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Dem Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Paid Former Staffer’s Firm $2.2 Million From Campaign Funds

Dem Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Paid Former Staffer’s Firm $2.2 Million From Campaign Funds

on April 17, 2017, 7:00 AM / in National News, State News

Identified as an adviser to Cleaver years after leaving his congressional office BY: Joe Schoffstall   /   Washington Free Beacon A former staffer to Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (Mo.), who later was identified as an adviser to the congressman, has been paid $2.2 million from Cleaver’s campaign funds. Phil Scaglia, a former staffer to Cleaver, pocketed millions of dollars from […]

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Democratic Civil War Quietly Being Fought in Virginia

Democratic Civil War Quietly Being Fought in Virginia

on April 17, 2017, 6:32 AM / in National News, State News

Top figures take sides in primary battle as party leaders claim national ‘unity’ BY: Brent Scher   /   Washington Free Beacon The Democratic National Committee is putting on a national “unity” tour, but the ideological battle lines in last year’s presidential primary have reappeared in Virginia’s race for governor. The central figure of the DNC’s unity tour is Bernie Sanders—the […]

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Tennessee Eagle Forum’s Legislative Update, April 15, 2017

Tennessee Eagle Forum’s Legislative Update, April 15, 2017

on April 17, 2017, 6:28 AM / in Opinion, 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 […]

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Ole Miss Coach Newest Target of Atheist Group

on April 16, 2017, 5:51 AM / in State News

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze is Freedom From Religion Foundation’s newest target. Apparently, they don’t like the faith-filled messages Freeze is posting on his official school Twitter account. In a letter to the University of Mississippi, FFRF argues that the coach “may not promote his personal religious beliefs while acting in his capacity as a University employee.” But First […]

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Chick-fil-A Embroiled in Campus ‘Safe Spaces’ Controversy

on April 16, 2017, 5:49 AM / in State News

The famous chicken sandwich chain nearly missed being included as an option at the campus food court at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Student senator-at-large Niko Martini asked the Student Government Association to pass a resolution urging the Catholic university to reconsider offering Chick-fil-A because some students felt the restaurant’s traditional view of marriage discriminated against the LGBT community and offered […]

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NC Bill Challenges Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

on April 16, 2017, 5:47 AM / in State News

While it’s unlikely to become law, some North Carolina legislators are ready to take on the U.S. Supreme Court when it comes to marriage. On the last day for filing, a handful of representatives filed House Bill 780, the Uphold Historical Marriage Act. It states that same-sex “marriages” are invalid in the Tar Heel State and asserts the U.S. Supreme […]

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TN Will Not Enforce Abortion Regulations

on April 16, 2017, 5:44 AM / in State News

Because the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional abortion regulations similar to those enacted by Tennessee’s Legislature, the state’s attorney general, Herbert Slatery, announced this week that the state would not enforce its laws. The one law, enacted in 2012, required doctors performing abortions in Tennessee to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. The other law, enacted in […]

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Alabama: Take Action TODAY Against a Bill that Could Regulate Every Person Who Sells a Dog or Cat

Alabama: Take Action TODAY Against a Bill that Could Regulate Every Person Who Sells a Dog or Cat

on April 15, 2017, 7:54 AM / in Announcements, State News

Please share this information with every dog breeder in Alabama and with citizens who may wish to acquire a dog from a responsible breeder in the future. An overreaching bill that seeks to regulate dog and cat breeders in Alabama—and possible unpublished amendments that could regulate an individual who offers to sell a dog or cat—could be voted on by […]

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Times Free Press Attempts to Do A Hatchet Job On Senator Mark Green by Pumping Up An Article From the Far Left

on April 15, 2017, 6:55 AM / in State News

The Times Free Press of Chattanooga has decided to aid the enemy by attacking the nomination of State Senator Mark Green for remarks concerning his religious beliefs. Apparently the editors of the Time Free Press have decided to scrap the barrels bottom to find opposition to Senator’s Green nomination and they did by scanning the web and picking up a […]

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Brentwood uses taxpayer money to fight pro-Airbnb legislation

Brentwood uses taxpayer money to fight pro-Airbnb legislation

on April 15, 2017, 6:25 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler  /   Tennessee Watchdog Brentwood officials are using thousands in taxpayer dollars to lobby against Airbnbs. But one resident who likes the alternatives to hotels says the people running the city are using his hard-earned money against him. Visitors use other people’s homes or properties as Airbnb short-term rentals in lieu of hotels, often at cheaper prices. […]

