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2 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

Seib Video: Sen. Corker: 'People Are Frustrated'

At a breakfast sponsored by The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Sen. Bob Corker talked to Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib about his frustration with congressional gridlock and the Senate's inability to enact reform.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

6 hrs ago | WKRN

TDOT faces major budget cuts if Congress doesn't meet Friday deadline

Congress has until Friday to extend funding to the Highway Trust Fund to keep the federal fund afloat at least through the end of the year.


Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, US Politics, US News, Representative Diane Black, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Alexander, US Senate

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Air Force Times

More senators seek military aid to Ukraine

Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Republican, Lindsey Graham


Ebola outbreak: Liberia shuts schools, quarantines towns

The largest ebola outbreak in history prompts Liberia to close its borders Monday, Dollar Tree says it will buy rival Family Dollar for about 8 and a half billion dollars, a fragile truce in the Gaza Strip for the Muslim holiday breaks down as a mortar shell fired from Gaza Monday, kills at least four people in Israel.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lamar Alexander, Immigration Reform

The Wall Street Journal

GOP Senator: We Could Build on Health Exchange Concept

Corker spoke to to reporters at a Capitol Journal breakfast on Wednesday. Photo by Melissa Golden for The Wall Street Journal Exchanges where people can shop for health insurance is a "step in the right direction," Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday, suggesting that if Republicans retake the Senate in November, they might seek to rework rather than gut ... (more)


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Healthcare Law, Law

New York Daily News

Republicans on the Hill slam Obama on Iran

Bipartisan unease over recently extended talks was evident as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee assessed the negotiations and ongoing economic sanctions on Iran WASHINGTON -- Iran will "rope-a-dope" the U.S. during slow-moving talks over its nuclear program that now represent "a dangerous international failure," Republicans declared Tuesday ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Conservative Political News

WMUR-TV Manchester

Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

As the U.S. Highway Trust Fund skids toward an August 1 money shortage, the Senate decided Tuesday to keep the issue in limbo at least a day or two more.


Related Topix: US News, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Nation

How Partisanship Could Save Iran Diplomacy

Over the past two weeks, on the heels of an announced extension to nuclear talks with Iran, Republicans in the Senate introduced two measures that could erect obstacles in reaching and implementing a final agreement with the Islamic Republic.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Kirk, Barack Obama, Democrat, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

Corker Highway Bill Amendment To Remove "Budget Gimmick" Passes

Senator Bob Corker announced Tuesday the Senate has agreed to vote on his bipartisan amendment to the Highway Transportation Funding Act of 2014 that he said "would remove a budget gimmick known as pension smoothing to pay for a short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund and force Congress to stop shirking its responsibility to pass a long-term ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Personal Finance, Pension, Chattanooga, TN, Hamilton County, TN

Fox News

Obama administration's focus on Syria in doubt as death toll soars

The rise of ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq, and the unwillingness of Americans to see their military involved in another foreign conflict, appear to have cooled President Obama's once-strident rhetoric demanding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "must go" -- even as the death toll in the three-year-old civil war tops 170,000.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

Cape Cod Times

Bill to sanction Venezuela takes step forward

A bill that seeks to punish Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses has surmounted another hurdle in the U.S. Senate.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Roll Call

Official Won't Rule Out More Iran Nuclear Negotiation Extensions, Action Without Congressional Input

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee , had hoped on Tuesday to get two commitments from the Obama administration: That, after one extension of the Iran nuclear talks, they wouldn't go beyond that; and that the administration wouldn't act to lift sanctions in any way without Congress at least weighing ... (more)


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Washington Post

For Tennessee GOP, it's the tea party vs. the legacy of Howard Baker

On the first day of July, Sen. Lamar Alexander delivered a moving eulogy at the funeral of his political mentor, Howard H. Baker Jr. , the former Senate majority leader and godfather of the Tennessee Republican Party.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Bill Frist, Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Immigration Reform

Lexington Herald-Leader

Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for highway and transit aid through the end of May 2015 if transportation spending is maintained at current levels.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Barbara Boxer, Senator Tom Carper, Republican

Mon Jul 28, 2014


a Gop Ultimatum to Vlad

With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not only hold the House but also capture the Senate in November.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Opinion

Bellingham Herald

Capitol Hill negotiators unveil deal to fix the VA

The deal ends weeks of sometimes contentious negotiations between Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., his counterpart on the House VA panel.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio

The Hill

Overnight Campaign: Lamar rises over Rocky Top

Despite a steady chorus of protests against Sen. Lamar Alexander , who by his opponents' own admission is a Tennessee institution, there has never been a large groundswell of outside Tea Party support sufficient to oust the incumbent.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Tea Party, Eric Cantor, US House of Representatives

Institute for Southern Studies

Minority union at Volkswagen, for now

For Volkswagen workers organizing in Tennessee, it's been a roller coaster of a year.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Deal reached on VA reforms

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Jeff Miller have reached an agreement to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an aide briefed on the matter.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs

Program on Howard Baker is Monday, August 4 at Downtown Library

The Chattanooga Area Historical Association and the Local History Department of the Public Library invites all to a special presentation by Tom Griscom honoring the life and remembering the legacy of U. S. Senator Howard Baker.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Ooltewah, TN, Signal Mountain, TN, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican