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GOP CONVENTION LIKELY TO BE HOTLY CONTESTED DELEGATE BATTLE.

GOP CONVENTION LIKELY TO BE HOTLY CONTESTED DELEGATE BATTLE.

Unless Trump gets to Cleveland with the 1237 delegates needed to win on the first battle, it could be a contentious and long fight for the nomination. CLICK HERE.

 
 

PAYCHECK PROTECTION BILL MOVES TO FULL SENATE TODAY.

PAYCHECK PROTECTION BILL MOVES TO FULL SENATE TODAY.

If this legislation becomes law, the teachers’ union will have to convince their members that it is worth writing a check to the organization rather than having them automatically deducted before they see their pay. If their members are so committed to the union, why are they so worried? CLICK […]

 
 

POLITICAL ICON JOHN JAY HOOKER PASSES INTO HISTORY.

POLITICAL ICON JOHN JAY HOOKER PASSES INTO HISTORY.

Charisma and intellect were the hallmarks of John Jay, with a large dose of riverboat gambler to boot. One of the most fascinating characters in Tennessee political history. CLICK HERE.

 
 

LEADER TALK: TENNESSEE NEWS LEADER 5 QUESTIONS WITH J.C. BOWMAN, P.E.T.

LEADER TALK: TENNESSEE NEWS LEADER 5 QUESTIONS WITH J.C. BOWMAN, P.E.T.

J.C. Bowman is the CEO and Executive Director of Professional Educators of Tennessee (www.Proedtn.org). Tennessee News Leader recently sat down with J.C. and got his thoughts on several key issues regarding the state of education in Tennessee.  TNL:  Professional Educators of Tennessee has been growing, both in numbers and influence […]

 
 

WILSON COUNTY GOP TAKES POSITION AGAINST GAS TAX INCREASES.

WILSON COUNTY GOP TAKES POSITION AGAINST GAS TAX INCREASES.

By successive unanimous votes of those in attendance at their regular monthly meeting, the Wilson County Republican Party formally took a position in opposition to the proposed state gas tax increase being promoted by Governor Haslam and the federal gas tax increase being promoted by Senator Corker. The group will […]

 
 

JEB BUSH GOES LAMAR! WITH NEW LOGO?

JEB BUSH GOES LAMAR! WITH NEW LOGO?

Jeb Bush is launching his presidential campaign with a somewhat new logo, though it is one he has used before. CLICK HERE. But it is also one that Lamar Alexander tried during his own failed presidential run. Maybe Governor Haslam can follow the trend and end the controversy over the […]

 
 

COURT: STATE EFFORT TO CLOSE TNVA BASED ON TEST SCORES IS ILLEGAL.

COURT: STATE EFFORT TO CLOSE TNVA BASED ON TEST SCORES IS ILLEGAL.

In a scathing rebuke of the Haslam Administration’s attempt to shut down the Tennessee Virtual Academy, an on line public school operated by Union County, a Davidson Chancery Court Judge granted summary judgment in favor of the Plaintiff students at the school who had claimed that the application of TVAAS […]

 
 

HASLAM ASKS FOR HELP CAUSING PAIN FOR REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS.

HASLAM ASKS FOR HELP CAUSING PAIN FOR REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS.

As if the Governor doesn’t already have enough problems with the supermajority of Republicans in the State House and Senate he is now attempting to solicit help in causing them “pain” in order to force passage of his plan to expand Obamacare and to raise gasoline taxes. CLICK HERE. If […]

 
 

HISTORY IS ALWAYS MORE COMPLICATED THAT THE CLIFF NOTES VERSIONS.

HISTORY IS ALWAYS MORE COMPLICATED THAT THE CLIFF NOTES VERSIONS.

Andrew Jackson may not have been the evil monster that some portray him as being. CLICK HERE. But then again, he WAS a Democrat. American Lion, by Meacham, is probably a more detailed and better book to understand Jackson.

 
 

CATE’S NEXT GIG?

CATE’S NEXT GIG?

An interesting gathering at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville a few weeks ago has the rumor mill spinning like crazy. Governor Haslam’s soon to be ex-Chief of Staff, who has announced the formation of a new strategic consulting firm, was lunching with and in deep conversation with an interesting array […]