U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat who represents parts of Memphis and Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District, has a challenger from within his own party for next year’s elections.
That man, Corey Strong, a Navy veteran with four reported overseas deployments, announced his intentions August 2nd, according to localmemphis.com. Read More
The nine philosopher-kings enthroned on the Supreme Court were finally gracious enough to let President Trump proceed with his plans to build a wall at the southern border, at least for now. In a 5-4 ruling, the court last month overturned an appellate court’s decision, allowing the Trump Administration to tap into military funds and continue construction while litigation is pending. Read More
Conservative Mt. Juliet businessman Aaron Shane has decided to take a pass on a Republican primary rematch with Rep. Susan Lynn (R- Mt. Juliet) in the 57th District. Lynn won their primary battle by a 66-34% margin in 2018. Nevertheless, many expected Shane to wage another campaign against the incumbent in 2020. Read More
Prior research shows people in Nashville seldom use taxpayer-funded charging stations for electric cars, yet certain members of the U.S. Senate want to throw even more money on these devices nationwide. Read More
In a specific discussion Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Steve Gill and Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am – Gill and Leahy spoke to long time friend and resident of Iowa, Jim Larew. Larew is also the leading Democrat from Iowa who served as an aid and Chief of Staff to former Senator John ‘Chet’ Culver. Read More
Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he was “appalled” by Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide over the weekend, but urged that the millionaire pedophile’s co-conspirators “should not rest easy.” Read More
In late July, Boeing dropped out of the running for the new intercontinental ballistic missile competition. Boeing chose to remove itself with the expectation it will be unable to provide the system at a competitive price. Read More
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris suggested that a recent illegal immigration raid in Mississippi was part of the Trump administration’s “campaign of terror.” Read More
Anti-sex trafficking activist and filmmaker Jaco Booyens told Fox News host Mark Levin there is “no question” President Donald Trump has done more than previous presidents to address sex trafficking. Read More
Someone needs to remind Sen. Lamar Alexander what it means to be a Republican. If his recent support of healthcare legislation featuring of socialist-style price controls is any indication, it looks like he’s clearly forgotten. Read More
The U.S. trade in goods deficit with China is down 10 percent in the first six months of 2019, or $18.8 billion, compared to 2018, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read More
Democrats continued to link Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the Kremlin during a hacker’s conference over the weekend. Read More
Federal authorities announced Monday they made an arrest in the investigation into the Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.
Authorities arrested Ethan Kollie, a friend of gunman Connor Betts, Friday and charged him with possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance and making a false statement regarding firearms, authorities announced Monday in a press conference. Read More
A diversity orientation presentation for law students at the University of South Dakota encourages non “minitorized” voices to consider whether or not they are “taking up space” when they contribute to a discussion. This comes just weeks after the South Dakota Board of Regents announced an investigation into the existence of liberal bias in the diversity offices of state schools. Read More
The Trump administration on Monday announced reforms to the Endangered Species Act that it says will “increase transparency and effectiveness” in the law’s implementation.
One of the reforms removes a blanket rule which treats protections for threatened species the same as endangered species. It will also require the same standards be used when officials consider delisting or reclassifying species. Read More
NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Hours prior to the scheduled 1 p.m. start of the much-anticipated Summer Study, Senate Hearing Room I of the Cordell Hull Building, attendees filled the room to standing room only status. Read More