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Laura Bassett

GOP Senator Wants To Know What Equal Pay Bill Does For Men | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The only Republican at a Senate hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act Tuesday had a pointed question: What does the bill do for men? ...

GOP Leaders Meet Amid Major Discord

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and two top Tennessee Republicans are meeting at an upscale Nashville hotel Wednesday to discus...

McDonald's Wage Theft Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Cutthroat, Low-Wage Fast Food Industry

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Ian Reifowitz

We must make sure not only that we raise the minimum wage and enforce laws against wage theft. We must also make people understand how severe is the imbalance of power between many, if not most, workers and their employers.

Samantha Lachman

Former Senate Aide Charged With Possessing Child Porn Found Dead | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Jesse Ryan Loskarn, a former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), was found dead Thursday in Carroll County, Md., following charges that ...

GOP Senator Accuses Harry Reid Of Destroying The Senate

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is kicking off 2014 with a bang, hurling some harsh words at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) over his leader...

Health Care Tactics Split Republican Senate Rivals

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Most Republicans agree the unwieldy health care overhaul offers a golden opportunity for the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections. What ...

The Proliferating Role of Populism in American Politics

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Populism is nothing new in American politics. It usually garners momentum during times of economic tumult. At a time when the American political system is held in disrepute, there is a growing populist insurrection to challenge established incumbent politicians.

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Took Special Precautions To Protect Senator's 'Speech Or Debate' In Child Porn Case | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators carved out special protections before they seized Senate-owned devices belonging to former congressional aide Jess...

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...