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1. White House Faces Brain Drain at Perilous Moment
- Monday, September 3, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasingly convinced that the West Wing is wholly unprepared to handle the expected assault from Democrats if they win the House in November, President Donald Trump's aides and allies are privately raising alarm as his circle of legal and communications advisers continues to shrink.
2. Kelly Wins Praise Across The Aisle, But Bigger Task is Ahead
- Wednesday, August 2, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Raised voices could be heard through the thick door to the Oval Office as John Kelly – then secretary of Homeland Security – offered some tough talk to President Donald Trump.
3. Spicer Abruptly Resigns as Trump Press Secretary
- Monday, July 24, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned his position Friday, ending a rocky six-month tenure that made his news briefings defending President Donald Trump must-see TV. He said Trump's White House "could benefit from a clean slate."
4. Qatar Weighs Demands to End Crisis Amid Threat of Long Siege
- Monday, June 26, 2017
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — With just days to decide, Qatar on Friday weighed an onerous list of demands by its neighbors as a way out of a regional crisis, and a top Emirati official warned the tiny country to brace for a long-term economic squeeze unless it is willing to acquiesce.
5. Trump Actively Looking for New FBI Director
- Wednesday, May 31, 2017
President Donald Trump is still on the hunt for a new FBI director after firing James Comey, and is conducting more meetings to address the vacancy.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump is scheduled to meet Tuesday with John Pistole, the former head of the Transportation Security Administration.
6. White House Communications Director Resigns Amid Tensions
- Wednesday, May 31, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – A top White House communications staffer has resigned as President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul amid intensifying inquiries into his campaign's dealings with Russia.
7. Alternative English
- Friday, May 12, 2017
HE MADE ME DO IT. “The devil made me do it,” we used to say, but we used to say lots of things, using words that seem quaint these days. Facts. History. Welcoming. Bipartisan. Diplomatic. Tasteful. Respectful. Considerate. Thoughtful. Credible. Reality. Presidential. But then, we used to use complete sentences, and care about meaning and the art of language.
8. Trump Says He's Willing to Consider Raising Gas Tax
- Tuesday, May 2, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Monday said he will explore the possibility of higher gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, suggesting an increase could pay for his ambitious infrastructure plan.
9. Trump Says US Won't Leave NAFTA – For Now
- Friday, April 28, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not "a fair deal for all."
10. Trump Targets Visa Program for Highly Skilled Workers
- Wednesday, April 19, 2017
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – President Donald Trump hopes to revive the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign, signing an order Tuesday in politically important Wisconsin to tighten rules on technology companies bringing in highly skilled foreign workers.
11. White House to Share Financial Information About Top Staff
- Monday, April 3, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says it will share financial information about some top staff members late Friday.
President Donald Trump, a billionaire New York businessman, has hired some of the wealthiest people to ever serve in government. The financial assets of roughly 180 senior officials must be detailed in documents accessible to the public, and the Trump administration is continuing President Barack Obama's tradition of providing a way to access those documents through the White House website.
12. White House Vows to Fight Latest Ruling Blocking Travel Ban
- Friday, March 31, 2017
HONOLULU (AP) – A U.S. judge in Hawaii is keeping President Donald Trump's travel ban on hold while the state's lawsuit works its way through the courts, the latest defeat for the government after it pushed for a freeze on the nation's refugee program to go forward.
13. Trump Plans Office to Bring Business Ideas to Government
- Tuesday, March 28, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is establishing a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.
14. True Fakes
- Friday, March 24, 2017
TRUISH. These days, fake news can seem so real, and real news gets more and more unbelievable.
I offer recent local, state and national examples.
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15. A Robust February Jobs Report Points to Resilient US Economy
- Monday, March 13, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a brisk pace – signs that a resilient economy has given many companies the confidence to hire in anticipation of solid growth ahead.
16. Trump to Visit Nashville Next Week for Campaign Rally
- Friday, March 10, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – President Donald Trump has scheduled another campaign rally, this time in Nashville, Tennessee.
