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Speaker: mouthpiece or bullhorn?

The Republican-dominated Tennessee General Assembly today effectively chose its leaders for the next session. Though they won’t be official until voted on by the full House and Senate in January, House Speaker Beth Harwell, and Senate Speaker and Lt. Gov.

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He’s from Ripley, believe it or not

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TNDP: Reorg or reboot?

The Tennessee Democratic Party has some rather existential and fundamental questions to answer, and quickly. What is a political party’s actual purpose? Is it solely to (raise money to) win elections for its nominees, regardless how (or why) they perform

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Hamilton County Republicans mourn longtime leader Harold Coker

Local GOP stalwart and benefactor Harold Coker has died. Hamilton County Republican Party chairman Tony Sanders sent this message to the party’s email list: It is with great sadness that I send this email out this morning. Harold Coker passed

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Will the 2016 presidential debates include more than two candidates?

They will, if 2012 Libertarian Party nominee and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson can help it. The Free and Equal Elections Foundation, which hosted its own alternative debates in 2012, says it is supporting a lawsuit filed by Johnson

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