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Cotton enters ‘Senate’ fray over fed court nominations

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WASHINGTON (Arkansas News Bureau) — U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, on Tuesday plunged into a heated dispute between Senate Republicans and the Obama administration over judicial nominations, a move that will inevitably fuel further speculation about his 2014 political ambitions.

Cotton introduced the "Stop Court Packing Act" to eliminate three positions on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on the very day that President Barack Obama nominated three judges to fill the now empty slots.

Standing with the three nominees in the Rose Garden, Obama complained that Senate Republicans, for political reasons, were blocking his nominees to the court. He also challenged Republicans for derisively asserting that he was looking to pack the court.

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