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  • U.S. Sen. Bob Corker calls for hearing on JPMorgan's $2B trading loss(Let the show trials begin!)

    05/15/2012 6:51:35 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 26 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | May 15th | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican who serves on the Senate Banking Committee, has called for a hearing on the $2-billion trading loss by JPMorgan Chase & Co., saying that "policies are going to be derived out of what’s happened." Corker, who was a key participant in the debate over the 2010 financial reform law, said it was important for policymakers to get the facts about the situation and whether pending regulations would have prevented it.
  • Barney Frank Loses It on Sunday Show (WATCH)

    05/14/2012 7:42:05 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 51 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | May 13 | Staff
    On this weekend’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” outgoing Democratic Rep. Barney Frank locked horns with Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who wanted to focus on economic issues instead of gay marriage. Frank, an openly gay member of Congress, claimed that Blackburn was relying too heavily on talking points. Blackburn objected to Frank’s assertion, but then Frank lashed out at Blackburn and host George Stephanopoulos.
  • Haslam says he's directing 'culture shift' in Tennessee government

    05/12/2012 9:36:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5/12/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam declares that he is successfully presiding over a "cultural shift" in Tennessee's government operations and the state's education system, though occasionally dealing with a "perception factor" caused by inordinate media attention to some legislative activities. His own relationship to the Legislature, dominated by fellow Republicans, is marked by a general unity of purpose and broad support on substantive issues, Haslam said in an interview last week. He discounts talk of a conservative-moderate split in Republican ranks. "I honestly think that's exaggerated. I really do," he said, though acknowledging that "Any time you have a party...
  • Portrait of a widow's grief: Wife of fallen U.S. soldier weeps as she clings to his coffin

    05/05/2012 7:22:32 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 4, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It is the heartbreaking image of the undocumented victims of war. Here, Ashley Edens collapses on the coffin of her 22-year-old husband, Army Spc. Jason K. Edens, as his body arrives in Nashville, Tennessee from service in Afghanistan. More than 100 friends, relatives and Patriot Guards gathered at Smyrna Airport to welcome the fallen soldier home on Thursday after his death on April 26.
  • Legislators not required to consider Constitutionality of the laws they enact

    04/29/2012 10:01:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/29/2012 | Doug Book
    On April 25th the Tennessee State Senate voted unanimously to allow federal and state law enforcement officials full access to the medical records of the citizens of Tennessee. According to SB 2407, “…state and federal law enforcement personnel authorized to have access under 53-10-306 shall be permitted to have real time electronic access to the database…” The statute continues by stating that access is permitted “without the necessity of obtaining a search warrant.” It is a law which is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2012 as “the public welfare [requires] it.”(1) Outraged Tennessee residents who wrote and...
  • Virgil Goode wins Constitution Party nomination

    04/25/2012 7:34:06 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 80 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 24th | Matthew Reece
    On Saturday, the Constitution Party nominated Virgil Goode, a former U.S. House member from Virginia, as its presidential candidate. He won the nomination on the first ballot with 203 out of 403 delegates. He defeated Darrell Castle of Tennessee, national vice chairman of the Constitution Party; Susan Ducey, a constitutional activist from Kansas; Laurie Roth, of Washington, a columnist and talk show host; and Robby Carr Wells of North Carolina, a former NCAA Division I football coach at Savannah State University. The final vote total was Goode 203, Castle 120, Wells 58, Ducey 15, Roth 6. Jim Clymer, the national...
  • Teen banned from prom over controversial dress (Confederate Flag theme)

    04/25/2012 3:56:16 PM PDT · by Stoat · 32 replies
    WAFB News / Various ^ | April 24, 2012 | Janice Broach
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) – A Mid-South teen is banned from prom for wearing a dress that resembles a confederate battle flag. "It wasn't done to offend anybody," Texanna Edwards explained of her dress. "It was done just for the sole fact that I just wanted a rebel flag dress because I thought it was cool." But the principal at Gibson High in West Tennessee did not think it was cool.  Edwards, a senior at the school, tried to wear the dress that she helped design to the prom Saturday night.  She also wore a rebel flag necklace. "He told...
  • Senate Joins House in Condemning UN’s ‘Agenda 21’ (TN)