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Tennessee joins coalition supporting Trump’s travel ban

on April 15, 2017, 6:07 AM / in State News

Tennessee’s attorney general is now among a coalition of officials from 15 states supporting President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, told reporters that Tennessee became one of the latest states to file an amicus brief with a federal appeals court in favor of Trump’s executive order. The president’s revised order, which was issued in […]

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Haslam signs repeal bill of new Nashville, Memphis marijuana laws

Haslam signs repeal bill of new Nashville, Memphis marijuana laws

on April 15, 2017, 6:04 AM / in State News

by Joey Garrison , USA Today  Nashville and Memphis received great fanfare last fall from criminal justice advocates for passing local ordinances that gave police the power to reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. But now it’s over after just seven months. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday signed into law Republican-backed legislation to repeal separate Nashville and Memphis laws that had allowed […]

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Harwell ‘leaning’ toward support of Haslam’s gas tax bill

Harwell ‘leaning’ toward support of Haslam’s gas tax bill

on April 15, 2017, 6:01 AM / in State News

The Threats are flowing and we have to pick up the bill…. Will Harwell fold and give up her dreams of being the gov. Personally we see this as Corporate Welfare ….so lets kick start the state with more government spending. Notes by ERIK SCHELZIG House Speaker Beth Harwell, whose support of efforts to strip a gas tax hike out of […]

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Chattanooga City Council Winner Took Part In Violent Armed Robberies; Declared That She Is Racist

on April 14, 2017, 7:18 AM / in State News

Thanks to Thomas A growing trend by liberals A City Council winner in the Tuesday runoff election was involved in violent armed robberies in 2001 and 2002 and more recently declared herself to be “a racist.” Election officials said Demetrus “Meechie” Coonrod was cleared to run for city office after earlier going to court and getting her voting rights restored […]

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State Vet: Bird flu in Middle TN did not spread

State Vet: Bird flu in Middle TN did not spread

on April 14, 2017, 7:10 AM / in State News

WBIR.COM Tennessee’s state veterinarian says the the strain of bird flu discovered in March in Middle Tennessee has not spread to multiple poultry farms. Dr. Charles Hatcher lifted the poultry health advisory and released the control zone surrounding that area Wednesday. He said extensive testing determined that the disease did not spread outside of the state’ 10 kilometer control zone. […]

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Law of unintended consequences

Law of unintended consequences

on April 13, 2017, 8:05 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Rocky Top Politics Was the Gardenhire/White In-state Tuition for Illegals bill a Trojan Horse for deportation? After the stunning defeat of the illegal tuition bill in the House Education Administration & Planning Committee, some members quietly (since doing so publicly would be politically incorrect, ya know) voiced concerns the legislation offering of taxpayer-subsidize college tuition to children of illegal […]

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Governor, Harwell, House GOP leadership losing their grip.

Governor, Harwell, House GOP leadership losing their grip.

on April 13, 2017, 7:49 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Rocky Top Politics There’s  no shame in losing a vote on the House floor. But it’ a big deal when you lose the vote in your own caucus. First it was the defeat of the instate tuition for illegals legislation.  Now this: The gas tax bill may still pass, but this means in order to ram a gas tax […]

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Remember these Names… Group launches statewide radio campaign touting IMPROVE Act

Remember these Names… Group launches statewide radio campaign touting IMPROVE Act

on April 13, 2017, 7:33 AM / in State News

NASHVILLE – A group of associations backing Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed IMPROVE Act is launching a statewide radio campaign with ads touting the legislation that raises fuel taxes for transportation while also cutting other taxes. With the legislation heading to the state House and Senate floor as early as next week, the Transportation Coalition of Tennessee plans to begin airing […]

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New school bus seat belt law passes Tennessee transportation committee

New school bus seat belt law passes Tennessee transportation committee

on April 13, 2017, 6:53 AM / in State News

NASHVILLE — State Rep. JoAnne Favors’ bill requiring Tennessee school buses to be equipped with seat belts narrowly passed a House panel Tuesday amid concerns over costs and other factors. An amended version of the bill, introduced by the Chattanooga Democrat after last year’s deadly Woodmore Elementary School bus crash on Nov. 21 that killed six children, narrowly passed the […]

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Thousands in anti-smoking dollars paid for movies and gift cards

Thousands in anti-smoking dollars paid for movies and gift cards

on April 13, 2017, 6:38 AM / in State News

The Loudon County Health Department may have misspent more than $8,000 intended to keep teens and pre-teens off tobacco, Tennessee Comptrollers said in an audit report, released Tuesday. County officials got $106,689 from the Tennessee Department of Health through the state’s Tobacco Settlement Initiative of 2014, said department spokesman Bill Christian. County Mayor Rollen Bradshaw said county officials used that […]

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