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Top Senate Republican calls for repealing union-backed wage law

Sen. Lamar Alexander , R-Tenn., called for repealing the federal government's Davis-Bacon Act , which sets wages for federal contracting work.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee

Wed Jul 30, 2014

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.

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

The Jackson Sun

Officials upset over closing of Brownsvillea

Officials upset over closing of Brownsville hospital Senate candidate Gordon Ball says other rural hospitals could be in danger Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/30/officials-upset-closing-brownsville-hospital/13386075/ Haywood County Sheriff Melvin Bond, Haywood County Mayor Franklin ... (more)

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Related Topix: Brownsville, TN, Haywood County, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Chattanoogan.com

Vote For Lamar

Lamar has a history of serving the people of this great state. His conservative and rational positions on issues important to the voters of the state of Tennessee are out in front and are easily ascertainable.

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

Yahoo!

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, Bob Corker, Immigration Reform

Metropulse.com

Election Pre-Game: What Will You Be Watching for as the Returns Come In? Campfield? Judges?

So what will you want to find out first on election night? What will you be looking for in the way of upsets or just curiosities? Winners and losers, of course.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Knox County, TN, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Chuck Fleischmann , Representative Charles "Chuck" Fleischmann, US House of Representatives

Free Republic

Dethroning Tennessee's tax king

Tennessee's Aug 7 Senate primary race is much more than a We the People candidate versus the establishment incumbent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Barack Obama, Senator Rand Paul

American Thinker

More Than a Republican

Recently, State Representative Joe Carr brought his bid for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander to the national spotlight.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, Senator Rand Paul, Nashville, TN, US Governors, Sarah Palin

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Lucianne.com

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: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bob Corker, Republican

Daily Kos

CCA: What the Hell Is Going on in Idaho?

Idaho prison officials say they had to have thousands of dollars' worth of medications shipped overnight to the state's largest prison after the former operator, Corrections Corporation of America, left the facility without a promised eight-day supply of inmate drugs .... The state took over the 2,080-bed prison after CCA acknowledged understaffing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Corrections Corporation of America, Security, US Senate

Breitbart.com

Video: Lamar Alexander: 'I Voted Against Amnesty'

During his bus tour through Tennessee, Sen. Lamar Alexander was approached by someone asking him why he voted to support amnesty.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Immigration Reform

TIME.com

A Tea Party Tempest in Tennessee

I've always thought that Lamar Alexander's Little Plaid Book , a collection of political wisdom gleaned from more than half a lifetime in the arena, is an underappreciated classic.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Eric Cantor, US House of Representatives, Thad Cochran

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Bill Frist, Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Immigration Reform

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Nashville Scene

#Lamarwatch: The Palin Endorsement and Joe Carr's 'Flip-Flopping'

Coming in over the transom this morning is news from Politico that the Sarah Palin endorsement of Joe Carr last week may not have been a surprise.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee

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.

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

Chattanoogan.com

David And Lamar

A while back our senior Senator from Tennessee, Senator Alexander, Lamar to his friends, commented that he's more like Sam Houston than "Davy" Crockett.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Ted Cruz, Texas

Free Republic

Joe Carr: 'Grassroots Has Absolutely Caught Fire' against Lamar Alexander

Tennessee state Representative Joe Carr, the conservative candidate who is challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander in an August 7th primary, said the "grassroots has absolutely caught fire" as he closes in on Alexander in the final week of the campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration

Free Republic

Mike Huckabee Fans Revolt After He Endorses Lamar Alexander

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee angered his Facebook fans after endorsing Sen. Lamar Alexander against conservative state Representative Joe Carr last month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mike Huckabee, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Immigration Reform

Free Republic

Lamar Alexander boosts campaign spending in early July (draining...

Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's campaign spent $1.34 million in the first 18 days of July as the incumbent ramped up his GOP primary effort in advance of early voting in Tennessee, his disclosure shows.

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

Politico

Energy group boosts Alexander - Abercrombie trails by 10 -...

Energy group boosts Alexander - Abercrombie trails by 10 - Chamber: No decisions in Louisiana Senate - You've got the wrong twin The following newsletter is an abridged version of Campaign Pro's Morning Score.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Tennessee, Representative Justin Amash, US House of Representatives, Lindsey Graham

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