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Biden to Democrats: Don't apologize

Posted: 02/27/2014 - Vice President Joe Biden says his central message to Democrats is not to apologize for the party's policies heading into the 2014 midterm election.

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Feds file suit against for-profit college chain

Posted: 02/27/2014 - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed suit against a large, for-profit college chain alleging that it pushed students into high-cost private student loans knowing they would likely end in default.

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Haslam says citizenship required for tuition plan

Updated: 02/26/2014 - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says legislative efforts to make children of people living in the country illegally eligible for in-state tuition "have some merit," but that he has no plans to change his own free tuition proposal to include those same students.

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Cities key to US economic growth

Posted: 12/13/2013 - President Barack Obama says the nation's cities are central to the economic progress of the United States and says he wants to work with mayors.

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FDA targets antibiotics in meat

Posted: 12/11/2013 - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration moved Wednesday toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat

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Wary Congress eyes fresh sanctions against Iran

Posted: 11/11/2013 - Kerry tried to reassure skeptical members of Congress after negotiations in Geneva between Iran and Western powers stalled, with France turning down a list of demands on Iran.

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Christie: GOP should 'show up' for minority votes

Posted: 11/11/2013 - Christie, fresh off a 22-percentage point win for re-election, said the GOP must go into Hispanic and black communities, talk with seniors and campaign in traditionally Democratic-leaning areas.

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Kerry says major powers agree on Iran nuclear deal

Posted: 11/11/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the major powers were unified on an Iran nuclear deal during weekend talks in Geneva but the Iranians were unable to accept it.

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Israeli PM 'utterly rejects' emerging Iran deal

Posted: 11/08/2013 - Israel believes Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon, and says international pressure should be stepped up, not eased, in order to force Iran to dismantle its nuclear program.

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Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination

Posted: 11/08/2013 - Reflecting Americans' increasing acceptance of gays, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Voters reward pragmatic, but limited government

Posted: 11/08/2013 - That could be instructive for lawmakers as a dysfunctional and divided Washington wrestles with philosophical questions about the federal budget and President Barack Obama's health care law.

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State GOP and former top aide settle lawsuit

Posted: 11/08/2013 - The state GOP and former chief of staff Mark Winslow have settled a lawsuit over the public disclosure of his severance pay after he left the party.

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