Sebelius has nothing but sneers for Republican's "gift"
November 2nd, 2013
05:08 PM ET
9 months ago

Sebelius has nothing but sneers for Republican's "gift"

(CNN) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was already having a rough week when she was presented with an unwelcome gift at an event in Memphis on Friday.

After being grilled on Capitol Hill and receiving subpoenas from one congressional committee, Sebelius was wrapping up her week at an outreach event when Tennessee state Sen. Brian Kelsey approached her with a copy of the book "Web Sites for Dummies," according to Memphis' The Daily News, which captured the moment on camera.
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Filed under: Kathleen Sebelius • Obamacare • Tennessee
Sen. Alexander gets a primary challenger
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee
August 20th, 2013
11:15 AM ET
12 months ago

Sen. Alexander gets a primary challenger

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who's up for a third term next year, now has a GOP primary challenger.

State Rep. Joe Carr announced Tuesday he will run for the U.S. Senate, taking on the state's senior senator in 2014.
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Filed under: 2014 • Senate • Tennessee
An unlikely stop on the president's jobs tour
July 30th, 2013
03:53 PM ET
1 year ago

An unlikely stop on the president's jobs tour

Updated at 4:01 p.m. ET on 7/30

Chattanooga, Tennessee (CNN) – On the face of it picking Tennessee as the next stop on President Obama's job tour was an unusual choice.

In the last week he spoke in two states that were clearly in his column last year: Illinois and Florida. FULL POST


Filed under: President Obama • Tennessee
July 19th, 2013
06:49 PM ET
1 year ago

Cohen: ‘I still think of her as my daughter’

Washington (CNN) – "I was totally stunned."

That's how Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, described his reaction upon finding out the woman he thought was his long lost daughter, really wasn't.
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Filed under: Steve Cohen • Tennessee
Tennessee senator launches first 2014 ads
July 5th, 2013
06:47 PM ET
1 year ago

Tennessee senator launches first 2014 ads

(CNN) – Never mind that the Tennessee Republican thus far has no primary challenger. Sen. Lamar Alexander is already putting out radio and TV ads for the 2014 midterm elections.

His 30-second television spot also features a popular senator from the neighboring state of Kentucky, Republican Sen. Rand Paul.
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Filed under: 2014 • Lamar Alexander • Rand Paul • Tennessee
Tennessee man charged in Romney tax return extortion scheme
June 26th, 2013
09:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Tennessee man charged in Romney tax return extortion scheme

Washington (CNN) - A Tennessee man was indicted Wednesday, accused of making a false claim that he had obtained tax returns for then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and then trying to extort money for them, federal prosecutors said.

Michael Mancil Brown, 34, of Franklin is charged with six counts of wire fraud and six counts of extortion. It was not immediately clear Wednesday whether Brown had an attorney.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes • Tennessee
Congressman claims bogus tweet publicity stunt
April 12th, 2013
03:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Congressman claims bogus tweet publicity stunt

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.
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Filed under: Steve Cohen • Tennessee • Twitter
December 30th, 2012
01:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Corker says deal will pass, predicts $500,000 threshold

(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.
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Filed under: Bob Corker • Fiscal Cliff • Tennessee • TV-State of the Union
Tennessee Republican gave testimony detailing wife's abortions
November 16th, 2012
04:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Tennessee Republican gave testimony detailing wife's abortions

(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.
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Filed under: Congress • Tennessee
Tennessee Democrats disavow primary winner
The Democratic candidate, Mark Clayton, face incumbent Sen. Bob Corker, pictured above
August 4th, 2012
02:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Tennessee Democrats disavow primary winner

(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.
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Filed under: Tennessee
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