Fourth Congressional District Republican candidate Erran Persley says he has a "passion for politics as a positive vehicle for change."
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is releasing polling numbers showing he has a commanding lead over Republican Grant Starrett, while the challenger has his own poll showing it's too close to call.
A poll conducted by a group favoring Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ re-election shows he is leading state Sen. Jim Tracy by 2-to-1 in advance of the Aug. 7 Republican primary, according to a press release.
Fourth Congressional District candidate Steve Lane is on a mission to save his children and grandchildren from the ever-rising burden of national debt. He takes the same outlook on the nation’s future as he did on overcoming a felony conviction more than a decade ago when he was accused of defrauding a home construction company in Crossville.
Nancy Reagan once described Alzheimer's disease as "a truly long, long goodbye." Her words remained with me as I watched my mother, Patsy J. Nichols, struggle with Alzheimer's from her diagnosis in 1999 until her death in 2013.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais accused his Republican primary opponent, state Sen. Jim Tracy, of trying to buy the 4th District congressional seat to “further his own political career” and even compared him to President Barack Obama.
Officials from the campaign of Tennessee Sen. Jim Tracy raised more than $150,000 during the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing the total amount of contributions to more than $1 million since he announced his intention to run for Congress.
President to speak at Antioch high school
Choppers could be cut from Army's inventory
During the fourth quarter of 2013, state Rep. Joe Carr raised more than $250,000 in campaign contributions for his primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.
A glimmer of hope appeared Tuesday for those still unemployed, as legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits cleared a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is alerting more than 18,000 Tennesseans currently receiving federally extended unemployment insurance that those payments will soon end.
With the holiday season in full swing, midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to a recent study.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public feedback on a proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol that is required in gasoline.
As the calendar nears the New Year, new battles are being waged over abortion both locally and nationally.
With Congress back in session, a renewed push is on for passage of a new Tennessee Wilderness Act. Wednesday marked the 29th anniversary of the original.
The month of November has arrived in Tennessee, and along with it, an automatic reduction in funding for many families in the state that struggle to put food on the table.
A coalition of veterans and uniformed services organizations that represent more than 5.5 million members will converge this week in Washington, D.C., to demand an end to the government shutdown.
How concerned are Middle Tennessee residents regarding the current federal government shutdown that has closed Rutherford County’s Stones River National Battlefield Cemetery and other programs throughout America?
Republican state Rep. Joe Carr gained the support Monday of two conservative-backed groups for the U.S. Senate.
The Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is accepting applications for the federally backed Weatherization Assistance Program, officials announced Tuesday.
GOP lawmaker prepares for primary battle
Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday criticized Congress for not taking a more active role in the discussion over whether the United States should attack Syria.
Retired Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul spoke at a conference in Nashville Friday.
GOP lawmaker to challenge Alexander
Lenard prepares for GOP primary battle
As the U.S. House prepares for another try at passing a farm bill, a new survey has found that a majority of those in rural America want to see a greater focus on small-business development and economic initiatives.
If the researchers at Georgetown University are correct, Tennessee is in for some long overdue positive economic news.
The trajectory of our federal budget is not just fiscally irresponsible; it is morally bankrupt.
Unfortunately, ongoing actions by President Barack Obama are threatening to take over what we teach our kids through the Common Core program.
I thought about the swear-to-tell-the-truth process the other day while watching assorted government employees being grilled on C-SPAN by congressional committees.
Some Democrats are extremely nervous that once Americans get a taste of Obamacare, voters will hold them accountable - and rightly so. But by postponing the law, they hope to avoid its political fallout.
Mark Sanford traded hiking on the Appalachian Trail for hanging out on the campaign trail. It worked.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is moving forward with its plan to sell approximately 241.7 million of the remaining shares of General Motors Co. common stock with the initiation of a second trading plan.
The Smyrna Airport’s historically important control tower has escaped the scalpel of cutbacks currently being ordered by federal officials in Washington, D.C.
Neither Democrats nor Republicans in the state think their party should give ground.
Majority disapproval for the job that Barack Obama is doing as president is holding steady in Tennessee, according to the latest poll conducted by Middle Tennessee State University.
