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TN Supreme Court justices gave money to Democrats for ‘voter contact’

TN Supreme Court justices gave money to Democrats for ‘voter contact’

on July 17, 2014, 6:53 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler / Tennessee WatchDog NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Democratic Party accepted nearly $5,000 from three state Supreme Court justices up for retention next month and is using that money for voter contact services, according to online campaign finance records. All three of the justices, meanwhile, gave nearly $12,000 overall for professional services to Victoria McCullough, whom Tennessee Watchdog previously […]

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Volkswagen Announces New SUV Line for Chattanooga

Volkswagen Announces New SUV Line for Chattanooga

on July 17, 2014, 6:49 AM / in News, State News

by Alex Harris / TNReport.com Volkswagen has announced that Tennessee will be home to its new SUV production line, representing a $600 million investment in the Volunteer State that’s expected to generate 2,000 more jobs at the company’s Chattanooga plant. The automaker’s decision, which includes plans to establish a new strategic marketing and research facility in Tennessee, comes on the heels of […]

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Part-Time Recovery

Part-Time Recovery

on July 16, 2014, 8:48 AM / in Opinion

To hear the White House tell it, the recovery from the Great Recession is in full swing, with June’s unemployment report claiming nearly 300,000 new jobs created last month, the sixth straight month of job growth. Unfortunately, those jobs weren’t full-time in high industries. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, full-time jobs decreased by 523,000 last month, […]

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Our New Immigration Policy

Our New Immigration Policy

on July 16, 2014, 8:46 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Right Hooks by Mark July 16th 2014

Right Hooks by Mark July 16th 2014

on July 16, 2014, 8:45 AM / in National News, News

Immigration Tidbits White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that many illegal alien minors will “likely” stay in the U.S. if it’s determined “they face a credible threat of death upon their return to their home country.” Since the administration is so intent upon them staying, a new petition on the White House website demands that illegal minors be […]

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Laura Ingraham to Join Tennessee Senate Candidate Joe Carr on the Campaign Trail Next Week

Laura Ingraham to Join Tennessee Senate Candidate Joe Carr on the Campaign Trail Next Week

on July 16, 2014, 8:43 AM / in Announcements

  Spring Hill, TN—BEAT LAMAR announced today that conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham will headline a Restore America: Joe Carr for Senaterally Tuesday, July 22 in Nashville, TN Ingraham, who just announced her full support for Joe Carr in her nationally syndicated radio program, said “Tennessee is one of the most beautiful states in America, and deserves a Senator who […]

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Around The Block in Washington

Around The Block in Washington

on July 16, 2014, 8:37 AM / in National News, News

With just two words — “substantially stretched” — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen sent social media stocks tumbling on Tuesday and stirred rampant talk of a “bubble” in the market. The assessment in the Fed’s annual report to Congress was couched in technical language, and warned that “risk-taking” in the social media and biotechnology sectors appeared to have increased, unlike other industries where […]

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A Shot over The Bow

A Shot over The Bow

on July 16, 2014, 8:25 AM / in National News, News

Sen. Joe Manchin’s (W.Va.) push to roll back restrictions on financing overseas coal plants is not playing well with some of his fellow Democrats. Manchin said his proposal to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s charter will include a provision that reverses guidelines issued by Ex-Im in December. Those guidelines prevent financing of overseas coal-fired power plants unless carbon capture technology […]

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Dems Push to Delay Trans-Pacific Partnership Until After Elections

Dems Push to Delay Trans-Pacific Partnership Until After Elections

on July 16, 2014, 8:20 AM / in National News, News

Democrats in Congress are pumping the brakes on negotiations of a multinational trade pact, worried that a significant bloc of their base would leave the party should the agreement be approved before the November elections. Reports out of Ottawa, where the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations wrapped up on July 12, indicate that members of President Obama’s own […]

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Over Two-thirds of GOP Supports Obama Impeachment, Poll Shows

Over Two-thirds of GOP Supports Obama Impeachment, Poll Shows

on July 16, 2014, 8:18 AM / in National News, News

Despite reluctance among the establishment wing of the Republican Party to impeach Obama, the GOP grassroots is overwhelmingly in favor of impeachment, a new poll commissioned by the online Huffington Post revealed. More than six in 10 Americans also said the president has “abused his authority.” Other polls listing specific abuses have revealed even higher levels of support for removing […]

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TN Gov. Haslam Caught in Fraud

