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Is life insurance necessary?

Government officials are trying to rein in increasingly popular federal programs that forgive some student debt, amid rising concerns over the plans' costs and the possibility they could encourage colleges to push tuition even higher.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, George Miller, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Columbia University, Georgetown University

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Cooper stands ground on immigration reformCooper stands ground on...

Cooper, D-Nashville, not only co-sponsors a major immigration proposal, he recently signed a discharge petition to try and force House Republican leaders to move it out of multiple committees -- several have jurisdiction over parts of it -- onto the House floor for a vote.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bob Corker

The Daily News

Alexander Touts Importance of Political Role Models

Among the crowd of 500 who gathered Monday, April 21, for the 11th annual Dunavant Public Servant Awards were fourth- and fifth-graders from White Station Elementary School.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Collierville, TN, University of Memphis

Knoxville News Sentinel

Introductions of UT basketballa

Wade Houston, right, is welcomed as the new University of Tennessee men's basketball coach by Athletic Director Doug Dickey on April 4, 1989, at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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

Chattanoogan.com

Alexander Lauds Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decision In Michigan Case

Senator Lamar Alexander, the senior Republican on the Senate education committee and former U.S. Secretary of Education under George H.W. Bush, released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a Michigan ballot initiative banning affirmative action in admissions decisions at the state's public colleges and universities: ... (more)

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

My Mother Lode

GOP Address: Republicans Offer Freedom And Choices

In this week's Republican address, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee criticizes Democratic approaches to government, saying that Dems in Washington want to mandate what Americans can and cannot do.

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Related Topix: US News, Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, US Senate, Newt Gingrich, Apple, Startups

The Memphis Flyer

Cohen Gets Another Endorsement Nod From Obama

For the third election cycle in a row, 9th District congressman Steve Cohen has been endorsed in the course of a contested Democratic primary by President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: Representative Steve Cohen, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Harold Ford

The Hill

UAW drops Volkswagen union challenge

Officials at the United Auto Workers are abandoning their challenge of a failed union vote at a Volkswagen facility in Tennessee.

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

Post and Courier

It's not just about Obamacare

Many Republican candidates are pinning their hopes for victory in this year's congressional elections on the public's justified concerns about the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Healthcare Law, Law, Senator Ted Cruz

Mon Apr 21, 2014

National Journal

Charting Mentions of Earth Day in Congress

For years, mentions of Earth Day have sprung up each April from members of both parties.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Holidays, Earth Day, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

The Wall Street Journal

GAO Report Details Sebelius Fundraising Efforts

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last year approached five organizations seeking money or technical help for Enroll America, a nonprofit working to increase participation in the federal health law, according to a review of HHS interviews and documents carried out by the congressional watchdog.

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

Politico

Ed tech innovation summit - Tennessee poised to delayed Common Core testing

ED TECH'S 'DAVOS' STARTS TODAY: Hundreds of ed tech investors and entrepreneurs will rendezvous in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week for the Education Innovation Summit.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Tennessee, IL, Edmodo, iPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Pat McCrory

WBIW-AM Bedford

Congressional Candidate Spreading His Chances On Election Day

Erin Magee is one of five Republicans seeking the nomination to oppose Seventh District Democrat Andre Carson.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Andre Carson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, US Supreme Court

Knoxville News Sentinel

Alexander is critic-in-chief of national labor board

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has become critic-in-chief of the federal board that referees labor disputes between employers and their workers.

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

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tennessee Sen. Alexander is critic-in-chief of national labor board

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has become critic-in-chief of the federal board that referees labor disputes between employers and their workers.

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

Christian Science Monitor

Obama sticks to Easter in his weekend radio message. GOP, not so much.

President Obama pauses during remarks about the Passover Eve killings of three people at two Jewish community centers in the Kansas City area, during an Easter prayer breakfast in the East Room of the White House April 14, 2014.

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

Chicago Tribune

Potential GOP presidential contender Paul pushing school choice in Chicago visit

As he considers a 2016 run for the Republican presidential nomination, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul acknowledges the GOP must go beyond its base and find ways to grow support or it will be unable to elect a national standard bearer.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Wicker Park (Chicago, IL), US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

The Wichita Eagle

GOP weekly address: 'We want to be the iPhone party'

Republicans used their weekly address Saturday to get philosophical: "Republicans are the enablers and Democrats are the mandators," said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

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

KIII

Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal.

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

The Daily News Journal

Tracy overpowers DesJarlais in congressional race fundraising

Tennessee state Sen. Jim Tracy continues to swamp incumbent Rep. Scott DesJarlais in campaign fundraising, first quarter Federal Election Commission reports show.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Scott DesJarlais, Marsha Blackburn, Representative Diane Black, Jim Cooper, US Senate, Democrat, Tennessee

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