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...

Chattanooga area lawmakers support Ebola travel ban

Published Oct. 18 2014

"The president already has too many White House staff 'czars' who are not accountable to Congress. I urged the president...

TVA adds secured backup for Watts Bar as utility wins senator's praise for nuclear expansion

Published Oct. 9 2014

• Watts Bar Nuclear Plant shows it can perform under pressure

Gov. Haslam, 3 other governors visit Afghanistan

Published Sep. 27 2014

NEW YORK - Four U.S. governors, including Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee, have made a surprise visit to Afghanistan as...

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

Published Sep. 18 2014

WASHINGTON - In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former...

Senate ready to support Obama on aiding Syrian rebels

Published Sep. 18 2014

WASHINGTON - Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama's...

Greater Chattanooga area lawmakers split on funding bill that OKs arming Syrian rebels

Published Sep. 18 2014

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Republicans and Democrats forgot about party and split every which way on Wednesday as the Republican-controlled U.S....