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  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio, Tom Cotton As Third-Party Prospects If Trump Wins Nomination

    04/25/2016 11:21:58 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Bill Kristol, son of Irving, names Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mitt Romney, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and others on his hypothetical shortlist of third-party candidates that he could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee. The “Weekly Standard” editor and self-styled neoconservative power broker is back to talking about a third party, declaring that a Trump victory in Indiana would force him to re-focus on his so-called “Latter-Day Republicans” independent ticket. A third party could help to split the vote on the Right and elect Hillary Clinton president, which would allow Kristol to stave off the Trump threat and...
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio, Tom Cotton As Third-Party Prospects If Trump Wins Nomination

    04/25/2016 7:58:15 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 120 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Bill Kristol, son of Irving, names Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , Mitt Romney, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) 79% , and others on his hypothetical shortlist of third-party candidates that he could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee. The “Weekly Standard” editor and self-styled neoconservative power broker is back to talking about a third party, declaring that a Trump victory in Indiana would force him to re-focus on his so-called “Latter-Day Republicans” independent ticket. A third party could help to split the vote on the Right and elect Hillary Clinton president, which would allow Kristol to stave off...
  • GOP Senator Slams WhatsApp For Turning On Encryption (Cotton-headed nitwittery)

    04/07/2016 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/6/2016 | David McCabe
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is slamming messaging platform WhatsApp for turning on end-to-end encryption for all of its users.... WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook and is particularly popular outside the United States, said on Tuesday that it would start offering encryption for its users as the default setting. That will apply to the different types of messages on the service, which include video and voice. "Every day we see stories about sensitive records being improperly accessed or stolen," WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton said in a post announcing the change. "And if nothing is done, more of...
  • 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.’...
  • Apple CEO Clashes With GOP Senator Over Encryption At Secretive Retreat

    03/08/2016 6:13:41 AM PST · by Cyberman · 35 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/7/16 | Matt Fuller
    It was supposed to be a chummy weekend with GOP lawmakers and billionaires. Instead, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) got into it with Apple CEO Tim Cook over his company's refusal to help the FBI hack into iPhones. The exchange, which took place at the American Enterprise Institute's World Forum, left a number of attendees "a little uncomfortable about how hostile Cotton was," a source familiar with the back-and-forth told The Huffington Post on Monday....
  • 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,...
  • Senator Tom Cotton Slams Apple CEO Tim Cook For Protecting User Privacy

    12/24/2015 10:58:10 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 32 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 12-21-15 | Mike Masnick
    As you may have heard, last night Apple CEO Tim Cook was on 60 Minutes. The overall story really wasn't all that insightful for anyone who's been following Apple for any length of time, but what got a lot of attention was Tim Cook reiterating his position on protecting the privacy of Apple users through encryption.... Same basic stuff he's said before. Nothing new. Nothing controversial. But grandstanding Senator Tom Cotton apparently flipped out about it and pushed out a statement that shows a rather stunning ignorance of the law.... Of course, Senator Tom Cotton apparently didn't bother to read...
  • Cruz Strikes Back on Rubio’s Patriot Act Attacks

    12/10/2015 1:33:44 PM PST · by FourPeas · 20 replies
    RollCall ^ | 10 Dec 2015 | Niels Lesniewski
    Facing accusations from Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida that he's supported weakening surveillance powers, presidential rival and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas hit back against his rival on Thursday. The two Republican presidential candidates have been at each other over their differing views on reauthorization of provisions of the Patriot Act. The provisions in question involve the bulk collection of telephone metadata by the National Security Agency. Rubio is in a contingent led by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., that is blasting people who supported ending the bulk collection, claiming the practice is key to fighting terrorist threats. But Cruz, who...
  • 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...
  • Three of Obama’s ambassadorial nominees put on hold after Secret Service leak

    10/05/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/05/2015 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Monday morning that he is putting a hold on three of President Obama’s ambassadorial nominees until the administration shows it is taking steps to punish Secret Service staff involved in leaking unflattering information about a lawmaker. “This was apparently a violation of law, and absolutely shocking conduct,” Cotton said in an interview. “The executive branch all the way up to the West Wing needs to treat this with the seriousness it requires.” Cotton called on Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to “personally attend” to disciplining top Secret Service leaders — specifically including new Director Joseph...
  • Hillary echoes Carly Fiorina: I’d impose a no-fly zone inside Syria

    10/02/2015 10:27:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/2/15 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This was a bad idea when Fiorina pushed it yesterday and it’s still a bad idea today. Is one worse than the other, though? Fiorina wants an NFZ to protect American-backed rebels from Putin’s bombs; Hillary wants one for “humanitarian” reasons, the same sort of thinking that produced the paradise you and I know as modern Libya. It’s worth risking a world war to help decide which barbarians ultimately prevail in Syria, no? “I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air, to...
  • 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.
  • What If Russia’s Foreign Minister Conducted Official Business on an Unsecured Private Server?

