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  • Study finds Tennessee abortion waiting period reduced abortions by 6%

    10/18/2019 12:48:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    FOX17 ^ | October 18, 2019 | Adrian Mojica
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A new study from researchers at Texas A&M University finds Tennessee's abortion waiting period law has reduced the number of abortions by 6%. Passed in 2015 under then Governor Bill Haslam, the law sets a 48 hour waiting period before undergoing the procedure. The law has been challenged in federal court by abortion clinics which argue it provides no benefits and causes a burden to women. Focusing on the Tennessee law, the new study found while abortions overall decreased, the waiting period caused a 38% increase in the number of second-trimester abortions. The study also found the waiting period...
  • San Francisco Expands Travel Ban to Pro-Life States

    10/17/2019 6:55:36 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    freebeacon ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2019 | Graham Piro
    San Francisco expanded its city-funded travel and contracting bans to 22 states with pro-life laws. The 22 states include Texas, Massachusetts, and Florida. The move marks the expansion of an ordinance enacted in August that prohibited city-funded travel "to states that have enacted laws that prohibit abortion prior to the viability of the fetus" and contracting with companies headquartered in those states. The ban initially covered eight states, according to Courthouse News, but that list has now expanded to cover nearly half the country. City supervisor Vallie Brown denounced pro-life reforms, such as late term abortion limits, as "an assault...
  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander calls impeachment a mistake

    10/12/2019 3:17:38 PM PDT · by rintintin · 28 replies
    AP via WREG ^ | Oct 10 2019 | AP
    A retiring Republican senator whos being closely watched for his view on President Donald Trumps potential impeachment strengthened his stance against Democrats investigation of the president on Wednesday. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said in a written statement that impeaching President Trump would be a mistake. Just last week, Alexander issued a more cautious statement. He said the Senate Intelligence Committee was probing Mr. Trumps attempt to prod Ukraine into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, and added, I want to know the facts before I comment. Alexander, 79, is respected on both sides of the...
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans Abortion Kills Children

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • HOUSE REPUBLICAN: Tariffs are 'only way' to change US-China relationship

    TWEET SHARE MORE 10/1/2019 Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) defended President Trumps ongoing trade war with China, arguing that such a hardline approach is the only way to fundamentally change diplomatic relations with Beijing. The president is correct its the only way, Burchett, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told Hill.TV during an interview that aired on Tuesday, referring to Trumps tariffs on Chinese goods. This diplomacy theyve been doing in the past is basically us giving them our checkbook and Congress is basically gutless when it comes to China, he added. We need to stand up them...
  • Sumner County man claims First Amendment rights violated after citation for car sticker

    09/28/2019 6:13:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Fox 17 ^ | 26 September, 2019 | Kathleen Serie
    A Sumner County man is claiming his first amendment rights have been violated after Sheriffs Department deputies cited him for an obscene car sticker. It shows two rifles sandwiching the letters U and C, followed by the words Gun Control.According to the official citation, law enforcement says the message spells out the F word."Nicholas Ennis says its been on his truck for about a year. Its got the symbol of a M-16 at the front and a symbol of an AK-47 at the end of it. The only thing you see on it is U-C gun control and two guns,...
  • Eric Boyd given two life sentences plus 90 years for role in Christian-Newsom slayings

    09/21/2019 6:29:48 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 46 replies
    WATE ^ | Sep 18, 2019 / 11:21 AM EDT / Updated: Sep 18, 2019 / 06:38 PM EDT | WATE 6 staff
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) A convicted murderer in the Christian-Newsom slayings was given two life sentences plus 90 years on Wednesday after previously being sentenced to life with the possibility of parole for all 18 murder convictions related to their deaths. Eric Boyd was given two life sentences and 90 years in prison for aggravated rape, kidnapping and robbery in the murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom. Last month, Boyd was found guilty on 36 charges following the deaths of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom. During his trial, Boyd received life sentences with the possibility of parole on all...
  • MS-13 member arrested (kidnapping) in Nashville had been deported in 2018, returned in July