    04/25/2012 7:11:41 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 24 replies
    wpln.org ^ | 4/24/2012 | Joe White
    The Tennessee Senate added its voice to the state House in condemning the United Nations’ ‘Agenda 21’ on Tuesday. The program is an environmental initiative meant to encourage sustainable development. A majority of Tennessee lawmakers now describe it as destructive. The United Nations Agenda 21 has never been endorsed by the U.S. as a treaty, but it has become a hot button issue among grass roots conservatives who see the United Nations as the first step to so-called one-world government. Resolution sponsor Mike Bell, a Republican from McMinn County, held up a black loose leaf folder several inches thick. “There...
  • Homeowner Shoots, Kills Suspected Home Intruder(TN)

    04/22/2012 6:58:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    newschannel5.com ^ | 19 April, 2012 | Janet Kim
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A homeowner shot and killed a suspected intruder during a home invasion in south Nashville late Wednesday night. It happened at the Brentridge Apartments on Brentridge Circle around 11 p.m. Investigators said a man and woman were inside their apartment when they heard a knock on the door. When they went to answer it, they said a man armed with a pistol and wearing a mask barged in. There was a brief altercation, and that's when the man inside the apartment pulled out a gun and opened fire on the intruder, killing him. Police were working to...
  • Black Students Beat Piñata Shaped Like White Woman (at the University of Memphis)

    04/21/2012 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 110 replies
    A piñata shaped like a white woman was strung up to a tree at the University of Memphis, then African-American students took turns beating it with a stick. Where is Al Sharpton when you need him? Isn’t this a shocking case of racism? No, actually it isn’t. Turns out the students involved were mere grade school kids, brought on campus for a special “Luau” party sponsored by the university. The piñata was supposed to represent a hula dancer. “We want to assure our community that no racial or gender animosity was intended,” said a university spokesperson. At worst, this...
  • Pat Summitt steps down

    04/18/2012 11:14:10 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 9 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2012 | Dan Fleser
    After a storied 38-year career, Pat Summitt is stepping down as head coach of the Tennessee women’s basketball team to become a coach emeritus with the program. Lady Vols associate head coach Holly Warlick will be named the new head coach. Summitt said that she met with Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart and Warlick on Wednesday morning to finalize the transition. She said that the decision was hers and she’s comfortable with it.
  • Constitution Party National Convention in Nashville, Sheraton Music City Hotel April 18th-21st

    04/18/2012 10:31:40 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 20 replies
    Constitution Party ^ | April 18, 2012 | Steelers6
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/constitution-party-national-convention-to-meet-in-nashville-amidst-unprecedented-voter-dissatisfaction-with-obama-and-romney-147669295.html Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville Amidst Unprecedented Voter Dissatisfaction with Obama and Romney LANCASTER, Pa., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Constitution Party National Chairman, Jim Clymer, announced the 2012 National Convention of the Constitution Party which will be held April 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. "American voters who support limited, constitutional government, traditional American values, the protection of American jobs and preservation of individual liberty can take heart! They will not be limited to a difficult choice between Obama and Romney as the one likely to be the least threat to their life, liberty, property and other...
  • TN Coach Fired for Song Criticizing Dear Leader

    04/16/2012 9:19:33 PM PDT · by wjcsux · 18 replies
    self | 16 April 2011 | wjcsux
    A Tennessee Middle School football coach, aged 26 was fired for writing and performing a song critical of The One because a few parents complained. Here is the link. Great song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfH46DTAkxo
  • Arsonist interrupts awards dinner — with deputies in attendance

    04/16/2012 5:56:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/16/12 | News Sentinel staff
    MAYNARDVILLE — A man who allegedly stole a laptop from Union County High School and tried to cover his tracks with a fire was tracked down and arrested within minutes this weekend. Authorities first were alerted when the fire alarm sounded shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, just as some 170 people — including several law enforcement officers — were attending a National Wild Turkey Federation dinner at the school, . . .
  • TN. Alliance of TEA Party & Liberty Groups Town Hall & Summit event on April 20 & 21, 2012

