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  • GOP heading for midterm wipeout as Blue Wave scenario gives Democrats 12-point generic ballot lead

    09/23/2018 8:47:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 159 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-22-2018 | John Harwood
    The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. If it holds, that 12 percentage point margin would suggest a "blue wave" large enough to switch control of not just the House but also the Senate.
  • Al Gore Suggests Trump’s Presidency Should Be ‘Terminated Early For Ethical Reasons’

    09/19/2018 4:20:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 136 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 19, 2018 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore compared the Trump administration to an experiment that’s “terminated early for ethical reasons,” in an interview with MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell that also touched on the upcoming election and man-made global warming. On global warming, Gore repeated to Mitchell the line he uses in nearly every speech: “Every night on the television news is like a nature hike through the book of Revelation.”
  • Illegal Alien MS-13 Member Convicted of Assaulting a Federal Witness, etc.

    09/18/2018 1:37:34 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Illegal Alien MS-13 Member Convicted of Assaulting a Federal Witness, Drug Distribution, Immigration and Firearms Violations US DOJ - Nashville, Tenn. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 17, 2018 An illegal alien and MS-13 gang member from El Salvador was convicted today by a federal jury of using physical force to tamper with a witness; being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm; illegally re-entering the United States after previously being deported; multiple counts of cocaine distribution; and multiple counts of other firearms violations, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the...
  • Bad Vibes: CNN Shows Dems Leading Senate Races In Tennessee, Arizona

    09/17/2018 5:52:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2017 | AllahPundit
    Not by one or two points either. The lead in Tennessee is five while the lead in Arizona is seven.Both states are supposed to be gimmes for the GOP, but CNN notes that each happens to be the home of a vocal Trump critic in the Senate who’s now retiring. Tennessee is Bob Corker country whereas Arizona is the home of Jeff Flake. I wonder how many Trump-skeptic Republican voters in each state have taken the senators’ criticisms of POTUS to heart and concluded that the best message they can send to the White House is to cross over...
  • New CNN poll puts Bredesen over Blackburn by 50-45 percent in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race

    09/17/2018 10:24:15 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | September 17, 2018 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE — A new CNN poll puts Democrat Phil Bredesen with a 50-45 percent lead over Republican Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race. The SSRS survey of 723 likely voters, conducted Sept. 11-15, has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percent.
  • Corker: Kavanaugh accuser should be heard out before panel votes

    09/16/2018 6:34:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) called for the vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court to be postponed until the woman accusing him of sexual assault be allowed to speak with senators on the Judiciary Committee. Corker, who doesn't sit on the committee, told Politico on Sunday that the panel should wait until Christine Blasey Ford can meet with senators. "I think that would be best for all involved, including the nominee,” Corker said of postponing the vote. If Ford wants her side of the story to be heard, Corker said, “she should do so promptly.” Corker’s remarks echo...
  • Large Cat Sightings Continue In Monroe, Sumner Counties(suburban Nashville)

    09/13/2018 9:49:25 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 40 replies
    News channel 5 ^ | 9/12-15/18 | Conte
    WESTMORELAND, Tenn. - A string of mountain lion sightings across this area have left some residents on edge and now another sighting of the incredibly large cat has been caught on a trail camera. Eric Flitcroft owns about 70 acres of land on the edge of Macon and Sumner Counties. One of Eric’s friends uses some of the land to hunt and has a trail camera setup in the woods that is motion activated. Last week, Eric was looking through still images on the camera when in between images of deer and bobcats he spotted what wildlife official believe could...
  • Fox News Poll: Blackburn up by three points in Tennessee Senate race

    09/12/2018 8:44:40 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    Fox ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | Dana Blanton
    Blackburn 47% Bredesen 44% Undecided 8%
  • Tennessee Waltz: How Marsha Blackburn Can Stop Phil Bredesen

    09/10/2018 9:34:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 6, 2018
    Normally red Tennessee of all places -- a state Donald Trump won by 26 points -- is very much in play in the 2018 Senate race. Phil Bredesen -- a popular former governor opposing also popular Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn -- is running a smart, stealthy campaign. Democrats and their media friends are naturally pleased. New York magazine details the strategy: ....Bredesen’s opponents are making sure everyone knows about the “D” next to his name. So far, though, he’s been careful to fly far underneath the national radar, garnering a tiny fraction of the headlines and online virality surrounding someone like...
  • Roseanne Barr cuts record in Nashville, says she’s moving to Israel

    09/03/2018 2:15:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 3, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    After Roseanne Barr’s former costar gave us a pretty good indication of what the future holds for her character on the new spinoff show (spoiler alert: she doesn’t have a future in corporeal form), we were able to guess what direction the show was taking. But what about Roseanne herself? Is there room for a comeback after her allegedly racist Twitter rants or is she all washed up? Ms. Barr showed up on a podcast this week to bring everyone up to date on her plans and they’re probably not what you were expecting. First of all, she won’t be...
  • Will Hoge, Scheduled to Headline Karl Dean Event, Says NRA Members Worst Thing About America

    09/05/2018 10:09:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    TennesseeStar.com ^ | 9-5-2018 | Chris Butler
    A country music singer on record as calling NRA supporters whores and pimps will headline a Karl Dean for Governor event in Nashville Thursday.The singer in question, Will Hoge, said he has disdain for pro-Second Amendment politicians.No one at Dean's campaign returned The Tennessee Star's repeated requests for comment on the matter Tuesday. The Star wanted to know if Dean's views align with Hoge's.Hoge previously endorsed U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for United States president.Hoge called the NRA "a fear-mongering, bully organization" in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine."They are the worst things about America: a rich organization, led by...
  • Gov. Phil Bredsen Cut Elderly, Sick and Disabled from TennCare While Enrolling Refugees

