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US: Tennessee (News/Activism)

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  • Tennessee Titans Player Says He’ll Quit The NFL If Forced To Stand For The Anthem

    10/12/2017 3:06:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 173 replies
    Smokeroom ^ | 10/12/17 | David Hookstead
    Tennessee Titans player Rishard Matthews tweeted Thursday that he’ll quit the NFL if the league implements a rule forcing players to stand during the anthem.“No I will be done playing football,” Matthews tweeted and ultimately deleted when asked if he would be willing to face punishment for not standing if a new rule is implemented.This is a very dumb tweet, for multiple reasons. Matthews is forcing himself into a corner. What will he do if a new rule is passed, and the Titans call his bluff? He’s going to be out of a job that pays millions simply because he...
  • College prez asks Congress to censor 'hate speech' on Facebook

    10/11/2017 7:58:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 11, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Transylvania University’s president recently asked Congress to enact legislation that would force Facebook to “remove” any postings of “hate speech” from its website. In an essay for Inside Higher Ed, President Seamus Carey argues in favor of increased government regulation of “hate speech,” a request spurred on by the recent “harassment” of a DACA recipient at the university.
  • Tennessee Voter Outraged by Bob Corker

    10/10/2017 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We start in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is Deb. It’s great to have you. How are you? CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you doing? RUSH: Fine and dandy. Thank you. CALLER: Well, I’ll calling, I had two points. The first is that I’m very angry with Senator Corker’s childish and disrespectful comments regarding the president. I have spent my whole morning, and as soon as the office opened, try to reach someone in his office. Apparently the rest of Tennessee is angry with him, too, because I can’t get through. And my other comment is — RUSH: Wait a minute....
  • The Twitter war between President Trump and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker continues.

    10/10/2017 8:19:04 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 35 replies
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The Twitter war between President Trump and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker continues. The president tweeted this about the outgoing senator on Tuesday morning:
  • McConnell defends Corker amid Trump feud

    10/09/2017 7:13:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/9/17 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is offering support to Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) amid a war of words between the latter and President Trump. "Sen. Corker is a valuable member of the Senate Republican caucus and he’s also on the Budget committee and a particularly important player as we move to the floor on the budget next week and he’s an important part of our team,” McConnell said Monday in Kentucky, according to the Associated Press. Asked about whether he agreed with Corker's criticism of Trump, McConnell sidestepped, adding: "[Corker is] an important part of our team and he's...
  • Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn Campaign Announcement Video for ‘Inflammatory’ Pro-Life Message

    10/09/2017 6:54:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/9/17 | Alex Griswold
    Twitter has blocked Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's (Tenn.) Senate campaign announcement ad, ruling that a pro-life statement was "inflammatory."At one point in the video, Blackburn, who announced last week that she is running for the Senate in Tennessee, heralded how she "stopped the sale of baby body parts," a reference to her investigation into Planned Parenthood's reported practice of "donating" body parts in return for monetary compensation.But a Twitter representative told the Blackburn campaign that Twitter blocked the ad from being promoted, calling it "an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction," the Associated Press reported Monday. Twitter said...
  • CNN’s Jason Miller Calls on Bob Corker to Resign — Let Tennessee Governor Appoint Marsha Blackburn

    10/09/2017 5:10:23 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Oct 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Miller suggested that given Corker’s newfound willingness to criticize the Trump and his reluctance to support his agenda, Corker should step aside and allow Gov. Bill Haslam (R-TN) to appoint Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who announced she would seek that seat in the U.S. Senate last week.
  • Bannon will back primary challenges against EVERY Republican running for Senate re-election (tr)

    10/09/2017 4:21:44 PM PDT · by be-baw · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2017 | Nikki Schwab
    Bannon will back primary challenges against EVERY Republican running for Senate re-election next year except Cruz - as Trump's former strategist hatches plan to boot McConnell from majority leader job Ex-White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is planning a political assault on six Republican Senate incumbents, running for re-election next year Previously, Bannon had looked to oust Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss Now he's expanded that list to take on every Republican running in 2018, except Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas With Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., retiring, Bannon is already looking at Tea Party favorite,...
  • Bob Corker Shows Us the True Face of the GOP Establishment

    10/09/2017 1:25:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 9, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Senator Bob Corker, Tennessee, retired from the Senate, has finally once and for all honestly opened up about the Republican establishment view of Donald Trump and what they think their role is, which is basically to nullify Trump, to contain Trump, to maintain our precious current world order. Trump poses the greatest threat. Republicans in the Senate think it’s their job to thwart the Trump agenda. Corker said so in frustration. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Anyway, Bob Corker and Donald Trump, big feud going on here with Corker having finally admitted what’s really going on, at least among his buddies...
  • It’s What Bob Corker Does Next That Counts

