WASHINGTON — Two hundred Tennessee teachers at risk of getting fired. Four thousand Georgia children unable to get vaccines for measles and mumps. Twenty-seven thousand federal employees in Alabama facing furloughs.
WASHINGTON — At least 18 donors to U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais have pledged money, support or both to the congressman's opponent, adding to a growing list of defections amid personal scandals and political fallout.
WASHINGTON — An arm slumped over his chair in the Senate chamber, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander seemed absent from the proceedings, relaxing his wiry frame and chatting away.
WASHINGTON — Up for re-election last year, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann campaigned as "a proven conservative."
WASHINGTON — Up for re-election last year, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann campaigned as “a proven conservative.”
WASHINGTON — Tennessee and Georgia senators last week joined 74 colleagues in voting to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, but some local House Republicans aren't sold on doing the same.
WASHINGTON — First, it was a family friend. Now, it's his daughter.
WASHINGTON — First, it was a family friend. Now, it’s his daughter.
WASHINGTON — Pretty soon, consumers may not be able to browse Best Buy, find their dream television and buy it on Amazon without paying sales tax.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., today joined fellow lawmakers in reintroducing a bill that would allow all states to require online retailers to collect sales tax just like their "Main Street" rivals.
WASHINGTON — Politically and physically, Tennessee Republicans shied away from President Barack Obama before, during and after Tuesday evening's State of the Union address.
WASHINGTON — One of the perks of Congress? An extra ticket to prime-time politics.
WASHINGTON — Last October, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor didn't just get an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.
WASHINGTON — In his first extensive comments on Tennessee's most controversial congressman, Gov. Bill Haslam stopped short of endorsing Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais for re-election in 2014.
WASHINGTON — By now, everyone who's anyone in Hamilton County knows the school system's biggest 21st-century resurrection.
Pressure mounted on Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Paul Smith this week as another inconsistency emerged in his account of rental expenses at party headquarters.
ALTAMONT, Tenn. — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais on Wednesday presented an American flag to the family of a Korean War veteran whose remains were returned to Grundy County 62 years after he went missing in action.
The Hamilton County Democratic Party said Monday that it "technically" ran afoul of its open meetings policy five hours after putting out a statement that said it followed the rules.
Newly elected Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Tony Sanders thinks the party isn't doing enough to attract younger people.
The Hamilton County Republican Party on Saturday elected Tony Sanders to a two-year term as chairman.
Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Paul Smith barred reporters from attending the party's monthly board meeting Thursday, violating a national bylaw that promotes transparency.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker lived up to his reputation as a moderate Republican on Wednesday, probing but not slamming Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing over last year's attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
As the new top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker wants an immediate “top-to-bottom review” of the State Department.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander took his spot on the dais in Washington, D.C., Monday, celebrating the peaceful reaffirmation of "immense power" and urging Americans of all persuasions to "find the good and praise it."
A stream of political ammunition from the pro-gun lobby accompanies — and perhaps informs — local congressional lawmakers' resistance to changing weapons policy in the wake of several mass shootings in America.
U.S. Reps. Scott DesJarlais, Chuck Fleischmann and Tom Graves collectively raised more than $30,000 from New York and New Jersey residents during their 2012 re-election campaigns.
One Tennessee Republican lawmaker says he's ready to blitz the violent video game industry. Another wants the president to tackle mental health. Mention guns, though, and they bolt.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has landed a spot on a crucial panel for Tennessee's 3rd District.
A prominent conservative blog and a well-financed family values group are calling for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' ouster, adding to the national voices wanting new representation in Tennessee's 4th District.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais made waves this year when he was one of 67 House Republicans to vote against $9.7 billion in federal aid for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Chip Saltsman may have left U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's staff on New Year's Day, but certain benefits still may be flowing his way.
Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment — "Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican" — apparently doesn't apply to the Tennessee Republican Party.
It's been said that U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann owes everything to House Speaker John Boehner.
Not even Todd Gardenhire knew when he became Sen. Todd Gardenhire.
Despite stalled negotiations over the "fiscal cliff," U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker predicted Friday that "almost all Americans" won't see an increase in their federal income taxes.
Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Marty Von Schaaf said Wednesday he won't seek a second term when the party elects new officers early next year.
A new report involving U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., calls Alzheimer's disease "one of the leading public health challenges we face in the 21st century."
Some Republicans are questioning Speaker John Boehner's leadership skills and negotiating ability, but the Ohio lawmaker has three dependable allies in the Tennessee Valley.
Nearly two years ahead of 2014 congressional elections, campaign donors are defecting from U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.
Blaming video games, movies and the media for last week's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, an NRA leader wants Congress "to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school in this nation."
It looks increasingly like U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is in store for a long and hard 2014 campaign, the latest evidence being a fellow Republican who on Thursday said he’s testing the waters to challenge the embattled Jasper physician.
Chip Saltsman's upcoming departure sets off a reshuffle in U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's office.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. — whose 2008 re-election campaign collected $9,900 from the NRA — partially blamed "violent video games and movies" rather than guns for Friday's massacre of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school.
Coca-Cola, FedEx and Lockheed Martin were among the corporations that financed U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' re-election campaign after revelations that he slept with a patient and pressured her to have an abortion.
Chip Saltsman's imminent departure as U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's top aide transforms the Chattanooga congressman's inner circle, leaving the Republican lawmaker without his bluntest political weapon.
Chip Saltsman, chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, will be departing the congressman’s office Jan. 1, Fleischmann’s office said today.
Tennessee voters recently re-elected a GOP senator and seven Republican House members, but a new Vanderbilt University poll shows everyone is out of sync on key "fiscal cliff" issues.
Despite regular broadsides against expanding the role of the federal government, Tennessee Republicans in Congress aren't criticizing Gov. Bill Haslam for ceding more control over health care to Uncle Sam.
The latest set of health rankings won't surprise anyone expecting Southern-fried numbers.
Three neighborhood leaders close to City Councilman Andraé McGary say he's likely to announce he's running for re-election in District 8.