Watson won't say no to Fleischmann challenge

Published Mar. 30 2015

NASHVILLE -- After a raucous 2010 political GOP primary and hard-fought contests in 2012 and 2014, will 2016 be the...

GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

Published Mar. 25 2015

WASHINGTON — Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly...

Corker: Support building for bill requiring congressional review of any Iran nuclear deal (video)

Published Mar. 22 2015

In an appearance on CBS News' "Face the Nation" today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Foreign...

Sen. Corker pushes housing finance reform

Published Mar. 22 2015

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says one of Congress biggest tasks is reforming the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Republicans push $5 trillion in spending cuts to erase deficits

Published Mar. 18 2015

The possibility of billions more for the Pentagon and an overhaul of the tax code also emerged as Republican priorities,...

ATF abandons plan to ban popular rifle ammo

Published Mar. 10 2015

More than 80,000 people have commented on the proposal to ban certain types of 5.56 mm, or .223 caliber, ammunition...

Lamar Alexander close to reaching consensus on NCLB overhaul

Published Mar. 9 2015

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander says he's close to reaching consensus with Senate Democrats on an overhaul of No Child Left...

Possible GOP candidates for president headed to Tennessee

Published Feb. 27 2015

Tennessee has kicked off a flurry of visits from potential Republican presidential candidates.

Corker will reveal 'bold vision' to end slavery worldwide

Published Feb. 22 2015

After two months leading the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen Bob Corker's wasting no time setting big goals.

Why Bob Corker may be the one to authorize America's latest war

Published Feb. 20 2015

WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, Sen. Bob Corker wondered aloud whether the standstill Senate was worth a grown man's time.

Obama asks Congress for fresh war powers, says Islamic State 'going to lose'

Published Feb. 12 2015

WASHINGTON — Vowing that Islamic State forces are "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize...

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says he will not run for president in 2016

Published Feb. 10 2015

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker announced on Monday that he does not plan to run for president.

Obama backs off push to sell TVA, but still seeks limited federal role in agency

Published Feb. 3 2015

The Obama administration has backed off its previous push to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority after the federal utility took...

Obama is stiff-arming Congress on Iran agreement, Bob Corker says

Published Jan. 22 2015

In his first Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing as chairman, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., objected to the Obama administration's...

House Speaker John Boehner defies president on Iran sanctions

Published Jan. 22 2015

WASHINGTON -- Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to...

President's call for higher taxes on wealthy draws mixed reactions from local residents (with videos)

Published Jan. 21 2015

Local residents had varied opinions on the afternoon before President Barack Obama called in his State of the Union address...

Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class (with video)

Published Jan. 21 2015

WASHINGTON -- Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of...

Obama cites Gig City success as reason to limit state restrictions of broadband

Published Jan. 14 2015

The Obama White House said Tuesday it wants the Federal Communications Commission to limit state restrictions on municipal broadband and...

Haslam provides Medicaid details

Published Jan. 9 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has made a habit of being elsewhere the last three times President Barack Obama...

Flying the friendly skies on Air Force One?

Published Jan. 9 2015

One early sign that the 114th Congress may usher in a chummier relationship between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama:...

Tennessee Senators ease into key roles in D.C.

Published Jan. 8 2015

With the GOP ruling the 114th Congress, area senators eased right into key roles Wednesday following congressional committee elections.

Tennessee Republican leaders to show up at Obama event in Knoxville

Published Jan. 6 2015

When President Barack Obama takes the stage at Pellissippi State Community College on Friday, he may see some unexpected faces...

Alexander, Corker get committee assignments

Published Dec. 22 2014

Tennessee's U.S. senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, have received their committee assignments for the new legislative session.