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  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-23-15 4:33 am

    WASHINGTON - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.

  • Senators sing blues over impasse; GOP hopefuls stuck in DC story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 10:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two senators have a plane to catch to Cuba, others were hoping to impress Republican presidential primary voters and then there's Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is slated to deliver a sunset piano performance of "Ol' Man River" on the banks of the Mississippi.

  • Democrats seek return to relevance in Tennessee politics 
    Updated: May-21-15 5:51 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - For a party once accustomed to dominating state politics, the outlook for Tennessee Democrats is bleak.

  • Senate panel keeps domestic budgets frozen for now 
    Updated: May-21-15 4:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - Ignoring veto threats, Republicans on a key Senate panel Wednesday approved an overall freeze on the annual operating budgets for domestic agencies while padding overseas military accounts to raise Pentagon budget limits by $36 billion.

  • Tennessee editorial roundup 
    Updated: May-20-15 1:13 pm

    Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:

  • Alexander, Corker question renewable energy plans by TVA 
    Updated: May-19-15 9:31 am

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee's Republican U.S. senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, are questioning why the Tennessee Valley Authority is placing greater emphasis on renewable energy as part of its long-term plans.

  • Rounds of SD, Hoeven of ND part of Former Governors Caucus 
    Updated: May-02-15 9:04 am

    WASHINGTON - South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds will be co-chairman of a congressional group called the Former Governors Caucus that also includes North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven.

  • GOP plans for reacting to Supreme Court ruling on health law 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:40 am

    Congressional Republicans have yet to unite behind any of the growing number of proposals for responding to a Supreme Court ruling that could void federal subsidies that millions of people use to buy coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. The decision is expected by June.