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Incumbent Nicolas Maduro declared winner of disputed Venezuela election

on May 21, 2018, 7:17 AM / in International News

Venezuela’s embattled socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, won a second six-year term by a landslide in a disputed election on Sunday. Maduro’s nearest challenger, Henri Falcon, said the vote “lacks legitimacy,” and refused to recognize the result. The U.S. also said it would not recognize Maduro’s win, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan announced Sunday. Maduro won despite a political and […]

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DOJ to investigate FBI informant’s contact with Trump campaign

on May 21, 2018, 7:15 AM / in National News

Here we go Again…. The Justice Department on Sunday told its inspector general to look into whether the early FBI investigation into links between Russia and President Trump’s campaign was politically motivated. The move came hours after Trump began a series of Twitter posts calling for an inquiry into a report that an American academic working as an FBI informant […]

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LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

on May 21, 2018, 7:05 AM / in People

By The Associated Press BATON ROUGE — Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, died Sunday. He was 80. LSU said Cannon, the school’s only Heisman winner, died at his home in St. Francisville. The cause of death was not immediately known. […]

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Nashville Predators’ Endorsement of Acting Mayor David Briley ‘A Sleazy Quid Pro Quo’

Nashville Predators’ Endorsement of Acting Mayor David Briley ‘A Sleazy Quid Pro Quo’

on May 21, 2018, 6:39 AM / in State News

Sports teams can receive handsome rewards for supporting public officials…. The Jackson Generals receive over 1.2 million annually in financial incentives. The Tennessee Star The Nashville Predators’ unprecedented endorsement of Acting Mayor David Briley in this Thursday’s special mayoral election in Nashville/Davidson County is “a sleazy quid pro quo,” one long time Tennessee Republican political operative tells The Tennessee Star. The definition of “quid pro […]

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Councilman Robert Swope admits To 1998 solicitation bust

Councilman Robert Swope admits To 1998 solicitation bust

on May 21, 2018, 6:34 AM / in State News

A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville Councilman Robert Swope is one of the few self identified Republicans in the Metro Council and he was Trump’s Tennessee State Director. He is the most conservative member of the Council and yet is effective and respected by his colleagues.  He is running for a position on the Republican State Executive Committee challenging Ron McDow […]

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Man And Woman Killed In Sunday Morning Murder/Suicide At Hixson Gas Station

on May 21, 2018, 6:26 AM / in State News

A man and a woman were killed in a Sunday morning murder/homicide at a gas station in Hixson. The shooting was shortly after 10 a.m. at a Shell station at Hixson Pike and Brookaire. Upon arrival, police located Kimberly Phillips, 48, lying in the parking lot from an apparent gunshot wound. Also in the same parking lot, officers located Frederick Tragresser, […]

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Audit: Agencies make it difficult to get public records

Audit: Agencies make it difficult to get public records

on May 21, 2018, 6:13 AM / in State News

By Sheila Burke, Associated Press Some government agencies in Tennessee are making it difficult for citizens to access public records and, in some instances, violating state law, a newly released audit shows. Open records advocates had hoped that a state law that passed in 2016 would make it easier for people to access information that should be publicly available to citizens. […]

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God’s Dwelling Place

God’s Dwelling Place

on May 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. Revelation 21:4 James Oglethorpe (1696–1785) was a British general and member of Parliament who had a vision for a great city. Charged with settling the state of Georgia in North America, he planned the city of Savannah according to that vision. He designed a series of squares, each […]

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Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court Decision Was a Federalism Doozy

Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court Decision Was a Federalism Doozy

on May 20, 2018, 8:33 AM / in National News, State News

By David Fowler  |   FACT This week the U.S. Supreme Court released an important Tenth Amendment decision, Murphy v. NCAA, that may have clear implications for the state’s lawsuit against the United States over the Refugee Act. It also might just overthrow the Court’s three-year-old same-sex “marriage” decision, Obergefell v. Hodges. The Murphy case involved a provision in a federal statute passed years ago […]

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Oklahoma Constitutional-carry Bill Author Vows to Fight Governor’s Veto

Oklahoma Constitutional-carry Bill Author Vows to Fight Governor’s Veto

on May 20, 2018, 8:30 AM / in National News, State News

Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm (shown, R-Broken Arrow) and Oklahoma State Representative Sean Roberts (R-Hominy) are vowing to fight back against Republican Governor Mary Fallin’s veto last week of Dahm’s bill, which would have recognized constitutional carry in the Sooner State. Dahm was the principal sponsor of SB 1212, which stipulates that any person 21 and older, and military personnel […]

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WTO Ruling Demonstrates Dangers of Multilateral Trade Agreements

