In a letter to Memphis Mayor Strickland, Governor Bill Lee refuted recent claims that the COVID-19 vaccines weren’t distributed equally to Shelby County.
“[I]t has been reported that Shelby County has not received an equitable share of vaccine doses relative to other counties across the state. However – and I want to be clear and unmistakable about this – any such claims are incorrect,” stated Lee. Read More
The University of Memphis (UofM) will raise its minimum wage from $13 to $15 an hour, starting June 5.
In a copy of the email obtained by The Tennessee Star, university faculty and staff were informed by President Dr. David Rudd on Tuesday that the raise was a culmination of adjustments done over the past year. Rudd shared that some of they’d implemented a hiring freeze, reduction in operational costs, and forms of attrition. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) this weekend confirmed what he said a lot of people already suspected about him. Cohen said, yes, he hates Donald Trump. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) pouted on Twitter that he had to travel alongside people who didn’t wear COVID-19 masks, all of whom he assumed were Donald Trump voters — although Cohen didn’t provide evidence to prove it. Cohen tweeted this information Sunday. Read More
The U.S. House passed the Caring for Americans with Supplemental Cash (CASH Act) last evening; Tennessee’s representatives faced a partisan split on the bill. The act tacks on $1,400 to the $600 payments within the massive year-end package signed by President Trump on Sunday.
The CASH Act passed in the House with a majority of 275 to 134, and 21 abstained from voting. One of the representatives who abstained their vote was Representative David (Phil) Roe (R-TN-01). Of all House Republicans, 44 voted for the act, and 130 voted against it. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) on Thursday released a video bragging about his time in the 116th Congress, although the video didn’t mention his more outlandish, offensive, or insensitive displays of behavior during that time. The video, which Cohen’s staff uploaded to the congressman’s Facebook page, shows him pushing to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump and pledging to address the death of George Floyd. Later, the video reports that Cohen delivered nearly $387 million in federal taxpayer money to his district, which includes Memphis. Read More
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scheduled a vote Monday evening for a hefty bill dropped on Congress earlier that same day. The spending bill totals nearly 5,600 pages.
The bill was unavailable prior to this afternoon, a delay reportedly caused by “computer glitch[es].” In addition to the $900 billion in pandemic stimulus spending, the bill includes $1.4 trillion for other expenditures. Read More
Most members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation support U.S. President Donald Trump and his call for a fair and transparent election.
Trump, a Republican, said he believes voter fraud put his opponent Joe Biden, a Democrat, over the top in certain battleground states after a close election.
But U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN-05) said in a newsletter to his constituents Sunday that Trump’s statements are false and baseless. Read More
Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) and Jim Cooper (D-TN-05) tweeted that voters should be fearful heading into Election Day. Both representatives issued their remarks on the day before the election.
The tweets from Cohen and Cooper reflect one of two messages: encouraging individuals to submit their votes and questioning the integrity of the election. The day before Election Day, Cohen suggested that the election’s aftermath should be feared. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) complained this week about the U.S. Electoral College, one week before next week’s presidential election.
Cohen, on Twitter, said the Electoral College causes low voter turnout and called to abolish it. Read More
Republican Charlotte Bergmann wants to unseat U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) in this year’s election.
Bergmann, according to her Facebook page, is scheduled to speak at the Shelby County Republican Party’s Outreach meeting at 6 p.m. Central Monday at its headquarters at 750 North Germantown Parkway in Memphis. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) has reportedly deleted a tweet he wrote that prompted another person to say U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) “might as well be” white.
And Cohen endorsed that other person’s comment by pressing the like button. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) wants federal officials to continue sending $600 a week to unemployed people.
Cohen also wants more people in Memphis to fill out their 2020 Census forms — so that city residents can continue to qualify for the same amount of government benefits they’re already getting. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) on Tuesday held U.S. Attorney General William Barr accountable for the death of Jeffrey Epstein.
Cohen accused Barr of neglect in Epstein’s death at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. Read More
One of the Democratic Party’s top grassroots organizers, who once worked for Hillary Clinton, this week took to Twitter and described U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) as “inbred racist trash.”
That man, Adam Parkhomenko, of McLean, VA. then told Blackburn to “f*** off.” Read More
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) called President Donald Trump a “textbook narcissist and sociopath” after he commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone Friday night.
Stone had been sentenced in February to three years and four months in prison for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. He was set to report to prison by Tuesday. Read More
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) urged Gov. Bill Lee to remove a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the State Capitol and rename a state park that bears his name.
In a letter sent to Lee Monday, Cohen asked the Republican governor to “demonstrate leadership on an issue that causes so much pain in the Black community in Tennessee.” Read More
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) wants to open up another impeachment inquiry, this time of U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr.
After calling for Barr’s impeachment last week, Cohen formally introduced a resolution Tuesday that would authorize an impeachment inquiry into Barr’s conduct. Read More
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) called for the impeachment of U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr during a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week.
