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  • Senate GOP Aide Arrested on Child Porn Charges Found Dead of Suspected Suicide

    01/24/2014 11:39:14 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/24/14 | AP
    <p>A former aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has been found dead in Maryland, just weeks after the former staffer’s arrest on child pornography charges.</p>
  • Ryan Loskarn, the former aide to Sen. Alexander facing child porn charges, found dead

    01/24/2014 11:01:15 AM PST · by don-o · 20 replies
    AP - via WJHL ^ | January 24, 2014 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    SYKESVILLE, MD (AP) - The Maryland medical examiner's office says a former aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander hanged himself in his parents' home, just weeks after his arrest on child pornography charges.
  • Tennessee GOP Senator Alexander Has Done Nothing to Stop Obamacare

    01/16/2014 8:48:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    conservativehq.com ^ | 1/16/14 | CHQ Staff
    Our friend Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of BEAT LAMAR, today called-out Tennessee's establishment Republican Senator for his phony and disingenuous TV commercial on Obamacare. “Senator Alexander’s recently released television commercial makes the false claim that he ‘stands up strong’ against Obamacare,” said Leahy. “Such a demonstrably untrue claim deserves four Pinocchios,” Leahy stated. “At every significant step since its passage, Lamar Alexander has in reality served as the number one enabler of Obamacare in the Republican Party.” Leahy pointed out that “Senator Alexander’s false claim that he has resisted Obamacare arises from a series of timid statements he made to...
  • Beat Lamar Alexander – Vote Joe Carr – Lamar Alexander Wouldn’t Help African Orphans

    11/12/2013 5:05:04 AM PST · by don-o · 29 replies
    Views…News…and Reviews! ^ | November 10, 2013
    In 2008 I wrote a letter to Lamar Alexander asking for a financial donation of just $50 to help me help orphans in Africa, contribute to African Orphans Educations, etc. I thought Lamar Alexander would actually support the cause. You can read the PDF here. I was travelling there – and raising funds not only for travel but for direct giving as well as a long term education program to offer African orphans educational opportunities. I thought writing Lamar Alexander would do some good. I thought he might help. We had just had 2 terms of George W. Bush who...
  • Alexander foe visits Chattanooga: State Rep. Joe Carr seeks to unseat senator in primary

    09/20/2013 2:18:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    timesfreepress.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Alex Green
    A Republican who earlier this year threw his hat into the ring to oppose longtime U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., in the August 2014 primary visited Chattanooga on Thursday. State Rep. Joe Carr, a Republican from Lascassas, Tenn., in Rutherford County, who was elected to the state Legislature in 2008, spoke to GOP and tea party voters at the Century Club Banquet Hall off Access Road. He is traveling with the "Beat Lamar" campaign. Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of "Beat Lamar," told audience members that they were responsible for "vetting" Carr, in order to determine whether they want him to...
  • Challenger Blasts Lamar Alexander's Refusal to Join Ted Cruz and Defund Obamacare

    09/19/2013 11:55:27 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 19, 2013
    State Representative Joe Carr, Senator Lamar Alexander's (R-TN) Tea Party backed challenger in the 2014 Tennessee Republican Senate primary, blasted Alexander today for his refusal to stand with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and defund Obamacare. "Senator Lamar Alexander has refused to join Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to defund Obamacare claiming it would cause a government shutdown. Although Senator Lamar Alexander agrees with Obama on this point, it is false," Carr said in a statement released by his campaign today. "Obamacare is bad for America and we should be doing everything possible to stop it," Carr continued. "I choose...
  • BEAT LAMAR Calls for Resignation of Tennessee GOP Chairman

    09/18/2013 8:22:45 AM PDT · by don-o · 5 replies
    Beat Lamar! | September 18, 2013
    BEAT LAMAR Calls for Resignation of Tennessee GOP Chairman for Publicly Supporting Lamar Alexander Spring Hill,TN—Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of BEAT LAMAR, called for the resignation of Chris Devaney as Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party for his repeated violation of the party’s by-laws. Specifically, Devaney has voiced his public support and preference for incumbent senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who is in a contested primary to receive the party’s nomination for the United States Senate in the August, 2014 primary. “The state party’s bylaws are quite specific that no members of the Executive Committee nor any paid staff members are...
  • Senator Lamar Alexander issues statement on Syria

    09/09/2013 10:26:46 AM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | September 9, 2013
    NASHVILLE – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today spoke at the Nashville Rotary Club. The following are excerpts from his remarks: "The President has asked Congress to authorize a limited military strike in Syria. "I will vote ‘no' because of too much uncertainty about what comes next. After step A, what will be steps B, C, D and E? I see too much risk that the strike will do more harm than good by setting off a chain of consequences that could involve American fighting men and women in another long-term Middle East conflict. There should be other ways, more...
  • Is The Tennessean Flacking for Lamar?