    09/17/2019 8:47:50 AM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    FOX17 ^ | Sept. 17, 2019 | Adrian Mojica
    The 18-year-old accused of kidnapping a Nashville high school student and beating him for refusing to join a gang had previously been deported according to the Department of Justice. U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee reports Franklin Pineda-Caceres will face federal charges for entering the country illegally after being deported in 2018. According to the charging documents, Pineda-Caceres was arrested in Nashville in October 2017 on drug charges. Agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) determined he had illegally entered the country in 2014 and an order for his removal was issued in 2016.
  • State Says Company That Installed Denver Red Light Cameras Was Unlicensed

    08/30/2019 7:51:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    CBS4 ^ | August 29, 2019 | Brian Maass and Kati Weis
    Cease and Desist Order Issued. DENVER The company that designed and installed red light cameras at four Denver intersections beginning in 2008 was not properly licensed according to state authorities and has been ordered to cease and desist such operations in Colorado. Colorados state board of licensure for architects, professional engineers, and professional land surveyors issued the order Aug. 16, ordering Redflex Traffic Systems to cease and desist the unlicensed practice of engineering. ... Redflex was never licensed to practice engineering in Colorado, yet engaged in the unlicensed practice of engineering when (Redflex) provided professional services to the City...
  • Chinese restaurant workers busted washing pots, grill in local lake

    08/28/2019 9:08:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/28/2019 | Christopher Cameron
    They made chop suey of the health regulations. Just hours after being busted for washing down kitchen equipment in a local lake, a Chinese restaurant was open for business. Employees of No. 1 Chinese Restaurant in suburban Nashville, Tenn., were caught washing everything from pots and rags to grill tops at a boat dock at nearby Old Hickory Lake a popular recreation spot NewsChannel5 reported. A series of videos showing the restaurants organic approach to food safety was shared first on Facebook and then with the health department, which quickly sent an inspector to the scene Tuesday.
  • Economist reacts to high numbers of New Yorkers fleeing to Florida because of high state taxes

    08/20/2019 7:22:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 Aug 2019 | Frank Miles
    Heritage Foundation chief economist Steve Moore reacted to the high numbers of New Yorkers who are fleeing to Florida because of high state taxes. This is the big demographic story of our country that may be the biggest economic story, Moore said on "The Daily Briefing." He said there are four states of the apocalypse New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Illinois which have the most residents fleeing over high taxes and huge budget problems. They are leaving for Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and North Carolina. You can buy a house just with the money you save on...
  • A black teen ran out with a $2 beer. Then a Tennessee store clerk followed him and shot him dead

    08/17/2019 8:13:56 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 193 replies
    MSN / CNN ^ | 8-17-19 | Madeline Holcombe and Eric Levenson, CNN
    A jury found a grocery clerk guilty of killing a 17-year-old boy who ran out of the store with a beer he didn't pay for in Memphis, Tennessee, in a case that had sparked protests, authorities said. Anwar Ghazali was convicted of second-degree murder after a four-day trial, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Friday. "This defendant took it upon himself to be the judge and jury and the executioner over a $2 beer," prosecutor Lora Fowler said, according to CNN affiliate WMC. The shooting happened in March 2018, after Dorian Harris walked out of the Top Stop...
  • Tennessee lawmakers to push for total abortion ban

    08/12/2019 11:08:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    newschannel5 ^ | AUG 12, 2019 | Laken Bowles
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) Tennessee lawmakers are considering a total abortion ban when the Senate Judiciary committee meets this week for its summer study. Lawmakers are hearing testimony today from more than 20 witnesses and debate an 11-page amendment to the "fetal heartbeat" bill . Watch below: (Live stream) If the changes are adopted, the legislation would ban abortion once a woman knows she's pregnant -- only if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Earlier this year, the Tennessee General Assembly tried to pass legislation that would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected . The measure...
  • Joe Biden's brother and hedge fund manager accused of fraud

