Blackburn Receives Taxpayers’ Friend Award and an A Rating from National Taxpayers Union

Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) has received a Taxpayer’s Friend award and an A rating of 87 percent from the National Taxpayers Union (NTU). Blackburn is running for the seat of retiring U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN). Democratic former Governor Phil Bredesen is running against her. NTU released the Congressional scorecard…

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Did Steve Cohen Block You on Twitter? Sue Him, Expert Says

Steve Cohen

If U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) blocks you on Twitter or any other social media then you can take him to court. This is the opinion of a top official with the New York City-based Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. This is the same organization that sued the…

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Phil Bredesen Benefitted from Program That Forced Others to Pay Higher Taxes

Phil Bredesen

Tennessee Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Bredesen spent years taking advantage of a state program that’s trimmed his property taxes by hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Tennessean reported the story this week. Bredesen got $520,600 in tax breaks on four of his Nashville-based properties since 2011, the paper reported. Bredesen’s…

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Scholars Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt Expose Universities and Their ‘Coddling’ of the American Mind

California liberalism

by George Leef   In 2015, Greg Lukianoff (president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) and Jonathan Haidt (professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business) wrote an article for The Atlantic entitled “The Coddling of the American Mind.” In that article, the authors…

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Integration of Foreigners in Sweden Has ‘Failed,’ and It Could Sway the Country’s Political System

Riksdag

by Hanna Bogorowski    – Voters in Sweden will hit the polls Sunday to elect a new Parliament.   – The right-leaning Sweden Democrats, an unusual pick for the progressive nation, are rising in the polls, and experts say immigration is the driving force.  – Recently, even foreign-born Swedes are questioning the…

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All Talk and No Action: Democrats Dream of Statewide Seats with Nothing to Show For It

Phil Bredesen, Karl Dean

On Thursday’s Gill Report – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 1510 WLAC weekdays at 7:30 am – Tennessee Star Political Editor Steve Gill talked about Florida’s governor’s race and the trending phenomenon of Democrat leaders and the denial of their failing cities.  He was curious as to why voters would…

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Commentary: The White House Is No Place for Resistance

by Robert Romano   White House Chief of Staff John Kelly needs to serve up whoever wrote the Sept. 5 anonymous New York Times oped, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” or he needs to go and President Donald Trump needs to find a new chief of staff who…

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Twenty-Five Straight Minutes Of People Illegally Crossing The US Border Through Arizona Ranch

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by Will Racke   Arizona rancher John Chilton’s 50,000-acre spread along the U.S.-Mexico border is allegedly ground zero for human smugglers, drug cartel members and illegal immigrants, and he has videos showing trespassers sneaking through his property. A fifth-generation cattleman, the 79-year-old Chilton has long warned the government about the…

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A New Report Shows Paris Climate Accord Backers Are Just ‘Outsourcing’ CO2 Emissions To China

China

by Michael Bastach   When President Donald Trump unveiled plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord last year, he voiced his concern the Obama-era deal would amount to an international wealth transfer. Trump pointed out the Paris accord “doesn’t eliminate coal jobs, it just transfers those jobs…

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New NBC/Marist Poll of Likely Tennessee Voters Shows Bredesen and Blackburn Neck-and-Neck While Lee Leads Dean by Double-Digits

Bredesen, Blackburn, Lee, Dean

A new survey of Tennessee voters indicates that the race for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) is essentially a dead heat between Democrat Phil Bredesen and Republican Marsha Blackburn, with Bredesen ahead among likely voters by a 48-46% margin with 5% undecided. Republican Bill Lee…

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