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  • Corker's final shot at Trump

    11/30/2018 9:35:26 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/18 | Monica Showalter
    Is outgoing Sen. Bob Corker trying to outdo Sen. Jeff Flake in blowing up the joint for President Trump on the way out? Sure looks like it. How else to explain the nevertrump GOP Senator's obnoxious last act of sneaking in a rider to embed the Obama administration political holdovers in the U.S. broadcasting apparatus (which includes Voice of America) into a critical budget bill?
  • Dangers to Dissidents

    11/29/2018 1:30:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | November 29, 2018 | Seanator Rand Paul
    The brutal murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi has opened a window into the world of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and reminded us that there are many places in the world where disagreeing with your government is a death sentence. I break with the administration on their response to this killing for many reasons. If Saudi Arabia is not held accountable for the barbaric murder of Khashoggi, what will it mean for the fate of other dissidents held in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere who are being held without trial? What message does it send to kingdoms and dictatorships around...
  • Historic Delta Queen Steamboat to Resume Overnight Voyages on Inland Waterways

    11/28/2018 9:45:24 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | November 27, 2018
    U.S. House of Representatives approves one-of-a-kind vessel’s return to America’s rivers The nation’s last authentic overnight steamboat may once again cruise the rivers of America’s Heartland and Deep South. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reinstate an exemption to allow the Delta Queen Steamboat to return to service after a decade-long retirement. “In addition, we must thank the many government officials in Jefferson County, Port Authority and Economic Development Corporation who have been steadfast in their dedication to the Delta Queen’s return to her home port.” “A remarkable piece of the nation’s maritime history is reborn,” said Leah...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mueller Is Being Criminally Investigated And Jerome Corsi Knew About The Case

    11/26/2018 4:38:58 PM PST · by upsdriver · 35 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Nov. 26, 2018 | Patrick Howley
    Special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller is accused of framing a man on gun charges — a case that is officially under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Writer Jerome Corsi, who rejected Mueller’s plea deal in the Russia collusion case but is still under Mueller’s microscope, actually knew about the case in question years ago, before the criminal investigation opened in Tennessee. Mueller as FBI director was accused of working with a blogger who wears a hammer and sickle Communist hat to build the law enforcement presence that led to the man’s arrest on gun...
  • Trump is right, jobs for black Americans abound. Here's why it may not last

    11/26/2018 11:55:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018 | by Howard Schneider (D-Reuters)
    MEMPHIS - Ask Memphis residents and they might say that President Donald Trump got this one right: this is the best job market as far as many in this majority black city can remember. For single mother Latasha Harwell, it has meant finally landing a full time job as a medical assistant, one with the regular 9 to 5 hours she needs so she can care for her kids. Chiquita Clayton says she has an open offer to move from part-time to full-time work at a FedEx warehouse; forklift driver Kendrick Jefferson got $3 dollar an hour more for switching...
  • Carl’s Jr. parent to close Anaheim office, ending a California legacy

    11/23/2018 10:31:05 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 67 replies ^ | November 19, 2018 | K SMITH
    The parent company of Carl’s Jr. says it will be closing its Anaheim office and moving those operations to Franklin, Tenn., where the company is now based, effectively ending a California legacy that started when the chain was founded in 1941 in Los Angeles. CKE, which also owns the Hardee’s, Green Burrito and Red Burrito restaurant brands, moved its Carpenteria headquarters to Franklin last year, blaming high taxes and a stringent business climate, factors that have driven other companies out of the Golden State.
  • Gore in '20?

    11/20/2018 6:56:16 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 58 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | November 17, 2018 | Frank Bruni
    Time and Donald Trump do interesting things to a man. They make Al Gore glitter. It’s almost impossible not to be thinking of Gore now, with the words “Florida” and “recount” so prominent in the news, and it’s hard not to credit him with virtues absent in Trump and increasingly rare in politics these days. Grace in defeat, for one. For another: a commitment to democracy greater than a concern for self. Sure, the review of ballots that Gore’s campaign demanded in 2000, as he and George W. Bush waited to see who would get the Sunshine State’s electoral votes...
  • Elvis Wasn’t Racist. Neither Is Giving Him the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    11/17/2018 11:00:03 AM PST · by ETL · 41 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Mark Hemingway
    Even if Elvis popularized an art form that people of another race largely invented, it’s hard to argue that a lots and lots of successful black artists didn’t walk right through the doors he opened. Presley was initially a hero among black musicians in Memphis for that reason, and there’s no reason to think Elvis himself was racist. Quite the opposite, in fact. In 1956, it was reported the ‘“the rock ’n’ roll phenomenon cracked Memphis’s segregation laws” by attending the Memphis Fairgrounds amusement park “during what is designated as ‘colored night.’”Elvis’s personal reputation for being opposed to racism is...
  • Freshly-elected House Democrat calls white Tennessee Republicans ‘uneducated’ racists

    11/15/2018 6:13:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 14, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    “Let’s just call a spade a spade. Tennessee is racist. Period,” Lamar said in the video. “Period. Like, Tennessee is racist.” There’s no subtly there… but to ensure clarity she specifically named “white people,” before proceeding to call them stupid. “Most of the Tennesseans who voted Republican are uneducated. So, they don’t even know that they showed up to the polls to vote against their own interest,” she added
  • Eric C. Conn clients win reprieve in record-breaking Social Security scam

