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  • ‘Death to America’: Obama doesn’t take the Iranian chant seriously. He should.

    03/28/2015 11:02:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/28/2015 | Mona Charen
    Maybe I’m too sensitive, but when a foreign autocrat leads his people in chants of “Death to America,” I take it personally. President Obama and Secretary Kerry apparently don’t. The chant, which became a staple of the Islamic Republic during the 1979 revolution, is not a relic of the past. Just last weekend, at a rally in Iran, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was interrupted by the chant as he was denouncing American “lies” and “arrogance.” He smiled and responded, “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the original source of this pressure.” Some in Iran have said that...
  • Critics? Or Traitors?

    03/27/2015 4:38:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    “Traitors.” That’s a strong term, obviously. It should never be used lightly. Yet there it was, flying around like confetti in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. And why? Because 47 GOP senators who are understandably concerned about the prospects of a nuclear-armed Iran sent a letter to that country’s leaders about the deal now being struck with the United States and other countries. Their message: The next U.S. president can overturn “with the stroke of a pen” any deal Congress doesn’t approve. “Judas got thirty pieces of silver. What did you get?” one New Jersey resident tweeted. Others, sparked...
  • RAND FIRES AT RUBIO, GRAHAM: VOTES WERE ‘FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE AND DANGEROUS TO THE COUNTRY’ FOR...

    03/27/2015 1:35:59 AM PDT · by z taxman · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) fired at Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), among others, calling their ideas “fiscally irresponsible and dangerous to the country” and “just as bad as the Democrats” after they voted to raise defense spending on Thursday without offsetting that with spending cuts to discretionary federal programs. Paul had introduced an amendment that would have raised defense spending, but offset that increase with cuts elsewhere, such as the Departments of Education, Energy and Commerce. That amendment competed with an amendment from Rubio that would have increased defense spending with no offsetting spending cuts—just a blanket...
  • The Difference Between Tom Cotton and John Kerry

    03/26/2015 1:16:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    Just recently Secretary of State John Kerry ridiculed Tom Cotton, the Freshman Republican Senator from Arkansas, regarding the letter to the Islamic Republic of Iran that Cotton championed, and which was signed by forty-five other Republican senators. Secretary Kerry expressed disdain for the fact that Senator Cotton was “someone who had spent only sixty days in the Senate”. It seems that Kerry, who himself served in the United States Senate since 1984 until he took over from Hillary Clinton as secretary of state following Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, feels that Senator Cotton’s brief tenure in the Senate just doesn’t...
  • Tom Cotton is an American hero (Victor Davis Hanson)

    03/26/2015 11:52:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/26/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The snarky quip attributed to 19th-century French Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand -- "It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder" -- has recently been making the rounds to deride a letter written by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and signed by 46 other senators.
  • Senate Democrat Trolls Tom Cotton So Hard [Barf Alert!]

    03/26/2015 11:52:07 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 12 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 26, 2015 | Zach Carter
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) delivered a pitch-perfect trolling lesson to the Senate on Wednesday, filing an amendment calling to defund "the purchase of stationary [sic] or electronic devices for the purpose of members of Congress or congressional staff communicating with foreign governments and undermining the role of the President as Head of State in international nuclear negotiations on behalf of the United States." In other words, Stabenow wants to defund Tom Cotton letters.
  • Sen. Tom Cotton, Tragic Hero

    03/26/2015 4:24:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The snarky quip attributed to 19th-century French Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand -- "It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder" -- has recently been making the rounds to deride a letter written by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by 46 other senators. They wrote to the Iranian theocracy that any agreement on nuclear proliferation negotiated with President Obama will not constitutionally bind the next administration -- unless it is properly ratified by Congress. Democrats were outraged. They charged that Cotton's letter is a crime, a violation of the 216-year-old Logan Act. That law bars...
  • Twitter Never Forgets: These 8 Public Figures Are Probably Regretting Cheering Bergdahl’s Release

