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  • Rep. Blackburn: Nothing Fair or Legal About Executive Amnesty (Blackburn for Speaker!)

    12/19/2014 8:37:49 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/18/14 | Melissa Clyne
    There is nothing “fair” about President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, said Thursday on Newsmax TV's “America’s Forum.” Blackburn offered a couple of examples of how the executive order is hurting some of her constituents, including a woman who legally emigrated from Kurdistan who has been waiting to get her permanent resident’s card. When the thousands of people being hired under Obama begin to process the wave of immigrants legalized by his order, the Kurdish woman will be behind those who entered the U.S. illegally. “They left unlawful rule in Iraq and came...
  • 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...
  • Three Republican governors have now endorsed the Medicaid expansion since the midterms

    12/15/2014 11:03:44 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2014 | Jason Millman
    Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee on Monday morning became the latest Republican governor to announce support of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion —and the third in the nation since Republicans gained more power at the state and federal levels in the November midterm elections. Like most other Republican governors who want to take the health-care law's generous federal funding, Haslam is now offering a plan that deviates from the Medicaid expansion envisioned under the Affordable Care Act. Haslam, who made the announcement almost a month after his re-election, said the Obama administration has verbally approved the approach. The Tennessee plan, which Haslam...
  • List of Republican Senators Voting For Obama's Executive Amnesty Order (RINOs)

    12/15/2014 3:21:16 AM PST · by sr4402 · 42 replies
    vanity ^ | 12/15/2014 | self
    Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) Barrasso (R-WY) Coats (R-IN) Cochran (R-MS) Collins (R-ME) Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Enzi (R-WY) Flake (R-AZ) Graham (R-SC) Hatch (R-UT) Heller (R-NV) Johnson (R-WI) Kirk (R-IL) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Murkowski (R-AK) Toomey (R-PA) Wicker (R-MS) Not Voting Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK)
  • BREAKING: Massive Spike In Whites Setting Blacks On Fire

    12/14/2014 4:39:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Did you know that there’s been a massive uptick in white thugs setting black folks on fire, yet the media has been virtually silent on this horrendous subject? Sure, we all have heard of Darren Wilson's shooting Michael Brown, but there has been no coverage of the aforementioned. Like in zero… nada… nothing… zilch. What kind of racist “news outlets” would be so heinous to cover up such gross and unspeakable evil? Why haven’t the most powerful people in our government and the entertainment industry spoken out and condemned this obvious xenophobic act of viciousness? How come there has been...
  • Rep. Dave Brat: Obama 'Morally Vacuous' on Amnesty

    12/12/2014 2:31:13 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | David A. Patten
    Incoming Virginia congressman Dave Brat, whose historic GOP primary victory over then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor shook up Washington’s power structure this summer, is blasting President Obama’s executive fiat on immigration reform as "morally vacuous" – while stopping short of calling for impeachment.
  • Ramsey wants to limit new Tenn. abortion laws

    12/12/2014 12:35:45 PM PST · by Morgana
    Knoxville News ^ | Dec 12, 2014 | Eriz Schelzig, Associated Press
    NASHVILLE — The approval of a constitutional amendment to give the state Legislature more power to regulate abortions in Tennessee may have opened the floodgates to proposals from Republican lawmakers in the upcoming session, but Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday that he doesn't expect most of them to be enacted.
  • Authorities Searching For Car Possibly Carrying Dead Child

    12/11/2014 8:54:12 AM PST · by Nashvegas · 17 replies
    WKRN news ^ | 12-11-14 | News Channel 5
    MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. – A statewide search is underway for a car that could be carrying the body of a deceased child. Officials with the Millersville Police Department said an officer pulled over a vehicle on Interstate 65 South around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday because it had a temporary tag that was difficult to read. Three men were inside the vehicle. A man claiming to be from Saudi Arabia told the officer they were traveling from Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Franklin, Tennessee, to bury a child in accordance with their Islamic faith.
  • Authorities Looking For Car Possibly Carrying Dead Child [ROP alert]

    12/10/2014 8:16:26 PM PST · by radu · 56 replies
    News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | News Channel 5
    MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. – Officials in Robertson and Sumner Counties are searching for a car that could be carrying the body of a deceased child. Officials with the Millersville Police Department said an officer pulled over a vehicle on Interstate 65 South around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday because it had a temporary tag that was difficult to read. Three men were inside the vehicle. A man claiming to be from Saudi Arabia told the officer they were traveling from Bowling Green, Kentucky to Franklin to bury a child in accordance with their Islamic faith. *snip* Not wanting to disrupt a religious ceremony,...
  • In Top 10 States With Most Abortions, 60% of Babies Killed Were Black or Hispanic

