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Democratic ads off the air in Kentucky Senate race

Updated: 10/15/2014 - In the final weeks of a cross-country battle for Senate control, officials in both political parties are making multimillion-dollar advertising decisions that offer clues about where the real battlefields lie.

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Study: Voter ID laws cut turnout by blacks, young

Posted: 10/09/2014 - A nonpartisan congressional study has found that stiffer state voter ID laws have damped election turnout, disproportionately affecting blacks and younger people.

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Sen. Alexander sheds feel-good image in Tenn. race

Posted: 10/09/2014 - With early voting in the U.S. Senate race set to kick off next week, the two-term incumbent has unleashed two television ads hammering his previously little-known Democratic opponent, Gordon Ball.

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Haslam failed to sign 79 bills in required time

Posted: 09/10/2014 - Mistakes in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's office caused 79 bills to become law without his signature and another 67 measures to be backdated to meet constitutional deadlines.

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Tracy backs away from DesJarlais challenge

Updated: 08/25/2014 - 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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Sarah Palin event moving indoors

Updated: 06/19/2014 - An event featuring former Alaska governor Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker in Sevier County is moving indoors.

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US Senate hopeful Carr files financial disclosure

Posted: 05/04/2014 - State Rep. Joe Carr describes himself on his campaign website as a farmer and small businessman, but a financial disclosure form filed on Friday shows most of Carr's income last year came from his salary and per diem allowances as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

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Open gun carry sponsor moves for full House vote

Posted: 04/11/2014 - The House sponsor of a bill seeking to remove permit requirements to carry guns openly in Tennessee wants to bypass committees and hold a full floor vote on the measure.

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UAW subpoenas Haslam, Corker to testify on VW vote

Posted: 04/09/2014 - The United Auto Workers has issued subpoenas to U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, Gov. Bill Haslam and 18 other Tennessee officials to appear at a National Labor Relations Board hearing on a challenge of the outcome of a union vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.

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