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  • Sen. John McCain returns to Arizona, will miss vote on GOP tax bill

    12/17/2017 12:40:31 PM PST · by springwater13 · 168 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...
  • 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.”
  • 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...
  • Blackburn: We're Going to Release Names of Congressmen Who Used 'Hush Fund'

    11/30/2017 10:05:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Americans were rightfully outraged when they learned that members of Congress had used taxpayer dollars to pay settlement claims to alleged victims of sexual harassment.They were even more outraged when they saw the numbers. The secret payouts for harassment claims, of which there have been more than 200, amounted to more than $17 million. There's no telling so far how much of that money went to silence sexual assault accusers.Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is seeking to release the names of lawmakers who used this "hush fund." She's a co-sponsor of the Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act, which would...
  • Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake are demanding that the tax reform bill include a trigger

    11/29/2017 12:10:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 133 replies
    email from Senate Conservatives Fund
    Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) are demanding that the tax reform bill include a trigger that automatically raises taxes in the future if tax receipts fall below projections. This is a bad idea. Raising taxes is never a good policy, but this provision also adds complexity and uncertainty to the tax code that will limit its impact on economic growth. Bob Corker and Jeff Flake want people to believe they're concerned about the deficit, but if that were true they would not have supported so many bills to increase the debt limit and increase spending. If there...
  • Mitch McConnell & Cronies Continue To Stall Trump Tax Cuts & Defend Obamacare

    11/27/2017 11:59:46 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 36 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | November 27, 2017 | DCWhispers
    They have no intention of giving Donald Trump a clear victory even if said victory would be of great benefit to the American Middle Class. Instead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow GOP Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, among others, are creating further dissention in the hopes of stalling or even halting the proposed tax cuts legislation altogether. McConnell is presently calling the process “challenging” while Corker and Flake are claiming to have concerns over the tax cuts worsening the deficit. That claim is especially astounding from Senator Corker given he was only too happy to allow former...
  • GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander on Amnesty: ‘I Would Vote for it Again’

    11/22/2017 3:15:29 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11/21/17 | Neil Munro
    GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander told CNBC that he will vote again for an amnesty, even though his vote for the Democratic-led 2013 amnesty bill helped demolish his establishment GOP peers during the 2016 primaries and election. “We need a legal immigration system, and we need to put that behind us,” he told CNBC’s John Harwood. “We tried to do it in 2013; I voted for it. It would’ve solved many of the problems … I would vote for it again.”
  • Gang fight! Latinos vs Kurds in Nashville High School Fight, 14 Arrested

    11/21/2017 11:30:02 AM PST · by BusterDog · 38 replies
    14 juvenile students ‘physically arrested’ & 2 adult students cited after large brawl at Overton High School in Nashville; Fight was between students of Latino & Kurdish descent - Police
  • Tyson Foods: New Facility in Tennessee to Create 1,500 Jobs

    11/20/2017 2:04:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 20, 2017 | Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press
    HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company said Monday. The new plant in Humboldt, about 85 miles northeast of Memphis, will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for retail grocery stores nationwide, the Springdale, Arkansas-based company said in a statement before a news conference. The plant will help it meet strong consumer demand for its chicken. The announcement marks the second major economic development project Tyson has...
  • The Nashville “Megachurch” That Embraced Gay Marriage Two Years Ago Has Cratered

    11/16/2017 7:04:37 AM PST · by Gamecock · 57 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | November 16, 2017 | Denny Burk
    This is a sad but predictable result of a pastor who leads a church to apostatize from the Christian faith. Walking away from Jesus is not a catalyst for church growth. On the contrary, it is the catalyst for church death. Believers in such churches will eventually leave, and those that remain to embrace the error will be an unfaithful remnant. It may be a gathering of people, but it will not be a gathering of born-again people and will not therefore be a church of the Lord Jesus. Two years ago TIME magazine highlighted an evangelical “megachurch” whose pastor had...
  • House Dems introduce articles of impeachment against Trump

