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  • Tennessee Electors Pledge Not to Budge From Trump Support

    12/18/2016 10:42:29 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 19 replies
    Memphis Daily News via AP ^ | December 18, 2016 | Erik Schelzig
    A flood of emails, phone calls and letters isn't expected to influence the decisions of Tennessee's 11 members of the Electoral College when they cast their ballots... Donald Trump overwhelmingly carried Tennessee last month, and the state's Republican electors say they would wholeheartedly cast their ballots for Trump even if state law didn't require them to support the winner. [snip] "...I absolutely cannot ever see a reason why an elector would do anything different," Mumpower said. "And if they are inclined to, in my opinion, they should resign their position as an elector and allow for another one to be...
  • Another Red State Moves To Expand Medicaid

    12/16/2014 8:04:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 15, 2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam became the latest red-state governor to approve a twist on Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion Monday.Haslam is supporting a private-option version of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, which was pioneered by Arkansas in 2014. The proposal will have to be approved by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Republican-controlled legislature; if it goes through, Tennessee will be just the 28th state to move forward with the expansion of the welfare program through Obamacare.“We made the decision in Tennessee nearly two years ago not to expand traditional Medicaid,” Haslam said Monday. “This is an alternative approach that...
  • ...Tennessee city creates ordinance that makes wearing saggy pants illegal

    05/19/2014 1:53:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Mail online ^ | Alex Greig
    FULL TITLE: Don't get caught with your pants down: Tennessee city creates ordinance that makes wearing saggy pants illegal Standards - and pants - have been slipping in the Tennessee city of Pikeville, where the mayor has decided things have gotten as low as they can go. Mayor Phil Cagle is the author of an ordinance that will soon see anyone wearing their pants 'more than three inches below the top of the hips' fined for public indecency. Pikeville is just the latest place in the U.S. to take issue with where young men position their trousers. Scroll down for...
  • After a Struggle, Mosque Opens in Tennessee

    08/11/2012 9:20:03 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 28 replies
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. The worshipers bowed low, their heads touching the freshly laid carpet, as the new mosque filled with echoes of exultation. God, thank you for the ability to worship here today, said Remziya Suleyman, 27. Thank you, thank you.
  • Freedom of Religion or Freedom From Islam?

    08/29/2010 3:41:20 PM PDT · by T Christopher · 18 replies
    REPUBLICAN REDEFINED ^ | August 29, 2010 | T Christopher
    With the controversy over the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York reaching unforeseen heights, the debate over new mosque construction has spilled across state lines and is taking root in many communities great distances from the site of the worst terror attack in American history. A recent Rasmussen poll showed that 85% of Americans are following the story and 62% oppose the mosque's construction. Why are Americans separated by countless miles from the site of the 911 attack so emotionally dedicated to this story when most of them will never go within 100 miles of the...
  • Let Freedom Ring! House Overwhelmingly Votes for Gun Bills

    03/19/2009 8:06:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 931+ views ^ | 19 March, 2009 | Jeff Woods
    Thursday, Mar. 19 2009 @ 10:50AM Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show arrived with great fanfare on the state House floor this morning, with those crowd-pleasing buckaroos voting in near unanimity to liberalize gun laws in ways never before contemplated by modern civilized society. "We want to be the safest state in the union with the most freedom possible," Rep. Phillip Johnson declared as the first of the legislature's many gun bills flew out of the House chamber. Yippee-aye-oh-ky-aye! The House voted 88-2 to bar the Safety Department from asking handgun permit holders to give the serial numbers of their pistols....
  • Shooting in Downtown Bristol (Tennessee) Kills 3, Injures 1

    02/27/2008 11:04:42 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 461+ views
    Commercial Appeal (AP) ^ | 2/27/2008 | n/a
    BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Authorities say three people have died and another was injured in a shooting at an apartment building in Bristol, Tenn. Police say the 26-year-old suspect, Rusty L. Rumley, was captured soon after the shooting that happened at noon today. Police spokeswoman Stephanie Hoskins says the shooting occurred during a domestic dispute at Edgemont Towers. She says Rumley was captured after he crashed his car about 20 miles south of Bristol. She couldn't provide other details of his capture. Details on the victims weren't immediately available.
  • 'Law and Order' president? (Bill Frist e-mail about Fred Thompson)

    03/17/2007 11:43:35 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 55 replies · 1,270+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/17/06 | Michael Tackett
    Bill Frist, former senate majority leader, former presidential aspirant, and current promoter of the idea of Fred Thompson as president of the United States, sends out an email this morning. Thompson, current actor on 'Law and Order' and former Tennessee senator himself, is mulling a run for the White House, or so Frist would have us believe. Here's what Frist is telling supporters: Three things I need to share this morning: I talked to Fred Thompson last night, really just to share with him the tremendous support that he has received from all of you who have blogged on the...
  • FNC: Tennessee Authorities discuss prison break and murder

    08/10/2005 11:29:29 AM PDT · by YoungBlackRepublican · 48 replies · 2,002+ views
    Tennessee authorities: "We are searching door to door" "We have not yet looked at the security video from the parking lot"
  • TN GOVERNOR RACE: Rivals favor different routes on roads issue

    10/02/2002 6:23:05 AM PDT · by GailA · 5 replies · 56+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 10/02/02 | Bonna de la Cruz & Rob Johnson
    <p>KNOXVILLE Gubernatorial candidates Phil Bredesen and Van Hilleary spent an hourlong debate last night counterpunching each other over education and a state income tax, while Bredesen called for a major shake-up in the state's road department in a town unhappy with unwanted construction.</p>