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Twitter Bans Marsha Blackburn’s Campaign Announcement Video for Discussing PP Sale of Baby Body Parts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5:30pm 10/9/2017 at 5:30pm
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Heaven forbid we have a factual discussion about a government subsidized entity which was under Congressional investigation for selling baby body parts, that might be offensive! Or at least that was Twitter’s take.

Marsha Blackburn, Republican running to replace Corker’s soon to be vacated Senate seat in Tennessee found her campaign...

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Marsha Blackburn Preparing to Run for Corker’s Senate Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:30pm 10/3/2017 at 5:30pm
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The Washington Examiner has reported that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has begun preparing to run for Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) seat next year.

Corker announced he would not run for reelection in 2018, making Blackburn the most liekly successor with conservative groups rallying behind her.

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Kids Learn Activism and History at Tennessee ‘Civil Rights Camp’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 2:00pm 10/2/2017 at 2:00pm

A camp outside of Knoxville is providing a very particular kind of education:

From The Hechinger Report:

Mississippi teenagers Jashun Griffith and Trevion Williams know more than the basics about their state’s civil rights history, but they said they didn’t learn most of what they know in school.

Instead, they gleaned their knowledge of...

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Will Corker’s Retirement Make a Difference in the Senate for the GOP?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:30am 9/27/2017 at 11:30am
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The GOP received two shocks on Tuesday when Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) decided not to run for re-election in 2018 and Judge Roy Moore defeated incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in the Republican primary.

But how YUGE is Corker’s retirement? Probably not much in the long run. Plus, it looks like the...

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Memphis theater pulls epic movie Gone with the Wind

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 10:00am 8/27/2017 at 10:00am
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When the statues began being pulled down in the wake of the Charlottesville demonstration, many of us joked that films and songs featuring the Civil War would be next.

The jokes have morphed into a chilling reality. The Orpheum Theater in Memphis has pulled the iconic American film Gone with the Wind ...

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Nashville Withdraws “Sanctuary City” Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 4:00pm 7/1/2017 at 4:00pm
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Nashville’s mayor, Megan Barry (D), urged the Metro Council to reconsider its “Nashville Together” bill that would have effectively made Nashville a sanctuary city.

The problem for Barry was the Metro Director of Law’s assessment that the bill was unenforceable.  Between her urging and state-wide pushback from Republicans, the bill has...

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Some States Want to Raise Gas Tax for First Time in Decades

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/21/2017 at 1:00pm

With higher construction costs and low revenue from low pump sales, a few states have considered raising the gasoline tax in an effort to raise funds for infrastructure.

President Donald Trump has promised to put forth $1 trillion to fix infrastructure across the country, but state officials have realized they need to...

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PHOTO: Tennessee Firemen Take First Nap Since Fighting Wildfires

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:30am 12/2/2016 at 10:30am

Fireman Adam Scott Momberger took a photo of the firefighters finally catching a nap since they started battling the fires across Tennessee.

The fires have killed seven people, injured 53 people, and destroyed 700 homes. Huge rainstorms helped the firefighters on Wednesday, but now they face “some rock and mudslides.”

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Arson Suspected in Several of the Tennessee Wildfires

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:00am 12/1/2016 at 9:00am
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There are several disturbing updates to the report on the wildfires roaring through Tennessee I prepared earlier this week.

It seems that arson is suspected in more than half of the blazes that are still burning in the region.

Fire investigators said more than half of the 67 fires burning right now have...

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Wildfire Roars through Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/29/2016 at 1:00pm
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Tennessee emergency response officials are reporting that a wildfire has set 30 structures ablaze in Gatlinburg, including a 16-story hotel, and is at the edge of the famed Dollywood theme park.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says 30 structures are on fire, including a 16-story hotel on Regan Drive and the Driftwood...

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Tennessee: Man Claiming To Be a Clown Arrested

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/27/2016 at 7:00pm
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I wrote just this past weekend about a “lurking clown” being arrested in Kentucky. Here’s yet another “clown” arrest, but this time in Tennessee.  It doesn’t appear that this clown was dressed as a clown or wearing a clown mask at the time of his arrest, but it is curious given...

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Legislators Move to Defund U. of Tennessee’s Office of Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 4:15pm 4/20/2016 at 4:15pm

Tuesday, Tennessee’s General Assembly passed a bill that would defund the University of Tennesee’s Office For Diversity and Inclusion. The bill has been passed to the state Senate.

Legislators would divert funds currently allocated to the Office of Diversity, “to minority scholarships for engineering students. It would also bar the university...

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