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Jesse Jackson: The Prophet in Memphis

Jesse Jackson: The Prophet in Memphis

Jesse Jackson was in Memphis this past weekend, rekindling memories of a mission -- political as much as religious -- still in need of fulfillment.
Jesse Jackson was in Memphis this past weekend, rekindling memories of a mission -- political as much as religious -- still in need of fulfillment.

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Dueling Visions

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Luttrell and county commission make grudging progress toward a budget but are still scrapping over a tax rate.
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Scrum for Corker’s Seat?

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With gubernatorial field remaining static, speculation turns to U.S. Senate prospects; Shelby Dems about to reorganize.
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Luttrell’s Triple Whammy

County mayor’s composure wears thin after commission action (and inaction) on a triad of issues.
County mayor’s composure wears thin after commission action (and inaction) on a triad of issues.

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Local disagreements on key issues reflect the national partisan divide.
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Filling in the Blanks

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Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

Next week’s District 95 showdown is the opening act of an unfolding scenario.
Nature, rather famously, abhors a vacuum. And, for better or worse, few vacuums exist, year by year, in the calendar of elections for Memphis and

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Corker Opens Up on Trump's Shortcomings, Sees Need for "Radical Changes"

Senator tells media in Chattanooga that the President "has not demonstrated" stability or competetence, "doubles down" on his mistakes, and lacks understanding "of what has made this nation great."

Cohen to Introduce Articles of Impeachment against Trump

Ranking member of House Judiciary subcommittee, says, apropos Charlottesville and Trump's apparent defense of the white nationalist fomentors there: "There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen."

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But call out White Nationalists and Neo-Nazis by Name for Charlottesville Blame
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Cohen to Introduce Articles of Impeachment against Trump

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Doubling Down with David Kustoff

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Doubling Down with David Kustoff

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Holding on Tight

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