    12/05/2014 2:32:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life news ^ | 12/5/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    As LifeNews previously reported, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released its national abortion report last month and the new statistics show the number of abortions in the United States have declined to a historic low. However, unfortunately, a new analysis reveals that out of the ten states where the most abortions occurred, 60.48% of the babies killed were African American and Hispanic. blackbaby6According to the Census Bureau, Blacks and Hispanics comprise only 13.2% and 17.1% of the population respectively; however they get 37.3% and 22% of all abortions. Additionally, while it definitely isn’t news that Planned Parenthood targets minority...
  • Two children, one adult killed and 23 hurt in crash between two school buses (Tenn)

    12/02/2014 4:10:16 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 18 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | News Sentinel staff
    KNOXVILLE — Two Sunnyview Primary School students and a Sunnyview teacher's aide died Tuesday afternoon when two school buses serving Sunnyview and Chilhowee Intermediate School crashed with "a big bang" in East Knoxville, authorities said. ~snip~ Police gave no names or ages of the students but said most ranged from kindergarten to second grade. Relatives of at least one victim learned of the death at the scene from the police chief and burst into screams and tears.
  • Congressional Staffer Apologizes for Saying First Daughters Acted Classless at Turkey Ceremony

    11/30/2014 7:56:46 AM PST · by rktman · 91 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/29/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    A communications director for a GOP congressman has apologized for saying the first daughters weren’t showing “class” and were wearing clothes fit for a “spot at a bar” during this week’s turkey pardoning ceremony.
  • US lawmaker's Aide Draws Ire Over First Daughter Scolding

    11/29/2014 8:41:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 39 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | November 28, 2014 | Staff
    A US lawmaker's communications director was facing social media calls she be sacked after her Facebook rant about President Barack Obama's daughters prompted widespread anger. Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, wrote a scathing post to her Facebook account scolding Malia and Sasha Obama, 16 and 13, for looking bored while attending a public event with their father on Wednesday. In the post, since deleted but widely reproduced in screen grabs, Lauten tells the girls to "try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play." The girls stood beside Obama -- looking vaguely...
  • GOP Staffer Apologizes For Lecturing Obama Daughters To 'Show A Little Class'

    11/29/2014 6:22:27 PM PST · by Sparklite · 90 replies
    Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play. Then again your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter, so I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department. Nevertheless, stretch yourself. Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during...
  • Ferguson Protesters Converge On Downtown Nashville

    11/25/2014 8:19:48 PM PST · by radu · 92 replies
    News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Tues. Nov. 25, 2014 | News Channel 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Interstate 24 has been shut down near LP Field as a large group of protesters converged on the streets of downtown Nashville. Several hundred people took to the street Tuesday night, one day after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. What initially began as a vigil gathering, soon turned into a demonstration with protesters forcing the closure of James Robertson Bridge and I-24 near LP Field.
  • Warm weather plagues hunters on opening day of firearm season

    11/23/2014 8:33:39 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Alanna Autler
    Saturday marked the opening day for firearm season in Tennessee. But warm and windy weather plagued hunters across the region this weekend.
  • Darren Wilson Supporters Crowdfund ‘#PantsUpDontLOOT’ Ferguson Billboard

    11/18/2014 7:15:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | November 18, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS ST. Louis) - Supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson successfully crowd-sourced the funds to put up a #PantsUPDontLOOT billboard in Ferguson. Don Alexander of Brentwood, Tenn., raised the over $3,000 to place the billboard in the Ferguson area amid months of racial tensions vandalism from riots following the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
  • First proposed law comes as result of TN pro-life amendment passage

    11/16/2014 9:10:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nov 16, 2014 | Susan Michelle
    Even as abortion advocates in Tennessee try to find a loophole to invalidate the legitimately passed Amendment 1, lawmakers are wasting no time responding to the bill’s passage. First up is a an ultrasound bill, prefiled by Rep. Rick Womick, R-Rockvale. The Tennessean reports that the “main requirement of the bill calls for a woman to receive an ultrasound within 24 to 72 hours of when she plans to have the abortion.” Womick noted that currently abortion facilities do ultrasounds anyway and that this bill would simply say, “look, let the mother see the picture and hear the heartbeat, that’s...
  • Sen. Bob Corker 'Frustrated' with Conservative Amnesty Opponents

