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  • Lawsuit alleges Tennessee has 'hostile sexual environment' (University of Tennessee)

    02/09/2016 6:19:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:08 PM EST | Steve Megargee
    A lawsuit filed by a group of women alleges that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX regulations and created a "hostile sexual environment" through a policy of indifference toward assaults by student-athletes. The federal suit filed Tuesday in Nashville states Tennessee's policies made students more vulnerable to sexual assault and says that the school had a "clearly unreasonable response" after incidents that caused the women making complaints to endure additional harassment. The suit also states the university interfered with the disciplinary process to favor male athletes. [...] The suit was filed by David Randolph Smith, a lawyer representing...
  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics' (Convention of States)

    02/04/2016 3:45:59 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about limits to federal power — what one supporter touted as the "atomic bomb of politics." The resolution sponsored by Republican Rep. Sheila Butt of Columbia passed on a 59-31 vote in the House. The Senate previously voted 23-5 in favor of the measure. The governor does not have veto power over resolutions passed by the Tennessee General Assembly. Tennessee joins Alabama, Alaska, Florida and Georgia in approving the measure. A total of 34 states would need to pass...
  • Trump's Boeing diverted to Nashville due to engine trouble

    02/04/2016 7:48:23 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 11:47 PM ET, Wed February 3, 2016 | Rene Marsh and Kristen Holmes, CNN
    (CNN)—The pilot for Donald Trump's private jet was forced to divert to Nashville international airport Wednesday afternoon. The Federal Aviation Administration says the presidential candidate's Boeing 757 had to make the emergency landing after reporting engine problems. Trump was en route to Little Rock, Arkansas for a campaign event when his plane was diverted. The 757 landed safely at Nashville International airport. Trump eventually made it to the Arkansas campaign event, albeit nearly two hours late.
  • Cruz has 'strongest ground game' in Tennessee, campaign director says

    02/02/2016 4:27:50 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 110 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | February 2, 2016 | Staff Report
    NASHVILLE -- Fresh off GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's Monday night victory in Iowa's caucuses, the head of U.S. Sen. Cruz's Tennessee campaign says it has the "strongest ground game" going in the Volunteer State. The campaign also sought to provide new momentum here by announcing an additional nine Tennessee legislators who are endorsing the Texas Republican, bringing the total legislative endorsements to 18. That's "10 more legislators than the next closest GOP candidate," Stephen Siao, Cruz state director, said in an email to reporters. We will also announce a county chair for each of TN's 95 counties, which no...
  • Three candidates vying for Rep. Fincher’s congressional seat (TN)

    02/01/2016 5:39:32 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    WREG Channel 3 News ^ | Febuary 1, 2016 | Eryn Taylor
    Since the announcement, several leaders have come forward saying they would be interested in taking the lawmaker’s seat in Congress including Former U.S. Attorney David Kustoff, Doctor George Flinn and current state Senator Brian Kelsey of Germantown.
  • Trump leads Cruz among Tennessee Republican voters, but many still undecided

    01/28/2016 1:56:30 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 11 replies
    Middle Tennessee State Univ ^ | 1/28/16 | Ken Blake
    Tennessee`s Republican primary is down to a race between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, with Trump holding an advantage but many party voters still undecided, the latest MTSU Poll shows. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders, but her statewide disapproval ratings are the highest of any top candidate on either ticket.
  • TN Senator Pushes Bill to Hold Businesses Liable for Injuries in Gun-Free Zones

    01/25/2016 2:46:08 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    TN Senator Pushes Bill to Hold Businesses Liable for Injuries in Gun-Free Zones by AWR Hawkins 18 Jan 2016 Tennessee state Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) is pushing a bill to allow victims harmed in gun-free zones to sue those who instituted the zones if they can show they otherwise would have been armed for self-defense. According to The Tennessean, Gresham's bill allows "any Tennessean with a valid gun permit to sue a property owner in the event of injury or death provided the incident occurred while in a gun-free zone." Senate Bill 1736 helps business owners understand that by banning...
  • Tennessee Bill creates owner liability for safety in gun-free zones

