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Stories with person: Bob Corker
  • State targets Republicans in spending for Facebook ads 
    Updated: May-04-16 4:51 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state's economic development agency has spent more than $18,000 on Facebook ads aimed at supporters of Tennessee's top Republican officials, and none on Democrats.

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Will China build on disputed shoal? story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 1:54 am

    Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors that all lay claim to islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves. China's recent construction of artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago, complete with airstrips and radar stations, and U.S. patrols challenging Beijing's vast territorial claims, have caused concern that the strategically important waters could become a flashpoint.

  • Republicans beginning to make peace with Trump as nominee story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - They thought it was impossible. Some still fear it. Others can barely believe it. But leading Republicans are beginning to accept the idea that Donald Trump will be their party's presidential nominee.

  • Trump struggles to explain 'America first' foreign policy story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-27-16 5:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump strained to lay out a clear vision of his "America first" foreign policy on Wednesday, vowing to substitute hard-headed realism for what he called a post-Cold War era replete with U.S. national security failures.

  • Lawmaker urge more US naval operations in South China Sea 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Members of Congress urged the Obama administration on Wednesday to order more naval operations close to disputed islands in the South China Sea. The State Department said Beijing risks conflict and isolation through its assertive behavior in those waters.

  • Republican senators concerned over colleague's Sept. 11 bill story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 12:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Key Senate Republicans are divided over a GOP colleague's bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.

  • Gun maker Beretta celebrates opening of Tennessee plant 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 4:47 pm

    GALLATIN, Tennessee - Italian gun maker Beretta on Friday celebrated the opening of its new manufacturing and research facility in suburban Nashville and announced that it will begin making the U.S. Armed Forces M9 handgun at the plant this summer.

  • Senators express disgust over sex crimes by UN peacekeepers story has video
    Updated: Apr-13-16 5:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday decried an epidemic of sex crimes committed by United Nations peacekeepers and called on the State Department to act more urgently to end the abuse by cutting off foreign aid to countries that won't hold their troops accountable.

  • GOP Senate OKs Obama judicial nominee for Tennessee story has photos
    Updated: Apr-11-16 11:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-led Senate easily confirmed President Barack Obama's pick for a Tennessee federal judgeship on Monday, even as the GOP maintained its blockade against considering Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy.