Senate Health Bill May Alienate G.O.P. Conservatives

Senate Health Bill May Alienate G.O.P. Conservatives Senators are looking at changes to the House bill that would protect sick Americans and stabilize insurance markets, but nods to moderates may lose conservatives. Source: NYT > Politics Click to read more.

Country music makes room for hockey

Country music makes room for hockey CMA Music Festival had to make way for the Nashville Predators for the first time in the country music festival’s history. Source: WSMV Nashville – ! News Click to read more.

Brownback Tax Cuts Set Off a Revolt by Kansas Republicans

Brownback Tax Cuts Set Off a Revolt by Kansas Republicans The vote by lawmakers was a remarkable rejection of the state’s tax-cutting approach after years of mounting uncertainty and unhappiness over whether it was working. Source: NYT > U.S. Click to read more.

Canada’s Strategy on Climate Change: Work With American States

Canada’s Strategy on Climate Change: Work With American States After President Trump said that he would pull out of the Paris climate accord, Canada is increasing its efforts to court American governors and mayors. Source: NYT > Politics Click to read more.

Record $465,000 fine issued against Jeremy Durham for hundreds of campaign violations

Record $465,000 fine issued against Jeremy Durham for hundreds of campaign violations A state agency issued a record $465,500 fine against ex-state lawmaker Jeremy Durham over hundreds of campaign finance law violations.            Source: GANNETT Syndication Service Click to read more.

Debt Ceiling Is Again a Battleground, This Time with Republicans in Charge

Debt Ceiling Is Again a Battleground, This Time with Republicans in Charge Republicans became adept during the Obama years at precipitating debt-ceiling crises to extract concessions. Although now in power, they are unsure how to proceed. Source: NYT > Politics Click to read more.

Salaries of Nashville council members would increase by 54 percent under proposal

Salaries of Nashville council members would increase by 54 percent under proposal The salaries of Nashville’s next crop of 40 Metro council members would go up by 54 percent, and the annual pay for vice mayor would increase by 48 percent, under a pay plan overhaul the Metro Council will vote…

Intelligence Officials Sidestep Senate Questions on Trump and Russia

Intelligence Officials Sidestep Senate Questions on Trump and Russia The national intelligence director and the head of the N.S.A. drew criticism from senators for their reluctance to speak about President Trump’s conduct. Source: NYT > Politics Click to read more.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee approves Hagerty nomination

Senate Foreign Relations Committee approves Hagerty nomination Nashville business man moves one step closer to becoming U.S. ambassador to Japan.        Source: GANNETT Syndication Service Click to read more.

Prisoners smoke joints, show off phones in prison videos

Prisoners smoke joints, show off phones in prison videos A video posted on the Facebook page of a Tennessee prisoner shows him wearing a mask and smoking from a makeshift bong while inside a jail cell. Source: WSMV Nashville – ! News Click to read more.