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19 hrs ago | The Washington Monthly

College Ratings and the Tyrant Obama

In the new issue of the Washington Monthly , Laura Colarusso and Jon Marcus make a very important point about the politics of the Obama administration's proposed college ratings system: the timing is making it an exhibit in the GOP effort to demonize executive actions as an unconstitutional overreach.

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

23 hrs ago | WKRN

Construction begins on Beretta's Sumner County plant

Construction is set to begin on Italian gun-maker Beretta USA's new plant in Sumner County.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Diane Black, US House of Representatives, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Tennessee

Yesterday | The Hill

Keeping the National Center for Education Statistics independent

Much attention is appropriately devoted to the critical role that the federal government plays in improving the educational attainment of the U.S. population by authorizing and funding various educational policies and programs.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KDWN

GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee

General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee, leading United Auto Workers leaders to chide Tennessee Republicans for their opposition to the union increasing its influence in the state.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, SUV, Cadillac SRX, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Bob Corker, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet, Bedford, IN

Brandon Sun

General Motors announces new engine, Cadillac production at Tenn. plant; UAW chides GOP

General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee, leading United Auto Workers leaders to chide Tennessee Republicans for their opposition to the union increasing its influence in the state.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Cadillac, SUV, Cadillac SRX, US Politics, Bob Corker, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet, Bedford, IN

Columbia Daily Herald

Cadillac SRX to be produced at GM Spring Hill

UAW Local 1853 Shop Chairman Mike Herron, left and Ken Knight, GM Spring Hill Manufacturing Complex manager, address a crowd of state and local dignitaries, community activists, GM employees and media Thursday at the GM Visitors and Conference Center prior to the announcement of the next vehicle to be produced on the site.

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Related Topix: Cadillac SRX, Spring Hill, TN, Cadillac, SUV, Bill Haslam, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maury County, TN

The Hill

GOP senators request new ObamaCare figures

Sens. John Barrasso and Lamar Alexander on Wednesday wrote to Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , seeking an update on how many people are covered under the healthcare law ahead of the second enrollment period that starts in November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator John Barrasso, US Senate, Republican, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

Roll Call

And the Winner of the GOP's Civil War Primary Is. . .Part II

Anti-establishment conservatives will point to Ben Sasse in Nebraska and Tom Cotton in Arkansas to argue that their allies made it to the general election and will win in November, and they can cite plenty of House races where tea party and libertarian types are locks to be victorious in the fall.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, US Senate, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, Thad Cochran, Pat Roberts

Tue Aug 26, 2014

US News & World Report

How Far Could Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Refinance Bill Go?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the launch of a student loan debt advocacy campaign on March 6, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Republican

Colorado Daily

College students, counselors would welcome shorter financial aid form

Michelle Schol, junior in linguistics, fills out paperwork at the Financial Aid office at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado on July 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat, Boulder, CO, Cameras, Republican

The Daily News

Tennessee Lawmaker Calls Haslam 'Traitor' to GOP

A Republican state lawmaker on Tuesday called Gov. Bill Haslam a "traitor to the party" over what he called efforts by a political action committee run by supporters to defeat opponents of Common Core education standards.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Murfreesboro, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Kingsport, TN

The Washington Post

The 10 things we know 10 weeks before Election Day

With just 10 weeks separating us from our favorite biennial event, let's go through 10 things -- 10 weeks, 10 things....get it? -- that I think we know about the midterm election to come.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Pryor, Thad Cochran

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Hill

Sen. Alexander: Ban in-flight calls, allow text messages

Sen. Lamar Alexander is calling for airline passengers to be banned from making cellphone calls during flights, even though he says they should still be allowed to send text messages.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Cellphones, Dianne Feinstein, Democrat

The Washington Post

Primary challenger concedes to US Rep. DesJarlais

The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Scott DesJarlais, David Scott, Democrat, Robert Scott, Lincoln Davis, US Senate

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Roy Exum: Good Handwriting Is Crucial

Put me down as a strong proponent of Tennessee's new law that will require handwriting - the art of cursive penmanship - to be mandatory for our elementary schools.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Constitution Party candidates share goals, ideals

Constitution Party candidates share goals, ideals Event focuses on Constitution, amendments, candidates Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/08/23/constitution-party-candidates-share-goals-ideals/14513443/ Shaun Crowell, candidate for Tennessee governor, flips through a copy of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Constitution Party, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Stop horsing around with our Tennessee Walkers

Certainly at this year's 76th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration special honor should be accorded to Tennessee's congressional delegation - especially Sen. Lamar Alexander and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Representative Chuck Fleischmann , Representative Charles "Chuck" Fleischmann, Representative Scott DesJarlais

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Politico

Rural hospitals worry about health IT funding - Bugs may have been...

RURAL HOSPITALS WORRY ABOUT HEALTH IT FUNDING : Fulton County Medical Center is a 21-bed critical access hospital and 67-bed nursing home facility in McConnellsburg, Pa., about two hours northwest of Washington, D.C. The picturesque backdrop of rolling hills and mountains is idyllic.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Community Health Care, Healthcare Industry, US Senate, Republican, US Politics

Lebanon Democrat

Field set for Nov. elections

Qualifications for the Nov. 4 elections ended Thursday, and there are plenty of local, state and national races to keep an eye on.

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Related Topix: Mount Juliet, TN, US Politics, US News, Representative Diane Black, Republican, US House of Representatives, Wilson County, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, US Senate

The Hill

Alexander: Obama goes around Congress to help 'Big Wind'

Sen. Lamar Alexander said the Obama administration is tweaking the tax code to protect and extend wind energy subsidies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Tax

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