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Senate leader won't call for TN House speaker's resignation

May. 9, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's top state Senate leader on Thursday said he won't ask for embattled House Speaker Glen Casada to resign from his leadership position amid mounting scandals surrounding Casada's office. However, Republican Senate Speaker Randy McNally also told reporters that it was...

White House launches new uphill bid to overhaul immigration

May. 7, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reviving a deeply contentious issue that has stymied both Congress and the administration, the White House launched a new bid Tuesday to overhaul a legal immigration system that President Donald Trump has long railed against. Though similar efforts have failed to garner anywhere near the...

Trump Fed choice Stephen Moore withdraws amid controversy

May. 2, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Moore, a conservative commentator whom President Donald Trump had tapped for the Federal Reserve board, withdrew from consideration Thursday after losing Republican support in the Senate, largely over his past inflammatory writings about women. Trump tweeted the news of Moore's...

Trump: Better Fed policies would give economy 'rocket' boost

Apr. 30, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday the economy would "go up like a rocket" with better policies from the Federal Reserve while the close political ally he hopes to put on its board faced more questions about his candidacy from female GOP senators based on his past writing about women. In...

APNewsBreak: Lee spurned paperwork in building first Cabinet

Apr. 30, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than half of Republican Gov. Bill Lee's newly appointed cabinet members, including his education czar and Tennessee's Medicaid chief, didn't submit applications or provide any documents outlining why they deserved the jobs he gave them. The Associated Press reviewed all the...

Tennessee Senate OKs bill to punish voter signup missteps

Apr. 25, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee could penalize paid voter registration groups with fines for too many incomplete signup forms and criminal penalties for submitting registration forms too late, under legislation passed Thursday by the state Senate. The proposal advanced despite outcry from Democrats and...

Klobuchar: Nashville voters opposed funding transit alone

Apr. 17, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar weighed in on Nashville's 2018 transit referendum Wednesday, saying it failed partly because voters weren't sure they wanted to fund the initiative locally, without the federal government pitching in. The U.S. senator from Minnesota gave...

Tennessee House advances bill seeking to overhaul Medicaid

Apr. 11, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee would dramatically overhaul how it provides health care to its lower-income and disabled residents under a proposal the House advanced Thursday. The bill cleared the GOP-dominated chamber on party lines, with 68 Republicans in favor and 21 Democrats against. It's a...