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US: Tennessee (News/Activism)

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  • Democratic congressman to introduce articles of impeachmen

    08/17/2017 8:11:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    CBSNews ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | Reuters
    Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, announced Thursday that he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump. Cohen cited potential obstruction of justice and violations of the Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause as the reasons for impeachment while also addressing his own strong moral opposition to the president's words and actions relating to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
  • Trump Lacks Stability and Competence for Job, Corker Says

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  • Sen. Corker slams Trump for lack of ‘competence’ and ‘stability’ (up for reelection!!)

    08/17/2017 2:25:59 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 54 replies ^ | 8/17/17 | Dave Boyer
    Sen. Bob Corker blasted President Trump’s handling of racially charged protests in Virginia, telling reporters Thursday that the president lacks “stability.” Mr. Corker, Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Mr. Trump “has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation.” His comments to reporters came after he gave a speech in his home state. “The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful,” Mr. Corker said. “He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this...
  • Democrat Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Trump for Charlottesville Response

    08/17/2017 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 17, 2017 | By Melanie Arter
    Seizing on the outrage at President Donald Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) announced Thursday that he is introducing articles of impeachment against the president, saying Trump "has failed the presidential test of moral leadership." Cohen had already expressed that he had no confidence in the president, when he introduced the Resolution of No Confidence last month. “I have expressed great concerns about President Trump’s ability to lead our country in the Resolution of No Confidence (H.Res. 456) that I introduced in July with 29 of my colleagues; however, after the President’s comments on...
  • Republican senator says Trump yet to demonstrate needed stability

    08/17/2017 11:54:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2017 | by Richard Cowan
    Senator Bob Corker, unleashing one of the most pointed attacks from a Republican official on President Donald Trump, said on Thursday the president had not yet shown the "stability and competence" the United States needs, nor an understanding of the nation's character. "The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful," Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations, told reporters after an event in Tennessee.
  • Rep. Steve Cohen seeks to impeach Trump after violence in Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 8:51:59 AM PDT · by pnz1 · 49 replies
    WKRN ^ | Wkrn staff
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WKRN) – Congressman Steve Cohen announced Thursday he is introducing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
  • 95-year-old WWII vet makes one last airborne jump

    08/15/2017 5:16:53 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 32 replies
    WHITEVILLE, Tenn. — Age is just a number... and local World War II veteran Roy Angin was not about to let his stop him from making one last airborne jump. Angin turned 95 on Thursday. He went through U.S. Army Airborne School in 1940 and served overseas during World War II. Now, Angin spends his days at the Wesley Meadows Retirement Community where he lives in Hernando, Mississippi. Saturday, he got a chance to relive his airborne days. Angin made one last jump, skydiving from 14,500 feet at the West Tennessee Skydiving center in Whiteville, Tennessee.
  • Evangelical Leader Calls to Picket Roger Waters’ Nashville Concert

    08/11/2017 11:50:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 11, 2017
    Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of the Tennessee-based Proclaiming Justice to the Nations is calling on all Jews, Christians and people of conscience to protest Roger Waters’ concert this Sunday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Once known for his role in the British rock band Pink Floyd, Waters has become a global ambassador of the movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) the State of Israel. The British musician has paraded on stage in a mock Nazi uniform and hoisted an inflatable pig emblazoned with a Star of David above his stage in concert. This in addition to spreading lies about...
  • Welcome to Orientation, Freshmen: Here's a Copy of the Constitution

    08/08/2017 8:10:59 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 15 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 4, 2017 | Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
    [ * * * ] As campuses around the country have simmered and erupted in polarized protests and debates in recent years, more are considering how they can help students navigate free expression – sometimes with a push from legislators. This year Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and North Carolina have mandated campus free speech policies, and a handful of other states are considering such laws. Some schools have decided that First Amendment instruction should be included right from the start, during a time typically reserved for talk of meal plans and dorm rules. “We needed to take the opportunity in orientation...
  • Nashville Woman Stabs Ex-Boyfriend For Refusing To Cook For Her

    08/05/2017 2:49:49 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8/2/2017 | Dory Jackson
    A woman in Nashville, Tennessee reportedly stabbed her ex-boyfriend after he refused to cook for her, according to a Tuesday report from Fox News 17 in Tennessee. Stranesha Buford, 29, was arrested Monday for stabbing the victim in the left side of his back. According to Davidson County's Active Inmate Search online, she received a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. An affidavit confirmed that the stabbing occurred July 26 at Buford's Dellway Villa apartment, which is listed as a Housing in Urban Development (HUD) apartment complex. The victim claimed that Buford asked him to cook her...
  • Zoo Knoxville plans to observe animals during total solar eclipse

    08/04/2017 1:45:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WATE ^ | 8/03/17 | Amanda Ketchledge
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) — While East Tennesseans are keeping an eye on the sky, there’s going to be plenty of action on the ground at Zoo Knoxville as the total solar eclipse passes through on August 21. There are more than 700 animals at the zoo and staff plans to observe them during the time of totality. The phenomenon is raising questions like, how will animals react when their daily routines are driven by the cycles of night and day? “We don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Phil Colclough, with Zoo Knoxville.
  • Al Gore's Climate Change Hypocrisy Is As Big As His Energy-Sucking Mansion

