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  • 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 · 25 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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 ...
  • Sen. Cotton: ‘Rather Than Confront Our Adversaries, Our President Apologizes’

    03/17/2015 3:03:33 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies ^ | March 17, 2015 - 4:17 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – 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.
  • Tom Cotton’s Aggressive Goal for America: ‘Global Military Dominance’

    03/16/2015 5:14:29 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 16, 2015 7:18pm | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Monday called on the United States to return to the military might and capability it had in the 1980s — a plan that he acknowledged would be more expensive, but one that would ensure the safety of Americans, restore U.S. military leadership, and stop inviting power struggles around the world that increasingly seem to befuddle the Obama administration.
  • Obama Subverts Constitution to Achieve Iran Deal (yet more, Administration bashing Tom Cotton...)

    03/16/2015 4:37:38 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies ^ | 16 Mar 2015 | by Ben Shapiro
    Over the weekend, top Democrats went berserk over Senator Tom Cotton’s (R-AR) open letter to the Iranian regime warning them that President Obama’s executive agreement with them was not the final legal word. Obama said at the Gridiron Dinner, “You don’t diminish your office by taking a selfie. You do it by sending a poorly written letter to Iran. Really. That wasn’t a joke.”
  • The Cotton Letter Was Not Sent Anywhere, Especially Not to Iran

    03/16/2015 1:21:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | March 16 2015 | DEROY MURDOCK
    Before U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and 46 of his GOP colleagues are frog-marched to the gallows and hanged for treason, one vital point of confusion must be cleared up. Say what you will about the Republicans’ open letter “to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” The Cotton/GOP letter regarding Tehran’s atom-bomb talks with Obama was not sent to the ayatollahs. Had Cotton & Co. actually delivered their communiqué to Iran’s mullahs — perhaps via a Swiss diplomatic pouch or something even more cloak and dagger — their critics would be on less swampy ground in calling...
  • The Tom Cotton letter usefully highlights Leftist stupidity

    03/16/2015 8:52:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies ^ | 3-13-2015 | Bookworm
    I side with the people who think that Tom Cotton and the 46 senators who joined with him in an open letter to apprise the Iranians about the way our Constitutional system works did the world a great service. As I’ll discuss at greater length below, the letter is a simple, beautifully written exposition about the American Constitution and its effects. In addition, it’s a wonderful honey pot for calling stupid Progressives out of their dark caves and exposing their ignorance to bright sunlight.The Cotton letter is really nothing more than an elegant primer about the balance of powers and...
  • Four Reasons Why the Left Loathes Senator Cotton's Letter to Iran

    03/16/2015 8:07:38 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 15 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-03-16 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "That a short letter penned by an Iraq War veteran and signed by 46 of his colleagues in the Senate would earn the ridicule, scorn and derision of the left, while generating wobbliness among the more politically craven members of the right, is a testament to its virtue. The primarily pedagogic letter’s detractors have invoked the Logan Act, signing a petition calling for the prosecution of the letter’s signatories on grounds of treason. But little could be further from treasonous than publicly opposing a policy that legitimizes and empowers a mortal enemy of America and her interests. Worse still, legislators...
  • Bolton PAC Takes Aim at GOP Isolationism (and, says would have signed Tom Cotton's letter)

    03/16/2015 4:26:19 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 16, 2015 5:00 am | Alana Goodman
    Bolton said he is open to running for president in 2016 but has not yet made a final decision. (that is interesting)
  • Tom Cotton Proves: History is Wasted on the Old (Bob Schieffer vs Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR))

    03/16/2015 3:41:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 15 Mar 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Bob Schieffer could barely contain his outrage at Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) for daring to warn the Iranian leadership that any nuclear deal would have to be ratified by the Senate, under the U.S. Constitution, to be binding.
  • Tom Cotton Explains Iran Letter to Bob Schieffer

    03/15/2015 2:57:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    weejly standard ^ | 3/15/15 | Daniel Halper
    Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas explained the reasoning behind the letter he and 46 other senators sent to Iran about the nuclear deal this morning on CBS. Watch Cotton's interview with Bob Schieffer here:
  • Fallout from senators’ Iran letter: Tom Cotton for president?