The president's campaign website is advertising the event next Wednesday at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
17. Will WikiLeaks Work With Tech Firms to Defend CIA Hacking?
- Thursday, March 9, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks raised the prospect Wednesday of sharing sensitive details it uncovered about CIA hacking tools with leading technology companies whose flagship products and services were targeted by the U.S. government's hacker-spies.
18. WikiLeaks Reveals CIA Trove Alleging Wide-Scale Hacking
- Wednesday, March 8, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – WikiLeaks published thousands of documents Tuesday described as secret files about CIA hacking tools the government employs to break into users' computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs from companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung.
19. New Travel Ban Signed; Iraq Not Included This Time
- Tuesday, March 7, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Monday signed a reworked version of his controversial travel ban Monday, aiming to withstand court challenges while still barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and temporarily shutting down America's refugee program.
20. Officials: New Trump Travel Ban Removes Iraq From List
- Thursday, March 2, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban, American officials say, citing the latest draft in circulation. Trump is expected to sign the executive order in the coming days.
21. Trump Moves to Scale Back Financial Regulations
- Monday, February 6, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is taking his first steps aimed at scaling back financial services regulations, and the Republican-run Congress cast a vote early Friday signaling that it's eager to help.
22. AP: Trump's Voter Fraud Expert Registered in 3 States
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A man who President Donald Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election, the Associated Press has learned.
23. Trump to Sign Order Strengthening Cybersecurity
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order aimed at improving the government's ability to protect its computer networks and fend off hackers.
The move puts the head of the Office of Management and Budget in charge of cybersecurity efforts within the executive branch and directs federal agency directors to develop their own plans to modernize their infrastructure.
24. Trump Says His Order Didn't Cause Weekend Airport Chaos
- Tuesday, January 31, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Holding firm to his immigration order, President Donald Trump on Monday denied it was to blame for chaos at the nation's airports over the weekend, instead pointing to computer glitches, protesters and even the "tears of Senator Schumer."
25. Trump Announces 'Major' Voter Fraud Investigation
- Thursday, January 26, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he's made repeatedly about a rigged voting system.
26. White House Doubles Down on Trump's Voter Fraud Claim
- Wednesday, January 25, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House on Tuesday stuck firmly to President Donald Trump's claim that millions of people voted illegally in the November election, but provided no evidence to back up his assertion.
27. Trump Moves to Pull US Out of Pacific-Rim Trade Deal
- Tuesday, January 24, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.
28. Business Making an Anti-Regulation Pitch to Voters
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business are working to make the anti-regulatory fervor their members share an issue in the last weeks of the campaign.
29. Twitter Plays Outsize Role in 2012 Campaign
- Tuesday, May 8, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – @BarackObama is on Twitter. So is @MittRomney. And so are all the voters following the 2012 presidential contest, whether they know it or not.
Candidates, strategists, journalists and political junkies have flocked to Twitter, the social networking hub where information from the mundane to the momentous is shared through 140-character microbursts known as tweets.
30. Deadline Today For Circuit Court Applications
- Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Today is the deadline for candidates to apply to the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission for Circuit Court judge.
The vacancy was created by the Jan. 2 death of Judge Rita Stotts. Through Friday, two attorneys had applied: Mischelle Alexander Best, a Shelby County public defender and former General Sessions Criminal Court judge and Sean Antone Hunt, an attorney at Spicer, Flynn & Rudstrom PLLC.
31. 14 Applicants File for Two Judicial Vacancies
- Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Two vacancies in the western divisions of two state appeals courts have drawn a lot of interest from attorneys and judges in West Tennessee.
A total of 14 applicants filed with the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission for both vacancies by Friday’s deadline.
32. Cullison Moves Up At Methodist LeBonheur in Germantown
- Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital has named Rebecca Cullison assistant administrator of clinical support services.
Cullison has been with Methodist for three years, first as an administrative resident and most recently as the manager of system operations.
33. Judicial Selection CommitteeSays Reconsider Rejected Candidates
- Friday, August 25, 2006
Two rejected Tennessee Supreme Court candidates will have another go at the positions. The decision comes as the result of an 8-7 vote Tuesday by the Tennessee Judicial Selection Committee.