Haslam and House, Senate speakers' duel over guns in state Capitol complex shows no signs of letting up

Published Feb. 14 2016

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam and the House and Senate speakers are sticking to their guns over whether to let...

Alexander calls Scalia's death 'great loss'

Published Feb. 13 2016

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., released a statement Saturday night on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

Obama intends to nominate a Supreme Court replacement for Scalia

Published Feb. 13 2016

Obama says he will 'fulfill my Constitutional responsibility' to nominate Scalia successor to Supreme Court.

Gov. Haslam: No plans for big spending on legislative races

Published Feb. 13 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam has proven to be enormously popular with Tennessee voters, but fellow Republicans in the General Assembly have...

Georgia settles lawsuit from transgender former inmate

Published Feb. 12 2016

The state of Georgia has agreed to pay to settle a lawsuit filed by a former transgender inmate whose case...

Debate takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to South Carolina, Nevada

Published Feb. 12 2016

In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to...

Sponsor of school voucher bill says it failed because of 'lies' by opponents

Published Feb. 11 2016

An expected epic battle over school vouchers instead fizzled on the Tennessee House floor Thursday when the sponsor told colleagues...

Democratic debate: Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money and Obama

Published Feb. 11 2016

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate...

Gov. Haslam, Republican leaders clash on allowing firearms in Capitol complex

Published Feb. 11 2016

Are Tennessee's executive and legislative branches barreling toward a constitutional standoff over letting handgun-carry permit holders go armed in parts...

Fact check: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors

Published Feb. 11 2016

In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered...

Tennessee Supreme Court makes it easier to arrest, convict drunk drivers

Published Feb. 11 2016

In two unanimous decisions, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police have the right to stop motorists if their...

Punch, counterpunch: GOP hopefuls bare knuckles in South Carolina

Published Feb. 11 2016

Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing...

Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

Published Feb. 11 2016

Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer...

Lawmakers says soaring college costs due to higher education officials actions, not state cutbacks

Published Feb. 11 2016

Senate Education Committee Republicans on Wednesday backed a bill implementing a two-year freeze on tuition increases at Tennessee's colleges and...

TN state Senate panel OKs bill allowing therapists to reject gay clients

Published Feb. 11 2016

A controversial bill that would let Tennessee therapists and marriage counselors with "sincerely held" religious beliefs turn away gay patients...

House committee approves Alabama lottery bill

Published Feb. 11 2016

Lottery legislation on Wednesday cleared its first hurdle in the Alabama Legislature, a sign of eroding opposition to legalized gambling...

Hamilton County principals draft letter in response to TNReady failure

Published Feb. 10 2016

The Hamilton County Principals Association signed a resolution today asking the state and local school board not to use results...

Monument proposed for North Shore park named after Medal of Honor recipient

Published Feb. 10 2016

The Chattanooga park named for Medal of Honor recipient Charles Coolidge could someday house a monument to him and others...

White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states

Published Feb. 10 2016

Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas...

Sponsor delays Georgia hearing on protecting gay marriage objectors

Published Feb. 10 2016

A powerful Georgia Senate committee has delayed a hearing on a bill allowing religious adoption agencies, schools, government workers and...

Tuition freeze for public colleges advances in state Senate

Published Feb. 10 2016

A bid to freeze tuition at public colleges and universities and colleges in Tennessee is advancing in the state Senate.

Fleischmann says Obama budget 'out of touch with reality' and 'dead on arrival'

Published Feb. 10 2016

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., a member of the House Appropriations Committee, today denounced the record high $4.1 trillion budget...

Forget New Hampshire, TN early voting for GOP, Democratic primaries start today

Published Feb. 10 2016

Tired of waiting on the sidelines as Iowa and now New Hampshire voters weighed in on their picks for Republican...