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If it's still possible to inject sanity into the marriage argument, maybe there's a third way out there.

Third District Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, R-Chattanooga, elected to his third term in the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday, had raised more than 10 times that of his Democratic opponent, Mary Headrick, according to the candidates' Oct. 15 Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.

Tuesday's national election, in which Republicans captured the United States Senate and increased their margin in the U.S. House, was said to be "about nothing," according to some pundits, but was, in fact, about a lot of things.

Tennesseans were saying with their votes late Tuesday they're willing to trust their legislators to suggest and pass common-sense regulations on abortions and to advise and consent on the governor's choices for state Supreme Court and appellate court judges.

Republicans have been salivating over the prospects of a GOP-led United States Senate for months, but they should be careful what they wish for.

A new poll indicates one of President Obama's vaunted voting blocs, millennials, has shifted allegiances.

Just because no president is being elected this year is no reason to skip Tuesday's elections.

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.

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