    01/23/2016 4:12:11 PM PST · by aimhigh · 42 replies
    Tennessee General Assembly ^ | 01/15/2016 | Representative Faison
    This legislation creates owner liability for gun owners who get victimized in a gun free zone. (b) Any person or entity authorized to post property pursuant to § 39-17-1359 who elects, pursuant to that authority, to prohibit the possession of firearms by a person authorized to carry a handgun pursuant to § 39-17-1351, thereby assumes absolute custodial responsibility for the safety and defense of the permit holder while on the posted property and while on any property the permit holder is required to traverse in order to travel to and from the location where the permit holder's firearm is stored....
  • Rape of a basketball player, accusations of abuse and bullying tear apart a Tenn. high school

    01/22/2016 8:24:52 AM PST · by NRx · 97 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01-22-2016 | Sarah Kaplan
    First they heard the screams. Karl Williams, the assistant coach for the Ooltewah High School basketball team, hurried downstairs to the rooms where the 14 teenage players were staying for the duration of their four day tournament in Gatlinburg, Tenn. There he found a 15-year-old freshman player covered in blood, urine and feces, Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston told ESPN. Two sophomore players were holding the boy down, while a third teammate, a senior, shoved a pool cue up his rectum. The freshman was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery to repair his bladder and colon, which...
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people – or roughly one in every four...
  • House panel rejects bill blocking gay marriage in Tennessee

    01/20/2016 4:39:51 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    WSMV ^ | 01/20/2016 | Erik Schelzig
    A bill seeking to block the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling in Tennessee has been defeated in a subcommittee of the state House over concerns about nullifying federal rulings. The five-member panel defeated the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Mark Pody on a voice vote on Wednesday. Republican Rep. Mike Carter of Chattanooga said that while he disagrees with the high court's ruling, he considered the bill to turn back the ruling a step too far. In Carter's words: "I equate nullification with anarchy."
  • Black Caucus: Whites Not Allowed [Flashback 2007, Al Sharpton Didn't Protest Racists]

    01/20/2016 6:58:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    politico ^ | 1/22/07 | JOSEPHINE HEARN
    As a white liberal running in a majority African American district, Tennessee Democrat Stephen I. Cohen made a novel pledge on the campaign trail last year: If elected, he would seek to become the first white member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Now that he's a freshman in Congress, Cohen has changed his plans. He said he has dropped his bid after several current and former caucus members made it clear to him that whites need not apply.
  • Police search Tennessee woods for missing 2-year-old

    01/18/2016 8:46:07 AM PST · by heartwood · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/17/2016
    missing 2-year-old Published January 17, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre435 Email Print NOW PLAYING Stunning photo of cross in sunrise goes viral Never autoplay videos The search for a 2-year-old boy missing in the Tennessee woods resumed Sunday with volunteer search teams comprised of only law enforcement members. Noah Chamberlin, of Pinson, disappeared Thursday afternoon and has not been found despite a massive search. “We have total faith we’re going to find Noah and bring him home safe,” Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver said Saturday, WBBJ-TV reported. He does not believe the boy’s disappearance was the result of foul play....
  • Republicans Have Overestimated the Conservatism of the Base

    01/16/2016 11:40:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    live in Donald Trump country. Maury County, Tenn. — like much of the South — was dominated by the Democratic party until just a few short years ago. Tennessee’s legislature didn’t flip red until 2008, and my own legislative district in my own “conservative” county was blue until 2010. Tennessee didn’t change dramatically between 2004 (when Democrats were in total control of state government) and 2011 (when control flipped to Republicans), but national politics changed. And — as Donald Trump is proving — they can change again. If there is a consistent refrain among former Democrats (and there are lots...
  • Warehouse Worker Takes Third of $1.6 Billion Powerball Pot

