Archive for November 28th, 2017

Introducing the Problem Resolution Office

Introducing the Problem Resolution Office

on November 28, 2017, 9:32 AM / in State News

Got a Beef with Tennessee Department of Revenue, here is where to go New Office Offers Additional Assistance to Taxpayers Who Haven’t Resolved Issues through Department’s Traditional Processes The Department of Revenue has recently launched the Problem Resolution Office to provide support to Tennessee taxpayers who have not been able to resolve their tax issues through the Department’s normal problem resolution channels. […]

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Denzel Washington is served up like Thanksgiving leftovers by black Twitter for saying 4 powerful words

Denzel Washington is served up like Thanksgiving leftovers by black Twitter for saying 4 powerful words

on November 28, 2017, 8:31 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Tom Tillison  |  BizPack Review “It starts at home.” This isn’t going to go over well in liberal Hollywood circles. Taking a stance that’s all but certain to prompt a walk back, actor Denzel Washington said the incarceration rate of young black males is not the fault of the criminal justice system, but of fatherless homes. Washington made the assertion […]

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Your Smartphone Just Killed Black Friday

Your Smartphone Just Killed Black Friday

on November 28, 2017, 8:18 AM / in National News, Opinion

Greg Guenthner coming to you from Baltimore, MD… We didn’t hear a peep about Black Friday in the news this year. No stories of early morning mall riots made the local paper. We saw no tent villages of eager shoppers camped outside of electronics stores offering eye-popping deals on flat screen TVs. And no one was trampled or injured in […]

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Ryan Bundy’s Opening Statement Is Something Every Red-Blooded American Should Hear

on November 28, 2017, 8:14 AM / in National News, Opinion

Special thanks to Sue By Tim Brown   |  FreedomOutpost.com Sometimes, in the process of covering so many things and in the attempt to provide as much information and commentary as possible, we simply are not able to provide all that we wish to do so to the public. However, that does not mean other stories and commentary are not important.  In […]

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Ex-Cop Making Roy Moore Harassment Claim Is Leftist, Anti-Moore Opponent

Ex-Cop Making Roy Moore Harassment Claim Is Leftist, Anti-Moore Opponent

on November 28, 2017, 8:11 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

Written by  Selwyn Duke Few witnesses could be more damning against a purported sexual abuser of four decades ago than an ex-cop from that era. That is, unless the ex-cop has a hidden agenda. Like the former Gadsden, Alabama, cop who claims police were told in the 1970s to ensure that now-GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore stayed away from teen cheerleaders […]

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Giving to Stay Informed – Tennessee Eagle Forum

Giving to Stay Informed – Tennessee Eagle Forum

on November 28, 2017, 7:59 AM / in Announcements

I know, I know, EVERYONE is asking for help today and I know that CHRISTmas is less than a month away, but…..we DO NEED your help.  The 2018 General Assembly session promises to be very challenging. For one thing, the 2018 campaign season promises to be one on steroids and the lawmakers will be eager to get out and on to […]

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Washington Post says woman peddled Roy Moore accusation in apparent sting attempt

on November 28, 2017, 7:56 AM / in National News, State News

NOTHING BUT A SCAM The Washington Post reported Monday that it was approached by a woman claiming that Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her when she was 15 — but reporters later spotted her entering the New York offices of Project Veritas, a group that produces deceptively edited hidden camera videos to discredit mainstream news and left-leaning organizations. […]

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Mulvaney freezes hiring and new rules on first day in contested watchdog job

on November 28, 2017, 7:50 AM / in National News

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney ordered a freeze on hiring and new rule-making at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday, the first work day since President Trump named him as the watchdog’s acting director. Mulvaney’s announcement came a day after the agency’s chief of staff filed a lawsuit saying she was the “rightful acting director” as deputy of […]

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Here’s what Richard Cordray was trying to hide in his attempted coup at CFPB

Here’s what Richard Cordray was trying to hide in his attempted coup at CFPB

on November 28, 2017, 7:48 AM / in National News, Opinion

A successor appointed by Donald Trump will have access to some pretty damaging information, and Elizabeth Warren’s toady would do almost anything to keep that from happening. But he failed. By Dan Calabrese    |   Canadian Free Press I guess it was a mildly clever plan, even if the holes in it are kind of obvious. The law that created the […]

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Student absences are about to have higher stakes in most states. Will cheating follow?

