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If anyone had their minds changed from Monday night's 3rd District congressional debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and Democratic challenger Dr. Mary Headrick, they probably hadn't been paying attention before.

  • Oct. 29th, 2014  |
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When churchgoers in Cumberland County, N.C., went to their cars after Sunday services recently, they found a flyer with an image of a Jim Crow-era lynching with an overprinted warning of what might happen if Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate, the Fayetteville Observer reported.

Just how old is Chattanooga, anyway?

  • Oct. 26th, 2014  |
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Dr. Jim Catanzaro is never without a thought, a plan, a strategy. Where most people his age and with his longevity in their fields have hung up their spurs and received their gold watches, he is active, moving, seeking, listening and looking ahead.

When supporters of Amendment 1 to Tennessee's constitution on the November ballot say they fear a loss would mean more taxpayer support of abortions in the state, they have in mind something like what happened in California recently, according to The Federalist.

  • Oct. 24th, 2014  |
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The 1861-1865 War Between the States was fought for many reasons still hotly debated today.

Not that you’d know it, but U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is running for a third term in Congress in Tennessee’s 4th District.

  • Oct. 22nd, 2014  |
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Generations of Chattanoogans knew him only as Luther, and that in itself was a sign of respect.

  • Oct. 21st, 2014  |
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Deadspin, a left-wing sports website run by Gawker Media, thought it was offering a big scoop with its recent news that Republican Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner lied when he said he played high school football.

Democrats in Georgia are banking on the past this November.

  • Oct. 19th, 2014  |
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Can we talk?

  • Oct. 18th, 2014  |
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For even any supposedly "nonpartisan" government office like the Government Accountability Office to suggest that Tennessee's voter ID law suppressed the vote in 2012 in any measurable way is patently ridiculous.

The Red Bank Police Department may have closed its internal investigation into the actions of former Officer Doug Millsaps with his resignation last week, but some of the actions involving Millsaps’ drunken participation in firearms training should give the public pause.

  • Oct. 15th, 2014  |
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When did polling replace thinking?

  • Oct. 14th, 2014  |
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