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13 hrs ago | The Daily News Journal

Alexander recalls bipartisan victory

Tennessee's senior senator has hope today's politicians could overcome partisan divides to do what is best for the state if the need arose.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Murfreesboro, TN, Tennessee

16 hrs ago | News Max

GOP Seeks Probe on Census Bureau Changes Affecting ACA's Impact

The U.S. Census Bureau's overhaul of its annual survey such that it makes tracking the impact of Obamacare on Americans virtually impossible came under fire on Thursday by Republicans in both houses of Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Blake Farenthold, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Health Insurance, Health, US Senate

Yesterday | Tennessee Bar Association

TBA leaders in Washington, D.C., to lobby Sen. Lamar Alexander while...

Tennessee Bar Association leaders joined more than 350 of their colleagues from across the country for 2014 ABA Lobby Days in Washington, D.C., April 8-10.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

Yesterday | Williamson Herald

Alexander, Crowell share story and song with Williamson, Inc.

Franklin Mayor Dr. Ken Moore, left, welcomes U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and Jed Hilly, executive director of the Americana Music Association to the Factory.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Franklin, TN, Country, Rodney Crowell, Williamson County, TN

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Horsetalk

Could popular anti-soring bill founder?

Campaigners have condemned a group of Tennessee lawmakers they say are trying to derail a popular bill aimed at ending the cruel practice of soring.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn

Politico

Right outraged at Census change

Conservatives are crying foul over changes to the U.S. Census that will affect data on the effects of Obamacare, though the Census Bureau insists the changes have been a long time coming and are not political.

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

Metropulse.com

Tip: People Read Facebook

Hillary Pate apparently took to Facebook to commend two Republican House members who "had the courage to stand up and vote NO to the budget."

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

Metropulse.com

Former University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl is one of ...

Former University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl is one of the hosts for a fund-raiser in Knoxville next week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Williamson Herald

Crowell drops by Williamson, Inc. for luncheon performance

A Tennessee statesman and an Americana music icon shared story and song today in Jamison Hall at the Franklin Factory, not the typical business luncheon for members of Williamson, Inc. Grammy-winning songwriter Rodney Crowell released his latest album today - Tar Paper Sky - a compilation of his most poetic work to date to a captive audience of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rodney Crowell, Country

Lebanon Democrat

Bill Haslam: Looking at budget realities for the state

Last month, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was in Nashville and joined U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and me for a great discussion about education and workforce readiness.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Jeb Bush, Nashville, TN, us Travel, Travel, Opinion

The Daily News Journal

LEONHIRTH: Democrats in state need more leadership

Since any political excitement in Tennessee this year centers around the battling factions of the Republican Party and the tea party, a kerfuffle among Democrats has been a little surprising.

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Related Topix: US News, Representative Steve Cohen, US Politics, Jim Cooper, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Murfreesboro, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Behind-the-scenes scramble to oust Tennessee governor is MTSU Windham Lecture topic

Public affairs consultant and former journalist Keel Hunt will bring the story of Tennessee's unprecedented bipartisan ouster of a corrupt governor to MTSU's renowned Windham Lecture Series at a free public event on Thursday, April 17. MTSU alumnus Hunt, author of "Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in ... (more)

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

Sat Apr 12, 2014

BusinessWeek

Phony Republican Sympathy for Kathleen Sebelius

For the last eight months, it seemed like just about every Republican in Congress was indignantly demanding the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, usually in connection with the botched debut of the Obamacare federal exchanges.

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Related Topix: Representative John Fleming, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, US Senate, Pat Roberts

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Policy Divides Over Union Elections on Display at NLRB

Political and workplace divides over labor policy were on display at the National Labor Relations Board's Washington headquarters this week, where the board held a hearing to examine its proposal to streamline and speed union-organizing elections in the private sector.

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

Chattanoogan.com

Body Found On Glenwood Drive Identified As Darius Hinton; Had Been Shot Multiple Times

At approximately 8:14 a.m., Chattanooga Police were called to 1101 Glenwood Drive for a body found.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Richard Burr, East Brainerd, TN, Hamilton County, TN

Chattanoogan.com

Former School Bookkeeper Arrested In TBI Theft Case In Marion County

The Marion County Sheriff's Department has arrested a former school bookkeeper, Lois Alene Vandergriff, in an ongoing TBI theft investigation.

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Related Topix: Marion County, TN, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee, Whitwell, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

TN could claim two Senate chairmanships in next Congress

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander already senses the opportunities for shaping domestic policy.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, University of Tennessee, Barack Obama

Politico

Addressing teacher inequity issues - Board certification for...

HOW TO BETTER DISTRIBUTE EFFECTIVE TEACHERS: Poor and minority children are less likely to be taught by highly effective teachers than their peers, a new analysis from the Center for American Progress finds.

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

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Alexander Welcomes Resignation Of Secretary Sebelius

Senator Lamar Alexander released the following statement on reports that U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will resign and that the president will likely nominate Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Burwell to replace her: "This is the right decision.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chattanooga, TN, East Ridge, TN, East Brainerd, TN, Hamilton County, TN, Lookout Mountain, TN

The Hill

Senate tackles prescription drug abuse

The Senate Health Committee is forming a working group to tackle the rising rates of prescription drug abuse, in the face of complaints about a recently approved painkiller that many say is highly addictive and easily abused.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Drugs, Food and Drug Administration, Chronic Pain, Medicine

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