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Activist wages primary against Dem Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper

Nov. 18, 2019 6:04 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee activist Justin Jones launched his challenge of U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in the 2020 Democratic primary Monday, leading civil rights chants with supporters on the campus of historically black Fisk University. Jones, a constant presence at state Capitol protests and sit-ins for...

Agreement reached in black activist case with lawmakers

Nov. 13, 2019 6:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor confirmed Wednesday that his office has reached a resolution involving a young black activist’s high-profile court case. Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott says the agreement states that 24-year-old Justin Jones will have no contact with...

Activist files to run against Tennessee's US Rep. Jim Cooper

Nov. 12, 2019 1:49 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee activist Justin Jones has filed to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in a 2020 Democratic primary. A Federal Election Commission document shows Jones filed Monday to seek the Nashville seat. Jones didn't immediately return requests for comment. The 24-year-old black activist...

Pence asks Tennesseans to support Mexico-Canada trade deal

Oct. 7, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Monday urged a group of Tennesseans to call the state's two Democratic congressmen and ask them to help pass the Trump administration's trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Pence's remarks came during a speech to several hundred people at a Tyson...

Tennessee Medicaid block grant push gets backlash at hearing

Oct. 1, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's plan to become the first state to receive Medicaid funding in a lump sum drew overwhelming opposition and no praise at its first public hearing Tuesday. Around 30 people worried aloud at the Nashville hearing that the $7.9 billion block grant proposal could compromise...

Dem Rep. Cooper joins call for impeachment inquiry of Trump

Sep. 24, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper is abandoning previous misgivings by calling for the House to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. In Tuesday's statement, the Nashville Democrat contended that Trump's continuing misconduct requires that Congress uphold the U.S....