    11/12/2018 4:13:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Social Security beneficiaries snared in the largest disability scam in U.S. history won a reprieve last week when the government said it will put off decisions on revoking their benefits until the new year. The reversal by the Social Security Administration comes after the federal government finally took possession of and named receivers for thousands of case files from Eric C. Conn, the lawyer who orchestrated the disability-fraud ring. The files, which had been sitting in Conn’s law office for years, contain evidence that might help the beneficiaries prove they were entitled to benefits the government is now trying to...
  • Unclaimed veteran to be laid to rest in Nashville: "We're Americans, we're the family"

    11/09/2018 9:39:32 AM PST · by pnz1 · 10 replies ^ | 11/8/18 | Adam Snider
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Days before Veteran's Day, a Marine Corps Sergeant will be laid to rest in Nashville. Sgt. Leo Stokely was unclaimed and has no known family, but his funeral is shaping up to be an event fit for a hero. Sgt. Stokely will be laid to rest Friday morning at 10 am. The Vietnam war veteran passed at the age of 69. "I had a contact with a lady from the VA out of Murfreesboro," said Alan Desmond, Funeral Director at Boyd Funeral Home in Ashland City. "She asked me if I would take care of the...
  • Taylor Swift Fails to Take Out Marsha Blackburn

    11/07/2018 12:33:34 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-6-18 | Justin Caruso
    Pop superstar Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen failed to persuade the great people of Tennessee on Tuesday. The race was called for Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) at around 8:05 pm. She handily defeated her Democratic opponent, former Gov. Phil Bredesen, whom Swift gave a full-throated endorsement....
  • She Exposed Planned Parenthood’s Aborted Baby Part Sales, Now Marsha Blackburn’s Heading to the...

    11/07/2018 7:20:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 7, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: She Exposed Planned Parenthood’s Aborted Baby Part Sales, Now Marsha Blackburn’s Heading to the Senate Heading to the U.S. Senate is one of America’s strongest political fighters for unborn babies, Marsha Blackburn. On Tuesday, Tennessee voters elected Blackburn to an open seat in the Senate. There, she promises to continue to be a fierce opponent of the abortion industry and a champion for unborn babies and moms. She is the first woman elected by Tennessee voters to the U.S. Senate – “and a conservative woman to boot,” Blackburn declared proudly in her victory speech. “Just as I said...
  • Tennessee Senate Stays Red As Marsha Blackburn Fends Off Democrat Phil Bredesen

    11/07/2018 7:20:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | 9:14 PM 11/06/2018 | Hanna Bogorowski
    Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn won her hard-fought battle with former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen to take over retiring GOP Sen. Bob Corker’s seat, keeping the Tennessee Senate red and becoming the first female senator in the state’s history. Blackburn and Bredesen have been embattled in a closely watched race between two very different candidates, one that put a staunchly pro-President Donald Trump conservative against a relatively moderate, well-liked Democrat. While the majority of early polls from March and into the summer suggested a win for Bredesen, the tables turned in the autumn months as Blackburn began to pick up...
  • Planned Parenthood Arch-Enemy Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Race Over Pro-Abortion...

    11/06/2018 6:49:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Planned Parenthood Arch-Enemy Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Race Over Pro-Abortion Candidate Some of the abortion industry’s worst enemies are the women leaders who fight so strongly for the rights of unborn babies. U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee is one of them. And the pro-life Republican leader won her Senate race against pro-abortion Phil Bredesen. U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, who currently holds the seat, is retiring. “I know the left calls me a wing-nut or a knuckle-dragging conservative,” Blackburn said in her announcement video, CNN reports. “And you know what? I say, that’s all right, bring it...
  • Fox News: TN - Gov: Lee - R defeats Dean - D

    11/06/2018 5:17:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    In Tennessee, businessman Bill Lee will succeed Gov. Bill Haslam, a fellow Republican, by defeating Democrat Karl Dean, former mayor of Nashville.
  • Dems take a knee outside a Republican Rally in Chattanooga, TN, during the the National Anthem.

    11/05/2018 4:20:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Democrats take a knee outside a Republican Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee, during the the National Anthem. They yell out "Racist song! Racist country!" at one point one protesters yells out "F*** this song!" Excuse me, but absolutely no one is stopping you all from moving out! Video at link. NSFW language.
  • LIVE THREAD: POTUS Trump MAGA Rallies in Macon, Georgia at 4pm & Chattanooga, TN 7pm Eastern

    11/04/2018 9:37:38 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 203 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | November 4, 2018 | Reno89519
    Donald Trump is in Macon, Georgia, at 4 p.m. Eastern for the first of today's two campaign stops. Fox News reports crowd already there waiting. Should be good!
  • Corker declines to say whether he voted for Blackburn

    11/03/2018 7:41:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 3, 2018
    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker (R) declined to tell a reporter Thursday whether he had voted for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) or her opponent, Phil Bredesen (D) in the race to replace him in the Senate when asked about his vote. Corker has endorsed Blackburn, but his support for the Trump-aligned congresswoman is seen as reluctant amid his own criticism of the Trump administration. "I think you know, so, I’ll leave it at that," he told the Nashville Tennessean on Thursday. Though adding of Blackburn, he reportedly said: "Yeah, I endorsed her early on."
  • Final Tennessee Early Voting Statistics

    11/03/2018 6:38:35 AM PDT · by Ravi · 15 replies
    Tn SoS ^ | 11/3/18 | me
    see comments if interested...