    09/07/2013 8:17:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    Nashville Scene ^ | September 6, 2013 | Jeff Woods
    So Lamar Alexander is dealing with a little political problem lately — namely, tea partiers hate him and want to rub him out. One of their many issues with the senator is that he’s not sufficiently solid on the Second Amendment. What does Lamar do? His longtime handler and partner-in-public-deception, Tom Ingram, invites former NRA chief David Keene to speak as part of an Alexander campaign event disguised as a lecture series at Lipscomb. And what does Keene say? Surprise! He loves Lamar! And gun freaks everywhere should jump on the Lamar! bandwagon because it’s oh so important for conservatives...
  • Tennessee tea partiers say they're going RINO hunting, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is their target

    09/05/2013 8:03:57 AM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    Nashville Scene ^ | September 5, 2013 | Tennessee tea partiers say they're going RINO hunting, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is their target
    Tennessee tea partiers say they're going RINO hunting, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is their target Ben Cunningham, one of the leaders of the fledgling Beat Lamar campaign, walked into the Sheraton Music City Hotel Saturday morning holding a big plastic rhinoceros in his arms, and hilarity ensued. It was Lamar the RINO! Get it? The lobby full of tea partiers did. Bursting into wisecracks, they took turns mocking Sen. Lamar Alexander as a Republican In Name Only. "Why don't you paint a big bull's-eye on his side, Ben?" one tea partier laughed. "I got it at Home Depot," Cunningham...
  • No surprises for Alexander and GOP incumbents

    09/01/2013 7:11:56 AM PDT · by don-o · 33 replies
    AP via WJHL ^ | September ,
    September 1, 2013 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Faced with a potentially serious primary challenger, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was not about to sit back and wait. The former two-term governor locked down endorsements, banked more than $3 million and linked arms with popular Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and former GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee. When conservative state Rep. Joe Carr announced he would challenge Alexander, the senator's team was ready.
  • Bad News for Lamar: Tea Partiers Vow to Stand United

    09/01/2013 3:58:56 AM PDT · by don-o · 75 replies
    Nashville Scene ^ | August 31, 2013 | Jeff Woods
    The tea party settled one question this afternoon at a meeting to audition candidates to challenge Sen. Lamar Alexander in next year’s GOP primary. Both Joe Carr and Kevin Kookogey promised they'll drop out of the picture if tea partiers are rallying behind the other guy. Carr, a three-term state representative from Murfreesboro, took the pledge in his opening statement to the crowd of roughly 300 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. It was the first of five meetings to vet potential challengers to Alexander and to conduct secret straw polls. At the end of September, tea partiers will add...
  • Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker blasted by tea party leaders as 'gutless cowards'

    08/22/2013 12:06:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    WIBR/10 | Aug 21, 2013 | By Michael Cass / The Tennessean
    Gannett link only: http://www.wbir.com/news/article/285413/2/Lamar-Alexander-Bob-Corker-blasted-by-tea-party-leaders-as-gutless-cowards
  • Tenn. legislator to challenge US Sen. Alexander

    08/20/2013 7:28:23 AM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    AP via Johnson City Press ^ | August 20, 2013 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    NASHVILLE — Sen. Lamar Alexander's efforts to ward off a primary challenge from the right fell short Tuesday with Tennessee state Rep. Joe Carr's announcement that he will mount a tea party challenge for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.
  • Conservative Group Seeks Challenger to Lamar Alexander over Amnesty Vote

    07/08/2013 8:07:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7/4/13 | Matthew Boyle
    The conservative Madison Project is collaborating with local Tea Party groups looking for a Tennessean conservative to challenge Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in the state primary over his vote in favor of the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill. The Madison Project’s Drew Ryun said in a statement released Wednesday that the “Senate amnesty bill is one of the most destructive bills to come before the Senate in years, yet Senator Lamar Alexander betrayed conservatives and helped secure its passage.” “Last year, Tennessee voters strongly rejected Obama’s agenda, but Lamar Alexander voted for Obama’s most important priority of his second term,”...
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • Christian Professor Fired for Refusing to Watch Vulgar Gay Play at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX

