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  • Resolution denouncing white supremacists and neo-Nazis fails in Tennessee

    03/16/2018 1:55:19 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    MSN News ^ | 3/16/2018 | Doug Criss
    It sounds like the kind of legislation that should easily breeze through a statehouse, even in these politically divided times: a resolution denouncing white nationalists and neo-Nazis. It didn't even make it out of committee. The resolution was written by Democratic state Rep. John Ray Clemmons. It doesn't name any particular group. It calls on law enforcement to go after white nationalists and Neo-Nazi groups with the same "fervor" as other forms of terrorism.
  • Walkout was meant to be peaceful. But these students tore down flag, jumped on cop car (tr)

    03/15/2018 7:48:35 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | March 14 | JARED GILMOUR
    Around the country, thousands upon thousands of students walked out of their classrooms on March 14 to peacefully protest inaction on gun laws in the aftermath of the deadly Florida school shooting last month. And then there was Antioch High School near Nashville, Tenn. Some of the students who walked out of class at the school Wednesday pulled down an American flag hanging from a flagpole, video shows. Some students jumped on a police car, Nashville police told News Channel 5. And more generally, there appeared to be chaos on school grounds, judging from videos posted on Facebook. Those videos...
  • Barry’s former security chief pleads guilty to theft (Nashville)

    03/06/2018 12:02:23 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 17 replies ^ | 3/6/18 | WKRN Staff
    The man in the middle of the Megan Barry scandal pleaded guilty in Davidson County Court Tuesday morning. In a negotiated plea agreement Robert Forrest pleaded to theft of property over $10,000. He got 3 years probation and will have to reimburse Metro Nashville $45,000 that was paid as salary and overtime when he was not performing his official duties as Mayor Barry’s chief security officer. Barry admitted to having a two year affair with Forrest. Forrest’s wife, Penny, has filed for divorce.
  • Report: Rising Democratic Star Megan Barry to Resign as Mayor of Nashville Due to Sex Scanda

    03/06/2018 8:09:03 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 3/6/2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Rising Democratic star Megan Barry is expected to resign as Mayor of Nashville at a hastily scheduled press conference that will be held at Nashville City Hall at 10 a.m. central on Tuesday, according to The Tennessean and other local media outlets. Barry admitted on January 31 that she had a two-year-long affair with her bodyguard, former Metro Nashville Police Department Sgt. Rob Forrest, as Breitbart News reported:
  • Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Expected To Resign

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is expected to resign later this morning, sources tell NewsChannel 5. It follows several days of negotiations between Barry's legal team and District Attorney Glenn Funk. Those negotiations had apparently focused on whether Funk would agree not to prosecute Barry in exchange for her resignation.
  • Mike Huckabee Says ‘Hate Wins,’ Publishes Resignation Letter to CMA Foundation

    03/02/2018 8:37:28 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 102 replies
    Variety ^ | 3/1/18 | Shirley Halerin and Chris Willman
    To the CMA Foundation Board From Mike Huckabee March 1, 2018 Dear Board Members: I hereby tender my resignation effective immediately. I hope this will end the unnecessary distraction and deterrent to the core mission of the Foundation which is to help kids acquire musical instruments and have an opportunity to participate in music programs as students. Since I will not be able to continue in what I had hoped to be useful service in this endeavor, I wanted to at least put some things on the record. I have no expectation that it will change the irrational vitriol directed...
  • Famous Bible Verse Too Sizzling for Facebook

    02/26/2018 6:03:04 PM PST · by Maudeen · 42 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/26/2018 | Bob Unruh
    Social-media giant waits 5 years before taking action.
  • Nashville Mayor Megan Barry admits affair with former head of security

    ClarksvilleNOW / Local / News / Nashville Mayor Megan Barry admits affair with former head of security Nashville Mayor Megan Barry admits affair with former head of security /Courtesy: WKRN 3 hours ago by Facebook Twitter LinkedIn NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Mayor Megan Barry admitted Wednesday to having an extramarital affair with her former head of security, according to WKRN News 2. In a prepared statement, Barry writes, “I accept full responsibility for the pain I have caused my family and his.” The mayor goes on to apologize to her husband Bruce, “who has stood by me in my...
  • TBI to Investigate Liberal Nashville Mayor Megan Berry after affair announced

