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  • Politico: McConnell 'Screws' Dems By Keeping Them at Work

    09/12/2018 9:56:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is "screwing" over his Democratic colleagues by keeping them in session this October and therefore keeping them off the campaign trail, according to Politico's Burgess Everett. "Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to keep the chamber in session for a significant portion of October if not four entire weeks, costing Democrats key campaign trail days and allowing the Senate to continue its work into the fall, according to five Republican officials," Everett writes . Yet, Republicans say two weeks is plenty of time for their Democratic colleagues to make their case to voters. Burgess Everett...
  • Looking at Mitch McConnell’s Map for the 2018 ‘Knife Fight’

    09/11/2018 6:15:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    rollcall ^ | September 11, 2018
    The Kentucky Republican identifies a large number of toss-up contests The 2018 midterms are setting up to be like a “knife fight in an alley,” according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Republican from Kentucky said he expects to see more of President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama on the campaign trail. But McConnell, asked about whether Trump should be talking about the prospects of Democrats trying to impeach him, said, “I don’t have any advice to give him about what he says at the rallies.” Speaking at a news conference Tuesday in Louisville, McConnell rattled off...
  • GOP heading for midterm wipeout as Blue Wave scenario gives Democrats 12-point generic ballot lead

    09/23/2018 8:47:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 169 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-22-2018 | John Harwood
    The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. If it holds, that 12 percentage point margin would suggest a "blue wave" large enough to switch control of not just the House but also the Senate.
  • Bad Vibes: CNN Shows Dems Leading Senate Races In Tennessee, Arizona

    09/17/2018 5:52:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2017 | AllahPundit
    Not by one or two points either. The lead in Tennessee is five while the lead in Arizona is seven.Both states are supposed to be gimmes for the GOP, but CNN notes that each happens to be the home of a vocal Trump critic in the Senate who’s now retiring. Tennessee is Bob Corker country whereas Arizona is the home of Jeff Flake. I wonder how many Trump-skeptic Republican voters in each state have taken the senators’ criticisms of POTUS to heart and concluded that the best message they can send to the White House is to cross over...
  • The "Inscribed Wall" at Chatata, Tennessee

    09/16/2018 6:40:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Science Frontiers ^ | No. 97: Jan-Feb 1995 | William Corliss
    One of our favorite anomalies over the years has been the ancient "inscribed wall" at Chatata, near Cleveland, in Bradley County, Tennessee. The above quotation marks are intended to warn the reader that said wall may not be man-made, and its inscriptions may be natural rather than artificial... The wall was originally almost completely buried. It attracted attention only because its course was marked on the surface by stones projecting from the ground every 25-30 feet over a gently curving arc about 1,000 feet long. One of these surface stones seemed to be inscribed with strange symbols. Excavations, supported at...
  • Large Cat Sightings Continue In Monroe, Sumner Counties(suburban Nashville)

    09/13/2018 9:49:25 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 40 replies
    News channel 5 ^ | 9/12-15/18 | Conte
    WESTMORELAND, Tenn. - A string of mountain lion sightings across this area have left some residents on edge and now another sighting of the incredibly large cat has been caught on a trail camera. Eric Flitcroft owns about 70 acres of land on the edge of Macon and Sumner Counties. One of Eric’s friends uses some of the land to hunt and has a trail camera setup in the woods that is motion activated. Last week, Eric was looking through still images on the camera when in between images of deer and bobcats he spotted what wildlife official believe could...
  • Bredesen Jabs at Blackburn, Unnerves Some With Trump Talk (Democrats now lining up behind Trump)

    09/13/2018 8:26:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | September 13, 2018 | Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen has taken some soft jabs at Republican opponent Marsha Blackburn for refusing to debate him in Memphis, Tennessee. He also unnerved some supporters when he said he could back policies made by President Donald Trump — as long as they help Tennessee. Bredesen, a Democrat, answered questions at a forum at Rhodes College in Memphis on Thursday. More than 400 people attended the session scheduled on the same day Bredesen wanted to debate Blackburn, who has represented a Middle Tennessee district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2002....
  • Democrat Spokesman Writes Off Trump Voters – ‘The Idiots Aren’t Listening’

    07/28/2018 2:00:15 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 67 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 07-28-2018 | Chris Agee
    A likely Democrat nominee for U.S. Senate in Tennessee was facing some unwanted attention this week in response to the harsh and often profane social-media rhetoric of a top party communications aide. Former Gov. Phil Bredesen has advanced a platform during his senatorial bid that includes reaching across party lines to work with Republicans, the Washington Free Beacon reported. But the divisive language used by Tennessee Democratic Party official Mark Brown, who is working with the party to advance Bredesen’s campaign, appears at odds with that spirit of bipartisanship.
  • Establishment GOP donors in Tennessee resisting Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign

    07/15/2018 2:17:44 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7-14-18 | David M. Drucker
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn is meeting resistance from wealthy Republican donors in Tennessee, an establishment-oriented crowd more comfortable with former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the conservative firebrand’s Democratic opponent in the state’s competitive, closely watched Senate race. Republican financiers, titans of industry in Tennessee, are still gloomy about the retirement of Sen. Bob Corker, a conservative pragmatist. Many are sitting on their wallets as the crucial, 100-day mark to the midterm elections approaches. After a lifetime raising millions of dollars for GOP causes and candidates, some are even donating to Bredesen, whom they view as a centrist who will buck Senate Minority...
  • GOP Rep. Blackburn announces Senate run, says failure to repeal ObamaCare a 'disgrace'

    10/05/2017 1:49:49 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-5-17 | Smith
    Blackburn unveiled her plans in an online video. She called herself “a hardcore card-carrying Tennessee conservative” and cited the “totally dysfunctional” nature of the Senate as her reason for running. She leveled unsparing criticism at her would-be Senate colleagues for their inability to repeal ObamaCare.
  • Twitter shuts down Blackburn campaign video over statement about baby body parts

    10/09/2017 1:28:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    wate.com ^ | 10/9/17
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign announcement ad is being blocked by Twitter over a statement the abortion rights opponent makes about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research. Blackburn in the ad boasts that she “stopped the sale of baby body parts.” Twitter found that statement to be inflammatory and “likely to evoke a strong negative reaction.”
  • Dueling polls show Blackburn, Bredesen with leads

    07/29/2018 6:00:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 27 replies
    Nashville Post ^ | July 17, 2018 | Stephen Elliott
    Several recent polls about the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Bob Corker show one thing: The political battle between former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is so far a tossup. One recent poll, commissioned by a group linked to Senate Democrats, found Bredesen with a lead within the margin of error. A poll released Tuesday and commissioned by a pro-Trump group found Blackburn with a slim lead, though she received less support (38 percent) than in previous surveys released by the group in February and December, when she enjoyed support among likely voters north of...
  • Fox News Poll: Blackburn up by three points in Tennessee Senate race

    09/12/2018 8:44:40 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    Fox ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | Dana Blanton
    Blackburn 47% Bredesen 44% Undecided 8%
  • Roseanne Barr cuts record in Nashville, says she’s moving to Israel

    09/03/2018 2:15:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 3, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    After Roseanne Barr’s former costar gave us a pretty good indication of what the future holds for her character on the new spinoff show (spoiler alert: she doesn’t have a future in corporeal form), we were able to guess what direction the show was taking. But what about Roseanne herself? Is there room for a comeback after her allegedly racist Twitter rants or is she all washed up? Ms. Barr showed up on a podcast this week to bring everyone up to date on her plans and they’re probably not what you were expecting. First of all, she won’t be...
  • Will Hoge, Scheduled to Headline Karl Dean Event, Says NRA Members Worst Thing About America

    09/05/2018 10:09:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    TennesseeStar.com ^ | 9-5-2018 | Chris Butler
    A country music singer on record as calling NRA supporters whores and pimps will headline a Karl Dean for Governor event in Nashville Thursday.The singer in question, Will Hoge, said he has disdain for pro-Second Amendment politicians.No one at Dean's campaign returned The Tennessee Star's repeated requests for comment on the matter Tuesday. The Star wanted to know if Dean's views align with Hoge's.Hoge previously endorsed U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for United States president.Hoge called the NRA "a fear-mongering, bully organization" in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine."They are the worst things about America: a rich organization, led by...
  • 100 jobs at new Dickson Dal-Tile facility, company reps at Dickson Co. fair (Tennessee)

    09/05/2018 11:48:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Nashville Tennessean | September 4, 2018 | Chris Gadd
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/dickson/2018/09/04/100-jobs-new-dickson-dal-tile-facility-company-reps-dickson-co-fair/1162202002/
  • Gov. Phil Bredsen Cut Elderly, Sick and Disabled from TennCare While Enrolling Refugees

    09/01/2018 12:14:25 PM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies
    Tennessee Star ^ | September 1, 2018 | Phil Alto
    Phil Bredesen, the health insurance executive turned governor, had an antidote to contain the spiraling costs of the state’s Medicaid program – disenroll elderly, sick and disabled Tennesseans from TennCare. According to Gordon Bonnyman, co-founder of the Tennessee Justice Center, two years into Bredesen’s first term as governor, “[a]pproximately 200,000 of [TennCare’s] costliest patients lost their coverage over a four-month period in late 2005.” Bonnyman characterized this group as the “sickest subgroup of the TennCare population.” The TNReport calculated that by the time Bredesen left office in 2011, approximately 350,000 Tennesseans were cut from TennCare which included an estimated 100,000...
  • LG plans Aug. 29 Clarksville hiring event, but you have to apply first (600 jobs in Tennessee)

    08/21/2018 6:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle | August 21, 2018 | Steve Settle
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/news/local/clarksville/2018/08/21/lg-clarksville-hiring-event-but-you-have-apply-first/1040991002/
  • 12 of the Worst Places to Live in the U.S.

    08/20/2018 1:02:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 139 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 17, 2016 | Destination Tips
    Camden, New Jersey Detroit, Michigan Cleveland, Ohio New Haven, Connecticut Memphis, Tennessee Stockton, California Birmingham, Alabama New Orleans, Louisiana Oakland, California Modesto, California Reno, Nevada St. Louis, Missouri
  • Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans (LOL!)

    08/18/2018 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 119 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/18/2018
    The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but with a muted voice. Whether members of Congress, governors or state party leaders, they are struggling to fit into President Donald Trump's Republican Party. The expanding list of marginalized GOP leaders underscores how thoroughly Mr. Trump has dominated — and changed — the Republican Party in the nearly two years since he...