    01/15/2016 2:43:21 PM PST · by Cecily · 49 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A small-town warehouse supervisor turned in one of three tickets splitting the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot on Friday, and swiftly announced that he would take his money now, giving up hundreds of millions of dollars in the future. But John Robinson and his wife, Lisa, said they won't stop working and won't make any wild purchases. They'll pay off their mortgage and their daughter's student loans, but have no desire to move from their small, gray, one-story house into a luxurious compound somewhere.
  • US Jewish philanthropist bought winning Powerball ticket for employee

    01/14/2016 3:56:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/14/16 | staff
    One of the three winners of the record-breaking Powerball lottery jackpot in the United States became wealthy overnight thanks to the generosity of her boss, one of the American Jewish community’s leading philanthropists. Shlomo Rechnitz, a health care magnate who owns 80 assisted living facilities throughout California, purchased nearly 18,000 lottery tickets for all of his employees, one of which happened to contain the winning numbers. The unprecedented $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will be divided among three winning tickets purchased in Tennessee, California and Florida. Each ticket is worth $528.8 million, lottery officials said in California, one of 44 states...
  • 207 members of Congress file amicus brief on behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor

    01/13/2016 1:09:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 13, 2016 | Rebecca Downs
    Speaker Paul Ryan invited the Little Sisters of the Poor to join him as his guests for the State of the Union. But that’s not the only way in which they’re getting a helping hand from Congress. The office of Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) issued a press release with a link to a bipartisan amicus brief signed by 207 members of Congress in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor. The amicus brief was sent to the Supreme Court in support of the Catholic group and other non-profit organizations in the upcoming case of Zubik vs. Burwell. Such groups...
  • Man called ‘white boy’ before brutal attack in South Memphis

    01/12/2016 3:31:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WREG-TV ^ | January 11, 2016 | Michael Quander
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A 23-year-old, Graham Patton, has both eyes blacked out, his nose swollen and bandages all over his face following an attack in South Memphis. "I mean he doesn't even look like the same person at all," Neysa Anderson, the victim's stepsister, said. Police said the attack happened on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Pendleton Pines Apartments near Pendleton and Ketchum. According to officers, Patton took a walk outside around 11 p.m. when two men he did not know came out of nowhere. "Something along the lines of 'hey white boy what are you doing around here? You're...
  • Senate rejects Paul's Audit the Fed push

    01/12/2016 1:54:33 PM PST · by SouthReb · 24 replies
    "The Senate on Tuesday rejected Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) controversial proposal to audit the Federal Reserve, turning aside a bill that has drawn the ire of the business community and the White House. The Senate voted 53-44 on taking up the presidential hopeful’s Audit the Fed measure. Sixty votes were needed to move forward. Paul won some bipartisan support for the legislation, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), another presidential candidate, voting in favor. Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.) backed the bill as well. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is also running for president, supported moving forward with Paul's legislation, while...
  • ‘No Extinctions’: Polar Bears Survived Periods When The Arctic Had No Ice(DOH!)

    01/11/2016 10:40:34 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/11/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore shocked Americans in "An Inconvenient Truth" when he said polar bears were drowning because global warming was melting Arctic sea ice, but now a new study shows that polar bears did just fine even when there was no ice covering the Arctic. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks released a study claiming the "stratigraphic record of the last 1.5 (million years) indicates that no marine species' extinction events occurred despite major climate oscillations," including periods where the Arctic was completely ice-free in summertime. "Some species thought to be...
  • Beyond Iowa, Cruz Betting Heavily on the South

