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Jim Cooper

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  • Supporters seek to revive Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

    Supporters of a failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee met Monday to renew an effort to try to pass it after a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold health insurance subsidies. Tennessee Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper was among...
  • Hospital chains can't move home-state Republicans on Obamacare

    Conventional wisdom says big corporations that employ lots of people in a state generally call the shots with local politicians, especially when those corporations are the source of major campaign contributions. But that's not the case in Tennessee. At...
  • Latest on church shooting: Lawmaker backs Miss. flag change

    9:45 p.m. A top Mississippi lawmaker says the Confederate battle emblem is offensive and needs to be removed from the state flag. Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn said Monday that remembering our past is important, "but that does not mean we must...
  • First the Confederate flag: What's next?

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. What's next? The Confederate flag seems to be falling surprisingly easily now. And the spirit of the moment is spreading to other icons of the Civil War, seen now through a different lens cast in the events of Charleston. But where...
  • Tenn. reactions to the US Supreme Court's health care ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies in states that do not operate their own insurance exchanges means the more than 155,000 Tennesseans who use the subsidies will not lose their health insurance. Here's a look at who...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A budget worth backing

     
    President Obama and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan have put out the yin and yang of budget proposals; neither has garnered any support from across the aisle. That means their proposals are political talking points, not viable plans for running the...
  • 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...
  • 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...