    04/16/2012 1:46:08 PM PDT · by Mechanicos
    TN. Alliance of TEA party & Liberty Groups ^ | unknown | TN. Alliance of TEA party & Liberty Groups
    Patriots, A Statewide Tea Party Town Hall with legislators and Summit is being held this coming weekend in Goodlettsville Tn. just north of Nashville. This Summit is open to all Tea Party members statewide. It is encouraging, and informative to attend these summits and see that the fight for liberty is very strong. Click on the link for more details for information on how to be invited and other links including lodging suggestions and Saturdays complete agenda. (Note: the Town Hall and Summit events are by invitation only. It will be a closed door and NO Media for the Town...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Easter egg hunt ends in violence

    04/10/2012 6:20:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | 4/10/2012 | UPI
    MEMPHIS, April 9 (UPI) -- Memphis police said an Easter egg hunt ended with a brawl between two families and a woman's arrest for taking a hammer to a man's head. Police said the man argued with Annette Pearson, 43, Sunday because he thought she was giving the children too much help finding the grand prize golden egg containing $7, The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported Monday. The families broke into violence after the man slapped the woman twice and police said Pearson retrieved a claw hammer from her house and struck the man in the head, leaving a wound that...
  • Tennessee GOP poised to leave Democrats powerless in Legislature

    04/08/2012 7:18:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/8/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Passage of the qualifying deadline for legislative candidates last week leaves Republicans well-positioned to achieving their goal of making Democrats politically irrelevant in the 108th General Assembly that convenes next year. In part, that's because 11 incumbent Democrats — seven representatives and four senators — are voluntarily not seeking re-election. At least four more incumbent Democrats — three representatives and one senator — are certain to be ousted later because of Republican-controlled redistricting leaves incumbents running against one another in the same district. In part, the GOP advantage also rests with money. Financial disclosures filed earlier this year...
  • Message to Tennessee on saggy pants: Butt out

    04/08/2012 7:32:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/8/12 | Wendi C. Thomas
    Saggy pants in schools are such a menace to society that school boards will now be forced to outlaw them. Yep, that's what our state legislature decided last week, by passing a "nanny state" bill introduced by Memphis' own Rep. Joe Towns Jr. The law requires local school districts to create and enforce a ban on "clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent manner that disrupts the learning environment." It covers girls' sports bras, and was a weakened version of what Towns proposed three years ago. The earlier bill would have made it a criminal offense for...
  • DISGRACED JUDGE'S MISTRESS DEENA CASTLEMAN HEADED TO PRISON

    12/16/2011 1:58:33 AM PST · by Apogee · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Jamie Satterfield
    One judge lied for her, had sex with her and shared painkillers with her. Another sent her to prison Wednesday. Knox County Criminal Court Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz ordered Deena Castleman, 37, to serve six years for a slew of convictions, including aggravated burglary, theft, DUI and possession of prescription painkillers. Castleman racked up all those charges while engaged in a relationship with former Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner that included sex and both pill-procuring for him and pill-using with him, according to portions of a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe made public earlier this month. At least one of...
  • Is this the real world?

    04/02/2012 9:35:19 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 1, 2012 | Ben Kinchlow
    Exclusive: Ben Kinchlow weighs in on Martin-Zimmerman issue, Iranian-Israeli crises I am sitting outside a coffee shop, having a cup of hot tea with my business partner. Lying on the table is my video-enabled iPhone with Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, iCal, email alerts and 1247 contacts with texting capability. Let us not forget news alerts from Fox and CNN, plus apps and email alerts from a couple of consul general offices and other news sources, including the Israeli GPO (government press office) and the Jerusalem Post. My partner and I have been busy resolving several issues, including the Iranian/Israeli crises. “Do...
  • When will Barack Obama call Melissa Coon? [her white son was set on fire by blacks] [media bias]

    03/27/2012 11:04:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    rightpundits.com ^ | March 26th, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    We all know how much Barack Obama likes calling people up to apologize or feign empathy with them after some tragedy. He called Sandra Fluke after the big, bad Rush Limbaugh called her mean names on his nationally syndicated radio show. Obama then called the family of Trayvon Martin this past week, several weeks after the young 17-year old African-American youth was shot and killed by a Hispanic man, George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Of course, Zimmerman claims he was being attacked and an eyewitness apparently is verifying that story. Oddly enough, about the same time of the Trayvon Martin...
  • Local Farmers Relieved Over House Vote

