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Charleston Business Journal
Office to support trade between Germany, Tennessee
The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States Inc. has opened a Tennessee chapter and appointed a director to facilitate bilateral trade between Germany and Tennessee, the organization said in a news release.
9 hrs ago
Johnson keeps focus on 30-year mortgage
Dec. 11, 2013 - Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., reiterated the need to ensure continued availability of a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage in Tuesday's housing finance reform hearing with witnesses from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and others.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
US Special Envoy: - Some Prospect' Karzai Security Agreement Before Year's End
As Afghan President Hamid Karzai continues to withstand pressure to sign a bilateral security agreement to keep U.S. forces in his country past 2014, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan told a Senate panel Tuesday that there is still "some prospect" that a deal could still be signed by the end of the year.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Alexander Says Farmers Are "Original Conservatives," Highlights Importance Of Farm Priorities
Senator Lamar Alexander on Monday highlighted the importance of agriculture in a speech to the Tennessee Farm Bureau, calling farmers the "original conservatives" and pledging to keep pushing their priorities - such as the farm bill - while fighting burdensome regulations and Obamacare.
Thank You For Contacting My Office
Who really believes that any of our elected officials listen to the citizens who elected them.
Sen. Bob Corker still wary of negotiations with Iran
Sen. Bob Corker said Friday he has no intention of sabotaging negotiations with Iran concerning the processing of nuclear materials.
Labor Rights and Wrongs
An excellent op-ed in this morning's Tennessean by my friend and Vanderbilt colleague Dan Cornfield calls elected officials in Tennessee to account for their vocal opposition to unionization at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Sen. Lamar Alexander calls Senate rule decision 'Obamacare II'
A move by Democrats to change a Senate rule that requires a 60-vote majority to end debate on judicial nominations was a pure power play and completely unjustified, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Friday.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Corker still wary of negotiations with Iran
Just back from a whirlwind trip to the Middle East, Sen. Bob Corker said Friday he has no intention of sabotaging negotiations with Iran concerning the processing of nuclear materials but wants any deal to meet what he calls "baseline requirements."
The News Journal
Report: Yellen vote may be next week
The Senate will vote as soon as next week and no later than this month to confirm Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve, a Senate Democratic aide said Thursday.
National Mortgage News
Federal Guarantee is Key to Affordable Mortgage Financing
Ted Tozer, president of Ginnie Mae, explains to NAR Vice President Joe Ventrone why a continued federal role in the secondary market is key to a successful mortgage finance system in the U.S. As we get closer to the holidays, we think about presents, parties, and RESPA! Ken Perry, president and CEO of Broker Knowledge Group, says he is always ... (more)
Alexander, Corker stay focused on Republican issues
Fortunately for Tennesseans, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are not blinded by the miasma, casting a veil over the clarity of compromise and effective government, so characteristic of the radical right's lack of vision.
Rubio sends stern words to China
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio , R-Fla., has joined three other senators to oppose China's actions over areas of the East China Sea.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Corker Completes Middle East Trip With Visits To Oman And Bahrain
Senator Bob Corker, R-Tn., the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, completed a three-nation trip to the Middle East today in Bahrain where he continued to assess U.S. diplomatic and security relations in the Gulf region.
The Daily News
Arlington Developmental Center Court Case Ends After 21 Years
U.S. District Court Judge Jon McCalla formally closed the case Wednesday, Dec. 4, by entering an order and final judgment in the court for the Western District of Tennessee.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials
Proponents of the Iran nuclear deal are calling it "a victory for diplomacy." That very much remains to be seen; certainly it is a premature judgment.
Report Says Wehunt Started Fire After Quadraplex Residents Would Not Let Him In At
A report says a man set a fire that caused a fatality at a Red Bank quadraplex after he banged on the door and no one would let him in.
Fast Food Workers To Protest At McDonald's In Brainerd
Local fast food workers said they will join a nationwide push to raise their wages by holding a protest at the Brainerd McDonald's.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Man Charged In Purse Snatching At Walmart Has Case Bound To The Grand Jury
Robbery charges were bound to the Grand Jury on Tuesday against 20-year-old Arterrio Williams after a woman testified about her purse being snatched at a local Walmart parking lot .
Corker Hears Saudi Concerns On Syria And Iran
Senator Bob Corker meets with Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia's Chief of General Intelligence, in Riyadh.