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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a member of the Senate Banking Committee, gave a thumbs up to the plan outlined by the Obama administration Monday to unfreeze the credit markets and aid banks.

Tom Ingram, the chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander listed as one of Washington, D.C.’s “Fabulous 50 Movers and Shakers,” is entering a governor’s race.

Tom Ingram, chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., announced that he is leaving that position to become a consultant to Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam’s 2010 gubernatorial bid and pursue other private interests.

WASHINGTON — In his third year in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., has become his one of his party’s leaders on banking and finance matters.

Tennessee and Georgia lawmakers were universal in their outrage over the $165 million in bonuses handed out by bailed-out insurer AIG, but they had different ideas on how to handle the situation.

Votes by Chattanooga-area House members were divided on a bill to tax the bonuses paid to employees by bailed-out companies, including insurer AIG.

Several Chattanooga-area companies stand to benefit from Democratic-backed legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions, potentially generating hundreds of jobs in the region, according to an environmental lobbying group.

Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., today voted in favor of a bill that would tax 90 percent of bonuses issued by companies that receive more than $5 billion in government aid.

When it comes to happiness, self-esteem, physical fitness and work satisfaction, Tennessee apparently faces a deficit.

Today, we celebrate the life of pi, that mathematical constant familiar to all geometry students.

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