UT selects first woman chancellor for Knoxville campus

Published Nov. 21 2016

University of Cincinnati Interim President Beverly Davenport has been selected as the University of Tennessee's next chancellor of its Knoxville...

Corker warns against scrapping Iran nuclear deal

Published Nov. 21 2016

President-elect Donald Trump, who vowed on the campaign trail to rip up the Iranian nuclear deal, should do more to...

Corker to tour fire damage in Hamilton County

Published Nov. 21 2016

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is planning to tour fire damage in Hamilton County as firefighters continue to battle wildfires in...

Bitter Tennessee House GOP Caucus elections reflect divisions

Published Nov. 21 2016

After weeks of whooping, hollering and anonymous blog attacks, Tennessee House Republicans last week decided their top leadership contests.

Rep. Lewis back in Nashville, site of his civil rights roots

Published Nov. 18 2016

Congressman John Lewis is being recognized back in Nashville, where he spent his formative years as a civil rights leader.

Anonymous blog's attack on Casada seen as failing, leading to win over Carter in Tennessee GOP majority leader contest

Published Nov. 18 2016

Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin, bested Rep. Mike Carter, R-Ooltewah, by 42-29 in a fierce contest for majority leader.

Tennessee House Republicans elect Casada to replace McCormick as majority leader

Published Nov. 17 2016

House Republicans today elected Rep. Glen Casada over Rep. Mike Carter of Ooltewah this afternoon as their new majority leader...

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell nominated for fourth term

Published Nov. 17 2016

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, today turned back a spirited challenge from Rep. Jimmy Matlock, R-Lenoir City, to become...

TN Senate GOP unanimously nominates McNally for speaker

Published Nov. 17 2016

Tennessee Senate Republicans today unanimously nominated Sen. Randy McNally of Oak Ridge as the chamber's next speaker, a position he...

Corker: Giuliani, Bolton 'more likely' to get Trump nod as secretary of state

Published Nov. 17 2016

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., says it's more likely than not that President-elect Donald Trump will pick someone other than...

Corker advising Trump to build congressional, international support on addressing Iran nuke deal violations

Published Nov. 17 2016

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Wednesday he doubts President-elect Donald Trump will move immediately upon taking...

Tennessee attorney general issues opinion against marijuana ordinances

Published Nov. 16 2016

Tennessee's municipalities and metropolitan governments cannot enact and enforce ordinances that allow police to reduce the penalty for people who...

Tennessee attorney general issues opinion against marijuana ordinances

Published Nov. 16 2016

Tennessee's municipalities and metropolitan governments cannot enact and enforce ordinances that allow police to reduce the penalty for people who...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam to follow 2012 law's intent in publicizing chancellor finalists

Published Nov. 16 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam and David Gregory, the interim chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, both say they'll follow the...

Tennessee firearms group denounces House speaker Beth Harwell as 'pink elephant in the room'

Published Nov. 16 2016

The Tennessee Firearms Association on Tuesday denounced Tennessee's first female House speaker as the 'pink elephant in the room.'

Tennessee tax collections beat estimates by $44 million

Published Nov. 15 2016

Tennessee revenue collections in October again beat estimates, this time by $44 million, driving overall collections so far this fiscal...

Johnson Concedes To Incumbent Smith In Knoxville

Published Nov. 15 2016

Democratic challenger Gloria Johnson has conceded to incumbent state Rep. Eddie Smith in their close race in Knoxville.

Gas pump disputes leads Tennessee lawmaker to call police

Published Nov. 15 2016

A dispute about gas prices led a Tennessee lawmaker to call the police.

Judge Graham back on top in seesaw for power in Northwest Georgia's courts

Published Nov. 15 2016

In the seesaw for power in Northwest Georgia's courts, Judge Kristina Cook Graham is back on top.

Leatherwood launches bid to become chairman of Tennessee Republican Party

Published Nov. 14 2016

Brent Leatherwood, the executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party, is telling GOP State Executive Committee members that he's joining...

Gov. Haslam issues burning ban for 51 Tennessee counties

Published Nov. 14 2016

Fires in Southeast Tennessee and elsewhere in the state have prompted Gov. Bill Haslam late Monday afternoon to declare a...


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Tennessee senator launches tour as he mulls statewide office

Published Nov. 14 2016

State Sen. Mark Green is launching a 60-day tour as he mulls a bid for statewide office in Tennessee.

2018 race for Tennessee governor gearing up

Published Nov. 14 2016

NASHVILLE — With 2016 campaigns now in the rear-view mirror, one Tennessee Republican long seen as harboring gubernatorial ambitions is...