Archive for February, 2017

Hampton visits the President

Hampton visits the President

on February 28, 2017, 4:11 PM / in Local News

By KENNETH CUMMINGS, USA TODAY NETWORK – TENNESSEE President Donald Trump invited members of the Historically Black College and University presidential delegation to the White House on Tuesday. Dr. Logan Hampton, president of Lane College, an HBCU in Jackson, was among the members of the delegation. “It has been an incredible two days,” Hampton said. “President Trump invited the entire HBCU […]

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Spirit of America Rally Nashville

Spirit of America Rally Nashville

on February 28, 2017, 4:02 PM / in Announcements, State News

Spirit of America Rally – This Saturday Mar 4 at 11AM at Legislative Plaza in Nashville across from the State Capitol. A Peaceful, Patriotic Celebration of America and to show support for President Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence. PLEASE JOIN US!! It is TIME for Conservative Americans to STAND UP and have their voices heard. We can NOT stand by […]

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Pelosi: Why Yes–We’re Looking At Ways To Impeach Trump

Pelosi: Why Yes–We’re Looking At Ways To Impeach Trump

on February 28, 2017, 4:00 PM / in National News, Opinion

By Matt Vespa  /  Townhall Yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) held a prebuttal conference in the First Amendment Lounge of the National Press Club. At the presser, Pelosi was asked about impeaching Donald Trump, which is something that the progressive base of the Democratic Party is clamoring for Congress to do. With […]

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Tennessee—Dog Breeder Regulations Hidden in Amended Bill, Contact Committee TODAY

Tennessee—Dog Breeder Regulations Hidden in Amended Bill, Contact Committee TODAY

on February 28, 2017, 3:56 PM / in State News

The American Kennel Club has been advised that House Bill 120 has been amended to include “commercial dog breeder regulations”. The amended bill is scheduled to be voted on by the House Consumer and Human Resources Committee tomorrow, March 1, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. The American Kennel Club has been advised that House Bill 120 has been amended to include […]

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McCord’s got a brand new gig?

McCord’s got a brand new gig?

on February 28, 2017, 3:53 PM / in Opinion, State News

Multiple sources say McCord was “architect” of the House Transportation Committee skullduggery. By Rocky Top Politics Rocky Top has been inundated with numerous legislative sources that say the recently “retired” Clerk of the House Joe McCord was the person behind the surprise moves by Rep. John Mark Windle to block the gas tax alternative by Rep. David Hawk. Seems the […]

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Top House conservatives won’t back draft ObamaCare replacement

on February 28, 2017, 9:43 AM / in National News

BY JESSIE HELLMANN  /  The Hill The chairman of the influential Republican Study Committee said Monday he would vote against a draft ObamaCare replacement bill that leaked last week. Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), head of the 172-member committee, said Monday his opposition stems from the draft bill’s use of refundable tax credits. “There are serious problems with what appears to […]

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Wikileaks Unloads on DNC Chair Immediately After He Was Chosen

on February 28, 2017, 9:38 AM / in National News

Shortly after The Democratic National Committee selected Tom Perez over Keith Ellison (aka Hakim Muhammad) to chair the DNC, Wikileaks unloaded links to the John Podesta emails that expose Perez’s sabotaging of Bernie Sanders during the 2016 primaries. According to Wikileaks, the “DNC has chosen Tom Perez(backed by Obama) over Keith Ellison (Sanders).”  They then linked to documents in their […]

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Union monopoly in Washington State

on February 28, 2017, 9:33 AM / in National News, State News

A Washington in-home caregiver and SEIU 775 squared off on Feb. 23 in the Washington State Supreme Court over the scheme by which the union has illegally siphoned millions of dollars in dues money from its members since 2014. The subject at hand was SEIU 775’s policy of assuming workers are union members – and asking the state’s Department of […]

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Nissan Issues Position Statement on Blind Spot Warning Precautions

Nissan Issues Position Statement on Blind Spot Warning Precautions

on February 28, 2017, 9:27 AM / in National News

Body Shop Business Nissan has issued a position statement on blind spot warning precautions after stating that it “continues to be very concerned with the proper repair of our vehicles after a collision situation, especially as it pertains to safety related systems.” In the position statement, Nissan addresses an important component of its Safety Shield Technologies called Blind Spot Warning (BSW), and one […]

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Justice Department drops claim Texas voter ID law targeted minorities

