Fact check: A look at Democratic presidential candidates' claims in latest debate

Published Feb. 5 2016

Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has...

Trail translator: 'Suspending' a campaign means game over

Published Feb. 3 2016

To hear exiting presidential primary candidates tell it, their campaigns never die. They are just suspended.

Clinton, Cruz win Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire

Published Feb. 2 2016

Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign,...

Cruz has 'strongest ground game' in Tennessee, campaign director says

Published Feb. 2 2016

Fresh off GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's Monday night victory in Iowa's caucuses, the head of U.S. Sen. Cruz's Tennessee...

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in fed prisons

Published Jan. 25 2016

President Barack Obama said Monday he will ban the use of solitary confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal...

As presidential race continues, poll shows most Americans have little confidence in federal government

Published Jan. 23 2016

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, conducted in December, found more than 6 in 10 respondents expressed...

Supreme Court sets election-year clash on immigration

Published Jan. 19 2016

The Supreme Court has agreed to an election-year review of President Barack Obama's executive orders to allow up to...

Bernie Sanders plans rally at Tennessee State University

Published Jan. 13 2016

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to bring his "Feel the Bern" tour of historically black colleges to Tennessee State University...

GOP, Democrats use cheers, boos to express their politics

Published Jan. 12 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a polarized Washington, President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address drew sharply different partisan...

State of the Union: Obama warns against giving into election year cynicism

Published Jan. 12 2016

Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to rekindle their belief in the promise of...

In GOP response to president, governor of South Carolina defends immigrants

Published Jan. 12 2016

Americans should resist "the siren call of the angriest voices" in how the nation treats immigrants, South Carolina Gov. Nikki...

House approves bill to sanction North Korea after nuclear test

Published Jan. 12 2016

House Republicans and Democrats joined together Tuesday to overwhelmingly approve legislation that aims to punish North Korea for conducting its...

High court seems ready to scrap mandatory public union fees

Published Jan. 12 2016

The Supreme Court appears ready to deliver a major setback to American unions as it considers scrapping a four-decade precedent...

Obama to send top drug adviser to Knoxville

Published Jan. 12 2016

President Barack Obama is sending one of his top drug-policy advisers to Knoxville for a community forum on preventing and...

House approves bill to cap expenses for ex-presidents

Published Jan. 11 2016

Taxpayer dollars for office space and other expenses incurred by ex-presidents who earn lucrative speaking fees would be limited under...

Bob Corker says North Korea claim on hydrogen bomb 'troubling' if confirmed

Published Jan. 6 2016

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says North Korea's claim to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb is "troubling enough"...

Obama's move on guns may have only modest effect on violence

Published Jan. 6 2016

President Barack Obama's move to tighten controls on guns could curb the unregulated buying and selling of weapons over the...

Local residents, lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's proposed gun measures

Published Jan. 6 2016

The response from area residents and lawmakers was mixed Tuesday afternoon after President Barack Obama's announcement to impose more restrictions...

Obama says he's not plotting to grab all guns

Published Jan. 5 2016

Tears streaking his cheeks, President Barack Obama launched a final-year push Tuesday to tighten sales of firearms in the U.S.,...

Tennessee to be ground zero for presidential race political ads

Published Jan. 5 2016

With Tennessee's presidential preference primary getting more national notice than it has in decades, the state's 1973 "sore loser law"...

Obama takes action to widen background checks for gun sales

Published Jan. 4 2016

President Barack Obama moved Monday to expand background checks to cover more firearms sold at gun shows, online and anywhere...

Obama starts 2016 with a fight over gun control

Published Jan. 4 2016

President Barack Obama is slated Monday to finalize a set of new executive actions tightening the nation's gun laws, making...

Park repairs, maintenance backlogged throughout tri-state area

Published Jan. 4 2016

Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia have their share of national parks and historic sites with backlogged maintenance and repair projects.