The Senate unanimously voted in a favor of a resolution Tuesday condemning North Korea's recent nuclear test that violated numerous international agreements.
Air Force expects mass furloughs
I had hoped President Barack Obama would put forth sound, bipartisan solutions to tackle the serious obstacles facing this nation. Unfortunately, all that we have heard is more of the same.
Projections for the cost of the Medicare program have fallen by a half trillion dollars since the last estimate three years ago.
Following his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama drew little praise from U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who described the speech as an attempt to defy reality.
A longtime fundraiser has been chosen to lead fundraising efforts for an exploratory committee recently formed for state Rep. Joe Carr.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais witnessed first hand Friday how the gun control debate has thrust different constitutional interpretations at the forefront of political discourse.
Governor calls for expanding public safety
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker has been selected to serve as the lead Republican, known as the ranking member, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the 113th Congress.
Senator rallies in opposition to proposals
Legislator takes stand against gun control
The package of legislation for Congress includes a ban on high-capacity magazines and the reinstatement of a ban on some assault-style weapons.
Lawmaker targets new gun control plans
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is urging Congress to begin making reforms to entitlement programs, including Social Security, in an effort to reduce long-term deficits.
State Sen. Jim Tracy has announced his candidacy for the 4th Congressional District seat, currently held by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
Barring a last-minute miracle, it appears Congress will not pass a new Farm Bill before the end of the year.
The decision by several states not to expand Medicaid health insurance for the poor may create unintended cuts for hospitals that provide uncompensated care.
Nearly one million seniors in Tennessee could see cuts to their Social Security benefits.
Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker introduced legislation Wednesday to raise the debt ceiling by roughly $1 trillion in exchange for reforms to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
FirstBank has repaid the U.S. Department of the Treasury the $50 million it received as part of the Capital Purchase Program, FirstBank President Chris Holmes announced.
Murfreesboro activists rally in opposition
Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart has conceded to U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the 4th Congressional District race.
Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is leading state Sen. Eric Stewart in Rutherford County for the 4th Congressional District race.
A Hamilton County judge is still reviewing previously unavailable court transcripts involving U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and his former wife to determine whether they will be released later today.
Democratic candidate garners local support
Two Tennessee senators announced Monday they will introduce legislation to prevent expansion of the Tennessee Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”
The phrase “job creators” has become a political buzzword that is often times used to denounce any form of regulation and used to support theories that big corporations should continue to receive large tax breaks and exemptions.
Candidates discuss hot-topic issues
Republican Mitt Romney leads Democrat Barack Obama in the race for president in Tennessee, bolstered at least partly by the support Romney has gained among Tennessee’s white evangelical voters since last spring’s primary.
Just as U.S. Sen. George McGovern’s 1972 loss to Richard Nixon marked the start of a new era in dirty politics, his death marked the end of high-school civics naivete.
Congressman pushes back against allegations
Tennessee lawmakers are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to provide Congress with more information about compounding pharmacy laws.
Rutherford County has been chosen to receive $108,059 to supplement emergency aid services under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
Congressman accused of pressuring woman
Although the economy is beginning to heal, uncertainty over fiscal policy and future tax rates is hindering a stronger recovery, according to several experts who spoke recently at an annual conference.
When it comes to taxes and who is or isn't paying them, one group aims to separate the facts from fiction.
Following a meeting Saturday with groups near the border of Syria, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said he is concerned about whether American involvement could bring unintended consequences.
State Sen. Eric Stewart kicked off a tour Wednesday of the 4th Congressional District as part of his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the November election.
Congressman confirms participating in Israeli trip
Congressman wants specifics before any meeting
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Saturday morning that he has chosen U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate.
Less than a week after winning the Democratic Party primary, state Sen. Eric Stewart is pushing for his Republican opponent to participate in three debates, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the freshman congressman.
Ever since the First Continental Congress, the government has been dealing with leaks of classified information.
Republican members of Congress reacted with renewed determination in repealing the health care law Thursday in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling.
Congressional hearing targets federal agencies
Judge finds merit in Zelenik’s attack ads against Black
Republican Sen. Bob Corker introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday intended to increase foreign investment by examining whether certain regulations need to be eliminated.
Advocates for children in Tennessee say the youngest Americans are being ignored so far in the presidential campaigns, and they're hoping that changes before November.
