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Stories with person: Lamar Alexander
  • How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.

  • Tenn. reactions to the US Supreme Court's health care ruling 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 1:02 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies in states that do not operate their own insurance exchanges means the more than 155,000 Tennesseans who use the subsidies will not lose their health insurance. Here's a look at who is getting subsidies in Tennessee and what Tennesseans are saying about the ruling:

  • Haslam's communications director leaving for private sector 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 4:05 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam's director of communications is leaving to become a communications consultant in the private sector.

  • Cruz names anti-Shariah activist Kookogey as Tenn. chairman 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 3:04 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has named anti-Shariah activist Kevin Kookogey as his state chairman for Tennessee.

  • Gov't plan to help more students erase debt raises questions story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-15 3:25 am

    WASHINGTON - A government plan to wipe out loans for many of the students who attended the now-disgraced for-profit Corinthian Colleges raises serious questions about whether the White House or Congress should have done more to prevent the debacle.

  • McConnell's role in surveillance bill bewilders his friends story has photos
    Updated: Jun-03-15 11:01 am

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, generally seen as a master congressional deal-maker, walked into a legislative dead end on domestic surveillance that left some of his friends bewildered.