NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Bar Association survey of its lawyer members found nine out of 10 respondents support the retention of three state Supreme Court justices who are on the ballot in August.
Supreme Court justices are appointed by the governor, and must stand for yes-no retention elections every eight years.
Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is spearheading an effort to defeat Justices Connie Clark, Sharon Lee and Gary Wade, all of whom were appointed by then-Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat.
WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) – President Barack Obama says the rising cost of college has left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working young America should be priced out of a higher education.
To that end, Obama yesterday signed a presidential memorandum he says will help an additional 5 million student borrowers.
Republicans are calling the move a political stunt. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander reacted to the president’s initiative on the Senate floor.