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2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

CCA: What the Hell Is Going on in Idaho?

Idaho prison officials say they had to have thousands of dollars' worth of medications shipped overnight to the state's largest prison after the former operator, Corrections Corporation of America, left the facility without a promised eight-day supply of inmate drugs .... The state took over the 2,080-bed prison after CCA acknowledged understaffing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Corrections Corporation of America, Security, US Senate

6 hrs ago | Breitbart.com

Video: Lamar Alexander: 'I Voted Against Amnesty'

During his bus tour through Tennessee, Sen. Lamar Alexander was approached by someone asking him why he voted to support amnesty.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Immigration Reform

14 hrs ago | TIME.com

A Tea Party Tempest in Tennessee

I've always thought that Lamar Alexander's Little Plaid Book , a collection of political wisdom gleaned from more than half a lifetime in the arena, is an underappreciated classic.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Eric Cantor, US House of Representatives, Thad Cochran

15 hrs ago | Washington Post

For Tennessee GOP, it's the tea party vs. the legacy of Howard Baker

On the first day of July, Sen. Lamar Alexander delivered a moving eulogy at the funeral of his political mentor, Howard H. Baker Jr. , the former Senate majority leader and godfather of the Tennessee Republican Party.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Bill Frist, Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Immigration Reform

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Nashville Scene

#Lamarwatch: The Palin Endorsement and Joe Carr's 'Flip-Flopping'

Coming in over the transom this morning is news from Politico that the Sarah Palin endorsement of Joe Carr last week may not have been a surprise.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee

The Hill

Overnight Campaign: Lamar rises over Rocky Top

Despite a steady chorus of protests against Sen. Lamar Alexander , who by his opponents' own admission is a Tennessee institution, there has never been a large groundswell of outside Tea Party support sufficient to oust the incumbent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Tea Party, Eric Cantor, US House of Representatives

Chattanoogan.com

David And Lamar

A while back our senior Senator from Tennessee, Senator Alexander, Lamar to his friends, commented that he's more like Sam Houston than "Davy" Crockett.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Ted Cruz, Texas

Free Republic

Joe Carr: 'Grassroots Has Absolutely Caught Fire' against Lamar Alexander

Tennessee state Representative Joe Carr, the conservative candidate who is challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander in an August 7th primary, said the "grassroots has absolutely caught fire" as he closes in on Alexander in the final week of the campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration

Free Republic

Mike Huckabee Fans Revolt After He Endorses Lamar Alexander

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee angered his Facebook fans after endorsing Sen. Lamar Alexander against conservative state Representative Joe Carr last month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mike Huckabee, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Immigration Reform

Free Republic

Lamar Alexander boosts campaign spending in early July (draining...

Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's campaign spent $1.34 million in the first 18 days of July as the incumbent ramped up his GOP primary effort in advance of early voting in Tennessee, his disclosure shows.

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

Politico

Energy group boosts Alexander - Abercrombie trails by 10 -...

Energy group boosts Alexander - Abercrombie trails by 10 - Chamber: No decisions in Louisiana Senate - You've got the wrong twin The following newsletter is an abridged version of Campaign Pro's Morning Score.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Tennessee, Representative Justin Amash, US House of Representatives, Lindsey Graham

Real Clear Politics

Laura Ingraham Eyes Her Next Scalp

SHE has adopted a daughter from Guatemala and was a speechwriter under President Reagan, who introduced an "amnesty" for three million illegal immigrants in the 1980s.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, US Senate

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Switched

Federal Judge Strikes Down D.C. Handgun Ban

A federal judge on Saturday overturned Washington D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Senator Kelly Ayotte

Chattanoogan.com

An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence.

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

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Lebanon Democrat

Tennessee Department of Transportation turns 100

The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently kicked off its "100 Years of Moving Tennessee Forward," a yearlong celebration of its centennial as a state agency.

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

Free Republic

Can 'Tennessee's institution' survive Tea Party's wrath?

Thirty-six years ago, Lamar Alexander walked across the state in his first successful bid for governor, donning his now-iconic red and black plaid shirt.

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

Free Republic

Where are Lamar's 35-Stops on His Tn Bus Tour? Wouldn't You Like To Know...

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is planning a 35-stop bus tour of Tennessee ahead of the Aug. 7 primary, his campaign announced this morning.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Celebrities, Steve Martin, Vocal, Thad Cochran

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Hoyer, Dunn lend support to horse-soring billHoyer, Dunn lend support ...

Hoyer, Dunn lend support to horse-soring bill 70 percent of the House backs bill, but it is stuck in the Energy and Commerce Committee Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2014/07/25/hoyer-dunn-lend-support-horse-soring-bill/13194335/ The second-ranking Democrat in the House and a former ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, US Senate, Ed Whitfield

Roll Call

Nuclear Waste Bill Not Dead, Just Sleeping

A Senate measure to set up a new agency to oversee nuclear waste is lying dormant while election year priorities take the spotlight.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Democrat, Nuclear Energy

Daily Kos

Tennessee Democrats, Let's Talk: It's Time to Kick That Crossover Voting Habit

As in other places, the Volunteer State's open primary can be a blessing or a curse---which one it will be for the 2014 mid-terms depends upon the ability of Tennessee's progressive voters to resist the urge to hedge their bets and stack the Republican ballot.

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

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