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McNally joins executive panel of lieutenant governors’ group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Senate Speaker Randy McNally has been named to the executive committee of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. McNally is an Oak Ridge Republican who was elected by Senate colleagues to run the upper chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly in January. He succeeded longtime Speaker ...

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GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are getting ready for Senate votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday among growing indications that the climactic vote could occur next week. “The Senate will soon have a chance to turn the page on this ...

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Gov. Haslam vows to stay on sidelines of race to succeed him

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam won’t endorse any of the Republicans seeking the nomination to succeed him, but said he has spoken to several potential candidates about the emotionally taxing nature of a running a statewide campaign in Tennessee. Haslam was the subject of heavy criticism from his ...

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SGA operating with full senate

Six new senators were confirmed without opposition during the Student Government Association’s meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Senators and their departments are as follows: Gracie Richardson – College of Arts and Letters Amber James – College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Courtney Covington – College of Education Colin Crist – ...

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Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for ...

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SGA: 2016 in review

2016 was a landmark year for APSU’s Student Government Association. Numerous pieces of legislation were passed addressing a wide array of issues, SGA itself was restructured, unprecedented moves were made and SGA-sponsored events garnered record turnouts. “I’d say I’m most proud of the success of hardworking senators and hardworking executive ...

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