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Hundreds gathered today in the shadow of the state capitol building to protest the Obama administration’s fiscal and budget policies. The Nashville Tea Party was one of nearly fifty such rallies that took place around the nation.
People across Middle Tennessee paused their midday activities today to watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
A record 2.6-million Tennessee voters cast ballots in last week’s Presidential election. The state election administrator has compiled unofficial numbers.
Governor Phil Bredesen says Democratic candidates faced a stiff headwind on Election Day. Senator John McCain won the state by 15-points. His coattails helped drive a new Republican majority into the legislature.
Democrat Barack Obama won the presidency, but not Tennessee. Republican John McCain won the state 57 percent of the vote.
Democrats in Tennessee were hard to find on election night. Republican John McCain, as expected, carried the state. Democrat Barack Obama posted wins in only six of Tennessee’s 95 counties: Davidson, Haywood, Houston, Jackson, Hardeman and Shelby.
The state election commission, the US Attorney’s office and the American Civil Liberties Union all agree-this has been a very smooth election day so far.
Voters in Nashville turned out to the polls in force today, even though nearly 60-percent voted early.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says the government has to find a balance between regulating the economy and interfering with it, even as unintended consequences of the federal bailout emerge.
Two men accused of plotting to kill more than 100 people will appear in Memphis for a detention hearing on Thursday. Federal agents say they have spoiled their plot to go on a shooting rampage at a predominantly black high school.
Two weeks after hosting the presidential town-hall debate, Belmont University is taking stock of the event’s effects.
Once again, Nashville ranked highly for the number of people watching the last presidential debate.
Most early voting sites around Middle Tennessee experienced substantial lines when they opened this morning.
Early voting in the Presidential Election starts bright and early tomorrow morning. Middle Tennessee election officials expect long lines.
More than 59-percent of TV’s in Nashville tuned in to last night’s Presidential debate at Belmont University. Per TV set, Nashville had the highest rating in the country.
Tennessee political figures who came into the media tent after last night’s debate all said their party’s candidate won, just like you’d expect them to. But many were intrigued at Republican John McCain’s idea to shore up home prices.
While a select few got front row seats to last night’s town hall debate at Belmont University, the next best thing – even in Nashville – was a big screen TV. Two dozen residents of the Encore condos downtown watched together. Debate over the economy left several voters undecided.
Quite a few of Tennessee’s political figures came in to the ‘spin alley’ last night in the media tent after the debate. They all thought their party’s candidate did the best.
For a group of about 100 students and Murfreesboro residents gathered at MTSU to watch the debate, the biggest cheer of the night didn’t go for McCain or Obama, but to the moderator, Tom Brokaw.