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Haslam: GOP partly to blame for shutdown

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Gov. Bill Haslam and fellow Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly appear to be at odds about who will be blamed for the shutdown of the federal government.

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Did Obama swap 'black' detention sites for ships?

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or secret CIA "black" sites for interrogation, the Obama administration is questioning terrorists for as long as it takes aboard U.S. naval vessels.

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Shutdown takes its toll on White House operations

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Of the 1,701 advisers, assistants, number-crunchers, butlers, chefs and landscapers who work at the White House on a normal day, fewer than 450 are on duty, according to President Barack Obama's budget office.

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Gov't shutdown enters 2nd week, no end in sight

Posted: 10/07/2013 - Washington will be closely watching the financial markets on Monday to see if the uncompromising talk rattles Wall Street and worldwide economies just 10 days before the threat of default would be imminent.

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Supreme Court term begins amid government shutdown

Posted: 10/07/2013 - The court announced it will operate normally at least through the end of this week. The justices are hearing six arguments, including a challenge to limits on campaign contributions.

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Raids suggest future shape of counterterror bids

Posted: 10/07/2013 - The U.S. commando raids in Libya and Somalia suggest the future shape of U.S. counterterrorism efforts — brief, targeted raids against highly sought extremist figures — and highlight the rise of Africa as a terrorist haven.

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Haslam has no public events this week

Posted: 10/07/2013 - The week without public events brings to an end a flurry of appearances around the state for the governor, many of them to present grants and to make economic development decisions.

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GOP govs jockey for political edge in shutdown

Posted: 10/04/2013 - With no end in sight to the federal government shutdown, Republican governors eyeing the 2016 presidential race are pitching themselves as can-do politicians and highlighting records of achievement.

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Kerry to play lead US role at Asia summits

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Nearly a decade after his unsuccessful 2004 bid for the White House, John Kerry is getting the chance to be presidential as he fills in for U.S. President Barack Obama at heads of state summits in Asia.

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Shutdown slowed border prosecutions

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Laura Duffy, the U.S. attorney in San Diego, said late Thursday that prosecutions would return to normal after the Justice Department agreed restore staff.

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Dems say it's time for GOP to unite, end shutdown

Updated: 10/04/2013 - President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction

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Obama cancels Asia trip to deal with shutdown

Posted: 10/04/2013 - President Barack Obama is canceling a trip to Asia to stay in Washington and push for an elusive funding bill to get the nation's business back up and running.

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Haslam pledges big raises for Tennessee teachers

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Haslam said at a news conference on Thursday that by the time he leaves office he wants Tennessee's teacher salaries to have grown more than salaries in any other state.

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Campfield assistant fired for rules violation

Posted: 10/03/2013 - A political adviser to Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield has been fired from his state job as the senator's executive assistant for apparently violating legislative staff rules.

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New sanctions likely despite thaw in US-Iran ties

Posted: 10/02/2013 - U.S. lawmakers from both parties have expressed a willingness to give President Barack Obama's outreach to Iran a chance to end to Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West

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