotton | Richard Winger
    On March 18, the Arkansas Senate State Agencies & Governmental Affairs Committee passed SB 803 unanimously. http://ballot-access.org/2015/03/19/arkansas-bill-letting-candidates-run-simultaneously-for-two-federal-offices-passes-committee/
  • Tom Cotton vs. Barack Obama: tale of the tape

    03/19/2015 11:16:14 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-19-15 | DrJohn
    It's a showdown. On one side of the ring, it's Barack Obama. On the other side, it's Tom Cotton. Cotton has been called a "traitor." Pretty strong stuff for a war hero. So now it's Cotton vs. Obama. Let's have a look at the tale of the tape. Tom Cotton: Born in Arkansas Barack Obama: Hawaii? OK, if you say so. Tom Cotton: Educated in US schools by his parents Barack Obama: Educated in Indonesia, abandoned by Mom, raised by typical white folk. Tom Cotton: You can see his school records Barack Obama: You can't. Tom Cotton: Earned admission into...
  • Tom Cotton: the rising star of the Republican Party?

    03/19/2015 5:01:37 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies
    THV 11 ^ | 10:27 p.m. CDT March 18, 2015 | Philip Buck, KTHV
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The state of Arkansas once again has a major player in the U.S. political landscape. Freshman Senator Tom Cotton made international headlines with his letter to Iran and seems to be embracing his role as a polarizing newcomer in the U.S. Senate.And while he's been criticized heavily for his letter to Iranian leaders undermining the current administration, there are some in Arkansas would love to see Cotton make a run at the White House. http://www.thv11.com/story/news/local/little-rock/2015/03/18/senator-tom-cotton-iran-republican-gop/24991373/
  • Tom Cotton calls for ‘global military dominance’ in maiden Senate speech

    03/18/2015 4:24:49 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18 at 1:06 PM | Mike DeBonis
    Over the course of just a few days last week, Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) went from relatively anonymous freshman senator to what seemed like the tip of every tongue in Washington -- thanks to the letter he wrote and got 46 fellow Republicans to join, warning the ruling Iranian regime to be wary of negotiating a nuclear deal with President Obama. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/03/18/tom-cotton-calls-for-global-military-dominance-in-maiden-senate-speech/
  • The Tom Cotton Letter’s Inconvenient Truth: Not even the Left is disputing its contents

    03/18/2015 6:49:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of “Death to America!” In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in such a world. But there’s more evidence. Iran, according to our State Department, has been the chief exporter of terrorism for the last three decades. It has worked closely with al-Qaeda, facilitating its attacks on America and our allies. Most of the September 11 hijackers traveled through Iran with the help of the Iranian government....
  • 77% of ABC, CBS, NBC analysis of Cotton Iran letter negative

    03/18/2015 4:30:01 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 17, 2015 | 11:03 am | By Paul Bedard
    The Big Three networks pounded Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton's warning letter to Iranian leaders on the Washington-Tehran nuclear deal with critical comments in a lopsided fashion, 77 percent to 23 percent, according to a new survey of TV coverage.
  • Notable & Quotable: How to Avoid War (Short but good, WSJ article quotes Tom Cotton)

    03/18/2015 3:52:31 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 3 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 17, 2015 7:06 p.m. ET
    rom the March 16 maiden floor speech by Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.), a veteran of the Iraq war: No leader—whether a president, a general, or a platoon leader—wishes to put his troops in harm’s way. War is an awful thing, and takes an unimaginable toll on the men and women who fight it and their families. http://www.wsj.com/articles/notable-quotable-tom-cotton-1426633598?mod=rss_opinion_main
  • Sen. Cotton Gives First Senate Speech: Ending America's Retreat, Restoring America's Military ...

    03/17/2015 6:45:37 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 3/17/2015
    Real Clear Politics Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) gives his maiden Senate floor speech on ending America's "recent experiment with retreat" and restoring America's military dominance.
  • Tom Cotton vindicated- by Senate democrats!

    03/17/2015 10:29:39 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-17-15 | DrJohn
    Tom Cotton, whose "letter" informing Iran that any binding agreement between Iran and the US would have to be approved by Congress got the young Senator slandered as a "traitor."The President accused the GOP signees of the "letter" of "making cause" with the hardliners in Iran. The GOP Senators do not want Iran to have nuclear weapons while Obama is most willing to allow it. You'll note that I include "letter" within quotation marks. It's because Tom Cotton never wrote a letter to Iran. He never sent a letter to Iran. Deroy Murdock: Either through befuddlement or deceit, many of...
  • Iran Letter Puts Cotton In National Spotlight (2 days old, but good)

    03/17/2015 4:58:13 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 3 replies
    S W Times ^ | March 15, 2015 - 4:10am | By Peter Urban
    WASHINGTON — Although he’s yet to deliver his maiden speech on the Senate floor, freshman Sen. Tom Cotton has everyone talking. The Arkansas Republican was the lead signatory on Monday of a five-paragraph letter directed at the leaders of Iran warning them that a nuclear deal under negotiation with President Barack Obama could be dead as soon as he leaves office in two years. - - See more at: http://swtimes.com/news/politics/iran-letter-puts-cotton-national-spotlight#sthash.flg9KU71.dpuf
  • Why GOP 'Insiders' Thwart Conservative Reformers

    03/17/2015 4:18:21 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7:01 AM, Mar 17, 2015 | By JAY COST
    Tom Cotton’s letter to the Iranian regime has spurred furious blowback from liberals. They want the president to cut a deal with Iran, and Cotton’s letter gets in the way; thus, they’ve engaged in a specious fight over inter-branch protocol. Never mind that the president is looking to sign an agreement with an enemy without the advice and consent of the Senate. And never mind that Democrats have made similar overtures to foreign governments before.
  • Cotton Urges Military Buildup During First Senate address

    03/17/2015 3:42:57 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies
    Times Record Online ^ | By Peter Urban Stephens Washington Bureau | March 17, 2015 - 5:06am
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., on Monday called for a major increase in military spending to counter recent declines that he says have gravely weakened the nation’s military and emboldened despots and terrorists around the globe. “The world is growing ever more dangerous, and our defense spending is wholly inadequate to confront the danger,” he said. - See more at: http://swtimes.com/news/state-news/cotton-urges-military-buildup-during-first-senate-address#sthash.GvTPEsWT.dpuf
  • Fund the military so U.S. dominates, Cotton tells peers

    03/17/2015 3:31:28 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 3 replies
    Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | Posted: March 17, 2015 at 3:21 a.m. Updated: March 16, 2015 at 10:17 p.m. | By Sarah D. Wire
    WASHINGTON -- In his first official speech on the Senate floor Monday, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton called for dramatic increases in defense spending, saying budget cuts over the past few years have left the United States military unprepared. "Our enemies and ... http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2015/mar/17/fund-the-military-so-u-s-dominates-cott/
  • Sen. Cotton: ‘Rather Than Confront Our Adversaries, Our President Apologizes’

    03/17/2015 3:03:33 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | March 17, 2015 - 4:17 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – The freshman GOP senator who catapulted into the headlines this month with a controversial letter to Iran’s leaders delivered a stinging attack on the administration’s foreign policy Monday evening, charging that it was conducting an “experiment with retreat” that has emboldened America’s foes and is deeply troubling its friends. http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/sen-cotton-rather-confront-our-adversaries-our-president-apologizes