    03/30/2012 7:40:54 AM PDT · by TexasConservativeRepublican · 50 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 3/30/2012 | David Bellow
    Wow, this appened right here in southeast Texas. A theater arts department professor, Linda Ozmun, at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX had no problem doing her job. She was teaching kids about theater arts. That was her job and she was doing it just fine. The school wanted more than that though. According to a lawsuit that the terminated professor filed, the school chairwoman Judith Sebesta, and eventually the Dean, told her that she had to attend a vulgar gay pride play, by Tim Miller, or else she would be terminated. The professor is a Christian who did not want...
  • Lamar Alexander quitting leadership post in Senate

    09/20/2011 6:47:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 49 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 20, 2011 | MANU RAJU
    Sen. Lamar Alexander will resign from his influential Republican leadership post in January, according to a letter obtained by POLITICO - a stunning decision by a former two-time presidential candidate who has played a central role shaping GOP strategy during President Barack Obama’s time in office. In a letter sent Tuesday morning to Republican senators, Alexander said he’ll cut short his leadership term by quitting his as Republican Conference chairman, the No. 3 job, and abandon his hopes to ascend to the powerful Senate Republican whip job in the next Congress. Alexander says the decision was rooted in his desire...
  • Gang of Six, back from the brink?

    07/19/2011 11:10:16 AM PDT · by freespirited · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/09/11 | Manu Raju
      The once moribund Senate “Gang of Six” regained new life Tuesday after Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn unexpectedly rejoined the group — and more senators are now coalescing around a new proposal that would cut the debt by as much as $3.7 trillion over the next decade. Other top senators are also getting behind the plan, including Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the No. 3 Senate Republican, who told a group of senators Tuesday he would back the Gang of Six’s proposal, sources say. The fast-moving developments mean that elements of the proposal could influence the stalled talks to raise the...
  • Obama praises 'Gang of Six' plan

    07/19/2011 11:16:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 104 replies
    AP (American Pravda) ^ | Jul 19, 1:54 PM EDT | By ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time running short to raise the government's borrowing limit, President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed a plan by a bipartisan senators' group on deficit reduction as the kind of "balanced approach" the nation is looking for. He said it's time for Congress as a whole to rally around such a proposal. "We don't have any more time to engage in symbolic gestures, we don't have any more time to posture. It's time to get down to the business of actually solving this problem," the president said. Obama spoke even as House Republicans pushed toward a vote on...
  • Democratic leader: Cool the political rhetoric

    01/09/2011 9:23:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | January 9, 2011 | AP
    The No. 2 Senate Democrat is calling on lawmakers and the media to tone down the political language in the wake of a congresswoman's shooting in Arizona. Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin tells CNN's "State of the Union" that "toxic rhetoric" can lead unstable individuals to believe violence is an acceptable response Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is warning against blaming political groups for the attack.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Lamar Smith issues first DOJ oversight letter

    01/06/2011 1:52:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    WaPo/ Right Turn ^ | January 6, 2011 | Jennifer Rubin
    Right Turn has obtained the first oversight letter from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued to the Justice Department. While he was in the minority, Smith labored, largely unsuccessfully, on the committee to convince the Democratic chairman to investigate a range of issues, including detainee policy and New Black Panther Party case. He now has the authority to schedule hearings, call witnesses and subpoena documents. In a five-page letter, Smith notes that there has been "little oversight" as to how the civil rights division has used its budget increases ($22 million in FYI 2010 and $17 million requested...
  • Lamar Alexander Going To Delaware For Christine O'Donnell Event