    03/28/2012 12:18:38 AM PDT · by radu · 25 replies
    News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Mar 27, 2012 | Heather Graf
    It's being called a bold move by Tennessee lawmakers - a vote that announces their intent to essentially ignore federal regulations regarding child labor on family farms. That 70-24 vote came on Monday night. State Representative Jeremy Faison sponsored House Bill 2669, and says he did so because he feels the new federal regulations being considered just don't belong in our state. "My immediate reaction was my goodness! This will affect every farm in Tennessee," he said. "We put this bill together to let the Depart of Labor in Washington, D.C. know that they're so far overreaching that we can't...
  • (TN) Bradley County gets 39th Neighborhood Watch program (Martin mention)

    03/26/2012 9:35:42 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 1+ views
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | March 26, 2012 | Randall Higgins
    CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Inspired by his high school criminal justice class, Zachery Gallegos asked his neighbors in a developing subdivision to form a Neighborhood Watch program. "Once we started talking about speeders and how little kids could get hurt, people said OK," the teen said. So Thursday evening the Silver Springs subdivision, a new community off Old Freewill Road, became Bradley County's 39th Neighborhood Watch group. "This program is for everybody," Lt. Bob Hancock of the Bradley County Sheriff's Office said before meeting with the group. "It is for affluent neighborhoods, apartment complexes, trailer parks, anyone." Hancock coordinates the local...
  • Ex-judge Richard Baumgartner under federal probe

    03/24/2012 9:15:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/24/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    Former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner is now under federal probe, officials confirmed Friday. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which spearheaded an investigation of the disgraced judge for violations of state law, is continuing its probe. This time, however, agents are working at the direction of federal prosecutors, spokeswoman Kristin Helm said. "The case remains open and ongoing, and TBI agents are continuing to investigate Baumgartner," Helm said in an email. "Specifically, we are looking at possible federal violations with the U.S. Attorney's Office." David Jennings, a supervisor with the Knoxville U.S. Attorney's Office, said he could "neither...
  • Peyton Manning heads to Denver Broncos, while Tim Tebow may be traded

    03/19/2012 5:49:38 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 69 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 3/19/2012 | By Mark Maske
    The Peyton Manning sweepstakes came to an end Monday when the free agent quarterback informed the NFL teams pursuing him that he intended to sign with the Denver Broncos. The resolution of where Manning, one of the most high-profile free agents in pro football history, will play next immediately rippled through the ranks of NFL quarterbacks. The Broncos seem intent on trading quarterback Tim Tebow and speculation immediately focused on the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars. A trade to either team would send Tebow back to the state where he won a Heisman Trophy and two collegiate national championships at...
  • Voter Fraud : The Battle Of Athens,Tennessee 1946

    03/19/2012 2:23:07 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mar. 19, 2012 | swampsniper
    This, no doubt, has been posted before, but for those who haven't seen it here it is again.Odds are it wasn't discussed in your high school history class, unless you're older than dirt.
  • Being Breitbart

    03/19/2012 6:35:12 AM PDT · by shove_it · 6 replies
    Adoption Pundit via Instapundit ^ | 18 Mar 2012 | Steve Eimers
    This week I got to ‘be Breitbart.' I want to share a little about the experience of ‘being Andrew Breitbart’ then I want to talk about being a different Breitbart; Gerald and Arlene Breitbart. Some have asked about my recent radio ad that played on WOKI. Well I am going to answer a few of those questions. Why did you as a Window Cleaner in Knoxville, TN run this ad? I wanted new customers. I have nearly 25 estimates to complete. This is more than I typically get in a 3-4 month period in 3 days. I also received more...
  • Dog Catches Fleeing Assault Suspect ... Twice