    09/25/2015 11:48:02 AM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9/24/2015 | John Hinderaker
    Today Admiral Michael Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, testified before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on cybersecurity. Senator Tom Cotton asked him two questions, the second of which was brilliant: 1) Are the communications of the president’s most senior advisors, including those that may be unclassified, a “top priority for foreign intelligence services?” and 2) What would he think if he learned that Russia’s Foreign Minister, or Iran’s, was conducting official business on a homebrew server? Here it is:
  • Cotton: Congress Should Entertain Legal Action Over Iran Deal

    09/13/2015 9:36:12 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/13/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)60% declared, “Congress should entertain the possibility of legal action” over the Iran deal on Saturday’s broadcast of WABC New York’s “Larry Kudlow Show.” Cotton said that the side deals mean that the sixty-day clock to vote on the deal should not have started ticking, and the president doesn’t have the authority to waive any sanctions until Congress is provided with the side deals. He added, “I think the Congress should entertain the possibility of legal action to enforce that law, since the president is so flagrantly violating that law.” Cotton also stated that while the...
  • Cotton: Senate Fails To Keep Iran From Getting Nukes

    09/10/2015 1:44:29 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/10/2015 | Daniel Halper
    Senator Tom Cotton is blasting Senate Democrats from failing to block the Iran nuclear deal. “I am deeply disappointed by Senate Democrats' decision to block a vote on the Iran nuclear deal. I proposed an amendment to Corker-Cardin that would have guaranteed a vote, but it was rejected by Democrats because their goal all along was to deny Congress any vote or say on this deal. That's one reason why I ultimately voted against Corker-Cardin," reads Cotton's statement to the press. “Political fealty to President Obama’s hoped-for legacy in foreign affairs means this dangerous deal will likely move forward, despite...
  • Senate Dems Plot Filibuster to Dodge Iran Nuclear Deal Vote

    09/01/2015 5:39:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    Those putting party over country try to conceal their votes from the public. Democratic senators supporting President Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal with Iran are cowards. They know that a majority of Americans oppose the deal. Thus, they are running for cover to avoid going on the record and voting against a resolution disapproving the deal. A filibuster to block a vote on the merits altogether is the Democratic Senate caucus’s preferred way out. The White House is reportedly pushing the filibuster strategy even though Obama is virtually certain to have enough votes to sustain a veto of a resolution of...
  • Cotton Statement on Reports that Harry Reid may Filibuster Senate Vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/28/2015 4:47:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    cotton.senate.gov ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Senator Tom Cotton
    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statements on reports that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid may filibuster a Senate vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal: “First, the president did an end-run around the Constitution by refusing to submit the Iran deal as a treaty requiring a two-thirds vote of the Senate for approval. Now Harry Reid wants to deny the American people a voice entirely by blocking an up-or-down vote on this terrible deal. If Harry Reid has his way, Congress won’t even get the little oversight we were provided in Corker-Cardin. He is obstructing because...
  • No veto? Senate Dems might get enough votes to filibuster GOP’s attempt to block Iran deal

    08/27/2015 2:43:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    The consolation prize in the great Senate GOP sellout on the Iran deal was supposed to be the opportunity it created to embarrass Obama. The fear was that if Republicans insisted on two-thirds approval of the deal for ratification, as the Constitution’s Treaty Clause requires, King Barack would simply reassure the public that this wasn’t technically a treaty and proceed to implement the agreement under his own executive authority. Heads he wins, tails you lose. That’s life in post-republic America. (And if you like that model, wait until President Trump is sworn in.) So Bob Corker and McConnell decided...
  • White House pushes for Iran filibuster

    08/27/2015 8:49:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | August 27, 2015 | Edward-Isaac Dovere and Burgess Everett
    President Barack Obama’s almost certain to get the Iran nuclear deal — but whether he gets there by filibuster or sustained veto could make all the difference. A Democratic filibuster in the Senate would be a clear victory for the president, allowing Obama to say that for all the political noise there wasn’t enough actual opposition to the nuclear agreement with the Islamic republic to even get to a final vote.
  • Tom Cotton Hits Back At Obama Admin Over SECRET SIDE DEALS With Iran (New Video)

