Tennessee Articles

Hillary Jokes: 'Talk of Republicans' Made Rallygoer Faint

4:27 PM, Nov 20, 2015

An audience member at a Memphis rally for Hillary Clinton Friday fainted during the Democrat's speech. After Clinton asked for someone to help the supporter, she joked, "I thought it was the talk of Republicans that might have done it."

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At a Democratic debate earlier this year, Clinton named "Republicans" as an enemy she is most proud of.

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Hillary Likens Tennessee Terror Attack to Charleston Massacre

8:01 PM, Jul 16, 2015

Hillary Clinton made a statement today on the terror attack in Tennessee, which reportedly claimed the lives of four Marines. The Democratic presidential candidate compared today's attack to the racially-motivated murder of 9 Americans in a Charleston church last month:

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GOP Legislatures Reject Their Governors' Medicaid Expansions

Will Utah follow Tennessee and Wyoming?
9:07 AM, Feb 19, 2015

Last November, Tennessee’s Republican governor Bill Haslam won his reelection effort resoundingly, taking 70 percent of the vote and every single county in the state. Just six weeks later, Haslam surprised nearly everyone in Tennessee’s Republican-controlled state assembly by announcing that one of his first orders of business in his second term would be to expand Medicaid under the umbrella of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. But a month and a half later, Haslam’s Medicaid expansion was dead. The debate was over nearly as soon as it started.

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Microaggression at Princeton

Jan 19, 2015

Last week was not a great week for Princeton. 

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Kristol on Morning Joe: ISIS a 'Strategic Threat' in Iraq

7:46 AM, Aug 08, 2014

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:

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Alexander Claims He Voted to 'End Amnesty,' Against Obama Immigration Bill

7:41 AM, Aug 07, 2014

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:

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Lamar Alexander in the Crosshairs

Will Tennessee’s longtime incumbent go down?
Aug 04, 2014

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.

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Is Lamar in Trouble?

10:49 AM, Jul 28, 2014

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.

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Obamacare Plans Drop Doctors, Hospitals in Tennessee

1:02 PM, Jan 28, 2014

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):

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Tenn. TV Station Can't Find Anyone Who Has Successfully Signed Up for Obamacare

7:56 AM, Oct 03, 2013

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."

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Rick Santorum Wins Tennessee

9:02 PM, Mar 06, 2012

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.

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In Tennessee, Romney Recites 'Davy Crockett' Theme (Updated)

3:43 PM, Mar 05, 2012

Mitt Romney, campaigning in Tennessee today, recited lyrics to "The Ballad of Davy Crockett."

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