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TFA Director’s report on meetings at the General Assembly from last  Wednesday

TFA Director’s report on meetings at the General Assembly from last Wednesday

on January 31, 2023, 5:53 AM / in State News

A report on a visit by C. Richard Archie to the General Assembly on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. I was privileged to have a sit down with the Speaker of the House on Wednesday, orchestrated by my State Rep, Chris Todd, and attended as well by Rep. Clay Doggett   The take away is that we will, in the House at least, […]

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Legislative Update, January 29, 2023

Legislative Update, January 29, 2023

on January 29, 2023, 8:55 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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What Border Security??

What Border Security??

on January 29, 2023, 8:49 AM / in National News

Good morning   Border Patrol agents apprehend 38 known terrorists in first 3 months of fiscal 2023 Despite Mayorkas’ claims, border security experts sound alarm By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Jan 23, 2023   (The Center Square) – U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a record 38 people on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database during the first […]

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Men Must Be Strong Again and Push Back Against Cancel Culture: Steve Deace

on January 29, 2023, 8:28 AM / in National News

By Ella Kietlinska and Joshua Philipp Cancel culture thrives in American society because men are too weak to push back against it, stand up for their rights, and defend their families, said Steve Deace, conservative commentator and host of “The Steve Deace Show” on BlazeTV. The West was built by strong men who wouldn’t put up with nonsense, Deace said in a recent […]

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IRS Says Millions of Americans Don’t Realize They Are Eligible for Tax Credit

on January 29, 2023, 8:25 AM / in National News

By Tom Ozimek | Epoch Times The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a reminder that millions of Americans are eligible for a tax credit that last year averaged over $2,000 but 20 percent of those entitled to the money didn’t claim it. “This is an extremely important tax credit that helps millions of hard-working people every year,” IRS Acting Commissioner […]

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Biden Lies Again

on January 29, 2023, 6:49 AM / in National News

OAN News President Joe Biden is facing criticism over the many false claims he made during his recent speech in Virginia. The president gave a speech regarding the economic progress of his administration at the Steamfitters Local 602 in Springfield on Thursday. After his speech, fact-checkers from CNN and the House Ways and Means Committee have called out the many […]

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Federal judge again threatens contempt-of-court fines for Texas’ slow progress on foster care reforms

on January 29, 2023, 6:44 AM / in State News

The judge warned the state could be held in contempt of court for not following through with three mandates: youths not knowing their rights, not adequately responding to abuse allegations and still having too many children without placement. BY SNEHA DEY | THE TEXAS TRIBUNE  The judge warned the state could be held in contempt of court for not following through […]

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Florida mother suing school district for banning her from volunteering because she’s an OnlyFans model

on January 29, 2023, 6:33 AM / in State News

By PAUL SACCA |  BLAZE A Florida woman has launched a lawsuit against a school district because she was reportedly banned from volunteering at her child’s school because she is an OnlyFans model. Victoria Triece said she was banned from volunteering at Sand Lake Elementary in Orlando, Florida. Triece said she was banned from volunteering at her youngest child’s school because she has an […]

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Trump’s Heartwarming Gesture Goes Viral After Woman Asks To Pray With Him

on January 29, 2023, 6:16 AM / in National News

On Saturday evening, the internet exploded after a viral moment showed President Trump praying with a South Carolina fast food worker who asked to pray with him. Trump approached the window and a woman holding her phone asked him to join her in a word of prayer. Trump immediately oblidged and put his hand on her shoulder to pray with […]

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Democrats in Louisville-based House District 12 choose Kyle Brown to replace Tracey Bernett

Democrats in Louisville-based House District 12 choose Kyle Brown to replace Tracey Bernett

on January 29, 2023, 6:05 AM / in State News

By MARIANNE GOODLAND  | Colorado Politics Colorado’s spot as second in the nation to have a majority-women legislature ended just three weeks into the 2023 session, when a Democratic House District 12 vacancy committee Saturday selected Kyle Brown of Louisville to replace Rep. Tracey Bernett, D-Louisville. Brown won on the first ballot. The district, which is based in Boulder County, includes […]

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New Legislation coming in quickly – some good, some not.

