New RGA Chairman Haslam says attack-dog role 'not my style'

Published Nov. 27 2014

NASHVILLE - In September, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was stumping in Hudson, Wis., where the pugnacious Republican Governors Association...

Sen. Alexander wants to shorten 10-page college aid FAFSA form to two-question postcard

Published Nov. 24 2014

• Eliminate the 10-page Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and reduce it to a postcard with just two...

An answer to prayer: Dalton teens talk about how Obama order will affect them

Published Nov. 23 2014

In Dalton, Obama's immigration action offers hope to many

In Dalton, Obama's immigration action offers hope to many

Published Nov. 21 2014

Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

Bill Haslam tapped to lead GOP governors

Published Nov. 21 2014

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was chosen as the new chairman of the Republican Governors Association Thursday afternoon, state...

Bill Haslam on tap to lead GOP governors group

Published Nov. 20 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may be elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association today during the...

Obama to announce immigration steps Thursday

Published Nov. 19 2014

WASHINGTON - Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5...

Senate blocks NSA phone records measure

Published Nov. 18 2014

WASHINGTON - The Senate has blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security...

Senate Democrats reject bill to build Keystone XL oil pipeline

Published Nov. 18 2014

WASHINGTON - The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

In ACA year two, a clearer vision of signup targets

Published Nov. 16 2014

In one clip, a young man wearing a cap and gown tumbles down the stairs at his graduation ceremony. Another...

Same-sex couples file Supreme Court appeal

Published Nov. 14 2014

WASHINGTON - Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay...

Obama administration dials back goal for health law sign-ups

Published Nov. 11 2014

WASHINGTON - With sign-up season launching this weekend, officials sharply dialed down expectations Monday for the second year of President...

The next Roe v. Wade?: Even Supreme Court can't end same-sex marriage debate

Published Nov. 9 2014

If gay marriage were legalized in Tennessee, some estimates say as many as 5,000 same-sex couples would marry within the...

Alexander, Corker to have strong voices in U.S. Senate

Published Nov. 8 2014

The GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate has raised the stock of Republicans across the nation, but Tennessee's position on...

Rally on Chattanooga's Walnut Street Bridge supports gay marriage (with video)

Published Nov. 8 2014

The call and response was shouted with fervor from the Walnut Street Bridge on Friday night.

Supreme Court to hear new challenge to Obama's health care law

Published Nov. 7 2014

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law -...

Republican Ed Gillespie concedes to incumbent Mark Warner in Virginia Senate race

Published Nov. 7 2014

• New era for abortion in Tennessee; voters open door for more regulation

Analysts: How GOP Congress could boost U.S. economy

Published Nov. 7 2014

WASHINGTON - Voters made clear Tuesday that they're worried about the economy, despite steady job gains, a robust stock market...

Gay marriage ban upheld: Ruling sets the stage for U.S. Supreme Court to decide the issue

Published Nov. 7 2014

In a break with appellate opinions around the nation, a federal court on Thursday struck a blow to the expanding...

GOP gains to give Tennessee new Senate clout

Published Nov. 6 2014

NASHVILLE - Tennessee is about to gain new clout in the U.S. Senate following national gains by Republicans in Tuesday's...

GOP sweeps governor's races; Wisconsin gives Walker 3rd win

Published Nov. 5 2014

• New era for abortion in Tennessee; voters open door for more regulation

Southern Baptists tell pastors: Hold line on gays

Published Oct. 29 2014

NASHVILLE - More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others - gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve...

Fed-up inmates say they don't get enough to eat; complaint lodged with Gordon County sheriff

Published Oct. 29 2014

Alone with the sounds of their grumbling stomachs, Gordon County, Ga., jail inmates say they make meals out of what...