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White House approves tax hike on first reading
The White House Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed on first reading its 2013-14 budget, which includes a 20-cent property tax hike intended to pay for previous debt, renovations and keeping the city's fund balance at a healthy level.
Sun May 19, 2013
Political notebook: Sen. Alexander's analogy for Sebelius runs aground in interview
Lamar Alexander appeared on the Fox News' show "On the Record" last week to explain that the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s offers parallels to reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged private companies to donate money toward implementing the Affordable Care Act.
Four 'medical buddy' pairs enter Nashville Kids Triathlon
Natalie Young looks at her little brother and sees joy. The gleeful squeals that brighten the redhead's freckled face.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Jack McElroy: Shield laws protect independence
In vetoing the "Ag Gag" bill last week, Gov. Bill Haslam said it appeared to repeal parts of the Tennessee Shield Law.
Thu May 16, 2013
Head of Fort Campbell harassment program arrested
A jury on Thursday convicted a Wahiawa man of second-degree murder after authorities say he went on a shooting rampage through Honolulu in 2011, killing a mother of 10 and wounding two other people as he opened fire... A jury on Thursday convicted a Wahiawa man of second-degree murder and other charges in a 2011 shooting rampage through Honolulu ... (more)
Obama nominates Knoxville lawyer to federal bench
A longtime Knoxville lawyer and the first female president of the Tennessee Bar Association has been nominated by President Barack Obama to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Sentinel & Enterprise
Tea party, journalists: Not such strange bedfellows
Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt -- the benighted Mainstream Media.
Court denies US asylum to German home-schoolers
The White House's release of nearly 100 pages of emails and notes about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has failed to satisfy congressional Republicans demanding more... The White House release of some 100 pages of emails and notes about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last ... (more)
Wed May 15, 2013
Has The Federal Government Become Ungovernable?
Has the federal government become ungovernable? It certainly seems that way if we take the reports on recent failures at face value.
Tue May 14, 2013
Sen. Lamar Alexander says Sebelius' fundraising in violation of the law
Sen. Lamar Alexander doubled down Tuesday on his comparison of fundraising by a top Obama administration official for a nonprofit working to implement the Affordable Care Act to the Iran-Contra scandal of 1986.
Mon May 13, 2013
Obama stares down the curse
President Barack Obama genuinely believed he could buck the second-term curse of fecklessness and scandal that afflicted the last three two-term presidents, even if history and his adversaries suggested otherwise.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Georgiana Vines: Reeves seems to be likely pick for federal bench
The talk on the street is that Knoxville lawyer Pam Reeves has been to the White House as part of the process of being considered for a lifetime appointment as a federal judge.
Sun May 12, 2013
White House city leaders will consider 20-cent tax hike
The White House Board of Mayor and Aldermen is poised to propose a 20-cent property tax hike to fund capital projects in the 2013-14 city budget, including the construction of a new library and an extensive overhaul of the city's sewer system.
Fri May 10, 2013
White House Joins The Civil War Trails Program
There is no doubt some people love history. Their period clothing can make their passion easy to identify even if the location they are celebrating doesn't. "You may ask, why are we doing this in White House? We have no battlefields in White House." said White House Mayor Mike Arnold.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Greg Johnson: Conservatives must address obesity
Conservatives choked on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's heavy-handed efforts to ban Big Gulp-sized soft drinks in the Big Apple.
Wed May 08, 2013
White House city leaders to propose property tax increase
The White House Board of Mayor and Aldermen are poised to propose a 20-cent property tax hike to fund capital projects in the 2013-14 city budget, including building a new library and an extensive overhaul of the city's sewer system.
Tue May 07, 2013
Spencer Medicine a Good Example of 1890's Healthcare
A friend and fellow student of Chattanooga history recently shared a copy of an 1892 Chamber of Commerce advertisement booklet.
Mon May 06, 2013
Sen. Bob Corker hits the links with President Obama
With budget and foreign policy issues continuing to cloud the White House's relationship with Congress, President Barack Obama on Monday invited Republican Sen.
Sun May 05, 2013
America's Bad Seed
Any parent who has ever raised a child with serious character and moral issues, perhaps as a consequence of what turns out to have been a persistent and reckless infusion of adulation and unconditional love, must soon come to the realization that as a by-product of their permissiveness, blindness, or fantastical "Hope for Change," something ... (more)
Common Core lifts TN's chances
Tennessee political, business and educational leaders had loudly called for more rigorous education standards, because the measurements for progress in Tennessee's schools gave a false impression of success.