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What You Need to Know and DO About Devaney’s Resignation

What You Need to Know and DO About Devaney’s Resignation

on April 2, 2015, 8:24 AM / in Announcements, State News

Tennesseans for Liberty Chris Devaney announced his decision to resign as Chairman of the GOP State Executive Committee effective April 11. It was supposedly a “surprise” to members of the SEC.  It was not, however, a surprise to Rep. Ryan Haynes, as he miraculously sent out a two-paged candidacy announcement within a half hour of Devaney’s own announcement.  (The Tennessean […]

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Will God’s Design for Marriage Be Upheld?

Will God’s Design for Marriage Be Upheld?

on April 1, 2015, 6:39 AM / in National News, State News

PRAY4MARRIAGE Now until April 28th, the day that the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of marriage laws in Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio, it is critical for the Body of Christ to stand in the gap and pray for God’s design for marriage to be upheld in our courts. Also, you can join us on Facebook […]

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For God’s sake, would someone just put a stake in this guy?

For God’s sake, would someone just put a stake in this guy?

on March 29, 2015, 7:30 AM / in State News

By RockyTop  /  RockyTopPolitics Former Education Commish Kevin Huffman (aka,” Count Commoncore”) may have pulled a Bela Lugosi and climbed out of his grave to torture the villagers all over again. The latest sighting of the bloodsucker of Tennessee taxpayers may have come during the debate going on in the legislature over the future of the start-up Tennessee Virtual Academy […]

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At least it is a step backwards!

At least it is a step backwards!

on March 29, 2015, 7:24 AM / in National News, State News

Republicans are calling Thursday’s House vote to end annual cuts to Medicare reimbursements paid to doctors “progress” in “delivering the first real entitlement reform in nearly two decades.” “For seniors, this will end years of needless concern and frustration that care will suffer from arbitrary cuts,” Rep. Phil Roe, a retired physician from Tennessee, said in the Republican weekly address. […]

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Where’s Waldo?

Where’s Waldo?

on March 29, 2015, 6:57 AM / in Opinion, State News

Channeling his inner Elvis, Ryan Haynes has left the building  Leaves his constituents high and dry while he pursues his next political job. By RockyTop  / RockyTopPolitics And so it begins. That certainly didn’t take long. Less than 48 hours ago, RTP had some pointed questions for the 29-year-old state rep who wants be state party chairman, Ryan Haynes. One […]

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Shelby County Commissioner says “Tea Party is worse than the left”…say what???

Shelby County Commissioner says “Tea Party is worse than the left”…say what???

on March 27, 2015, 5:36 PM / in Opinion, State News

From the MidSouth Sentinel In order to understand this post, you need to know the background on Insure Tn and Terry Roland….Read this to get up to speed Insure Tn recently failed to even make it out of committee in the General Assembly in February thankfully because elected officials wanted…well, to be re-elected. Apparently the fact that Insure Tn didn’t […]

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News from The Tennessee Firearms Association March 27 2015

on March 27, 2015, 9:33 AM / in State News

Our 2nd Amendment rights are not safe even with a Republican super majority in Tennessee. Legislators with records of working against our rights, like Rep. Charles Sargent, Rep. Jim Coley, Rep. Jon Lundberg and others were protected by the “Establishment” and huge financial expense. It is now almost the end of March and what have we seen? More dirty tricks. […]

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Advance Tickets For Super Chevy Show Now On Sale

Advance Tickets For Super Chevy Show Now On Sale

on March 25, 2015, 8:47 AM / in Announcements, National News, State News

Advance tickets for the April 10-12 Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance at Memphis International Raceway (MIR) are now on sale at RaceMIR.com. This year’s ticket packages include a never before offered single ticket suite experiences for the show. “The Super Chevy Show brings some of the most passionate automotive fans from at least a dozen different states,” said […]

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Bid to revive Tennessee Medicaid expansion moving in Senate

Bid to revive Tennessee Medicaid expansion moving in Senate

on March 24, 2015, 7:59 AM / in State News

Editor’s Note: I should be happy about this as I am heavily invested in health care stock, however not enough to disturb me if doesn’t pass. I propose that my own Republican State Senator Ed Jackson to vote in favor of this proposal aligning him with West Tennessee Health Care’s financial and political support with the issue. If you are a conservative and […]

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Tennessee GOP Chairman Chris Devaney resigning

Tennessee GOP Chairman Chris Devaney resigning

on March 24, 2015, 7:24 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  /  Chattanooga Times Free Press  Tennessee GOP Chairman Chris Devaney of Lookout Mountain is resigning. Devaney is stepping down April 11 to become executive director of the Chattanooga-based Children’s Nutrition Group of Haiti. “This is what I’m called to do at this point in my life,” he said. Devaney, who informed Republican Executive Committee members of his plan this […]

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Secret ‘pre-meetings’ become commonplace in Tennessee House