WTO Ruling Demonstrates Dangers of Multilateral Trade Agreements

on May 20, 2018, 8:27 AM / in International News, Opinion

Written by  Steve Byas At first glance, it appears that Boeing, an American company, won a huge victory before the World Trade Organization (WTO) in its dispute with the European Union (EU), when the WTO’s appellate body ruled earlier this week that a 2016 ruling — that the EU has failed to eliminate billions of dollars in aid to Airbus on […]

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MEDIA ICON CLAIMS IT WAS DEMOCRATS WHO ATTEMPTED TO CIRCUMVENT OUR ELECTION, NOT PUTIN

on May 20, 2018, 8:09 AM / in Opinion

Rush Limbaugh made a very salient point on his show on Friday. He was responding to James Clapper, who made the absurd claim that it was a good thing that Obama spied on Trump and then said that the spy wasn’t spying on Trump, he was spying on Russia. If you believe that I have some land in Florida I’d […]

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SOLAR MINIMUM APPROACHING | A MINI ICE AGE?

SOLAR MINIMUM APPROACHING | A MINI ICE AGE?

on May 20, 2018, 7:08 AM / in International News

By Bob Berman  |   Farmers Almanac  COULD A DEEP SOLAR MINIMUM BRING ABOUT A NEW ICE AGE? Sunspots are disappearing more rapidly than usual as the Sun prepares to enter the solar minimum. The last time the absence of sunspots was so prolonged was the “Little Ice Age,” which happened back in the 1600s. Will Earth experience another cold snap? First, understand that the Sun normally follows […]

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Pigs at the Trough: Many of Briley’s Donors Are Developers, Lobbyists, Lawyers, and PACs Who Benefit From Metro Nashville Business

Pigs at the Trough: Many of Briley’s Donors Are Developers, Lobbyists, Lawyers, and PACs Who Benefit From Metro Nashville Business

on May 20, 2018, 7:03 AM / in Opinion, State News

By the Tennessee Star Staff Acting Mayor of Nashville David Briley has raised more than $720,000 for his campaign to win the May 24 special mayoral election, according to two financial disclosures filed by his campaign with the Davidson County Election Commission for the period beginning March 8 and ending March 31 (when he raised $402,885) and the period beginning April 1 and […]

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These Nashville attorneys fought for marriage equality at the Supreme Court, in their United Methodist church

on May 20, 2018, 6:58 AM / in Religion, State News

The United Methodist Church has been preyed on from the heretic on the left for years because they were considered weak in their faith at times. Even a few of their own ministers fell from grace over the issue. Why might you ask? We suspect it is because as a church some feel they can save mankind from the depths […]

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Pont Alexandre III – The Bridge of Folly and Tragedy

Pont Alexandre III – The Bridge of Folly and Tragedy

on May 20, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

By Eric Margolis PARIS –  Of the many bridges that span the Seine River, none is more beautiful nor majestic than the Pont Alexandre III.  Just south of the splendid Grand Palais, this bridge was named in honor of Russia’s Czar, Alexander III. Completed in 1892, the bridge is a monument to France’s Bel Epoque and represents the high-water mark […]

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Memphis to Rebid Cook Convention Center Project

Memphis to Rebid Cook Convention Center Project

on May 19, 2018, 7:36 AM / in State News

By Bill Dries  |  Memphis Daily News The city will be rebidding the $175 million renovation of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Tuesday, May 15. The rebid follows bids in March that came in above the $175 million the city plans to spend on the interior and exterior overhaul of the convention center that turned 44 years […]

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TBI agents called after human remains discovered in Dickson County

on May 19, 2018, 7:32 AM / in State News

Special agents were investigating a report of human remains discovered in Dickson County on Friday night. Investigators were called to the 200 block of Blackie Road in Charlotte on Friday at the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, said Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine. The remains were believed to be those of an adult, DeVine said. Investigators could […]

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Ex-trustee Mike Lowe coughs up belated restitution in face of new charge

Ex-trustee Mike Lowe coughs up belated restitution in face of new charge

on May 19, 2018, 7:29 AM / in State News

Hayes Hickman, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee The court debate continued Friday into whether former Knox County trustee and convicted thief Mike Lowe is hiding money he owes in restitution after stealing an estimated $750,000 from county coffers. Lowe appeared at a violation of probation hearing for falling behind on his restitution payments by $13,450 over the past several months. The disgraced county official […]

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This is a good Thing

This is a good Thing

on May 19, 2018, 7:25 AM / in National News

The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers. The Department of Health and Human Services will announce its proposal Friday, a senior White House official said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to confirm the […]

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