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  • Guess Which Republican Joined Dems in Demanding Trump's Translator's Notes

    07/20/2018 9:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democrats in Congress demanded this week that Marina Gross, the translator in the room with President Trump and President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland on Monday, come to Washington and tell them what was discussed in the closed-door meeting. Republicans, even anti-Trump ones, are resisting the effort. When House Intelligence Democrats brought the subpoena to a vote, every Republican on the committee voted against it.Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) explained why subpoenaing the interpreter could set a dangerous precedent. It could be the "last time" the U.S. president ever meet privately with a foreign leader. "Absolutely not," Lindsey Graham said when...
  • Republican Lawmakers Rebuke Trump after Putin Press Conference

    07/17/2018 4:37:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 101 replies
    National Review ^ | July 16, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Republican lawmakers were left shaking their heads after President Trump’s Monday’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin, in which Trump declined to endorse the American intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) called it “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory” and a “tragic mistake” in a statement. “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant,” McCain said. “The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.” House speaker Paul Ryan also...
  • House Democrat Calls For ‘Military Folks’ To Stop Trump

    07/16/2018 3:49:25 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 157 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/16/2018 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen on Monday called for the “military folks” to save America from President Donald Trump after Trump’s much-criticized press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!” Cohen wrote on Twitter, using language suggestive of a military coup.
  • Dem. Rep. to Peter Strzok: 'If I Could Give You a Purple Heart, I Would'

    07/12/2018 4:56:02 PM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/12/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Thursday, FBI agent Peter Strzok testified on Capitol Hill, answering questions about his anti-Trump bias and the investigation into alleged ties between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia. Strzok gave conflicting explanations of his anti-Trump text messages and dodged important questions, but Democrats in Congress proved quite happy with his testimony. "If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would. You deserve one," Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) told Strzok. "This has been an attack on you [and] the investigation, to get to Russian collusion involved in our election which is what this committee should be looking at," the...
  • Dems Heap Praise on Strzok at Hearing, Say He 'Deserves' Purple Heart

    07/12/2018 3:02:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Short video at link. FBI Agent Peter Strzok was grilled on Capitol Hill Thursday by members of Congress for sending anti-Trump texts during two ongoing investigations. Well, he was at least grilled by the Republicans. The likes of Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) demanded to know whether Strzok let his political bias affect his job. He admitted that he "detested" Donald Trump, but at no point did his political ideology factor in to his work at the FBI. The interrogators didn't believe him. Gohmert was particularly combative, telling Strzok he didn't appreciate the "smirk"...
  • Establishment GOP donors in Tennessee resisting Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign

    07/15/2018 2:17:44 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7-14-18 | David M. Drucker
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn is meeting resistance from wealthy Republican donors in Tennessee, an establishment-oriented crowd more comfortable with former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the conservative firebrand’s Democratic opponent in the state’s competitive, closely watched Senate race. Republican financiers, titans of industry in Tennessee, are still gloomy about the retirement of Sen. Bob Corker, a conservative pragmatist. Many are sitting on their wallets as the crucial, 100-day mark to the midterm elections approaches. After a lifetime raising millions of dollars for GOP causes and candidates, some are even donating to Bredesen, whom they view as a centrist who will buck Senate Minority...
  • Democrat: 'I regret’ telling Peter Strzok he deserves Purple Heart

    07/14/2018 9:42:11 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 95 replies
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said he regrets telling FBI agent Peter Strzok in Thursday’s House Judiciary and House Oversight committee hearing that he deserves a Purple Heart medal for his testimony. “I said something at the hearings yesterday about Purple Hearts which another network that is named for a four-legged animal has been making a big deal about,” Cohen told CNN, referring to criticism from Fox News. “I regret using the term ‘Purple Heart,’” he continued. “I used it metaphorically, not literally. I never literally thought the Purple Heart should be given to agent Strzok. But I do believe that...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • Ex-GOP majority leader: Republicans must protect Mueller [RINO Frist]

    07/07/2018 1:43:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 127 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7, 2018 | John Bowden
    Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) warned Republicans against continuing their "assault" against Robert Mueller, writing in an op-ed Friday that the GOP must let Mueller continue his investigation. In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, the former Tennessee Republican urged Republicans to fight for the "rule of law," even if it meant going up against the Trump administration. "I am also a Republican because I believe in the rule of law. Republicans must fight for that principle today — even if it means pushing back against a Republican administration," Frist wrote. "It isn’t easy to tell a...
  • Randy Boyd sets his pace in race to election day

    06/29/2018 4:33:41 PM PDT · by Qathleen · 18 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | Dave Flessnor
    Randy Boyd is literally running to become Tennessee's next governor. The founder and chairman of Radio Systems in Knoxville is an avid marathon runner who turned his passion for running into a 537.3-mile run across the state over 13 weeks last year to introduce himself — and more importantly, he says, listen to what others are saying — in his first bid for elected office. Boyd's journey from Bristol to Memphis mirrors now-U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's famous walk across the state in his gubernatorial bid four decades ago — with a couple of differences. "I didn't wear a plaid shirt...
  • Mrs. Don-o's Letter on the "BORDER CRISIS" to the TN Cath. Public Policy Commission (SJW Lobbyists)

    06/21/2018 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 58 replies
    Mrs. Don-o's Social Justice Brain | June 21, 2018 | Mrs. Don-o
    To: Jennifer Murphy JMurphy@tncppc.org 128 Allendale Drive Nashville Tennessee 37205 615.356.8184 Tennessee Catholic Public Policy Commisssion Nashville, TN Dear Jennifer Murphy, I need to be better informed on the issue of humane and just border security and the protection of children. I have been prayerfully following this Border Crisis issue day by day. I clearly need a more adequate understanding. Perhaps you could clear up some questions which have been on my mind, and the minds of others as well. 1) Wasn't there a ruling in Federal Court some 20+ years ago (the Flores Settlement) --- and some subsequent rulings...
  • Trump Immigration Critic Meacham Lives in Super-Rich, Lily-White Enclave

