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Reince Priebus Out as President Trump’s Chief of Staff

  President Trump announced via Twitter Friday afternoon that Reince Priebus is no longer his Chief of Staff, effective immediately. I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American…. — Donald J. Trump…

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Alexander And Corker Both Vote For Failed Obamacare “Skinny Repeal” Amendment

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Tennessee’s Republican senators both voted early Friday for a health care bill amendment that would have repealed parts of Obamacare, though less dramatically than an amendment defeated earlier this week. The latest amendment, defeated by a 51-49 Senate vote, was dubbed “skinny repeal” and was sponsored by Senate Majority Leader…

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Newt to Mooch: Slow Your Roll, Learn the Job

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  Newt Gingrich leveled a heavy rebuke of the erratic and unproductively bombastic outbursts by President Trump’s new White House Communications Director Anthony “Mooch” Scaramucci Thursday, in two separate appearances with conservative talker Laura Ingraham. The first was on The Laura Ingraham Show, where he admonished the freshly-minted Communications Director to…

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Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson Proposes Sales Tax Hike To Help Fund Schools

  Williamson County is scrambling to fund its fast-growing school district, and County Mayor Rogers Anderson said this week that raising the sales tax is a way to help get the job done. Anderson made his pitch Wednesday in delivering his annual State of the County address during a Williamson, Inc….

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Lindsey Graham Warns Donald Trump on Firing Jeff Sessions: ‘There Will be Holy Hell to Pay’

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Republican senators are warning that any effort to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be met with stiff resistance – with Sen. Lindsey Graham saying Thursday that “there will be holy hell to pay” if the attorney general is pushed out. President Trump has lashed out at Mr. Sessions repeatedly…

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With Some Gains, Tennessee Schools Still Struggle To Meet Goals Of Tennessee Succeeds

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  NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Education commissioner Candice McQueen on Thursday outlined progress K-12 public schools have made toward meeting the goals of Tennessee Succeeds. McQueen spoke at the annual joint meeting of the State Board of Education and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission held in downtown Nashville. The Tennessee Succeeds…

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FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home

FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology administrator, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation. Pakistani-born Imran Awan, longtime right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the…

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