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EPB eyes gigabit expansion beyond Chattanooga [Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 12--Chattanooga utility EPB will consider asking the Federal Communications Commission within weeks to allow it to expand gigabit fiber-optic Internet, TV and phone access to the Tennessee communities surrounding the Gig City.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Chattanooga, TN, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WTVC

Baker Remembered as Political Master at Hometown Funeral

TONIGHT AT 5 & 6: Josh Roe will have more on Howard Baker's funeral, live from Huntsville, Tennessee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden, Al Gore, Harry Reid, Democrat

The Leaf-Chronicle

Alexander: Send National Guard to border

Sen. Lamar Alexander said Thursday that President Barack Obama still lacks a "serious plan" for addressing the border crossings by Central American children and should consider calling out the National Guard.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Representative Jim Bridenstine

The Wall Street Journal

2014 Voter Turnout: GOP Has Advantage, But It's Not 2010

The 2014 primary season, now more than half over, has been notable for its fierce and frequent intraparty battles among Republicans.

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Related Topix: US News, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Colleen Hanabusa, Pat Roberts

Free Republic

Joe Carr: Lamar Alexander 'Trying to Fool' Voters on Border Security

Joe Carr, the conservative who is challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander in an August primary, blasted Alexander for calling for National Guard troops on the border a year after he voted for the Senate's amnesty bill which many believe contributed to the border crisis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Illegal Immigration

Knoxville News Sentinel

Letter: Alexander is clear conservative choice

A recent letter suggested that U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is not conservative simply because he doesn't score as highly as some others on the scorecard of a D.C. group.

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

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WTVC

Former TN Senator Howard Baker Dies

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is reporting that former Tennessee Senator Howard Baker, a major political figure in Washington for decades, has died.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Ronald Reagan

Washington Post

Fact Checker: Did health insurance premiums jump 50 percent because of Obamacare?

This campaign ad highlights Alexander's role as one of the chief GOP critics of President Obama's health-care law during a nationally televised "health-care summit" held on Feb. 25, 2010.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Liberal Political News

Free Republic

Tea Party Patriots Fund Endorses Joe Carr in Tennessee Primary

The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund announced today that they have endorsed Joe Carr, the Republican challenger to Sen. Lamar Alexander 'Joe Carr embodies the values of personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free future,' TPPCF Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tea Party, Pop/Rock, The Tea Party, Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration

Politico

Hagan has $8 million in bank - RGA sits on $70 million - Tea...

The following newsletter is an abridged version of Campaign Pro's Morning Score.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Republican, Barack Obama, Senator Mark Udall

The Hill

Dems bring shutdown talk to Senate highway bill fight

Democrats are rallying around "shutdown" as a new favorite buzzword as the Highway Trust Fund faces a $10 billion shortfall, and the annual bills funding government agencies have stalled.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Johanns, Charles Schumer, Democrat, Personal Finance, Retirement, Bob Corker

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Border security intensifies as issue in Tennessee Senate race

The Shelby County general election and the state/federal primary will be held Aug. 7 .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Shelby County, TN, Barack Obama, Murfreesboro, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Metropulse.com

Trout Limited? The Stocking of Trout in the Tailwaters of TVA Dams Faces a Looming Budget Crisis

On steamy summer afternoons in East Tennessee, cooling swirls of vapor rise from the tailwater below Norris Dam-creating, in effect, a sort of outdoor air conditioning, the waters so cold that not much can survive there but trout.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee, Norris, TN, Powell, TN, Anderson County, TN, Knoxville, TN

Metropulse.com

Talk about weird coincidences.

Tom Ingram, who has been the official spokesman for Pilot Corp. during the company's rebate scandal, was the chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mark Pryor, Democrat, Little Rock, AR

Free Republic

Flashback: Corker, Alexander Help Immigration Bill Pass

Tennessee Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander were among supporters of an Immigration Bill that passed the Senate on Thursday, 68-32.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Senator John Hoeven

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Sen. Alexander honors Howard Baker on Senate floor

Senator Lamar Alexander took the senate floor on Tuesday to honor the memory of former Senator Howard H. Baker Jr. Baker, a former Senate Majority Sen. Alexander honors Howard Baker on Senate floor Senator Lamar Alexander took the senate floor on Tuesday to honor the memory of former Senator Howard H. Baker Jr. Baker, a former Senate Majority Check ... (more)

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Frist endorses Briggs in race against incumbent state Sen. Stacey Campfield

Former Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has endorsed Knox County Commissioner Richard Briggs in his race for the Republican nomination in Senate District 7 against incumbent state Sen. Stacey Campfield.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bill Frist, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Sports

Free Republic

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates disagree over Tennessee debate

U.S. Senate candidate Terry Adams is criticizing Democratic primary rival Gordon Ball over Ball's rejection of a debate.

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

The Hill

Amending the Higher Education Act of 1965: The need to simplify the financial aid application

The Federal Pell Grant program is the most important mechanism the federal government has for ensuring that lack of money does not prevent academically qualified, low-income citizens from entering and completing college.

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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Washington Times

Tennessee long shot Joe Carr is tea party's best hope

He's an upstart Republican working his plain-spoken charm in a state chock-full of tea party support, accusing his well-known establishment opponent of running from his moderate record, ignoring his constituents' wishes and supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, Eric Cantor, US House of Representatives, Senator Mike Lee, Illegal Immigration

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