    06/19/2018 4:30:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jon Meacham: quintessential liberal hypocrite? On Morning Joe today, Meacham condemned President Trump’s notion that a country without borders is no country. Instead, Meacham loftily insisted: “Where I come from, the way you define a nation is not about how you keep people out, but how you treat the country itself, how you treat the rest of the world.” That made me wonder: where does Meacham “come from?” Turns out, Meacham lives in Belle Meade, TN, where the per capita income is "by far the highest in the state and among the highest in the nation.” Oh, and it’s 98.64%...
  • As Nashville Rapidly Expands, Residents Worry the Metropolis Is Growing Too Fast

    06/18/2018 1:16:38 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 73 replies
    NASHVILLE— Kathleen Ervin moved here 12 years ago from the Northeast, drawn to the relaxed atmosphere, green parks and relatively low cost of living. But in the past five years, her commute time from her 1950s ranch house in the Glendale neighborhood to her job about 12 miles away has tripled on some days to 45 minutes because of increased traffic. Developers are buying nearby properties, tearing them down and building “tall skinnies”—multistory homes geared toward wealthier home buyers. “We hear all this talk about how Nashville doesn’t want to become Houston, Nashville doesn’t want to become Atlanta,” said the...
  • GOVERNOR CANDIDATE DIANE BLACK WANTS AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS

    06/09/2018 10:40:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 90 replies
    Volunteer State Report ^ | June, 2018 | Volunteer State Report
    TENNESSEE – Republican candidate for Governor, Diane Black, has abandoned her public stance on immigration. The congresswoman has recently co-sponsored the Securing America’s Future Act of 2018 (H.R.4760), a bill that the Heritage Foundation says offers amnesty to illegal immigrants.
  • Tennessee woman says she was racially profiled at Victoria's Secret

    06/08/2018 7:49:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 138 replies
    MEMPHIS, TENN. — A Tennessee woman said she was handcuffed at a Victoria’s Secret in suburban Memphis on Monday because of her skin color. Jovita Jones said an employee at Victoria’s Secret in Collierville forgot to remove the censor on a bra she purchased recently at the store. On Monday, she took the bra back to have the censor removed. "I told her she could keep the bag up there. I was going to go look around the store," Jones said. As she made her way to the dressing room with new items to purchase, Jones spotted a police officer...
  • On Cue – Mitch McConnell Welcomes Legislation To Block President Trump Trade Policy…

    06/06/2018 8:05:09 AM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    There are Trillions At Stake.   There is no upper limit to what congress is willing to do to stop President Trump from turning off the lobbyist funding.  Without influence in DC there can be no affluence in DC.  That’s why McConnell cancelled the recess. If the president continues to remain focused exclusively on what is in the U.S. best interests, he must be stopped.  Politicians in DC cannot just sit-by and allow the U.S. economy to be based on the interests of Americans; it would mean the destruction of years of central planning by DC Lobbyists, multinational banks, Wall Street and...
  • Boyd Says He Favors State Funding for Shelby County Pre-K Push

    06/05/2018 12:36:02 PM PDT · by Qathleen · 9 replies
    Memphis Daily News ^ | 06/05/2018 | Bill Dries
    Republican contender for Tennessee Governor Randy Boyd says he supports the move to expand prekindergarten in Shelby County including the possibility of state funding.
  • Homeowner Shoots & Kills 2 Burglars With His AK-47

    06/04/2018 9:39:58 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 77 replies
    Freedom Outpost | June 4, 2018 | Tim Brown
    This is just one example of why AK-47s are needed by law-abiding citizens. Get that Senator Feinstein and the rest of you Communist gun confiscators posing as American representatives of the people? A Memphis, Tennessee homeowner unleashed firepower from his AK-47 against two burglars who had broken into his home on Friday evening. Both burglars are now dead. According to a local CBS affiliate, 28-year-old Azell Witherspoon and 17-year-old Demond Robinson were shot and killed after the homeowner, who asked not to be identified, and a friend arrived at his house to discover the two men rummaging through his house....
  • TN Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd Unveils Public School Safety Plan During Bus Tour

    06/04/2018 9:06:35 PM PDT · by Qathleen · 17 replies
    LocalMemphis.com ^ | June 04, 2018 | Brad Broders
    MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - Local 24 is your local election headquarters and with the August primary inching closer, Tennessee's gubernatorial candidates are pounding the pavement, shaking hands and working for votes. Monday, Republican Randy Boyd's bus tour made stops in west Tennessee and he unveiled his public- school safety plan. video TN Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd In the Fayette County courthouse shade Monday, Boyd brought new ideas into the light. "Every school, every kid needs to be protected by the absolute best person that we can have on the front line," Boyd said. The school safety plan would put resource...
  • Homeowner shoots, kills 2 burglars with AK-47

    06/03/2018 7:53:24 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 46 replies
    WMC Action News 5 (Memphis) ^ | Friday, June 1st 2018, 8:55 pm EDT | Jerica Phillips
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two men were shot and killed while trying to burglarize a residence in the Colonial Acres neighborhood, according to Memphis Police Department. The shooting happened Friday evening on Myrna Lane near the intersection of Willow Road. Both of the men were pronounced dead at the scene. The homeowner, who asked not to be identified for his safety, said when he arrived home, the men were already inside. "I see my house being ransacked and the dog was still going hysterical in the cage," he said. "When he saw me he notified the other individual that was...