    01/11/2016 7:52:23 AM PST · by Isara · 87 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz arrived Jan. 4 at the first stop on a six-day tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was set to visit 28 counties by bus. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) WASHINGTON — In the more than 200 events he's held since launching his campaign for the White House 10 months ago, Ted Cruz has tested out an unorthodox strategy, one that could rewrite the rules of Republican presidential politics.Since the Texas senator declared his candidacy in March, 40 percent of his public events have taken place in Iowa, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of his travel schedule as of Saturday. But...
  • Bjrn Lomborg: Mr. Gore, Your Solution to Global Warming Is Wrong

    07/22/2009 10:59:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 804+ views
    Esquire ^ | August 2009 | Bjrn Lomborg
    The plan we are most likely to adopt to address climate change will cost far too much and do next to nothing. The fight over the science of warming is over, yes. But the debate over the solution to global warming hasn't even begun. I. A False Choice On a family visit to Kenya long before he became president of the United States, Barack Obama declared that he wanted to go on safari. His Kenyan half sister, Auma, chided him for being a neocolonialist."Why should all that land be set aside for tourists," she asked, "when it could be used...
  • Senate chairman demands Department of Ed give a legal reason for dumping due process

    01/08/2016 4:04:49 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    The College Fix - Lynn University ^ | January 8, 2016 | Peter Maxwell
    Overwhelming consensus' that Office for Civil Rights is treating its guidance as binding. Arne Duncan's temporary replacement isn't getting a honeymoon from the chairman of a Senate subcommittee, who is upset about the Department of Education's machinations against colleges. Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma is demanding answers from acting Secretary of Education John King about the authority of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to force colleges to strip students of their right to due process. Lankford isn't the first senator to raise the question of whether OCR's methods - issuing "Dear Colleague" letters that purport to explain existing...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • Tennessee representative tells President Obama to 'shove it'

    01/05/2016 11:47:16 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 19 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | January 5, 2016 | Shawn Palk
    Tennessee State Representative Andy Holt sent a letter to President Obama today, telling him to "take your gun control and shove it." The aggressive statement comes just after the president's announcement that he will take executive action to tighten restrictions on gun purchases by implementing more thorough background checks. Holt, of District 76, cited James Madison's Federalist Paper #46. In it the founding father said that states have the power to oppose the federal government through legislation. He referenced, for example, HB1341, a policy that bars the State from supporting the enforcement of federal gun control measures. Holt said the...
  • Report From Lima Climate Conference: Al Gore Preaches Hellfire and Redemption

    12/11/2014 7:12:37 AM PST · by shove_it · 13 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 11 Dec 2014 | MYRON EBELL
    ~snip~ The former U. S. Vice President arrived early, but did not start speaking until 1:30. That may be because there werent many people in the very large room. By the time he began to speak, perhaps half the seats were occupied. More people came as he continued talking. At the end, he got a polite round of applause. Such are the indignities of being a former movie star. Gores talk was an update of the slide-show immortalized in the sci-fi classic, An Inconvenient Truth. But not an update that replaces its numerous false and misleading claims. For instance, Gores...
  • Countdown to Gorepocalypse

    01/03/2016 8:14:32 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/3/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    That's it. Three weeks from tomorrow, it is all over for us, because CO2 emission have continued to grow. Watts deploys the scientific data showing that the Gorepocalypse is not developing in surface temperatures, killer storms, and the other indicia of doom.
  • 24 days to Al Gore's '10 years to save the planet' ...deadline

    01/02/2016 10:40:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 1/2/16 | Anthony Watts
    On January 25th, 2006, while at the Sundance film festival, screening "An Inconvenient Truth", Al Gore said this as chronicled in an article by CBS News:... unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return, Gore said. He sees the situation as "a true planetary emergency."Well, the 10 years are about up, by now, warming should have reached "planetary emergency levels" Let’s look at the data:
  • Humanity must change to avert climate disaster: Al Gore