    08/01/2015 8:54:51 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 2 replies
    http://www.therightscoop.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | 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 VIDEO LINK
  • 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...
  • What Kerry and Obama Tried to Keep from Congress and the Public

    07/24/2015 6:49:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2015 | by FRED FLEITZ
    This week brought the stunning news that Senator Tom Cotton and Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) had discovered, during a meeting with IAEA officials, the existence of secret side deal between the IAEA and Tehran — a side deal that will not, like the main nuclear agreement, be shared with Congress. So critics of the agreement were understandably eager to hear an explanation from Secretary of State John Kerry when he and other senior administration officials testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday. The hearing produced a new bombshell: In its investigation of Iran’s past nuclear-weapons-related work, the IAEA...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton: 'Kerry Acted Like Pontius Pilate' On Iran Side Deals

    07/23/2015 5:59:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ouch: this one's going to leave a mark. Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton has said that "John Kerry acted like Pontius Pilate, he washed his hands" on crucial issues in the Iran deal and left it to the IAEA to negotiate secret side deals with Iran on them. Cotton made his remarks on today's Morning Joe. It might be a mark of the regard, or lack thereof, in which Kerry is held that no one on the panel rose to his defense. Former Dem congressman Harold Ford, Jr. was given the floor immediately after Cotton spoke, and blithely inquired only...
  • IAEA Tells Congressmen of Two Secret Side Deals to Iran Agreement That Won’t Be Shared with Congress

    07/22/2015 6:51:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/22/2015 | by FRED FLEITZ
    Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Congressmen Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) issued a press release today on a startling discovery they made during a July 17 meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency officials in Vienna: There are two secret side deals to the nuclear agreement with Iran that will not be shared with other nations, with Congress, or with the U.S. public. One of these side deals concerns inspection of the Parchin military base, where Iran reportedly has conducted explosive testing related to nuclear-warhead development. The Iranian government has refused to allow the IAEA to visit this site. Over the...
  • GOP turns to Hillary Clinton in bid to sink Iran deal

    07/10/2015 1:29:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans concede they are not likely to have enough votes to overturn President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran unless they can swing a key Democratic voice against the accord. They’re setting their sights on Hillary Clinton, vowing to tie her to the deal in hopes of pressuring her to oppose it. GOP leaders need 67 votes to override Obama’s expected veto and keep sanctions on Iran in place. The administration has not yet announced an accord but lawmakers expect it to come soon. “It could be a good policy strategy. It’s not going to be hard to come up...
  • The Tom Cotton letter usefully highlights Leftist stupidity

    03/16/2015 8:52:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 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...
  • GOP hopefuls skip IA pig-roast/cycle-ride leave Harley enthusiasts Walker & Perry to impress on hogs

    06/06/2015 3:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    the London Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2015 | Francesca Chambers in Des Moines
    * Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and co. are taking off from a Harley-Davidson dealership this morning in Des Moines for a 39 mile ride to Boone * Ride honoring the nation's veterans attracted only one candidate for the White House: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker * Perry will also ride with a group of veterans to Ernst's first annual 'Roast and Ride' but he's starting in Perry, Iowa * Will keep the spotlight on Perry, who is making the journey with Taya Kyle, wife of 'American Sniper,' and Marcus Luttrell, the 'Lone Survivor' * A half a dozen current and presumed...
  • Senator Joni Ernst's First Annual Roast and Ride [Live video]

    06/06/2015 11:07:13 AM PDT · by jjotto · 4 replies
    C-span ^ | June 6, 2015 | uncredited
    Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), Governor Scott Walker (R-WI), former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), Dr. Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina spoke at Senator Joni Ernst’s first annual Roast and Ride in Boone, Iowa.
  • Iran Declares 'Successful' End Of Negotiations With Russia On S-300 System

    05/26/2015 1:43:04 AM PDT · by edpc · 17 replies
    AFP via Ynetnews ^ | 25 May 2015 | AFP
    Moscow and Tehran have concluded negotiations on the delivery of the Russia's long-range S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Iran, which should take place "within a short period," said Iranian Deputy Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, on a visit in Moscow on Monday. "The negotiations were completed successfully. I believe that the delivery of the S-300 will take place in a relatively short time", the Iranian deputy minister was quoted as saying by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
  • Sen. Tom Cotton: We shouldn't be ashamed of the Iraq War

