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  • Nashville Mayor Megan Barry admits affair with former head of security

    ClarksvilleNOW / Local / News / Nashville Mayor Megan Barry admits affair with former head of security Nashville Mayor Megan Barry admits affair with former head of security /Courtesy: WKRN 3 hours ago by ClarksvilleNow.com Facebook Twitter LinkedIn NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Mayor Megan Barry admitted Wednesday to having an extramarital affair with her former head of security, according to WKRN News 2. In a prepared statement, Barry writes, “I accept full responsibility for the pain I have caused my family and his.” The mayor goes on to apologize to her husband Bruce, “who has stood by me in my...
  • TBI to Investigate Liberal Nashville Mayor Megan Berry after affair announced

    02/01/2018 2:41:39 PM PST · by GoreFreeTN · 14 replies
    WSMV Channel 4 website ^ | 2/1/2018 | WSMV
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - District Attorney General Glenn Funk has asked the TBI to investigate whether Nashville Mayor Megan Barry or others violated any criminal law, according to a statement from the D.A.’s office.Funk has asked TBI Director Mark Gwyn to investigate whether Barry and/or others, including Sgt. Rob Forrest, violated any criminal law including misappropriation of public funds and official misconduct. On Thursday afternoon, Barry released a statement regarding the TBI investigation: “Earlier this morning, I spoke with General Funk and he informed me that he would be requesting a TBI investigation that could answer questions of legality in...
  • Nashville mayor scandal: Nude photos found in emails

    02/23/2018 4:49:55 AM PST · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    MSN/ CNN ^ | February 22, 2018
    Newly discovered nude cell phone photos may be evidence Nashville's mayor and her former security chief were having an affair while he was being paid to be her bodyguard, authorities say in court documents disclosed Thursday. In filing affidavits for search warrants, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Rob Forrest used a work phone to take two photos while on duty. Investigators say evidence points to the possibility that crimes -- official misconduct and theft of property -- occurred.
  • Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

    11/25/2016 4:11:06 PM PST · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 17, 2016 | Avery Thompson
    Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Another Poll Shows Marsha Blackburn with Big Lead Over Bob Corker...

    02/21/2018 4:56:14 AM PST · by upchuck · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Full Title: EXCLUSIVE: Another Poll Shows Marsha Blackburn with Big Lead Over Bob Corker Among Tennessee GOP Primary Voters Another recent poll obtained by Breitbart News shows that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) has a big lead over Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) among Tennessee Republican primary voters. The poll, conducted by Ragnar Research Associates for American Future Fund Political Action, shows Blackburn has a commanding 19 point lead, 48 percent to 29 percent, over Corker in a potential head-to-head matchup for the August 2018 GOP U.S. Senate primary in Tennessee. The poll was conducted between February 14 and February 19 of...
  • Blackburn: My Senate Run Is Irrevocable and I'll Beat Corker If He Changes His Mind

    02/19/2018 8:39:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    There may be rumblings that Sen. Bob Corker may not retire after all, but that doesn’t faze Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who’s staying in the race regardless of what he decides. More than that, however, she’s confident about her prospects of winning. “I am running, and I’m going to win,” the congresswoman told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday. “I think what Tennesseans want to see, Hugh, is a true conservative in the U.S. Senate. They want to see somebody there that is going to back Donald Trump and his agenda.” Politico recently reported that Corker is “listening” to...
  • Poll: Marsha Blackburn Clobbers Bob Corker, 49 to 26, Among Tennessee GOP Primary Voters

    02/15/2018 3:45:34 PM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 15, 2018
    A new poll of likely Tennessee Republican primary voters from the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) shows that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) clobbers Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) by 23 points, 49 percent to 26 percent, in a three person GOP matchup in which former Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN-08) garners only nine percent of the vote.
  • The Republican Woman Aiming for Bob Corker’s Senate Seat Just Got a Key Endorsement

    02/14/2018 1:37:58 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-14-18 | Haris Alic
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.), who is vying for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) in the Senate, received a big endorsement Tuesday from the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List. Susan B. Anthony List, which was founded in the 1990s, is an organization composed of 333,000 advocates who help elect pro-life men and women to Congress. The organization's goal is to reduce the number of abortions performed nationwide and ensure that pro-life voices are included in public discourse. SBA specifically listed Blackburn's pro-life record and her willingness to defund Planned Parenthood after the Center for Medical...
  • Sen. Bob Corker's second thoughts on retiring

    02/12/2018 2:14:23 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Cnn.com ^ | 2/11/18 | John King and Rebecca Schatz
    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has had conversations with a few colleagues in recent days about whether he should reconsider his decision to leave Congress and not seek re-election this year, GOP sources tell CNN. Whether it is a serious reconsideration, or just chatter with colleagues is the subject of some disagreement. There are also conflicting accounts of whether Corker has initiated the conversations, or whether he has had them with colleagues who are pushing him to think again. But several sources say the issue has come up in recent conversations Corker has had with fellow Tennessean Sen. Lamar Alexander and...
  • David Kernell, Sarah Palin's Hacker, Dies at 30 [TR]