    11/15/2017 8:06:09 AM PST · by Hadean · 116 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Nov. 15, 2017 | John Bowden
    Several House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment targeting President Trump on Wednesday, asserting that Trump has violated the Constitution. Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen (Tenn.), Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), Al Green (Texas), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Marcia Fudge (Ohio) and John Yarmuth (Ky.) said the five articles of impeachment come out of concern for the country's national security. "We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we've introduced five articles of impeachment," Cohen said at a press conference.
  • Shocking New Revelations From Accused Church Shooter Phone Calls (Antioch, Tennessee)

    11/09/2017 4:48:16 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 17 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 10-31-2017 | Nick Beres
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Phone calls from the accused Antioch church shooter, Emanuel Samson, revealed shocking new revelations. NewsChannel 5 obtained exclusive, recorded copies of those calls. Samson's defense attorneys don't want his recorded phone calls to be made public. They filed an injunction which was denied by a judge. You have a right to see the content of these calls and Samson has a right to get a new attorney. He was charged with killing Melanie Crow Smith and injuring six others in a shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch last month. Since then he's been represented...
  • M&M Industries plans expansion in Chattanooga, creation of 110 new jobs (Tennessee)

    11/08/2017 8:23:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WTVC-TV ^ | November 8, 2017 | The Associated Press and Staff
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Officials say packaging manufacturer M&M Industries plans to create 110 jobs with a $42 million expansion of its operations in southeast Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said Tuesday that M&M will purchase and retrofit a building in Chattanooga and expand its current manufacturing facility in the city. M&M makes plastic pails, plastic containers and custom packaging for the chemical, pharmaceutical, health care and construction industries. Officials say the expansion will allow the company to support growing demand for its products....
  • Tennessee cities brace for protests over refugee resettlement

    10/28/2017 10:40:06 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/28/17 | Chris Kenning
    White nationalists and neo-Nazis are expected to converge on the small Tennessee cities of Shelbyville and Murfreesboro on Saturday to protest refugee resettlement in the state, seven months after it sued the U.S. government over the issue. The “White Lives Matter” rally, by some of the groups involved in a Virginia march in August that turned violent, is also expected to draw hundreds of counter-demonstrators and a heavy local police presence. The organizers said they chose middle Tennessee partly in hopes of avoiding clashes, but said protesters could bring shields, goggles and helmets for protection. The rally, named in response...
  • Haslam to attend grand opening of Hankook plant (1,800 jobs in Tennessee tire plant)

    10/17/2017 2:44:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | October 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Fresh off a trade mission to drum up more business from Asia, Gov. Bill Haslam is attending the grand opening South Korean tiremaker Hankook's new plant in Tennessee. Hankook broke ground on the $800 million plant in Clarksville in 2014. The company later announced it would move its North American headquarters from New Jersey to Nashville, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the new factory.....
  • Tennessee Voter Outraged by Bob Corker

    10/10/2017 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We start in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is Deb. It’s great to have you. How are you? CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you doing? RUSH: Fine and dandy. Thank you. CALLER: Well, I’ll calling, I had two points. The first is that I’m very angry with Senator Corker’s childish and disrespectful comments regarding the president. I have spent my whole morning, and as soon as the office opened, try to reach someone in his office. Apparently the rest of Tennessee is angry with him, too, because I can’t get through. And my other comment is — RUSH: Wait a minute....
  • Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn Campaign Announcement Video for ‘Inflammatory’ Pro-Life Message

    10/10/2017 8:44:11 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 23 replies
    Twitter has blocked Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's (Tenn.) Senate campaign announcement ad, ruling that a pro-life statement was "inflammatory." At one point in the video, Blackburn, who announced last week that she is running for the Senate in Tennessee, heralded how she "stopped the sale of baby body parts," a reference to her investigation into Planned Parenthood's reported practice of "donating" body parts in return for monetary compensation. But a Twitter representative told the Blackburn campaign that Twitter blocked the ad from being promoted, calling it "an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction," the Associated...