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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 @ 8:00PM

100 Reasons to Cut Spending

Each year, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) releases a Wastebook. This document lists 100 projects that are questionable uses of taxpayer dollars. Now that the House and Senate have agreed on a plan to avoid future government shutdowns and reduce the deficit by $23 billion, it’s time we go a step further and…

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 @ 8:04PM

East Tennesseans Are Struggling Under the President’s Health Care Law

This week, after his administration announced that Healthcare.gov was finally working, President Obama launched his campaign to promote his health law. Over the next few weeks, the president plans to tout the law’s successes, but the list of Obamacare’s failures is much longer, and stretches far beyond a broken website….

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 @ 8:06PM

Historic Week Calls for Reflection

This week marks the anniversary of two events that forever changed our country: the Gettysburg address and President Kennedy’s assassination. Both Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy were visionaries, and both were taken from us too soon. It has been 150 years since President Lincoln’s speech and 50 years since President Kennedy’s…

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 @ 8:17PM

Are You Losing Your Health Insurance Because of Obamacare?

Over the past four years, we have talked a great deal about what I thought the problems with ObamaCare would be.  Because of our state’s experience with TennCare, I anticipated that insurance would become increasingly unaffordable and that many Americans would lose access to their existing policies. Despite warnings from…

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 @ 8:18PM

Veterans Day

I know there is no commitment more important to our country than the solemn vow we have made to the men and women in our Armed Forces. They deserve our utmost respect and appreciation for the sacrifice they have made. I’ve made it my mission in Congress to ensure veterans have…

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Thursday, October 31st, 2013 @ 8:20PM

Health Care Reform is A Top Issue for Tennesseans

Wednesday morning, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding the rollout of the president’s health care law. Unfortunately, the hearing resulted in more questions than answers. We still do not know exactly when the website to purchase insurance will be functional,…

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