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Tom Cotton

  1. criminal justice
    Tom Cotton’s America Is Not a Free AmericaThe First Step Act’s most vocal opponent in the Senate has a bleak and all-too-familiar vision for what American criminal justice should look like.
  2. criminal justice reform
    It Looks Like Trump Will Let McConnell Kill the Criminal-Justice Reform BillWith time running out, Trump’s not doing much to pressure the Senate leader to bring a bipartisan prison and sentencing-reform bill to the floor.
  3. criminal justice reform
    Trump Finally Supports Kushner’s Compromise Criminal-Justice Reform BillIt’s not a done deal just yet, but Jared Kushner did get his father-in-law across the line after more than two years of delays.
  4. Trump Overrules Kushner, Puts Hold on Criminal-Justice Reform BillIn the end, Trump listened to crime demagogues like Tom Cotton instead of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley — or his own son-in-law.
  5. criminal justice reform
    Criminal-Justice-Reform Deal Facing Opposition From Left and RightTrump’s support is crucial to a deal that would add sentencing reforms to a House-passed prison-reform bill. But Cotton and Booker aren’t on board.
  6. Can Kushner’s Patchy Prison-Reform Bill Survive the Senate?A House-passed bill backed by the Trump administration at the behest of Jared Kushner could succumb to bipartisan crossfire in the Senate.
  7. Trump’s Choice to Lead CIA Oversaw ‘Black Site’ Interrogation ProgramGina Haspel reportedly oversaw the waterboarding of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and the destruction of interrogation tapes.
  8. Will Trump Make or Break an Immigration Deal?The odds of any legislation making it through the abattoir of both houses of Congress is limited at best — unless Trump gives Republicans cover.
  9. The Dispute Dividing the GOP in the Debate Over ImmigrationSenate Republicans are resisting the House–Trump effort to force restrictions in legal immigration into a deal with Democrats. But maybe not for long.
  10. Tom Cotton Doesn’t Oppose Mass Immigration for Economic ReasonsThe senator says we need to cut immigration to tighten labor markets — but he opposes all other policies that would tighten labor markets.
  11. How Trump’s Immigration Proposal Could Be Trouble for DemocratsTurns out Americans are much more open to restrictions on legal immigration than they are to deporting Dreamers.
  12. Marco Rubio’s Endless Drift to the Right on Immigration Policy ContinuesEver since he was wrong-footed by conservative opposition to the Gang of Eight bill, Rubio has fought to look “strong” on immigration.
  13. 5 Reasons an Immigration Deal Will Be Crazy Hard to AchieveWhat might be America’s thorniest domestic policy issue just keeps getting more complicated.
  14. Leaked Memo Shows White House Doesn’t Really Want a Dreamer DealStaffers at the Justice Department and Homeland Security blasted last week’s bipartisan proposal as a plan to “cripple border security.”
  15. Tom Cotton Would Love to Make Tech Companies an Unofficial Part of the CIAPrivate industry becomes part of the surveillance state.
  16. Trump to Put ‘Quartet of Warriors’ in Charge of Foreign PolicyRex Tillerson’s dismissal will be no surprise. But the military-heavy character of the new team that will ascend to power in his absence is ominous.
  17. The Uncertain Future of Trumpism Without TrumpRepublicans thought Ed Gillespie had found a way to appeal to Trump supporters without alienating suburbanites. Turns out it’s not so easy.
  18. News of the Weird: Ted Cruz Stands Up for Coastal Elites in Tax Bill TalksHe took aim at a key provision in the GOP’s tax bill which would mostly affect well-to-do blue-staters.
  19. Susan Rice Becomes the Face of the Trump Counter-Narrative on RussiaTrump defenders no longer have to charge shadowy “deep state” operatives with conspiring against the 45th president.
  20. GOP Senator Says Republican Bill Would Make Health Care ‘Probably Worse’Tom Cotton tells CNN that Paul Ryan’s bill “would not solve the problems of our health-care system” — and would make things “probably worse.”
  21. Here Comes the GOP Attack on Legal ImmigrationIn the wake of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, plans are already underway to restrict the legal form, long the great dream of nativists.
  22. Republicans May Not Have the Senate Votes to Repeal ObamacareSix GOP senators have expressed varying degrees of opposition to the “repeal and delay” strategy. Will they support the first step in that direction?
  23. Tom Cotton Is Positioning Himself to Thrive in Both a Trump and Post-Trump GOPSomehow he’s managing to keep all factions of the party on his side.
  24. Cotton Only Senator to Vote Against Iran BillThe bill is expected to easily pass in the House next week.
  25. Conservative Thinkers Point Out Obvious Similarity Between Iran and Indiana NewsA confluence of news stories exposes a devastating flaw in the liberal worldview.
  26. The Republican Iran Letter Is the Perfect Neoconservative FiascoA thoroughly Bill Kristol operation, right down to the utterly botched planning.
  27. America Votes for Change, Gives Up on HopeThe country wanted to throw the bums in power out, and the bums in power were the Democrats.
  28. the national interest
    Tom Cotton Is Now the Perfect RepublicanArkansas once again provides a glimpse of a party’s future.