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ON POLITICS: Gubernatorial candidate Craig Fitzhugh vows to put in the work that would make Tennessee better

Tennessee State Rep. Calvin “Craig” Fitzhugh, 67, has just begun his 24th year in the Tennessee General Assembly as the representative of Lauderdale, Haywood and Crockett counties. The House minority leader wants to be governor, which means first winning the Democratic Party nomination. That...

Immigrant tuition splits Tennessee governor’s field in forum

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By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Candidates for governor in Tennessee largely agreed on broad issues facing education during the race's first televised forum Tuesday, except for a partisan split on in-state tuition for immigrants whose parents brought or kept them in the...

Racist Trump immigration ad links Dems to ‘pure evil’ murderer

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Just hours into the government shutdown, President Donald Trump‘s reelection campaign released a racist immigration ad blaming Democrats for murders committed by illegal immigrants. The 30-second ad, called “Complicit,” opens with footage from a courtroom outburst during twice-deported undocumented immigrant Luis Bracamontes’ trial. Bracamontes, named “pure evil”...

Mayor Jim Strickland in State of The City Address: Memphis is getting stronger

  Mayor Jim Strickland had delivered his 2018 State of the City address a few hours earlier when his deputy director of communications reached out to media outlets to highlight some “…items that may not necessarily rise to the top of today’s news cycle but...

Video: Corey Booker aims rage at DHS Secretary over Trump’s “s–thole” remarks

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At some point, dear reader, what's happening in our country right now isn't about Democrats or Republicans, "so-called liberals" and "so-called conservatives." It's about the very fabric of our nation. It's about what it means to be an American. That's why I was pumping my...

Top Best 10 moments from David Letterman’s Interview with Barack Obama

Former U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)David Letterman is back and channeling Rick Rubin with his new Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” Although Stephen Colbert is currently dominating late night ratings in Dave’s old spot at CBS, Letterman is jumping...

Memphis City Council rejects plans for Frayser landfill expansion

by Montee Lopez Applause filled City Hall on Tuesday after the Memphis City Council rejected plans to expand a landfill in Frayser. The proposed expansion by Memphis Wrecking Company had been in works for more than a year – much to the annoyance of residents in...

London Lamar to seek election of TN Legislature District 91

Political dominoes are falling in Memphis and Shelby County. Lee Harris has announced his candidacy for Shelby County Mayor, opening his State Senate seat #29 — which State Representative Raumesh Akbari has announced her intentions to fill. And now, another young Democrat has announced she...

Kamala Harris, Cory Booker Appointed to Senate Judiciary Committee 

Sen. Kamala Harris (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images); Sen. Cory Booker (Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Glamour) Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) were appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. This is only the second time in the 201-year history of the committee that...

Akbari announces bid for Tennessee State Senate

Tennessee State Representative Raumesh Akbari (D. - District 91) has announced her candidacy for State Senate. Akbari is seeking election in Senate District 29, which is currently held by Lee Harris. Harris announced in 2017 his intention to run for Shelby County Mayor. In a statement,...
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