Civil Liberties

Establishment Republicans may be fighting a rearguard against Tea Party conservatives, but Tennessee’s governor won’t criticize gun-rights activists for shelling out big bucks to try bagging a trophy election win against an incumbent he’s backing. The National Rifle Association is plugging $75,000 into a primary race in Sumner County that pits challenger Courtney Rogers, a […]

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Newsletter from Tennessee Citizen Action; July 10, 2012:   COURT UPHOLDS HEALTH CARE LAW: Highlights from Celebration Rally On June 28 more than 100 Tennesseans gathered at Nashville General Hospital to celebrate the SCOTUS decision. The coalition of organizations leading the rally included: TN Health Care Campaign, TN Justice Center, TN Disability Coalition, Meharry Medical […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Safety; July 10, 2012:  NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the results from the state’s first-ever “No Refusal” DUI enforcement effort which took place in five counties over the July Fourth holiday period. The campaign was a coordinated effort by the Tennessee Highway […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; July 9, 2012:  A search of public records shows that the National Rifle Association is willing to put its money where its mouth is when it announced that it was endorsing Lt. Col. Courtney Rogers and that it specifically was targeting incumbent Debra Maggart in the 2012 August […]

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Editorial from Rep. Joshua Evans, R-Greenbrier; July 6, 2012:   Throughout this week of celebrating our Independence, I hope that, in addition to the fireworks and the barbecues, each of us takes the time to reflect on the system that our Founding Fathers so wisely developed. Influenced by the experiences of other nations where citizens […]

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Press release from State Sen. Jim Kyle; June 27, 2012: MEMPHIS – State Senator Jim Kyle is hosting a meeting on Monday, July 2 at the Shelby County Elections Operations Center to examine the recent report of alleged missing voter histories. “We have heard a lot of talk about some 488 voter histories that have […]

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The House Speaker and other top officials say they’re not sure what their next move is to resist the health care overhaul if President Obama dashes their hopes of a repeal by winning re-election. Statehouse Democrats avoided media altogether following release of the opinion Thursday.

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Statement from Senator Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet; Rep. Linda Elam, R-Mt. Juliet; and Rep. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon; June 28, 2012:  ( WILSON COUNTY, TN) June 28, 2012 – Three Tennessee lawmakers who have fought tirelessly over the past two years to thwart the implementation of “Obamacare” in the state of Tennessee were disappointed by the […]

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Statement from House Republican Caucus Leader Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville; June 28, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Following this morning’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act, Representative Debra Maggart (R—Hendersonville), who serves as the Chairwoman of the House Republican Caucus, released the following statement: “This is disappointing on a […]

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Press Release from the National Federation of Independent Business; June 28, 2012:  WASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2012 —Today the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act PPACA). The 5 to 4 decision went against what NFIB and […]

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Haslam says he and his administration are “comfortable” with the immigrations laws it has OK’d in the last two years, but he doesn’t see going along with an Arizona-style bill.

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A Texas man has been indicted for threatening to bomb a planned Muslim community center in Murfreesboro. Law enforcement say Javier Alan Correa, 24, of Corpus Christi, called the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro on Sept. 5, 2011, and said there was a bomb in the building that would explode on the anniversary of Sept. 11. […]

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