Justice Department drops claim Texas voter ID law targeted minorities

on February 28, 2017, 9:18 AM / in National News, State News

The Justice Department on Monday filed a motion to withdraw a key objection to a 2011 Texas voter ID law that is one of the toughest in the nation, dropping the Obama administration’s claim that the legislation is intentionally racially discriminatory. Civil rights groups plan to keep the challenge going on their own. The Obama Justice Department sued to block […]

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Abu Sayyaf video claims to show beheading of hostage

Abu Sayyaf video claims to show beheading of hostage

on February 28, 2017, 9:15 AM / in International News

The governments of the Philippines and Germany said Monday that a video released by the Philippine militant group Abu Sayyaf showed the beheading of a German man, Jürgen Kantner, 70. Abu Sayyaf had warned the two countries that it was holding Kantner, and would kill him if it didn’t receive $600,000 by Monday. Kantner and his partner, Sabine Merz, were […]

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SpaceX to fly two space tourists around moon

SpaceX to fly two space tourists around moon

on February 28, 2017, 9:08 AM / in International News, National News

SpaceX plans to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon in its Dragon spacecraft next year, the company’s founder and CEO, Elon Musk, said Monday. SpaceX said it would identify the space tourists, who have already paid large deposits for their spots on the week-long flight, after initial health and fitness tests. The passengers will be the […]

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George W. Bush calls free press ‘indispensable to democracy’

on February 28, 2017, 9:07 AM / in Opinion

We could have sworn we had a republic or at the very least a guarantee of it……….. Former President George W. Bush said Monday that a free press is “indispensable to democracy,” taking a stand contrasting sharply with President Trump’s recent declaration that leading mainstream news outlets were “fake news” and “the enemy of the people.” “We need the media […]

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Trump budget boosts military spending, requires others to do ‘more with less’

on February 28, 2017, 9:03 AM / in National News

President Trump will submit a budget calling for a $54 billion — or 10 percent — increase in defense spending, White House officials said Monday. Trump said that he was proposing to pay for the increase with large cuts to other federal programs, making them do “more with less.” Trump vowed to put “America first” by shifting money previously spent […]

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Chicago surpasses 100th homicide of the year (where’s Obama?)

on February 28, 2017, 8:55 AM / in National News, State News

CHICAGO — Chicago reached a grim milestone overnight, surpassing the 100th homicide of the year. 38-year-old Samuel Head and a 20-year-old man – whose name has not been released yet – were both shot and killed at a house party at 65th and Drexel around 1 a.m. Saturday morning. Police say two men in hoodies fired shots into a crowd, […]

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From the Mid South Sentinel… read it everyday

From the Mid South Sentinel… read it everyday

on February 28, 2017, 8:28 AM / in National News, Opinion

MidSouth Sentinel Straightforward From Here To The Left’s Fascist, Maybe Violent, Endgame If you want to be a conservative warrior, you need to read every word of this article and then read it again….and then again. ​​PLANT? Child asks congressman to ‘hold Russia accountable’ at town hall meeting The left uses children as props/tools for their cause…yeah this was totally unplanned…. ​Lagerfeld: […]

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The Legal World as seen by Walter Olson February 28th 2017

on February 28, 2017, 8:21 AM / in National News

Congress’s enumerated powers don’t extend to making this local bar fight a federal hate crime [Ilya Shapiro on Cato brief in United States v. Metcalf, Eighth Circuit] On this point, at least, history’s verdict went with President Andrew Johnson: Congress can’t entrench Cabinet officers if the President no longer wants them to serve [Mental Floss] “Video: Ilya Shapiro on judicial […]

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Malignant Ignorance

Malignant Ignorance

on February 28, 2017, 8:14 AM / in Opinion

It would be grief us to not mention that the majority of this was written years ago and has been modified and updated…. We wish to thank Fred for his dedication and alert mind and keen wit in helping us revive this classic piece. No matter what we might think of ourselves, most of us are average – – otherwise, the word […]

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This Day In History February 28th

This Day In History February 28th

on February 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of the year (307 in leap years). Holidays Christian feast day: Abercius (martyr) Hilarius Mar Abba Oswald of Worcester Romanus of Condat Rufinus Anna Julia Cooper and Elizabeth Evelyn Wright (Episcopal Church (USA)) February 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Kalevala […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on February 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“[H]e whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” Thomas Paine 1776 Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 – June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the […]

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