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2 hrs ago | The Daily News

Ball Targets Carr's Tea Party Supporters

Gordon Ball , the Democratic challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, is basing his uphill challenge of Alexander on his specific definition of being a moderate Democrat and where that intersects with tea party followers. Ball hopes to get tea party followers who backed state Rep. Joe Carr in the Republican primary this past August to vote for him in the November statewide general election.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tea Party, Loudon County, TN, Barack Obama, Bill Haslam, US Governors

6 hrs ago | WTVC

Bradley County EMS is Going to Washington

This press release was sent to NewsChannel 9 by Bradley County EMS: "Bradley County EMS is very proactive when it comes to improving standards for the EMS industry. Recently, Stan Clark, who is a veteran paramedic and in charge of public relations at Bradley County EMS, was appointed to the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association Board .

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US Politics, Representative Charles "Chuck" Fleischmann, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, US House of Representatives, Representative David Roe

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Alcatraz Fitness Celebrates Grand Opening

Alcatraz Fitness announced the grand opening of their new facility located at the Cleveland/Bradley Innovation Center, 3575 Adkisson Dr., Suite 1040, Cleveland, Tn.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, TN, Life, Food, Nutrition, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chattanooga, TN

The Daily Caller

Franchises Pressure Congress To Save Them From Regulators

Franchise owners everywhere are making the trip to Washington, D.C., to oppose a recent decision handed down by the National Labor Relations Board , which threatens the existence of the franchise model. According to The Hill , the International Franchise Association is sending in over 350 franchisees and franchisers to join with Speaker John Boehner and former Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour in pressuring Congress to respond.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Haley Barbour, US Governors, US Senate, Conservative Political News

Cape Cod Times

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, former Medical Director of Samaritan's Purse Ebola Care Center in Monrovia, Liberia, center, talks with Emira Woods, right, Director of Social Impact at ThoughtWorks, right, before the start of a hearing on Ebola before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education on ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Infectious Diseases, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Democrat, Republican

Washington Examiner

Republicans introduce bill to hobble NLRB

Senate Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday to radically overhaul the federal National Labor Relations Board , saying it has become a tool of special interests. The changes would make it easier to challenge NLRB actions in court and strip the board of its partisan majority by moving it from five to six members.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Dick Durbin, Mitch McConnell

Chattanoogan.com

Rite Aid Chooses Chattanooga To Participate In New Charitable Giving Program, Awards Grant

The Chattanooga Autism Center has been selected by the regional Rite Aid leadership team to participate in the Rite Aid KidCents program and will also receive a $10,000 grant from the Rite Aid Foundation.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Non-Profit, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Lamar Alexander says Ebola as serious a threat as ISIL

An out-of-control Ebola outbreak in West Africa has Tennessee officials concerned about the nation's response to what could become a global health threat. Lamar Alexander says Ebola as serious a threat as ISIL An out-of-control Ebola outbreak in West Africa has Tennessee officials concerned about the nation's response to what could become a global health threat.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Nashville, TN, Liberia, Africa, World News

Chattanoogan.com

Senator Alexander Discusses Seriousness Of Ebola Virus

Sen. Lamar Alexander said that the nation's leaders "must take the deadly, dangerous threat of Ebola as seriously as they take ISIL."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Can Gordon Ball beat Lamar Alexander?

Ball is Tennessee's Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 general election. He's a big underdog as he takes on Sen. Lamar Alexander, the second-term Republican incumbent and former governor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Jim Cooper, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Knoxville, TN, Healthcare Law, Law

Politico

Under GOP, education plan could stall

Sen. Lamar Alexander has a plan to overhaul the education system if he becomes chairman of the Senate's education committee next year, starting with rewriting the divisive No Child Left Behind act and moving to create more school vouchers and deregulate higher education soon after. Alexander is bound to hit roadblocks even if Republicans take the Senate in November and he takes the helm of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, regardless of his skills as a lawmaker or eagerness to foster cooperation in the Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Education, School Vouchers, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Al Franken, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Senator Lamar Alexander helps child care bill move forward

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander announced that an agreement has been reached between the Senate and House on the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014, legislation to expand access to and improve the quality of care for nearly 39,000 Tennessee children. "This bill helps a working Tennessee mother be able to pay for child care while she earns a degree so she can pay for it herself," said Alexander, the senior Republican on the Senate labor committee.

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

Institute for Southern Studies

Stop feeding the hand that bites us

When Volkswagen finally agreed to build its new SUV in Chattanooga, Tennessee politicians crowed over the promise of 2,000 new jobs. Union-bashing Senator Bob Corker, the guy who months ago threatened these jobs would be toast if plant workers won a union, "choked back tears" announcing the news.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Tennessee State University, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Dalton Police Department Adds New Officer

The ranks of the Dalton Police Department grew by one on Thursday as new officer Adolfo Miranda was sworn in by Chief Jason Parker.

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Related Topix: Northeastern Illinois University, Illinois, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, John Thune

Communications Workers of America

Republican Senators Ambush NLRB Nominee at Confirmation Hearing

At a hearing this week on the nomination of Sharon Block to the National Labor Relations Board, Republicans on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee pushed Block to justify many of the board's decisions during her term as a recess appointee. Chairman Tom Harkin opened the hearing by praising Block's qualifications and calling for her speedy confirmation.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Politico

No pause for fundraising on 9/11

For many members of Congress, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks is now just another day in the furious sprint to November.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Representative Todd Rokita, Republican, Representative Luke Messer, Thad Cochran, US Senate

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Approval of airline waiver vital for JacksonApproval of airline...

Approval of airline waiver vital for Jackson Convenient commercial air service is important for the growth of our community Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/09/11/approval-airline-waiver-vital-jackson/15418007/ McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport is in jeopardy of losing its commercial air carrier, Seaport Airlines, due to a congressional change in 2012 that mandates a 10-passenger-per-day quota to continue receiving federal subsidies. McKellar-Sipes currently averages 7.8 passengers per day.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Bob Corker, Jackson, TN, Nashville, TN, us Travel, Travel, Opinion

Tue Sep 02, 2014

PerrSpectives

Thousands of Tennesseans to Enter Lamar Alexander's 'Medical Ghetto'

As Dylan Scott recently summed it up at TPM, "The GOP's all-out war on Obamacare is in a death spiral."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee, Medicaid, Health, Bob Corker, Tennessee Government

Mon Sep 01, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Gordon Ball challenges Lamar Alexander to debates

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Gordon Ball is calling on Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander to debate him in major Tennessee cities before the Nov. 4 election Gordon Ball challenges Lamar Alexander to debates Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Gordon Ball is calling on Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander to debate him in major Tennessee cities ... (more)

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

Washington Times

5 things to know in Nov. 4 Tenn. general election

Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is strongly favored to win re-election in November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Bill Haslam, US Governors

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