    05/21/2015 1:19:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/21/2015 | David M. Drucker
    Tom Cotton, the Iraq war veteran from Arkansas turned Republican senator, has a message to fellow soldiers: "We should not be ashamed of the war we conducted in Iraq." Leading Republicans are sticking by the Iraq war, declining to follow the Democrats into full retreat and regret. Cotton, while conceding that there are lessons to be learned from the conflict and that it might have been handled differently in retrospect, maintains that President George W. Bush made the best decision he could at the time based on the available intelligence about Saddam Hussein's presumed stockpile of weapons of mass destruction....
  • Senate passes Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act 98 to 1 (Cotton only NO vote)

    05/07/2015 11:45:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    C-SPAN2 | today
    Bill heads to House when they return from recess next Tuesday.
  • Conservative senators sandbag McConnell, jeopardizing Iran bill

    04/30/2015 4:05:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/30/15 | Alexander Bolton and Jordain Carney
    Two junior conservatives blindsided Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Thursday by attempting to force a vote on an amendment that could derail the bipartisan Iran nuclear review bill. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is running for president, surprised McConnell by leapfrogging ahead of colleagues waiting for chances to get votes on their amendments. They used a procedural maneuver to force McConnell to schedule a vote on an amendment requiring Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist as part of any nuclear deal. McConnell’s only way of avoiding the controversial amendment would be to file a...
  • Corker Predicts No More Amendments to Iran Bill (Updated) (Video)

    04/30/2015 10:55:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1:19 p.m | By Niels Lesniewski Posted at 1:19 p.m. on April 30, 2015 Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Tom Cotton is insisting on simple majority votes on contentious amendments to legislation to provide congressional review of any final nuclear deal with Iran, apparently stymieing the possibility of moving forward, at least for now. The Arkansas Republican sought to line up a pair of amendments that supportive Democratic senators have said could cause them to remove support for the bill. One of those, sponsored by Cotton, would require Iran to allow inspectors full access to suspicious sites. The other, led by Florida Republican Marco Rubio, would require Tehran to recognize Israel’s right to exist. “I think some of...
  • Tom Cotton: Obama's Iran Deal May Lead to Nuclear War (long interview)

    04/13/2015 7:54:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Apr 13 2015, 7:32 AM ET | Jeffrey Goldberg
    Goldberg: What is Obama seeking here, in your mind? Cotton: Well, I think he clearly wants to have a kind of grand rapprochement with Iran. This goes back to his actions in his earliest days, when he was silent in the face of [Iran's] Green Revolution, and even some of his statements in the campaign. Goldberg: What's wrong with wanting a grand rapprochement with Iran? Cotton: I would love to see that happen. As Secretary Schultz and Secretary Kissinger wrote, they've been in government when Iran was an ally, not just of the United States but of Israel. The Iranian...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin: "They Called Sen. Cotton A Traitor"

    04/06/2015 4:15:24 PM PDT · by Bratch · 22 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | April 6, 2015 | iizthatiiz
    As the Obama Administration pursued its misguided negotiations with Iran, Senator Tom Cotton released an open letter to Iran explaining the President’s constitutional role in negotiating with foreign nations. The letter, which laid out the simple truth that the President cannot cut out the Senate in creating binding treaties, touched off a firestorm of liberal accusations. (Sarah Palin Channel)   "I want to talk about the mainstream media’s definition of a traitor.""You can always tell when a liberal is losing his argument. They change the subject.""Recently, it seemed like the mainstream media has lost it’s mind over Senator Tom Cotton’s...
  • Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle Calls Decorated Combat Vet a ‘Kid’

    04/06/2015 2:37:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | April 6, 2015 | William Bigelow
    Frequent Morning Joe guest Mike Barnicle, who quit The Boston Globe in 1998 after the editor called for his resignation amid rumors he fabricated one story and plagiarized another, decided to exhibit more of his unrepressed rage at conservatives for the Daily Beast on Sunday in an article hilariously titled “Why is the GOP So Angry at Everything These Days?” Barnicle somehow managed to use that title while displaying leftist rage, calling prominent Republicans all sorts of names and accusing them of all sorts of character flaws. For example, Barnicle says Harvard law grad Senator Ted Cruz’s “fury” derives from...
  • ‘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 · 38 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!