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US: Tennessee (News/Activism)

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  • Trump Touts Tax Cuts to Farmers Amid Immigration, Trade Concerns

    01/08/2018 11:39:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    newsmax ^ | Jan 08, 2018 | Associated Press via Newsmax
    Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation's heartland. "Those towers are going to go up and you're going to have great, great broadband," Trump told the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation. "Farm country is God's country," he declared. Trump became the first president in a quarter-century to address the federation's convention, using the trip to Nashville as a backdrop for a White House report that included proposals...
  • (Video) President Trump speech in Nashville, TN. today

    01/08/2018 8:17:19 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/8/2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    January 8, 2018. Farm Bureau Federation's 99th Annual.
  • President Address to American Farm Bureau, Nashville, TN LIVE VIDEO

    01/08/2018 1:17:29 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 57 replies
    He Sounds great! Crowd enthusiastic!
  • 'A Proud Moment for Farm Bureau'...President Trump to speak....

    01/06/2018 7:30:52 AM PST · by caww · 15 replies
    https://www.fb.org/viewpoints/a-proud-moment-for-farm-bureau ^ | Jan. 3. 2018 | Zippy Duvall President FB
    President Trump will be joining us at our annual convention in Nashville and speaking to the thousands of farmers and ranchers gathered there. The President’s attendance, the 'first for a U.S. president in more than 20 years,' is recognition that Farm Bureau members play a vital role: providing food, fiber and energy crops—and the additional jobs they support—for our country. We look forward to hearing the President’s remarks about issues that are important to farmers’ and ranchers’ bottom lines...
  • Trump accused of not spending enough time with Barron by Democrat Steve Cohen

    01/01/2018 3:18:25 PM PST · by Baladas · 69 replies
    AOL ^ | Dec 31st 2017 | AOL.COM EDITORS
    A Democrat in the House of Representatives took to Twitter on New Year's Eve to brutally criticize President Donald Trump for a number of alleged shortcomings, including golfing instead of going to church and rarely appearing with his 11-year-old son Barron Trump. Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen, of Tennessee, ripped the president in a particularly scathing tweet sent on Sunday morning. "He golfs when he could be reading or be in church or be with his family. Never see him with Barron. You’d think he’d be golfing with Dad occasionally but narcissists only engage in activities where they are the show,"...
  • Deputy in Grundy Co. (TN) shooting is not state certified

    12/29/2017 4:33:46 AM PST · by JP1201 · 26 replies
    ALTAMONT, TN (WSMV) - Multiple sources confirm to News 4 part-time Grundy County Deputy Mike Holmes fired a shot that may have struck 20-year-old Shelby Comer on Saturday evening. Holmes was involved in a high-speed chase with 32-year-old Jacky Bean on Dec 23. According to Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum, after Bean pulled over the deputy got out of his car and Bean drove towards the deputy, who fired shots into the car. Thirty minutes later, authorities found Bean’s car in a ditch along B Mine Road. Comer was unresponsive in the passenger seat. The TBI is leading the investigation...
  • Exclusive: Federal agents found fetuses in body broker's warehouse (Warning: Graphic Images)

    12/26/2017 6:50:59 AM PST · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Dec 2017 | John Shiffman, Brian Grow
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal agents discovered four preserved fetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show. The fetuses were found during a December 2013 raid of businessman Arthur Rathburn’s warehouse. The fetuses, which appear to have been in their second trimester, were submerged in a liquid that included human brain tissue. Rathburn, a former body broker, is accused of defrauding customers by sending them diseased body parts. He has pleaded not guilty and his trial is set for January. How Rathburn acquired the fetuses and what he intended to...
  • Tennessee House Republicans call for investigation after Memphis removes Confederate statues

    12/22/2017 2:58:17 AM PST · by GailA · 57 replies
    Tennessean ^ | 12/21/17 | Joel Ebert,
    ON NO POST LIST, SO SEE LINK. STILL TYPING FINGER TYPING WITH LEFT HAND, RIGHT 1 HAS NOT REHABBED WELL AFTER SURGERY. Under cover of darkness, surrounded by police, crime tape the city of memphis took ALL CONFEDERATE STATUES DOWN. THEY SOLD THOSE PARKS TO A AGENCY THAT OVER SEES DEVELOPMENT OF BEALE ST AND OTHER DOWN TOWN AREAS, THEY MUST REMAIN PUBLIC PARKS. AS OF LAS NIGHT POLICE AND CRIME TAPE ARE STILL UP. LOOK FOR BIG BLOW UP OF VIOLENCE LATER AS SON'S OF CONFEDERATW SOLDIERS STEW, AND GET MAD.
  • Memphis to Jefferson Davis: ‘Na na na na, hey, hey, goodbye’

    12/21/2017 6:18:55 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/21/2017 | Fred Barbash
    The city of Memphis got rid of two Confederate statues Wednesday night, after a Tennessee two-step around a state law designed to prevent just that. It was a surprise maneuver that left the Sons of Confederate Veterans sputtering in anger and proclaiming to all who would listen: “Memphis stabbed you all in the back.”
  • Memphis City Council Orders the removal of Gen. Forrest Statue

    12/20/2017 5:18:48 PM PST · by vetvetdoug · 65 replies
    Self | 12-20-2017 | Self
    The Memphis City Council has ordered the removal of the NB Forrest Statue that sits on top of the graves of General and Mrs. NB Forrest. This action breaks several laws and the order of the State for Memphis to not make any action toward the historical monument and grave site.
  • Sen. John McCain returns to Arizona, will miss vote on GOP tax bill