    12/03/2015 10:29:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/15 | AFP
    Le Bourget (France) (AFP) - Nobel laureate Al Gore said at the Paris climate summit on Thursday that humanity must change how it lives, travels and grows food in order to avert global warming catastrophe. "Do we really have to change the energy and transportation and agriculture and forestry systems in the world and shift to a low-carbon pattern?" the former US vice president asked in a speech. "The answer is 'Yes'... because now the answer is coming from nature itself," he said. Gore pointed to a string of extreme droughts, record-breaking downpours and high tides, along with melting Arctic...
  • Global Warming Activists Don’t Like When Someone Follows The Money

    11/04/2015 9:17:33 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 11/03/2015 | Andrew Follett
    Al Gore .. has levied his global warming activism from a net worth of $700,000 in 2000 into an estimated net worth of $172.5 million by 2015. He is not alone in his financial endeavor. Funding of science, in this particular case, climate change science, is dominated by the federal government. We assert that this will cause recipients of [government] grants to publish findings that are in-line with government policy preferences (i.e., do not bite the hand that feeds you ... Studies that receive financial support from the public sector do not have to disclose it as a conflict of...
  • Al Gore: Optimist?

    10/27/2015 7:12:38 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/27/15 | MICHAEL GRUNWALD
    IT IS HARD to see Gore in Florida without thinking about him not winning the 2000 election by 537 votes in the Sunshine Stateor, if you prefer, one vote on the Supreme Courtto George W. Bush. You get the feeling that Gore thinks about it, too, and not just as a climate activist angry that Bush broke his campaign pledge to crack down on carbon emissions shortly after he arrived in the White House. At one point during his Climate Reality conference, while Gore was moderating a discussion about the Florida governments hostility to solar power, someone mentioned shenanigans involving...
  • U.S. Cities We Could Lose to the Sea (Algore's oceanfront mansion in cartoon)

    10/17/2015 5:37:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Historic carbon emissions have already locked in enough future sea level rise to submerge most of the homes in each of several hundred American towns and cities, according to Climate Central-led research published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The animated timeline on this page maps, year by year, how the total number of locked-in cities could climb to more than 1,500, if pollution continues unchecked through the end of the century. It also lays out an alternative timeline based on extreme carbon cuts, leading to fewer than 700 locked-in cities. You can watch threats unfold nationwide...
  • In Tennessee, Obama Sings Davy Crockett

    07/01/2015 9:23:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/15 | Charlie Spiering
    The president appears more willing to burst into song after some rave reviews for his rendition of Amazing Grace. During a conversation about Obamacare in Tennessee, President Obama took a question from a man named Davy Crockett. You dont have a beaver cap, Obama said to the man as he asked about about pushing through his application for social security. Yall remember that TV show? Actually a lot of people are too young here, he said before singing a few bars of the tune. (Video)
  • Tennessee High School Basketball Trio Charged With Raping Teammate

    12/30/2015 7:13:01 AM PST · by NRx · 52 replies
    NBC ^ | 12-30-2015 | Shamar Walters and Alexander Smith
    Three high school basketball players from Tennessee have been charged with raping and assaulting a teammate while staying in a rental cabin for a tournament, officials said late Tuesday. The male victim was hospitalized and had to undergo surgery "due to the extent of his injuries" after the Dec. 23 incident, according to local police. The three suspects and the victim were all juveniles from Ooltewah High School, in Ooltewah, Tennessee. Their basketball team was in Gatlinburg, around 100 miles to the northeast, for a tournament, Gatlinburg Police Department said in a statement.
  • Jeb Bush: "Despondent, Depressed & Angry At The World."

