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Jim Cooper

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  • Blue Dog Democrats hang tight

    WASHINGTON The Blue Dog Coalition of moderate House Democrats is reaching a turning point in its 20-year history, after losing more than a third of its members by the end of 2014 through retirements and election defeats. It's now down to a dozen returning members, less than a quarter of its peak.
  • Congress unites on skin cancer

     
    They can't agree on climate change. Fixing the rate increase on student loans? Nope. The farm bill remains in legislative limbo. Leave it to skin cancer to bring together warring Congressional Republicans and Democrats. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-15th...

    Mailbag: Time to cut Congress' pay

    The most basic responsibility of Congress is deciding how much money our government takes in and how much it spends, but Congress has only passed spending bills on time four times since 1952, and it has been more than 1,000 days since Congress passed a...

    Taking a stand, losing the farm

    ENTERPRISE, Ala. - In this rural town with the can-do name, the ugliness began with a showdown. In late 1995, 39 chicken farmers decided to say no to ConAgra, the nation's fifth largest poultry processor. The farmers said the company's new contract was...

    Joe Biden, John Boehner on ‘CBS Evening News’; Al Gore on ‘Countdown With Keith Olbermann’

     
    Vice President Joe Biden talk to Scott Pelley on the "CBS Evening News." House Speaker John Boehner is another guest, and the newscast has lined up Reps. Andy Harris, R-Md.; Sam Graves, R-Ga.; Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.; and Jim Cooper, D-Tenn. The program...