Alexander, Corker split votes on highway bill

Published Jul. 30 2015

Tennessee's Republican U.S. senators split their votes today on a six-year reauthorization of federal highway programs.

Isakson and Corker push bill to defund Planned Parenthood amid organ harvesting allegations

Published Jul. 29 2015

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and about 20 others have introduced legislation to defund Planned Parenthood after...

Donald Trump honors Chattanooga shooting victims

Published Jul. 28 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is ordering that the flags on his U.S. properties lowered to honor the five service...

Fleischmann announces bill to award Purple Hearts to shooting victims

Published Jul. 28 2015

The FBI hasn't declared the July 16 attacks on two Chattanooga military sites terrorism, but Congress is letting its opinion...

Kerry says better Iran deal a fantasy while Corker claims we've been fleeced

Published Jul. 24 2015

WASHINGTON -- Countering Republican criticism, Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday it is "fantasy plain and simple" to claim...

Fleischmann 'disappointed' because White House hasn't lowered U.S. flag

Published Jul. 21 2015

State and federal flags remain lowered across Tennessee to honor the servicemen who died Thursday during shootings at two military...

DesJarlais, Cohen co-introduce bipartisan 'Enhancing Safety at Military Installations Act''; other TN congressmen sign on

Published Jul. 20 2015

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., has gathered bipartisan support for his bill allowing U.S. military personnel with firearms...

Idaho city plans signs saying it is not a gun-free zone

Published Jul. 18 2015

People arriving in a small Idaho city may soon be greeted by the message that it is not a gun-free...

Trump says of McCain: I like people who weren't captured.

Published Jul. 18 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized Arizona Sen. John McCain's military record Saturday, saying he was a war hero because...

Isakson reports raising nearly $1.4 million in 2nd quarter for U.S. Senate reelection

Published Jul. 16 2015

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., says his 2016 reelection campaign raised $1.39 million during the second quarter now has more...

More than 1,800 illegal immigrants committed crimes after being released instead of deported

Published Jul. 13 2015

More than 1,800 immigrants that the federal government wanted to deport were nevertheless released from local jails and later re-arrested...

Chuck Fleischmann war chest grows without battle in sight

Published Jul. 12 2015

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's war chest is growing, but there doesn't yet appear to be a primary battle in sight...

Kasich hopes to separate himself from GOP presidential pack but won't "stand on a building and take my shirt off and yell."

Published Jul. 12 2015

NASHVILLE — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is expected to declare his GOP presidential candidacy later this month, said...

U.S. lawmakers debate No Child Left Behind replacement

Published Jul. 9 2015

Education stakeholders in Georgia and Tennessee say Washington needs to loosen its grip on local education.

Isakson blasts Pentagon's plans to cut 4,350 soldiers in Georgia, moves to block U.S. Senate vote on DoD nominee

Published Jul. 8 2015

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today sharply criticized Department of Defense plans to cut 4,350 soldiers in Georgia-based military bases...

Corker warns Venezuela heading toward 'some very difficult times'

Published Jul. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- Just back from a fact-finding trip to Venezuela, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., says the country has "great...

Gay slur carved into Utah man's arm was staged

Published Jul. 1 2015

A man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities in...

Chris Christie promises blunt campaign as he enters 2016 contest

Published Jun. 30 2015

A tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday with a promise to tell voters...

Justices uphold use of drug implicated in botched executions

Published Jun. 29 2015

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched...

Tennessee officials praise, blast Supreme Court decision on subsidies

Published Jun. 26 2015

Darlene Ables was glued to the living room TV in her Soddy-Daisy home Thursday morning, nervously waiting to see what...

Supreme Court gives Obama second big health care win

Published Jun. 25 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Democrats hailed today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the national tax subsidies for 8.7 million people through...

Read the full transcript of the Boston Bomber's public apology

Published Jun. 24 2015

Thank you, your Honor, for giving me an opportunity to speak. I would like to begin in the name of...

Fellow Democrats slap down Obama's high-profile trade bill

Published Jun. 12 2015

The House derailed a high-profile trade bill on Friday in a humiliating defeat for President Barack Obama inflicted by Democratic...