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Senate confirms nominee caught up in Benghazi

Posted: 09/13/2013 - By voice vote and with no debate, the Senate approved the nomination of Nuland, who had served as State Department spokeswoman during Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure.

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Kerry: Syria peace prospects ride on weapons talks

Updated: 09/13/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that prospects for a resumption in the Syrian peace process are riding on the outcome of U.S.-Russian talks

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Kerry set to test Russia on Syria weapons

Posted: 09/12/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva Thursday morning to test the seriousness of a Russian proposal to secure Syria's chemical weapons.

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Health overhaul confuses Medicare beneficiaries

Posted: 09/12/2013 - That's the message federal health officials are trying to get out to elderly consumers confused by overlapping enrollment periods for Medicare and so-called "Obamacare."

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Democrats hit Speaker Ramsey over Obama tweet

Updated: 09/12/2013 - State Democrats are criticizing Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey over a Twitter post that said President Barack Obama was trying to become an ally with al-Qaida in Syria.

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Ethics complaint against Gov. Haslam dismissed

Posted: 09/12/2013 - The Tennessee Ethics Commission has voted to dismiss a complaint filed against Gov. Bill Haslam that said he failed to disclose how much he has paid his former chief campaign strategist.

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McCain: Rebels fighting Assad feel abandoned by US

Posted: 09/11/2013 - Sen. John McCain said Wednesday he worries that the cause of rebels fighting Syria's President Bashar Assad has been obscured in the rapid-fire military and diplomatic events.

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The NSA machine: Too big for anyone to understand

Posted: 09/11/2013 - The National Security Agency set it in motion in 2006 and the vast network of supercomputers, switches and wiretaps began gathering Americans' phone and Internet records by the millions.

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Pay offset renewed for active duty state workers

Posted: 09/11/2013 - Gov. Bill Haslam has renewed an expired executive order to cover any loss of salary by state employees called to active duty by the National Guard or the Armed Forces Reserves.

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The ground Obama must cover in Syria address

Posted: 09/10/2013 - President Barack Obama is grasping all his tools of persuasion in trying to turn around public opinion and rally congressional support for a strike against Syria.

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AP poll: Most Americans oppose strike on Syria

Posted: 09/10/2013 - Support in Congress is lukewarm at best, and many lawmakers have questioned whether the strikes would create more of a problem for the U.S. than they would help the nearly three-year effort to overthrow Assad.

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Congress looks at Justice's marijuana decision

Posted: 09/10/2013 - The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit recreational use of the drug.

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Clinton stance on Syria raises familiar risks

Posted: 09/10/2013 - Hillary Rodham Clinton has been in this spot before. As a senator in 2002, she endorsed military action in Iraq, a decision that came back to haunt her in her failed White House bid six years later.

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Talking diplomacy in Syria, Obama goes to Congress

Posted: 09/10/2013 - With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough.

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Sen. Alexander on Syria: "I will vote 'no'"

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Sen. Lamar Alexander will not back President Obama's plan to strike Syria over the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons on rebel fighters.

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Obama to meet with Democrats before Syria speech

Posted: 09/09/2013 - President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democrats Tuesday to seek support for U.S. military action against the government of Syria, a Senate Democratic aide said Sunday.

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Obama trying to sway war-weary public on Syria

Posted: 09/09/2013 - President Barack Obama is hitting the airwaves to try to convince war-weary Americans that limited strikes against Syria are needed for the United States' long-term safety.

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