The Chattanooga City Council's November vote to grant health benefits to employees' domestic partners was "deaf to and inconsiderate of Chattanooga voters" and should be overturned at the ballot box, its chief opponent said Thursday.

WASHINGTON — In his first wide-ranging public discussion since becoming the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker sold his vision of America's role in the world, pushing an active path in Syria and promising tough scrutiny of future entanglements overseas.

WASHINGTON — The six Republican senators from Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama cast a total of 54 votes on nine gun-related proposals last week.

NASHVILLE — Delivering his State of the State address in January, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam quickly brought up what he called the "elephant in the room."

Larry Grohn beat longtime Chattanooga Councilman Jack Benson on Tuesday night in a fight between former educators.

The runoff election to decide who will round out the Chattanooga City Council will be held today.

Chancellor Frank Brown refused to grant a temporary delay of a runoff election slated for April 9.

Councilman Peter Murphy said Tuesday that he and a band of District 9 residents plan on filing a lawsuit to force a runoff election. He just doesn't know when.

Whether there's a runoff election in City Council District 9 could hang on a technicality.

The list of proposed Hamilton County school construction projects is narrowing.

WASHINGTON — When political reporters write about members of Congress, they often call their subjects lawmakers. So, the popular assumption goes, congressmen and senators smoke cigars and debate over heaps of paper, passing new laws and changing the way Americans behave, consume and spend.

Former Chattanooga City Councilman Yusuf Hakeem could be just a few votes shy of winning the District 9 race, but incumbent Peter Murphy maintains the election should go to a runoff.

Hamilton County election commissioners will meet this morning to decide whether write-in votes will be counted in Chattanooga's District 9 City Council race.

WASHINGTON — Long before hitting Capitol Hill, they scrounged as restaurant servers, fast-food workers and paperboys.

Former state Sen. Andy Berke now has a new title to add to his resume — mayor of Chattanooga.

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