TN Gov. Haslam Caught in Fraud

on July 16, 2014, 8:12 AM / in News

Posted by Victoria Jackson The latest scandal linked to Gov. Haslam, besides that one with his brother Jimmy, and his appointment of Radical Progressive Liberal Kevin Huffman to oversee TN schools, is that he has been caught using fraudulent fiscal notes to kill legislation, carried by conservative members of his own party, that would otherwise pass. Reference to the Tennessean […]

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Christian college under pressure after seeking exemption from gay special protections

Christian college under pressure after seeking exemption from gay special protections

on July 16, 2014, 8:01 AM / in National News, News

By Dustin Siggins  / LifeSiteNews.com Gordon College in Massachusetts has lost a municipal contract and faces a possible threat to its accreditation after its president signed a letter to President Obama requesting a religious exemption from an expected Executive Order adding homosexuality and transgender status as protected class for the employees of organizations holding federal contracts. On July 1, Gordon […]

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Baptist minister pulls off upset in NC

Baptist minister pulls off upset in NC

on July 16, 2014, 7:58 AM / in National News, News

Congratulations to Rev. Mark Walker (R) who just pulled off an upset over Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. (R), the establishment favorite to replace retiring Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.). The Associated Press has called the race for Walker, who led Berger by 56.5 percent to 43.5 percent with 59 percent of precincts reporting. Berger was the favorite heading into […]

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Van Brocklin, Dobbs call for stricter animal confinement laws

Van Brocklin, Dobbs call for stricter animal confinement laws

on July 16, 2014, 7:54 AM / in News, State News

Editor’s Note: What a coincidence that Debbie Dobbs in Johnson City wants to change the tethering laws using just the same arguments as Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection — the group that is petitioning the lieutenant governor to move pet bills out of the Agriculture committees and into the Judicial committees. They are upset because the last tethering bill failed. […]

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Senate confirms two members, including new chair, to electric grid regulator

Senate confirms two members, including new chair, to electric grid regulator

on July 16, 2014, 7:44 AM / in National News, News

By Zack Colman The Senate confirmed a pair of nominees to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday in a move that will see one serve out a nine-month term as chairman before transferring power to the other. Cheryl LaFleur, who has served as acting chair for the nation’s electric grid regulator since November, will remain on the job […]

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Knoxville woman finds dead dogs wrapped in plastic along side of the road

on July 16, 2014, 7:38 AM / in News, State News

A lot of assumptions in this story. Next thing you know there will be a dog fighting task force in Knoxville. Carlotta KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) An East Knoxville woman was picking up trash along the side of the road in her neighborhood, when she found two dead dogs wrapped in plastic. Angie Wright is someone who doesn’t understand why people […]

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Coup du Jour: The Militarization of Daily Life

Coup du Jour: The Militarization of Daily Life

on July 16, 2014, 7:34 AM / in Opinion

By William Norman Grigg  /  Pro Libertate Blog “Is today a patriotic holiday of some kind?” My inquiry had been provoked by the abundance of armed soldiers being ferried through the streets of Guatemala City. My friend, a native Guatemalteco, shook his head, a puzzled frown creasing his features. “Then why are there so many troops on the streets?” I persisted, directing his […]

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CONFIRMED: Senate Republican Leaders Paid for Attacks Against Conservatives

CONFIRMED: Senate Republican Leaders Paid for Attacks Against Conservatives

on July 16, 2014, 7:32 AM / in National News, News

By: Erick Erickson / RedState I can confirm that the attack ads in Mississippi run by “All Citizens for Mississippi” were funded by Senate Republicans, including Senators Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Rob Portman, Bob Corker, and Roy Blunt. It appears our Senate Republican leaders are willing to risk losing a Senate majority so long as they can get their own […]

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Senator Cornyn Needs to K.I.S.S. This Idea Goodbye

Senator Cornyn Needs to K.I.S.S. This Idea Goodbye

on July 16, 2014, 7:25 AM / in Opinion

By: Erick Erickson / RedState I appreciate Senator John Cornyn working on a bipartisan solution to stem the border crisis, but I do not understand why people in Washington can’t remember to K.I.S.S. their policy proposals — Keep It Simple Stupid. We cannot just secure our border, we must have a comprehensive plan. We cannot work on our healthcare, we […]

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Misperceptions about U.S. immigration policy behind surge of illegal children, report says

on July 16, 2014, 7:09 AM / in National News, News

Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>By Catherine Herridge / Fox News A new intelligence assessment concludes that misperceptions about U.S. immigration policy – and not Central American violence – are fueling the surge of thousands of children illegally crossing the Mexican border. The 10-page July 7 report was issued by the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), which according to […]

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