    08/04/2017 5:06:39 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 8/3/2017 | Staff
    Inconvenient Truth: In a recent interview, Al Gore claimed that he lives a "carbon free lifestyle." The electricity bills for his home in Tennessee say otherwise. CNN's Jake Tapper asked Gore to respond to charges that he's a climate hypocrite. "This is a criticism we hear from conservatives all the time when talking about people like you or Elon Musk or Leonardo DiCaprio," Tapper said, "that you, yourself, have a large carbon footprint." Gore's response was "Well, I don't have a private jet. And what carbon emissions come from my trips on Southwest Airlines are offset. I live a carbon-free...
  • Marsha Blackburn: Senate needs to ‘show some spine’ on health insurance bill

    07/31/2017 5:13:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 30 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Sally Persons
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Monday that the Senate needs to “show some spine” and help fix the heath insurance problem. “President Trump, I believe, is looking to solve the problem. The problem is we’ve got the Senate who cannot seem to — you know they like to work in gangs. We’ve had the gang of seven or eight. I want the gang of 51. I want the Senate to show spine and fix this problem,” Ms. Blackburn, Tennessee Republican, said on CNN. Mr. Trumptweeted over the weekend to slam the “bailouts” for members of Congress buying insurance on the Obamacare...
  • Sen. Bob Corker could face conservative primary challenger

    07/29/2017 8:43:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 53 replies ^ | 7//17/17 | David M. Drucker
    Conservative activists in Tennessee are unhappy with Sen. Bob Corker and prepared to put their money and manpower behind a strong Republican primary challenger if one emerges. Mark Green, the state senator who was President Trump's first choice for Army secretary, is their preferred candidate. Green is weighing a 2018 bid, and is the sort of formidable candidate who could clear the field of other Republicans eying the race. That's important, because Tennessee's conservative power brokers, led by wealthy Nashville automobile dealer Lee Beaman, aren't interested in waging a quixotic battle against Corker. They want to back a winner. But...
  • Judicial Watch Warns 11 States to Clean Voter Registration Lists or Face Federal Lawsuit

    07/22/2017 3:22:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | APRIL 11, 2017 | Robert Popper
    Data Show Counties in 11 States Have More Registered Voters than Eligible Adult Citizens. ... The 11 states are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee. The states have 90 days after receiving the letters to address the problem and provide Judicial Watch documentation showing that they have conducted a “statewide effort to conduct a program that reasonably ensures the lists of eligible voters are accurate.” Judicial Watch informed the states that should they fail to take action to correct violations of Section 8 of the NVRA, it would file suit. Section...
  • Tennessee county inmates get reduced jail time for getting a vasectomy

    07/22/2017 12:49:23 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | July 20, 2017 | Amanda Jackson
    (CNN)Yes, you read that right. Inmates in White County, Tennessee, can shave 30 days off their jail sentence if they undergo an elective birth control procedure. Both male and female inmates can volunteer for the new program. Women receive a Nexplanon implant in their arm, which provides up to three years of continuous birth control. Men undergo a vasectomy. The procedures are free and conducted by the Tennessee Department of Health.
  • Group calls for the 'beatdown' of white people (Memphis, TN)

    07/16/2017 8:08:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    Published on Jul 13, 2017 Memphis Tennessee (WREG) — A group calling themselves the Memphis Flash Mob Cartel took to social media saying they'll be at the Wolfchase Galleria mall beating down people because of the color of their skin. It could be a hoax or it could really happen, but either way it's getting a reaction. Feelings of concern started to sweep social media. "Very alarming to just be picking people out to do damage to them, that doesn't make any sense," Brenda Thompson said. Thompson doesn't understand why anyone would choose to cause more division in the city....
  • Bacon used in hate crime at Islamic center in Tennessee

    07/12/2017 8:52:58 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 43 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | Jul 10, 2017 | WTVF
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Rutherford County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s detectives have asked for the public’s help in their search for the person[s] who vandalized the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. Employees found a spray painted message on two walls and bacon draped over the door handles of the school’s entrance. The messages were painted on the east side of the building and concrete on the basketball court. They read, “We are vandal group,” and “F*** Allah.”Detectives said they were investigating it as a hate crime and have talked with federal authorities about the crime. “We are looking for anyone with information about people...
  • Tennessee mosque long subject of controversy vandalized again

    07/11/2017 3:33:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    ...Tennessee mosque that has been the subject of years of controversy and vandalism has been defaced again. ....Green graffiti messages with expletives....Messages were spelled out using bacon, and bacon was wrapped around an exterior door....

    06/25/2017 9:37:16 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 06/24/2017 | Steve Hayward
    Sadly for those of us hoping California would go full commie as an object lesson for the rest of the nation, the state legislature has shelved the proposed $400 billion single-payer health care bill. Democrats are naturally blaming Trump, because the scheme would require a bunch of waivers from the Administration to go into effect, but the real reason is that it’s a total lunatic idea, and there a just enough Democrats who recognize this. You might as well build a high speed rail up the middle of the state. Oh, wait. . . Anyway, expect single-payer to come back...