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Gubernatorial Candidate Mae Beavers and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett Talk Politics in East Tennessee

State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet), one of three announced candidates for the Republican nomination for governor, and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, who recently said he will be running for Congress, presumably against incumbent Rep. John J. Duncan (R-TN-02), or the U.S. Senate against Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) in…

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Libertarian Justin Amash One of Few Republicans to Oppose Sanctuary Crackdown in Congress

The House of Representatives vote to pass two immigration-enforcement bills Thursday mostly followed the partisan divide, but each had defectors on both sides. The , which would cut off grant funding to jurisdictions that thwart federal immigration officers, saw 10 members of Congress buck their party. , which would increase…

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‘Hookers for Health Care’ Organizes Against Republican Efforts to Replace Obamacare

Republican efforts to replace former President Obama’s signature piece of legislation have a new group of activists pitted against them: prostitutes. Nevada’s licensed prostitutes have organized a hundred-strong coalition called “Hookers for Health Care” to influence America’s national health care debate. Leader Alice Little of Carson City’s Sagebrush Ranch brothel…

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Secretary of Defense James Mattis Delays Transgender in Military

Defense Secretary James Mattis has delayed allowing transgender people to join the military until Jan. 1, 2108 at the earliest, the Pentagon announced Friday night. In a statement, chief spokes person Dana W. White said Mr. Mattis was following a recommendation from the military branches. In an explanation that indicates…

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Trump Choice to Lead DOJ’s Civil Rights Division Draws Ire of Liberals

Tennessee Star

The White House nominated Washington labor lawyer Eric Dreiband as an assistant attorney general to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division – a choice eliciting anger from liberal advocacy groups. Organizations like the ACLU and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, which is headed by Mr. Dreiband’s…

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Conexion Americas Community Event in Nashville Focused on Progressive Activism And Food From Randy Boyd Funded Kitchen Incubator

Tennessee Star

  NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Michael Gilbert has worked in the restaurant industry for 15 years, but he’s only had his own business for about a year. The South Carolina native turned to Conexión Américas for help in getting his food truck off the ground. He is a member of the…

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