    03/25/2015 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 3/25/15 | Joeseph Perticone
    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was officially charged with desertion on Wednesday. In light of that charge, these politicians, journalists and political personalities might want to consider walking back some of the statements listed below.
  • 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/
  • Sen. Tom Cotton speech on the Senate floor about the U.S.- Israel Alliance WATCH:

    03/20/2015 9:23:59 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 12 replies
    scontent-lga ^ | 3/20/15 | Sen. Tom Cotton
    Sen. Tom Cotton speech on the Senate floor about the U.S.- Israel Alliance WATCH:
  • 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!
  • Republicans’ private terror: Why they despise the modern American state — and embrace fanaticism

    03/19/2015 8:26:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Salon ^ | March 19, 2015 | Kim Messick
    As I write this, more than a week has passed since 47 Republican senators decided the leaders of Iran needed an American civics class. Their March 9 letter moved from the relatively arcane– how to distinguish treaties from “executive-congressional agreements” and both from “mere executive agreements”– to the comparatively straightforward: presidents come and go, the Republicans observed, but senators can last forever. (Or at least for “decades.”) Their lessons imparted, the 47 (can it be long before a movie tells their story in the fashion of “300”?) wished “clarity” upon the mullahs and signed off, doubtless to prepare their next...
  • Tom Cotton did not send a letter to Iran or anyone else!

    03/19/2015 8:37:13 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 11 replies
    BillMoyers.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Gareth Porter
    The “open letter” from Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican senators to the leadership of Iran, which even Republicans themselves admit was aimed at encouraging Iranian opponents of the nuclear negotiations to argue that the United States cannot be counted on to keep the bargain, has created a new political firestorm. It has been harshly denounced by Democratic loyalists as “stunning” and “appalling”, and critics have accused the signers of the letter of being “treasonous” for allegedly violating a law forbidding citizens from negotiating with a foreign power. But the response to the letter has primarily distracted public attention...
  • 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....
  • Letter From 47 Senators States the Obvious: Obama-Iran Deal May Not Last

    03/17/2015 5:59:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Michael Barone
    In her brief press conference at the United Nations, Hillary Clinton led off with a denunciation of the letter to Iranian leaders signed by 47 of the 54 Republican senators. This was in line with Democratic talking points -- a sign that the former secretary of state was, perhaps a bit nervously, taking care to curry favor with the Obama administration. Clinton's criticism was more muted than that of many Democrats, administration spokesmen and the president himself. Democrats encouraged supporters around the country to sign an online petition calling the letter "treason." The letter in question, spearheaded by freshman Tom...
  • Warped Powers Act: Does Obama need Congress or not?

    03/16/2015 6:56:36 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 16, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Warped Powers Act: Does Obama need Congress or not? by Daniel Clark Members of the “how dare you question our patriotism” party are calling Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and his 46 Republican colleagues traitors for their open letter to Iran, in which they explain that any treaty signed by the president must be ratified by Congress. At the very least, the Democrats charge that the letter violates the Logan Act of 1799, which reads in part, “Any citizen of the United States … who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or...
  • 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...
  • Official: Iran Confronts US at Nuke Talks Over GOP Letter

    03/16/2015 1:00:09 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 16, 2015, 2:33 PM ET | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Iranian diplomats twice confronted their American counterparts about an open letter from Republican senators who warned that any nuclear deal could expire the day President Barack Obama leaves office, a senior U.S. official said Monday. The official, noting the administration's warnings when the letter first surfaced, said the GOP intervention was a new issue in the tense negotiations facing an end-of-month deadline for a framework agreement. The letter came up in nuclear talks Sunday between senior U.S. and Iranian negotiators, the official said, and the Iranians raised it again in discussions Monday led by Secretary of State...
  • US Annual Threats Assessment Removes Iran from Terror Threats List

    03/16/2015 11:36:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/16/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    The U.S. intelligence community’s Worldwide Threat Assessment removed Iran and its proxy Hezbollah from the list of terror threats to the United States. The annual assessment of the intelligence community, which is released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, led by General James Clapper, backed away from years of precedent when the decision was made to remove Iran and Hezbollah from the terrorism threats list, The Times of Israel reports. Outside of the politically correct verbiage and categorization issues (such as replacing the term “jihadist” with “violent extremist”), the report reveals that the intelligence community believes Tehran...
  • It’s Clear Tom Cotton Won His Battle with Obama (conservative leadership!)