    03/18/2012 6:33:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    OakRidger ^ | Mar 18, 2012 | Beverly Majors
    Oak Ridge police officers have arrested a third suspect in a January assault case, but not until after a canine chased him down -- twice. On Monday, Police Officer Ray Steakley arrested 22-year-old Laphonso Rashad Porter, 17 Bettis Lane, on a warrant for aggravated assault. After Porter reportedly tried to flee, he was also charged with escape and evading arrest. Steakley was looking for a silver Ford Fusion that reportedly was on its way into Oak Ridge with Porter, who police had been looking for on the aggravated assault charge. When he saw a car matching the description of the...
  • Gibson Guitars still faces no charges, months after raid

    02/24/2012 5:55:50 AM PST · by SumProVita · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/23/2012 | John Hayward
    In fact, it has now been six months since the Great Gibson Guitar Raid… and even though Gibson’s business was damaged, and half a million dollars’ worth of property was confiscated, no charges have been filed at all.
  • NCAA 2012 Brackets

    03/16/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 3+ views
    various | Friday, March 16, 2012 | participants
    This is based on a genealogy table I made. Had a bit more trouble than I should have tracking down the first round results, wth.
  • Santorum wins in Tennessee

    03/06/2012 5:49:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 03/06/2012
    Rick Santorum won the primary in Tennessee while Mitt Romney rolled to primary victories in Virginia, Vermont and home-state Massachusetts on Super Tuesday, reaching for a decisive advantage over his persistent rivals in the most turbulent race for the Republican presidential nomination in a generation. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich countered with a home-field win in Georgia as the GOP contenders vied for the chance to take on Democratic President Barack Obama in November.
  • Santorum Wins Tennessee (FOX News projection)

    03/06/2012 5:41:43 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 48 replies
    Self | 03-06-12 | Self
    Santorum wins TN.
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 91 replies
    http://www.mittvmitt.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K9njHHyRI7g (half a million hits and climbing)
  • Rasmussen: Santorum up 4 in Tennessee

    03/05/2012 8:54:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday morning, I discovered that few pollsters have bothered with the Tennessee primary. Real Clear Politics only lists five polls taken this year, despite Tennessee having 58 delegates at stake in a proportional primary for tomorrow’s Super Tuesday contest. Not too long after I checked, Rasmussen published its survey for Tennessee, showing Rick Santorum with a narrow four-point lead over Mitt Romney: Just two days before Super Tuesday, the Republican primary race in Tennessee has become a two-man competition between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.The first Rasmussen Reports survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in Tennessee shows Santorum attracting 34%...
  • Live Out Your Walking Dead Fantasies In This Abandoned Tennessee Prison - Modern Ruins

    03/04/2012 12:08:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 3, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Live Out Your Walking Dead Fantasies In This Abandoned Tennessee Prison - Modern Ruins We're going to have to wait until season three of The Walking Dead TV show to see the zombie-filled prison. But if you're near Nashville, you can visit the Tennessee State Prison, an abandoned penitentiary. It looks like the zombies got to it first. Even before it fell into decay, this prison suffered plenty of woes at the hands of its prisoners. In 1902, a group of prisoners blew out a wing of the facility, killing one prisoner and allowing others to escape (two were never...
  • Governor Bill Haslam signs bill to halt camping by Occupy Nashville

    03/03/2012 1:32:13 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 6 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | March 3, 2012 | Staff/AP
    NASHVILLE -- Occupy Nashville was given a seven-day warning on Friday to take down its encampment on the War Memorial Plaza next to the state Capitol. Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law the measure that makes it illegal for anyone to camp on state-owned land that is not specifically designated for that purpose. Bill sponsors say the law is aimed at evicting Occupy Nashville protesters. But homeless advocates worry that it will lead to the arrest of homeless people camped far from the Capitol. Violators can face nearly a year in jail or a fine of up to $2,500 or...
  • Storm Levels A Number of Homes, Causes Numerous Injuries Bradley, McMinn Counties (TN)

    03/03/2012 12:23:05 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 19 replies
    Chattanoogan ^ | March 2, 2012 | Staff
    A tornado passing through Northern Hamilton County shortly after noon on Friday leveled a number of homes in the vicinity of Lake Chickamauga. So far no fatalities have been reported to the command post. Amy Maxwell of Hamilton County Emergency Management said about 20 homes were ripped off their foundations at Shorttail Springs Road. There was also heavy damage in the vicinity of Savannah Trail and at Island Cove Marina, which had a number of boats damaged. At 5 p.m. she said the total number of victims that were received at Hamilton County hospitals was at 15. Fourteen of those...
  • Rick Santorum campaigns in Knoxville