    10/28/2010 8:28:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    CQ-Roll Call ^ | 10/28/10 | Staff
    Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander will travel Friday to Delaware to campaign for tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell in her uphill Senate race against Democrat Chris Coons. O'Donnell "will help provide a badly needed check and balance on a runaway federal government that has given us too much spending, too many taxes, too much debt and too many Washington takeovers," the Tennessee Republican said in a statement. Alexander is scheduled to attend an event with O'Donnell in the morning, a Republican operative said, although the location and other details were unclear. Alexander and other top Republicans have been criticized...
  • Lamar Alexander First GOP Leader To Back Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    07/30/2009 10:42:13 AM PDT · by jamese777 · 12 replies · 636+ views
    politico.com ^ | 7/30/09 | Manu Raju
    Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander said Thursday he would support Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, breaking with Republican leaders who have questioned whether she would bring a bias to the bench. Alexander, the No. 3 Republican in Senate leadership, said that her “political and judicial philosophy may be different than mine, especially regarding Second Amendment rights.” But the Tennessee Republican added: “I will vote to confirm her because she is well-qualified by experience, temperament, character and intellect to serve as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.” Sotomayor is expected to be confirmed next week...
  • Alexander (R) to Support Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    07/30/2009 8:03:58 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 44 replies · 1,636+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 7-30-09 | Jessica Brady
    Alexander to Support Sotomayor for Supreme Court By Jessica Brady Roll Call Staff July 30, 2009, 10:37 a.m. Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) announced Thursday that he will join five of his GOP colleagues in supporting Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.
  • No. 3 Republican to back Sotomayor for high court (Lamar Alexander)

    07/30/2009 7:48:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies · 903+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | July 30, 2009 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — The Senate's No. 3 Republican announced Thursday he'd break with the rest of his party's leaders to support Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, who's in line to become the first Hispanic justice. Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander said he was voting for President Barack Obama's nominee despite his differences with her, particularly on gun rights. "Even though Judge Sotomayor's political and judicial philosophy may be different than mine, especially regarding Second Amendments rights, I will vote to confirm her because she is well qualified by experience, temperament, character and intellect to serve," Alexander said in a speech on the...
  • Coal miners boycotting Tennessee tourist sites over Alexander's opposition to mountaintop removal

    07/18/2009 4:29:14 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies · 1,363+ views
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Angry Appalachian coal miners are refusing to vacation in Tennessee because they say one of that state’s political leaders wants to eliminate needed jobs by banning mountaintop removal. Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is sponsoring legislation that would bar coal companies from the controversial mining practice that involves blasting away mountaintops to unearth coal and dumping dirt, rock and trees into the valleys beneath. Such a ban would effectively halt the destructive form of mining. Miners in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia are taking part in the protest, said Roger Horton, director of Citizens for Coal,...
  • Lamar Alexander ahead in polls and fundraising; Senate opponent in uphill challenge

    10/13/2008 12:31:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 620+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/13/8 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- In an economy that appears to favor Democrats and in a year when Republicans are expected to lose seats in the U.S. Senate, one of them almost certainly will not be Tennessee's. Popular two-term governor Lamar Alexander is seeking re-election this year with a low-key campaign reminding voters that he has proposed concrete solutions, sometimes opposed by President Bush, even as he's climbed to the third spot in the Senate's GOP leadership. His opponent, Nashville lawyer Robert D. Tuke, is lesser known and stresses Alexander's partisanship and ties to Bush and, most recently, to an unpopular vote bailing...
  • "Find More, Use Less" [Sen. Lamar Alexander on Oil]

    07/12/2008 5:08:28 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 26 replies · 1,472+ views
    The Next Right ^ | July 11, 2008 | Senator Lamar Alexander
    We welcome Senator Alexander to the blog, and applaud his action to improve our energy situation. - Jon Henke Americans are feeling the pain at the pump. Hundreds of my constituents have written me with their stories of how record-high fuel costs are affecting their family budgets. One Tennessean who wrote to me is a diabetic who is having trouble paying for her insulin shots due to rising gas prices. She says: "Gas for work or insulin to live. That is the decision I have had to make several times daily." It's time for Congress to take action. Forty-four Senate...
  • Daily Congressional Special Edition- Cyndi Taylor Krier Post Office (Vanity)

    04/16/2008 2:05:14 PM PDT · by mnehring · 8 replies · 587+ views
    HR4774 On March 5th, the US House of Representatives unanimously approved the naming of a Post Office after Cyndi Taylor Krier. Normally, a vote like this would not make news in The Daily Congressional. This, however, is a special case. According to The Washington Post“One of Washington’s minor traditions is to name post offices after heroes, usually recently deceased. A lot of them have been named recently for service members killed in Iraq. But Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) has taken a new approach. He’s pushing to name a post office after a prominent, very-much-alive lobbyist. And that’s not all. His...
  • Corker Says "More Modest" Immigration Bill Needed

