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Rep. Diane Black Condemns Proposed City Ordinance That Would Restrict Nashville’s Cooperation With Immigration Officials

Rep. Diane Black, who is considering running for Tennessee governor, issued a press release Tuesday strongly condemning action taken by the Metro Council to push forward a bill that would limit Nashville’s cooperation with federal immigration officials. Critics believe the bill would lead to Nashville effectively becoming a sanctuary city,…

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Group Pushes For Removal Of Confederate Statues In Memphis

A group using the hashtag #TakeEmDown901 is organizing to push for the removal of Confederate statues in Memphis, part of a trend across the South. More than 250 people attended a rally Tuesday evening at Bruce Elementary School on Bellevue Boulevard to learn more about the group’s efforts. “These statues were…

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State Rep. Judd Matheny to Grassroots Activist Group: ‘I Have Not And Will Not Compromise On Conservative Principles’

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee – State Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma), speaking to a group of about 50 grassroots activists, the majority of whom were Heritage Action Sentinels, made a statement that may best summarize his popularity with Tennessee conservatives. “I have not and will not compromise on conservative principles,” he told the…

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Metro Nashville Council Vote Moves City Closer to ‘Sanctuary’ Status

Twenty-five out of thirty-nine members present at Tuesday’s Metro Council meeting voted to pass the Mendes/Sledge ordinance forward to a third reading and final vote at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting. The ordinance will, in effect, turn Nashville into a “sanctuary city,” and set up an inevitable confrontation with…

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Williamson County Deputy Shoots Suspected Car Thief On I-65 Overpass After Man Brandishes Weapon

A man was shot and killed by a Williamson County sheriff’s deputy Tuesday morning after he brandished a weapon during a pursuit, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The man was identified Tuesday afternoon as David Bryan Creson, 40, of Franklin. Creson had an extensive criminal record, reports WKRN…

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Davidson County Republican Party Names New Chair After Previous Leader Deemed Ineligible

  Melissa Smithson has been tapped to chair the Davidson County Republican Party after former chairman Tres Whittum was found ineligible, reports the Nashville Post. Whittum, who is an analyst for state Sen. Bo Watson (R-Hixson), was elected to lead the party in February even though there were concerns about his…

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Commentary: A Bold Vision for Education

For the first time in history, children have new and different ways of acquiring and accessing, deciphering and digesting information instantly. Children are now contributors, not just copiers, of existing knowledge.

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Family Appeals Father’s Deportation, Says It Violates Their Religion

Tennessee Star

For the first time in U.S. history, attorneys for an illegal immigrant in Houston are appealing to federal religious freedom laws to annul his impending deportation. Lawyers representing Juan Rodriguez filed a lawsuit Monday on the unprecedented grounds that Rodriguez’s deportation would violate his family’s religious beliefs, specifically a Seventh…

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Congressman Tom Reed: Scott Pelley ‘Should Never Be Employed in the Media Again’ Over GOP Shooting Comments

Rep. Tom Reed said Tuesday that outgoing “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley should never work in media again over comments he made on-air following last week’s shooting attack on Republican members of Congress. “For CBS News’ Scott Pelley to describe the brutal shooting of Congressman Scalise as ‘self-inflicted’ was…

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