    08/09/2019 6:44:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    A federal lawsuit accuses the brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, hedge fund manager Michael Lewitt and others of attempting to defraud a Tennessee business. ... It says the plaintiffs founded Diverse Medical Management to reform failing rural hospitals, and Jim Biden promised to sell the health care plan to investors. It says Biden and Lewitt then urged the plaintiffs to borrow $10 million from Lewitt that would be repaid by investors. But the investors never materialized. It says Lewitt then threatened to sue the plaintiffs for not making payments on the borrowed cash.
  • TBI searching for 'extremely dangerous' man who escaped West Tennessee State Penitentiary

    08/08/2019 10:17:50 PM PDT · by Cedar · 26 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | August 8, 2019 | Caroline Sutton
    HENNING, Tenn. (WTVF) A massive manhunt is underway for an "extremely dangerous" man who escaped the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, Tennessee. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a Blue Alert for Curtis Ray Watson. He is a person of interest in the murder of Tennessee Department of Correction Administrator Debra Johnson on Wednesday. The 64-year-old was a 38-year veteran employee of the state of Tennessee. Johnson was found dead in her home, which is on penitentiary property. Officials said they didn't know of any specific contact she may have had with Watson. Watson escaped from jail on...
  • Nashville surgeon Manny Sethi announces GOP U.S. Senate bid

    08/05/2019 10:39:50 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 19 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | June 3rd, 2019 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE Nashville trauma surgeon Manny Sethi announced Monday he is running for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination to replace retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. Sethi, 41, made the announcement as former Gov. Bill Haslam continues weighing a bid for the 2020 GOP nomination. The physician is playing up his status as a "conservative outsider." "I am not a politician," Sethi said in an announcement video. "I'm a surgeon, an outsider. I'm a conservative and I support President Trump. Above all, I am grateful to God for a story that could have only have happened right here in Tennessee....
  • Three NRA Board Members Resign Citing Leadership Incompetence

    08/02/2019 6:10:38 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 47 replies
    BLP ^ | Aug 2, 2019 | Jose Nino
    Three members of the National Rifle Associations board resigned on Thursday August 1, 2019. Concerns about fiscal impropriety and mismanagement motivated the board members to resign from the organization. The three board members Esther Schneider of Texas, Sean Maloney of Ohio and Timothy Knight of Tennessee claimed that they were stripped of their committee assignments after they questioned NRA CEO Wayne LaPierres spending habits. BLP reported on concerns about LaPierres lavish spending a few months ago, which has drawn considerable criticism from members of the gun rights community.
  • Nashville's Next Mayor May Be a Black Conservative Woman

    07/30/2019 4:05:18 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 47 replies
    RCP ^ | 30 July 2019 | Roger Simon
    The last time Nashvilles mayors office made national news - a scant seventeen months ago - then mayor Megan Barry resigned after pleading guilty to felony theft relating to an extramarital affair she had with the police officer in charge of her security. This time its for a better reason. After David Briley served as interim mayor, a full-term election is now in progress. And that election is being shaken up by Carol Swain, a woman who is - of all things in traditionally Democratic Nashville, a blue stronghold in a red state - a no-holds-barred black, Christian Republican conservative....
  • Ilhan Omar Is Completely Assimilated

    07/21/2019 8:54:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies
    National review ^ | July 16, 2019 | Rich Lowry
    . . . on the terms set out by Beto ORourke. Beto ORourke, the losing Texas Senate candidate who bootstrapped his way into becoming a losing presidential candidate, had a message for refugees who had come to America: Your new country is a hellhole. The former congressman told a roundtable of refugees and immigrants in Nashville, Tenn., last week: This country was founded on white supremacy. And every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression. Just in case the newcomers were inclined to believe...