    12/17/2017 12:40:31 PM PST · by springwater13 · 172 replies
    epublican Sen. John McCain is returning to Arizona after spending several days in a Maryland hospital recovering from side effects from chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer, CBS News has learned. McCain left Washington Sunday and is heading back to his home state to spend the holidays with his family. He will not be on hand for the final vote on the GOP tax passage expected for early this week. It is unclear when McCain might return to Washington. Despite a razor-thin margin needed to pass the measure, McCain's presence will not likely be the determining factor in the vote. Two...
  • The Tipping Point

    12/15/2017 9:38:29 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Congressman Marsha Blackburn
    The time is now to make a change. Regardless of their career, women have had it with being diminished, condescended to, passed over, and belittled. They have had it with inappropriate touching, leering words, innuendos, and emotional or verbal abuse. Regardless if it’s the entertainment world, a school, a doctor’s office, a bank, or Capitol Hill, women have a right to expect behavioral decency in the workplace. Throughout my career, whether in the private or public sector, I have sought to encourage women in the workplace. An acceptance of seediness and vulgarity has seeped into our culture, and now it...
  • My Experience With the ‘Good Ol’ Boy’ Culture, and What I’m Doing About It Now

    12/12/2017 10:21:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Congressman Diane Black
    America is having a reckoning and it’s long overdue. I’m talking about the movement to hold sexual harassers accountable for their actions. This important movement is now shaking the halls of power in Congress and state capitols and I am determined to help lead it. I remember my first year in the Tennessee House of Representatives. It was 1998, and having spent my career as a nurse and an educator, I had a lot to learn about the legislative process. I immediately figured out that the state House had a “good ol' boy” culture - and learned about the inappropriate...
  • Today in History: Al Gore Concedes

    12/13/2017 5:12:45 AM PST · by Phlap · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 12/13/2017 | Moi
    On this day in history in 2000, Al Gore concedes the election he lost on November 7.
  • Dems hope Bredesen can still win over TN voters

    12/09/2017 4:41:26 PM PST · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 9. 2017
    Former Gov. Phil Bredesen’s (D) entry into Tennessee’s Senate race could be a big win for Democrats, who feel his unique strengths could give them a rare shot at a Senate seat in the red state Bredesen was the last Democrat to win statewide office in the state, emboldening Democrats who think he can buck Tennessee’s drift towards the GOP and fill the seat now held by Republican Sen. Bob Corker. But several other former lawmakers’ failed bids for the Senate in the last cycle election cycle have some observers openly wondering whether Bredesen, who has been off the campaign...
  • Former Dem rep fired by Morgan Stanley after harassment investigation - (Harold Ford Jr., D-Tenn.)

    12/07/2017 10:34:32 AM PST · by maggief · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2017 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) was fired from his job at Morgan Stanley after an investigation into a harassment complaint from a female co-worker, HuffPost reported Thursday. The woman, who requested to remain anonymous, alleged that Ford forcibly grabbed her one evening in Manhattan several years ago. She also accused Ford of harassment and intimidation, according to HuffPost. A spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley confirmed Ford’s firing, telling the news outlet he was terminated “for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies.”
  • Police: Nashville student shot, killed trying to protect his family during home invasion

    12/06/2017 3:52:14 PM PST · by wardaddy · 15 replies
    Fox local 17 ^ | 12-6-2017 | Clemente Searles and Wallace
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - A teenager is dead after a home invasion turned shooting on Capitol Point overnight Tuesday. The victim has been identified as Ja'Donte Thompson, 17. According to witnesses, a family of four, including a grandfather, step-dad, mom and 17-year-old,were inside the home and asleep when two men in their 30s broke in yelling "where is it at." Police believe the suspects mistook the home for a drug house. Detectives found no evidence of drugs, money or weapons inside. The suspects kicked in the back door and went upstairs. One suspect had his face covered and the other...
  • Elizabeth Warren Ancestor Rounded Up Cherokees For Trail of Tears

    12/02/2017 9:28:17 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 May 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    For over a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Warren has described herself as a Native American. After researching her story, it is obvious that her “family lore” is just fiction. Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Ross’s Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennessee–the point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January, 1837. These were the troops responsible for removing Cherokee families from homes they had lived in...
  • Tax bill: Senate passes sweeping tax overhaul in early morning vote

    12/02/2017 11:22:31 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 31 replies
    CBS (Commie Bull Spreading) ^ | December 2, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    The Senate narrowly passed Republicans' tax reform legislation early Saturday morning with no Democratic support, following a marathon voting session overnight. The bill, approved just before 2 a.m. in a 51-49 vote, next heads to conference, where House and Senate negotiators will work out the differences in their bills. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) was the only Republican to vote no on the measure. The House bill also passed with no Democratic support last month.The legislation was officially released shortly before the vote, giving the public little time to examine the final details. Democrats were outraged, asking for more time to...
  • BREAKING: Senate Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass tax bill

    12/01/2017 7:56:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 13 Mins Ago Updated 1 Min Ago | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Republicans were confident that they had the votes needed Friday to pass their tax plan as last-minute changes brought more GOP lawmakers on board. Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., earlier Friday said they would back the bill after securing further tax relief for pass-through businesses. Then, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., committed to supporting the plan, leaving Republican leaders confident that they had the support. On Friday morning, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, called holdout Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., the last two senators who need to get on board. The GOP can...