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Ex-Va. Gov says he knows in heart he's innocent

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told jurors Friday he was both innocent and contrite as he ended his third straight day of testifying in his corruption trial. More>>

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Email from Bob McDonnell to Maureen details marriage woes

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An email released Friday from former governor Bob McDonnell to his wife Maureen shows the state of their marriage during their time in the Executive Mansion. More>>

U.S. Sen. Corker: "We have never faced a terror group like this" Video included

"We have never faced a terrorist organization like the one that exists in Syria and Iraq," Sen. Corker said. "We have never faced a terrorist organization like the one that exists in Syria and Iraq," Sen. Corker said.
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United States Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) thinks America needs to wake up to the new terror threat brewing in the Middle East."We have never faced a terrorist organization like the one that exists in Syria and Iraq," Sen. Corker said. " They share a border and go back back and forth - the most dastardly, demonic terror group." More>>

McDonnell testifies he's no longer living with his wife Video included

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Former governor Bob McDonnell testified Thursday he and his wife Maureen are no longer living together and said they began living separate lives 20 years ago. More>>

Greene Co. judge dismisses charges against man who spoke out at public meeting Video included

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According to attorneys close to the case, the charges against Eddie Overholt have been dropped. Overholt was arrested at the Greene County Industrial Development Board meeting last month and charged with disrupting a public meeting and resisting arrest. More>>

Gov. Haslam promotes free tuition plan Video included

Gov. Bill Haslam promotes Tennessee Promise before a crowd in Greene County on August 20, 2014. Gov. Bill Haslam promotes Tennessee Promise before a crowd in Greene County on August 20, 2014.

Gov. Bill Haslam has been visiting several schools throughout the state to promote his free tuition plan. More>>

Va Senator Kaine talks telecommunications, Iraq

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A prominent Virginia Democrat came to the Tri-Cities Tuesday to survey the region's telecommunications needs. More>>

Chafin wins VA Senate 38th race, GOP keeps control of State Senate

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Republicans appear likely to retain control of the state Senate with the apparent victory of GOP candidate Ben Chafin in a special election for the 38th district. More>>

TDOT to remove sign erected after Boy Scout's death Video included

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A memorial sign erected for a 13-year-old Rutherford County boy killed on I-24 in Smyrna will be removed by TDOT. More>>

Tuesday's special elections in southwest Va. will determine Senate control

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Polls are open in three special elections for seats in the General Assembly, including a critical race that will determine control of the state Senate. More>>

Big money, sharp elbows in Tuesday's special senate election

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Republican Ben Chafin and Democrat Mike Hymes have each raised more than $700,000 for their campaigns and spent heavily on television ads, according to state campaign finance and Federal Communications Commission records.  More>>

Special election underway in Southwest Virginia today Video included

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Control of the state senate will be determined by voters in Southwest Virginia today. A special election is taking place in the 38th district to fill the seat of Senator Phillip Puckett. Today's race between Republican Ben Chafin and Democrat Mike Hymes is winner take all. More>>

Roane County election officials recount all ballots due to 1,300 uncounted votes, one race affected Video included

Roane County election officials were forced to recount every ballot in Thursday's election due to around 1,300 early votes that were mistakenly left out of the count. The recount ended up changing the results in one race. More>>

Rep. DesJarlais holds on in Tenn. despite scandals

Scandal-plagued Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais (day-zhar-LAY') defied expectations of a blowout defeat in his bid for a another term, instead emerging from the Republican primary with a razor-thin margin that left the... More>>

Gov. Haslam wins Republican primary

Updated: Aug 07, 2014 11:03 PM

Haslam faced no serious opposition in his bid for the November ballot and a chance for a second term. More>>

Alexander poll shows more than 2-1 advantage over Carr

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An internal poll from Senator Alexander’s campaign shows he has a comfortable lead over his opponents, including his most serious challenger State Representative Carr. More>>

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Johnson City Budget will be discussed in commission meeting.

We have an update on the fire at Parker-Hannifin, We wrap up the Blue Plum Festival, and we preview the Johnson City Commission budget meeting scheduled for tonight. More>>

Washington County election results are official; Ford still undecided about recount Video included

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The Washington County Election Commission certified the results for the May Republican primary Thursday. The candidate for Sheriff, Craig Ford, is still undecided on whether he’ll request a recount. More>>

McAuliffe says fundraising letter a mistake

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he did not approve a fundraising appeal his newly formed political action committee sent promising donors personal access to the governor in return for specific donations. More>>

Use the Internet to tell Congress how you really feel

It's been more than 10 days since the government shutdown began, and people are starting to get angry about it. Here are ways the Internet is making it easier for you to tell the government how you really feel about this mess. More>>

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  • Potential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson

    Potential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:15:27 GMT
    The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation, but many potential presidential candidates in 2016 are taking a cautious approach to the clashes between protesters and police in suburban St....
    The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation amid clashes between protesters and the police in suburban St. Louis. But for most of those who want to lead the nation, there's little to gain in...
  • Democrats adopt 2016 presidential primary calendar

    Democrats adopt 2016 presidential primary calendar

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:05:23 GMT
    Leaders of the Democratic Party are preparing to approve a plan that sets the 2016 presidential calendar.
    Leaders of the Democratic Party adopted their 2016 presidential nominating calendar on Saturday, setting the stage for a successor to President Barack Obama.
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:55:40 GMT
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.
    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of...
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