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GOP as the "iPhone party"

(CNN) — “Imagine your government as your iPhone.”

That was the message from Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, in the GOP’s weekly address Saturday.

In a call for free markets and open platforms, Alexander argued that government should be more like Apple, Inc. 341 more words

GOP Weekly Address

Will Huge Field of Candidates Change Tennesee's Political Landscape?

With 30 states now having completed the process of officially certifying their candidates for the 2014 general election, a large number of Tennessee political activists have stepped forward to run for federal and major statewide office. 565 more words


"Worried About The Men": Paycheck Fairness Act Generates Unexpected GOP Fears

Senate Democrats are moving forward with their election-year “Fair Shot” agenda, including popular bills intended to make life a little more difficult for the Senate Republican minority. 511 more words


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Well, folks … typical of DC … there’s a last minute rush to piece together a means to spend more of your cash.  Lacking any ability to properly care for your money, politicians who fill the seats of the critical Senate Finance Committee again find themselves replacing order with chaos in their attempt to extend tax incentives to energy producers. 777 more words

Industrial Wind

Speaking Truth to Power

By Angelica Solis, Director, Youth Policy Institute

Our national leaders are charged with some heavy responsibilities: representing the community’s interest and ensuring that that representation reflects national policy. 469 more words


Senator: Northwestern unionization ruling "will destroy intercollegiate athletics"

US Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee weighed in on last week’s ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that Northwestern football players should be treated as “employees” of the university and afforded all the rights of a labor union. 182 more words


Capitol Hill Gym Buddies Try to Break Senate Gridlock

On most mornings, Sens. Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander can be found in the gym in the Russell Senate Office Building. They gossip as they bike or lift weights side-by-side, but the chats often return to a topic weighing on both their minds: the woeful the state of the Senate and how things might be fixed. 623 more words