    03/15/2015 1:52:45 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | By William Douglas | By William Douglas
    WASHINGTON — While a soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tom Cotton wielded some of the military’s most sophisticated firearms. Today it’s letters that appear to be Sen. Cotton’s weapon of choice. Read more here:
  • Kerry Slams Cotton On Inexperience

    03/15/2015 11:51:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies ^ | March 15, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), the senator who penned the letter he and 46 of his Republican colleagues signed to Iran’s leaders by pointing out he is “somebody who has been in the United States Senate for 60-some days.”
  • Sen. Cotton: 'I Don't Want to Live With the Consequences of Nuclear Iran'

    03/15/2015 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 02:11 PM | By Greg Richter
    In response to Kerry and others who have pointed out Cotton's short time in the Senate, he noted his previous tenure in the House where he was part of a 400-member majority that sought for almost two years to impose tougher sanctions on Iran.
  • Barack Obama jabs friends and foes in comedic speech (swipes at Tom Cotton)

    03/15/2015 8:34:55 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    India Times ^ | By AFP | 15 Mar, 2015, 05.58PM IST Read more at:
    The president took a swipe at Republican Senator Tom Cotton, who initiated an open letter to Iran warning that a nuclear deal with the United States could be scrapped by the next president. "You don't diminish your office by taking a selfie," he said, in a reference to criticism of a youth-oriented video filmed in the White House showing Obama take a photo of himself. "You do it by sending a poorly written letter to Iran... Read more at:
  • Walker-Cotton in 2016? Iran letter writer in VP spotlight

    03/15/2015 7:12:59 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | 9:58 am | By Paul Bedard
    In a sign of the respect for his bold strike at President Obama's negotiations with Iran, and a realization that the 2016 GOP presidential field is light on foreign policy, some influential Republicans are shining the vice presidential spotlight on Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, suggesting he would be the perfect running mate for candidates like Scott Walker or Jeb Bush.
  • FREEP a Poll: Iran Letter and Logan Act: #47Traitors or #47Heroes?

    03/13/2015 1:11:25 PM PDT · by tellw · 20 replies
    Gatewat TCR ^ | 3/13/2015 | anonymous
    The Logan Act was established in 1799 and forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. Does it apply here in 2015? Gateway-TCR writers wonder what -- and how -- our governments will be negotiating in 2064. What do you think? Explore our site and send us your ideas.

    03/12/2015 1:33:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 12, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) unloaded on President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State and likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and the mainstream media over the Iranian nuclear deal—and the letter of 47 Republican senators he led about it—in an exclusive interview on Thursday morning with Breitbart News. Cotton, a U.S. Army veteran, is the youngest member of the U.S. Senate (age 37) and defeated sitting Democrat Mark Pryor last election. This first big battle has created a firestorm that the bold southern conservative is handily winning against the entire...
  • Senator (Tom Cotton) Behind Iran Letter Is Latest Freshman Republican to Stir Things Up

    03/11/2015 8:33:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 11, 2015 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    First there was Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who held up bills, conducted an antidrone talk-a-thon and generally annoyed his colleagues. Next was Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who whipped up a campaign that shut down the government. Now comes Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, another Republican freshman, whose letter to the leaders of Iran warning against a nuclear deal with the Obama administration has caused an international uproar. At 37, Mr. Cotton is the youngest member of the Senate and had served as of Wednesday exactly 65 days. A graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School, Mr. Cotton served...
  • John Kerry in ‘utter disbelief’ over GOP letter to Iran

    03/11/2015 9:11:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/11/15 11:12 AM EDT | Austin Wright
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he’s in “utter disbelief” over the letter to Iranian leaders led by Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and signed by 46 other Republican senators, warning any Iranian nuclear deal reached with the U.S. could be revoked by the next president or modified by Congress. “This letter ignores more than two centuries of precedent in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy,” Kerry said Wednesday at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “This risks undermining the confidence that foreign governments in thousands of important agreements commit to with the United States.” In his 29 years as...