Grants from the Affordable Care Act will help build and expand health centers, create jobs, and expand access to an additional 860,000 patients nationwide
The individual mandate, which is the centerpiece of the new law, is the requirement that almost all people in the United States buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS for failing to do so.
The rise of genetically modified foods has put agriculture at a crossroads in Tennessee and around the nation, and some believe it is also putting food safety at risk.
State Sen. Bill Ketron announced Monday he will not run for the U.S. House 4th District seat, citing family reasons and a weighty to-do list in the General Assembly.
U.S. Rep. Diane Black has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives disapproving of appointments made by President Barack Obama in recent weeks.
Rutherford County residents could be reassigned to the 4th Congressional District under the proposed redistricting plan being considered by state legislators in the Tennessee General Assembly.
The U.S. House voted in favor Tuesday of extending the 4.2 percent payroll tax cuts as part of a larger measure that authorizes the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper on Tuesday signed a bipartisan letter asking the White House to support a six-year transportation bill.
President Barack Obama is urging companies to take advantage of a new law giving various tax credits to businesses that hire long-term unemployed and disabled veterans as soon as possible.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attend a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 9, 2011.
Homeowners who are upside-down in their mortgages may now have a chance to refinance under a newly announced program.
The U.S. Senate voted in favor Thursday of a bill giving tax credits to businesses that hire long-term unemployed and disabled military veterans.
The U.S. Senate may vote this week on overturning FCC rules aimed at guaranteeing an open Internet.
Democrats grumble over President Barack Obama's support
Tennesseans may think Barack Obama is the worst U.S. President ever, the newly released MT Poll suggests.
The greatest threat to the country's economic stability has been the lack of courage to solve the fiscal crisis, but the debt ceiling compromise was a step in the right direction, said U.S. Sen. Bob Corker during a luncheon Wednesday.
The Republican Party is standing behind U.S. Rep. Diane Black’s decision to vote in support of the debt ceiling compromise, despite the onslaught of criticism from some members of the Tea Party.
Friday, U.S. Representative Diane Black (R-TN), released the following statement on the Budget Control Act of 2011.
City tries to save community program
Lou Ann Zelenik today announced she has filed the necessary documents with the Federal Election Commission to formally enter the race for Congress in Tennessee’s Sixth District.
Today is the deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 7 county general election and state primary election.
As congressional leaders look for answers to some of the nation’s pressing energy concerns, they may want to consider harnessing some of U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon’s energy.
U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander have secured $1.8 million in federal funding to help Middle Tennessee State University enhance its science, aviation and health programs, and establish a transportation hub at the campus.
Federal funding to help restoration of wetlands at Oaklands Mansion and Murfree Springs.
In an effort to create a national system of secure, interoperable electronic health care records, the House Science and Technology Committee passed U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon’s health information technology legislation.
Funds will provides scholarships that honor the late astronaut Dr. Ronald E. McNair, who died in the 1986 Challenger explosion, U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon, an MTSU alumnus who chairs the House Science and Technology Committee, announced..
MTSU played host Thursday to two national lawmakers who explained how new legislation will help educate future educators and students in math and science.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved $1 million to assist Stones River National Battlefield with creating new park entrances and making upgrades to its driving tour, announced U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon Wednesday.
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved funding that will allow Middle Tennessee State University to address two pressing national health care needs by boosting nursing education and developing new programs to reduce childhood obesity, announced U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon.
U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon pushed a bill through the House of Representatives Tuesday to provide $500,000 in funding for greenway trail improvements that would eventually serve as connectors for Nashville and Rutherford County’s greenway systems complement greenway extensions underway across Rutherford County.
The decision by the U.S. State and Homeland Security departments to permit some international summer travel without a passport will relieve strains on Middle Tennessee travelers, according to U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon.
For the second consecutive, the National Youth Sports Program, a monthlong summer camp for at-risk youth, will not be held at Middle Tennessee State University.
During a recent two day call-in event, Rutherford County residents told U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon they were concerned about the nation's dependence on foreign energy and frustrated by the nation's broken borders.
A $1.4 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant will help fund the Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency's Head Start program, which will benefit the agency in Rutherford County, U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon announced today.