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1 hr ago | The Weekly Standard

Who Profits?

A raft of new Education Department regulations has been bobbing among the roiling waters of American higher education for nearly a month now, and perhaps the most sensible reaction to the controversy comes from Sen. Lamar Alexander-a former governor, college president, and secretary of education.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

6 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Thom Tills reaches 3-1 fundraising edge over GOP rivals in N.C. Senate race

The poll, by Survey USA, showed Tillis with support from 39 percent of likely primary voters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, John McCain

16 hrs ago | WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Political: Local woman seeks election to 14th District Republican Party State Executive seat on Murfreesboro News and Radio

Local resident JoAnne Skidmore has announced her intentions to seek election to the 14th District Republican Party State Executive Committeewoman seat for the Tennessee Republican Party.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rutherford County, TN, Shelbyville, TN, Small Business, Personal Finance, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Government Executive

Did Sebelius Break the Law in Soliciting Support for Obamacare?

Two weeks after Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned, a new audit has revived a year-old debate over whether she violated laws or ethics rules in drumming up private support for enrolling more Americans in health insurance exchanges.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health, Non-Profit, US News, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US Senate, Republican

ThinkProgress

Student Debt Nearly Tripled Over The Past Decade

Using a new dataset on various types of household debt, including student loans, research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that total outstanding educational debt nearly tripled from 2004 to 2012, growing from $364 billion to $966 billion.

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Bank of New York, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Liberal Political News

MSN Money

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

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