Student absences are about to have higher stakes in most states. Will cheating follow?

on November 28, 2017, 7:42 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

By Matt Barnum   |    Chalkbeat Schools across the country are about to be held accountable for student attendance — attaching stakes to a measure that previously had much less significance and increasing the risk that schools will try to manipulate that data. But it’s unclear how effectively states have prepared for that possibility, or have systems in place to accurately monitor […]

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Why Roy Moore Matters

Why Roy Moore Matters

on November 28, 2017, 7:38 AM / in Opinion

Why would Christian conservatives in good conscience go to the polls Dec. 12 and vote for Judge Roy Moore, despite the charges of sexual misconduct with teenagers leveled against him? Answer: That Alabama Senate race could determine whether Roe v. Wade is overturned. The lives of millions of unborn may be the stakes. Republicans now hold 52 Senate seats. If […]

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Judge Hears Showdown Over Who Should Lead Consumer Banking Watchdog

Judge Hears Showdown Over Who Should Lead Consumer Banking Watchdog

on November 28, 2017, 7:33 AM / in National News

BRITAIN EAKIN  |   Courtroom News WASHINGTON (CN) – A federal judge nominated by President Donald Trump heard oral arguments Monday in the legal battle over who should lead the nation’s top consumer watchdog agency. After Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray abruptly resigned Friday, he appointed deputy director Leandra English to serve as the interim director. Trump, however, appointed […]

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CAN’T YOU SEE WAR ON THE HORIZON?

CAN’T YOU SEE WAR ON THE HORIZON?

on November 28, 2017, 7:29 AM / in Opinion

Paul Craig Roberts According to news reports in the British press, Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed Russia’s industries to prepare themselves to be able to make a quick switch to war Clearly, the Russian government would not make such an announcement unless it was convinced that the prospect of war with the West was real. For some time I […]

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A Juicy Award

on November 28, 2017, 7:26 AM / in State News

An Alabama man has been awarded $7.5 million in his lawsuit against Walmart after he became entangled in a wooden pallet, causing him to fall and break his hip. Henry Walker of Phenix City, Alabama, claimed his foot became trapped in a pallet beneath watermelons when he reached for the fruit. Walker’s attorney argued that Walmart should have covered the […]

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Lawsuit Involving Climate Science Community Heats Up

on November 28, 2017, 7:25 AM / in State News

A Stanford University professor is suing the author and publisher of a peer reviewed study seeking $10 million in damages for “libel and slander” and the retraction of a published paper. Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, has filed suit in D.C. Superior Court against Christopher Clack, of Vibrant Energy, and the publishers […]

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Neither Snow Nor Rain…But Dogs?

on November 28, 2017, 7:23 AM / in National News

The Jester’s Courtroom A Washington state man is suing the United States Postal Service after not receiving his mail for nearly a decade because his previous dog, now deceased, was deemed too threatening. Randall Ehrlich says he remains blacklisted and put on a “dog hold” for mail service by the USPS despite the passing of his previous dog and his […]

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What Do You Believe In (And What Will You Risk To Defend It?)

What Do You Believe In (And What Will You Risk To Defend It?)

on November 28, 2017, 7:21 AM / in Opinion

If I were to ask you what the purpose of the law should be, how would you respond? It is a valid question and one which I’d like to spend a little time discussing. I’m not there with you, so I can only guess as how you would answer my question; but I believe I can make some pretty accurate […]

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Corker Signals He Could Vote Against Tax Bill

on November 28, 2017, 7:12 AM / in National News, State News

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said that “he could oppose his party’s tax bill over deficit concerns in an expected Senate Budget Committee vote this week, but added that Republicans were working to resolve his concerns,” Reuters reports. Said Corker: “I’m not threatening anything. I’m just saying it’s very important for me to know that we’ve got this resolved.” Asked if he could […]

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Second ex-staffer accuses Conyers of sexual harassment

Second ex-staffer accuses Conyers of sexual harassment

on November 28, 2017, 7:11 AM / in National News, State News

Deanna Maher, a former staffer of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) “said the veteran lawmaker made unwanted sexual advances toward her, including inappropriate touching, adding to allegations by other unnamed former employees that have prompted a congressional investigation,” the Detroit News reports. Maher is the second former Conyers staffer to go public with accusations about the veteran lawmaker. Conyers on Sunday stepped aside as the […]

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Republicans Still Don’t Have Votes for Tax Bill

Republicans Still Don’t Have Votes for Tax Bill

on November 28, 2017, 6:56 AM / in National News

Mike Allen: “With administration and leadership aides frantically negotiating with holdout senators, the Senate’s tax vote scheduled for late this week could lapse into next week.” “That would raise everyone’s blood pressure: Everything is fragile.” “The bill is in the ugly sausage-making phase, with senators taking advantage of their leverage to make demands. At least six GOP senators are holding […]

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