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  • Tennessee Legislature Votes To Ban Abortions After A Heartbeat Can Be Detected

    06/19/2020 12:04:46 PM PDT · by kevcol · 2 replies
    Abortions are expected to be prohibited in Tennessee after an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected under legislation passed early on Thursday. The bill, which passed the Senate 23-5 on a party line shortly after 12:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Tennessean, bans abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected and prohibits abortions if the doctors know that the mother is seeking an abortion based on sex, race or a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. ... The American Civil Liberties Union has promised to take the law to court. “As promised, we will see them in court,” said executive...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 3/30/2020

    03/30/2020 6:51:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/30/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Republican governors issue orders to stay home giving them a new and different name but first.... "We discussed with each other whether our rights can be taken by an order from a governor or an agency, and if they can be, what good are our rights?" Ammon Bundy spoke those words Friday following a Thursday night meeting in Emmett, Idaho in response to the "stay at home" order issued by Idaho's Republican Governor Brad Little.... In Iraq the United States has deployed two Patriot missile batteries and is expected to eventually deploy at least four.... The Saudi-led coalition staging air...
  • Tennessee governor signs anti-LGBTQ adoption bill

    01/27/2020 11:38:31 AM PST · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/24/2020 | Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has become the latest state to assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if those organizations exclude LGBTQ families and others based on religious beliefs. Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed the bill Friday without fanfare or an official announcement, making it the first law to be implemented in Tennessee this year. Previously, Lee said he endorsed the law because he believed defending religious liberty “is very important.” The Republican has often cited his Christian faith throughout his first term as governor. However, under the new law, current adoption practices in...
  • Ted Cruz Slams Tennessee Law Honoring Confederate General, KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forest

    07/13/2019 11:31:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 169 replies ^ | July 13, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Mandated by law, Saturday, July 13 is "Nathan Forrest Bedford Day" Tennessee with an annual proclamation issued by the governor each year. On Friday evening, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas slammed Governor Bill Lee for signing the announcement once again.  This is WRONG. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general & a delegate to the 1868 Democratic Convention. He was also a slave trader & the 1st Grand Wizard of the KKK. Tennessee should not have an official day (tomorrow) honoring him. Change the law.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 12, 2019 But why did he have to sign the...
  • Ted Cruz leads backlash after Tennessee gov signs proclamation honoring early KKK leader

    07/13/2019 6:16:58 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 12, 2019 Last Update 12 hrs ago | Vandana Rambaran
    Tennesse Gov. Bill Lee was under fire from Republicans and Democrats alike Friday after signing a proclamation designating Saturday, July 13 as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day, a state "day of special observance" honoring a Confederate general and early leader of the Klu Klux Klan. "I signed the bill because the law requires that I do that and I haven’t looked at changing that law," Lee said Thursday according to reports by the Tennessean. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tx., took to Twitter to demand that the state "change the law." "This is WRONG. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general & a...
  • For Cruz, Lee, Paul, and Palin the Password is 'Lindbergh'

    09/05/2013 2:56:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 5, 2013 | J. Robert Smith
    Ted Cruz, Bill Lee, and Rand Paul are isolationists, per Jennifer Rubin, the in-house neocon at the Washington Post. Throw in Sarah Palin, too. The senators and former governor want nothing more than two briny oceans to defend the nation from the world's predators and cutthroats. Heck, maybe they don't even want militias. Palin and the three rising conservative stars are secret America Firsters. "Lindbergh" is their password. Shhh! Hands up, guys and gal, Jennifer Rubin's outed you. It's more like Rubin tarred y'all, pinning America First buttons on your lapels all by her lonesome, to the gloating approval of...
  • Ex-Sanford police chief: Zimmerman probe 'taken away from us'

    07/10/2013 3:38:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | 10 Jul 2013 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) -- The George Zimmerman investigation was hijacked "in a number of ways" by outside forces, said the former police chief of Sanford, Florida. Bill Lee, who testified Monday in Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial, told CNN's George Howell in an exclusive interview that he felt pressure from city officials to arrest Zimmerman to placate the public rather than as a matter of justice. "It was (relayed) to me that they just wanted an arrest. They didn't care if it got dismissed later," he said. "You don't do that." When Sanford police arrived on the scene on February 26, 2012, after...
  • Florida city commission rejects police chief's resignation in Trayvon Martin case

    04/23/2012 3:50:22 PM PDT · by Justaham · 70 replies ^ | 4/23/12
    The Sanford, Florida, City Commission decided Monday not to accept the proposed resignation of its embattled police chief, who has been under fire for the handling of the investigation into Trayvon Martin's death in February. Chief Bill Lee has been on leave since March 22, a day after the commission expressed a lack of confidence in him for how he's handled the investigation. George Zimmerman, who has said he killed the 17-year-old Martin in self-defense, was not arrested after being questioned by police the night of the shooting. He was charged weeks later with second-degree murder. Earlier Monday, the city...
  • Prosecutor: Account that he, police chief opted not to arrest Martin's shooter a 'lie'

