Articles by: Bobbie Patray

Do States Have a Say in the Refugee Resettlement Program?

Do States Have a Say in the Refugee Resettlement Program?

on March 19, 2019, 6:39 AM / in State News

The State of Tennessee filed a lawsuit against the federal government in March 2017 claiming that the refugee resettlement program was an imposition by Washington over which the state had no control. The lawsuit is pending, but it highlights a deep problem with how the refugee resettlement program has evolved since the passage of the Refugee Act in 1980. This Backgrounder traces […]

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State of Tennessee Appeals Federal Judge’s Dismissal of Refugee Resettlement Lawsuit

State of Tennessee Appeals Federal Judge’s Dismissal of Refugee Resettlement Lawsuit

on March 19, 2019, 6:36 AM / in State News

On Thursday, Tennessee appealed a federal judge’s ruling in March that dismissed the state’s lawsuit against the federal government’s resettlement of refugees in the state on 10th amendment grounds. The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan representing the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee General Assembly, and Tennessee legislators State Rep. Terri […]

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Tennessee Legislative Update, March 16, 2019

Tennessee Legislative Update, March 16, 2019

on March 18, 2019, 7:11 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Tennessee’s Eagle Forum Legislative Update, Week of March 9, 2019

on March 10, 2019, 6:18 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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Nearly 200 people test positive for mumps at immigration detention facility in Texas

Nearly 200 people test positive for mumps at immigration detention facility in Texas

on March 8, 2019, 6:30 AM / in National News

Some 186 people, including staff, have exhibited symptoms of mumps at immigration facilities in Texas, the Texas Tribune reported. During the entirety of 2016, there were 191 cases in the state. Here’s what we know According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen and tender salivary glands. […]

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Children Don’t Need ‘Day Care For All,’ They Need Their Mothers

Children Don’t Need ‘Day Care For All,’ They Need Their Mothers

on March 6, 2019, 6:23 AM / in National News, Opinion

Children Don’t Need ‘Day Care For All,’ They Need Their Mothers Democrats aim to nationalize not only the economy, but also families. Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have both publicly endorsed socialized child care. Warren’s plan is supposedly funded by (what else) wealth confiscation – but only from “the rich,” so don’t worry, everybody. It’s okay to use […]

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Legislative Update, March 4, 2019

Legislative Update, March 4, 2019

on March 4, 2019, 7:46 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at […]

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Tennessee Eagle Forum Legislative Update February 24th 2019

Tennessee Eagle Forum Legislative Update February 24th 2019

on February 24, 2019, 6:31 AM / in State News

I am so delighted to report that Rep. Jeremy Faison is recovering nicely from the surgery he had on his head wound last week. Bless his heart, Rep. Tim Rudd was back at the Capitol this week, all bandaged up from his surgery putting skin graphs in place over some of his burns.  He still has a long way to […]

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Legislative Update, February 16, 2019

Legislative Update, February 16, 2019

on February 17, 2019, 7:24 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Murder suspect gets lesser charge thanks to New York abortion law

Murder suspect gets lesser charge thanks to New York abortion law

on February 13, 2019, 6:11 AM / in State News

By Nancy Flanders  |  Live Action New York resident Jennifer Irigoyen, 35, and her preborn child were murdered last Sunday. Neighbors heard her scream, “He’s going to kill the baby,” and when they got to her, she said she knew her attacker. She and her baby, whom most sources say was five months along, died at the hospital. Police spent days searching for […]

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Tennessee Legislative Update, February 9, 2019

Tennessee Legislative Update, February 9, 2019

on February 9, 2019, 7:00 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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There is no lawful role for the federal government in education

There is no lawful role for the federal government in education

on February 9, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, State News

The General Education Provisions Act of 1965: No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, […]

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Sandwich shops are now refusing to do business with ICE

Sandwich shops are now refusing to do business with ICE

on February 6, 2019, 6:43 AM / in National News

By Justin Rohrlich  |  Quartz  US Immigration and Customs Enforcement couldn’t bid out a contract to provide meals for detainees because so few vendors are willing to work with the agency. That’s according to a six-month, $22,000-contract extension ICE recently awarded to a food-service provider in California, which will continue to deliver “freshly prepared meals that consist of two sandwiches (bologna, turkey or […]

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Tennessee Eagle Forum Legislative Update February 3rd 2019

Tennessee Eagle Forum Legislative Update February 3rd 2019

on February 3, 2019, 7:17 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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Good morning, Is it?

on January 29, 2019, 7:56 AM / in National News

What does one say about people cheering when a bill is signed that permits the killing of unborn babies right up to the time they are born? I HAVE NO WORDS! Every baby is “fearfully and wonderfully made.” All this attack on life sure makes me wonder how long before God calls a halt to all this evil. It certainly […]

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Praying for the Peaceful transfer of government…………..

on January 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

“I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people-  for kings and […]

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March to End Roe vs. Wade

March to End Roe vs. Wade

on January 18, 2019, 5:53 AM / in Announcements, National News

Today, a very important march will take place in Washington D.C. to mark an infamous decision. Since the 1973 Supreme Court cases, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion on-demand in our country, over 60 million lives have been lost to abortion. Saving lives, ending abortion, and promoting a culture of life is why the March for Life is […]

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Tennessee to become national pioneer in creating social and emotional standards

on January 11, 2019, 6:33 AM / in Opinion, State News

Original Article As the Tennessee Department of Education prepares to roll out new academic standards in math, English, social studies and science, it’s turning attention to creating the state’s first-ever set of standards in a completely new arena — social and emotional learning. Tennessee will spend the next year on the task as one of eight states chosen to draft […]

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They are Baaaaack

on January 8, 2019, 6:06 AM / in National News, State News

Well, the 116th U.S. Congress is now officially in session and I recommend tightening your seat belt because I believe the next two years will be very bumpy. However, let’s not forget our responsibility: “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that […]

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Good morning, January 3rd, 2019

Good morning, January 3rd, 2019

on January 3, 2019, 8:21 AM / in National News

Well, it’s time to get “back in the groove” after what I hope was an enjoyable and pleasant holiday season. I always take “CHRISTmas” down on New Year’s Day and almost finished but, as always, I already miss all the lights of my favorite time of year! In my never-to-be-humble-opinion, raising children is the most difficult and most important job we […]

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