Tag Archives: Tom Cotton

Lindsey Graham Jabs At Fellow GOP Senators: My Memory Hasn’t Evolved About What I Heard Trump Say

The Post & Courier reports: After taking the weekend to reflect on a combative White House meeting in which President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African countries as “shithole countries,” U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he is even more determined to reach an immigration deal with hardliners in his own party. In his most extensive comments yet about Thursday’s ...

Read More »

Sen. Tom Cotton Contracts “Shithole” Amnesia

Vox reports: Two Republican senators who attended yesterday’s meeting in which President Trump reportedly disparaged immigrants from “shithole countries” seem to have come down with a case of amnesia. In a joint statement this afternoon, Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) wrote that they “do not recall the President saying those comments specifically” — but conspicuously didn’t outright ...

Read More »

BREAKING: Rex Tillerson To Be Forced Out

The New York Times reports: The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, perhaps within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday. Mr. Pompeo would be replaced at the C.I.A. by Senator ...

Read More »

Trump Endorses “Speak English” Immigration Bill

Mic.com reports: On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced support for new legislation that would seek to curtail legal immigration to the United States by imposing a skills-based system that would prioritize immigrants based on current work-force needs. If passed, the plan would reduce the number of immigrants the U.S. will allow into the country. Trump said the legislation — known ...

Read More »

Jeff Sessions Thanks Sen. Tom Cotton For Friendly Questions About Spy Novels And James Bond [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s testimony has been marked by some heated moments, including tense debates over whether he is “stonewalling” the committee. And then came Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas. The first-term senator opened by suggesting Democrats on the committee were going down “rabbit trails,” invoked the novels of John le Carré and the James ...

Read More »

ARKANSAS: Town Hall Crowd Boos Sen. Tom Cotton For Defending Trump Over Hiding Tax Returns [VIDEO]

Think Progress reports: During a town hall event Monday afternoon, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) defended President Trump’s decision not to release his tax returns. “As far as I’m aware of the president says he’s still under audit,” Cotton said, prompting the crowd to erupt in boos. Once they subsided, Cotton went on to say that he believes Trump has already ...

Read More »

Tom Cotton: Able-Bodied Poor People Don’t Deserve Medicaid, They Should Buy “Market-Based Insurance”

Raw Story reports: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Sunday called on “able-bodied” poor people to be removed from Medicaid. CNN host Jake Tapper noted during an interview on State of the Union that Republican governors had criticized House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan to repeal Obamacare because it would reduce funds for Medicaid, leaving millions without medical coverage. Cotton declared ...

Read More »

Tom Cotton On Calls For Special Prosecutor: There’s No Allegations Of Trump Committing Crimes [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: As the Senate Intelligence Committee probes Russia’s attempts to influence the last U.S. election, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told Chuck Todd on “Meet The Press” on Sunday that he felt they would be getting “way, way getting ahead of ourselves” to say a special prosecutor was necessary. “There’s no allegations of any crime occurring,” said Cotton, a ...

Read More »

GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Defies Trump On Wikileaks: I Trust Our Analysts More Than I Trust Assange [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday said he had more trust in the country’s intelligence community than in WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange. “I have a lot more faith in our intelligence officers serving around the world, very smart and experienced analysts that we have here in the nation’s capital, than I do in people like Julian Assange,” ...

Read More »

GOP Senator: Dick Cheney Should Be House Speaker

GOP Sen. Tom Cotton says he’s serious about making Dick Cheney the next Speaker of the House. Via Politico: Yep, Sen. Tom Cotton told us in an interview that with all the instability in the House leadership, it’s time to turn to the former vice president. “Look, these are trying times for our nation. It’s important to have a steady ...

Read More »

Dan Savage Vs Sen. Tom Cotton

Dan Savage appeared on MSNBC yesterday to respond to Sen. Tom Cotton, who dismissed anti-gay legislation in the United States as unimportant because gay people are being executed in Iran. Savage: “The hypocrisy of people like Tom Cotton, who wants America to get credit for being better on gay issues but will point to how bad it is elsewhere to ...

Read More »

Sen. Tom Cotton On RFRA: At Least The GOP Isn’t Hanging Gay Americans

Read More »

Today’s New York Daily News

Via Talking Point Memo: The New York Daily News on Tuesday used its front page to condemn Republican senators for signing an open letter to Iran warning that a potential nuclear deal could be null once President Barack Obama is out of office. The tabloid’s front page prominently featured Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), ...

Read More »

Brian Brown: GOP Won Because Of NOM

“Our two most prominent efforts to influence Senate contests were in North Carolina and Arkansas. The NOM Victory Fund spent over $200,000 in these races on television ads, direct mail and grassroots outreach to mobilize marriage supporters. When our TV ad and mailer hit in North Carolina, Thom Tillis trailed Kay Hagan by 2-3 points. Within days, we helped bring ...

Read More »

ARKANSAS: Anti-Gay Rep. Tom Cotton Unseats Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor

Cotton is a darling of the Tea Party and was first elected to the House in 2012.

Read More »

Anonymous: We Spotted Very Anti-Gay Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) At DC Gay Bar

The above Anonymous Twitter account with 1.3 million followers claims to have spotted Tea Party hero and US Senate candidate Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) in the crowd at the popular DC gay bar JR’s. I’ve looked at the photos of Cotton that come up on Google Image and just can’t tell from the shot posted to Foursquare. According to Wikipedia, ...

Read More »