    11/15/2014 9:43:33 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) showed disdain for conservatives who object to massive amnesty legislation that he wants a GOP-led Congress to enact. To Corker, those who oppose amnesty because they care about the rule of law, American workers, and sovereignty and secure borders are nothing but "demagogues." “I get really frustrated with people on my side of the aisle who say that anything you do on immigration is amnesty,” Corker reportedly said on Thursday. “I saw it play out in these congressional races, where people were actually trying to solve the problem, and the only word people used...
  • Couple pose for selfies 'in car they stole from beloved pastor, 57, after shooting him dead

    11/13/2014 8:48:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | november 11, 2014 | lydia warren
    A couple posted selfies to Facebook in a car they stole from a pastor after gunning him down, police have said. Lashonda Williams, 24, and Roger Reed Jr., 23, allegedly shot Reverend Don Smith on the side of the road in Hickory Hill, Tennessee on November 1 before stealing his 2010 Buick Lacrosse. They drove more than 150 miles back home to Greenville, Mississippi, where they were caught four days after the heinous murder, MyFoxMemphis reported. But while on the journey, the apparently had plenty of time to snap multiple kissing and grinning selfies and post them to their Facebook profiles.
  • (TN) Amendment 1 Opponents Sue, Want Vote Invalidated

    11/12/2014 1:49:15 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies
    TnGovWatch ^ | Novrmber 11, 2014
    Opponents of Amendment 1 are asking a federal judge to void the vote that amended the Tennessee Constitution to make it easier for lawmakers to restrict abortions. In a lawsuit filed late Friday in federal court, plaintiffs say the state ignored the plain language of the constitution, which says it can be amended by “a majority of all the citizens in the state voting for governor, voting in … favor” of the amendment. The plaintiffs want the judge to order the state to count only those Amendment 1 votes where the voters also cast ballots for governor. If that is...
  • Abortion Activists File Lawsuit to Tennessee’s Pro-Life Victory on Amendment 1

    11/10/2014 11:23:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    On election night, Tennessee voters gave the Volunteer State a chance to enact the kind of pro-life laws that have dropped abortions to historic lows in state after state across the nation. But, now, abortion activists are trying to overturn that pro-life victory. Tennessee voters approved Amendment 1 to help ensure nothing in the state constitution could be used to secure an unlimited right to abortion. With 100% of the vote counted, Amendment 1 won with a 53-47 percent margin. tennessee3The amendment is necessary because the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled 4-1 in 2000 that the state constitution allows unlimited abortions....
  • Who’s Not Included In Tennessee’s Free Tuition Program? Undocumented Students

    11/10/2014 8:25:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NPR - Nashville ^ | November 10, 2014 | by Emily Siner
    Nearly every high school senior applied for Tennessee Promise, but a small percentage of them may not be eligible for free community college tuition. Before getting the state funding, students must apply for federal financial aid — which leaves undocumented students behind. Tennessee has about 6,000 high school students who are undocumented, according to the Migration Policy Institute. The governor’s speech introducing Tennessee Promise may have encouraged that hope: “To every student, from every kindergartner to every high school senior, we will promise that he or she can attend two years of community college or college of applied technology absolutely...
  • Appeals Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    11/06/2014 2:03:29 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 6, 2014 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    By a two-to-one vote, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the right of states to ban same-sex marriage, overturning lower court decisions in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that found such restrictions to be unconstitutional.
  • 6th Circuit upholds gay marriage bans in several states

    11/06/2014 2:19:13 PM PST · by AbortionIsEvil · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 6, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld gay marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, reversing a recent trend in the federal courts to strike down such bans.
  • Republicans Move Up To 28-5 Advantage In State Senate (TN)

    11/04/2014 10:07:14 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 14 replies
    Chattanoogan.com ^ | November 4, 2014 | Staff
    Republicans moved up to a 28-5 advantage in the state Senate with Tuesday's election. In Hamilton County, Senator Bo Watson was unopposed. He received 37,377 votes. Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) said, "A great night for Republicans and the cause of conservatism in Tennessee. For the past few years, the Tennessee Senate has been the most Republican east of the Mississippi. After tonight, we join a elite group of Republican super majorities where the majority outnumbers Democrats more than 4 to 1. "These results are decisive proof that, in Tennessee, it matters who governs. I look forward to continuing to...
  • Amendment 1 passes in Tennessee