    03/16/2015 11:04:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/15/15 | William Bigelow
    Even Politico, a reliably leftist media outlet that has done its best to support Barack Obama from pillar to post, is now tacitly acknowledging that hard-line Senator Tom Cotton has won his battle with the administration over the letter he authored to Iran that was signed by 46 other GOP senators. Key to understanding Cotton’s victory are two developments: the White House doing its damndest to vilify him on the Sunday talks shows, thus acknowledging he had not been defeated, and the refusal of Democrats who had rejected Obama’s focus on diplomacy to abandon their position despite the White House...
  • Mika Brzezinski: Tom Cotton a 'Toddler' and 'Fool'

    03/16/2015 6:02:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine the audacity of a freshman senator presuming to speak out forcefully on foreign affairs! What? You thought we were alluding to Barack Obama, who after less than a year in the Senate and with no discernible foreign policy credentials began a campaign to become Commander-in-Chief? No, no, no! We were talking about Tom Cotton, of course! On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski castigated Cotton as a "toddler" and a "fool" for writing that letter to Iran. For good measure, Al Hunt said that America has its "crazies" just like Iran has its "crazies." Did Hunt just equate Republican senators...
  • Obama’s Treason Is the New Patriotism

    03/15/2015 3:05:22 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 14 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Highlights: "Having aligned with everyone from Castro to the Supreme Leader of Iran (a country which rapes teenage girls so that they don’t die as virgins, and stones teenage rape victims), Obama has to make it seem as if it’s the Republicans who are the traitors." "During his original campaign, Obama said, “We cannot allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon." Bill Clinton said during his first term in office, 'North Korea cannot be allowed to develop a nuclear bomb.' North Korea could and did. Bill Clinton knew all along that it could and would." "Clinton and Obama didn’t accidentally...
  • White House Begs GOP to Drop Tough Stance on Iran Nuclear Deal

    03/15/2015 2:19:41 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/15/15
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough wrote a letter on Saturday night to Senator Bob Corker (and the rest of the U.S. Congress) on behalf of the President regarding the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran. In the letter, he demands that the U.S. Senate — which has constitutional authority in treaty making — must step back and let the White House navigate the diplomatic realm with Tehran. The White House argues that the deal is facing imminent collapse because the Congress, by continuing to promote sanctions against the terror regime, will supposedly push Iran’s “hardliners” over the edge and...
  • 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:
  • Obama joins in jokefest with GOP's Walker at Gridiron dinner

    03/15/2015 8:39:41 AM PDT · by dila813 · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Today | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting older changes a guy, President Barack Obama says, and he admits he's getting crankier. "Next week I'm signing an executive order to get off my lawn," Obama joked Saturday night at the Gridiron Club and Foundation's annual dinner. On top of that, the nation's graying chief executive says he's having trouble now with his morning cup of joe. "Coffee really disagrees with me these days," he says, "which is why John Boehner just invited coffee to address the joint House."
  • 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: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/4
    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: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46573708.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  • Tom Cotton for President? May as well plan ahead…

    03/15/2015 6:04:51 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    USA Today On Politics ^ | March 11, 2015 | Catalina Camia
    "Before the horses get too far away from the barn, this story has nothing to do with the 2016 election. " -- (Want to bet?) http://hotair.com/archives/2015/03/12/tom-cotton-for-president-may-as-well-plan-ahead/ This is almost exactly Barack Obama's government background, except Tom Cotton also got in quite a lot of service to his country, in the same time.
  • Democrats: Palpatine Was Right to Dissolve the Senate

