Alexander makes an interesting point for primary season

Extolling the virtue of bipartisanship isn't something one usually sees in a primary, but here's Sen. Alexander saying he works with Democrats to, you know, accomplish things.

Jul 29, 2014 6:58 AM

Eagle Forum backs Carr


Eagle Forum PAC, a conservative public policy organization founded by pro-family leader Phyllis Schlafly, has endorsed Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr for the United States Senate.
"Joe Carr will stand up for families in the U.S. Senate," said Schlafly. "He is a strong voice for limited government and traditional values. When President Obama and his allies in the Senate attack our constitutional liberties, Joe will always defend them.  Joe spoke out against the amnesty that Democrats and establishment Republicans wanted to give to millions of illegal immigrants, and the crisis on our southern border has proved him right.  He recognizes the damage that illegal immigration inflicts on Tennessee's working families. He will fight for a conservative solution that makes border security a priority and restores the rule of law."
"Phyllis Schlafly has had a long and storied record of conservative activism that has played a significant role in shaping the voices that lead today's conservative movement," Carr said. "I am proud and humbled to have the support of a someone so well-respected throughout the conservative movement stand with me in the fight to grow the voice of conservatives in Washington."
"Every day, the President and liberals in the Senate are working to undermine our most fundamental liberties," added Schlafly. "Joe understands that our rights don't belong to the government. He has been a tireless advocate for the unborn, traditional marriage, and the Second Amendment, and he will be the same in the U.S. Senate.  President Obama has drawn a line in that sand," concluded Schlafly, "and he will not back away unless we have strong conservative leaders like Joe Carr standing up and fighting back.  Now more than ever, we need to rally behind true conservatives like Joe Carr."
Eagle Forum PAC supports candidates who are committed to a conservative philosophy of limited government, national sovereignty and traditional values.

Jul 28, 2014 2:18 PM

Big GOP money in Shelby

It's an uphill battle for them, of course, but the GOP is outspending Democrats 5-to-1 in Shelby County.

Jul 28, 2014 12:31 PM

We've still got ICE

Nashville is one of the few cities that's kept the ICE program. Mildly surprising note from the story: Juana Villegas' son, Gael, is six.

Jul 28, 2014 6:51 AM

Governor writes to president, concerned about influx of immigrant kids

Gov. Haslam needs to know what's up with the immigrant children being placed by the feds in Tennessee.

Jul 28, 2014 6:48 AM

Miller's super PAC pumps $300K in effort to oust Alexander

Andrew Miller's Citizens 4 Ethics in Government spent $300,000 helping Joe Carr's effort to beat Lamar Alexander. You'll remember Carr's campaign loaned Miller's LifeWatch Pharmacy $200,000, according to FEC filings, and is being paid back with interest.

Jul 28, 2014 6:46 AM

What's going on in the 55th?

Andrea Zelinski breaks down the attacks in the 55th House District primary (which is functionally the election as there are no Republican candidates).

Jul 25, 2014 9:00 AM

Unusual harmony

Nate Rau with an examination of Marsha Blackburn's relationship with the music industry and how the strongly conservative representative from Williamson County crosses the aisle to do so. Also: she plays ukelele.

Jul 25, 2014 7:10 AM

Ball's new ad focuses on minimum wage

Gordon Ball's latest focuses on raising the minimum wage.

Jul 25, 2014 7:07 AM