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Monday, 12 November 2018
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Republicans added reliable conservatives in the U.S. Senate and picked up several Freedom Caucus members in the House according to a post-election analysis by a conservative activist. Ken Cuccinelli, the former Virginia attorney general, shared his views Wednesday morning with the "Sandy Rios in ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2018 6:51 PM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 12 November 2018
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Washington (CNN)As Republicans absorb losing the House of Representatives, the GOP leadership race in the chamber is ramping up to determine who will take over the position of No. 1 House Republican after outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the current No. 2 Republican and ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2018 6:48 PM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 12 November 2018
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Last night's elections were a mixed bag. Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate and despite a net-loss of governorships won the biggest contests – Florida and Ohio – of the night. Still, Democrats, riding a small but tenacious wave of discontent claimed enough Republican-held seats ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2018 6:46 PM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 12 November 2018
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By producing a split decision, the election that was supposed to end all elections turned out to be fairly predictable. But it’s the day after that was unlike any other. The Republican president, the likely speaker of the Democrat-controlled House and the Senate’s Republican majority leader each ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2018 8:11 AM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 12 November 2018
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ucker Carlson responded to attorney Michael Avenatti's claim that he was investigating an "alleged assault" on a "gay Latino immigrant" by the Fox News host last month, saying in a detailed statement that the man had called his teenage daughter a "whore" at a Virginia country club. The response comes ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2018 8:08 AM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 12 November 2018
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In the last 48 hours, there’s been a lot of speculation about what motivated voters to give back control of the House to Democrats. But based on exit polling, we can tell you one thing: it isn’t their radical social policy. Some Americans may be frustrated by GOP leaders or at odds with Donald Trump, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2018 7:30 AM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 12 November 2018
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This is not good news for Christine Blasey Ford. After raking in a million dollars in donations from a GoFundMe campaign, and as she shops offers for a book detailing allegations of an assault she can not remember, things just got worse for her. On Saturday Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2018 7:00 AM by Bobbie Patray
Friday, 09 November 2018
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Around 100 members of a refugee and migrant caravan travelling towards the US have reportedly fallen victim to organised crime as they moved through Mexico. Thousands streamed into Mexico City on Monday to seek shelter in a sports stadium on the eve of the US midterm elections in which Donald Trump has ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2018 9:09 AM by Bobbie Patray
Friday, 09 November 2018
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Only about 1700 of the estimated 7,000 Central American refugees in a caravan heading to the U.S. border have accepted an offer from the Mexican government for asylum. The rest, now about 1,000 miles from the U.S. border, are continuing on their way. The Mexican offer of asylum seems fairly substantial. BBC: "Today, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2018 9:07 AM by Bobbie Patray
Friday, 09 November 2018
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Approximately two-thirds of the Honduran caravan that is making its way to the U.S. border is made up of adult men, according to the Washington Examiner. Roy Villareal, a senior patrol agent of the U.S. Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector, told the Examiner that while “20 to 30 percent” of the caravan ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2018 9:05 AM by Bobbie Patray
Friday, 09 November 2018
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A dozen migrants traveling by foot from Honduras to the U.S. to seek asylum filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security and others, claiming a violation of their due process under the Fifth Amendment. The Fifth Amendment states that, "no person… ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2018 9:03 AM by Bobbie Patray
Friday, 09 November 2018
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A majority of the country, including 51 percent of Hispanics, back President Trump’s move to send troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to block the swelling caravan of Latin American migrantsfrom entering, according to a new survey. Overall, 57 percent of likely voters agree with the Pentagon deployment, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2018 9:00 AM by Bobbie Patray
Thursday, 08 November 2018
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Some of Phil Bredesen’s most ardent supporters are so furious over his election loss Tuesday they’re threatening to pack up and leave Tennessee forever, according to public posts they’ve made on social media. According to those posts, some of them are sounding the alarm to progressive thinkers all ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2018 7:56 AM by Bobbie Patray
Thursday, 08 November 2018
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While there will be plenty of new faces as the Tennessee legislature enters into its 111th general assembly, the total number of seats held by Republicans is reduced by one, but still carries the super majority status of both chambers through a volatile mid-term election. All 99 seats in the State ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2018 7:54 AM by Bobbie Patray
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
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Tennesseans elected Republican Bill Lee as the state’s 50th governor on Tuesday, voting into office a political newcomer who rose to prominence traveling the state in an RV, avoiding negative attacks and appealing to voters as a conservative businessman and devout person of faith. With more than ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2018 9:15 AM by Bobbie Patray
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
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Republican Marsha Blackburn defeated former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen in a closely watched race for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night. Blackburn, a conservative Williamson County congressman, will succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, as the state's next junior senator. She becomes ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2018 9:13 AM by Bobbie Patray
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
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Tennessee is one of the Black Progressive Action Coalition’s top investments this election season as it has worked to get African-American voters to the polls in the state’s four largest cities, the Associated Press’ Jonathan Mattise reports. The related Black Progressive Action Coalition and BlackPAC ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2018 8:24 AM by Bobbie Patray
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
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The incoming Democratic majority in the House of Representatives has the power to open a slew of investigations into the White House and President Trump when the new Congress is seated in January, and early indications are that Democrats plan to aggressively take advantage of their new authority. But ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2018 8:22 AM by Bobbie Patray
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
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Early Wednesday morning, three U.S. Senate races — in Montana, Arizona and Florida — were still too close to call. In Montana, the contest between Democratic incumbent Jon Tester and Republican Matt Rosendale was separated by a margin of roughly 1.7 percent. Rosendale holds a lead of 6,082 votes ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2018 8:19 AM by Bobbie Patray
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
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Incumbent Senate Democrats in battleground states who opposed the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination appeared to have paid a price on Election Day, with senators Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Indiana's Joe Donnelly, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Florida's Bill Nelson all suffering defeat. In ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2018 8:16 AM by Bobbie Patray
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