In a statement released before the hearing, Cohen claimed the Department of Justice “has clearly been corrupted” under Barr’s leadership. He pointed to the recent removal of Geoffrey Berman, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the Justice Department’s request to dismiss its criminal case against Michael Flynn as evidence of corruption. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) announced this week that the feds will send more than $100,000 of taxpayer money to the University of Memphis to study how COVID-19 affects employee morale.
Cohen announced this on his website this week. Read More
Last weekend a Twitter user out of Jackson, Tenn. shared a video of actor Robert De Niro bragging he wants to punch President Donald Trump in the face — and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) shared it. Read More
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr Friday asking him to clarify President Donald Trump’s comments about the use of emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
Federal officials will lavish nearly $25 million of coronavirus relief money to prop up the Memphis International Airport, even though the facility has struggled for years because far fewer people use it. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) held a Coronavirus Town Hall by phone this week where he touted mail-in voting and warned that Russians are in America putting out misinformation about COVID-19. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) announced that, as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the already publicly-funded Memphis Area Transit Authority will receive more nearly $36 million in taxpayer money.
This, according to a press release Cohen released late last week.
MATA is Memphis’ public transportation provider. Read More
MyPillow, Inc. CEO Mike Lindell has apparently triggered U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09). Read More
Democratic U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is “the greatest female politician in American history,” according to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09).
Cohen used his Twitter account Sunday to put Pelosi on a moral pedestal. He did this while also bashing U.S. Republican President Donald Trump — in the midst of a potentially cataclysmic national emergency.
The congressman then revered Pelosi as “one of, if not the greatest Speakers in our history.” Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) on Friday used the coronavirus as yet another reason to take political jabs at U.S. Republican President Donald Trump. Read More
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
The jury foreperson in the trial that convicted Roger Stone, friend of U.S. Republican President Donald Trump, is a prominent Democratic Party player from Memphis. Read More
As if the recent impeachment trial weren’t reason enough, Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) is raging against U.S. Republican President Donald Trump for yet another reason. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) said Wednesday that U.S. Republican President Donald Trump will forever have his name tarnished with the word impeachment, and it doesn’t matter that the U.S. Senate voted to acquit him. Read More
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) and ten other Congressional members sent a signed letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Thursday asking Attorney General William Barr and federal prosecutor John Durham to immediately resign from their positions. Read More
Live from Music Row Friday 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 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Leahy and Carmichael were joined on the newsmaker line by the original all-star panelist and founder of the New American Populist, Jeff Webb. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) this week compared U.S. Republican President Donald Trump’s alleged quid pro quo on Ukraine as an affront to civil rights workers, women’s suffrage, and people murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. Read More
U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA-09) reprimanded U.S. Rep. Steven Cohen (D-TN-09) for misrepresenting the facts Thursday at the U.S. House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings concerning U.S. Republican President Donald Trump. Read More
Tennessee’s only two Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Reps Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Jim Cooper (TN-05), have announced their decisions to support the two Articles of Impeachment against President Trump, introduced in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Both Cohen and Cooper represent safely Democratic districts. Cohen… Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) has ached for a year for a reason to impeach U.S. Republican President Donald Trump, and he found four “experts” Wednesday who told him what he’s always wanted to hear. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat who represents Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District, says the United States under U.S. Republican President Donald Trump “no longer has values.” Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat representing Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District, has given $4.2 million of taxpayer money to the Memphis International Airport, despite recent reports it’s lost almost two-thirds of its passengers in recent years. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat who represents Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District, now says it’s proper and just to criticize the president of the United States — but four years ago he said it was racist. Read More
Members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation were quick to opine Tuesday on Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry of U.S. Republican President Donald Trump. Democrats endorsed the impeachment inquiry, while Republicans vowed to support the president. Scott DesJarlais, a Republican representing Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District, sent out a press… Read More
Steve Cohen, a Democrat representing Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District, is sponsoring one of four bills in Congress that members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association say would impose burdensome, costly, and unsafe trucking mandates. Read More
Steve Cohen, a Democrat representing Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District, has made yet another extreme analogy to U.S. Republican President Donald Trump. Read More
The executive director of the Tennessee Firearms Association wants all gun owners in the state to know about what he calls “Walmart’s increasing anti-gun stance.” In a column posted on the TFT website Tuesday, Executive Director John Harris said Walmart is no longer “a truly ‘American’ store. “Even worse… Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat who represents Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District, has gone over the top yet again, this time calling U.S. Republican President Donald Trump “the worst person in the world.” Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat who represents Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District, has had another awkward and bizarre incident in public. Read More
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, who represents Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District, said on television this week that U.S. Republican President Donald Trump is a “paranoid, delusional individual.” Read More
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
U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen, a Democrat representing Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District, this week followed in the footsteps of his Democratic colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and investigated conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso. Read More