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Conservative PAC at odds with Ramsey over primary

Posted: 08/18/2008 - A prominent conservative political action committee is shifting its attention away from Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey in the aftermath of a disputed congressional primary in upper northeast Tennessee.

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NC supporter wins spot backstage with Obama

Posted: 08/18/2008 - A retired naval officer from North Carolina is among 10 people who will be backstage during the Democratic National Convention when presidential candidate Barack Obama accepts the party's nomination.

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Obama raises $7.8 million in one day

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Barack Obama's heart may be with San Francisco after raking in nearly eight million dollars at three fundraisers in the city Sunday.

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Groups file elections complaint against Wal-Mart

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Has Wal-Mart tried to pressure employees on their election views?

That's what the AFL-CIO and three other labor-rights groups want the Federal Election Commission to look into. They've asked the FEC to investigate whether the retailer unlawfully pressured its workers to vote against Democrats in November, because their party would help workers to unionize.

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Gen. Clark shows support for Bob Tuke

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Retired Gen. Wesley Clark says he wants to see Democratic Party Chairman Bob Tuke in the U.S. Senate because it's time for new leadership in the war on terror.

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Clinton to get roll call at convention

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Democrats say Hillary Rodham Clinton's name will be placed in nomination at the convention in Denver with a roll call for the vanquished rival of nominee-in-waiting Barack Obama.

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Easley talks up Obama strategy

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Barack Obama's presidential campaign says it's spent at least $2 million on television ads in North Carolina in its attempt to win the state in November.

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Anti-abortion senator to address Democrats

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Democratic officials say Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, who opposes abortion rights, will be a featured speaker at the party's national convention.

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U.S. budget deficit soars to $102.8 billion in July

Updated: 08/13/2008 - The government says the federal budget deficit soared in July, pushed higher by economic stimulus payments and $15 billion in outlays to protect depositors at failed banks.

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Former GOP Rep. Leach of Iowa endorses Obama

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Former U.S. Rep. Jim Leach, a leading Republican moderate with a foreign policy background, is endorsing Democrat Barack Obama for president.

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Bryson looks to raise profile, money for fall vote

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Former Tennessee Republican gubernatorial nominee Jim Bryson says he is looking get back in contact with supporters and ramp up his fundraising role for conservative candidates this fall.

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Sevier County voters defeat sales tax effort, barely

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Sevier County voters narrowly defeated a quarter cent sales tax increase that would have gone to build new schools. Now, with increasing enrollment, what will they do next?

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Seats finally filled by elections, change may be on the way to Knox County

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones, newly-elected Trustee Fred Sisk, and Register of Deeds Sherry Witt were appointed to their positions 19 months ago as part of the now-infamous “Black Wednesday” Knox County Commission meeting that violated Tennessee’s open meetings law.

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Kurita: 'Quit talking about the past'

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Tennessee State Sen. Rosalind Kurita disputed claims that her narrow victory in Tennessee's primary may have resulted from her crossing party lines to put a Republican in the Senate speaker post.

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Voter turnout was noticeably low in Knox County

Posted: 08/08/2008 - In February 2008, large numbers of East Tennesseans braved long lines at the polls to express their voices during the primaries. Those long lines were noticeably shorter on Thursday and left some voters wondering what kept their neighbors away.

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