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Vice President Joe Biden says America will follow the terrorists who have killed two journalists "to the gates of hell."

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.

NASHVILLE — Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell said Thursday that lawmakers should look at reviewing no-bid elements added to a consulting contract awarded to Chicago-based real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle.

Let your legislators know your views on the issues.

  • April 8th, 2013  |

Nearly two years ahead of 2014 congressional elections, campaign donors are defecting from U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is withholding judgment on President Obama's four nominations to the Tennessee Valley Authority board, saying the administration has told him nothing and he's not happy about it.

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., announced Monday he has become the first elected official this election cycle to pledge not to lobby once he leaves Congress.

Chattanooga City Councilman Andraé McGary skipped a City Council meeting Tuesday to campaign for state Senate, missing 14 votes and a citizen's complaint about a housing project in his district.

NASHVILLE -- After the General Assembly approved Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed overhaul of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority last spring, Knoxville businessman Earl R. Taylor thought he might be a good fit as one of the agency's five new part-time directors.

Despite calls for Republican unity, some Greg Vital donors won't be supporting Todd Gardenhire's state Senate bid against a Democrat.

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