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A couple of alleged shams

East Tennessee Republicans Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander each came under fire on Tuesday for a “farce” and “manufactured political theatre,” respectively. Haslam’s attack came from the Democrats, while Alexander’s was from his right-wing primary rival, Rep.

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Legislative Black Caucus reacts to the loss of Nelson Mandela

Rep. Larry Miller, Chairman of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators, today issued this statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela: “Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the family of Nelson Mandela and the people of South

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Who will usher in the super-duper majority?

House Republicans’ former consultant Josh Thomas has left the building, and there are reports that veteran political adviser Chip Saltsman has put in for the job. Andy Sher has more.

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GOP committeeman, state party resolve lawsuit

Ever since the 2010 Republican primary in Tennessee’s Third Congressional District, a contentious cloud has hovered after a staffer for one candidate sued the campaign manager of another. Now it appears that at least one corner of that cloud has

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Political news roundup

The month of November began on Friday, but since that’s not a great day to put out news releases, Monday was really the kickoff. Here’s a little of what went on. U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann may see another challenge from

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