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Republican senators say Charlottesville response raises questions about Trump

Republican senators say Charlottesville response raises questions about Trump

on August 18, 2017, 9:08 AM / in National News, State News

As President Trump faces an intensifying backlash over his response to white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, he is coming under increasingly biting criticism from Republican lawmakers, whose support he needs to pass his agenda. “The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to be successful,” Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) […]

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Moore, Strange advance in Alabama GOP primary

Moore, Strange advance in Alabama GOP primary

on August 18, 2017, 7:19 AM / in State News

BY BEN KAMISAR  /  The Hill Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) will advance to the Senate primary runoff to fill the Alabama Senate seat left open by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, setting up a high-profile clash within the GOP. The result had been expected — Moore came into Tuesday as the consensus front-runner and Strange, the […]

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Ranking Democrat Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

Ranking Democrat Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

on August 17, 2017, 4:42 PM / in National News, State News

By Thomas   /   The Political Insider Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) has made a shocking announcement to appease his liberal party- He will introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump, in response to Trump’s reactions to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. What makes this stunning is Cohen is the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and […]

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Republican Sen. Bob Corker: Trump has not shown ‘competence’ needed to lead

on August 17, 2017, 4:19 PM / in State News

Story by (you guessed it) Michael Collins, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee WASHINGTON – Sen. Bob Corker delivered his harshest criticism of President Trump yet, telling an audience in Chattanooga on Thursday that Trump hasn’t demonstrated that he understands the character of the nation and has not shown the competence needed to lead. “The president has not yet been able to demonstrate […]

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Breaking News:  San Diego rips out small Historical 1926 Plaque honoring The Jefferson Davis Highway to please Radical Left Wing Activists

Breaking News: San Diego rips out small Historical 1926 Plaque honoring The Jefferson Davis Highway to please Radical Left Wing Activists

on August 17, 2017, 7:18 AM / in National News, State News

Radical Mexican activist Assm. Lorena Gonzales demanded that SD Mayor Faulconer remove the old plaque dedicated to a HIGHWAY and he did this morning.  Then he his fellow council members tried to tie the tiny, nearly unreadable plaque in the ground at Horton Plaza about a highway from Virginia to California to white supremacy and Nazis.  Wow.  Both parties have […]

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Washington State Confederate monuments face controversy, again

Washington State Confederate monuments face controversy, again

on August 17, 2017, 7:12 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

I saw  this on the local noon news and about the same time I re’cd an email from Jeff Schwilk in San Diego on a related event in San Diego. All those who are right now doing all they can to wipe out the HISTORY of the Confederate part of America history then we should all wipe out ALL HISTORY […]

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News Shorts Around the State

News Shorts Around the State

on August 17, 2017, 6:39 AM / in Opinion, State News

Fincher endorses BLACK, Former U.S. Rep. Steven Fincher (R-Tenn.) officially announced he is supporting U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) in her bid for governor. Fincher, who represented Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District from 2011-2017 and directly responsible for the restart of the Import Export Bank where U. S. taxpayers have to foot the bill if foreign governments or industry fail in repayment, […]

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Nevada Senator Faces Challenge in 2018 GOP Senate Primary

Nevada Senator Faces Challenge in 2018 GOP Senate Primary

on August 15, 2017, 9:56 AM / in State News

Sen. Dean Heller opponent Danny Tarkanian promises firmer support for Trump, Obamacare repeal By Janet Hook  /  WALL STREET JOURNAL [Excerpted] – Sen. Dean Heller, a Nevada Republican up for re-election in 2018 who has been whipsawed by the politics of Congress’s health-care debate, has drawn a conservative primary opponent promising to be a more reliable ally for President Donald Trump. Danny […]

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Humphrey on the Hill: After sister’s Colorado experience, Harwell ‘open’ to medical marijuana in TN

on August 14, 2017, 10:20 AM / in Opinion, State News

Watch out. Harwell supports medical marijuana. In Arkansas anyone with a medical marijuana card cannot get a carry permit. Don’t be fooled. This medical pot stuff is sneaky. Special Thanks to Kathryn From Humphrey on the Hill House Speaker Beth Harwell, campaigning for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, says treatment of her sister’s back injury has caused her to reevaluate Tennessee’s […]

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Congressional Candidate John Rose: ‘I Fully Support’ Governor Haslam’s Gas Tax Increase

on August 14, 2017, 7:08 AM / in State News

The Tennessee Star Staff At a February event in Smith County that featured Governor Haslam promoting his proposed gas tax increase, recently announced Sixth Congressional District candidate John Rose told the governor, “I just want to say I applaud you for making this proposal. I fully support it.” You can hear Rose make these comments to the governor beginning at […]