    11/04/2014 9:14:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    NEWS3 ^ | NOV. 5, 2014 | Ashley Crockett,
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Voters have decided to amend Tennessee’s constitution in regards to abortion, according to the AP. The amendment reads: Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother.
  • Tennessee Voters Approve Constitutional Income Tax Ban

    11/04/2014 9:01:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    NewsChannel5 ^ | 10.5.14 | ap
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Voters have approved a change to the Tennessee Constitution that would prohibit lawmakers from imposing a state income tax. The last serious attempt to impose a state income tax failed in 2002 amid raucous Capitol protests that included a brick thrown through the window of the governor's office. The public backlash against the proposal led several supporters to retire from office or to lose their re-election campaigns.
  • MSNBC: ‘Old White People’ in the South Who Vote Republican Are ‘Going to Die Someday’

    11/04/2014 7:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2014 | David Rutz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52,” he said. “That’s a changing South. Those old white people? They’re...
  • TN Senate candidate claims sign stolen, vandalized

    11/04/2014 4:01:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WSMV.COM ^ | Nov 04, 2014 | Larry Flowers
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A candidate for Tennessee Senate is trying to find out who stole a 100-pound campaign sign. George Thomas is trying to unseat long-time Sen. Thelma Hooper. His campaign sign was placed at the Kwik Sak convenience store on Clarksville Highway after 10 p.m. Monday. "We think this is dirty politics," Thomas said. Less than three hours later, the Thomas camp discovered the sign missing.
  • Issues reported at polling locations in Davidson County (Tennessee)

    11/04/2014 2:54:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WSVM ^ | : Nov 04, 2014 | Nancy Amons
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Issues have been reported at some polling locations in Davidson County on this Election Day. he polling location at the Church of the Redeemer in Oak Hill opened an hour and 10 minutes late because election officials said a church employee left the wrong key for poll workers. Three satellite locations were given as alternatives for the voters who were affected. Some voters were frustrated, while others just shrugged it off.
  • Police Chief Accuses Secret Service Of Misconduct (Nashville, TN)

    11/03/2014 3:48:31 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | October 14, 2014 | News Channel 5
    Nashville's police chief is raising stunning new allegations regarding the U.S. Secret Service, saying local agents once asked his officers to fake a warrant. Even more disturbing, Chief Steve Anderson said he complained to top Secret Service officials in Washington, and they did not seem to care. (snip) In the Nashville case, a Secret Service agent made a frantic call for backup to Nashville police after he and another agent went to the home of a Nashville man, investigating threatening comments on Facebook about the President. The man who posted them had refused to let the agents into his house....
  • Pro-Life Voters in Tennessee Need to Vote for Amendment 1 to Stop Abortions

    11/02/2014 1:29:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/30/14 | Dave Andrusko
    Next Tuesday more is at stake than control of the United States Senate, important as it is. One example is Tennessee’s “Amendment 1,” which is on the ballot and is intended to neutralize a 2000 ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court. In that 4-1 ruling the Court found, “A woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy is a vital part of the right to privacy guaranteed by the Tennessee Constitution.” As a result, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution. tennessee3The proposed language to be added says, “Nothing in...
  • Abortion Facilities Continue To Fund 'Vote No' Campaign (Tenn Pro - Life Amendment)

    10/31/2014 3:26:58 PM PDT · by don-o · 3 replies
    Yes On 1 | October 31, 2014
    As expected, pro-abortion opponents of Amendment 1 continue to draw nearly all their support and funding from the abortion industry itself. Based on disclosures filed through October 25, the 'Vote No' campaign shows just 198 individual donors statewide contributing more than $100 each. In contrast, 16 abortion facilities in Tennessee and across the country contributed a total $3.5 million dollars of $4.0 million reported raised. Additionally, ACLU of Tennessee and New York contributed $200,000. $854,240 Planned Parenthood of Memphis $800,000 Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest $749,500 Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee $275,000 Planned Parenthood of Orange &...
  • Bowie Coal Mine In Colorado Lays Off 150 Workers

    10/30/2014 10:29:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    KVNF ^ | October 30, 2014
    Bowie Resource Partners says it has eliminated 150 jobs at the Bowie #2 coal mine near Paonia. ... Last year the shutdown of another mine in the region caused nearly 300 people to lose their jobs. That coal mine is in Somerset. In the release, Bowie says it will provide the 150 laid off workers with 60 days of wages and benefits.
  • School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists [Tennessee]

