EPA cuts could be costly to Tennessee

EPA cuts could be costly to Tennessee Proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency could shut off the spigot that funds many drinking water projects in Tennessee. Booming Lebanon is an example of a community that could be hurt. “Getting these projects done in the next two years is not a want; it’s a need,” […]

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March 14, 2017

Congressional Budget Office report on Trumpcare

The Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 directed the House Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce to develop legislation to reduce the deficit. The Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have produced an estimate of the budgetary effects of the American Health […]

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March 13, 2017

One of These Three Judges Is About to Become President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Three men, no women, are on President Barack Obama’s short list to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. All three are federal appeals court judges, Reuters reports. The three are Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Judge Sri Srinivasan, also of the D.C. Court of […]

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March 11, 2016

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Bill penalizes those filing sexual harassment lawsuits — if they lose

Tennessee’s attorney general is pushing a revision in the rules for sexual harassment lawsuits at the same time he is investigating allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. Jeremy Durham, reports The Tennessean. This law change would specifically apply to people suing a state employee over sexual harassment claims, noted Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike […]

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March 3, 2016

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The House ‘baby parts’ committee had its first hearing, and it was just a wacko as you’d expect

The latest House Republican investigative boondoggle has lumbered into existence with the first hearing this week. It went off the rails nearly as much as the Benghazi committee’s Hillary Clinton interrogation, but with the added dash of crazy of it being about “baby parts.” Four of the six people called to testify at Wednesday’s hearing […]

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March 3, 2016

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CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

What happens when, despite your best efforts, local school systems sue your state claiming a lack of adequate funding? You get nervous is what happens. Especially when three previous lawsuits claiming your state has underfunded schools have been successful. When a body like the Tennessee General Assembly faces a dilemma such as whether or not […]

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March 2, 2016

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Analysis: Trump win trouble for Tennessee GOP establishment

All is not well within the Tennessee Republican Party. At least, not if you’re an establishment Republican. That’s likely not a shock if you’ve followed politics to any degree in the Volunteer State in the past few years, but the depth and degree of that issue were further clarified with business mogul Donald Trump’s dominant […]

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March 2, 2016

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One-third of all U.S. presidents appointed a Supreme Court justice in an election year

Eminent Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously described his fellow judges as “nine scorpions in a bottle,” but now they are reduced to eight. Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing had hardly been made public when Republicans began proclaiming that President Obama should not appoint the late justice’s successor. President Obama countered that he would perform […]

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February 29, 2016

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“America’s first black president can’t be succeeded by a hatemonger who refuses to condemn the KKK.”

Dear Democrats, The following message from Bernie Sanders was re-Tweeted by Hillary Clinton this afternoon. In case some of you just did a double take, I’ll repeat: Hillary Clinton today re-Tweeted a message from Bernie Sanders. Understand: this is larger than your primary preference. Whomever you support, we must all rally around our nominee to […]

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February 29, 2016

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The huge Republican tax cut plans, in 4 charts

From Vox.com The Republican presidential campaign has wound down to just three candidates who seem to have a shot at the nomination: Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz. Each of these candidates has proposed a huge tax cut plan. Trump’s would cost $11.2 trillion including interest on the debt it’d create; Rubio’s would cost […]

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February 25, 2016

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