Washington (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee admitted sending out a flashy tweet this week hoping reporters would fall for a ruse to help generate publicity for his home district. But he also raised more questions about his original motivations.
Cohen told reporters Friday he was retaliating against what he called "gotcha journalism" and that they should have been more careful two months ago treating a story about his daughter.
(CNN) - Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee sought to assure Americans on Sunday over the looming fiscal cliff, expressing full confidence that most people won't start off the new year with new taxes.
In an interview on CNN, the Republican senator also predicted the income threshold for tax increases will be at least $500,000 per year, rather than President Barack Obama's proposal of $250,000.
(CNN) – An anti-abortion Republican congressman from Tennessee, first elected in 2010 with support from tea party activists, testified at divorce proceedings in 2001 that he and his wife mutually agreed on her getting two abortions, according to court transcripts released to CNN Friday.
Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who won re-election last Tuesday by more than ten points, also admitted in the court documents to having sex with some of his patients and colleagues when he was a practicing physician, and to prescribing one of those patients painkiller medications.
(CNN) – The Tennessee Democratic Party has distanced itself from the winner of its primary in a U.S. Senate race and on Friday encouraged Democrats to write in someone other than Mark Clayton in November.
"Mark Clayton is associated with a known hate group in Washington, D.C., and the Tennessee Democratic Party disavows his candidacy, will not do anything to promote or support him in any way, and urges Democrats to write-in a candidate of their choice in November," the party said.
(CNN) – Stumping for President Barack Obama on the campaign trail Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama added one more item to the list of accomplishments she normally boasts when talking about her husband.
"When it comes to healthcare, please, please tell people about the historic reform this president passed," she said, referring the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the health care reform law passed in 2010.
(CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned pitch for black churchgoers to embrace political action on Thursday in a speech to the country's oldest black religious denomination.
"To anyone who says that church is no place to talk about these issues, you tell them there is no place better," Obama said at a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will hold a Southern state fundraising swing Monday, attending private events in Tennessee and Georgia, according to a campaign official.
Ticket prices start at $10,000 for each event, according to a campaign official. All proceeds will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee for the president's re-election campaign, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.
(CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will win Tuesday's Republican primary in Tennessee, CNN projects.
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Columbus, Ohio (CNN) – Newt Gingrich will win the Georgia primary and Mitt Romney will win the Virginia and Vermont primaries, CNN projected Tuesday.
The first results from contests in 10 states that put 419 delegates up for grabs were expected, based on pre-primary polls that showed Gingrich with a big lead over Romney in Georgia and the fact that two rivals - Rick Santorum and Texas Rep. Ron Paul - weren't on the Virginia ballot.FULL STORY