    02/01/2018 2:41:39 PM PST · by GoreFreeTN · 14 replies
    WSMV Channel 4 website ^ | 2/1/2018 | WSMV
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - District Attorney General Glenn Funk has asked the TBI to investigate whether Nashville Mayor Megan Barry or others violated any criminal law, according to a statement from the D.A.’s office.Funk has asked TBI Director Mark Gwyn to investigate whether Barry and/or others, including Sgt. Rob Forrest, violated any criminal law including misappropriation of public funds and official misconduct. On Thursday afternoon, Barry released a statement regarding the TBI investigation: “Earlier this morning, I spoke with General Funk and he informed me that he would be requesting a TBI investigation that could answer questions of legality in...
  • Nashville mayor scandal: Nude photos found in emails

    02/23/2018 4:49:55 AM PST · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    MSN/ CNN ^ | February 22, 2018
    Newly discovered nude cell phone photos may be evidence Nashville's mayor and her former security chief were having an affair while he was being paid to be her bodyguard, authorities say in court documents disclosed Thursday. In filing affidavits for search warrants, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Rob Forrest used a work phone to take two photos while on duty. Investigators say evidence points to the possibility that crimes -- official misconduct and theft of property -- occurred.
  • Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

    11/25/2016 4:11:06 PM PST · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 17, 2016 | Avery Thompson
    Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Another Poll Shows Marsha Blackburn with Big Lead Over Bob Corker...

    02/21/2018 4:56:14 AM PST · by upchuck · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Full Title: EXCLUSIVE: Another Poll Shows Marsha Blackburn with Big Lead Over Bob Corker Among Tennessee GOP Primary Voters Another recent poll obtained by Breitbart News shows that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) has a big lead over Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) among Tennessee Republican primary voters. The poll, conducted by Ragnar Research Associates for American Future Fund Political Action, shows Blackburn has a commanding 19 point lead, 48 percent to 29 percent, over Corker in a potential head-to-head matchup for the August 2018 GOP U.S. Senate primary in Tennessee. The poll was conducted between February 14 and February 19 of...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Poll: Marsha Blackburn Clobbers Bob Corker, 49 to 26, Among Tennessee GOP Primary Voters

    02/15/2018 3:45:34 PM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 15, 2018
    A new poll of likely Tennessee Republican primary voters from the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) shows that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) clobbers Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) by 23 points, 49 percent to 26 percent, in a three person GOP matchup in which former Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN-08) garners only nine percent of the vote.
  • The Republican Woman Aiming for Bob Corker’s Senate Seat Just Got a Key Endorsement

    02/14/2018 1:37:58 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-14-18 | Haris Alic
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.), who is vying for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) in the Senate, received a big endorsement Tuesday from the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List. Susan B. Anthony List, which was founded in the 1990s, is an organization composed of 333,000 advocates who help elect pro-life men and women to Congress. The organization's goal is to reduce the number of abortions performed nationwide and ensure that pro-life voices are included in public discourse. SBA specifically listed Blackburn's pro-life record and her willingness to defund Planned Parenthood after the Center for Medical...
  • Sen. Bob Corker's second thoughts on retiring

    02/12/2018 2:14:23 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 2/11/18 | John King and Rebecca Schatz
    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has had conversations with a few colleagues in recent days about whether he should reconsider his decision to leave Congress and not seek re-election this year, GOP sources tell CNN. Whether it is a serious reconsideration, or just chatter with colleagues is the subject of some disagreement. There are also conflicting accounts of whether Corker has initiated the conversations, or whether he has had them with colleagues who are pushing him to think again. But several sources say the issue has come up in recent conversations Corker has had with fellow Tennessean Sen. Lamar Alexander and...
  • David Kernell, Sarah Palin's Hacker, Dies at 30 [TR]

    02/09/2018 9:28:56 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 66 replies
    David Kernell, best known for hacking into Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo account during the 2008 presidential campaign, has died from complications of multiple sclerosis. After being sentenced to a year in prison he got his life back on track, by most accounts. Kernell, 30, was a student at the University of Tennessee 10 years ago when he successfully guessed Palin's security answers, which allowed him to change the password and get access to the Yahoo account, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported while confirming his death last week in California through family members.
  • 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.