    09/01/2018 12:14:25 PM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies
    Tennessee Star ^ | September 1, 2018 | Phil Alto
    Phil Bredesen, the health insurance executive turned governor, had an antidote to contain the spiraling costs of the state’s Medicaid program – disenroll elderly, sick and disabled Tennesseans from TennCare. According to Gordon Bonnyman, co-founder of the Tennessee Justice Center, two years into Bredesen’s first term as governor, “[a]pproximately 200,000 of [TennCare’s] costliest patients lost their coverage over a four-month period in late 2005.” Bonnyman characterized this group as the “sickest subgroup of the TennCare population.” The TNReport calculated that by the time Bredesen left office in 2011, approximately 350,000 Tennesseans were cut from TennCare which included an estimated 100,000...
  • Koch group pours nearly $5M into ads to boost three GOP Senate candidates

    08/30/2018 5:18:36 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2018
    A conservative group backed by billionaire activist Charles Koch is launching a new multimillion-dollar ad campaign across three states to boost GOP Senate candidates in tough midterm election fights. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is putting nearly $5 million behind ads set to go live on Thursday in Wisconsin, Missouri and Tennessee attacking the Democratic Senate candidates for their records on taxes, spending and health care. “Americans can’t afford to continue electing politicians who believe the path to prosperity is through higher taxes, more spending, and bigger government,” said AFP president Tim Phillips. “We are committed to building broad policy coalitions...
  • Trump Sets Ambitious Fall Campaign Schedule To Help Republicans–And Himself

    08/23/2018 6:41:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23,2018 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Trump has a lot on the line in this fall’s midterm elections. So, he’s decided to turn for help to the man he trusts the most — himself. In the remaining 75 days until ballots are counted, Trump will invest at least 40 of them in campaigning for Republicans in both House and Senate races. He will spend additional time on fundraising for candidates and the party .And you may have noticed, this president is quite comfortable with spur-of-the-moment decisions. So, it’s likely he will add even more campaign days along the way as races and political needs develop....
  • Nashville on edge as police hunt 'cold-blooded' murder suspects

    08/20/2018 7:23:58 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug.19.2018 | Tim Stelloh
    Authorities said the pair may be linked to a string of recent crimes, including four attempted robberies and the killing of a man walking to a bus stop. Nashville was on edge Sunday as authorities searched for what a local police official described as a pair of “cold-blooded killers” who allegedly gunned down two people celebrating a birthday. Authorities said the suspects in Friday's shootings may be linked to a string of recent crimes, including four attempted robberies and the killing on Tuesday morning of 31-year-old Kendall Rice as he walked to the bus stop to go to work. “It’s...
  • Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans (LOL!)

    08/18/2018 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 119 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/18/2018
    The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but with a muted voice. Whether members of Congress, governors or state party leaders, they are struggling to fit into President Donald Trump's Republican Party. The expanding list of marginalized GOP leaders underscores how thoroughly Mr. Trump has dominated — and changed — the Republican Party in the nearly two years since he...
  • Bill Maher Posts Photos Comparing Michelle Bachmann to ‘Planet of the Apes’ Monkey

    08/12/2018 7:46:48 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 12, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Original Title: What Double Standard? Bill Maher Posts Photos Comparing GOP Politician to ‘Planet of the Apes’ Monkey – NO MEDIA OUTRAGE ~~~Snip~~~ In late May Roseanne Barr tweeted out a joke in poor taste directed at failed President Barack Obama’s top adviser Valerie Jarrett. Roseanne was immediately fired by ABC.
  • Will Broadcast, Cable Nets Cover? Democrat Jokes About Wanting Blackburn to Commit Suicide

    08/10/2018 10:13:50 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 08/10/2018 | Curtis Houck
    Behold Friday’s installment of things you won’t see six-person CNN panels on. In a story published Friday morning by the left-leaning Huffington Post, reporter Kevin Robillard released video of Democratic Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen suggesting that fellow Tennessee Congresswoman and Republican senatorial candidate Marsha Blackburn should kill herself. “The big orange President — that’s not somebody from Knoxville. He’s going to come down here and he is going to endorse Marsha Blackburn, because Marsha Blackburn, if he says, ‘Jump off the Harahan Bridge,’ she’ll jump off the Harahan Bridge. I wish he’d say that. She will do anything he says,”...
  • Tennessee executes killer with controversial drugs that Sotomayor said could inflict torturous pain

    08/10/2018 8:51:15 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 89 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Deanna Paul
    Tennessee executed Billy Ray Irick on Thursday night, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final request to stay his execution. Convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer, Irick is the state’s first inmate to be put to death since 2009. He was also the first to receive Tennessee’s controversial new three-drug cocktail. Thursday’s lethal injection was made up of compounded midazolam, used to render a person unable to feel pain during an execution, a paralytic drug called vecuronium bromide, and compounded potassium chloride for the killing agent. Potassium chloride has been described by the Supreme...
  • Tennessee child killer Billy Ray Irick picks deluxe burger combo as last meal before execution

    08/09/2018 7:55:48 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/09/18 | Katherine Lam
    A Tennessee convicted child rapist and killer on Wednesday picked a deluxe burger combo as his last meal before his execution -- the first in the state in nearly a decade. Billy Ray Irick, 59, chose the combo that included a super deluxe burger, onion rings and a Pepsi soft drink, the Tennessee Department of Correction said Wednesday. Irick, who is being held at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, will eat his last meal before his execution, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. The name of the restaurant that prepared the meal was not released “out of...