    03/14/2015 9:09:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 12, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    A while back I observed the contrast between the modern leftists’ self-image and the actual political reality of the policies they support. [T]he media and Hollywood types have always convinced themselves, as George Lucas did, that their villains were metaphors for George W. Bush or a cautionary tale about the evils of the right. But here we are, the Old Republic is being dissolved, and it’s their hero who is doing it. They find themselves on the side of the Empire. In effect, they have become the Party of Palpatine. You never thought that a fictional dictator, such as the...
  • Liberals, Enough With Your Logan Act Histrionics

    03/14/2015 6:07:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    In liberal land, Speaker of the House John Boehner is guilty of it. Sen. Tom Cotton and the 47 Senate Republicans signatories of his letter to the Islamic Republic of Iran outlining the constitutional dynamics of our government are surely guilty of it: violating the Logan Act. So, what is the Logan Act? Besides a brief mention in the 2007 films "Charlie WilsonÂ’s War" starring Tom Hanks, the law prohibits private citizens from engaging in unauthorized negotiations with foreign governments. The impetus for this law dates back to 1798. Dr. George Logan, a state legislator, traveled to France in order...
  • Grandstanding Freshmen Senators (Tom Cotton vs John Kerry)

    03/14/2015 9:33:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    “My reaction to this letter is utter disbelief. In my 29 years as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, I’ve never heard of or even heard of being proposed, anything comparable to this. If I had—not matter what the issue and who was President-- I would have certainly rejected it.” (Sec. of State John Kerry reacting to the letter drafted by freshman senator Tom Cotton, signed by 47 Republicans and addressed to Iranian leaders.) If only the Republican Senators had followed up their letter to the terror-sponsoring Iranian officials this week with a visit and a handshake! Perhaps then John Kerry...
  • Obama: I’m ‘Embarrassed’ For Those 47 Senators Who Sent That Letter to Iran

    03/13/2015 6:12:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    In an upcoming interview with Vice News, President Obama said he was “embarrassed” for Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK)–and other Senate Republicans–who signed a letter to Iran, warning that “the next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen” (via NPR):resident Barack Obama: The VICE News Interview (Trailer) President Obama said he's "embarrassed" for the 47 Republican senators who tried to undercut nuclear talks with Iran by writing a letter directly to the Iranian leadership. "For them to address a letter to the Ayatollah, who they claim is our mortal enemy, and their basic argument to them is,...
  • Tom Cotton picked apart by Army general over ‘mutinous’ Iran letter

    03/13/2015 2:42:28 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 138 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 13 MARCH 2015 | JONATHAN CAPEHART
    The open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran signed by 47 senators and instigated by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was a stunning breach of protocol. One so outrageous that my former colleagues at the New York Daily News dubbed the signers “traitors.” While it is indeed a slap in the face of President Obama and an affront to the presidency, I’m not sure I would go that far, especially since Cotton is an Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. So, I turned to retired Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton for perspective. He wouldn’t say...
  • EXCLUSIVE–TOM COTTON STANDS FIRM AGAINST LEFT, MEDIA: OBAMA ‘PAVING THE PATH’ FOR IRAN TO GET NUKE

    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...
  • It's Not Just Iran You Can't Trust

    03/13/2015 6:16:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Mona Charen
    "Traitors!" screamed the headline of the New York Daily News. "Beneath the dignity of the institution I revere," huffed Vice President Joe Biden. "Dangerous and irresponsible," opined The Washington Post's David Ignatius. President Obama offered that it was "ironic" that the senators were on the same side as supposed "hardliners" in Iran. The occasion for all of this snorting and pawing of earth was the letter signed by 47 Senate Republicans explaining to Iran's leadership that an "executive agreement" is only valid for the term of the executive. Obama mentioned irony. Here's the one he doesn't see: He is hardly...
  • Tom Cotton: The Most Powerful Man in Washington

    03/13/2015 4:39:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    RCP ^ | Erick Erickson
    For Hillary Clinton to claim last week that Tom Cotton's letter was something unique in American history was as big a lie as her claiming she could not put two email accounts on one device. In fact, the Democrats know Tom Cotton's actions are legal. They just do not like his boldness in defiance of a president who increasingly views himself as a dictator. Try as they might, the Democrats have not been able to completely undermine the idea of three separate but equal branches of government. Their spittle flew when Speaker Boehner invited the Israeli prime minister to speak...
  • Can 231,445 People Who Want Tom Cotton Tried for Treason Be Wrong? (Yes)