    04/02/2012 3:04:40 PM PDT · by Cboldt · 141 replies
    CNN ^ | April 2, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    An "outraged" Florida prosecutor fired back on Monday at the family of Trayvon Martin, describing as "outright lies" their account that he and a local police chief met and decided not to follow a detective's advice and arrest the teenager's killer. ... In the letter delivered Monday, the Martin family said that a Sanford police detective "filed an affidavit stating that he did not find Zimmerman's statements credible in light of the circumstances and facts surrounding the shooting." The family said Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee and State Attorney Norm Wolfinger met the night of the shooting and disregarded the...
  • Christine O'Donnell criticized by former aides

    09/17/2010 8:52:26 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 183 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/17/10 | DAVID CATANESE
    By pulling off arguably the biggest upset of the primary election season Tuesday, Christine O'Donnell shocked the Republican establishment and political pundits who didn’t think her campaign for the Delaware GOP Senate nomination had a chance. But none were more surprised then the staffers who worked for O’Donnell in 2008, when she made the second of two prior unsuccessful bids for the Senate. Continue Reading Text Size * - * + * reset Listen to this article. Powered by Listen VIDEO: O'Donnell on media Latest on POLITICO * Dean: 'I actually approve' of tea party * Pelosi keeps losing...
  • Markell Gets The Democratic Party's Nod For Governor. (De)

    09/10/2008 1:52:40 AM PDT · by Impy · 46 replies · 893+ views
    WILM ^ | September 10, 2008 | Ted Efaw
    The Democratic primary for Governor was the most hotly contested race in the state. It pitted Delaware’s Lieutenant Governor against the State Treasurer. Tuesday night, Democrats made their choice..Jack Markell. Markell thinks Delawareans, in the end, voted for him, because they believed he offered the best opportunity to move the state forward. For John Carney,it was a disappointing loss, but he says he will support the Democratic nominee in November and he urged his supporters to do the same.
  • Al Gore's Daughter Sarah Gets Married

    07/15/2007 4:45:21 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 131 replies · 10,273+ views
    People ^ | July 15, 2007 | Ulrica Wihlborg
    The youngest of Al Gore's three daughters, Sarah Gore, 28, married businessman Bill Lee in Beverly Hills on Saturday, family spokesperson Kalee Kreider confirms to PEOPLE. The wedding took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The family hosted a rehearsal dinner for 75 family and friends the previous evening at Beverly Hills' Crustacean restaurant, a longtime favorite of the Gores. Executive chef Helene An created a six-course tasting menu that included Chilean sea bass and roasted crab. "Al was the life of the party," says a source. "He and Tipper rocked on the dance floor."
  • Al Gore Has Chinese American Son

    08/03/2007 9:36:56 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 59 replies · 2,277+ views ^ | 8/3/07 | Yin-Yang with Lisa Lee
    AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH Al Gore’s youngest daughter, Sarah, doesn’t do the red carpet much — but the UCSF medical student recently walked down a different colored aisle, after bringing a cute Chinese American businessman home to mum and dad. Sarah met Bill Lee, a 36-year-old businessman, while visiting Los Angeles, and it must’ve been love at first sight because news of their engagement was a flutter ‘round the magical month of June. Meanwhile, Bill’s sibs and cousins will suffer future family get-togethers trying to top his foray into the new court.
  • 8 arrested in 1971 cop-killing tied to Black Panthers (updated)

    01/23/2007 11:58:47 AM PST · by SmithL · 42 replies · 2,004+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/23/7 | MARCUS WOHLSEN
    San Francisco -- Eight men were arrested Tuesday in the 1971 killing of a San Francisco police officer that authorities say was part of a black power group's five-year effort to attack and kill law enforcement officers in San Francisco and New York. Police said all eight are believed to be former members of the Black Liberation Army, a violent offshoot of the Black Panther Party. The Aug. 29, 1971 shooting death of Sgt. John V. Young, 51, at a San Francisco police station was one in a series of attacks by BLA members on law enforcement officials on both...
  • Bush, GOP Gov Candidate Closing Gap in Delaware

    11/01/2004 12:17:41 PM PST · by Callahan · 107 replies · 429+ views ^ | 11/1/04 | Me
    Just returned from Delaware GOP headquarters where I spoke to the Exec Director. The place was hopping with volunteers. There has not been a public poll in DE in over a month, but the latest "supermarket" poll conducted by the state party has Bush down by only a couple points. In the Governor's race, the latest internals have incumbent Ruth Anne Minner tied 49-49 with Bill Lee. This woman was previously thought to be the safest Democrat Governor in the nation. Rumor has it she is spitting mad and cursing her advisors for letting Lee close the gap. If you...