App lets voters stay engaged with issues, representatives
Voters tired of extreme partisanship and screaming from both sides in political debates can take some comfort in a new iPhone application that helps them follow issues and connect with their lawmakers.
Collected Department Releases: Remarks at President Obama's World AIDS Day Event
Gayle, thank you very, very much. Thanks for your tremendous leadership and your collaboration in this effort, and to all of our distinguished colleagues in the Obama Administration and distinguished guests here, all of whom the President most of whom, many of whom the President named we're grateful to you for being here and being part of this.
Monday Dec 2
GOP's Remedy for Obamacare Ailments: Elect More Doctors
The Republican Party says it has a remedy for Obamacare program ailments, but it apparently requires the election of more doctors to be administered properly.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Affordable Care Act: Translational research experiment to improve health
An editorial by Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH, William H. Frist, MD, and Stuart Altman, PhD, published in the November 27 issue of Science Translational Medicine says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an example of the role of experimentation in improving health at the public policy level.
Review: Book paints nuanced, balanced picture of Bush and Cheney
After winning a second term, he sought to foster democracy in the Middle East. At home, through a politics of consensus rather than polarity, he wanted to reform Social Security and immigration laws.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Good health is a community issue
We are all products of our life experiences; mine has been shaped by the power of community.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Political notebook: Fireworks light up council meeting
But at Tuesday's meeting, fireworks began to ignite when Councilman Charlie Tygard, who may have been annoyed by the poor reception his pension funding legislation had received, pulled three bills off the consent agenda for first-reading legislation.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Senate Republicans have one last option
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , and President Obama, have now decided that one-man rule should govern Obama's fundamentally-changed America.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Daisy Ad 2013: Nuclear Option Senate Remix
Click above for a 50-second trip down Memory Lane with Sens. Reid, Clinton, and Obama talking about the "nuclear option" back in 2005.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
SCORE presents check to Norman Smith Elementary for award in achievement
Norman Smith Elementary School on Friday formally received honors from the State Collaborative on Reforming Education for dramatically improving student achievement.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Alexander calls filibuster change a Obamacare IIa
Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee called Senate Democrats' move Thursday to limit use of the filibuster "an exercise of raw, WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee called Senate Democrats' move Thursday to limit use of the filibuster "an exercise of raw, partisan political power" resembling passage of the Affordable ... (more)
The Washington Post
The evolution of the Senate filibuster
Video: It's more than just a rule change: The so-called "nuclear option" will fundamentally alter the way the Senate operates - for good.
Media Matters for America
Rich Lowry Is Mad That Democrats Took His Filibuster Advice From 2005
National Review editor Rich Lowry, who previously called judicial filibusters a "perversion" of democratic checks and balances and urged the Republican Senate majority leader to end them and then "sleep the sleep of an utterly justified defender of Senate tradition" is lashing out at Senate Democrats for taking his advice.
Media Matters for America
FLASHBACK: When Conservatives Decried Filibusters And Urged Senate...
In response to unprecedented Republican obstructionism, Senate Democrats have voted to change Senate rules regarding the filibustering of most presidential nominees.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
HOH: Jim Cooper Muses About App Replacing the Newspapers It Depends on
Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., believes government shortcomings and a concerned print news industry will soon be transformed into something more efficient.
Reid set to go nuclear over judges
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appears to be laying the groundwork for a vote later this year on changing Senate rules on filibusters to allow for a simple majority vote to confirm judges.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Former Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Endorses Dan Howell
Chip Saltsman, former Tennessee Republican Party Chairman and chief-of-staff to Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, endorsed Dan Howell's campaign for State House District 22. Dan knows the people of Southeast Tennessee like few others, and he stands strongly for the conservative values that are needed in Nashville.