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Franklin Mayor Ken Moore Considering Joining Race for U.S. Rep. Blackburn’s Seat

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore is considering running for the congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-7) to run for Senate. Moore said Wednesday it is a difficult decision because he loves his job as mayor, Franklin Home Page reports. He said he would continue to serve as mayor while campaigning….

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Metro Nashville Airport Authority Fires CEO Rob Wigington

The Metro Nashville Airport Authority on Wednesday fired its CEO for leading a “culture of secrecy and concealment.” Rob Wigington, who went on medical leave in July, will not receive a severance package because he was fired with cause, reports the Nashville Business Journal. The vote to remove Wigington was unanimous….

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Former President George W. Bush Issues ‘Sharp Denunciation of Trumpism’

Former president George W. Bush issued a sharp if veiled denunciation of Trumpism on Thursday, warning that bigotry, white supremacy and falsehoods are coarsening the national tone and threatening American democracy. “Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” Bush said in a speech…

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John Rose Touts Fundraising for His Congressional Campaign, Helped Some by Haslam Family and Democrats

John Rose on Thursday touted his campaign’s first quarter of fundraising, noting that he has more than four times the resources of State Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma), who is also vying for the Republican nomination for the 6th Congressional District seat. A small business owner and farmer, Rose briefly served…

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ICE Nabs Alleged Sexual Abuser After NYC Ignored Detainer

Immigration agents arrested an Indian national suspected of assault and sexual abuse after New York City jail officials released him in spite of an outstanding detention request, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said Wednesday. ICE deportation officers detained 21-year-old Gurnam Singh on Oct. 16, following at least three previous…

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Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) Endorses State Senator Mark Green for Congress’ 7th District to Replace Marsha Blackburn

  Former Pennsylvania Senator and two-time presidential hopeful Rick Santorum announced his endorsement of Dr. Mark Green for Congress Thursday. “Mark Green has been a true champion for conservative values in the State Senate, and I’m confident he’ll bring that same much-needed leadership to Washington, Senator Santorum said in a…

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Mae Beavers: ‘Wyoming Case Underlines Why Tennessee Transgender Bathroom Bill is Critically Needed’

Former State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet), who resigned from the State Senate in August to focus on her campaign for the Republican nomination for governor, says a tragic case involving a transgender man convicted yesterday of sexually assaulting a ten year old girl in a bathroom in her apartment…

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A School Named After Jefferson Davis Will Be Renamed After President Obama

A dominantly black public school in Mississippi named after Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States in the 1860s, will be renamed after former President Barrack Obama, according to a report released Wednesday. Stakeholders in the school voted earlier this month at the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees meeting…

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9-Month-Old Baby Richardson Denied Health Insurance Because Treatments Weren’t ‘Medically Necessary’

A 9-month-old baby boy was denied health insurance October 11 because the treatment for his aggressive brain tumor was deemed “not medically necessary,” according to a Wednesday report by the Daily Beast. Connor Richardson was diagnosed with Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT), and in his short life has already undergone four…

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