Posted: 10/30/2013 - Anti-abortion rights activists in Tennessee plan a high-dollar fundraiser next week to kick off their campaign for a constitutional amendment giving lawmakers more power to restrict access to abortions.
Posted: 10/29/2013 - On Tuesday, Alexander, who is the ranking Republican on the Senate Health Committee, called on President Barack Obama to ask her to resign.
Posted: 10/29/2013 - The Senate's education and government operations committees are scheduled to hold two days of joint hearings on the Tennessee Textbook Commission beginning on Monday.
Updated: 10/29/2013 - "I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should," Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner said as she began her testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee.
Updated: 10/29/2013 - Trayvon Martin's mother told a panel of senators Tuesday that state stand your ground self-defense laws do not work and must be amended, reviving the politically charged gun control issue.
Posted: 10/29/2013 - In just half a term, the Kentucky Republican has shaken up Congress and in some ways the country with his brand of libertarian populism.
Posted: 10/29/2013 - He gave more surveillance power to U.S. government spies, railed against civil liberties advocates who warned about privacy abuses, and famously shut down a 2005 hearing to silence critics.
Posted: 10/29/2013 - The revelations about National Security Agency monitoring of Merkel were the latest in a months-long spying scandal that has strained longstanding alliances with some of America's closest partners.
Posted: 10/29/2013 - Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed a law enforcement veteran to the state's Board of Parole. Gary M. Faulcon spent 25 years with the Nashville Police Department.
Posted: 10/28/2013 - The president plans to speak at an installation ceremony later Monday for James Comey at FBI headquarters a few blocks from the White House.
Posted: 10/28/2013 - Former U.S. negotiators on North Korea's nuclear program are urging the Obama administration reopen a dialogue with Pyongyang.
Posted: 10/28/2013 - Republicans plan to seek answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration's troubled start for its health care website to buy insurance.
Posted: 10/28/2013 - With little more than a week before Nov. 5's Election Day, McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli each have sought to energize their strongest supporters, by inspiration or fear.
Posted: 10/28/2013 - Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown.
Updated: 10/28/2013 - The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.
Posted: 10/28/2013 - A historic Knoxville landmark could be given new life on Monday. The Knox Co. Commission is expected to vote on a plan to convert Knoxville High School into senior housing.
Updated: 10/29/2013 - A state program offering a $2,500 incentive for electric vehicles purchases expired in January and Gov. Bill Haslam's administration has made no moves to revive it.
Posted: 10/25/2013 - After uniting against Republican efforts earlier this month to delay President Barack Obama's health care law, a growing number Democrats in Congress now want to extend the enrollment deadline.
Posted: 10/25/2013 - Tea party Sen. Ted Cruz took nothing short of a victory lap in his state of Texas this week, appearing before wildly supportive crowds.
Posted: 10/25/2013 - Word of the briefings by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence comes amid questions swirling around overseas surveillance by the National Security Agency.
Posted: 10/24/2013 - Sarah Ball was a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville, Fla., when a friend posted on Facebook: "I hate Sarah Ball, and I don't care who knows."
Posted: 10/24/2013 - Voting on its first big bill since the end of a 16-day partial government shutdown, House Republicans and Democrats acted in near unison, voting 417-3 to pass an $8.2 billion bill.
Posted: 10/24/2013 - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been named chairman of the National Governors Association's Health and Human Services Committee.
Posted: 10/23/2013 - Here's more fallout from the government's partial shutdown: Early tax filers will have to wait an extra week or two to get tax refunds next year.