    10/28/2014 6:55:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 27, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The mother of an eight-year-old wants to know why a Tennessee school teacher gave her child a handout from the Nation of Islam that portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as being racists. Sommer Bauer tells me her son was given The Nation of Islam handout at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton. The handout asked “What does it take to be on Mount Rushmore?" The handout then explains that George Washington hailed from Virginia, a “prime breeder of black people.” Of Theodore Roosevelt, it was alleged he called Africans “ape-like.” There were also disparaging remarks made of Thomas Jefferson...
  • School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists

    10/27/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 27 | Todd Starnes
    The mother of an eight-year-old wants to know why a Tennessee school teacher gave her child a handout from the Nation of Islam that portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as being racists. Sommer Bauer tells me her son was given The Nation of Islam handout at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton. The handout asked “What does it take to be on Mount Rushmore?" The handout then explains that George Washington hailed from Virginia, a “prime breeder of black people.” Of Theodore Roosevelt, it was alleged he called Africans “ape-like.” There were also disparaging remarks made of Thomas Jefferson...
  • Suspicion hangs over death of U.S. journalist in Turkey

    10/27/2014 5:45:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    WND ^ | October 26, 2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    Threatened days before car crash for her reporting on ISIS. The death of an American journalist who worked in the Middle East has come under suspicion because she had claimed days before her death that the Turkish intelligence services had threatened her over her coverage of the siege of the Syrian city of Kobani. Serena Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, was a journalist for Iran’s state-owned Press TV. She was killed in a car crash in the city of Suruc after she reportedly collided with a “heavy vehicle.” She was in a rental car returning from her assignment...
  • Squadrons form for voter ID fight

    10/27/2014 12:04:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10-25-14 | Christina Marcos
    Liberal and conservative groups are mobilizing armies of poll watchers to battle over the enforcement of voter ID laws on Election Day. The Democratic Party has more to lose if turnout is low on Nov. 4. Liberals want to ensure that the young, black and Latino voters who form a key part of the party’s electoral base are not kept from the polls. Conservatives insist that they just want to uphold the integrity of the electoral process by making sure that all votes cast are legitimate. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has state directors stationed across the country for its...
  • Patient being tested for Ebola in the Mid-South is resting comfortably

    10/26/2014 6:33:57 PM PDT · by null and void · 17 replies
    WREG ^ | Updated at 05:54pm, October 26, 2014 | Ashley Forest
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The patient at Methodist University Hospital that is being tested for Ebola is in isolation and is in stable condition, resting comfortably. Officials tell us the isolated area is separate from the main hospital on Methodist University Hospital Campus. A Methodist spokesperson also tells us the lab work to be tested has been sent and are waiting on results. Memphis City Mayor A C Wharton released the following statement regarding the situation: I have been briefed by officials of the Shelby County Health Department, the lead agency. I am pleased to hear that out of an abundance...
  • Patient being tested for Ebola in the Mid-South in stable condition

    10/26/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    News Channel 3, Memphis ^ | 10/26 | Ashley Forest
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A patient in the Mid-South is in isolation and being tested for Ebola at Methodist University Hospital is in stable condition. Officials tell us the isolated area is separate from the main hospital on Methodist University Hospital Campus. Methodist University Hospital released the following statement regarding the patient and the effectiveness of Methodist University employees: Our experts have an alternate primary diagnosis that has been established, but in an abundance of caution, the team is still strictly following Ebola protocols to protect all caregivers and others. We are waiting for a definitive Ebola test result which we...
  • Infant denied flu vaccine because his family has insurance (East Tennessee)

    10/24/2014 8:13:12 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Olivia Caridi
    A Bristol mother is upset after she says her baby was denied a flu vaccination, even though the health department had flu shots on the shelf. When Annie Howard took her 14-month-old son to get his flu shot last week, she ran into what she calls a big problem. "My child is being denied the vaccination outright, denied the vaccination because we have insurance. That baffles me," she says. Howard's physician ran out of the preservative-free vaccination for infants, so she made an appointment at the Sullivan County Health Department. "I called asking them if they have the infant vaccination,...
  • Lamar Alexander's new campaign ad: 'trust me' (TN/US Senate)

