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The Tennessean choices favorites….. for education

The Tennessean choices favorites….. for education

on November 17, 2014, 10:56 AM / in News, State News

Jim McIntyre, Jamie Woodson cited as possible candidates to replace Kevin Huffman as education chief After three and a half years of division, fights and big changes that put Tennessee in the national spotlight for public education, a push has emerged for an education commissioner who is homegrown to replace the departing Kevin Huffman. Finding a Tennessean for the high-profile […]

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“Strong and Free” or “Sleazy and Fraudulent”?

“Strong and Free” or “Sleazy and Fraudulent”?

on November 17, 2014, 10:44 AM / in News, State News

Our good partners in East Tennessee know the smell of a rat and in this article and they don’t hold back on their opinion…. God bless them… Good going Rocky Top! The Tennessean and others have finally decided to report on the slimy goings on in the GOP’s recent election of State Executive Committee members. RTP reported on this back […]

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Registry Meeting to discuss Strong and Free TN:  Wednesday, 11/12 at 1:00 PM

Registry Meeting to discuss Strong and Free TN: Wednesday, 11/12 at 1:00 PM

on November 16, 2014, 9:19 AM / in News, State News

WARNING: There is a lot of information here so only continue reading if you have some time..  DISCLAIMER: Despite the continued obstacles and lack of concern or action by those in positions of authority, I will continue to push for “consequences” for the illegal and unethical actions of Strong and Free TN PAC…  So, consider yourselves warned, I will NOT […]

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Meet Ashley

Meet Ashley

on November 14, 2014, 8:12 AM / in News, State News

2 years old Tennessee acute lymphoblastic leukemia St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Ashley is a smiling and energetic little girl who enjoys life to the fullest. She loves to play with her sister and the rest of her family. Right around Ashley’s second birthday, her parents, Patricia and Fernando, started noticing changes in their daughter’s behavior. They took her to […]

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Upcoming Reports

on November 13, 2014, 9:10 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

It has been some time since I have had the opportunity to write as opposed to the time I take as editor at The Press. When I can take the time to write I feel overwhelmed because of the wealth of information that passes by. I sometimes compare it to a North Shore Oahu ocean wave building and building, moving closer and […]

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The Tennessee Firearms Association moves to favor Rep Joe Carr for Tennessee Executive Committee Chairman

The Tennessee Firearms Association moves to favor Rep Joe Carr for Tennessee Executive Committee Chairman

on November 13, 2014, 8:12 AM / in News, State News

We received this email this morning…. The editor and staff of The Jackson Press endorses Joe Carr Rep. Joe Carr has announced that he is seeking your help to become Chairman of the State Republican Party and to bring enumerated conservative principles back into primary focus for the Tennesseans.  Proper Leadership of the State Republican Party is critical for Republicans […]

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Rep. Joe Carr has announced that he is seeking to become Chairman of the State Republican Party

Rep. Joe Carr has announced that he is seeking to become Chairman of the State Republican Party

on November 13, 2014, 7:45 AM / in News, State News

Former State Representative Joe Carr, in a letter to the newly elected board of Tennessee Republican Party Executive Committee members, announced his candidacy for State Chairman and set the upcoming battle. Congratulations on your August 2014 election victory for the State Executive Committee of the Tennessee Republican Party. The elections were historic and we all can be very proud. However, […]

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Questions raised about controversial PAC’s alleged ties to state GOP Chairman Devaney

Questions raised about controversial PAC’s alleged ties to state GOP Chairman Devaney

on November 13, 2014, 6:37 AM / in News, State News

Editor’s Note: First I wish to thank Andy Sher for covering this because while the issue is simple made complex by attorney’s, it is important to know that there many out there within the Republican party that are willing to skirt the outside of the bubble of both ethics and the law to get what they want as opposed to […]

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Tennessee abortion amendment challenge stirs uproar

Tennessee abortion amendment challenge stirs uproar

on November 11, 2014, 7:53 AM / in News, State News

by Andy Sher  /  timesfreepress.com NASHVILLE — Supporters of tougher abortion regulations on Monday accused plaintiffs challenging the just-adopted Tennessee constitutional amendment in a federal lawsuit of seeking to undermine the majority of voters who approved it. David Fowler, a former Republican state senator and president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, charged the opponents’ lawsuit was “born more […]

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Sore Losers Sue

Sore Losers Sue

on November 11, 2014, 7:48 AM / in News, State News

Along with Brian Harris, TN Right to Life; David Fowler, Family Action Council of TN; I and a number of other wonderful folks served on the Board of Directors of the YES on 1 campaign.  With lots of prayer, enlisting hundreds of volunteers all across the state, involving many pastors and their churches, fighting against the headwind of money being […]

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States Should Innovate, Not Expand Medicaid

States Should Innovate, Not Expand Medicaid

on November 11, 2014, 7:06 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

Message to Haslam By Matthew Glans  /  Heartland Institute According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency responsible for administering Medicaid, federal and state government spending for the program will total around $6.56 trillion between 2013 and 2022, with the federal government paying approximately 60 percent of the costs. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act […]

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Devaney, Is he really the right choice for Pro Life Republicans?

Devaney, Is he really the right choice for Pro Life Republicans?

on November 10, 2014, 10:33 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

  Chris Devaney’s announcement of his intent to run, again, for Chairman of the Tennessee Republican party was well timed after last week’s big win for the GOP. But this announcement also comes after the victory for Tennessee Amendment One, which adds language to the state constitution allowing regulation of abortion and ending Tennessee’s status as an abortion destination. And […]

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Tennessee GOP’s Civil War reignites in state House speaker’s, state party chairman’s contests

Tennessee GOP’s Civil War reignites in state House speaker’s, state party chairman’s contests

on November 10, 2014, 10:00 AM / in News, State News

Editor’s Note: The War is on….. Haslam fires the first shot…. conservatives are about to fire back…. by Andy Sher  /  timesfreepress NASHVILLE — Three months after Tennessee Republicans’ fractious summer primaries, the state GOP’s civil war between establishment and hardline conservative factions is again in full swing. State Rep. Rick Womick, R-Murfreesboro, a Tea Party-style lawmaker who recently denounced […]

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From the Tennessee Municipal League…. Drug Pushing

From the Tennessee Municipal League…. Drug Pushing

on November 9, 2014, 9:06 AM / in News, State News

The Tennessee Municipal League has asked me to lead you astray…. As cold and flu season falls upon us, TML would like to remind you about one of our endorsed programs, the Tennessee Drug Card, that offers a free statewide prescription assistance program for your citizens.  To date, this program has saved Tennessee residents over $30,000,000 on prescription costs.  This […]

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Chris Devaney seeks re-election as Tennessee GOP chairman

Chris Devaney seeks re-election as Tennessee GOP chairman

on November 6, 2014, 9:07 AM / in News, State News

NASHVILLE – Fresh off Tennessee Republican victories in Tuesday’s election, state GOP Chairman Chris Devaney of Lookout Mountain says in a letter he is running for another two-year term and asking for their support. “We have reached a level of success in Tennessee that few state parties will ever see,” Devaney says in the letter sent this morning to the […]

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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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