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After just five months of Republican control in the General Assembly and the Governor’s mansion, things in Tennessee are getting worse.
“How bad is it?” Wendi Thomas of The Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote. “It’s so bad I may have to say I’m from Mississippi.”Continue Reading →
On June 1, 2011 By TNDP
The Jackson Sun opinion editor Tom Bohs recently took Republicans to task for their vote to radically change Medicare into a vulture voucher system. The Paul Ryan, budget wonks say, would increase the out-of-pocket cost of health care for seniors by more than $6,500 a year.
Sens. Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander voted for it. As [...]Continue Reading →
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has a bad habit of croonyism and cooking up special government deals for his friends. Sadly, for the Lt. Governor, it’s business as usual.Continue Reading →
On May 20, 2008 By TNDP
Following the international attention given to our state on account of the Tennessee Republican Party’s recent video distorting Michelle Obama’s words, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Gray Sasser released the following statement:
The Tennessee Republican Party should be ashamed of the way they have run amok in recent months, drawing unwanted attention [...]Continue Reading →
Signing off on moral responsibility in the world and on to a most reprehensible war crime, MSNBC discusses how the Bush administration discussed repeatedly waterboarding among other torture methods in frequent meetings at The White House. Blaming liberal media for this story or simply calling it a lofty conspiracy theory should be inexcusable for [...]Continue Reading →
Tennessee is one of thirteen states to recognize cockfighting as a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Until 1990 it was considered a felony when Republican state Representative Ronnie Davis (Newport) reportedly accepted bribes from ring operators in the isolated mountain regions of East Tennessee to rewrite the criminal code reducing the punishment for cockfighting [...]Continue Reading →
News Channel 5 began the story of Tom DuBois’ Mule Day bash complete with state legislators, lobbyists, and several minors consuming alcohol as well as at least one person who left driving under the influence.
Now, they have a story in which a partygoer contradicts Rep. Dubois, also a judge in [...]Continue Reading →
Already, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Brentwood) is receiving some cross words from her Republican primary opponent Tom Leatherwood. Leatherwood, the Shelby County Register of Deeds represents the first major opposition to Rep. Blackburn since she entered the House seat formerly occupied by Rep. Ed Bryant. Blackburn ascended to the 7th district throne in 2002 after [...]Continue Reading →
The Nation offers this simple analysis of the news this week that Sen. John McCain, Republican heir apparent may have had an improper relationship with a lobbyist with legislation before the Senate commerce committee:
If McCain had no relationship with the woman in question — telecommunications lobbyist Vicki Iseman — [...]Continue Reading →
By now the news has circulated and the blogosphere on the right has demurred allegations that Sen. John McCain had an inappropriate romantic relationship with lobbyist Vicki Iseman.
While Sen. John McCain’s service and valor to our country has been exceptional and is to be praised that should not obscure the [...]Continue Reading →
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