Category: Political News

No more Favors at the Capitol?

Rep. JoAnne Favors on Monday announced that she will not seek re-election to the District 28 House of Representatives seat. After redistricting following the 2010 census collapsed the former 29th District into the 28th, Favors won a primary against former

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Winnow is coming

The Tennessee Republican Party has made changes to criteria that determine whether one is truly a Republican when seeking office. Under the changed policy, in order for a candidate to be considered a bona fide Republican he or she must

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Cui bono?

Tennessee Senator Mae Beavers

After Sen. Mae Beavers announced that she is running for governor, Mark Rogers mused about who might be urging her candidacy in order to stymie Sen. Mark Green’s bid. Here is a list of signatories pleading for Green’s re-entry into

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In remembrance of John Jay Hooker

It was my first brush with a real, live, seersucker-clad political legend. In person and up close, John Jay Hooker commanded attention and fomented respect, whether or not one knew exactly who he was. I can still hear his baritone

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Web log for 2016-01-12

Here’s what’s at top of mind this Tuesday morning. President Barack Obama tonight will give his final State of the Union address, followed by a Republican response from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Obama’s track record as president has been

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