Tennessee Voters Make Good on Donald Trump Call to Action on Border Standoff

Tennessee Republican Congressman Phil Roe reportedly said people are calling his office in record numbers to discuss the federal government shutdown and the proposed wall along the U.S. and Mexican border President Donald Trump wants. As the Little Rock-based KARK TV station reported this week, Trump urged Americans to contact…

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Dr. Carol M. Swain Commentary: White Officer’s Defense is Not Comparable to Nuremberg

by Dr. Carol M. Swain   How we talk about race does matter: Leaders have a responsibility to avoid fanning the flames of racism for political advantage, such as what’s happening in Nashville, Tennessee, where a familiar national story is repeating itself. You know the storyline by now: A white…

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U.S. Rep. Mark Green Discusses First Two Weeks in Congress, Chides Democrats for Shutdown and Failure to Protect Border

Freshman U.S. Rep. Dr. Mark Green (R-TN-07) provided an update on his first two weeks in Congress in a Facebook video Saturday. The video is available here on Facebook. The transcript follows. “It has been emotional to say the least,” Green said. “I raised my hand and I took the…

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Report Highlights the Crazy Lengths Hackers Took to Hack US Utilities

by Chris White   Russian hackers went to shocking and elaborate lengths to wriggle their way into the United States’ electrical grid, according to a Wall Street Journal report Friday that detailed a slew of hacking techniques. Hackers targeted government contractors connected to a public utility company in Oregon to…

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Republican Senators Introduce Legislation That Would ‘Permanently Prevent’ Government Shutdowns

by Henry Rodgers   A group of Republican Senators introduced legislation Friday that would permanently prevent the federal government from ever shutting down. Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, Montana Sen. Steve Daines, Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi, Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, Idaho…

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Daines Introduces Bill Withholding Pay from Congressmen During Government Shutdowns, Others Join

by Henry Rodgers   Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines introduced a bill on the Senate floor Thursday that would withhold the pay of members of Congress during future government shutdowns. Daines’s introduction of the bill, sponsored by Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn, comes hours after Daines announced he sent a…

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US Granted Over 5,000 Requests to Bring in Child Brides From Foreign Nationals

by Joshua Gill   The U.S. approved more than 5,000 requests by men to bring child or adolescent brides into the country over the past decade, enabling forced child marriages. U.S. immigration authorities approved 5,556 requests from older men to bring child or adolescent wives to the U.S., and approved…

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Commentary: Better Ways to Fight Extremism in Syria Than Endless War

by Austin Mulka   Yesterday I posted a status in unequivocal support of President Trump’s recent decision to pull out of Syria. The post elicited the abhorrent wails of the president’s purported supporters, one of whom denounced me as a supporter of “child killers.” As baseless as the claim was,…

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Group Behind Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ Wields Influence in Washington

by Jason Hopkins   A recent profile identified several progressive institutions funding the Sunrise Movement, a nascent environmentalist organization that is quickly wielding influence in Washington, D.C. Founded in April 2017, the Sunrise Movement is a newcomer among the many green organizations that have already been established for generations. However,…

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Florida’s DeSantis Suspends Sheriff After Poor Response to Parkland Shooting

by Neetu Chandak   Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday after his poor response to the Parkland high school shooting Feb. 14, 2018. Effective immediately, I am officially suspending Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for his repeated failures, incompetence and neglect of…

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FBI Moved ‘Quickly’ to Spy on Carter Page For ‘Operational Reasons,’ FBI Lawyer Testified

by Chuck Ross   FBI officials were frustrated with the Justice Department in the run-up to the 2016 election over the slow pace in granting a secret surveillance warrant against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, a former FBI lawyer told Congress in 2018. Lisa Page, who served as general…

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Klobuchar Gears Up For Another Confirmation Battle As Presidential Rumors Swirl

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued a statement Wednesday night after she and her Democratic colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee were apparently denied meetings with President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr. Barr is set to testify before the committee this week, but it is already shaping up…

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275,000 Inactive Voters in Ohio Sent ‘Last Chance’ Notice to Confirm Eligibility Before Being Purged

This week, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has triggered one of the most consequential and controversial “voter integrity” measures in the country. 275,000 inactive voters, registered in Ohio, have been sent “last chance” letters, informing them that if they do not confirm their current address and voting status, they will…

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Michigan Governor Issues Executive Directive to Combat ‘Gender Wage Gap’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) issued an executive directive Tuesday aimed at closing the “gender wage-gap” within state government agencies. Executive Directive 2019-10 prohibits state agencies from inquiring “about a job applicant’s current or previous salaries unless and until the department or agency first makes a conditional offer of employment,” and…

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Ilhan Omar Declares Trump Presidency a ‘National Emergency’ in Twitter Tirade Against the Wall

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) fired off dozens of tweets this week in response to President Donald Trump’s Tuesday address to the nation, nearly outpacing the president himself in tweets about the southern border wall. Before Trump’s Oval Office address even began, Omar was exasperated with the fact that Trump would…

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Tennessee Democrats Re-Elect Far Left Mary Mancini As State Party Chair, Republicans Cheer

Tennessee Democratic Party State Chair Mary Mancini won another two year term Saturday as the party’s leader. It was a landslide victory for Mancini over her only serious opponent, Holly McCall, Williamson County’s Democratic Party chair. Mancini received 48 votes from the members of the Democratic Party State Executive Committee,…

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