Tennessee's top House Republican doesn't think Uncle Sam is prepared to run a statewide health exchange, but he'd rather "the feds" implement the program than the state.
A perennial penny pincher when it comes to policy, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann says he's "thankfully overwhelmed" about his new role helping to control the federal government's purse strings.
Local Democrats on Monday attacked U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, challenging Chattanooga's Republican congressman to forget about Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge.
Political action committees connected to the health industry gave a combined $71,000 to U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ successful re-election effort.
NASHVILLE — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., says God has "forgiven me" and asked "fellow Christians" and constituents "to consider doing the same."
The Tennessee Department of Health has acknowledged opening a "complaint file" against Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker broke with conservative orthodoxy on national television Monday, becoming the latest congressional Republican to disavow a popular pledge to oppose all tax increases.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., broke with conservative orthodoxy today, becoming one of a growing number of congressional Republicans willing to break a pledge to oppose tax increases.
County-level Republican Party leaders across the 4th Congressional District are split over supporting U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais if he seeks a third term in 2014.
When Weston Wamp steps outside his Lookout Valley home and looks west, he sees Elder Mountain on the horizon.
McCallie School graduate, onetime Chattanooga Times reporter, former Newsweek editor-in-chief and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham traveled to the Scenic City on Tuesday to promote his new book.
Some Republican activists want an explanation from U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais as he approaches a week of silence on court records showing he supported his ex-wife's two abortions before declaring himself "a consistent supporter of pro-life values."
As U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais finished his third day without discussing the latest details to emerge from his personal life, top Tennessee Republicans deflected questions about whether he has stained his credibility as an anti-abortion advocate.
Statewide conservatives filled a void as elected Tennessee Republicans shied away from the latest on U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said Friday that the physician-turned-politician has no plans to step down despite new revelations that could jeopardize his medical license.
Tennessee Democrats raged and state Republicans went quiet Thursday as new revelations rocked the post-re-election world of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.
Documents reveal liasons with three coworkers, two patients and a drug rep
A decade before calling himself “a consistent supporter of pro-life values,” Tennessee physician and Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais supported his ex-wife’s decision to get two abortions before their marriage, according to the congressman’s sworn testimony during his divorce trial.
In a generation, Tennessee Democrats have gone from controlling state government to denouncing their own U.S. Senate nominee, a man The Washington Post described as "America's worst candidate."
Contrary to optimistic predictions, 6,000 fewer Hamilton County voters cast ballots in Tuesday's presidential election than in 2008, failing to break a record set that year.
Todd Gardenhire became the first Republican in four decades to win Tennessee's 10th state Senate district, soundly dispatching Democrat and Chattanooga City Councilman Andraé McGary by eight percentage points.
A judge ordered the release of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' divorce trial transcript on Monday, but attorneys said it's unlikely that 4th Congressional District voters will see its contents before polls close today.
Citing millions in early-voting ballots and intensity on both sides of the presidential ticket, election officials expect an energetic turnout today as Volunteer and Peach state voters finally get their say.
A Hamilton County judge has decided not to unseal certain records in the 10-year-old divorce file of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., but is still reviewing previously unavailable court transcripts in the case to determine whether they will be released later today.
With U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann heavily favored in Tennessee's 3rd District congressional race, some prominent politicos already are pondering the freshman Republican's second term.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington responded Wednesday to new allegations against U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, again asking state medical authorities to investigate its ethics complaint against the physician-turned-congressman.
The woman who acknowledged having a sexual relationship with U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais while he was her doctor in 2000 said the Chattanooga Times Free Press article that broke her story was accurate despite an earlier claim to the contrary.
On the heels of a sex scandal involving a female patient, another woman has acknowledged having a sexual relationship with physician and U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais while she was under his medical care.
A few hurdles stand between U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and his latest legislative attempt to resume construction at Chickamauga Lock.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., this morning said he’s planning new legislation that could clear up new funding for construction at Chickamauga Lock.
Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann on Tuesday confirmed he won't debate Dr. Mary Headrick again in Tennessee's 3rd District race.
Faced with apathetic donors and mounting campaign debt, 44-year-old Todd Gardenhire stopped his 3rd Congressional District candidacy six weeks before the 1992 Republican primary.
Andraé McGary was elected to City Council at 29. In the three years since, he has publicly pondered running for Congress and Chattanooga mayor. Now he's the Democratic nominee for a pivotal state Senate seat.
“The Colbert Report” targeted U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais from Tennessee Wednesday night, lampooning the pro-life congressman’s abortion scandal.
The chairman of the Tennessee Conservative Union said Monday he's talking with other Republican-leaning groups and exploring whether to demand U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., resign from Congress.
At least five Tennessee physicians have been disciplined for having consensual sexual relationships with patients since mid-2005, state records show.
Staunchly Republican and socially conservative, Rebecca Miller of Cleveland, Tenn., is troubled by the revelation that Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais pressured a woman with whom he'd been sexually involved to get an abortion.
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey headlined a Chattanooga fundraiser Monday for state Senate Republican nominee Todd Gardenhire.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Dr. Mary Headrick on Monday accused U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of failing to represent ordinary citizens, using the only scheduled 3rd Congressional District showdown to present herself as a listening ear to the middle class she believes her opponent ignores.
It's not every day that a legislator refuses to endorse his party's nominee for the seat he's leaving.
Organizers have moved Monday's 3rd Congressional District showdown from a small community library to a middle school theater that holds 400.
Candidate Dr. Mary Headrick scored a coveted endorsement in local Democratic circles this week, landing the backing of former U.S. Rep. Marilyn Lloyd in a bid for the congressional seat Lloyd held for two decades.
Local Democratic nominees slammed their Republican opponents for skipping a Tuesday night political event that focused on the redistribution of wealth.
Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Paul Smith won't apologize to his own party over a sexist joke he put on a board meeting agenda, but he quickly said sorry when his second-in-command slammed some Republicans earlier this year.
Ashley Von Schaaf watched from the sidelines in the last presidential election, too young to vote but old enough to internalize U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's speeches.
A day after Andraé McGary warned of an imminent smear campaign from his opponent Todd Gardenhire, only McGary went on the attack Thursday as the state Senate nominees made their first joint appearance.
Some Democrats are boycotting the Hamilton County Democratic Party's upcoming annual fundraiser in response to Chairman Paul Smith's continued refusal to apologize for a sexist joke.
State Senate Democratic nominee Andraé McGary on Wednesday predicted his Republican opponent, Todd Gardenhire, "will campaign by putting forth lies" in the days before early voting begins Oct. 17.
State Senate Democratic nominee Andraé McGary today predicted his Republican opponent, Todd Gardenhire, “will campaign by putting forth lies” in the days before early voting begins Oct. 17.
Five weeks after his comments about “legitimate rape,” Tuesday marked the last day for U.S. Rep. Todd Akin to leave Missouri’s Senate race through a court order.
Democratic women across Tennessee are demanding an apology, and a longtime state representative wants a resignation, but Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Paul Smith doubled down Monday, refusing to acknowledge the backlash to a sexist joke he distributed at a party board meeting.