Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Releases Statement on Extramarital Affair: ‘Firmly Committed to Working Hard to Serve the People of Nashville Now and into the Future’

Late Wednesday, the office of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry released a statement in which she admitted she has “engaged in an extramarital affair with the former head of my security detail.” Though she apologized to the people of Nashville and her husband, Barry gave no indication she was even considering…

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Vanderbilt Launches and Funds Nonprofit Advocacy Group to Support Mayor Barry’s Transit Plan

Monday, Vanderbilt University issued a strong statement of support – along with a 501(c) (4) PAC called ‘Creating a More Mobile Community’ funded to the tune of $200,000 – for Mayor Megan Barry’s $5.2 $5.4 $9 billion transit plan proposal. “We must match our collective ambitions for the future of Nashville with investments…

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NewsChannel 5: ‘Nashville Mayor Admits Affair with Police Bodyguard’

Nashville’s NewsChannel 5 broke the story late Wednesday afternoon that Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has admitted to an extramarital affair with the former head of her security detail. “[I]n an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 5 Investigates, Barry insisted that she has not misused taxpayer funds as part of the relationship…

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WSMV: ‘Questions Raised About Nashville Mayor’s Relationship With Officer in Charge of Security Detail’

UPDATE 4:49 pm:  The Scene has confirmed that Barry administration staffers are confirming to council members that the mayor had a relationship with a member of her security detail and that she is not resigning. https://t.co/dpsHnZX2C6 — Nashville Scene (@NashvilleScene) January 31, 2018   WSMV is reporting that “The News…

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Mike Fisher Coming Out of Retirement to Rejoin the Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators announced on Wednesday that former team captain Mike Fisher is coming out of retirement to rejoin the team. “On Wednesday morning at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Fisher took to the ice in what is the first step toward the former Predators centerman rejoining the club he captained…

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After Seven Years of Record Growth, Governor Haslam’s Final Budget For 2019 Is Flat From 2018

For the first seven years of Governor Haslam’s term, his budget for the State of Tennessee grew a record $30.2 to $37.3 billion, but the upcoming budget for 2018-19, Haslam’s final year in office, is basically flat at $37.5 billion. Budget appropriations are stated in three categories: State at $17.7…

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Diane Black: Even Democrats Are Unhappy with Pelosi’s ‘Venomous’ Talk

Diane Black appeared on Fox Business’ After the Bell with Melissa Francis Monday to discuss the ongoing immigration reform negotiations. As an introduction to the segment, Francis aired Nancy Pelosi’s recent claim that President Trump’s ‘America First’ immigration framework is a ploy the “make America white again.” Francis asked, “You…

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Congressman Jim Jordan: Strzok’s FBI Texts About Trump Were ‘Most Extreme Bias I’ve Ever Seen’

Rep. Jim Jordan says text messages between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page telegraphed “the most extreme bias” he’s ever seen. The Ohio Republican and member of the House Oversight Committee engaged in a rhetorical sparring match Monday night with CNN’s Chris Cuomo about special counsel Robert Mueller’s…

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Comey ‘Was a Dirty Cop’ Who ‘Dirtied Up’ People, diGenova Tells Ingraham

Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Joseph diGenova said Monday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” that former FBI Director James Comey “was a dirty cop” who “dirtied up everybody else around him,” including departing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. NBC News first reported Monday that McCabe was…

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Court Rules Memphis’ Hastily Removed Confederate Statues Must Be ‘Preserved and Maintained’

Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ordered Memphis Greenspace Inc. – the nonprofit owned by Shelby County Commissioner Val Turner who ‘bought‘ two statues in a questionable transaction with the City of Memphis – to maintain and preserve the statues of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, President Jefferson Davis, and Captain J. Harvey Mathes…

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Winning! Donald Trump Delivers Powerful State of the Union Address That Celebrates ‘A New American Moment’

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in a smooth and powerful delivery that focused on “a New American Moment.” “This is our New American Moment. There has never been a better time to start living the American dream,” the…

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No Evidence Public Meetings Were Held Before November Announcement Tyson Foods Chicken Processing Plant Coming to Gibson County

Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon has defended “as very open and transparent” the process that culminated in a November 20, 2017 announcement that Tyson Foods would be building a new chicken processing plant in Humboldt, a small city with about 8,300 residents in Gibson County. With regard to public meetings…

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Paul Gosar Calls On Capitol Police and Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Arrest Illegals At State of the Union Address Tonight

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona asked U.S. Capitol Police and Attorney General Jeff Sessions if they would consider arresting illegal immigrants who are attending President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday evening. “Today, Congressman Paul Gosar contacted the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as Attorney General…

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Obama Appointed Federal Judge Rules Illegals have Constitutional Right to ‘Say Goodbye’ to Family

Illegal immigrants snared by deportation officers have “the freedom to say goodbye” to their families, a federal judge in New York ruled Monday, ordering the government to release a prominent activist to his family. Judge Katherine B. Forrest, an Obama appointee to the bench, said the government was following the…

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Americans More Satisfied with Military, Security, Economy Under Trump

Americans reported substantially higher levels of satisfaction with the country’s military, security from terrorism and the state of the economy under President Donald Trump than they felt under former President Barack Obama a year ago, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. Roughly 78 percent of Americans felt satisfied with…

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Does State Of The Union Address Indicate Bad News For Nashville Transit Funding?

