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Lawmakers and animal-rights activists who have pushed the federal government to crack down on an illegal practice that's sometimes used to give Tennessee Walking Horses their exaggerated, high-stepping gait are feeling encouraged that President Barack Obama's administration appears ready to act. The U.S. Department of Agriculture served notice in April that it is proposing a new rule to strengthen federal requirements aimed at eliminating the practice known as "soring." Comment?
More than 40 years ago, Americans lost trust in their government when a sneaky, underhanded, calculating President Richard M. Nixon tried to use the White House and its power to punish his political enemies. Nixon resigned in disgrace as he faced charges of obstruction of justice, abuse of power, criminal cover-up and several violations of the Constitution. Comment?
Tennessee's debate over transgender bathrooms reignited Friday after President Barack Obama's administration told the nation's public schools to let students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The letter from the federal Justice and Education departments says public schools must treat transgender students in a way that matches their gender identity, even if their education records or identity documents indicate a different sex. Comment?
The James K. Polk Ancestral Home sits at the corner of West 7th and High streets in Columbia. Former President James K. Polk's home in Columbia is "one step closer to being declared a national treasure," U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said in remarks Wednesday. Comment?
Public health officials in Tennessee are preparing for more cases of Zika virus to be reported in the state with summer - and mosquito season - approaching. Of the 346 cases of Zika confirmed in the continental United States, only two have been in Tennessee - and, like all the others, both involved people who had recently traveled to other countries or territories where the virus is prevalent. Comment?
"That's the last we'll see of the presidential race," said Vanderbilt University political scientist Bruce Oppenheimer, who studies elections. Barring some dramatic, unforeseen turn of events, Republican-red Tennessee will be safe territory for the GOP nominee this fall and will be largely forgotten as the candidates fight it out in battleground states like Ohio, Florida and Virginia. Comment?
An online movement has been launched to send Memphian and federal Judge Bernice Donald to the U.S. Supreme Court. Donald is now a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2011 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a 96-2 vote. Comment?
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