    12/29/2015 4:04:44 PM PST · by bkopto · 139 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | December 18, 2015 | by DCWhispers
    He was supposed to win the GOP nomination easily and just six months ago, it appeared he would do just that. He had tens of millions of donor dollars at the ready, the approval of the GOP Establishment, and a successful stint as governor of one of the most important swing states in the country. Nothing went as planned. SNIP A D.C. Whispers source painted the Bush campaign with the following colors: "He just doesn't have it and he's not a good enough politician to fake it. He's also suffering from eight years of Barack Obama faking it and voters...
  • Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

    12/28/2015 7:13:00 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia GOP'ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring's move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards, Herring said when he made the announcement last week. Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate's January...
  • Trump Holds 8 Point Lead over Cruz in Tennessee – 34-26%

    12/27/2015 4:53:35 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 52 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | 12/27/15 | Fred
    Donald Trump seems to be solidifying at least a big chunk of delegates from the South, if not outright leads. It’s important to remember that the primary isn’t until March 1st, leaving plenty of time for candidates to lose support, gain support, or drop out. The only thing I find truly interesting about this poll is Ben Carson’s relative strength. His 11% is probably too far from the 20% required to be awarded at-large delegates, but he’s polling stronger in Tennessee than almost anywhere else. Marco Rubio is right behind him though at 10%, and could eventually become the establishment...
  • Ted Cruz's colleagues don't like him. Do voters?

    12/25/2015 1:04:28 PM PST · by Isara · 113 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 25, 2015 | Alan He
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign stop at a Pizza Ranch restaurant in Newton, Iowa November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Four hours before Ted Cruz was expected to arrive at Farragut High School, Tammy Purcell exclaimed cheerily, "I want to make sure I get in there. I want to give him this birthday cupcake," she said, explaining why she was the first person in line to see Cruz. She had come at 6 a.m., wielding a cupcake in one hand and a sign reading "Happy Birthday Ted" in the other as she waited...
  • Thousand-Plus Gather For Ted Cruz In Nashville Ahead of Christmas

    12/22/2015 9:13:53 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 December, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee–An exuberant crowd of more than 1,000 supporters greeted GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% at the Rocketown entertainment center in downtown Nashville. Buoyed by a recent Quinnipiac Poll that shows Cruz has narrowed the gap behind front runner Donald Trump to just four points (28 percent to 24 percent), the junior Senator from Texas brimmed with confidence in his speech to voters in this important March 1 SEC primary state. Cruz told reporters that Donald Trump “may well be right” that it’s becoming a two man race between the two of them: I did think it...
  • Obama's Fire Sale Foreign Policy: A farewell binge of international agreements.

    12/22/2015 10:00:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/22/2015 | Claudia Rosett
    President Obama's final stretch in office -- filled, as he promised, with "interesting stuff" -- has become an extravaganza of "historic" foreign-policy deals, most of them distinguished for making common cause with despotic regimes that are less than friendly toward the United States: -- The embrace of Cuba. -- The Iran nuclear deal. -- The Paris climate agreement. -- And, enshrined just this past Friday as United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254, a grand plan in which, under the United Nations umbrella, the U.S., Russia, Iran and sundry others will all come together to produce peace and democracy by June,...
  • U.S. college prof: Christians 'filthy' in eyes of Allah [Allah vs. Yahweh]

    12/21/2015 1:44:48 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Christians are "filthy" in the sight of Allah and worthy of being looted and slaughtered "in a time of jihad," according to an American imam and professor of religious studies at a prestigious private college in Tennessee. These are words Professor Yasir Kazi now disputes he ever said. Kazi (also spelled Qadhi) is a professor of Islamic studies at Rhodes College, a four-year liberal arts college in Memphis, Tennessee. He has two master's degrees from Yale and one from the University of Medina in Saudi Arabia. He is expected to complete his doctorate soon from Yale's department of religious studies,...
  • The Music City Miracle: Nashville's Economic Miracle Roars to Life

    12/21/2015 6:48:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | 12/21/2015 | TROY SENIK
    The flight between Nashville and Los Angeles—I’ve been on it many times in recent years—is usually something of a circus. The overhead cabins fill up quickly with guitars. T-Bone Burnett, the famed record producer who has worked with everyone from Alison Krauss to Elton John to the creators of HBO’s True Detective, hovers by the gate, looking as though he was just plucked out of 1927. CeeLo Green, the flamboyant singer-songwriter and former coach on The Voice, sits in first-class, stroking a Yorkshire terrier puppy. You might catch a glimpse of one of the members of Nashville’s growing Hollywood diaspora—maybe...
  • After Killing of High School Football Star, Obama Calls for Gun Control

