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Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Approved by State Department

The State Department finally has approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a back-and-forth process inside the federal government that lasted nearly a decade. Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon issued the presidential permit Friday morning, representing the Trump administration’s formal green-lighting of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline. Secretary…

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Chair of Tennessee Pastors Network: State Legislators ‘Turning Our School Bathrooms and Locker Rooms into Prey-Ins’

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“The Republican majority in the Tennessee legislature continues to show more allegiance to LGBT activists and the corporate interests that fear them than to the valid concerns of parents, pastors and people of faith,” Dale Walker, Chair of the Tennessee Pastors Network, tells The Tennessee Star, after a bill that “requires…

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Conservative Group Calls for Ouster of Speaker Paul Ryan After Obamacare Repeal Failure

A conservative group called for the ouster of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and the rest of the GOP leadership team Friday afternoon, just hours after they saw their Obamacare repeal effort crash and burn. David Bozell, president of ForAmerica, said Republicans had eight years to fashion a repeal bill…

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Commentary: The Gorsuch Confirmation ‘Nuclear Option’ Deal Not Even the ‘Stupid Party’ is Dumb Enough to Take

by Jeffrey A. Rendall March 25, 2017 Now that the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch are mercifully in the past attention turns to the inevitable upcoming votes on his nomination (Judiciary committee vote set for Monday, April 3 and full Senate on Friday, April 7). Naturally there’s…

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Grover Norquist Praised Chris Christie’s Gas Tax Increase in New Jersey Before He Signed Off on Haslam’s in Tennessee

Washington insider Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform, praised New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s gas tax increase in New Jersey in 2016, a year before he claimed Gov. Haslam’s gas tax increase proposal here in Tennessee is “Taxpayer Protection Pledge compliant.” In the letter he sent to Tennessee…

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Rep. Jim Jordan: ‘There Aren’t Enough Votes to Pass’ Paul Ryan’s ObamaCare Lite

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) was adamant House GOP leaders do not have enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act Thursday because “it’s just not a bill that repeals Obamacare” during an interview Wednesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” Jordan, a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus and…

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Former University of Tennessee Football Coach Lane Kiffin Accused of Fraud in Lawsuit Filed Tuesday

Florida Atlantic football coach Lane Kiffin, the university and the state of Florida are defendants in a fraud lawsuit filed Tuesday by Antonio “A.C.” Carter in Shelby County, Ala. Carter alleges that Kiffin misled him to believe he had a job on FAU’s football staff in order to leverage his…

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Potential GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Mae Beavers Promises to Repeal Gas Tax Increase If It Passes This Year and She is Elected in 2018

On Wednesday State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) wasted no time in claiming the conservative mantle as she considers a run for the Republican nomination for Governor in 2018. “Yesterday Senate and House committees advanced the Governor’s proposed tax increases on gasoline and diesel fuel towards passage. I remain adamantly…

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