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Oldest serving member of House, Ralph Hall loses in Texas election

Oldest serving member of House, Ralph Hall loses in Texas election

on May 28, 2014, 6:46 AM / in National News, News

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Ralph Hall of Texas, the oldest serving member of Congress at 91, lost in a Republican primary runoff election on Tuesday, according to media projections. Hall, 91, was a World War Two veteran who was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980. He lost to Tea Party-backed challenger, John Ratcliffe, a […]

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Obama postpones review of US deportation policy

Obama postpones review of US deportation policy

on May 28, 2014, 6:43 AM / in National News, News

Washington (AFP)– President Barack Obama has postponed a review of US deportation policy for undocumented workers, hoping to give legislative reform a better chance, a White House official said. Obama called on Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to “hold on the release” of the results and recommendations of a review of procedures for deporting undocumented workers, the official said. […]

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Jackson officer testifies Woolfork tried to take control of investigation in alleged domestic assault

Jackson officer testifies Woolfork tried to take control of investigation in alleged domestic assault

on May 28, 2014, 6:43 AM / in Local News, News

Written by Nichole Manna   Sharon Sangster wrapped up her testimony in the David Woolfork trial just before 4 p.m. today, and Jackson Police Officer Kenneth Reeves was the next witness called to testify. Reeves was one of the officers who responded to Sangster’s house on Oct. 10 when Sangster accused Woolfork of assaulting her. Woolfork, who was sheriff of […]

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Dems express opposition to Venezuela sanctions

Dems express opposition to Venezuela sanctions

on May 28, 2014, 6:40 AM / in National News, News

A group of Democrat’s lead by Michigan Rep. John Conyers a liberal Democrat has voiced its opposition to authorizing unilateral U.S. sanctions against Venezuela ahead of a House vote Wednesday according to press circles. News groups have gone to press stating that: “The bill instructs the Obama administration to compile a list of human rights abusers in the Venezuelan government, […]

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Top Navy SEAL’s life advice: ‘Make your bed’

on May 27, 2014, 10:13 AM / in National News, News

Adm. Bill McRaven is a bad-ass — and fount of good advice. Head of the Joint U.S. Special Operations Command, he is a 36-year SEAL who has been at the tip of the spear in the war on terror since 2001. He has commanded a squadron in the fabled Naval Special Warfare Development Group, better known as SEAL Team Six, and […]

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Making Hay While the Sun Shines: The Left Politicizes Elliot Rodger

on May 27, 2014, 10:07 AM / in National News, News

WOW   –  the comments on this item are powerful. I hope folks are keeping track of the young males – many are from WEALTHY families, raised with very few if any limitations on their bad behavior. Could it be that the real problem isn’t guns, knives, or cars but indulgent families who fail to properly raise their children?????  Spare the […]

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Stop the premature talk of surrender on same-sex ‘marriage’

Stop the premature talk of surrender on same-sex ‘marriage’

on May 27, 2014, 9:59 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

by Carson Holloway (ThePublicDiscourse.com) – To hear some commentators talk, America’s struggle over the meaning of marriage is already over, and conservatives have lost. Like latter-day Edgar Allan Poes, they are busily preparing a premature burial for marriage as a male-female union. Conservatives should imitate Poe’s protagonist and refuse to cooperate with this ghoulish enterprise, showing their opponents that they and […]

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USA Freedom Act Gutted Before House Passage; Heads to Senate

USA Freedom Act Gutted Before House Passage; Heads to Senate

on May 27, 2014, 9:56 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Thomas R. Eddlem The USA Freedom Act — written in its original form by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and designed to ban the omnipresent collection of private U.S. citizens’ data by the NSA without a judicial warrant — was passed in gutted form May 22. The act is likely to be further watered down as it heads to the Senate, […]

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Governor McCrory’s Plan now SB 842

Governor McCrory’s Plan now SB 842

on May 27, 2014, 7:16 AM / in National News, News

SB 842 Governor’s Budget filed May 22, 2014 contains the HSUS/McCrory plan to license and regulate dog breeders and to transfer the Animal Welfare Section to the Department of Public Safety, Law Enforcement Division. SB 842 revises the General Statutes definition of dog dealer to mean any person who sells or offers to sell, exchange, or donate animals, or any […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday May 27th 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday May 27th 2014

on May 27, 2014, 7:04 AM / in National News, News

1. Ukraine’s new leader hammers rebels while promising diplomacy Ukrainian forces continued fighting Tuesday with pro-Russian separatists who tried to take over the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine on Monday. Hours before the assault began, Ukraine’s newly elected president, Petro Poroshenko, had promised to negotiate an end to the Ukraine crisis, but said he would never talk with “terrorists.” A […]