    12/20/2015 7:16:31 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/20/2015 | Tim Stelloh
    As Knoxville, Tennessee, continued grappling with the killing of rising high school football star Zaevion Dobson, President Barack Obama took to Twitter to repeat his call for stricter gun control laws. "Zaevion Dobson died saving three friends from getting shot," Obama wrote Sunday from Hawaii, where he arrived Friday for the holidays. "He was a hero at 15. What is our excuse for not acting?"
  • High School Football Player, 15, Killed While Shielding 3 Girls From Gunfire in Tennessee: Police

    12/19/2015 8:30:38 PM PST · by BBell · 144 replies
    http://ktla.com ^ | 12/19/15 | Ashley Soley-Cerro
    A 15-year-old high school football player was hailed a hero after he was fatally shot as he covered three girls when a man “randomly” opened fire on a crowd in Tennessee, police said Friday.“Zaevion Dobson, a 15-year-old Fulton High School student and football player, was struck and killed after he had jumped on top of three girls to shield them from the shooters,” Knoxville police Chief David Rausch said, appearing emotional as he held back tears during a news conference.None of the three girls were injured, according to a GoFundMe page for Dobson, that said he was “our hero.”Thursday’s deadly...
  • Why Beretta is moving its gun factory to Tennessee (from MD)

    12/19/2015 6:04:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | December 18, 2015 | Aaron Smith
    Beretta USA says Maryland's tough new gun laws are the reason it's moving its factory to gun-friendly Tennessee. The American subsidiary of the 500-year-old Italian company has had a factory in Accokeek, Maryland since the 1970s. The company has manufactured the M9, the U.S. Army's standard-issue sidearm, since 1987 at that factory, which is about 20 miles south of Washington, D.C.
  • Painted Nativity Scene At Tennessee McDonald's Goes Viral

    12/18/2015 10:28:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | Trent Baker
    A McDonald’s restaurant in Tennessee is showing its Christmas spirit with a painted nativity scene that has now gone viral. On Monday, Amy Basel posted a photo of a McDonald’s located in Spring Hill, TN with a nativity scene in between the messages “His name is Jesus” and “Rejoice” painted on the windows of the storefront.
  • Navy to award Purple Hearts to Chattanooga victims

    12/17/2015 3:09:36 AM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 12/16/15 | By Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    Navy officials say they are going to award the Purple Heart to four Marines and a sailor who were killed, and a Marine who was injured when a gunman attacked a Chattanooga reserve center this past summer. US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the decision Wednesday in a news release that also noted that the FBI and Naval Criminal Investigation Service determined the attack was inspired by a foreign terrorist group. That determination was necessary to bestow the award. The Purple Hearts will go posthumously to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, Staff Sgt David Wyatt, Sgt Carson Holmquist,...
  • Chattanooga shooting a 'terror attack,' FBI Director James Comey says

    12/16/2015 10:02:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2015 | Fox/AP
    The semantic dance of whether or not to call the July mass shooting in Chattanooga a "terrorist" attack appears to be winding down. FBI Director James Comey twice called the deadly Chattanooga shooting that killed four Marines and one sailor a "terror attack" during a press conference with NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton on Wednesday. Bratton and Comey spoke after addressing the NYPD Shield Conference in New York City. "We've investigated Chattanooga as a terror attack from the beginning," Comey said. "The Chattanooga killer was inspired by a foreign terror organization. It's hard to entangle which particular source...there are lots of...
  • American Professor Instructs Students That It’s Ok To Rape and Murder Non-Muslims

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