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Venable may run for Sullivan mayor

Venable may run for Sullivan mayor

on February 15, 2014, 8:03 AM / in News, State News

JAMES SHEA | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. – It appears Richard Venable wants his old job back. The recently retired CEO of Networks – Sullivan Partnership and former county mayor picked up paperwork at the Sullivan County Elections Office Friday to run for mayor in the August election. The means a potential showdown between Venable and current Mayor Steve […]

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Cruz cap demand reveals GOP rift

Cruz cap demand reveals GOP rift

on February 15, 2014, 7:57 AM / in National News, News

By KATHLEEN HUNTER / Bloomberg Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s vote yesterday to clear the way for Congress to lift the federal debt ceiling made the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s task of helping him win re-election a lot harder. And, according to McConnell’s allies, one of their own is to blame: Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. “Ted Cruz did not […]

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UAW President Bob King says disappointed in vote at VW plant

on February 15, 2014, 7:21 AM / in News, State News

by Dave Flessner / Times Free Press UAW President Bob King said he was “deeply disappointed” by the Volkswagen workers’ vote against the United Auto Workers, but he insisted that the union will regroup and consider its options, which may include a challenge to the results because of what he said was interference by Tennessee Republicans. ‘To lose by such a […]

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Feds let banks and marijuana sellers do business

Feds let banks and marijuana sellers do business

on February 15, 2014, 7:13 AM / in Local News, National News

by Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday gave banks a road map for conducting transactions with legal marijuana sellers so these new businesses can stash away savings, make payroll and pay taxes like any other enterprise. It’s not clear banks will get on board. Guidance issued by the Justice and Treasury departments is the latest step by […]

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June Griffin Picks Up Papers To Run For County Mayor Of Rhea County

on February 15, 2014, 7:12 AM / in News, State News

June Griffin has picked up papers to run for county mayor of Rhea County. A dear and good friend June Griffin has decided to run for county mayor of Rhea County. Here is the full list: State Representative, Dist 31 Ron Travis (petition filed) 1318 Armstrong Ferry Rd Dayton, TN 37321 Jim Cobb 169 East Ridge Rd Spring City, TN 37381 […]

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Tennessee NAACP Hints “Intimidation” During Union Vote At Chattanooga VW

Tennessee NAACP Hints “Intimidation” During Union Vote At Chattanooga VW

on February 15, 2014, 7:05 AM / in News, State News

The state NAACP hinted “Intimidation” during the union vote at the local Volkswagen plant. The statement says, “The NAACP, on a national, state and at local levels, has consistently affirmed its commitment and continuing mission for fair employment, labor, hiring and workplaces practices. Fighting for Workers Rights is one of the hallmark components of our agenda. “Essential to this dedication […]

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VW Employees Decide Against UAW In Close Vote; 626 Yes, 712 No

VW Employees Decide Against UAW In Close Vote; 626 Yes, 712 No

on February 15, 2014, 7:00 AM / in News, State News

The Chattanoogan.com Volkswagen Chattanooga employees have voted in a secret ballot election against United Auto Workers (UAW) representation. Participation in the election was 89 percent. Fifty three percent of the eligible employees who voted decided against the UAW as their bargaining representative in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) between Wednesday and Friday.  The vote was […]

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Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald to retire from insurance business

Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald to retire from insurance business

on February 15, 2014, 6:49 AM / in News, State News

A. Keith McDonald, best known as the present mayor of Bartlett, has chosen to retire from the insurance business after 32 years at the helm of the family-operated business. His son, Brooks, has taken over the enterprise on Stage Road in Bartlett Station. McDonald said he looks forward to running the day-to-day operations of the city and his upcoming re-election […]

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The Wage hike focus

The Wage hike focus

on February 14, 2014, 8:44 AM / in National News, News

President Obama is heading out to Maryland’s Eastern Shore on Friday to chat with House Democrats about his party’s top economic priorities. A hot topic is likely to be a House Democratic push to force Republicans to consider a minimum wage increase. Obama mentioned it again this year in his State of the Union address and Democrats have been talking about […]

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The Right Hooks

The Right Hooks

on February 14, 2014, 8:41 AM / in National News, News

Debt Could Cause ‘Fiscal Crisis’ On the same day the House agreed to raise the debt ceiling yet again, and just days after warning of the detrimental effects of ObamaCare, CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf gave Congress another warning. This time, it’s the debt. “The large budget deficits recorded in recent years have substantially increased federal debt, and the amount of […]

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House Dems plan to use rare Discharge Petition to force Vote on Amnesty & Hiking the Minimum Wage

on February 14, 2014, 8:07 AM / in National News, News

Just reported on MSNBC that House Dem leaders will be doing discharge petitions on raising the minimum wage nationwide to $10.10 and then forcing a vote on amnesty for 12-20 million illegal s reply is that it will never happen, which of course means it probably will happen.   The open borders extremists in Washington really want their mass amnesty in […]

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Ain’t that Amerika?

