Tennessee

If a college degree is the new high school diploma, why not make higher education free? These cities did.

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Reforming Michelle Rhee

Running the show in D.C. didn't work out. Now in Tennessee, she's hoping cash is king.

John DeBerry Jr., a veteran House member in Tennessee, has never been fond of fundraisers. Handshakes, not dollars, make the difference in his stretch of Memphis, where he has been campaigning the old-fashioned way for nearly 20 years. DeBerry’s low-budget operation collects about $20,000 each election and centers on door-to-door visits. The past year's redistricting, which forced him into a tough primary with a colleague, didn't change any of that, he says.

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Several high-profile Democratic governors seem to think gun control is no longer an issue to avoid. Will they be proven right?

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Gov. Rick Perry's anti-abortionism is proving costly for Texas.

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Why do so many people in Washington think it will be impossible to tighten gun control?

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As the clock ticks down to January 1, and lawmakers try to hash out a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff and address the expiration of the Bush tax cuts, new data on taxpayers in the United States--collected from federal tax returns and available down to the ZIP code level through Brookings’ EITC Interactive--provide an important perspective on the impact of the tax code on families and communities across the country. For instance, the latest EITC Interactive data--which represent tax returns filed in January through June of 2011--show that key provisions in the tax code proved responsive to the G

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Don't mess with Texas? Don't mess with us!

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The split between the popular vote and the Electoral College isn't as simple as Ohio.

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A growing number of Christian organizations are fed up with Christian Islamophobia and are fighting back.

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The media's obsession with the presidential debates has reached the point of absurdity -- and threatens to damage our election process.

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