Trump Expresses Support for Iranian Protests as Regime’s Hard-Liners Counter Opposition

President Trump voiced support Saturday for Iranians protesting in the streets against their government, saying Tehran’s oppressive regime “cannot endure forever.” “The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran’s people are what their…

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Elizabeth Warren Gets Decimated After Claiming To ‘Believe In Science’

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts responded to President Donald Trump’s Thursday tweet, in which he questioned the concept of global warming, by announcing that she ‘believes in science’ – only to be questioned relentlessly on how exactly her scientific belief applies to issues like abortion or her supposed Native…

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New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo Pardons 18 Illegal Immigrants

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mimicked California Gov. Jerry Brown’s approach to immigration Thursday, pardoning 18 convicted illegal immigrants who were facing deportation. Cuomo, a Democrat, praised himself on Twitter for his compassion, before linking to a New York Times article supporting the move. Cuomo claimed the federal government is…

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President Trump Has Fun with His Grandkids and Son Barron in Family Photos from Christmas Dinner

The picture appears to have been taken during the Trump family’s Christmas celebrations in Mar-A-Lago and features Barron posing between his two younger nephews with the presidential photobomb going on unnoticed behind them. The foursome celebrated Christmas with the whole rest of the family, including First Lady Melania Trump, Donald…

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South Korea Seizes Hong Kong-flagged Ship Suspected of Sending Oil to North Korea

South Korea’s foreign ministry says the country has seized a Hong Kong-flagged ship that transferred oil to a North Korean vessel in international waters despite United Nations Security Council sanctions. Yonhap, the South Korean news agency, reports South Korean custom officials say the Lighthouse Winmore vessel transferred “600 tons of…

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Justice Department Officials Gave Clinton More Than $381,000 in 2016 Campaign Contributions

More than 2,500 individual contributions collectively worth in excess of $381,000 were made to 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by persons who listed the Department of Justice (DOJ) as their employer, according to federal campaign data compiled by opensecrets.org. Contributions to President Donald Trump were paltry by comparison, coming…

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Barbers Making House Calls One of Many Law Changes in 2018

Barbers may make house calls starting in 2018. That’s one of at least 16 changes to the Tennessee Code Annotated as of Jan. 1. According to the Tennessee Legislature, a change to TCA Title 62 will broaden “barbers’ ability to perform services in a residence from residences of persons who are…

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Marsha Blackburn Welcomes President Trump’s Help in Her Bid to Replace Trump Antagonist Senator Bob Corker

During Representative Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN-07) appearance Thursday on CNN’s “The Lead,” she seemed to surprise guest host Dana Bash with the suggestion that President Trump would be a welcome addition to the campaign trail in Tennessee as she seeks to replace the retiring junior Senator Bob Corker. As The Tennessee Star has…

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University Offers ‘Problem of Whiteness’ Class, Again

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will reintroduce a class this spring that teaches students why being white is a bad thing. The “Problem of Whiteness” course—part of the African Cultural Studies program—makes its mission to help students “understand how whiteness is socially constructed and experienced in order to help dismantle white…

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FAKE NEWS: Obamacare Does Not Have a Record Number of Sign-Ups for 2018 Open Enrollment

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Americans signed up at record rates during the 2018 open enrollment period for former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, Adam Hodge, former Democratic National Committee communications director, said on Fox News Tuesday. About 8.8 million people signed up for 2018 health coverage on HealthCare.gov during this year’s open…

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Diane Black Will Join President Trump As He Addresses the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention

Representative Diane Black (R-TN-06) said Thursday that she will be joining President Trump in his upcoming visit to Nashville for the American Farm Bureau Federation convention, held January 6 – 10 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. In an email exchange with The Tennessee Star, America Farm Bureau…

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Secret Meeting Between Nashville Mayor’s Office, Developer, And City Councilman Sledge Raises Questions About Fort Negley Development Deal

Controversial Nashville City Council member Colby Sledge admitted in sworn testimony at a Metro Council Board of Ethical Conduct hearing earlier this month into conflict of interest complaints filed against him that he participated in a secret meeting between “a top Barry aide and two partners who would later form…