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Jackson City Council Meeting, June 3, 2014 Agenda

on May 27, 2014, 6:41 AM / in Local News, News

CALL TO ORDER. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.           (COUNCILMEMBER VICKY FOOTE) ROLL CALL. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MAY 6, 2014, CITY COUNCIL MEETING, MINUTES OF THE MAY 15, 2014, SPECIAL CALLED CITY COUNCIL MEETING, AND THE MINUTES OF THE MAY 20, 2014, SPECIAL CALLED CITY COUNCIL MEETING. INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITION. […]

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Joe Carr, candidate for U. S. Senate, speaks in Union City, June 10

Joe Carr, candidate for U. S. Senate, speaks in Union City, June 10

on May 27, 2014, 6:33 AM / in Announcements

Joe Carr is running against Lamar Alexander in the August primary. Plan to come to the meeting and bring a friend:   Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Refreshments at 6:00 p.m., Program at 6:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church Family Life Center 420 East Main Street, Union City, TN Learn more about Joe: Visit Joe’s website About page. Also, check out […]

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Dr. Ben Carson to be in Jackson and Nashville in June- go meet him if possible

Dr. Ben Carson to be in Jackson and Nashville in June- go meet him if possible

on May 27, 2014, 6:30 AM / in Announcements, Local News, News

Today is finally the publication date for my new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. I’m excited to hit the road and the airwaves to start talking about it. One Nation is not about me – it’s about the dangers threatening our economy, education, health care, and family life.  It’s about restoring civility, so we […]

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Critical Situation as Legislators Move to Re-Write Our Constitution

Critical Situation as Legislators Move to Re-Write Our Constitution

on May 27, 2014, 6:27 AM / in Announcements

The situation is critical as our state legislators have nearly unanimously passed a resolution making Tennessee the 22nd State requesting a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) that has thevery real possibility of changing our Constitution including removing our right to bear arms. Join  us Saturday, May 31st 5:00-7:30 pm at Union University for a free event to learn from Richard D. Fry, […]

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Animal abuse case to grand jury in Monroe County, Tennessee

on May 27, 2014, 6:12 AM / in News, State News

Author: Michael Thomason Source: The Monroe County Advocate VONORE-A Vonore area man waived charges of meth use and animal abuse onto a Monroe County Grand Jury last week. Noah Keith Tipton, 41, Tipton Lane, Vonore, was in Monroe County General Sessions Court on 14 charges of animal cruelty and initiating the process to manufacture methamphetamine, but instead of entering a […]

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Ex-sheriff David Woolfork’s trial set to start today

Ex-sheriff David Woolfork’s trial set to start today

on May 27, 2014, 6:03 AM / in Local News, News

The trial of former Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork is scheduled to start today in Madison County Circuit Court on charges of attempted aggravated sexual battery and domestic assault. A Sheriff’s Office employee, Deputy Sharon Sangster, accused Woolfork of assaulting her at her home in October. Since the incident, Woolfork and his attorney have maintained that Woolfork has done nothing […]

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Chattanooga entrepreneurs, thirsty for talent, subsidize housing for new hires

Chattanooga entrepreneurs, thirsty for talent, subsidize housing for new hires

on May 27, 2014, 5:58 AM / in News, State News

Cameron Rogers made the leap to Chattanooga from New Brunswick, a small province on Canada’s Atlantic coast, to pursue her dream job. In the months since she was invited in August 2013 to visit the offices of Fancy Rhino, a Chattanooga-based creative agency that boasts clients from Nike to Samsung, Rogers held out hope that she’d be picked to work […]

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West Knoxville man found dead three weeks after disappearance

on May 27, 2014, 5:54 AM / in News, State News

by The Knoxville News Sentinel   KNOXVILLE — A 60-year-old man who disappeared earlier this month after threatening to harm himself was found dead in a backyard shed Monday night along the same West Knoxville street where he was reported missing. The body of William Glen Young was discovered by family members shortly after 7 p.m. in a utility shed behind […]

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Violence Is Violence

on May 27, 2014, 5:51 AM / in Opinion

By the Midsouth Sentinel A Woman Is Beating Up a Man in Public. Would You Intervene? (Video Already Has the Answer) http://bit.ly/1pcTLXF “You’re minding your own business, traversing a city sidewalk, when suddenly you see a physical altercation — and it involves a man and a woman. Do you intervene? Ah, but hang on a second. There’s a twist. What […]

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Law enforcement, media in east Tennessee must demand facts in Heitman case

Law enforcement, media in east Tennessee must demand facts in Heitman case

on May 27, 2014, 5:45 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Law enforcement officers aren’t obligated to speak to journalists — but unlike politicians, law enforcement generally goes out of its way to accommodate the media, even when and if both sides have a complicated relationship. Law enforcement authorities have a better sense that perception often matters more than truth, and this is crucial […]

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