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BREAKING: Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core

By Truth In Media Team BenSwann.com April 21, 2015   BREAKING: Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core     NASHVILLE, April 21, 2015– Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core. Today, the Tennessee State Senate followed with a (27:1) vote in favor of repeal. “This legislation […]


Crony Capitalist Green Stuff – Alcoa Gets $269 Million DOE Loan For Already Built Aluminum Sheet Plant

By Against Crony Capitalism April 15, 2015   Crony Capitalist Green Stuff – Alcoa Gets $269 Million DOE Loan For Already Built Aluminum Sheet Plant     These sorts of loans are typically vehicles for crony capitalism. Think Solyndra. But in this case the market has already resolved the issue. The plant the taxpayer backed […]

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Can’t Pay Your Student Loans? In Some States It Might Cost You Your License To Drive Or Work

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist March 25, 2015   Can’t Pay Your Student Loans? In Some States It Might Cost You Your License To Drive Or Work   (Chris Goldberg)   In addition to causing irreparable damage to their credit scores, student loan borrowers who default on their debts face a much more devastating and counter-intuitive […]


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Tennessee Highway Patrol Under Fire After Troopers Expose Alleged DUI Quota System

By Barry Donegan BenSwann.com March 11, 2015   Tennessee Highway Patrol Under Fire After Troopers Expose Alleged DUI Quota System     A December 2014 email, uncovered by attorney Don Spurrell and exposed to the public by Johnson City Press, from Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Traci Barrett to her troopers, said, “If we have personnel that fall […]


Tennessee Bill to prohibit county employees from serving as County Commissioners

A new bill for Tennessee that will stop county employees from serving as County Commissioner of the county in which they are employed will be soon up for a vote.  This will not do anything to county employees that are currently elected members of the County Commission or re-election of county employees that currently hold […]

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Tennessee Legislators Introduce Bills to Decriminalize Cannabis Oil, Legalize Marijuana

By Barry Donegan BenSwann.com February 21, 2015   Tennessee Legislators Introduce Bills to Decriminalize Cannabis Oil, Legalize Marijuana The battle over marijuana prohibition is heating up in the Volunteer State, as legislators have introduced two new bills that would weaken the ban — one to legalize up to a half ounce of pot and the […]