    10/20/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 17 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | Monday October 20, 2014 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE - In a just-released TV ad, Republican U.S. Sen Lamar Alexander is again linking Democratic opponent Gordon Ball to President Barack Obama and asks voters to "trust me." The television ad, Alexander's third, features the senator speaking directly to the camera, saying, "These are serious times, and here’s the choice. A vote for my opponent is just one more vote for Barack Obama’s agenda. "Trust me with your vote," Alexander continues. "It could mean a new Senate majority that will stand up to terrorism, secure our borders, and make it easier to find a job. And finally, we’ll begin...
  • Pro-Life Tennessee Congresswoman: Vote Yes on Amendment 1

    10/20/2014 9:06:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Steven Ertelt
    Rep. Diane Black is one of the pro-life women members of Congress who is a consistent pro-life voter and outspoken on he issue of protecting unborn babies from abortion. In a new column at the Tennessean newspaper, Black explains why it’s important for pro-life voters to support Amendment 1. The Planned Parenthood abortion business is spending heavily to stop the Amendment, who would enable the Tennessee legislature to pass legislation that would protect women and save unborn children from abortions. Here’s what this pro-life Congresswoman has to say: tennessee3From my time in Congress to my years as a nurse in...
  • Country singer Gretchen Peters worried about pro-life legislation

    10/17/2014 12:36:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 10/15/14 | Jill Stanek
    What scares me about what is happening in the mid-terms in Tennessee is that the amendment that’s on the ballot would actually not provide for abortion in the case of rape or the potential death of the mother. That is extreme…. I got some really quite ugly hate mail, but to me country music has been about adults and real life and the problems they face and I have a responsibility to stand up for the issues I believe in. ~ Country singer Gretchen Peters on the reaction from fans regarding her pro-choice stance in light of the upcoming mid-term...
  • Man who killed Opry, 'Hee Haw' star Stringbean granted parole

    10/15/2014 12:19:30 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 122 replies
    WKRN-TV Nashville ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | None Listed
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The man who killed "Hee Haw" star and Grand Ole Opry performer David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, four decades ago has been granted parole. Melissa McDonald with the Tennessee Board of Parole told News 2 the board voted Wednesday morning to grant John Brown parole. Brown has served 40 years of his 198-year sentence for killing the Akemans in 1973 as they returned to their home following a performance at the Opry.
  • All eyes are on Tennessee

    10/15/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Susan Allen
    All eyes are on Tennessee. Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, Music City USA, home of Elvis Presley, Beale Street, the buckle of the Bible belt, and the Great Smokey Mountains. Now it has another moniker…abortion destination of the Southeast. Tennessee ranks as the third state nationally for out of state women coming to get their abortions. This occurred because the ACLU and Planned Parenthood sued the people of Tennessee in a lawsuit known as Planned Parenthood vs. Sundquidst. Planned Parenthood sued to remove three regulations around abortion that had been voted into place by bi-partisan legislators. These were...
  • Signs banning guns taken down at Loudon County government office building

    10/15/2014 9:12:11 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    6ABC WATE ^ | 10-14-14 | Laura Halm
    Loudon County commissioners voted 10 to zero Monday night to take down warning signs that prohibit firearms inside the county's office building. This idea was pitched by recently elected Loudon County Mayor Rollen "Buddy" Bradshaw, who says this move is all about safety. The signs were taken down Tuesday morning only at the county office building off River Road. Mayor Bradshaw says the ban on guns inside county offices was outdated. "What the gun signs in effect did was disarm a law abiding citizen, and I didn't feel comfortable being a part of that," said Mayor Bradshaw. "I think this...
  • Truck containing 36,000 pounds of Crisco stolen

    10/13/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 93 replies
    A.P ^ | October 13 2014 | No Attribution
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A truck containing 18 tons of Crisco sticks headed to a grocery store chain distribution center was stolen in a Florida city. St. Petersburg Police say that a tractor-trailer containing the 36,000 pounds of vegetable shortening was snatched Sunday morning.
  • Kroger attack suspect was shouting ‘point ‘em, out knock ‘em out,' witness says

    10/13/2014 2:22:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | October 13, 2014 | Samantha Bryson
    Some of the teens who were involved a mob-style attack in the parking lot of an east Memphis Kroger last month were shouting “point ‘em out, knock ‘em out,” as they charged the store, according to a witness who testified in court Monday. Dominik Mosby, 17, told a General Sessions judge the shouting began after the group of about 50 kids left Cici’s Pizza and poured into the parking lot at Poplar Plaza, where it looked like a fight was going to break out among them. “Then someone yelled ‘point ‘em out, knock ‘em out,’” Mosby said. “They ran to...