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New SEC MEMBERS List

New SEC MEMBERS List

on November 6, 2014, 8:58 AM / in News, State News

Let us present to you the Tennessee Republican GOP State Executive Committee for 2014 to 2018 The State Executive Committee is a group of Directors appointed to act on behalf of, and within the powers granted to them by, the Bylaws of the Tennessee Republican Party. It consists of a chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary, and treasurer. Senior level management committee empowered […]

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100 dogs rescued from deplorable breeding facility in Tennessee

100 dogs rescued from deplorable breeding facility in Tennessee

on November 6, 2014, 8:22 AM / in Local News, News, State News

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. – Around 100 dogs found living in extremely deplorable and neglectful conditions at a breeding facility in Gibson County, Tennessee, were rescued Wednesday. The Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) assisted the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office in seizing the animals at the facility about two hours west of Nashville. Among the 100 dogs were both adults and newborns of […]

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Corker, Alexander get new power with new majority

Corker, Alexander get new power with new majority

on November 6, 2014, 7:57 AM / in National News, News, State News

Editor’s Note: Now here is a Scary Thought! The implications of Republicans taking control of the U.S. Senate are perhaps best embodied in the powerful positions awaiting Tennessee’s two GOP senators. Both Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are poised to take committee chairmanships, elevating their national profile while increasing their sway in the Senate. Corker (65% voting record) is set to […]

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What’s next after passage of controversial Amendment 1?

What’s next after passage of controversial Amendment 1?

on November 6, 2014, 7:49 AM / in News, State News

It ain’t over yet! By Chris Bundgaard, Reporter  /  WKRN News ABC Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Now that Amendment One has easily passed to add language about abortion to the Tennessee Constitution, what happens now? Its a question News 2 posed to one of those who worked for years on the amendment. Bobbie Patray has been championing conservative issues on […]

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Voters pass all four constitutional amendments; Counties pass the sell of Wine

Voters pass all four constitutional amendments; Counties pass the sell of Wine

on November 5, 2014, 7:40 AM / in News, State News

Tennesseans apparently ratified all four amendments to the state constitution Tuesday, including the controversial Amendment 1 giving the state Legislature power to restrict abortion and, if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned at the national level, to ban abortions in the state. That should put a shoe in it! Amendment 1 The passage of Amendment 1 represented a big victory […]

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Was Strong and Free Tennessee working with Tennessee Legislative Campaign Committee to work against Conservatives?

Was Strong and Free Tennessee working with Tennessee Legislative Campaign Committee to work against Conservatives?

on October 30, 2014, 11:14 AM / in News, State News

As a matter of public notice the  BUREAU OF ETHICS AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGISTRY OF ELECTION FINANCE held a meeting on October 8th in Nashville, Tennessee. Part of that meeting involved a civil penalty order against Strong & Free Tennessee. This is Case No. 14-39. In speaking with Mr. Drew Rawlins, Executive Director of the Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance Registry […]

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Tennesseans Face ‘Monumental’ Vote, Says Davis

Tennesseans Face ‘Monumental’ Vote, Says Davis

on October 30, 2014, 8:48 AM / in News, State News

By Baptist and Reflector BRENTWOOD – Tennesseans are facing “the most monumental vote” in the state’s 218-year-old history, says Randy C. Davis, executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Referring to Amendment 1 which is on the state ballot, Davis said, “It will be an indictment on Christians if Amendment 1 does not pass.” Davis made his observations in a […]

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Amendment 2 a Tough Sell at DA’s Conference

Amendment 2 a Tough Sell at DA’s Conference

on October 29, 2014, 7:47 AM / in News, State News

At their fall meeting in Memphis last week, the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference voted to endorse Amendment 2, a proposed change to the state Constitution to grant the governor authority to pick Supreme Court and appellate judges. But the vote was by no means unanimous, and it took two tries to get it over the two-thirds hump that the […]

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Haslamites use Chicago-style “Thug” political tactics

Haslamites use Chicago-style “Thug” political tactics

on October 29, 2014, 7:46 AM / in News, State News

Shades of Jimmy Naifeh. Last week RTP reported the District Attorneys Association had refused to endorse Amendment #2, despite the pleading of AG Herbert Slatery and the veiled threats from Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons. But in a tactic that would have made former Speaker “Emeritus” Jimmy Naifeh blush (and making Jimmy blush is a difficult task indeed), the Haslam thugs […]

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2014 Reviving Ramadan”-Better Living Through the Muslim Brotherhood

2014 Reviving Ramadan”-Better Living Through the Muslim Brotherhood

on October 29, 2014, 7:39 AM / in News, State News

tn Council 4 political justice Remziya Suleyman, Director of the Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO) along with her colleagues Suhaib Webb and Abdelrahman Murphy, schooled the young Muslims during the 2013 “In the Footsteps of the Prophet” retreat and again this year. Suleyman told the younger Muslims attending the recent Reviving Ramadan retreat that:  “You carry the legacy of […]

