Tennessee governor Bill Haslam will veto legislation that required anyone who films animal cruelty to turn the footage in to authorities within 48 hours, much to the delight of celebrities like Carrie Underwood.
Governor Rick Perry has announced he is in full support of the Texas Thunder Music Festival. The debut event will help raise funds for the schools, first responders and victims of the West, Texas tragedy, which changed the small town forever on April 17.
On Thursday afternoon at Southern Methodist University outside Dallas, President Obama and former Presidents Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter gathered at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Tennessee State Representative Andy Holt is standing by his suggestion that Carrie Underwood should stick to singing instead of politics. He also says he's on the same side of animal rights issues as the country singer and he might invite her for dinner to discuss the Livestock Cruelty Prevention Act, known as the Ag-Gag Bill to critics.
12:45 p.m. (EST): FBI spokesman Paul Bresson has confirmed that the substance found in the letter to the president was ricin.
The Secret Service says that a letter containing a suspicious substance and addressed to President Obama was received on Tuesday at a White House mail facility. This comes just after a letter sent to Senator Roger Wicker (R.-Miss.) was found to contain the poison ricin.
For several years now, I've found reasons to use a motto loosely borrowed from comedian Bill Hicks. The basic intention of this brief saying helps me find a fresh perspective on life's situations that may seem negative at first glance. The motto? "It's all in how you look at it.". Simple, right? Tax season reminds me of this saying on a regular basis.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday (April 8) at the age of 87, and the Oak Ridge Boys have issued a statement in remembrance of the fallen leader, whose indomitable will earned her the nickname "Iron Lady."
Job growth appeared to slow drastically during March, as employers added 88,000 new jobs, down from 268,000 in February. The unemployment rate went down a tick, from 7.7 percent to 7.6, but that was due to a reduction in the labor force.
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