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Marsha Blackburn

Music Director at WJCU Breaks with National Association of Broadcasters in Letter to Congress Supporting Artist Pay for Radio Play

Chris Castle | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

The United States is the only democracy in the world that does not pay recording artists for radio airplay. Artists and record labels have been fighting a legislative battle for decades to bring the U.S. in line with the rest of the world, but the powerful broadcasters lobby has always beaten them back.

More Real: The War on Christians or Santa Claus?

David Pakman | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
David Pakman

The reality is that there is no Christian persecution in the United States. Not being allowed to discriminate based on completely self-professed and arbitrary "sincerely held religious beliefs" is not an example of persecution. Having the only federal religious holiday be Christmas is a characteristic of a group granted special privileges by civil society.

GOP Rep Says Christians Are Persecuted in the US, Can't Give Examples

Lauren Windsor | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

At the South Carolina Freedom Summit, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN 7) advocated State Department intervention when asked what role the United States should play in protecting Christians around the world.

How This Federal Data Breach Law Could Actually Hurt Consumers

Adam Levin | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Adam Levin

The undermining of better laws is bad, but worse is the way the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 underscores a continuing failure of our leaders to fully understand the nature of the problems we face in the mare's nest that is consumer privacy and data security.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Lawmakers Push Back Against 'False Rumors' Promoted By Anti-Vaccine Movement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday broke with the vaccine skepticism expressed by some of their potentia...

Here are the 241 Bills and Resolutions Introduced on the First Day of Congress

Marci Harris | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Marci Harris

Leaders were elected, Members took their oaths, and in short order, they got to work introducing bills on the first day of the 114th Congress.

Marsha Blackburn Re-Elected To Congress In 2014 Midterm Election

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn was re-elected to Congress on Tuesday. Blackburn faced off with Democrat Dan Cramer in the race for Tennessee's 7t...

Hobby-Nobbing: Company Men and Republicans Attack Privacy This Election

Hans Johnson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Less than a century ago, in 1920, Tennessee lawmakers ratified the 19th Amendment that allowed American women the right to vote in federal elections. The current drive by Republicans and corporate allies to uproot safeguards for privacy and women's rights undermines that legacy.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Marsha Blackburn Wishes Bill Frist, Who Disapproves Of Travel Ban, Were Ebola Czar | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has taken to the airwaves in recent days with sharp criticism of Ron Klain, President Barack Obama's pic...

GOP Panics, Attacks DREAMers and Border Children

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The very fact that Republicans were meeting during what was supposed to be a recess means that, despite the fact we've known about the border crisis for some time, a panic switch had been thrown.

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change Gets More Air Time On Some TV News Shows | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– So far, 2014 has seen a renewed interest in climate change on the Sunday morning political talk shows. In just the first six months of...

GOP Congresswoman Is Afraid Obama Will Use Border Money To Fund Obamacare

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama has requested $3.7 billion to address the crisis brought on by the influx of unaccompanied child migrants surging into the Sout...

The Cost Benefit Analysis of Climate Change Legislation: Future Generations Will Thank You

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When a thorough cost-benefit analysis is done with respect to future generations, enacting climate change legislation today is not only a moral imperative, but also makes perfect economic sense.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Republicans Have 'Led The Fight For Women's Equality'

Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Days after the Paycheck Fairness Act was blocked by Senate Republicans, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has stepped forward to defend her party, insis...

Christina Wilkie

This Man Refuses To Be Intimidated By Threat After Testifying On Horse Abuse | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than 24 hours after testifying on Capitol Hill about the horrifying abuse of championship Tennessee Walking Horses, animal welfare ...

Christina Wilkie

Why This Congresswoman Opposes Effort To End Horrifying Horse Abuse | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cruel practice of "soring" championship gaited horses by wrapping their hooves in corrosive chemicals and then applying chains or ba...

Sebelius Show Trial Highlighted Lawmakers in the Pockets of Insurance Companies

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The truth these politicians want to obscure is that Obamacare is protecting their constituents from buying coverage that provides little to no shield against financial ruin. And that protection is something the insurance industry wants to get rid of.

Jennifer Bendery

Sebelius Takes Blame For Obamacare Glitches | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized on Wednesday for the "miserably frustrating experience" people are havi...

WATCH: CNN Anchor's Devastating Questioning Of GOP Rep

Posted 12.25.2013 | Media

CNN's Carol Costello tried and tried to get Rep. Marsha Blackburn to tell her how the Obamacare website "specifically" violated medical privacy laws, ...

WATCH: MSNBC Host's Startling Question To GOP Rep.

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.15.2013 | Media

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts was very prepared to take on Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) in a Tuesday interview, directly questioning the congresswoman's p...

Rate Shock: The Scare That Wouldn't Stick

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians and the media were all too willing to repeat what CEOs of big for-profit insurance corporations were saying without analyzing their motives or taking into account the fact that the marketplaces will force real competition in the health insurance world.

I Don't Get the Ceiling Fan Battle

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Representative Blackburn is free to attack a solution that will save Americans money and help curb climate change, but I still can't help wonder: Why would she want to?

GOP Scrambles To Improve Outreach To Women

National Journal | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

When the House Judiciary Committee passed a late-term abortion ban in June, Republican leaders scrambled to find a female, media-savvy legislator to b...

The Ceiling Fan and the Congresswoman

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Albert Einstein once said, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Republicans in the House would disagree with Mr. Einstein. They do it to make sure that the country knows what they are thinking.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Finds Another Way To Stall Climate Change Reform | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marsha Blackburn is not a fan. The Tennessee Republican says new regulations on energy efficiency will overly burden businesses...