President Donald Trump is expected to announce in tonight’s State of the Union address $200 billion in federal funding for infrastructure and other projects. But one PAC that opposes Nashville’s transit plan says that is not necessarily good news for Mayor Megan Barry. Politico reports the president had promised a $1…

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Attorney Gino Bulso Announces Bid to Replace Retiring State Representative Charles Sargent

Real estate attorney Gino Bulso announced on Monday he is running for the Republican nomination to represent Tennessee State House District 61 in a bid to replace the retiring State Rep. Charles Sargent (R-Franklin). “I am running because I believe strong families are essential to the prosperity of our state and…

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George Rasley Commentary: Trump Immigration Plan – Making America Into California

by George Rasley, ConservativeHQ.com Editor   President Trump’s recently released immigration framework is a disaster for America and for the prospects of conservative government for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it sets millions of unassimilated foreigners on a path to citizenship and voting. Think…

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Senate Candidate Marsha Blackburn Launches Radio Ads to Ask Listeners to ‘Stand for the Anthem’

Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) launched a radio ad campaign Thursday asking NFL and SuperBowl LII fans to “Stand for the Anthem.” The sixty-second spot, which reflects previous criticisms she has made of the so-called NFL-Kneelers, is set to air through Game Day, February 4th, the Columbia Daily Herald reports. The advertisement…

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Poll: Black Leads Dean by 11 in Gubernatorial General Election Matchup; Harwell, Boyd and Lee Also Lead Dean

Tennessee Star Poll results released on Tuesday show that Rep. Diane Black (R-TN-06) leads Democratic front runner Karl Dean by 11 points in a head-to-head matchup in Tennessee’s general election for governor, 46 percent to 35 percent. Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) leads Dean by 10 points,…

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George Soros Money Funneled to Tennessee Organizations

The TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) and the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) each received grants from the Proteus Fund, itself a recipient of millions of dollars from the George Soros Open Society Foundations. The grants to the two Tennessee organizations were made through the Proteus “Security &…

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Rail Line Could Make Nashville Budget Sick, Unable To Fund Retiree Insurance

Retired Metro Nashville employees’ benefits are in jeopardy, one PAC says, even as Mayor Megan Barry’s supporters have no trouble raising funds from the business community to try to persuade voters to pay $9 billion for a transit system. NoTax4Tracks says in a press release that Metro Nashville has a…

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Despite Strong National Pro-Life Sentiment, Heartbeat Bill May Be Killed in Tennessee General Assembly Committees

Fetus on Health

A recent poll reveals that the majority of Americans consider abortion to be morally wrong and even those who identify as pro-choice want stricter limits on abortion. However, the Heartbeat Bill under consideration in the current session of the Tennessee General Assembly may never make it to the floor for…

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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Admits He Wants To Kill the Oil Industry With Global Warming Lawsuit

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said his administration’s recent divestment action and lawsuit were meant to “help bring the death knell” to the the oil industry. But de Blasio’s remarks on killing off the oil industry directly contradict New York City’s statements to the court, filed in their…

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Poll: Blackburn Leads Bredesen by 11 in Tennessee U.S. Senate General Election Matchup, 50 to 39

A new Tennessee Star Poll released on Monday shows that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) leads former Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, in a head-to-head general election matchup for the Tennessee U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) by 11 points, 50 percent to 39 percent. The same…

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Experts at Beacon Center’s ‘Off Track: What’s Wrong With Nashville’s Transit Plan & What We Should Do Instead’ Summit Slam Mayor Barry’s Scheme

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Beacon Center of Tennessee hosted a free conference open to the public on Saturday featuring the nation’s foremost experts discussing “Off Track: What’s Wrong with Nashville’s Transit Plan & What We Should Do Instead.” The title reflects the sentiment of attendees, primarily interested citizens versus special…

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Metro Nashville Human Relations Commission Violates Public Trust With Overt Political Bias

The Metro Nashville Human Relations Commission (MNHRC) has established relationships with politically progressive organizations including the American Constitution Society (ACS) whose mission and projects target political conservatives and conservative policies despite the MNHRC alleged commitment to equality: The mission of the Metro Human Relations Commission is to protect and promote…

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State Senator Mark Green Opens Congressional Campaign Office in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Tennessee–More than 200 supporters braved rainy weather and slick roads on Saturday night to attend the opening of the Franklin campaign office of State Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville). Green is seeking the Republican nomination for the 7th Congressional District seat now held by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07). Blackburn will…

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Hillary Clinton Kept Adviser Accused of Sexual Harassment on Her 2008 Campaign: Report

Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton protected a top staff member accused of sexual misconduct during her first presidential campaign in 2008, The New York Times reported Friday. Burns Strider, senior faith adviser to Mrs. Clinton, was accused of sexually harassing a young female aide. Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager, Patti Soles…

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