University of Tennessee Dance, Cheer Teams Win National Championships

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville not only won the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl this season, but now it has even more reason to have high spirits — the cheer and dance teams won national championships.

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Retired Ohio Public Workers Receive Massive Cuts to Health Care Benefits Starting in 2022

Following a year in which stock markets posted healthy gains, the organization running Ohio’s public employee benefits is cutting back — a lot.

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Plain Dealer Reporter Calls Out Ohio Legislators for Preventing Local Governments From Regulating Guns While Designating Statehouse as Gun-Free

Three Ohio counties have declared themselves as Second Amendment Sanctuaries, leading one journalist to sarcastically suggest the General Assembly should make the Statehouse a sanctuary too — despite guns being banned from there.

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Flashback: 152 Years Ago an Ohio Senator Stood One Vote Away From Becoming President During the Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson

U.S. Sen. Benjamin Wade of Ohio, the chamber’s president pro tempore, for a time stood one vote away from becoming president in the Senate’s impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson in the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

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Rep. Green Calls Out House Democrat Impeachment Managers Who Wanted to Remove President Trump Even Before Filing of Whistleblower Complaint

Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) called the 28-day impeachment delay “unprecedented” and called out six of the seven impeachment managers who wanted to remove President Donald Trump before the whistleblower complaint was ever filed.

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Ohio Gov DeWine’s Office Dodges Question on Resettlement of Refugees Australia Refused to Accept

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s decision on December 24 that would say yes to more refugees in Ohio would allow the federal government to resettle them from any country, including from an estimated 300 to 720 refugees from the Middle East that the government of Australia has refused to accept.

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‘USMCA is a Win For Ohio,’ U.S. Rep. Wenstrup Says

“USMCA is a win for Ohio,” U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH-02) says.

Wenstrup made the statement in an email newsletter to constituents last week.

“After months of delay, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) finally passed the House, clearing a major hurdle toward adoption,” Wenstrup wrote.

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Republicans in Legislature Introduce Right to Work Constitutional Amendment

Tennessee House and Senate leaders introduced a resolution Wednesday that would add Tennessee’s Right to Work law to the state constitution.

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Sen. Blackburn Files Resolution to Update Senate Rules to Dismiss Democrats’ Delayed Impeachment Charges

  U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a resolution Monday to update Senate rules to allow a motion to dismiss articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for lack of prosecution. The resolution, which calls for immediate action on an impeachment, is available here.…

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Gov. DeWine Tells Trump Administration to Bring on the Refugees, Despite Foreign-Born Residents in the State Having High Rate of TB

Gov. Mike DeWine’s Christmas gift to Ohio residents was a letter to the U.S. Department of State inviting refugees to keep on coming in, including from countries with “high burdens” of tuberculosis.

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Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation Seeks Businesses Who Want Up to $2K to Help Train Workers in Credentialed Technical Skills

A state program that helps businesses find and train employees with the skills they need is accepting applications from employers interested in joining the effort.

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Gary Sinise Foundation Seeks to Build Specially Modified Home for Wounded Ohio Veteran

Ohio veteran Kenton Stacy is a good example of why Time magazine missed the mark in naming its 2019 person of the year.

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Buckeye Institute Files Labor Union Appeal With U.S. Supreme Court

The Buckeye Institute announced Thursday it is filing an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on a case it has been fighting on behalf of a professor who has called for an end to laws that force public-sector employees like him to accept compelled union representation.

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Jack Wilson, Who Shot and Killed Fort Worth Church Gunman, Is County Commission Candidate Whose Slogan Is ‘Make Sure Your Vote Is on Target’

Jack Wilson, the man who used his gun to save his Fort Worth congregation from a shooter Sunday, is a county commission candidate whose slogan is, “Make sure your vote is on target.”

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JobsOhio Charts Future Without Gov. Kasich as Patron

Even as John Kasich took over the governor’s office in January 2011, he had his eyes set on privatizing the State of Ohio’s economic development functions. A year after he left office, his brainchild, JobsOhio, sails ahead to new frontiers.

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Ohio Refugee Resettlement Up 22 Percent Under Gov. Mike DeWine, Including Hundreds From Countries With ‘High Burdens’ of TB

Refugee resettlement in Ohio is up 22 percent under Gov. Mike DeWine, including hundreds from countries with “high burdens” of tuberculosis.

DeWine is one of more than 30 governors who have agreed to accept more refugees under a plan put forth by President Donald Trump in which a governor has to opt in for resettlement, the Associated Press reported.

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President Trump Hits Campaign Trail in Toledo January 9

  President Donald Trump is hitting the 2020 campaign trail with Toledo being his first stop in the New Year. Trump will visit Toledo’s Huntington Center on January 9. The registration form is here. You may only register up two (2) tickets per mobile number per event. All tickets are…

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Jeff Webb of The American Populist Encourages Those Confronting Democrats Vulnerable Over Impeachment

Jeff Webb, founder of The American Populist, offered encouragement to the grassroots activists who are confronting Democratic members of Congress abusing their powers by supporting impeachment.

