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New Federal Courthouse in Nashville Included in Obama Budget

President Barack Obama’s budget proposal includes $181.5 million for a new federal courthouse in Nashville. U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, a Nashville Democrat who has long advocated for the new courthouse, lauded Monday’s announcement a “critical next step” in getting the facility built. … Continue reading

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Belmont to Apply for 2016 Presidential Debate

Belmont University is applying to host another presidential debate. The Nashville school, which hosted a debate between Democratic nominee Barack Obama and Republican John McCain in 2008, says it will seek to again host an exchange of ideas between the … Continue reading

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President Obama wants Community College to be Free

President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, proposing to make higher education as free and universal as high school. Obama is calling for the government to pay for the first two years of community college … Continue reading

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Obama to Visit Tennessee

President Barack Obama will be in East Tennessee this week to discuss new plans to help people go to college. A White House official said Monday that Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s wife, Jill, will appear Friday at … Continue reading

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Obama orders more Russian Sanctions, Corker says “Step in Right Direction”

The Obama administration sought to further pinch Russia’s economy Wednesday, bringing its toughest sanctions to date against major Russian banks, energy companies and weapons makers in a bid to convince the Kremlin to end its “provocations” in Ukraine. Among the … Continue reading

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Tennesseans Face Flood Insurance Rate Hike

For many Tennessee property owners in flood-prone areas, a move by Congress to soften steep increases to subsidized insurance policies may come as little comfort. A new law signed by President Barack Obama last week dials back some of most … Continue reading

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President Obama raising the minimum wage for federal contractors

President Barack Obama is raising the minimum wage for federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10. Obama will sign the executive order Wednesday in the East Room of the White House. He first announced the measure during his State of the … Continue reading

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