Mike Murphy, the very quotable Republican political consultant who has listed some of his party's biggest names as clients, including John McCain and Arnold Schwarzenegger, has some advice on picking a vice presidential running mate.
Some voters may be choosing campaign buttons now, but most polling experts agree it's too early to predict November's winner.
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President Obama is leading presumed GOP nominee Mitt Romney big in recent national polls.
No, wait. Polls show he's trailing Romney by a couple of percentage points.
Oh — this just in: Obama is actually leading Romney, but the race is tightening.
It's a general election poll-a-palooza out there, people.
But what do all the numbers mean?
"I have friends who support Obama, and friends who support Mitt Romney," says Scott Keeter, survey research director at Pew Research Center. "I tell them not to get too excited or too depressed at this point."
Falling into the "doughnut hole" of Medicare drug coverage led people to stop taking medicines more often than to search for cheaper alternatives.
Medicare patients who reach the annual gap in coverage for prescription drugs known as the "doughnut hole" are 57 percent more likely than those with continuous insurance coverage to stop taking drugs for heart-related conditions such as high blood pressure or heart disease.
When IRS agents raided the house of rapper Young Buck, they seized all his things: his white leather dining chairs, his watches, his craps table, his tattoo kit. Even his refrigerator. The Nashville artist, who was once part of 50 Cent's G-Unit, owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes.
His lawyer, Robin Mitchell Joyce, said he thought Young Buck's taxes were being handled by his business manager. They weren't.
Surrogacy is an idea as old as the biblical story of Sarah and Abraham in the book of Genesis. Sarah was infertile, so Abraham fathered children with the couple's maid. Today, there are many more options for people who want to grow their families — and for the would-be surrogates who want to help.
Macy Widofsky, 40, is eager to be a surrogate.
"I have very easy pregnancies. All three times have been flawlessly healthy, and I wanted to repeat the process," she says, "and my husband and I won't be having more children of our own."
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — Rutherford County Schools have a new director elect.
The county Board of Education unanimously chose Don Odom Monday night to replace current director Harry Gill. Odom previously served as the district’s assistant superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.
A school system press statement said Odom is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County and has spent his entire career with Rutherford County Schools. Odom earned his bachelor’s and graduate degrees from Middle Tennessee State University.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The 38th annual Tennessee Prayer Breakfast was held Tuesday morning on the campus of Lipscomb University.
The state’s top leadership was scheduled to attend, including Governor Bill Haslam, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell.
The keynote speaker for this year’s breakfast was Phil Vischer, best known as the creator of the award-winning animated Christian video series VeggieTales. Christian artist Lawrence Thomison was set to provide the musical entertainment along with the Nashville Choir.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- WMOT News continues to explore those thin slices of the state economy that prospered during the economic downturn as part a series of stories called “Tennessee Works.”
The state’s export sector took a nose dive right along with the rest of the economy during the recession. But one category of exports bucked that trend and continued to expand each year of the downturn.
Dr. Steven Livingston is an economist with the Business and Economics Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
A lot of the songs on Kat Edmonson's new album, Way Down Low, have a timeless sound, due in part to her own timeless-sounding voice. But she isn't above revealing her influences: The song "Champagne," she admits, was crafted with a particular American songsmith in mind.
"I was trying to write a song like Cole Porter," Edmonson tells NPR's Melissa Block. "Me and a million other people are trying to write a song like Cole Porter."