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Taylor Swift Decries Soros for Buying Her Music Rights

  Taylor Swift on Thursday blasted music manager Scooter Braun and the billionaire George Soros family for allegedly buying the rights to her music. Swift made the remarks during her acceptance speech for Billboard’s Woman of the Decade award Thursday, according to a story by Breitbart. She lamented the “unregulated…

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New Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Gives Nonviolent Felons the Right to Vote, Run for Public Office

New Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear isn’t wasting time enacting liberal agendas, having signed an executive order Thursday restoring the right to vote and the right to run for public office to hundreds of thousands of felons convicted of nonviolent crimes, according to a story by Jurist.

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Sethi Calls for More TVA Transparency Even as Agency Seeks Storage Landfill for Coal Ash at Kingston Fossil Plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on a proposed new borrow site, which would open a 60+ acre project on TVA land at Kingston Fossil Plant in Harriman, where a massive coal ash spill happened in 2008.

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If a Butterfly Flaps its Wings in Court, a Judge May Block Construction of the Border Wall

A judge in Hidalgo County, Texas, granted a temporary restraining order that allegedly prevents We Build the Wall Inc. from working on a section of border wall, Jurist reports, and you’ll never guess the excuse — it’s butterflies.

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‘Democrats Are Attacking Freedom,’ Rep. Mark Green Says of Democrats’ Impeachment Efforts

U.S. Rep. Dr. Mark Green (R-TN-07) has a lot to say about Democrats’ efforts to impeach President Donald Trump, which he says is an effort to reverse “the will of the people.”

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Plain Dealer Shows It Is Just Plain in the Democrat’ Corner with Dehumanizing Editorial Against Rep. Jordan

Democrats have a friend in The Plain Dealer.

Cleveland’s establishment newspaper has morphed into the Buckeye State’s PR Branch for the Democratic Party.

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We Build the Wall Has Not Been Ordered to Stop, and Is Currently Clearing Land Along Rio Grande, Organization’s Founder Says

We Build the Wall Inc. founder Brian Kolfage is on the offensive to dispel what he calls more mainstream media lies, this time falsely claiming the latest wall project has been ordered shut down.

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One Year After Marsha Blackburn Won by Double Digits, A Reminder of How Bad the Polls Were

  The Tennessee Star made you a promise about U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) last year — and we’re keeping it. Although the various political science departments, polling companies and pundits won’t remind you of their consistently flawed polling processes, questionable data and woefully inaccurate assessments during the next election…

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Metro Nashville Council Wants Federal Government to Grant Citizenship to All of City’s Illegal Immigrants So They Don’t Have to Fear Anymore

The Metro Nashville Council is telling President Donald Trump and Congress that it wants them to give Music City’s illegal immigrants citizenship.

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U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama Discusses Democrats’ Impeachment Hoax with Mark Levin, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida on Fox News

  Sunday evening, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL-05) discussed the Socialist Democrat impeachment “sham” with Mark Levin and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL-01) on Fox News’s Life, Liberty, & Levin. Brooks tweeted, “Don’t miss tonight’s #LifeLibertyLevin on @FoxNews at 9 central! I join @marklevinshow & @RepMattGaetz to shed light on…

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Green: Senate Democrats Refuse to Send the Ukraine the Military Aid They Accuse Trump of Holding Up

U.S. Rep. Dr. Mark Green (R-TN-07) pointed out a huge irony in the Democrats’ impeachment effort against President Donald Trump over Ukraine and military aid.

Green tweeted, “It’s shocking that Democrats are impeaching the President over withholding aid from Ukraine, when they just voted in the Senate to withhold aid from Ukraine by blocking the spending bill.”

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Steve Bannon Tells Fox News Joe and Hunter Biden Are Like a Hand Grenade That Will ‘Blow Back’ on Democrats in Impeachment Process

Steve Bannon appeared on Fox News Channel’s Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss House Democrats’ vote on rules to start an impeachment inquiry.

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Construction on Davidson County Sheriff’s Department Headquarters, Which Is $17M Over Budget, May End Because Not Enough Money Was Budgeted

No one knows how much the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department that is under development will cost in the end — not even the city office responsible for the construction and which now says the project may stop.

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Washington Post Desperately Tries to Cast Republican Senators, Including Alexander, as ‘Lost and Adrift’ in Reaction to Impending Impeachment

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) told The Washington Post, “I’d be a juror, so I have no comment,” in regard to a question about impending impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

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Gov. Lee Has Not Made Decision on Whether to Refuse Refugees

Gov. Bill Lee said Thursday he hasn’t decided if he’ll accept President Donald Trump’s offer to let states refuse to accept refugees, U.S. News reported. The governor added he has not spoken to his team about how he will respond to this executive order.

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Immigration Watchdog Files Brief to Defend Immigration Policy in Lawsuit From Illegal Alien Who Demands Maid Service

The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a case Friday that seeks to dismantle the federal government’s detention of illegal aliens, in a case started by an illegal immigrant who didn’t want to clean her own space, a requirement she called slavery.

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Blackburn Joins GOP Senators in Blocking Democrats’ Efforts to Pass Election Security Bills

Senate Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), blocked three election security bills on Wednesday, the second time in two days they blocked such legislation, The Hill reported.

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