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              Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio. During the third hour, Carmichael discusses the recent confiscation of private citizens firearms by St. Louis Attorney General Kim Gardner in response to defending themselves against Black Lives Matter rioters. Leahy: Crom,...
    Conservative Republicans are pushing an amendment to the annual defense spending bill in the House that would rescind authorization from troops in Afghanistan.  The amendment would alter the National Defense Authorization Act to include language rescinding the Authorization for Use of Military Force established in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It also instructs the Pentagon to produce a plan for withdrawing troops from the region, calls for political reconciliation and elections in Afghanistan independent of U.S. involvement, and would...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Bloomington say a 52-year-old man is in custody after crashing a car into a home, causing a fire. According to police, officers responded around 4:30 a.m. to a residence on the 200 block of 107th Street Circle. There, officials say an erratic driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a garage, which in turn caused a fire. The fire spread to the residence and was eventually put out by the Blaine Fire Department. Authorities...
    The U.S. Supreme Court justices who dissented against the decision to allow federal executions to resume after more than 15 years have criticized the late-night move as rushed and hasty, Newsweek reports. The Court issued an unsigned opinion in the early morning on Tuesday that said to lift a preliminary injunction set by a district court, and allow federal executions, which have not taken place since 2003. Although the district court barred executions as being against the Eighth Amendment, which...
    Evans County Commissioners voted last Wednesday to approve a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The Commissioners stopped short of enacting an ordinance or declaring the county by resolution a “Second Amendment/2A Sanctuary,” but approved the resolution proclaiming support in a unanimous vote. The resolution specifically states that the Evans County Board of Commissioners desire to declare its support of the Second Amendment because many citizens of Evans County regard the right of people to keep and bear arms...
    Democrat Sen. challenger Mark Kelly is campaigning on background checks and gun seizures as he tries to unseat pro-Second Amendment Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ). Kelly’s wife, Gabby Giffords, was shot by an attacker in Tucson on January 8, 2011. That attacker acquired his gun via a background check, yet Kelly is campaigning to expand the point-of-sale opportunities to conduct background checks, with his campaign website suggesting such checks “keep kids and communities safer.” Again, his wife’s attacker passed a background...
    A one-year-old boy was shot to death Sunday night near Raymond Bush Playground in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) New York City. CBS New York reported the boy was in a stroller during a barbecue when he was shot about 11:30 p.m. The boy was transported to a hospital, where he died. Three other individuals were wounded in the shooting. A one year old child is dead. The baby was with his family enjoying a Sunday night in the Summer when...
    The 2020 Democrat candidates have continued the party’s radical lurch leftward on abortion, initiated in 2016 with nominee Hillary Clinton, and now confirmed by Joe Biden’s joint Unity Task Force plan with socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). In his upcoming book, RED NOVEMBER, Breitbart News senior editor-at-large Joel B. Pollak details Biden’s decision to follow his party’s lead to abandon his once moderate political views on abortion and entirely dismiss a right to life for the unborn. Pollak observed Biden’s...
    For much of Donald Trump’s presidency, the phrase “Imagine if Obama had” served as a reminder of the double standards and hypocrisy required to defend Trump’s rhetoric and actions.  But when it comes to the most recent example of hypocritical corruption, the pardoning of his longtime friend and “partner-in-crime” Roger Stone—who was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering in the course of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump —we can look back a few more years and...
    A Wesley Chapel, Florida, homeowner shot and killed two out of three home invasion suspects Friday morning. Fox 35 reports that the homeowner was playing video games when he heard glass breaking just before 1:00 a.m. He retrieved a gun and shot one suspect in a hallway, then fired again when a second suspect allegedly appeared in the hallway with a gun. Sheriff Chris Nocco says the suspect fired his gun, then it jammed. The homeowner shot him. Then a...
    Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) told Breitbart News Tonight that the Republican and Democrat proposal to tie President Donald Trump’s hands from withdrawing from Afghanistan is “egregious” and “exactly the opposite of what we should do.” Banks — a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a veteran who served in Afghanistan — spoke to Breitbart News Tonight host Rebecca Mansour after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the chair of the House Republican Conference, cosponsored an amendment with Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) to the National...
    Friday at a round table discussion with Black community leaders at Creative Visions in Des Moines, IA, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, said she supported renaming military bases that honor Confederate generals even though Republican voter’s in her home state are giving her “crap.” Ernst discussed her support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) amendment in the Defense Authorization Bill that would require the renaming all military bases honoring the Confederacy. President Donald Trump threatened to...