New Legislation coming in quickly – some good, some not.

on January 28, 2023, 7:05 AM / in State News

Attached is a list of bills that TFA has identified and marked for tracking as of January 27, 2023.   It is important to note that the bill cutoff date for the House is January 30, 2023 and we expect quite a few more bills to be filed next week. These bills have been selected based on the scope of the […]

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Scientists and Archaeologists Confirm Identity of 17th-century Dutch Warship off the Coast of England Carrying Slabs of Fine Italian Marble

Scientists and Archaeologists Confirm Identity of 17th-century Dutch Warship off the Coast of England Carrying Slabs of Fine Italian Marble

on January 28, 2023, 6:58 AM / in International News

An unknown Protected Wreck off the coast of Sussex has been identified as the 17th-century Dutch warship Klein Hollandia. Built in 1656 and owned by the Admiralty of Rotterdam, the ship was involved in all major battles in the second Anglo-Dutch war (1665-1667). Over the past year, specialists from Historic England, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) and the Nautical […]

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Memphis Releases Video of Police Beating Tyre Nichols

Memphis Releases Video of Police Beating Tyre Nichols

on January 28, 2023, 6:47 AM / in State News

By Mimi Nguyen Ly | Epoch Times Nichols died 3 days after encounter with 5 police officers, who are now charged with murder The city of Memphis late Friday released video clips from earlier this month, showing a violent struggle between Tyre Nichols and five former Memphis police officers who are now charged with Nichols’ murder. The five—Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, […]

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Colonoscopy: Unexpected Results From a Major Study, Is It Worth Doing?

Colonoscopy: Unexpected Results From a Major Study, Is It Worth Doing?

on January 28, 2023, 6:22 AM / in International News

The Epoch Times Although many view a colonoscopy as an uncomfortable or even scary procedure, 17.7 million of them are carried out annually in the United States, and 60.6 percent of people have had one in the past 10 years. It’s believed that a colonoscopy not only helps find cancer but also prevents cancer from developing from polyps. Because of its high level of sensitivity and […]

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Second Amendment excuses by Tennessee’s officials for federal civil rights violations?

Second Amendment excuses by Tennessee’s officials for federal civil rights violations?

on January 27, 2023, 10:44 AM / in State News

On January 23, 2023, the State of Tennessee, under the leadership of Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti, entered into an agreed order which concluded that laws enacted by the Tennessee Legislature, under a Republican super-majority, constitute an unconstitutional “scheme” that had the effect of denying 18-20 year olds the opportunity to get a handgun permit or carry under the 2021 permitless carry law. […]

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31 Things to Do This Week In Hilton Head/Bluffton | January 27 – February 2, 2023

on January 27, 2023, 10:42 AM / in State News

What is there to do in Hilton Head this weekend and next week? Check out these events happening in Hilton Head/Bluffton area and beyond. The Lifespan of a Fact Friday, January 27 – Sunday, January 29, 2023. Based on the true story of D’Agata’s essay What Happens There, The Lifespan of a Fact follows the Las Vegas suicide of teenager […]

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Washington’s new capital gains tax goes before state Supreme Court; Washington Republicans take another crack at emergency powers reform

Washington’s new capital gains tax goes before state Supreme Court; Washington Republicans take another crack at emergency powers reform

on January 27, 2023, 10:37 AM / in State News

HOUSE AND SENATE REPUBLICAN MEDIA AVAILABILITY January 25, 2023 (YouTube/TVW) ABORTION Spike: WA constitutional abortion amendment should be an essential right (MyNorthwest) WA state Catholic leaders oppose constitutional abortion plan (KONA Radio) In a post-Roe world, miscarriage treatment becomes more difficult (KUOW Radio) AGRICULTURE & WATER Washington farmers dragged into cap-and-trade costs (Capital Press) State considers bill that allows agricultural […]

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State of emergency declared over violent Atlanta protest

on January 27, 2023, 10:35 AM / in State News

Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency Thursday, giving him the option of calling in the Georgia National Guard in response to a violent protest in downtown Atlanta over the killing by authorities of an environmental activist said to have shot a state trooper. The declaration allows the Republican governor to call up to 1,000 Guard members over the […]

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Matt Gaetz To Introduce ‘PENCIL Act,’ Blocking Adam Schiff From Reviewing Classified Information

on January 27, 2023, 8:02 AM / in National News

by HENRY RODGERS | Daily Caller As Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy blocked Adam Schiff from sitting on the House Intelligence Committee, Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced legislation Thursday that would call on the House to vote on if Schiff should be banned from accessing and viewing any and all classified information. The Daily Caller first obtained the […]

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Arrests in Memphis

on January 27, 2023, 7:50 AM / in State News

Five former Memphis, Tennessee, police officers were arrested yesterday for their roles in the Jan. 10 death of Tyre Nichols. The incident, precipitated by a traffic stop three days earlier, sparked a number of protests across the city. All five officers were indicted on charges including second-degree murder, assault, and kidnapping. Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, was first pulled over Jan. […]

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