    03/12/2015 2:32:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Bloomberg | March 12, 2015 | David Weigel
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-03-12/can-231-445-people-who-want-tom-cotton-tried-for-treason-be-wrong-yes-
  • Nancy Pelosi: Republicans Writing a Letter to Iran is Way Worse Than

    03/12/2015 11:26:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims she nearly cried last week after being offended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress about Iran. Now, she's seemingly just as upset about a letter sent from 47 Republican Senators to the Ayatollah of Iran, warning the regime that if a deal is made with the White House, it will only be temporary."It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system. Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of...
  • John Kerry: Tom Cotton’s right, we’re not negotiating a legally binding deal with Iran

    03/11/2015 2:47:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/11/15 | Allahpundit
    Via the Examiner, he’s not the only State Department official to admit this within the past 24 hours. Jen Psaki also acknowledged last night that a nuclear deal with Iran wouldn’t be legally binding, with good reason. The only way to give an international agreement the force of law vis-a-vis future presidents and Congresses is to have the Senate ratify it under its treaty power. Until that happens — and it won’t happen — this is a deal between Barack Obama and the Ayatollah Khamenei. Once one of them is gone, the deal remains valid if and only if his...
  • Jared Polis refers to Tom Cotton, Army veteran, as ‘Tehran Tom’

    03/11/2015 5:11:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Democratic Colorado Rep. Jared Polis took shots at Republican Sen. Tom Cotton on Twitter Tuesday, labeling the Iraq War veteran as “Tehran Tom” for his role in a letter sent to Iran. “Tehran Tom took his case directly to the Iranian government,” Mr. Polistweeted to his nearly 32,000 followers. He was referring to a letter — signed by Mr. Cotton and 46 of his Republican colleagues — to Iran’s government regarding nuclear negotiations between the two nations, the Washington Examiner reported. “Tehran Tom asks Iranian Revolutionary Guards for help in battle against US diplomats,” Mr. Polisadded, receiving 53 retweets.
  • Hillary Clinton blasts Cotton Iran letter (Tom invites her to sign the letter!)

    03/10/2015 6:09:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WPBF-TV ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond and Eric Bradner, CNN
    Hillary Clinton lambasted Senate Republicans who penned a letter aimed at undermining President Barack Obama's nuclear negotiations with Iran, calling the move "out of step with the best traditions of American leadership." The Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential campaign told reporters at the United Nations on Tuesday that "one has to ask, what was the purpose of this letter?" "There appear to be two logical answers," Clinton said. "Either these senators were trying to be helpful to the Iranians or harmful to the commander-in-chief in the midst of high-stakes international diplomacy. Either answer does discredit to the letter's signatories."...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • Tom Cotton On Islamic Terrorists At Gitmo ‘Every Last One Of Them Can Rot In Hell’

    02/05/2015 6:43:01 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 5, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Arkansas GOP Sen. Tom Cotton railed against the Obama administration’s arguments for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay Thursday, saying in a Senate hearing that Islamic terrorists should “rot” at the camp in Cuba before they “rot in hell.” “In my opinion, the only problem with Guantanamo Bay is there are too many empty beds and cells there right now,” Cotton, a veteran, said during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “We should be sending more terrorists there for further interrogation to keep this country safe.” “As far as I’m concerned,” Cotton said, “every last one of...
  • Cotton talks about Iran

    01/15/2015 8:54:44 AM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 13, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    We suspected Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) would have a positive effect on the Senate. The veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan did not disappoint in a speech today at the Heritage Foundation. He began with a simple reminder why we must oppose Iranian nuclear and territorial ambitions: Iran is a radical, Islamist tyrannical regime. Upon coming to power, among its first actions was to invade sovereign American territory — our embassy in Tehran — and hold Americans hostage for over a year, an act of war for which it has never fully answered. The Iranian constitution states that Iran’s Army and...
  • Harvard’s Conservative Cabal Takes Congress

