Post Politics: 14 April 2008 - Afternoon Edition

Steering into the storm: Bill Hobbs unleashes yet another polemic press release concerning Barack Obama.

The risk of re-segregation: Issues of race color the student assignment in Metro.

If Nashville wants to build a new convention center, it will first have to shift at least $11 million dollars of expenses back to the city’s general fund – most of which currently subsidize the Sommet Center. But we'll worry about that later.

Congressman Jim Cooper confronts the problem of separating the worthy and the unworthy potential seekers of assistance in shaping policy on the present housing crisis.

Putting baby in a corner: Two journalists say Phil Bredesen essentially gave up Congressman Lincoln Davis's confidential thoughts on his superdelegate vote.

In search of a Gattcheck girl: Knox County Republicans run into issues holding their meeting at a school.

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Padgett puts his name beside Senator Jim Webb's in a press release calling for more educational benefits for veterans.

Former Sen. Bill Frist pens a defense of his former aide and current U.S. District Judicial appointee Gus Puryear.

The Oak Hill Gazette is quite displeased with the lack of notice provided about a change in the plans for when the Oak Hill Board of Commissioners would be meeting.

Bloggers across the political spectrum are talking today about an op/ed from the executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action attacking the parliamentary tactics of House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh in regards to recent firearm legislation before the General Assembly.

Congressman Steve Cohen vouches for Barack Obama before the Anti-Defamation League.

Sudden Impact: Law enforcement in Memphis look for terror ties in area businesses.

Jennifer Peebles reminds us that it's almost time for supper.

If you owe back child support, your tax refund may be a bit light this year.

136 Metro Schools will hand over improvement plans to the schools administration tomorrow, so says Christine Buttorff.

A Tennessee blogger who doesn't usually get into the local politics of her town sees good things in a candidate for state House in District 71.

The Nashville Scene calls out the transient reporters in the TV news business misidentifying the Metro Courthouse.

And finally, Memphian David Diamond, a organ donation reform advocate, has dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination.