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  • Tennessee GOP feels buyer's remorse as union vote is held at VW plant

    Tennessee GOP feels buyer's remorse as union vote is held at VW plant
    Organized labor has become a fixture in U.S. politics and elections, donating money and manpower mainly to Democratic candidates. So it shouldn't surprise anyone when Republican officeholders try to persuade workers not to join a union. That's happening...
  • The GOP attacks a union drive at VW — though the company's in favor

    The GOP attacks a union drive at VW — though the company's in favor
    Some 1,500 employees at Volkswagen's factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., started voting today on whether to affiliate with the United Auto Workers. Here are a couple of interesting points about this vote, which will continue through Friday. --Volkswagen's in...
  • Beretta chooses Tennessee for new plant

    Beretta chooses Tennessee for new plant
    Gun manufacturer Beretta USA announced Wednesday it would build its newest plant not in Maryland, but in Tennessee. Last year, the centuries-old Italian gun-maker threatened to abandon plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Prince George's County when...
  • Educators say Obama plan relieves stress

    It didn't matter whether they worked at a small city elementary school or a large, suburban middle school. Educators said Friday that President Obama's decision to lift the increasingly rigorous targets of the No Child Left Behind law would mean less...
  • 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...
  • What President Obama is telling high school graduates this year: 'Being president is a great job'

     
    Democrat Obama tells Memphis' Booker T. Washington grads he's proud of them....
  • Tennessee outlaws sharing passwords to Hulu, Netflix, Rhapsody and other sites

     
    Tennessee lawmakers ban sharing passwords, Netflix says it's unnecessary...
  • Scott takes the RGA stage, calls Florida Democrats ‘frustrated’

     
    Gov. Rick Scott told an audience of Republican state officials from around the country Thursday that his first year in office had been a success, and Democrats were “shocked” he had kept campaign pledges to go after teacher tenure, cut taxes...
  • PA in the company of states expected to end their fiscal year with a budget surplus.

     
    When they return to work later this month, Pennsylvania lawmakers will begin the 2013 legisaltive session with a projected $478 million budget surplus, but demands, including mounting pension costs and the potential expansion of the state's Medicaid...