Ain’t that Amerika?

on February 14, 2014, 8:05 AM / in Opinion

By William Norman Grigg A paramilitary team operated by North Carolina’s Wilson County Sheriff’s Office recently executed what was described as a “high risk search warrant” on a narcotics suspect. The members of the “Emergency Response Team,” clad in black armor, bucket helmets, and balaclavas, found what “nearly a pound of marijuana” – which could be the yield from a single healthy plant – […]

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on February 14, 2014, 7:39 AM / in National News, News

1. Court overturns Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban A federal judge ruled Virginia’s gay-marriage ban unconstitutional Thursday night. “Our Constitution declares that ‘all men’ are created equal,’” wrote Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen. “Surely this means all of us.” The decision could affect other Southern states, including North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia, with similar bans. Gay-marriage opponents vowed to […]

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Bob Corker: GOP colleagues held up debt limit vote for fundraising gain

on February 14, 2014, 7:36 AM / in National News, News

The Washington Examiner published this morning this rather interesting conversation with Tennessee Senator Bob Corker where (Don’t look at me, I didn’t vote him) he criticizes Senator Ted Cruz for asking for a 60 vote threshold.  In the article Sen. Bob Corker accused two of his GOP colleagues of crassly holding up a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit as a way to […]

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A St. Jude superstar

A St. Jude superstar

on February 14, 2014, 6:53 AM / in People

Nine-year-old Kayla has a million-watt smile. When it spreads across her face, which is often, it shows the light inside her that not even childhood cancer can dim. One day in 2012 ended with Kayla crying in immense pain. Kayla’s blood showed abnormalities. That night, she was brought to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude is where doctors send […]

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Is the Tea Party’s Dream an Illusion?

Is the Tea Party’s Dream an Illusion?

on February 14, 2014, 6:46 AM / in Opinion

“There is no education in the second kick of a mule,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. With some such thought in mind, Speaker John Boehner strode to the floor of the House to offer a “clean” debt ceiling bill and relied on Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats to pass it. They did. “Surrender” and “betrayal,” are among the epithets coming the […]

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“Have An Exit Plan”

“Have An Exit Plan”

on February 14, 2014, 6:26 AM / in Opinion

This column is archived here. Matt Drudge, owner and publisher of the “Drudge Report,” recently tweeted a cryptic warning to his readers, “Have an exit plan.” Here is how Susan Duclos reported the story in BeforeItsNews.com: “The economic indicators are bad, markets, the weakening dollar, banks preventing large withdrawals, news of China banks halting all cash transfers, in fact, economies […]

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Both Jesses Were Right

Both Jesses Were Right

on February 14, 2014, 6:25 AM / in Opinion

By Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison /  The American Thinker Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to a bank of microphones outside the White House. He had just come from conferring with President Jimmy Carter. He had been invited to join domestic policy specialists and civil rights leaders in a meeting. Mr. Carter was thrashing about, like a fish on the deck, trying […]

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Cuomo aide caught breaking gun law, quickly receives waiver

Cuomo aide caught breaking gun law, quickly receives waiver

on February 14, 2014, 6:18 AM / in National News, News

Will Rahn Senior Editor / The Daily Caller  Jerome Hauer, a top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, appears to have regularly carried a firearm to work in violation of state law. Hauer runs New York’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Cuomo, an advocate of ultra-strict gun control laws, appointed him to the job in 2011. Hauer’s 9-millimeter […]

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Federal judge strikes down Va. ban on gay marriage

Federal judge strikes down Va. ban on gay marriage

on February 14, 2014, 6:13 AM / in National News, News

By Robert Barnes / Washington Post A federal judge in Norfolk struck down as unconstitutional Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage Thursday night, saying the country has “arrived upon another moment in history when We the People becomes more inclusive, and our freedom more perfect.” U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen issued a sweeping 41-page opinion that mentioned at length Virginia’s […]

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