    06/22/2007 7:54:27 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 83 replies · 1,782+ views
    The Chattanoogan.com ^ | 6/22/2007 | Unlisted
    Anticipating a cloture vote on the immigration bill on Tuesday, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) today said he will be in opposition. He said, “I plan to vote against cloture on the immigration bill, as I have already done twice during this debate. I believe a better approach would be a more modest bill that focuses on border security, employer identification, and putting systems in place that will put us in a position to actually enforce a new immigration policy. Sen. Lamar Alexander said he will also vote against cloture.
  • Home invasion suspect shot and killed

    06/08/2007 8:43:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies · 1,712+ views
    THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN ^ | June 08, 2007 | ANTHONY A. MESTAS
    The Prowers County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a man who was shot by a homeowner during an alleged home invasion early Thursday. At approximately 1:15 a.m. Thursday, authorities were notified of an alleged burglary west of town where Raul Munoz, 27, of Lamar had been shot. Authorities would not release the name of the shooter nor the address where the shooting took place. "I will not be releasing his name because there have been some threats made against him by some of the family members of the victim," said Sheriff Jim Faull. Faull would only say that...
  • Alexander says he'll be whip

    11/11/2006 3:48:40 PM PST · by tennmountainman · 146 replies · 2,040+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 11/11/06 | Maria Recio
    Sen. Trent Lott is being coy about whether he'll run for minority whip in the GOP leadership elections slated for Wednesday. But while Lott plays his cards close to his vest, his presumptive rival, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has already declared himself the winner.
  • C-SPAN to Air David Horowitz - Ward Churchill Debate

    04/14/2006 11:02:42 AM PDT · by GaryL · 10 replies · 1,891+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | April 14, 2006 | C-SPAN Scheduling
    David Horowitz - Ward Churchill Debate From George Washington University to Air on C-SPAN Saturday, 8 EDT. The topic was Politics in the Classroom.
  • David Horowitz to Debate Ward Churchill at Academic Freedom Conference

    03/22/2006 12:16:02 PM PST · by GaryL · 59 replies · 2,915+ views
    Students for Academic Freedom ^ | March 23, 2006 | Sara Dogan
    On April 6-7, 2006, Students for Academic Freedom will host its First National Academic Freedom Conference featuring a debate between Students for Academic Freedom Chairman David Horowitz and University of Colorado-Boulder Professor Ward Churchill. The topic for debate will be: “Can Politics Be Taken Out Of The Classroom, and Should It Be?” The debate will be held Thursday evening on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, DC. Young America’s Foundation and the Center for the Study of Popular Culture are the co-hosts of the debate. Seating for the debate is limited and will be determined by George Washington...
  • Senator says colleges too biased [Tennessee's Lamar Alexander]

    12/09/2005 11:19:45 PM PST · by SmithL · 32 replies · 879+ views
    AP ^ | 12/10/5 | ROSE FRENCH
    NASHVILLE - Funding for colleges is threatened by a "growing political one-sidedness" on many campuses, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander told higher education officials Friday. "How many conservative speakers are invited to deliver commencement addresses? How many colleges require courses in U.S. history? How many even teach Western civilization? ... Those are politically unacceptable topics," the Tennessee Republican testified before the Commission on the Future of Higher Education. The commission - created by U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings this fall - met in Nashville Thursday and Friday and will hold similar meetings across the country during the next several months. By...
  • Firm rejects Democratic ‘shame’ ads (DNC out for Schmidt's blood)

    12/04/2005 8:21:08 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 35 replies · 1,298+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Dec. 03, 2005 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — An advertising company that gives most of its political donations to Republicans has refused to put up billboards criticizing Rep. Jean Schmidt, an Ohio Republican. The Democratic National Committee had sought to rent two billboards in Portsmouth, Ohio, and another in Cincinnati with a picture of Schmidt and the message: “Shame on you, Jean Schmidt: Stop attacking veterans. Keep your eye on the ball — we need a real plan for Iraq.” Lamar Advertising Co. of Baton Rouge, La., owns the billboards. Schmidt attacked Rep. John Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat who is a Marine veteran, for his call...
  • Ad firm funded pay raise backers | Exclusive

    08/26/2005 7:06:25 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 2 replies · 507+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 8/26/2005 | BRETT MARCY
    Lamar Advertising, a major campaign benefactor, will not run billboards critical of state legislators. Executives at a major outdoor advertising company refusing to run billboard ads criticizing state legislative leaders for voting themselves 16- to 34-percent raises, have been a steady source of campaign donations for some of those same lawmakers. Officials at Lamar Advertising Co., which rejected the critical billboard ads proposed by the Young Conservatives of Pennsylvania, have given nearly $30,000 during the past five years to Pennsylvania candidates and political action committees, according to campaign finance records. Two of Lamar’s top executives, based at the company headquarters...
  • Ad firm shuns group’s anti-pay raise crusade (PA legislators' pay raises/YCOP)

