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Fired GOP Staffer Ordered Freed Facing Child Porn Charges

Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fired chief of staff for Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander has been set free from jail to await his trial on charges of possessio...

Senator's Fired Chief Of Staff Back In Court

Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is returning to court in Washington afte...

Former Senate Staffer Arrested On Child Pornography Charges Seeks Release

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander has asked a judge to release him from custody and let him live with his parents a...

Ex-Senate Staffer Seeks Release In Porn Charges

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander is asking a judge to release him from custody as he faces child pornography charg...

Ryan J. Reilly

Former GOP Staffer Ryan Loskarn Appears In Court On Child Porn Charges | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lamar Alexander's (R-Tenn.) former chief of staff appeared for arraignment in federal court on Thursday afternoon following his arr...

Fired Senate Staffer Expected In Court

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By TRAVIS LOLLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fired chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was expected Thursday in fe...

Ryan J. Reilly

Lamar Alexander Staffer's Home Searched In Child Porn Probe | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The home of the chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) was searched by law enforcement officials in connection with a child po...

Senate Republicans Block More Obama Nominees

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BY ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked a batch of mostly minor nominations by President Barack Obama lat...

Jason Linkins

Well, So Far It Looks Like Lamar Alexander Has Little To Worry About In 2014 | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

If you're looking at what established, incumbent conservative legislators might end up facing a primary challenge from some self-styled Tea Party insu...

GOP Senator Breaks Ranks From Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

Less than two weeks removed from 2013's government shutdown, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) was clear about where he stands within the Republican Part...

Anatomy Of A Shutdown

Politico | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner just wanted to sneak out of the White House for a smoke. ...

Michael McAuliff

Republican: Cruz Strategy Is Democrats' Dream | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz's strategy of forcing a shutdown of the federal government is so ill-conceived that it will not only fail, but also could ...

GOP Senator Comes Out Against Syria Strike

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander says he will oppose a measure authorizing U.S. military force against Syria. The Tennessee lawmake...

Can Hillary Clinton Break the 'Presidential Cabinet Curse'?

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Americans seem to have an aversion to electing Cabinet secretaries to the presidency. However, this was not always the case. In fact, the position of U.S. secretary of state was once a customary stepping-stone to the presidency.

Tea Party Faces Problem In Mission To Take Down GOP Senators

Alex Roarty | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

There aren't three Republican senators more vulnerable to a tea party challenge than Lamar Alexander, Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell – longtime ...

Jason Linkins

Senator's New Opponent Makes An Embarrassing Mistake | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

The whole phenomenon of Tea Party insurgent candidates seeking to knock off conservative incumbents in primaries continues unabated as we swing into t...

Longtime GOP Senator Faces Tea Party Challenge

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sen. Lamar Alexander's efforts to ward off a primary challenge from the right fell short Tuesday with Tennessee state Rep. Jo...

These Politicians Had Famous Roommates

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

The only thing tougher than imagining some of the country's most powerful people in their early twenties is picturing them kicking back with equally p...

Tea Partiers Push Republican To Retire

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

A group of 20 tea party and conservative organizations sent an open letter to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday asking him to retire, accord...

GOP Senator Dismisses Tea Party Criticisms

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

One month removed from his decision to vote for immigration reform, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) does not appear to be fazed by his Tea Party critic...

Senators Meet To Discuss Student Loans

AP | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators is meeting at the White House for the latest talks to lower interest rates on student loans. Democr...

Cutting the Solid Gold Nuke

Benjamin Loehrke | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Benjamin Loehrke

Despite the lack of military value, the Pentagon still wants to refurbish the remaining bombs -- a process that would cost a fortune. The planned upgrades would cost $28.9 million per bomb -- twice as much as the cost of the bomb's weight in gold.

Joy Resmovits

For Students, No Relief From Senate | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate vote to restore low interest rates temporarily on some new federal student loans failed to advance Wednesday, increasing the od...

Democrats Fail Grads on Student Loans

Reince Priebus | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics
Reince Priebus

Congress will soon leave town for their July 4th recess. They'll be celebrating Independence Day, but the Democrats in Congress aren't leaving those with student loans much to celebrate.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Senator: Minimum Wage Should Be Abolished | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the ranking Republican on the Senate's labor committee, said in a hearing Tuesday that he would prefer t...