Cohen Holding First Issues Session of 2017 Monday

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis is holding his first issues meeting of the year with constituents Monday, Jan. 9. The meeting which runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Cohen's district office at the Clifford Davis-Odell Horton Federal Building, 167 N. Main St . is an opportunity for citizens and Cohen to discuss issues before Congress that affect the Memphis area.

Tales of Two Cities: On the scene in Cleveland & Philadelphia

At both of the major-party conventions' conclusions, there was serious tension and distrust between the presumptive nominees' delegates and backers and those of the runners-up. At the Republican conclave in Cleveland, this was symbolized somewhat by a scuffle involving the efforts of Mick Wright, a Bartlett delegate committed to Ted Cruz, to make sure that Cruz got the 16 votes he was entitled to when the roll of states was called on the second night of the convention.