Tag Archives: Tennessee

Taylor Swift Credited For Spike In Voter Registrations

Buzzfeed News reports: Since Taylor Swift flexed her star power Sunday with an Instagram post that encouraged her 112 million followers to register to vote, Vote.org has experienced an unprecedented flood of new voter registrations nationwide. “We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post,” said Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org. Guthrie ...

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Nazi Charged With Assault At Knoxville Pride [VIDEO]

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports: A neo-Nazi who was arrested years ago for parading with a rifle through the streets of a tiny North Dakota town, threatening residents alongside white supremacist Craig Cobb, was arrested over the weekend at a Pride event in Tennessee and charged with assault. Kynan Dutton was part of an odd mix of extremists protesting ...

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TENNESSEE: GOP Gov Candidate Doubles Down On Batshit Claim That Porn Causes School Shootings

“Why is it that we’re seeing this surge of this violence with these young people? And when they’re looking at videos and they’re not getting good parental guidance? Why is it, 20, 25, 30 years ago, when there were just as many weapons around, that we didn’t have this happening?” – GOP House Rep. Diane Black, Tennessee’s front-runner in the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Rally In Nashville

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump made his third trip to Nashville since entering office. Doors opened at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium at 4 p.m. Before the rally at 7 p.m., President Trump visited a private fundraiser for U.S. Rep Marsha Blackburn. Congresswoman Blackburn is in a tight race with former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to fill Senator Bob Corker’s seat. ...

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GOP House Rep Blames School Shootings On Porn

Talking Points Memo reports: Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), a candidate for governor of Tennessee, says that pornography is a “big part” of the impetus for school shootings, along with violent movies, “idle hands” and the “deterioration of the family.” “It’s available on the shelf when you walk in the grocery store. Yeah, you have to reach up to get it, ...

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GOP Rep Wants To Crowdfund Trump’s Border Wall

The Washington Examiner reports: Rep. Diane Black, a Republican running for Tennessee governor, has introduced legislation that would let people and companies donate to the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Her bill would create an account at the Treasury Department to take donations that would be used to fund President Trump’s biggest campaign promise, after Congress failed to give ...

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TENNESSEE: At Least Four Shot At Nashville Mall

Nashville’s NBC affiliate reports: Four people have been shot inside Opry Mills Mall, according to police. Police said one shooter is in custody and the search continues for the second shooter. Metro Police are responding to multiple calls of shots fired at the Opry Mills Mall. Police are blocking traffic from entering the mall area. This story is developing. Opry ...

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TENNESSEE: Dem Takes Slim Lead In US Senate Race

The Tennessean reports: Another poll on the U.S. Senate race between former Gov. Phil Bredesen and U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn has the Nashville Democrat with a narrow lead, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey, commissioned and released by Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy, found 46 percent of respondents supported Bredesen, while 43 percent favored Blackburn, a Brentwood Republican. Eleven ...

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Waffle House Mass Shooting Suspect In Custody

The New York Daily News reports: Waffle House gunman Travis Reinking was arrested Monday afternoon after a ramped up manhunt, Metro Nashville police confirmed in a tweet. Investigators are still unsure why Reinking charged into the Antioch Waffle House, wearing nothing but a green jacket, where he killed four people at about 3:25 a.m. local time Sunday. Neighbors then saw ...

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Police: No Credible Sightings Of Waffle House Shooter

The Washington Post reports: Police continued their intensive search Monday for the 29-year-old suspected of opening fire at a Tennessee Waffle House and killing four people one day earlier. The Metro Nashville Police Department said early Monday that “there have been no credible sightings” of the suspected gunman, Travis Reinking, after an overnight search by local, state and federal law ...

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NASHVILLE: Cops Continue Search For Waffle House Killer, Was Arrested Last Year Near The White House

The Associated Press reports: Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House. Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said 29-year-old Travis Reinking’s firearms authorization was then revoked at the request of the FBI, and four ...

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NASHVILLE: Four Dead, Multiple Injuries In Waffle House Mass Shooting, Nude Gunman Sought [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Four people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday, Don Aaron of the Metro Nashville Police Department said in interview with CBS affiliate WTVF. “A patron wrestled away the gunman’s AR-15 rifle. He was nude & fled on foot. He is a white man with short ...

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TENNESSEE: Republicans Pull Bicentennial Celebration Funding From Memphis For Removing Monuments

The Associated Press reports: The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year. The retaliation came in the form of passage of a last-minute amendment attached to the House appropriations bill that triggered heated ...

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Franklin Graham Flips Out Over University’s Sex Week: This Filthy Sodom & Gomorrah Trash Only Promotes Sin

Posted this weekend to Franklin Graham’s Facebook page: I’m saddened, disappointed—and yes, shocked—to see that University of Tennessee, Knoxville is promoting a “Sex Week” for its students. This Fox News story refers to it as “Sodom & Gomorrah.” It’s even worse than the name sounds when you read the events and classes on their own website. They’re actually pushing this ...

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TENNESSEE: Dem Former Gov +10 In Senate Race

The Tennessean reports: Former Gov. Phil Bredesen has a 10-point lead over U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, according to a new poll from Middle Tennessee State University. The poll, released Thursday, found 45 percent of 600 registered Tennessee voters said they would choose Bredesen, a Democrat and former Nashville mayor, if the ...

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TENNESSEE: Anti-Nazi Resolution Dies For Second Time

The Tennessean reports: For the second time in recent weeks, a resolution denouncing neo-Nazis and white nationalists has died in the Tennessee General Assembly. The first resolution, filed by Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, was killed in a House subcommittee in mid-March after Clemmons failed to receive a second motion to discuss the resolution. Last week, House Republican Caucus Chairman ...

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TENNESSEE: Anti-Gay Pastor Charged With Molesting Eight Children, Allegedly Asked Them To Sit On His Face

The Tennessean reports: Metro police have arrested a pastor accused of molesting several children across two decades while he was leader of a South Nashville congregation. Matthew Dennis Patterson, known as Denny, served as pastor of Nolensville Road Baptist Church for more than 20 years. He resigned on Sept. 24. Days later, members of the congregation came to the police ...

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TENNESSEE: Gov Gets GOP Bill Requiring Public Schools To Prominently Display “In God We Trust” [VIDEO]

The Tennessean reports: A bill requiring Tennessee schools to prominently display the national “In God We Trust” motto is headed to the governor for his signature. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, overwhelmingly passed the state House on Monday with 81 of the 99 members voting in favor of it. Before the vote, the Republican lawmaker spoke ...

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TENNESSEE: Republicans Decline To Denounce Nazism

The Tennessean reports: A House committee declined to pass a resolution that stated Tennessee denounces white nationalism and neo-Nazism. The sponsor, Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, didn’t receive a second motion to proceed with discussing the resolution in the House State Government Subcommittee on Wednesday. “I’m in utter disbelief at what just happened,” Clemmons said after the meeting. “I didn’t ...

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TENNESSEE: Gay Couple Sues State Republican Party For Using Their Wedding Photo In Attack Ad [VIDEO]

Nashville’s NBC affiliate reports: What would you think if you saw your wedding picture being used in a political attack ad? That’s the spot a local gay couple is finding themselves. Their wedding was officiated by a candidate for state senate, but the couple says they didn’t sign up to be caught in the mudslinging. The Air Force veteran, who ...

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