    02/29/2012 6:20:32 PM PST · by writer33 · 7 replies
    WVLT/Knoxville ^ | 02/29/12 | John Treanor
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- It's the first time republican hopeful Rick Santorum spoke in Knoxville but his supporters are already familiar with him. Standing ovations over social issues and promises to undue what President Barack Obama has done. Santorum is looking for a big win on super tuesday after what he considers a win in Michigan. Despite losing the vote, he walked away from Mitt Romney's home state with the same amount of delegates (15) as his biggest opponent. "We went into his backyard, he spent a fortune, money had no intention of spending." Santorum told us, "We are excited...
  • 40 percent drop in ballots as Tennessee early voting period ends

    02/29/2012 3:56:24 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 16 replies · 1+ views
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | February 29, 2012 | Erik Schelzig/AP
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennesseans cast 40 percent fewer ballots going into the last day of early voting Tuesday compared with the presidential primary in 2008. Nearly 153,000 people had voted through Monday, with 79 percent of ballots cast in the Republican presidential primary. But without a challenger to Democratic President Barack Obama, voting totals are far off the state record set in 2008. Turnout is 73 percent higher than during Republican President George W. Bush's re-election in 2004. Early voting has been heaviest in Knox County, where more than 11,000 people have voted in the Republican primary, compared with only...
  • Herman Cain and Jackie Gingrich Cushman in TN This Week

    02/29/2012 2:25:15 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 9 replies · 1+ views
    February 29, 2012 | Andrew Ogles/EMail
    PUBLIC SCHEDULE Herman Cain / Jackie Gingrich Cushman Bus Tour Friday 3/2 FRANKLIN, TN 5:30pm Central - Franklin: VIP Dinner at Zolo's 20 attendees (possible donor opportunity) Contact Monty Lankford for Reservations - 615-498-3328 monty@leadersoftennessee.org 7:00pm Central - Franklin City Club, public reception / rally 130 9th Ave South, Franklin Tn 37064 FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Saturday 3/3 CHATTANOOGA, TN Contact Charles Harvey 703-309-6948 9:30am - 10:00am Eastern - Chattanooga: VIP Kick Off at Gingrich Head Quarters (Meet n Greet / Load Bus) 1 Park Place, Lee Hwy, Ste 300 Chattanooga TN FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC...
  • Muslim Gang Sex Trafficking Trial in Tennessee Unusual in Scope, 30 on Trial

    02/29/2012 7:40:52 AM PST · by combat_boots · 16 replies · 3+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller
    In another gruesome growing trend, Muslim sex trafficking gangs have come to America. We have seen these Muslim sex gangs in the UK. Photo gallery of the defendants here. Dozens of Muslim defendants are on trial in Tennessee for running a prostitution ring, forcing girls as young as 12 years old to unimaginable horror. The judge has granted the defendants’ request to take breaks consistent with Muslim prayer times. Now, that's rich. There has been at least one alleged incident of witness tampering in the case proceeding toward trial in Nashville. Three Twin Cities women — Hawo Osman Ahmed, Ifrah...
  • Gingrich Zeroes In On Santorum In The South

    02/29/2012 12:46:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Local News 8 ^ | February 28, 2012 | Shawna Shepherd
    Nashville, Tennessee (CNN) -- NewtGingrich zeroed in on RickSantorum as a "big-labor Republican" Monday, and said the GOP presidential race is "going to redefine itself again" one week before crucial contests on Super Tuesday. The longtime Georgia congressman praised his opponent's successful early state strategy but predicted on February 28 Santorum will lose to Mitt Romney in Arizona and Michigan, two states Gingrich ceded so he could focus on March 6 primaries that include his home state and Tennessee,.. "You will see things start to clarify if, as people expect, you end up with a Romney victory in Michigan. I...
  • Gingrich crushing the field in Georgia

