National Politics

The biggest government utility could shift from federal to state control if Congress goes along with a proposal from the Obama administration to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority.

NASHVILLE — President Barack Obama's administration is recommending Nashville receive $27 million to help fund The Amp.

WASHINGTON — Tennessee Republicans in the U.S. House continued to display solidly conservative voting patterns in 2013, new studies show.

ATLANTA — The state's top elections official wants to make Georgia among the first states in the nation to vote in the 2016 presidential primaries, a move that would thrust voters here squarely into the national spotlight.

  • Feb. 24th, 2014  |
  • By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who led a last-minute campaign against the United Auto Workers attempt to organize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, said “Needless to say, I am thrilled for the employees at Volkswagen and for our community and its future.”

NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and fellow Senate Republicans are pushing a bill delaying for one year new Internal Revenue Service rules GOP lawmakers say can "target" political speech by nonprofit groups.

ATLANTA — Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama's plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance.

WASHINGTON — Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting that the GOP should wait until next year when the party might also control the Senate.

WASHINGTON — Figuring out where the Obama administration stands on marijuana is starting to get as confusing as remembering which one is Cheech and which one is Chong.

Editor's note: This is the third in an occasional series on the 10 essential health benefits required by the Affordable Care Act.

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee is largely getting out of the advertising business and instead will defer to super PACs and campaign committees to have a greater role during this year's midterm election, senior GOP officials said Tuesday.

A new CNN poll has found that two-thirds of Americans believe the 113th Congress is the worst ever, and 73 percent of respondents say it has been a “do-nothing” body.

Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist said Monday that he disagrees with decisions by the state’s current senators not to support a United Nations treaty on disability rights.

NASHVILLE — As 2014 rolls in, millions of low-income Americans in 26 states will become eligible to join their states' Medicaid health programs under the federal Affordable Care Act.

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans blocked immediate approval of a mountain of mostly minor nominations by President Barack Obama late Monday in the aftermath of last month's Democratic move weakening the minority party's traditional ability to block most presidential appointments.

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