    08/24/2005 11:32:58 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 13 replies · 603+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 8/24/2005 | BRETT MARCY
    Lamar Advertising refuses billboards it says are critical of public officials. A group of conservative political activists has raised nearly $7,500 for its planned advertising blitz against state legislative leaders, including Senate Democratic Leader Robert J. Mellow, who helped engineer 16-to-34-percent pay raises for themselves. Now, it just needs to find a way to spend it. The group, called Young Conservatives of Pennsylvania, announced last week that it planned to target legislative leaders – including Mellow, who represents the boroughs of Avoca, Dupont and Duryea in Luzerne County – in a statewide anti-pay raise ad campaign on billboards and in...
  • U.S. senator, wind energy foe, owns property on Nantucket (Alexander joins w/Limousine Liberals)

    06/16/2005 1:30:01 PM PDT · by DTogo · 6 replies · 714+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | June 16, 2005 | KEVIN DENNEHY and ETHAN ZINDLER
    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who in recent weeks has emerged as the wind energy industry's public enemy No. 1, is also a Nantucket property owner. Alexander, who last month filed legislation that could hobble the emerging wind industry - including the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm - bought a seaside plot on the eastern edge of Nantucket four years ago for $800,000. Alexander and his wife own the half-acre property in Siasconset through a trust, according to a recent Senate filing. They have not built there and today the property is worth $1.25 million, according to the island's tax...
  • 'Bush bashing' spoils AIDS conference

    10/06/2003 10:28:26 PM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 329+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/07/03 | Robert Stacy McCain
    <p>An AIDS conference that received $300,000 in federal funds featured political criticism of the Bush administration and workshop programs on thwarting federally mandated abstinence education.</p> <p>The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in New Orleans, sponsored in part by nine federal agencies, was marred by "Bush bashing," said one veteran AIDS activist.</p>
  • Sen. Alexander (TN) will support Marriage Amendment

    07/12/2004 9:53:24 AM PDT · by MainFrame65 · 14 replies · 527+ views
    self | 07/12/2004 | self
    A few weeks ago I received a faint-hearted, weak response to my request for support for Constitutional protection of marriage, in the face of a concerted assault on the institution of marriage by the courts. I quote an excerpt: There are several proposals before Congress that would begin the process of amending the Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage. I am not persuaded that amending the Constitution is necessary because Tennessee already defines marriage as between a man and a woman, and as I said before, federal law makes clear our state's right to enforce that definition. I'm grateful you took...
  • UNITED STATES et al. v. BEAN (BEAN gets his rights back!!)

    01/22/2003 8:53:19 AM PST · by EBUCK · 44 replies · 323+ views
    Decided December 10, 2002 ^ | Justice Thomas, 5th Circuit
    UNITED STATES et al. v. BEAN certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the fifth circuit No. 01-704. Argued October 16, 2002--Decided December 10, 2002 Because of respondent's felony conviction, he was prohibited by 18 U. S. C. §922(g)(1) from possessing, distributing, or receiving firearms or ammunition. Relying on §925(c), he applied to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) for relief from his firearms disabilities. ATF returned the application unprocessed, explaining that its annual appropriations law forbade it from expending any funds to investigate or act upon such applications. Invoking §925(c)'s judicial review provision, he filed...
  • Alexander critical of Lott's words (1st African-American Kelvin Moxley elected Vice Chair TN GOP)

    12/15/2002 10:35:46 AM PST · by GailA · 4 replies · 517+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 12/15/02 | Holly Edwards
    <p>In his first public statement on the issue, U.S. Sen.-elect Lamar Alexander said yesterday that racially divisive comments made by Sen. Trent Lott were offensive to the core values of most Americans, but that it was time to move on.</p>
  • Alexander wins Tennessee's open Senate seat, returns to national stage (bad news RAT WINS GOV RACE)

