Bob Corker keeps presidential talk alive

Published Aug. 14 2014

NASHVILLE - For a man who might want to be president, Bob Corker has been notably absent from the parade...

Federal hearing looms for TennCare lawsuit

Published Aug. 13 2014

While a group of civil rights attorneys demands that TennCare officials turn over a series of documents related to delays...

Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Published Aug. 12 2014

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized...

Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

Published Aug. 8 2014

WASHINGTON - Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to...

Primary election highlights

Published Aug. 6 2014

Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington:

Primary roundup: Kansas GOP Sen. Roberts defeats tea party candidate

Published Aug. 6 2014

WASHINGTON - Three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts edged out Milton Wolf in Kansas' primary Tuesday night as mainstream conservatives dealt...

Reagan aide, gun control advocate James Brady dies

Published Aug. 5 2014

WASHINGTON - A major trait that endeared James Brady to the Washington press corps was his sense of humor, especially...

Fleischmann letter, lawmakers question Obama about migrant kids

Published Aug. 1 2014

Tennessee's entire Republican congressional delegation has signed off on a letter that U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann wrote President Barack Obama...

GOP-led House gives go-ahead to sue President Obama

Published Jul. 30 2014

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama,...

New Chattanooga VA clinic would cut veterans' wait times

Published Jul. 30 2014

The Chattanooga Community Based Outpatient Clinic opened in 1985. It currently treats veterans in 21 counties in Tennessee, North Georgia...

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of children

Published Jul. 30 2014

A total of 760 refugee migrant children have been brought to Tennessee and 1,154 to Georgia, according to the Office...

House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

Published Jul. 29 2014

WASHINGTON - House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending...

New Chattanooga VA clinic part of D.C. deal

Published Jul. 29 2014

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health...

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Published Jul. 29 2014

WASHINGTON - Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to...

Haslam wants answers on 760 migrant children brought to Tennessee

Published Jul. 27 2014

Unaccompanied immigrant children placed in:

Santorum backs Wamp; Fleischmann mailer under fire

Published Jul. 26 2014

Weston Wamp is a member of the generation of "millennials" born since 1981 that, according a Pew Research Center poll...

Tax subsidies helped over 400,000 in tri-state area get health insurance

Published Jul. 23 2014


Cruz, Carr bask at tea party rally

Published Jul. 20 2014

NASHVILLE - He didn't come right out with an endorsement, but the father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was clearly...

U.S. Senate hopefuls ready to rumble

Published Jul. 16 2014

NASHVILLE - With early voting kicking off Friday in Tennessee's Aug. 7 party primaries, the three major U.S. Senate Republicans'...

House GOP proposes dispatching National Guard to Mexico border

Published Jul. 16 2014

WASHINGTON - House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central American...

States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

Published Jul. 14 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans...

Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

Published Jul. 13 2014

NASHVILLE - Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified...

Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

Published Jul. 12 2014

NASHVILLE - Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on...