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Nokian Tyres to get $28.42 million to build tire factory

Nokian Tyres to get $28.42 million to build tire factory

on August 14, 2017, 6:50 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  /  Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — Tennessee officials are living up to their end of a commitment to Finnish manufacturer Nokian Tyres, approving a $28.42 million state infrastructure grant in support of the company’s $360 million planned Dayton, Tenn., tire factory. State Building Board Commission members last week unanimously approved the nearly $30 million, which will go […]

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Cable Company Is Evicting Alaska’s Biggest Newspaper

on August 14, 2017, 5:55 AM / in State News

By JULIE ST. LOUIS  /   Courthouse News Service ANCHORAGE (CN) — The fight between traditional newspapers, cable TV and internet took a serious turn Friday in Anchorage, where a cable company filed eviction papers on Alaska’s biggest newspaper, the Alaska Dispatch News. GCI, which also owns local CBS affiliate KTVA-11, filed eviction papers in Superior Court against the Alaska Dispatch News […]

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Horror and hate in Charlottesville

on August 13, 2017, 6:50 AM / in National News, State News

BY TAYLOR LORENZ AND WILL SOMMER / The Hill CHARLOTTESVILLE — Clashes between “alt-right” white nationalists and counter-protesters turned this Virginia college town into a battlefield on Saturday, leaving one people dead and more than a dozen injured after a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protestors. The fatal crash came a day after white supremacists already in town for the “Unite […]

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Tennessee Conservatives Better Connect the Dots

Tennessee Conservatives Better Connect the Dots

on August 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

by David Fowler   /  FACT.org The 2018 election cycle is going to be interesting because of the number of incumbents in the Tennessee Legislature who will not be running for reelection. Most of them are Republicans, and mostly likely there will be primaries. What do I predict? My prediction is that there is a force out there ready to bring […]

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Ken Gross Files the Paper Work to run for The U. S. House, District 2 position of Tennessee

Ken Gross Files the Paper Work to run for The U. S. House, District 2 position of Tennessee

on August 11, 2017, 7:27 AM / in State News

While John Duncan Jr. has not stated he will run again for the United States House of Representatives, the wolves are out for the position. Rep. Duncan has served Tennessee well and as our most conservative of Representatives has relied on the Constitution as his guide. Those opposing him are mere shadows and really not worthy to hold the position. […]

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Free financial literacy, credit program coming to Jackson

Free financial literacy, credit program coming to Jackson

on August 11, 2017, 6:44 AM / in State News

The First Ones to Attend should Be the Jackson City Council Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee First Tennessee Bank is partnering with Operation HOPE to offer free financial literacy programs and credit counseling in Jackson. First Tennessee announced it is opening an Operation HOPE Inside office at its North Highland Avenue branch. Operation HOPE is a national nonprofit […]

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Taxpayers will foot bill for Memphis Council trip to Bourbon Street

Taxpayers will foot bill for Memphis Council trip to Bourbon Street

on August 11, 2017, 6:40 AM / in State News

Ryan Poe, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Three Memphis City Council members and three city employees will visit New Orleans’ Bourbon Street on the taxpayers’ dime this weekend to glean ideas for Beale Street. The group will meet with elected, law enforcement and Homeland Security officials Friday, said council chairman Berlin Boyd, who heads a council task force hoping to address issues […]

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The King’s Castle: Graceland, Whitehaven open 40th anniversary Elvis Week

The King’s Castle: Graceland, Whitehaven open 40th anniversary Elvis Week

on August 11, 2017, 6:35 AM / in State News

By Bill Dries   /   The Daily News, Memphis It begins with a trivia contest and a sock hop. Those are the first two events Friday, Aug. 11, at the top of a crowded Elvis Week itinerary that marks 40 years since Elvis Presley died at Graceland. The two lead-off events – the Elvis Fan Reunion, which features trivia […]

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Mark Green won’t challenge Corker; will help Christians enter public life

Mark Green won’t challenge Corker; will help Christians enter public life

on August 11, 2017, 6:31 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  /  Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green says he won’t run against Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker next year and instead will devote his energy to a new nonprofit group he hopes will prepare Christian conservatives for politics and governing. The Ashland City, Tenn., physician and social conservative’s move came amid speculation he […]

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Tennessee legislators looking to move up, out

on August 11, 2017, 6:25 AM / in State News

State Legislature could see nearly 13 percent turnover in 2018 as lawmakers retire, seek new posts by Andy Sher  /   Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — When state Rep. Marc Gravitt announced this week plans to run for Hamilton County register of deeds, the East Ridge Republican became the latest Tennessee lawmaker to declare he won’t seek re-election to his […]

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