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Rice: Bush approach best to achieve Mideast peace

Posted: 12/15/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Mideast peace process that President Bush launched last year is the best chance yet to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Levin thinks Bush auto aid to look like prior plan

Posted: 12/15/2008 - U.S. Sen. Carl Levin says he expects President Bush's solution to help the Detroit automakers will follow the previous deal Bush reached with congressional leaders.

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Wilson tells GOP panel he opposes Tenn. income tax

Posted: 12/15/2008 - Comptroller candidate Justin Wilson, who as deputy to then-Gov. Don Sundquist spearheaded unsuccessful efforts to pass a state income tax, now says he doesn't believe the levy is appropriate for Tennessee.

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Gov. may allow special election for Senate seat

Posted: 12/15/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich hasn't ruled out signing a bill creating a special election to fill President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat, his spokesman said Monday, the first hint that the embattled governor may loosen his grip on the seat.

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US, Russia no closer on missile shield, arms

Posted: 12/15/2008 - A Russian official says talks between Moscow and Washington did not move the sides closer to resolving disagreements over missile-defense, arms-control and other issues.

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Ky. governor not alone with salary give-back

Posted: 12/15/2008 - With Kentucky's budget teetering near a half-billion shortfall, Gov. Steve Beshear announced last week he and the lieutenant governor would return 10 percent of their salary to the state treasury.

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Blagojevich heads to the office

Posted: 12/15/2008 - Embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich is headed to work again as he continues to ignore calls for his resignation.

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Blagojevich making headlines in Serbia

Posted: 12/12/2008 - The arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for allegedly trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat is also making headlines in the country of his ancestors, Serbia.

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White House, Senate differ on auto bail-out plans

Posted: 12/12/2008 - Detroit might get a lifeline from the Bush Administration. The White House is thinking about stepping in to keep two of the big three out of bankruptcy, after the auto bailout bill failed in the Senate, late Thursday night.

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Lamar Alexander has cyst removed from back

Posted: 12/12/2008 - U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander missed his chance to vote against a $14 billion auto bailout because he was home recovering from back surgery.

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Auto bailout stalled, GOP seeks UAW concessions

Posted: 12/11/2008 - A $14 billion auto industry bailout bill stalled in the Senate on Thursday, and Republicans demanded upfront concessions from the United Auto Workers as the price for support needed for passage.

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UAW: Corker risking 110,000 jobs in Tennessee

Posted: 12/11/2008 - A UAW local president at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill said Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is "playing politics with 110,000 jobs in Tennessee" by opposing the auto industry rescue package.

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