Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says he will not run for president in 2016

Published Feb. 10 2015

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker announced on Monday that he does not plan to run for president.

Obama backs off push to sell TVA, but still seeks limited federal role in agency

Published Feb. 3 2015

The Obama administration has backed off its previous push to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority after the federal utility took...

Obama is stiff-arming Congress on Iran agreement, Bob Corker says

Published Jan. 22 2015

In his first Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing as chairman, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., objected to the Obama administration's...

House Speaker John Boehner defies president on Iran sanctions

Published Jan. 22 2015

WASHINGTON -- Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to...

President's call for higher taxes on wealthy draws mixed reactions from local residents (with videos)

Published Jan. 21 2015

Local residents had varied opinions on the afternoon before President Barack Obama called in his State of the Union address...

Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class (with video)

Published Jan. 21 2015

WASHINGTON -- Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of...

Obama cites Gig City success as reason to limit state restrictions of broadband

Published Jan. 14 2015

The Obama White House said Tuesday it wants the Federal Communications Commission to limit state restrictions on municipal broadband and...

Haslam provides Medicaid details

Published Jan. 9 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has made a habit of being elsewhere the last three times President Barack Obama...

Flying the friendly skies on Air Force One?

Published Jan. 9 2015

One early sign that the 114th Congress may usher in a chummier relationship between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama:...

Tennessee Senators ease into key roles in D.C.

Published Jan. 8 2015

With the GOP ruling the 114th Congress, area senators eased right into key roles Wednesday following congressional committee elections.

Tennessee Republican leaders to show up at Obama event in Knoxville

Published Jan. 6 2015

When President Barack Obama takes the stage at Pellissippi State Community College on Friday, he may see some unexpected faces...

Alexander, Corker get committee assignments

Published Dec. 22 2014

Tennessee's U.S. senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, have received their committee assignments for the new legislative session.

Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

Published Dec. 19 2014

The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain...

Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

Published Dec. 9 2014

WASHINGTON - MIT economist Jonathan Gruber - an often-quoted adviser on the president's health care law - told Congress on...

House passes bill declaring Obama's immigration executive actions 'null and void'

Published Dec. 4 2014

WASHINGTON - Emboldened House Republicans issued a stern but symbolic rebuke to President Barack Obama over immigration Thursday, passing a...

Higher barge fuel tax passes House, could revive stalled repairs on Chickamauga Lock

Published Dec. 4 2014

Chattanooga's biggest unfinished construction project could be revived within the next couple of years with extra money from a fuel...

GOP seeks year-end plan on funding, immigration

Published Dec. 3 2014

WASHINGTON - Year-end holidays beckoning, House Republicans struggled Tuesday to coalesce behind a plan that avoids a government shutdown next...

Lawmakers reach $585 billion defense bill agreement to aid Islamic State fight

Published Dec. 2 2014

WASHINGTON - House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill that provides funds to...

Eric Holder to announce plan to target racial profiling

Published Dec. 1 2014

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher says officers have wanted body cameras for years but struggle to get the money.

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