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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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16 hrs ago
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.
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.
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.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
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.
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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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."
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.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
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)
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.
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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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)
Sat Apr 12, 2014
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.
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.
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.
TN could claim two Senate chairmanships in next Congress
Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander already senses the opportunities for shaping domestic policy.
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.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
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.
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.