    02/09/2018 9:28:56 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 66 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 09 FEBRUARY 2018 | NEWSMAX
    David Kernell, best known for hacking into Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo account during the 2008 presidential campaign, has died from complications of multiple sclerosis. After being sentenced to a year in prison he got his life back on track, by most accounts. Kernell, 30, was a student at the University of Tennessee 10 years ago when he successfully guessed Palin's security answers, which allowed him to change the password and get access to the Yahoo account, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported while confirming his death last week in California through family members.
  • Uniformed officer asked to leave 'gun-free' Outback Steakhouse because of service weapon

    02/06/2018 6:51:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 132 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/5/18 | Alexandra Deabler
    A uniformed officer carrying his service weapon was asked to leave an Outback Steakhouse restaurant because it is a designated “gun-free zone.” Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officer Andrew Ward went to Outback Steakhouse to have dinner with his wife Friday evening, he wrote in a public Facebook post.Ward said in the post that a manager approached him and requested that he put his gun in his truck. Ward told the manager that he could not because he was in uniform and had to have his weapon on his person. The manager left to make a call, Ward writes, and then...
  • Sheriff's Disturbing Comments Caught On Body Cam

    02/05/2018 4:51:38 PM PST · by JP1201 · 124 replies
    SPARTA, Tenn. - Body camera video from the aftermath of a deadly officer-involved shooting has raised new questions about what happened. Video obtained by NewsChannel 5 Investigates shows the White County Sheriff discussing his order to use deadly force with another deputy. Sheriff Oddie Shoupe did not realize he was being recorded after the shooting by a body camera that another deputy put in the back of a patrol car. What it caught the sheriff saying is now at the center of a federal lawsuit.
  • The GOP’s Coming Obamacare Capitulation

    02/05/2018 10:51:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NRO (I know, but this one might be worth it) ^ | 2/5/18 | Doug Badger, Marie Fishpaw & Michael Needham
    If conservatives don’t coalesce behind a new repeal plan soon soon, they will find themselves bystanders as their Republican colleagues link arms with Democrats. ... a concoction of two bills. The first, championed by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D., Wash.), would appropriate cost-sharing-reduction payments to insurers. The second, sponsored by Sens. Susan Collins (R., Maine) and Bill Nelson (D., Fla.), would give insurers an additional $10 billion (and perhaps more) in federal cash.
  • Pro-Israel Groups Call on Feds to Pull Funding from Anti-Israel Middle East Programs

    02/02/2018 6:52:58 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 4 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Rachel Frommer February 1, 2018 | Rachel Frommer February 1, 2018
    Letter says programs 'being misused to promote biased, one-sided, anti-Israel' views Fourteen advocacy organizations are calling for federal funding to Middle East studies centers to be pulled if the programs do not end their anti-Israel and anti-American "indoctrination." The letter to the Senate HELP Committee charge that the 16 Middle East studies centers receiving funding under Title VI of the Higher Education Opportunities Act are "being misused to promote biased, one-sided, and anti-Israel programming," in violation of a requirement for the programs to "reflect diverse perspectives and a wide range of views." Title VI funding was rolled out in 1958,...
  • Here Are Three Democrats Who Will Lose U.S. Senate Races In 2018

    01/21/2018 3:21:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2018 | Guy Short
    Believe it or not, the 2018 election is only months away. And while talking heads and media elites focus exclusively on Republican election challenges, the electoral map is chock-full of vulnerable Democratic candidates running in Trump territory. Here are the top Democrats poised for 2018 defeat: 1. Sen. Claire McCaskill (Democrat, Missouri) The definition of a corrupt career politician, Sen. McCaskill is a personification of the Washington swamp and the Democratic Party’s most vulnerable incumbent. Who can forget her failure to pay $287,000 in property taxes on a private plane? Or using $40 million in government subsidies to boost her...
  • GOP Senators Send Trump ‘Amnesty-Or-Shutdown’ Threat

    01/18/2018 6:47:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 241 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Pro-amnesty GOP Senators are working hand-in-glove with Democrats to block a government budget until President Donald Trump agrees to break his campaign promise and his presidency by amnestying millions of wage-lowering illegal immigrants. The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
  • 2 Tennessee Republicans introduce medical marijuana bill

    01/18/2018 2:11:19 PM PST · by JP1201 · 24 replies
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to make medical marijuana legal in Tennessee, but only in oil-based products.</p> <p>Sen. Steve Dickerson of Nashville and Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby announced the bill's filing Thursday amid wide support for medical marijuana in state polls.</p>
  • Feds to announce indictments in 'significant criminal matter'

    01/18/2018 7:47:10 AM PST · by JP1201 · 78 replies
    Federal authorities are expected to announce indictments in a "significant criminal matter" on Thursday. U.S. Attorney Don Cochran will be holding a news conference at noon at the Federal Courthouse annex. Senior leadership from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies will also be in attendance. News 4 will be live streaming the news conference.
  • Trump Touts Tax Cuts to Farmers Amid Immigration, Trade Concerns

    01/08/2018 11:39:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    newsmax ^ | Jan 08, 2018 | Associated Press via Newsmax
    Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation's heartland. "Those towers are going to go up and you're going to have great, great broadband," Trump told the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation. "Farm country is God's country," he declared. Trump became the first president in a quarter-century to address the federation's convention, using the trip to Nashville as a backdrop for a White House report that included proposals...
  • (Video) President Trump speech in Nashville, TN. today

    01/08/2018 8:17:19 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/8/2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    January 8, 2018. Farm Bureau Federation's 99th Annual.