Secret ‘pre-meetings’ become commonplace in Tennessee House

on March 23, 2015, 7:48 AM / in State News

The AP reports that Tennessee House committees are increasingly gathering in cramped, tucked-away conference rooms in the legislative office complex to hold secret “pre-meetings” to discuss pending legislation. The public isn’t informed or invited. No public notice is given for the time or location of the meetings held at odd hours by at least 10 of the 15 standing committees […]

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Senate Version of Tennessee bill banning traffic cameras changed so it won’t ban traffic cameras

Senate Version of Tennessee bill banning traffic cameras changed so it won’t ban traffic cameras

on March 23, 2015, 7:13 AM / in State News

Special Thanks to the MidSouth Sentinel for the HT NASHVILLE – The Senate version of a bill banning unmanned traffic enforcement cameras no longer would eliminate cities’ use of the devices. As amended Wednesday by the Senate Transportation Committee, the bill sponsored by Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, would simply impose new restrictions on traffic light and speed camera use. In […]

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School choice parents sue Tennessee education commissioner

School choice parents sue Tennessee education commissioner

on March 23, 2015, 7:07 AM / in State News

  By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Two sets of parents of children attending a Tennessee virtual district public school have filed a lawsuit to keep the school open. State officials want to shut it down after the school year. As reported, parents at Tennessee’s Virtual Academy said test scores are gradually improving, and closing the school now is premature. Specifically, the […]

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RTP Outs Score on Common Core Repeal Bill. SCORE Tries To Walk It Back.

on March 23, 2015, 7:03 AM / in State News

WE LIKE THIS GUY! Rocky Top Politics “Always entertaining, sometimes vicious” — The Dean. Hate Common Core?  Want to get rid of it?  Then pay close attention to what S.C.O.R.E. says. Then do the exact opposite. Fresh from the embarrassment of their own spokesperson giving a live demonstration on how to talk out of one’s ass, SCORE moved to try […]

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Bus driver rescues dogs, but loses her job

on March 20, 2015, 6:28 AM / in State News

BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) – A former Cleveland Urban Area Transit bus driver says she wants her job back. Elizabeth Freeman was fired after picking up two stray dogs at a Wal-Mart along her route in Cleveland last month. She made the rescue with passengers on board. Thursday, Freeman showed up to her former workplace with two of her supporters […]

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State Override of Local Guns-in-Parks Bans Gaining Momentum

State Override of Local Guns-in-Parks Bans Gaining Momentum

on March 19, 2015, 6:26 AM / in State News

At least one bone of contention gun-rights enthusiasts have developed with rules governing public possession of firearms in Tennessee looks like it might get alleviated this year. Tennessee has since 2009 allowed gun-carry permit holders to come armed into state-owned parks and natural areas. However, locally owned public recreation lands were another matter. Whether or not the right to carry […]

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TENNESSEANS OVERWHELMINGLY OPPOSE TEST SCORE BASED SCHOOL CLOSINGS.

TENNESSEANS OVERWHELMINGLY OPPOSE TEST SCORE BASED SCHOOL CLOSINGS.

on March 19, 2015, 5:45 AM / in State News

 NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 18, 2015 – A recent poll by the Tarrance Group found an overwhelming majority of Tennessee registered voters oppose the closing of a public school based solely on results from the state’s standardized test. The same poll found voters were even more strongly against state legislators who supported such closings. A memo of the poll is attached. Commissioned […]

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Tennessee terrorist camps well positioned to strike key cities

Tennessee terrorist camps well positioned to strike key cities

on March 17, 2015, 9:59 AM / in State News

Tennessee terrorist camps well positioned to strike key cities Special Thanks to Maria for the Heads Up Two possibly three terrorist camps have been discovered in Dover, Paris and Shelbyville TN. The three camps in TN are intertwined with a string of other camps, some say as many as 37, scattered throughout rural America, maybe more. Muslims of America claim […]

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The Governor and Mrs. Haslam Promote a “Healthy Tennessee”….and Muslims

The Governor and Mrs. Haslam Promote a “Healthy Tennessee”….and Muslims

on March 17, 2015, 9:48 AM / in State News

By tn Council 4 political justice Since taking office Governor Haslam has tried different ways to leave his mark on improving the health of Tennesseans. He even tried to use his Medicaid Expansion plan “Insure Tennessee” to pay people to get healthy. Haslam said he could use his own healthcare plans to “fundamentally chang[e] health care in Tennessee.” His “Healthy […]

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Tennessee man fears for his business after net neutrality ruling

Tennessee man fears for his business after net neutrality ruling

on March 17, 2015, 7:53 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — By any measure, Bradley County resident William Haynes is the classic American entrepreneur, an Internet service provider who said he’s trying to offer service in rural areas, places corporate Internet providers don’t exist. “I go in to fill the void where people didn’t have any service. I’m not trying to compete with AT&T and […]

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