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Ten Municipal and County Mayors Endorse Dr. Mark Green for Congress

Dr. Mark Green for Congress announced Thursday that 10 municipal and county mayors – all hailing from the 7th Congressional District’s Williamson and Montgomery Counties – have endorsed the popular state Senator to replace Representative Marsha Blackburn in the U. S. House. “Having run a business based in Williamson County and as an…

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President Trump Is About To Repeal Obama-Era ‘Fracking’ Regulations

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President Donald Trump’s administration will give a belated gift to American energy producers and repeal former President Barack Obama-era regulations for hydraulic fracturing operations on federal lands. The Interior Department is expected to publish a repeal of the rule in the Federal Register on Friday, and already the oil and…

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Failed Former Governor Don Sundquist–Who Tried To Force State Income Tax on Tennesseans–‘Is Helping Randy Boyd’ In His Gubernatorial Race

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Don Sundquist, the establishment Republican who failed in his efforts to force a state income tax on Tennesseans when he served as the state’s governor between 1995 and 2003, has a new political purpose–he wants to help his “friend and neighbor” Randy Boyd become the next governor of the state.…

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Eleven States Launch Legal Fight Against Sanctuary Cities, Tennessee Not Among Them

As the public outcry against sanctuary cities grows louder, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced today that he is leading a coalition of 11 state attorneys general in the fight to finally put an end to sanctuary cities. In contrast, Tennessee’s Attorney General Herbert Slatery III, the state’s chief legal advisor,…

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Democratic Senator Cory Booker, Potential 2020 Candidate, Circulates Petition Calling for Donald Trump to Resign

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey is circulating an online petition calling on President Trump to resign over allegations of sexual harassment. Mr. Booker is among a growing list of possible contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 who have demanded Mr. Trump leave the White House.

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Rep. Diane Black Will Step Down as House Budget Committee Chair After Trump Tax Cut Victory

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In an op-ed appearing on FoxNews.com, Representative Diane Black (R-TN-06) announced Wednesday she will step down as House Budget Committee Chair in time for the Republican House Leadership to select a new Chair in January.  While she will no longer be in that leadership role, she will continue to serve in…

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State Senator Todd Gardenhire Considering Renewal of In-State Tuition Push for Illegal Aliens, Despite Poll Showing Widespread Opposition

State Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) is considering another try at getting in-state tuition for illegal aliens, despite a recent Tennessee Star Poll released just before Christmas that shows likely Republican primary voters oppose the proposal by an astounding 88 percent to 6 percent margin. (See question 12 on page 3 below.)…

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Woman Accused of Racism by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in Airline Seat Dispute Is Human-Rights Activist

The woman Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee accused of racism is a celebrated photojournalist who helped document human-rights abuses in war-torn Guatemala during the 1980s. Jean-Marie Simon, whose first-class seat on a United Airlines flight was given to Ms. Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat, lived and worked in Guatemala during the turbulent…

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Bikers for Trump Rallies for Republicans to Help President’s Agenda

The wild ride of Bikers for Trump is just getting started. A year after President Trump’s historic upset victory, the grass-roots biker movement he inspired has become a bona fide political organization that is boosting Republican candidates across the country and making inroads in unexpected places, such as in Amish…

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Congressman Mark Meadows Introduces Bill That Would Limit Opioid Prescriptions to Seven Days

Saying the American medical system is flooded with too many prescription painkillers, governors, lawmakers and health officials are trying to come up with ways to cut down on the amount of pills that reach the hands of patients. It’s part of the all-of-the-above strategy to combat the opioid epidemic, joining…

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The Senate Waited Until Christmas To Reveal How Many Harassment Settlements Were Paid Out

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As the Christmas holiday weekend set it, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee released a report revealing the Senate has spent $1.5 million on workplace harassment settlements since 1998. The data, provided by the Office of Compliance, a little known administrative body that has quietly settled dozens of complaints against…

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