8:46 AM, Aug 8, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The boss was on the set of MSNBC's Morning Joe Friday to discuss Iraq, the Tea Party, and the midterm elections. Watch the videos below:
8:41 AM, Aug 7, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Tennessee senator Lamar Alexander is making his final pitch to primary voters with a radio ad in which the two-term Republican claims he has voted to "end amnesty" for illegal immigrants. Alexander has been hit hard on the issue of immigration by his chief GOP challenger, state representative Joe Carr, ahead of Thursday's primary.
"In the last few days of a campaign, don't believe anything new that you hear," Alexander says in the ad. "Last year, I voted to end amnesty. Last week I voted against President Obama's immigration bill." Listen to the ad below:
11:49 AM, Jul 28, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Lamar Alexander, the two-term Republican senator from Tennessee, is in a strong position to win reelection this November. But only if he can get through his August 7 primary.
Will Tennessee’s longtime incumbent go down?Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44 • By MICHAEL WARREN
One name is ubiquitous at a July 22 rally for Republican Senate candidate Joe Carr, and it isn’t Joe Carr’s. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee senator Carr hopes to defeat in the August 7 primary, practically greets you the moment you turn into the parking lot at the Millennium Maxwell House hotel. Signs and posters line the driveway and the hallway into the ballroom, reading in big letters: “Beat Lamar.” The phrase also adorns stickers, buttons, even the name-tags for those of us in the press covering the event.
1:02 PM, Jan 28, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Tennesseans who purchased health insurance policies under Obamacare are discovering their doctors and health care providers often don't fall in their new networks. WSMV, Nashville's NBC affiliate, has the story (via the Free Beacon):
8:56 AM, Oct 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
WSMV in Tennessee was unable to find a single person who successfully signed up for Obamacare:
"We're hearing not a single person locally has been successful getting through to the new health insurance exchange," said a local reporter. "It seems to be a problem especially in states like Tennessee, where the state opted out and left it up to the federal government to run what is essentially an online shopping site."
9:02 PM, Mar 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The New York Times reports:
Mr. Santorum easily defeated Mr. Romney on Tuesday in Tennessee, a Southern victory that would help him make the case for continuing to contest Mr. Romney for the Republican presidential nomination.
Mr. Santorum's campaign had focused much of its attention in the past week on Ohio. But with Mr. Romney all but certain to capture several other states, Mr. Santorum also pushed hard for wins in the South.
3:43 PM, Mar 5, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mitt Romney, campaigning in Tennessee today, recited lyrics to "The Ballad of Davy Crockett."
Tennessee's governor illustrates law's unintended effects.11:10 AM, Oct 21, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Outgoing Democratic governor Phil Bredesen of Tennessee argues in the Wall Street Journal that health care will force people out of their employer-based health insurance plans and into government-subsidized "market exchanges." Here's a snippet:
Have we learned any lessons from the financial crisis?12:11 PM, May 13, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
The 2000s saw a massive housing bubble that, when popped, gave us the financial crisis and Great Recession. For decades, the federal government incentivized home-ownership and encouraged banks to write mortgages for people who might otherwise have been unable to afford them. The ability of these new homeowners to make payments rested on the continued rise of home values and a thriving economy.
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