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  • Is Texas, the biggest domino, about to topple on Medicaid expansion?

    Is Texas, the biggest domino, about to topple on Medicaid expansion?
    The serial capitulation of red-state governors to the Medicaid expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act has left the holdouts increasingly isolated. Tennessee, Wyoming, Indiana, Utah, and Alabama either have reached agreement with the federal...
  • Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

    Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all
    President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce. The...
  • Execution drugs unavailable, states eye electric chairs, firing squads

    Execution drugs unavailable, states eye electric chairs, firing squads
    So what do you do when you’re a death penalty state and the rest of the civilized world refuses to sell you the drugs for your lethal injections? Turn back the clock, apparently. In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a law that would...
  • Tennessee OKs electric chair when lethal injection drugs unavailable

    Tennessee OKs electric chair when lethal injection drugs unavailable
    With questions about the effectiveness and humaneness of lethal injections to execute inmates growing across the nation, Tennessee has turned to the electric chair as an alternative, becoming the first state to require electrocution if the needed drugs...
  • Protect farming's whistleblowers

    Protect farming's whistleblowers
    "Despicable, unconstitutional, ridiculous, immature, idiotic, and mendacious." And that's just how Tennessee newspapers characterized the state's "ag-gag" bill now awaiting Gov. Bill Haslam's signature. "Ag-gag" bills criminalize whistleblowing that...
  • George Jones' May 2 funeral service going live on cable, Web

    George Jones' May 2 funeral service going live on cable, Web
    Thursday’s funeral service for Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones will be a star-studded affair featuring a host of musicians, political figures and other celebrities paying final tribute to one of the most widely lauded singers of the...
  • George Jones eulogized at funeral service in Nashville

    George Jones eulogized at funeral service in Nashville
    The funeral service for country singer George Jones on Thursday in Nashville was as richly emotional as the songs with which he built his reputation as one of the greatest vocalists in country history, through sung and spoken tributes from a full slate of...
  • Man running for governor to get raccoon back

    Man running for governor to get raccoon back
    A man that became an Internet sensation by showering and dancing with his pet raccoon has entered the Tennessee gubernatorial race in an effort to get the pet back after it was seized by the state last year.  Mark 'Coonrippy' Brown, 55, became a YouTube...
  • UAW appeals for new union vote after loss at Volkswagen in Tennessee

    UAW appeals for new union vote after loss at Volkswagen in Tennessee
    The United Automobile Workers union appealed to the National Labor Relations Board on Friday, contesting the failed unionization vote at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant, saying several conservative politicians mounted a coercive campaign to...
  • UAW files complaint about Tennessee GOP's interference in the VW vote

    UAW files complaint about Tennessee GOP's interference in the VW vote
    Good for the United Auto Workers. The union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board over the flagrant interference in its recent election at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant. The workers voted narrowly against affiliating with the UAW....
  • White House France state dinner guest list

    White House France state dinner guest list
    The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France.  The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA Ms....