    10/09/2017 7:47:22 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 8 2017 | James Fallows
    ...Senator Bob Corker ... deserves credit for saying ... what ... prominent Republicans have known ... Namely: that Donald Trump is irrational, ill-informed, impulsive, unfit for command, and increasingly a danger to the country and the world. “I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to contain him[.]” ...[the "responsible" GOPeers] consider him intellectually unaware of the cliffs toward which he is steering the country, and temperamentally unable to exercise anything like mature judgment.
  • Golfing with Obama, Republican senator scores hole-in-one [20137: RINO Corker putts w/BO]

    10/09/2017 4:30:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 5/6/13 | Roberta Rampton
    [Hussein] took his second-term “schmooze offensive” to the golf course on Monday, bonding in a bipartisan foursome... ..... the hole-in-one helped deliver the match to Chambliss and Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who has a 2.1 handicap.....
  • Bob Corker Says Trump’s Recklessness Threatens ‘World War III’

    10/08/2017 10:32:24 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 80 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 8, 2017 | JONATHAN MARTIN and MARK LANDLER
    <p>WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III.”</p>
  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam elects to not seek U.S. Senate seat in 2018

    10/05/2017 9:14:04 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 29 replies
    WRCB TV ^ | Updated: Oct 05, 2017 11:21 AM EST | WRCB Staff
    NASHVILLE, TN (WRCB) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will not be running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by current U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. Haslam issued a statement earlier that reads:: While Crissy and I will always be grateful for all of the encouragement and support to run for the United States Senate, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for Senate in 2018. The primary reason is that I want to remain completely focused on my job as governor. I know that being a candidate for the Senate during my last 15...
  • Sen. Bob Corker Won’t Seek Re-Election

    09/26/2017 1:22:40 PM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | MICHELLE MOONS
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) Announced on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018. The statement read as follows: After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018. When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that I couldn’t imagine serving for more than two terms. Understandably, as we have gained influence, that decision has become more difficult. But I have always been drawn to the citizen legislator model,...
  • GOP Senator Bob Corker Accuses the White House of Being an "Adult Day Care Center"

    10/08/2017 3:41:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Earlier this morning, President Donald J. Trump lambasted Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee on Twitter. Sen. Corker’s response, however, was just as bitingly critical of the commander in chief.President Trump started the twitter feud this morning by saying that the soon-to-be retired Senator was largely responsible for the “horrendous Iran Deal,” begged the President for his endorsement, and thought that Corker would be a negative voice in his administration, which is why he was never considered for Secretary of state.  Senator Bob Corker "begged" me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said "NO" and he dropped out...
  • Bob Corker Says Trump’s Recklessness Threatens ‘World War III

    10/08/2017 6:41:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | October 8, 2017 | Jonathan Martin and Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III.”In an extraordinary rebuke of a president of his own party, Mr. Corker said he was alarmed about a president who acts “like he’s doing ‘The Apprentice’ or something.”“He concerns me,” Mr. Corker added. “He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.”Mr. Corker’s comments capped a remarkable day of...
  • Trump slams Corker, who calls White House 'adult day care center'

    10/08/2017 10:51:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Joseph Weber
    President Trump on Sunday ripped increasingly vocal critic Sen. Bob Corker, saying the Tennessee Republican gutlessly dropped his re-election bid after begging for the Trump endorsement he never received. “Corker ‘begged’ me to endorse him,” Trump said in a string of tweets. "I said ‘NO’ and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement). He also wanted to be secretary of state, I said ‘NO THANKS.’ ... Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. Didn't have the guts to run!” Corker fired back minutes...
  • Trump's claim that Corker 'begged' for endorsement is false, sources say

    10/08/2017 9:54:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | October 8, 2017 | Eli Watkins and Manu Raju
    Washington (CNN) - President Donald Trump's tweets Sunday morning claiming he denied Sen. Bob Corker's request for an endorsement are false, two sources familiar with the discussions said. Trump told Corker he was going to endorse him the day the Tennessee Republican announced his intention to retire, the sources said. "The President called the senator early last week and asked him to reconsider his decision not to seek re-election and reaffirmed that he would have endorsed him, as he has said many times," one of the sources said.
  • Corker responds: It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone ...

    10/08/2017 9:05:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 87 replies
    Senator Bob Corker Twitter ^ | October 8, 2017 | Senator Bob Corker
    It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.
  • Trump Tweets About Corker

    10/08/2017 7:55:01 AM PDT · by be-baw · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 8, 2017 | President Donald J. Trump
    Senator Bob Corker "begged" me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said "NO" and he dropped out (said he could not win without... ..my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said "NO THANKS." He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal! ...Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. Didn't have the guts to run!