gop-senators:-treat-drug-cartels-as-terror-groups

A group of Republican senators is pushing for the United States to treat drug cartels the way it does terrorist organizations following the massacre of nine American women and children in Mexico. The Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act would prohibit cartel members and family members from entering the United States, freeze their assets, and allow…

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sen.-cotton-backs-sanctions-to-discourage-foreign-hostage-taking

Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Thursday discussed a new bill that would discourage foreign leaders from taking Americans hostage. Cotton introduced the “Global Hostage Act of 2019” with Sens. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) in November. The bill aims to place onerous sanctions on countries that imprison American citizens, most…

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arkansas-democrats-fail-to-get-candidate-on-ballot-against-cotton

The Democratic Party of Arkansas announced Monday that it was ending its push to get a candidate for U.S. Senate on the ballot in 2020 for Republican senator Tom Cotton’s first reelection bid. Party leaders spent the past two weeks scrambling to find a way to replace Joshua Mahony, who announced that he was ending…

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sole-dem-challenging-tom-cotton-abruptly-drops-out-of-race

Arkansas Democrat Joshua Mahony ended his Senate bid just hours after the state’s filing deadline, leaving the party without a nominee to run against Republican incumbent Sen. Tom Cotton. Mahony’s campaign said in a Tuesday press release that he was exiting the race immediately due to a “family health concern.” “Citing a family health concern,…

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congress-seeks-to-sanction-officials-from-countries-holding-americans-hostage

Congress is considering new legislation that would require President Donald Trump to sanction any foreign government official involved in holding Americans hostage, a move that would prevent these foreigners and their family members from obtaining U.S. visas, according to congressional sources working on the bill. Sens. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Ted Cruz (R., Tex.)…

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lee-introduces-bill-to-let-courts-instead-of-bureaucrats-settle-labor-disputes

A new bill would return the power to adjudicate labor disputes back to federal courts instead of being resolved by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee reintroduced the “Protecting American Jobs Act” Thursday. Lee charges that the NLRB, an independent federal agency created to enforce the National Labor Relations Act…

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sen.-tom-cotton-unloads-on-intel-community-inspector-general:-‘evasive,-‘insolent,’-and-‘obstructive’

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., unloaded on the inspector general at the center of the anti-Trump whistleblower kerfuffle, calling him “insolent” and “obstructive” in a scathing letter released on Wednesday afternoon. Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community Inspector General, or ICIG, is under fire for secretly eliminating a requirement that whistleblowers provide first-hand information to support allegations…

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released-from-prison-under-trump’s-reform-bill,-former-gang-leader-is-now-sought-for-murder

According to Thomas Verdi, the deputy chief of the Providence Police Department, Francisco was the crown prince of the Almighty Latin Kings. At the time of Francisco’s release, Verdi said the gang leader had a “propensity of violence,” but he held out “hope that [Francisco had] been rehabilitated.” “However, I have serious doubts, having known…

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nyt-journalist-shames-hugh-hewitt-for-attacking-‘candidate’s-child,’-49-year-old-hunter-biden

The New York Times‘s Michael Barbaro criticized conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt, saying he attacked “a candidate’s child,” 49-year-old Hunter Biden. “As this fellow circulates personal attacks on a candidates child, remember he’s paid by NBC and MSNBC,” tweeted Barbaro, host of The Daily podcast, about Hewitt’s interview with Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.), which…

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republican-lawmakers-introduce-bill-to-end-nationwide-legal-injunctions

Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) introduced legislation Wednesday to end nationwide injunctions after a California judge took action to stop a change in the Trump administration’s asylum policy from going into effect. The legislation, titled the “Nationwide Injunction Abuse Prevention Act,” would prevent individual district court judges from issuing…

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