    Lynne Sladky/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones newsletters.President Trump has come through for his crooked pal Roger Stone: President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime confidant Roger Stone on Friday, using the extensive powers of the presidency to protect a felon and political ally while also lashing out against a years-long probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election. ….While the 643-word statement recited a litany of Trump supporters’ complaints...
    Detroit Police Chief James Craig released body cam video showing that Hakim Littleton allegedly fired at officers before they shot and killed him Friday. WXYZ reports that police arrived at 12:35 p.m. to arrest another individual on a DEA warrant when Littleton allegedly pulled a gun and fired one or two rounds at one of the arresting officers. Detroit police officers returned fire, and Littleton went down and allegedly continued firing as he fell. Chief Craig says Littleton was only two...
    Teachers union in nations second-largest school district say to keep schools closed This Grocery Store Chain is Opening New Superstores Near You Indie Director Blasts Governments Argument that Filming Isnt Protected Speech © BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images An independent filmmaker is challenging the ability of the government to charge fees for commercial shoots in national parks — and hes pushing back against its defense that the act of filming isnt protected by the First Amendment. Gordon Price in...
    Shootings are up 76 percent over where they were this time last year in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. NBC News reports not only the surge in shootings but also the fact that “nearly all the bloodshed concentrated in the city’s predominantly Black and brown communities on the South and West Sides.” They note similar stories around the country. For example, from January 2020 to May 2020 in Democrat-controlled Louisville, Kentucky, nearly “75 percent of homicide victims were black.” And...
    House Democrats on Thursday advanced an amendment that would restore millions of dollars in aid to Palestinians cut by the Trump administration two years earlier, as part of a multi-billion dollar spending bill under consideration. House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Nita LoweyNita Sue LoweyDemocrats sidestep budget deal by seeking 0B in emergency spending New Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Overnight Defense: House Dems offer M for Army to rename bases | Bill takes aim at money for Trumps border wall...
              Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Star National Correspondent Neil McCabe to the newsmakers line. During the third hour, McCabe talked about the Navy’s recent call for military personnel to sign a waiver acknowledging that they will not attend indoor religious services. He later discussed whether this...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Minneapolis City Council are pledging a thoughtful approach to their proposal to dismantle the city’s police department following the killing of George Floyd. Council members sought Wednesday to reassure the Minneapolis Charter Commission, with some commissioners expressing concerns that the council was rushing to push through the proposal so voters can decide it in the November election. The proposal would eliminate the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a new agency, the Department...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Minneapolis City Council are pledging a thoughtful approach to their proposal to dismantle the citys police department following the killing of George Floyd. Council members sought Wednesday to reassure the Minneapolis Charter Commission, with some commissioners expressing concerns that the council was rushing to push through the proposal so voters can decide it in the November election. The proposal would eliminate the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a new agency, the Department...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Minneapolis City Council are pledging a thoughtful approach to their proposal to dismantle the city’s police department following the killing of George Floyd. Council members sought Wednesday to reassure the Minneapolis Charter Commission, with some commissioners expressing concerns that the council was rushing to push through the proposal so voters can decide it in the November election. The proposal would eliminate the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a new agency, the Department of Community...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Minneapolis City Council are pledging a thoughtful approach to their proposal to dismantle the city’s police department following the killing of George Floyd. Council members sought Wednesday to reassure the Minneapolis Charter Commission, with some commissioners expressing concerns that the council was rushing to push through the proposal so voters can decide it in the November election. The proposal would eliminate the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a new agency, the Department...
    The fight is on over whether or not Illinois voters should approve a change of the state’s flat income tax to a tax with higher rates for higher earners. The group “Vote Yes for Fairness” put out a series of 15-second video ads supporting the proposed constitutional amendment voters will decide on this November. “The seven ads highlight how our current tax system is broken and fundamentally unfair, forcing our essential workers like nurses and grocery store clerks...
    A tour bus, sponsored by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, pulls up to a Miami-Dade County courthouse ahead of a special court hearing aimed at restoring the right to vote under Floridas amendment 4 in Miami, Florida. Restoration of rights for formerly incarcerated Floridians is once again on hold after a federal appeals court granted a request to stay a lower court decision that “the state of Florida’s pay-to-vote system was an unconstitutional restriction on the right to vote.” Earlier...
    Some college students say they are willing to sacrifice their rights to free speech in order to avoid offending their peers. In a video released by Campus Reform on Tuesday, digital reporter Eduardo Neret asked students if they would be in favor of giving up their First Amendment rights out of consideration for others. Many responded in the affirmative. Would you guys be willing to give up some of your First Amendment rights to say whatever you want...