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Tennessee Income Tax Prohibition, Amendment 3 (2014)

Tennessee Income Tax Prohibition, Amendment 3 (2014)

on October 29, 2014, 7:03 AM / in News, State News

During the framing of the Constitution, our founding fathers quarreled over many issues. The issue of taxation was no different. The two main schools of thought, in regards to taxation, resided between Federalists and anti-Federalist parties. Federalists pushed for national authority over the power to tax, in addition to state proposals. Anti-Federalists objected to federal authority to tax, feeling the […]

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Haslam pushes Common Core review to after 2015 session

Haslam pushes Common Core review to after 2015 session

on October 28, 2014, 8:00 AM / in News, State News

Joey Garrison  /  The Tennessean Gov. Bill Haslam laid out a process Wednesday for Tennesseans to review and comment on Common Core in this state, putting flesh to what he has said will be a “full vetting” of the controversial academic standards. But the plan is to produce recommended changes to Tennessee’s standards by the end of 2015. That pushes […]

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Tennessee Judicial Selection, Amendment 2 (2014)

Tennessee Judicial Selection, Amendment 2 (2014)

on October 25, 2014, 9:39 AM / in News, State News

  A great deal of discussion and debate have erupted over the last couple of months in regards to an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution as to whether or not we should or should not vote, in a democratic fashion for the election of judges. You have seen advertising both in print and via radio and TV personalities pushing one side or […]

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A Denuded Victory

A Denuded Victory

on October 24, 2014, 8:52 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

By: Leon H. Wolf  /  RedState.come If the polls are to be believed, the Republicans are more likely than not going to regain control of the Senate next year. Probably, they will increase their margin of control in the House. These are good things, I guess, in the sense that all elected Democrats are pro-abortion and removing one from power […]

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Two men accused of neglecting several dogs

Two men accused of neglecting several dogs

on October 24, 2014, 8:40 AM / in News, State News

WREG MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two men accused of neglecting several dogs are in jail, charged with aggravated animal cruelty. WREG visited the neighborhood in North Memphis where animal lovers say they can’t believe the condition of the animals. An anonymous tip led officers to the home on Claybrook. The dogs didn’t have food and water, and neighbors don’t understand why […]

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Advance Tennessee Debacle Double Down.

Advance Tennessee Debacle Double Down.

on October 21, 2014, 8:02 AM / in News, State News

From Rocky Top Politics Governor’s “friends” PAC Spent nearly $250,000 dollars to defeat one (count ‘em, 1) GOP legislator. Election reports released over the weekend should that the Haslam & Cate concocted Advance Tennessee PAC spent considerably more than the $135,000 they reported right before the primary – try nearly double that amount. In what is now considered one of […]

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Alexander Running for 3rd Term Because ‘Country is in Trouble’

Alexander Running for 3rd Term Because ‘Country is in Trouble’

on October 21, 2014, 7:25 AM / in News, State News

Lamar Alexander, a two-term Republican incumbent, said Thursday that he’s running for a third stint in the U.S. Senate because he’s excited by the prospect of the GOP regaining full control of Congress. Editors Note: Alexander’s voting record does not exude confidence from constitutional conservatives in Tennessee. Cumulative Freedom Index Score: 53% If Republicans win a majority in the Senate, which political analysts generally […]

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Tennessee Proposed Four Amendments to Tennessee Constitution

Tennessee Proposed Four Amendments to Tennessee Constitution

on October 21, 2014, 7:10 AM / in News, State News

There are four (4) proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution on the ballot in every county  in Tennessee for voters to consider Nov. 4th. The amendments deal with issues ranging from tax law to abortion issues. We are going to go into depth on each of these later but what we have here is a brief overview of these proposed amendments: Amendment […]

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Madison County, Tennessee Commission votes to support Amendment 1

Madison County, Tennessee Commission votes to support Amendment 1

on October 21, 2014, 6:31 AM / in News, State News

Tyler Whetstone, The Jackson Sun The Madison County Commission joined forces with many of the state’s counties when it passed a resolution 19-5 Monday night in support of the proposed state constitutional Amendment 1. Amendment 1, which is on the Nov. 4 election ballot, would not abolish abortion in the state but would allow state lawmakers to enact legislation to […]

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Covenant to host Ebola forum

Covenant to host Ebola forum

on October 21, 2014, 6:26 AM / in News, State News

Covenant Health will sponsor the East Tennessee Health Forum on Ebola on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the auditorium on the lower level of the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville. The forum will bring together hospitals, doctors and health agencies for an unprecedented community forum to educate the public about Ebola, and to address questions and concerns from the public. The […]

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