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Senators grapple with health care rollout woes

Posted: 11/05/2013 - Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner will go before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, or HELP, committee as the balky HealthCare.gov website continues to experience service problems.

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Hagel warns of dangers in deep cuts to defense

Posted: 11/05/2013 - The Pentagon is preparing top-to-bottom changes, including a push to limit the growth of military pay, as it adjusts to steep budget cuts and the winding down of war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

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McAuliffe, Cuccinelli seek votes in Va gov race

Posted: 11/05/2013 - The acrimonious campaign for Va. governor neared its end Tuesday, capping a race driven by negative ads, unrelenting accusations of dodgy behavior and a deep rancor between rivals Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli.

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Senate leader calls Medicaid talks waste of time

Posted: 11/05/2013 - State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he would be against an effort to expand Medicaid even if fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam successfully negotiated a special deal for Tennessee.

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Crimetracker: Three county chase ends in Knoxville

Updated: 11/05/2013 - According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the chase, involving a truck from Grainger Co., started in Jefferson Co., passed through Sevier Co., before ending in Knox Co.

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Will Social Security run out of money?

Posted: 11/04/2013 - Social Security is not in financial trouble, at least not under the current laws that govern the retirement program. That's the unequivocal answer from Steve Goss, chief actuary for the Social Security Administration

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White House, lawmakers: no clemency for Snowden

Posted: 11/04/2013 - The White House and the leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are rejecting former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's plea for clemency.

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Kerry lauds Saudi role in Mideast stability

Posted: 11/04/2013 - Seeking to bridge multiple policy rifts with Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the kingdom's role as "the senior player" in the Middle East on Monday.

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Legislative prayer gets Supreme Court review

Posted: 11/04/2013 - The Supreme Court, which asks for God's protection before every public session, will settle a dispute over prayer in the halls of government.

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Congress governs self under 'Obamacare'

Posted: 11/01/2013 - Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama's signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their own staffs.

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Iraqi PM to ask Obama for more aid to stop attacks

Posted: 11/01/2013 - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is expected to appeal to President Barack Obama for more U.S. assistance in beating back the bloody insurgency consuming his country.

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Just 5 apply to fill Tenn. Supreme Court vacancy

Posted: 11/01/2013 - Gov. Bill Haslam created the 17-member panel through an executive order on Oct. 17. It largely mirrors the functions of the Judicial Nominating Commission, which lawmakers allowed to expire in June.

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Campaigning Dems careful not to overplay shutdown

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Outside a state-of-the-art grain elevator, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley talks of how Republicans and Democrats in Congress need to overcome differences that scuttled farm legislation last summer.

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Senators clash over Obama judge and housing picks

Posted: 10/31/2013 - A vote was expected Thursday on Democratic efforts to end GOP procedural delays against Patricia Millett, Obama's choice for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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After unity, Obama faces Democratic pushback

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Just two weeks after President Barack Obama saw his Democratic Party put up an unyielding front against Republicans, his coalition is showing signs of stress.

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PROMISES, PROMISES: A big one that got away

Posted: 10/31/2013 - President Barack Obama's soothing promise that Americans happy with their health insurance could simply keep it was doomed from the start, and everyone familiar with the market seemed to recognize that except the president.

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Obama to pitch the US to foreign investors

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Obama is speaking Thursday before the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit, a project of the Commerce Department designed to coordinate efforts to attract foreign investments.

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Senate hearing to explore security clearances

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Federal officials who oversee the security clearance process for government employees were to face a Senate committee investigating the events leading up to a deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

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Program seeks to help former foster children

Posted: 10/31/2013 - The initiative is part of a public-private partnership with Youth Villages, one of the largest providers of services to troubled children and their families in Tennessee.

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