    12/17/2014 12:10:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 17, 2014 | Patricia Murphy
    From Tom Cotton to Ted Cruz, many of the biggest new names in the GOP are graduates of Harvard -- the school the right loves to hate. Mocking the arrogance of “liberals from Harvard” is a foolproof applause line for any Republican looking to rev up a conservative audience. But when the 114th Congress gavels into session in January, GOP speechwriters are going to need some new material. That’s because many of fastest rising stars in the Republican Party, including Senators-elect Tom Cotton (Ark.), Ben Sasse (Neb.), Dan Sullivan (Ak.) and Rep.-elect Elise Stefanik, all graduated from Harvard. Along with...
  • Meet Tom Cotton: Arkansas's next Senator and Rand Paul's worst nightmare

    11/06/2014 1:12:02 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | November 5, 2014 | Zack Beauchamp
    Arkansas elected Republican Rep. Tom Cotton to the Senate on Tuesday, sending incumbent Mark Pryor packing. You might not be surprised that a Republican won in Arkansas in a heavily GOP year, but Cotton's victory is a much bigger deal than you probably think. His election is a significant step for the future of GOP foreign policy, and thus perhaps for American foreign policy. Cotton, you see, is the golden child of the Republican party's hawkish establishment. He still calls the 2003 Iraq invasion a "just and noble" war. He's young — just 37 — and fervently backed by some...
  • Pro-Life Tom Cotton Defeats Pro-Abortion Mark Pryor in Arkansas

    11/04/2014 7:30:54 PM PST · by Morgana
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/4/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Arkansas had one of the hottest Senate races in the country this Fall and leading national pro-life groups said voters in the Natural State had a clear preference when it comes to which candidate is more concerned about protecting women and unborn children. The National Right to Life Committee, together with its affiliate, Arkansas Right to Life, endorsed Rep. Tom Cotton for election to the U.S. Senate. Today, he defeated pro-abortion Sen. Mark Pryor. tomcotton“As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tom Cotton has been a strong advocate for the right-to-life cause,” said Carol Tobias, president of National...
  • Dems hold onto hope in Arkansas [“Everyone realizes this is our last stand here."]

    11/02/2014 2:27:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 1, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Democrats may be making their last stand in Arkansas. At the beginning of the cycle, Democrats touted a dream ticket that could help rally the party back to relevance after a series of stinging losses in the state. They cheered Sen. Mark Pryor’s (D) centrist profile and strong family name. In the governor’s race, they hoped former Rep. Mike Ross’s long string of successes in conservative southwest Arkansas would boost him. But months later, Pryor has trailed freshman Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) for much of the summer in the Razorback State and former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) has had a...
  • Cotton Calls on Obama to Renounce 'Vulgar' Bibi Attack

    10/29/2014 1:37:33 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1:15 PM, Oct 29, 2014 | Daniel Harper
    Tom Cotton, the Republican candidate for Senate from Arkansas, is calling on President Obama to renounce the "vulgar" attack on Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu which was expressed by an anonymous administration official in a recent Atlantic article. "I’m appalled at recent media reports suggesting the Obama administration is seeking ‘détente’ with Iran, while unnamed administration officials disparage Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with vulgar ad hominem attacks. I call upon President Obama to renounce these reports and disclose the names of these officials and fire them. Iran remains our worst enemy and Israel our closest ally. The Obama administration’s...
  • New poll shows Cotton 8 points ahead

    10/22/2014 1:14:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Power Line blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    A new poll, this one by Talk Business and Politics/Hendrix College, puts Tom Cotton’s lead over Mark Pryor at 48-41. The survey included more than 2,000 likely voters and was taken after the last week’s Cotton-Pryor debate (as I understand it, there will be no more debates between the two). The margin of error is plus or minus 2.2 percent. According to Dr. Jay Barth of Hendrix College, the survey shows that both Cotton and Pryor have locked up the support of their respective Party faithful. However, “Cotton has a strong advantage among the state’s voters who term themselves Independents...