President Trump announced he will travel to Tennessee Friday after 22 people lost their lives in the wake of a devastating series of tornadoes that touched down overnight.Read More
Day: March 3, 2020
Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen Pushes for More E-Cigarette Regulations
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, with the help of U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09), passed a bill that could give the feds more power to regulate e-cigarettes.
Cohen co-sponsored the bill, known as the Reversing the Youth Epidemic Act of 2019.Read More
Judge Orders Hillary Clinton to Appear for Deposition as Part of Judicial Watch Lawsuit
A federal judge on Monday ordered Hillary Clinton to appear for a deposition as part of a lawsuit filed by the watchdog group Judicial Watch, saying in a ruling that the former secretary of state’s written responses so far in the case have “left many more questions than answers” about her decision to use a private email system while in office.
Judge Royce Lamberth also granted Judicial Watch permission to depose Cheryl Mills, a top aide to Clinton at the State Department.Read More
Metro Council Member Steve Glover Talks Nashville’s Fiscal Fact Versus Fiction and the Need to Curb Unnecessary Spending
Live from music row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am – host Leahy and all-star panelist Crom Carmichael welcomed in-studio guest Metro Councilman Steve Glover to the show. At the top…Read More
Commentary: New Impeachment Rules Would Snare Obama
Barack Obama’s eight-year tenure was detrimental to the United States, but like most of his nonbelievers, I harbor no animosity for his person.
Few critics that I know advocated that Obama be impeached, much less removed from office, before his reelection bid – even amid his worst scandals and dangerous policies. But we are now in a new age, whose protocols might have made it impossible for the Obama Administration to have finished two terms.Read More
Senate Panel Plans to Issue First Subpoena in Burisma-Biden Probe
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-OH), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, is preparing to issue the panel’s first subpoena as part of an investigation into Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy company linked to Hunter Biden, he said in a letter on Sunday.
Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, told Democratic Michigan Sen. Gary Peters of his plans to subpoena Andrii Telizhenko, a former Ukrainian embassy official and former consultant for Blue Star Strategies, a firm that Burisma hired to fight against corruption allegations.Read More
Iowa Democrat Jim Larew Discusses a Biden Win and Why Iowa May Not Be the Important Metric it Once Was
Iowa Democrat Jim Larew joined The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Monday morning on the newsmakers line.
During the second hour, Larew explained how he saw Joe Biden’s campaign gain energy and spring to victory in the South Carolina primary which he felt was aided by the endorsement of Representative James Clyburn. Somberly, he added that Iowa may no longer be the indicator as it has been for the last 24 years by referencing Mayor Pete’s bowing out of the race after a victory in the state.Read More
Stocks Roar Back from Coronavirus Plunge to Biggest One-Day Gain Since 2009
by Mary Margaret Olohan The stock market came roaring back Monday following a steep decline propelled by anxieties over the coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 5.1% or 1,293 points higher while the S&P 500 rose 4.6% and the Nasdaq Composite climbed 4.5%, CNBC reports. The stocks’ gains come after seven days of losses for…Read More
Ken Cuccinelli Was Illegally Appointed to Top Immigration Post, Judge Rules
by Jason Hopkins A federal judge ruled that Ken Cuccinelli was illegally appointed to lead a top immigration post last year and invalidated some of his directives. Cuccinelli was illegally appointed by the Trump administration to head U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), according to a 55-page ruling issued Sunday by Judge…Read More
Commentary: The Hidden Price of American Chinese Advocacy
by Robert S. Spalding and Zachary Glanz From Nixon’s visit to China in 1972 to Deng Xiaoping’s sweeping economic reforms, the United States assumed that capital success, American investment, and expansion of diplomatic relations inevitably would lead to a democratized China that embraced the United States. This folly has…Read More
Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Embraces Radical Group that Wants to ‘Abolish Prisons’ and Promoted Palestinian Terrorists
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has embraced a far-left group that seeks to abolish prisons and has promoted a group the U.S. State Department designated as a Palestinian terrorist organization, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.
Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign website touts an endorsement from the radical group, Dream Defenders, and the group’s co-director, Phillip Agnew, is a top Sanders surrogate.Read More
Klobuchar Endorses Biden at Dallas Rally: ‘Time to Join Hands Instead of Pointing Fingers’
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) officially suspended her campaign and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden at a rally in Dallas, Texas Monday night.Read More
Whitmer Signs ‘Pay As You Stay’ Law That Helps Michigan Homeowners Struggling with Back Taxes
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation on Monday that would help struggling Michigan homeowners pay their property taxes.
The “Pay As You Stay” bill, sponsored by Rep. Wendell Byrd (D-3-Detroit), eliminates penalties, interest, and fees to allow foreclosing governmental units to significantly reduce delinquent taxes.Read More
Senate Republicans Block ‘Gun-Grabber’ from Leading Michigan’s Natural Resources Commission
The Michigan Senate voted to reject Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s appointment of former Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell to lead the Natural Resources Commission last week.Read More
DeWine, Timken Hit Public Speaking Tour to Tout Positive News But Ignore Gun Control, High Unemployment, and Refugees
The classic Wizard of Oz quote “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” could apply to the attitude of the top leaders of the Ohio Republican Party.
Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Timken have taken to the roads to proclaim how wonderful the economy is and talk about government spending plans for children’s programs. Noticeably absent are comments about red flag laws, refugees and primary endorsements that the two have drawn heat on lately.Read More
Rep. Debbie Dingell Introduces Resolution Against Environmental Policy Changes
by Bruce Walker U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) introduced a resolution opposing changes proposed by the Trump Administration aimed at scaling back certain provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA, passed by Congress in 1969 and signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1970, mandated environmental…Read More
Bill Would Lower Tax Burden for New Community Banks in Ohio
The state House has approved legislation proponents say is needed to help community banks open in the state, though the move could reduce the state’s coffers by millions of dollars.Read More
Report Claims Superdelegates Want to Nominate Sherrod Brown at Brokered Convention
A recent report from The New York Times claimed that high-ranking Democrats are floating Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) as the party’s nominee in the event of a brokered convention.
The Times interviewed 93 superdelegates and found “overwhelming opposition to handing the Vermont senator [Sen. Bernie Sanders] the nomination if he arrived with the most delegates but fell short of a majority.”Read More
During Franklin, TN Stop, Ashley Judd Pitches for Elizabeth Warren Before Super Tuesday
FRANKLIN, Tennessee – Hollywood actress Ashley Judd was in Franklin Monday to stump for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, one day before Tennessee participates in Super Tuesday.
Judd met with other Warren supporters at a home in Franklin. Afterwards, they broke up into different groups and went door-to-door to other people’s homes to encourage them to support Warren on Tuesday.Read More