    11/05/2002 8:41:20 PM PST · by GailA · 2 replies · 250+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/5/02 | Richard Locker
    Alexander wins Tennessee's open Senate seat, returns to national stage By Richard Locker and James W. Brosnan locker@gomemphis.com brosnanj@shns.com November 5, 2002 NASHVILLE — Republican Lamar Alexander apparently defeated Democrat Bob Clement in their battle to become the first new U.S. senator since the 1994 Republican landslide elected Sens. Bill Frist and Fred Thompson. Eight years later, Thompson is stepping down to resume his acting career after a tenure as an occasional Republican maverick. With 1,809 of 2,353 precincts reporting Name Party Votes Pct Lamar Alexander GOP 740,279 55.4% Bob Clement Dem 578,946 43.3% Clement narrowly lagged behind Alexander in...
  • Tenn Election News Roundup: Stakes high on lottery, top offices (gov race dead heat)

    11/05/2002 5:03:54 AM PST · by GailA · 6 replies · 375+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/5/02 | Paula Wade
    Stakes high on lottery, top offices By Paula Wade wade@gomemphis.com November 5, 2002 Tennesseans will brave steady rain today to make history - electing a new governor, a U.S. senator, filling three open congressional seats, recasting much of the state legislature and deciding on a long-debated state lottery. The contest between Democrat Phil Bredesen and Republican Van Hilleary is the closest governor's race since 1986 but the stakes are much higher than simply deciding who gets to live in the Governor's Mansion. After three brutal years of fiscal crisis in state government and a vicious campaign season, Tennesseans will choose...
  • Heston fires up NRA rally Tour for GOP is ailing actor's exit (Tennessee)

    11/02/2002 4:32:51 AM PST · by GailA · 2 replies · 277+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/2/02 | James Brosnan
    Van Hilleary, Heston, Lamar Heston fires up NRA rally Tour for GOP is ailing actor's exit By James W. Brosnan (albore's water carrier) brosnanj@shns.com November 2, 2002 NASHVILLE - Charlton Heston stood with Tennessee politicians for the last time as president of the National Rifle Association on Friday. More than 300 NRA members stood more than an hour in an Opryland Hotel conference room to hear other NRA leaders and finally Heston plug the candidacies of Lamar Alexander for the U.S. Senate and Rep. Van Hilleary (R-Tenn.) for governor. Heston, 79, has Alzheimer disease and is stepping down as the...
  • TN US SENATE: Clement (D) supports tax cut; Alexander (R) touts jobs (energy tax cut/rebate)

    10/29/2002 5:06:58 AM PST · by GailA · 1 replies · 364+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/29/02 | Richard Locker
    Clement supports tax cut; Alexander touts jobs By Richard Locker locker@gomemphis.com October 29, 2002 NASHVILLE - Democrat Bob Clement announced his support Monday for a one-time $500 energy tax cut or rebate while Republican Lamar Alexander unveiled a new TV ad touting his experience as governor in attracting jobs to Tennessee. The Alexander ad begins airing statewide today. It says that as governor from 1979 to 1987, Alexander "helped bring in the auto industry and thousands of good-paying jobs" to the state. It says that as senator, he will "work twice as hard to protect Tennessee jobs and create an...
  • TN US Senate: Senate race duo exchange salvos of innuendo (Thompson's seat--Lamar/clement)

    10/07/2002 5:46:02 AM PDT · by GailA · 2 replies · 274+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/07/02 | Richard Locker
    Senate race duo exchange salvos of innuendo By Richard Locker, locker@gomemphis.com October 7, 2002 JACKSON, Tenn. - Senate candidates Lamar Alexander and Bob Clement resumed their war of words over each other's service on corporate boards as the sparks flew in their second debate Sunday night. At one point in their 90-minute televised encounter at Lambuth University, Clement approached Alexander with a dollar bill and asked him to "turn it into $620,000 for Tennessee schoolchildren" - an allusion to Alexander's $620,000 return on a $1 investment in The Knoxville Journal newspaper in the early 1980s while governor of Tennessee. Alexander...
  • TN US Senate race: Clement (D) speaks out on his Butcher bank role (bob admits lie)

    10/05/2002 6:27:21 AM PDT · by GailA · 7 replies · 370+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 10/5/02 | Shelia Wissner
    <p>Congressman Bob Clement yesterday ''conceded'' that he was on an ''advisory'' committee of one of the failed Butcher banks in the early 1970s, but he continued to maintain that he was not on its board of directors.</p> <p>Saying he wanted to move along to the real issues, Clement held a conference call with reporters to describe his service with C & C Bank of Knox County and to again challenge senatorial opponent Lamar Alexander to step down from the board of directors of Education Networks of America.</p>