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Early Voting in Full Swing as Reeves and Jordan Battle to Replace Jim Tracy in Tennessee’s 14th State Senate District

Early voting has begun in the March 13 special election to replace former State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville), who resigned when he was was tapped by the Trump Administration to serve in the USDA. Republican Shane Reeves is facing off against Democrat Gale Jordan. Reeves, a first-time candidate, won the Republican primary…

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Youth In Government Press Corps Produces Daily Video Newscast from Temporary HQ in New Cordell Hull Building

NASHVILLE, Tennessee–Youth In Government Press Corps video editor Chasity Chambers and video producer Amanda Nolan, along with their student team of on-air talent, are documenting the daily events at the 65th Annual Youth In Government General Assembly, a program of the Tennessee YMCA Center for Civic Engagement, at the State…

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Hot Off the Presses! Student Journalists Publish Daily Editions of Hard Copy Newspaper

NASHVILLE, Tennessee–In an era where hard copy newspapers are shrinking in size and, in many cases, disappearing from the scene entirely, the student journalists who form the Press Corps at the 65th Annual Youth In Government General Assembly held this week in Nashville are bucking the trend. Led by Press…

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Facebook FAIL: Fact-Checkers Trigger Suspension Threat Against Satire Site for ‘Fake News’ Story About CNN’s ‘Industrial Washing Mashines’

Facebook on Friday said it mistakenly threatened to demonetize a satirical website’s social networking account after one of its articles, “CNN Purchases Industrial-Sized Washing Machine To Spin News Before Publication,” was debunked by Snopes, the fact-checking site used to help counter the platform’s fake news problem.

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Judson Phillips Commentary: It Is Time to Clean the Filthy House of the IRS

On Nov. 12, 2017, one of the best things that could have happened to Washington happened. The term of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen ended. Mr. Koskinen supervised the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups. He lied to Congress. He misled Congress. He ignored subpoenas and at least tried to…

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