Iowa cancels closely-watched Republican straw poll

Published Jun. 12 2015

The Iowa Republican straw poll, once a staple campaign event for GOP presidential candidates, is vanishing because of waning interest...

Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson reveals he has Parkinson's Disease

Published Jun. 10 2015

Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson has Parkinson's disease, but says the condition won't alter his decision to seek re-election in...

Cruz Tennessee chairman choice under fire

Published Jun. 10 2015

NASHVILLE — Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has named former Williamson County GOP chairman Kevin Kookogey, a critic of Sharia...

U.S. Senate committee to question McDonough tomorrow, consider him for federal judge position

Published Jun. 9 2015

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will be questioning Chattanooga Chief of Staff Travis McDonough Wednesday to consider confirming him as...

Cummings blasts GOP members for partisan Benghazi comments in Chattanooga

Published Jun. 8 2015

The ranking Democrat on the House Select Committee on Benghazi today blasted Republican Committee Chair Trey Gowdy. R-S.C., and U.S....

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander wants to squeeze FAFSA down to postcard size

Published Jun. 8 2015

Tennessee's U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander hasn't yet shrunk down to postcard size the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a...

Corker, Alexander vote to move on changes to Patriot Act

Published Jun. 2 2015

If it were up to Tennessee's two U.S. senators, Congress would have simply renewed the controversial Patriot Act.

Sen. Lindsey Graham launches 2016 presidential bid

Published Jun. 1 2015

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has kicked off his presidential campaign.

Kerry breaks leg in bicycle crash; ends overseas trip early

Published May. 31 2015

GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday after striking a...

EPA proposes lowering required amount of ethanol in gas

Published May. 29 2015

The Obama administration is proposing to reduce the overall amount of ethanol blended in the nation's gasoline in coming years,...

Republican Rick Santorum launching second White House run

Published May. 27 2015

WASHINGTON - A spokesman for Rick Santorum says the former Pennsylvania senator is running for president.

Fleischmann already pulling in big dough

Published May. 24 2015

Anyone seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann next year will need deep pockets.

Senate adopts Republican budget calling for repeal of Obamacare, $5 trillion in savings

Published May. 5 2015

The U.S. Senate has adopted a Republican budget calling for repealing Obama's new health care law, cutting $5 trillion over...

It's official: Mike Huckabee running for White House

Published May. 5 2015

HOPE, Ark. - Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has declared his candidacy for president in the hometown he shares with former...

Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race

Published May. 4 2015

WASHINGTON - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House...

Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president

Published May. 4 2015

WASHINGTON - Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in...

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'I am running for president'

Published Apr. 29 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Bernie Sanders has made it official, telling The Associated Press in an interview that he's running for...

Lamar Alexander's No Child Left Behind fix passes through committee

Published Apr. 16 2015

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators today ushered in a rewrite of the controversial set of federal education regulations known...

Marco Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

Published Apr. 13 2015

MIAMI - Sen. Marco Rubio is telling his top donors that he is running for president because he feels "uniquely...

Second shot: Hillary Clinton running again for president

Published Apr. 12 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, announcing her much-awaited second campaign for the...

In historic face to face, Obama, Castro vow to turn the page

Published Apr. 12 2015

PANAMA CITY — President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of...

Hillary Clinton to announce presidential campaign on Sunday

Published Apr. 10 2015

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation about her political future and launch her long-awaited 2016 presidential...

Corker's Iran plan called 'a balancing act'

Published Apr. 10 2015

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is walking a long, thin tightrope.