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Iran Letter

Making A Fetish Of John McCain

Why does the elite Washington media continue to pay deference to, and take seriously, the opinions of John McCain? He’s no “maverick,” he’s a feckless partisan.

May 1, 2015
Tom Cotton

Tom Cotton Slams Obama For Undermining Foreign Negotiations, Kills Irony

Tom Cotton is upset that anyone but him would interfere with a foreign negotiation.

March 20, 2015
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and former Ambassador John Bolton speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Cotton And The War Caucus Count On Constituents’ Ignorance

Tom Cotton and his fellow Republican hawks know their letter to Iran is wrong. They just don’t care.

March 18, 2015
Tom Cotton

Iranian Leaders ‘Clearly’ Got Senate Letter Message, Cotton Says

Tom Cotton’s letter to Iran was a great success, according to Tom Cotton.

March 17, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva on January 14 for a bilateral meeting to provide guidance to their negotiating teams before their next round of discussions, which begin on January 15. U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers via Flickr

Iran Nuclear Talks Still Far From A Deal, Officials Say

Time is running out for nuclear negotiators.

March 17, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva on January 14 for a bilateral meeting to provide guidance to their negotiating teams before their next round of discussions, which begin on January 15. U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers via Flickr

GOP Letter Complicates Nuclear Talks With Tehran

Iranian negotiators repeatedly demanded an explanation for Senate Republicans’ letter.

March 16, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry continued his meetings in Montreux March 4 with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif. Under Secretary Wendy Sherman and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in the meetings. (US Mission Geneva via Flickr)

That GOP Letter To Iran? Not Illegal, But Not Smart Either

The Cotton Doctrine is going to be a long-term problem for Republicans.

March 16, 2015
Tom Cotton

The Senate’s 47 Percent

The Senate GOP letter to Iran has inspired an explosion of hypocrisy on the right.

March 16, 2015
Denis McDonough addresses the U.S. Islamic World Forum on May 30, 2012. (U.S.-Islamic World Forum/Flickr)

Obama Deputy Warns Senate Against Undermining Iran Nuclear Talks

The White House is pushing back against Senate interference in the Iran negotiations.

March 16, 2015
The U.S. Capitol under construction in October, 2014 (Mike Maguire via Flickr)

Senators’ Letter To Iran Leader Sets Dangerous Precedent

Congressional Republicans reached yet another new low this week.

March 14, 2015
U.S. Senator John McCain speaking at the Arizona Republican Party 2014 election victory party at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Republicans Feeling Heat Over Iran Letter Express Some Regrets

Senate Republicans are beginning to realize what a big mistake they made.

March 13, 2015

Cartoon: Lieutenant Cotton At War

Tom Cotton leads his troops into battle.

March 12, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, March 11, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The committee is hearing testimony from top administration officials on President Obama's request to Congress for authorization to use force against ISIS. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Biggest U.S. Foreign Policy Split In Generation Emerges On Iran

American politics once stopped at the water’s edge. Now, it doesn’t even slow down.

March 11, 2015
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and former Ambassador John Bolton speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Tom Cotton’s Diplomacy Is Working Out Pretty Well For Tom Cotton

Senator Cotton’s Iran letter is bad for the GOP, and worse for diplomacy — but pretty good for him.

March 11, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva on January 14 for a bilateral meeting to provide guidance to their negotiating teams before their next round of discussions, which begin on January 15. U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers via Flickr

Iran Leader Says GOP Senators’ Letter Implies U.S. ‘Not Trustworthy’

Is this mission accomplished for the Senate GOP?

March 10, 2015