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.

Obama, lawmakers see centennial as chance to spruce up national parks

Published Jan. 4 2016

Under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the nation prepared for the 50th birthday of the National Park Service with a spending...

Corker butted heads with Obama as chief of Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Published Dec. 29 2015

WASHINGTON — From Iran to Syria to Africa, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, was often at the center of national...

Trump denies using 'vulgar' language to mock Clinton

Published Dec. 23 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday dismissed reports that he used vulgarity in describing Democrat Hillary Clinton's primary loss...

Cruz touts support for arming service members in Tennessee

Published Dec. 22 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Tuesday touted his support for allowing service members to be armed following last summer's...

Rep. Black says gun permit should be valid ID when boarding plane

Published Dec. 22 2015

U.S. Rep. Diane Black was on her way back to Washington and almost at the security checkpoint in the Nashville...

Congress OKs year-end budget deal, sends to Obama

Published Dec. 18 2015

Congress on Friday sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan but deficit draining year-end budget package that boosts federal agency...

GOP presidential candidates outline their plans to combat terrorism

Published Dec. 16 2015

In a presidential race reshaped by national security fears, Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio clashed over U.S. military intervention,...

Debate takeaways: Cruz, Rubio mix it up, as do Bush, Trump

Published Dec. 16 2015

Nine Republican presidential candidates took the stage Tuesday night for a debate that focused almost exclusively on foreign policy.

Ryan tells GOP there's agreement on tax and spending bill

Published Dec. 15 2015

Speaker Paul Ryan has told House Republicans a deal has been reached on a year-end tax and spending bill.

Trump defends call for banning Muslims from United States

Published Dec. 15 2015

Republican front-runner Donald Trump defended his provocative call for banning Muslims from the United States in Tuesday night's presidential debate,...

The fifth GOP presidential debate

Published Dec. 15 2015

The 2016 Republican presidential candidates are debating for the last time in 2015, this time in Las Vegas, as they...

Clinton: U.S. needs '360-degree' anti-terror strategy

Published Dec. 15 2015

Offering a prebuttal to Republicans, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that the American people "cannot give into fear"...

Republicans to take debate stage in race reshaped by attacks

Published Dec. 15 2015

Republican presidential candidates take the debate stage Tuesday night for the first time in a month, their race reshaped by...

Congress, White House close in on spending bill, tax package

Published Dec. 15 2015

Congressional negotiators and the White House closed in on a deal late Monday on a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill...