Corker Urges Strong, Unified U.S. Response To Russia’s Actions In Ukraine

Thursday, March 6, 2014

At a hearing Thursday that included testimony from Obama administration officials on the U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine, Senator Bob Corker said the U.S. needs “a unified and very strong reaction” to Russia’s military intervention in Crimea “over a long time.” Senator Corker continues to work with Chairman Robert Menendez, (D-N.J.), on bipartisan legislation that will support Ukraine’s political and economic transition and impose consequences for threats to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territory.

“I don’t know that we could say that Russia would not have done what it did in Ukraine with a different approach, but I think that there’s a permissive environment that we have created through this reset – thinking that someone like Putin reacts to warmth and charm and reach out when what he really reacts to is weakness, and I think he has seen that in our foreign policy efforts over the course of this last year,” said Senator Corker. 

“I’m thankful today that…there are some steps that are being taken,” added Senator Corker. “We stand ready to enable the administration to act even more forcefully. I could not be more disappointed that we are where we are. I think our credibility very much…is on the line, and I do think that us having a unified and very strong reaction and approach over a long time…is very important relative to Russia right now.”


Former DHS Worker Accused Of Trading Sex For Food Assistance Funds

Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Nashville man accused of misusing his position as an Eligibility Counselor for the Department of Human Services. After receiving information from the Tennessee Department of Human Services, and at the request of DHS and the 20 th  District Attorney General Glenn Funk, TBI special agents ... (click for more)

Rep. Womick Stands Alongside Defiant Kentucky Court Clerk

Rep. Rick Womick said he stands along side Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis and Governor Mike Huckabee in asking the questions, "Under what law, federal or state, are our county clerks issuing homosexual couples marriage licenses?  What federal law would Tennessee county clerks be violating if they did not issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples?  Under ... (click for more)

Who's Responsible For East Ridge's Stadium? - And Response (2)

There just can be no excuse for East Ridge High School's stadium being in such dangerous condition that it has been condemned.   Where is responsible for this? I know there are a few other stadiums like this as well. And there is no excuse for this.  Building new and beautiful schools, state of the art technology. Top athletic facilities as well. Yet, East Ridge ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Five Straight Days Of Football

If I covered my first high school football game as a fledging sports when I was 16 years old, and I am now 66, I figure that’s darn near about a half-century of passes and punts. The mystifying part is that I still get as big of a kick hovering around the game as I did on my very first time so as we usher in the start of the college season with five straight days of games, here ... (click for more)

East Ridge Football: Home Side Stands Are Closed ... Four Home Games Will Be Played on Campus

The home side football stands and press box at East Ridge High School are closed permanently due to safety issues, but for the 66 teenagers who wear the orange, white and gray for the Pioneers on Friday nights it’s a small distraction and the season continues. “Playing this Friday’s game against Signal Mountain at Baylor (7:30 p.m.) is a small distraction for us, but we know ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Football Opener: UTC vs. Jax State – Saturday at Finley Stadium; 6 p.m.

Saturday at Finley Stadium at 6 p.m.  it’s No.8 Chattanooga vs. No.7 Jacksonville (Ala.) State in arguably the most anticipated and talked about game in Chattanooga football history. An important region rivalry as a pair of top 10 FCS schools meet for the 39th time in the season opener for both schools. “This should be a great game between two of the best teams in ... (click for more)