    02/25/2012 8:04:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Newt Gingrich has a double-digit lead over the rest of the GOP field in his home state of Georgia, according to a Landmark-Rosetta Stone poll released late Friday. Gingrich took 38 percent, followed by Rick Santorum at 25 percent, Mitt Romney at 19 percent, and Ron Paul at four percent, the poll found. Gingrich held a nine-point lead in the same poll taken earlier this month. The poll could be an outlier – Gingrich leads by only two points in Georgia according to the latest Insider Advantage survey and leads by five points according to Rasmussen. Both of those polls...
  • Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has big lead in Tennessee, poll shows

    02/26/2012 9:29:19 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 28 replies · 3+ views
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | Feb 27, 2012 | Michael Cass/The Tennessean
    NASHVILLE — Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania has brought his national momentum to Tennessee, outdistancing Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney by a nearly two-to-one margin among voters taking part in a new Vanderbilt University poll. But with Tennessee’s GOP primary now just nine days away, the race here remains fluid because one in four potential voters says he doesn’t know or doesn’t like any of the candidates, said Vanderbilt political science professor John Geer. “As big a theme as Santorum leading is that a lot of people haven’t made up their minds,” said Geer, co-director of the Vanderbilt Center...
  • Production Begins for 2013 Infiniti JX (Smyrna, Tennessee)

    02/22/2012 9:29:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Automotive Discovery ^ | February 22, 2012 | John Storey
    Tennessee is the home for the production of the 2013 Infiniti JX. This is the first luxury vehicle ever produced in the “Sounds Good to Me” state. The first 2013 Infiniti JX rolled off the production line in Emerald Green. A special ceremony at Nissan’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant was organized to celebrate the occasion. The 2013 Infiniti JX 7-passenger ride is set to go on sale nationwide at Infiniti retailers in the upcoming month. Susan Brennan, Vice President Manufacturing Smyrna – Decherd exclaimed, “We are extremely proud and honored to be building this world-class vehicle right here in Middle...
  • On this Day a Tennessee Boy Killed 25 and Captured 132 Enemy

    10/08/2001 12:06:01 PM PDT · by the irate magistrate · 94 replies · 882+ views
    History Channel web page ^ | 10/08/2001 | staff
    ALVIN YORK KILLS 25 AND CAPTURES 132: During World War I, U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York is credited with single-handedly killing 25 German soldiers and capturing 132 in the Argonne Forest of France. The action saved York's small detachment from annihilation by a German machine-gun nest and won the reluctant warrior from backwater Tennessee the Congressional Medal of Honor. Born in a log cabin in rural Tennessee in 1887, Alvin Cullum York supplemented his family's subsistence farming by hunting and, like his father, was soon an expert marksman. He also earned a reputation as a hell-raiser, and few imagined he ...
  • Site Selected For Santorum Event (TN)

    02/17/2012 7:38:23 PM PST · by writer33 · 7 replies
    News 9/Chattanooga ^ | 02/16/12 | Staff
    NewsChannel 9 has learned that Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum will visit the Scenic City later this month. He will headline the Chattanooga Tea Party's Liberty Forum on Saturday, February 25th, from 1 until 4 p.m. at Abba's House on Hixson Pike. The Tea Party's president says the event will be free and open to the public. The following is the news release from the Chattanooga Tea Party announcing the event: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will headline the Chattanooga Tea Party’s Liberty Forum on Saturday, February 25. The forum, which celebrates the tea party movement’s third anniversary, will offer...
  • Another Newt Gingrich 'comeback' on the horizon?

    02/16/2012 3:23:16 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/15/2012 | Greta Van Sustern
    GINGRICH: No. It just means that we're going to have to pick up all those delegates in late May, just before the California primary, when we hope to pick up more delegates out here. That still means that on super-Tuesday, we're looking at Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, we're looking at Ohio. It means the week after super- Tuesday, we're looking at Alabama and Mississippi. Now, we have hopes that we're going to keep picking up delegates everywhere and continue. This race is going on for a long time, I think. And what Texas moving back means, combined with California being in...
  • Early Voting Starts Wednesday in Tennessee

    02/13/2012 9:02:55 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 8 replies
    February 14, 2012 | Tennessee Nana
    Republican candidates listed on my local ballot Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Charles Buddy Roemer, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum