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  • Blackburn: My Senate Run Is Irrevocable and I'll Beat Corker If He Changes His Mind

    02/19/2018 8:39:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    There may be rumblings that Sen. Bob Corker may not retire after all, but that doesn’t faze Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who’s staying in the race regardless of what he decides. More than that, however, she’s confident about her prospects of winning. “I am running, and I’m going to win,” the congresswoman told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday. “I think what Tennesseans want to see, Hugh, is a true conservative in the U.S. Senate. They want to see somebody there that is going to back Donald Trump and his agenda.” Politico recently reported that Corker is “listening” to...
  • Uniformed officer asked to leave 'gun-free' Outback Steakhouse because of service weapon

    02/06/2018 6:51:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 132 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/5/18 | Alexandra Deabler
    A uniformed officer carrying his service weapon was asked to leave an Outback Steakhouse restaurant because it is a designated “gun-free zone.” Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officer Andrew Ward went to Outback Steakhouse to have dinner with his wife Friday evening, he wrote in a public Facebook post.Ward said in the post that a manager approached him and requested that he put his gun in his truck. Ward told the manager that he could not because he was in uniform and had to have his weapon on his person. The manager left to make a call, Ward writes, and then...
  • Sheriff's Disturbing Comments Caught On Body Cam

    02/05/2018 4:51:38 PM PST · by JP1201 · 124 replies
    SPARTA, Tenn. - Body camera video from the aftermath of a deadly officer-involved shooting has raised new questions about what happened. Video obtained by NewsChannel 5 Investigates shows the White County Sheriff discussing his order to use deadly force with another deputy. Sheriff Oddie Shoupe did not realize he was being recorded after the shooting by a body camera that another deputy put in the back of a patrol car. What it caught the sheriff saying is now at the center of a federal lawsuit.
  • The GOP’s Coming Obamacare Capitulation

    02/05/2018 10:51:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NRO (I know, but this one might be worth it) ^ | 2/5/18 | Doug Badger, Marie Fishpaw & Michael Needham
    If conservatives don’t coalesce behind a new repeal plan soon soon, they will find themselves bystanders as their Republican colleagues link arms with Democrats. ... a concoction of two bills. The first, championed by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D., Wash.), would appropriate cost-sharing-reduction payments to insurers. The second, sponsored by Sens. Susan Collins (R., Maine) and Bill Nelson (D., Fla.), would give insurers an additional $10 billion (and perhaps more) in federal cash.
  • Chattanooga, Tenn. woman says she miscarried after being beaten; assault caught on camera

    02/03/2018 3:01:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    news at 9 ^ | Feb 3, 2018 | abc
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — (WARNING: Video included in this story is disturbing.) A Chattanooga woman says she lost her baby after she was brutally beaten up by a group of people on Monday. The woman, who asked only to go by Shaaylahh, says she was visiting a friend in Alton Park Village when it happened. The beating was caught on camera and uploaded to Facebook. In it, you can see Shaaylahh being dragged down the stairs and outside the house. In the background, you can hear someone yelling "push her down the stairs." Eventually, Shaaylahh says she lost consciousness while she...
  • Pro-Israel Groups Call on Feds to Pull Funding from Anti-Israel Middle East Programs

    02/02/2018 6:52:58 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 4 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Rachel Frommer February 1, 2018 | Rachel Frommer February 1, 2018
    Letter says programs 'being misused to promote biased, one-sided, anti-Israel' views Fourteen advocacy organizations are calling for federal funding to Middle East studies centers to be pulled if the programs do not end their anti-Israel and anti-American "indoctrination." The letter to the Senate HELP Committee charge that the 16 Middle East studies centers receiving funding under Title VI of the Higher Education Opportunities Act are "being misused to promote biased, one-sided, and anti-Israel programming," in violation of a requirement for the programs to "reflect diverse perspectives and a wide range of views." Title VI funding was rolled out in 1958,...
  • Why Did The Washington Post Tweet A Debunked Hit Piece On the Existence of Jesus?

    01/03/2018 9:11:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/03/2018 | David Marcus
    Controversy erupted over Christmas week when the Washington Post tweeted out an opinion article by Raphael Lataster they had published in 2014. It claims to show that the existence of Jesus as a historical figure is likely no more than a myth. Critics questioned the timing of the tweet as a slap in the face to Christians preparing to celebrate one of their holiest days.Possibly more importantly, many seized on the reaction to the 2014 publication. Historians, including a professor who had taught Lataster in a class about the historical Jesus, demolished the claims. Its ideas were described as...
  • Florida politician with hidden felony cocaine record voted illegally for two decades

    01/30/2018 10:18:56 AM PST · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/30/2018 | David Smiley and Carly Teproff
    Search for the nexus of a political debate over whether Florida should restore felons’ voting rights or purge its rolls and you’ll find a white, 71-year-old radiologist named Douglas Hornsby. A sitting commissioner in the sleepy Miami-Dade coastal town of North Bay Village, Hornsby was removed from office Monday after government officials determined he was never eligible to take his post. Turns out, the septuagenarian omitted an unresolved, 25-year-old felony cocaine conviction in Tennessee from his voting registration forms after he moved to Florida in the ’90s, making him an illegal voter and an illegitimate elected official. Hornsby, whose reason...
  • Here Are Three Democrats Who Will Lose U.S. Senate Races In 2018

    01/21/2018 3:21:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2018 | Guy Short
    Believe it or not, the 2018 election is only months away. And while talking heads and media elites focus exclusively on Republican election challenges, the electoral map is chock-full of vulnerable Democratic candidates running in Trump territory. Here are the top Democrats poised for 2018 defeat: 1. Sen. Claire McCaskill (Democrat, Missouri) The definition of a corrupt career politician, Sen. McCaskill is a personification of the Washington swamp and the Democratic Party’s most vulnerable incumbent. Who can forget her failure to pay $287,000 in property taxes on a private plane? Or using $40 million in government subsidies to boost her...
  • The Refs Shockingly Bailed Out the Patriots

    01/14/2018 11:26:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 14, 2018 | Mark Cannizzaro
    The Titans — and the officiating crew — played right into the hands of the Patriots in Saturday night’s 35-14 rout of Tennessee in the AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. The 14-3 Patriots, as defending Super Bowl champions, shouldn’t need such help. Not that they were turning it away or complaining. The first questionable call that went against the Titans came in the second quarter on a third-and-4 play from the Tennessee 27-yard line. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota connected with former Jets receiver Eric Decker on a pass that appeared to give Tennessee a first down to keep...
  • Dolly Parton's "Dixie Stampede" Gets Politically Correct, Removes the word "Dixie"

    01/09/2018 5:16:56 PM PST · by Rebeleye · 23 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8 January 2018 | Maggie Jones
    Dolly Parton's Pigeon Forge dinner attraction, Dixie Stampede, has a new name.
  • Trump Touts Tax Cuts to Farmers Amid Immigration, Trade Concerns

    01/08/2018 11:39:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    newsmax ^ | Jan 08, 2018 | Associated Press via Newsmax
    Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation's heartland. "Those towers are going to go up and you're going to have great, great broadband," Trump told the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation. "Farm country is God's country," he declared. Trump became the first president in a quarter-century to address the federation's convention, using the trip to Nashville as a backdrop for a White House report that included proposals...
  • 'A Proud Moment for Farm Bureau'...President Trump to speak....

    01/06/2018 7:30:52 AM PST · by caww · 15 replies
    https://www.fb.org/viewpoints/a-proud-moment-for-farm-bureau ^ | Jan. 3. 2018 | Zippy Duvall President FB
    President Trump will be joining us at our annual convention in Nashville and speaking to the thousands of farmers and ranchers gathered there. The President’s attendance, the 'first for a U.S. president in more than 20 years,' is recognition that Farm Bureau members play a vital role: providing food, fiber and energy crops—and the additional jobs they support—for our country. We look forward to hearing the President’s remarks about issues that are important to farmers’ and ranchers’ bottom lines...
  • The grandsons of TENTH president John Tyler are still alive

    01/07/2018 1:58:31 PM PST · by Gamecock · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/7/2017
    More than 150 years after the death of their grandfather, a pair of grandson's belonging to the 10th President of the United States John Tyler are still alive. They are both the son's of of Lyon Gardiner Tyler Sr., the president’s fourth son. To put that in perspective, that means three generations of Tyler men have managed to span 227 years and counting. Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. was born in 1924 to Lyon Gardiner Tyler, the son of the late president and still lives in Tennessee. John Tyler, born in 1790, grew up on a Virginia plantation, became a lawyer,...
  • ‘Y’all going to die today’: Waffle House employee attacked by customers over thermostat

    01/04/2018 7:46:19 AM PST · by Gamecock · 79 replies
    Fox8 ^ | 1/4/2018
    CORDOVA, Tenn. -- A Waffle House employee in Tennessee was attacked by several customers over a thermostat, according to WMC. The brawl happened at a Waffle House in Cordova Tuesday afternoon when two adults and a teen walked into the restaurant and asked that the temperature is turned down. When the 21-year-old worker said she would tell her manager, one of the women didn't like the answer and punched her.
  • Trump accused of not spending enough time with Barron by Democrat Steve Cohen

    01/01/2018 3:18:25 PM PST · by Baladas · 69 replies
    AOL ^ | Dec 31st 2017 | AOL.COM EDITORS
    A Democrat in the House of Representatives took to Twitter on New Year's Eve to brutally criticize President Donald Trump for a number of alleged shortcomings, including golfing instead of going to church and rarely appearing with his 11-year-old son Barron Trump. Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen, of Tennessee, ripped the president in a particularly scathing tweet sent on Sunday morning. "He golfs when he could be reading or be in church or be with his family. Never see him with Barron. You’d think he’d be golfing with Dad occasionally but narcissists only engage in activities where they are the show,"...
  • Revealed: Federal agents found four preserved fetuses in their second trimester during Detroit...

    12/26/2017 10:18:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 26, 2017 | Reuters and Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Revealed: Federal agents found four preserved fetuses in their second trimester during Detroit raid of body broker's warehouse Federal agents discovered four preserved fetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show. The fetuses were found during a December 2013 raid of businessman Arthur Rathburn´s warehouse. The fetuses, which appear to have been in their second trimester, were submerged in a liquid that included human brain tissue. Rathburn, a former body broker, is accused of defrauding customers by sending them diseased body parts. He has pleaded not guilty...
  • Exclusive: Federal agents found fetuses in body broker's warehouse (Warning: Graphic Images)

    12/26/2017 6:50:59 AM PST · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Dec 2017 | John Shiffman, Brian Grow
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal agents discovered four preserved fetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show. The fetuses were found during a December 2013 raid of businessman Arthur Rathburn’s warehouse. The fetuses, which appear to have been in their second trimester, were submerged in a liquid that included human brain tissue. Rathburn, a former body broker, is accused of defrauding customers by sending them diseased body parts. He has pleaded not guilty and his trial is set for January. How Rathburn acquired the fetuses and what he intended to...
  • Tennessee House Republicans call for investigation after Memphis removes Confederate statues

    12/22/2017 2:58:17 AM PST · by GailA · 57 replies
    Tennessean ^ | 12/21/17 | Joel Ebert,
    ON NO POST LIST, SO SEE LINK. STILL TYPING FINGER TYPING WITH LEFT HAND, RIGHT 1 HAS NOT REHABBED WELL AFTER SURGERY. Under cover of darkness, surrounded by police, crime tape the city of memphis took ALL CONFEDERATE STATUES DOWN. THEY SOLD THOSE PARKS TO A AGENCY THAT OVER SEES DEVELOPMENT OF BEALE ST AND OTHER DOWN TOWN AREAS, THEY MUST REMAIN PUBLIC PARKS. AS OF LAS NIGHT POLICE AND CRIME TAPE ARE STILL UP. LOOK FOR BIG BLOW UP OF VIOLENCE LATER AS SON'S OF CONFEDERATW SOLDIERS STEW, AND GET MAD.
  • Memphis City Council Orders the removal of Gen. Forrest Statue

    12/20/2017 5:18:48 PM PST · by vetvetdoug · 65 replies
    Self | 12-20-2017 | Self
    The Memphis City Council has ordered the removal of the NB Forrest Statue that sits on top of the graves of General and Mrs. NB Forrest. This action breaks several laws and the order of the State for Memphis to not make any action toward the historical monument and grave site.