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Political satire group performs to packed house at Bijou Theatre

Political satire group performs to packed house at Bijou Theatre

A group stopped in East Tennessee to poke fun of what they call our political leaders' "eccentricities".

Capitol Steps performed for a packed house on Tuesday at the Bijou Theatre. They're a political satire group out of Washington, and they've been ribbing on our nation's leaders for 30 years now. All money raised at the event benefits the Volunteer Ministry Center.

Forget about taking sides, liberal conservative, even independent, the group pokes fun at them all.

UT students gather to watch, weigh in on debate

The first 2012 presidential debate has Americans talking across the country and in East Tennessee, including a large group of UT students.

The Baker Center on campus hosted a watch party for students.

After the debate was over, they discussed and analyzed the candidates and the issues with each other and via teleconference with other groups around the state.

Two students, Lisa Dicker, who leans left, and Hannah Bailey, who leans right, shared their impressions with 10News afterward as well.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

Here's a couple handy links:

Catch a bus, register to vote

Catch a bus, register to vote

As we get closer to the November presidential elections,  
people on-the-go in Knoxville now have a new place to register to vote-- the Knoxville-area Transit Station.

Station agents are trained to help answer questions and walk people through the registration application process.

If you are not registered to vote, but want to cast your ballot this November, you have until October 8th.

The Knoxville station is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Early voting begins October 17 and ends November 1.

287(g) protestors call victory; Sheriff talks program

287(g) protestors call victory; Sheriff talks program

Immigrant rights advocates held a protest in Downtown Knoxville Tuesday. 

Wednesday, the same group held a news conference.

The "No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice" campaign gathered outside the city-county building to address news media.

The protestors call their Tuesday protest a victory.  The campaign believes the movement drew attention to 287(g).

One arrested, others cited in immigration protest in downtown Knoxville

One arrested, others cited in immigration protest in downtown Knoxville

A protest Tuesday led to several people being taken into custody.

Protesters were voicing their concerns over a program called 287(g) that the Knox County's Sheriff's Office is considering for inmates here. It's a partnership with federal authorities to check an immigrant's legal status.

Tuesday afternoon, protesters, including illegal immigrants, protested near the sheriff's office. Some are traveling across the country spreading a message they call "No papers, no fear."