Month: August 2012

John Stossel to interview minor party presidential candidates

With all the media attention on the Republican and Democratic national conventions, it may be easy to forget that there are other tickets vying for voters’ attention. A few of those will get a bit of sought-after TV time next

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Garth brooks Steelman

Hamilton County Public Defender Ardena Garth has withdrawn her requests to recuse Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman from a large number of cases, after a row over accused cop-killer Jesse Mathews’ trial.

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House District 26 candidate leaves race

Larry Miller, who was unopposed in the August Democratic Primary in House District 26, has said he is leaving the race because he’s leaving the state to pursue an employment opportunity. Miller had said he was running with his given

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Boreds and commiserations

Joking aside, here are all 109 appointees to 48 assorted state boards and commissions by Gov. Bill Haslam: NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of 109 Tennesseans to 48 state boards and commissions. Earlier this year,

Posted in Governing

Column: On closed primaries

Over at, I declare the conditions under which closed primaries would be acceptable. Let me be clear up front: I have no problem with closed primaries…. Select from those who have been granted entrance only the purest of the

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