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GOP may seek closed primaries in Tennessee

Posted: 01/24/2015 - The executive committee of the Tennessee Republican Party plans to meet next month to discuss a proposal that would change the primary election process.

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Senate set to stage high profile Keystone XL debate

Keystone Pipeline

Posted: 01/12/2015 - In the first big fight between the new Republican-controlled Congress and the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is hosting a high profile, drawn out debate over the keystone pipeline.

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President Obama unveils America’s College Promise Proposal

Posted: 01/09/2015 - Today the President is unveiling the America’s College Promise proposal to make two years of community college free for responsible students, letting students earn the first half of a bachelor’s degree and earn skills needed in the workforce at no cost

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Haslam: All Dems will be needed to pass Tenn. Medicaid deal

Posted: 01/07/2015 - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says long-awaited details on his Medicaid expansion proposal should be released "within 24 hours" and that he expects to need the votes of all Democrats in the GOP-controlled Legislature to give the deal a chance of passage.

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Advocates continue fight against Tennessee voter ID law

Posted: 11/22/2014 - A legendary Tennessee lawyer whose push for voting rights dated back to the civil rights movement died in August, not long before a new federal report found evidence that he might have had a point about that state's voter identification law.

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Tennessee campaigns ran nearly 23K TV ads in 2014

Posted: 11/21/2014 - Political and issue campaigns ran nearly 23,000 television ads in Tennessee to try to sway voters on races including the U.S. Senate and constitutional amendments on abortion and judges.

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Final amendment results for Tennessee

Posted: 11/05/2014 - Final statewide results for the four constitutional amendments on the ballot in November 2014 in Tennessee show amendment one was the most divisive issue on the ballot statewide.

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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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