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1. Trump Orders 'Immediate Steps' to Boost Coal, Nuclear Plants
- Monday, June 4, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take "immediate steps" to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open, calling it a matter of national and economic security.
2. Trump Steering Clear of Messy House Immigration Fight
- Tuesday, May 29, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on "legal loopholes" he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in jumping into an intensifying Capitol Hill debate over immigration legislation that many believe is unlikely to ever reach his desk.
3. Conservative Revolt Over Immigration Sinks House Farm Bill
- Monday, May 21, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republican leaders suffered an embarrassing setback Friday when conservatives scuttled an ambitious farm bill, part of a high-stakes power play as they once again exert their oversized sway in the House.
4. Ryan Bowing Out, Sending Ripples of Uncertainty Through GOP
- Thursday, April 12, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending ripples through a Washington already on edge and spreading new uncertainty through a party bracing for a rough election year.
5. Trump Says 'Up To' Congress to Act on Plan to Rebuild Roads
- Tuesday, February 13, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation's depleted roads and bridges – then immediately raised doubts about how committed he was to delivering on that campaign promise.
6. New Trump Office Would Protect Conscience Rights of Doctors
- Friday, January 19, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds.
7. Trump Suggests 2-Phase Immigration Deal for 'Dreamers'
- Wednesday, January 10, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases – first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a "bill of love," then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.
8. House and Senate Tax Bills Treat Disaster Victims Unequally
- Wednesday, December 13, 2017
If the House Republican tax bill became law, victims of hurricanes in Texas and Florida who've yet to account for all their losses could deduct them on their 2018 taxes. Not so for victims of the California wildfires.
9. Senate Bill to Delay Corporate Tax Cut, Undo Local Deduction
- Friday, November 10, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans prepared to unveil sweeping tax legislation Thursday that would delay a corporate tax cut for one year despite strident opposition from some Republicans and the White House. The emerging bill would leave the mortgage interest deduction untouched for homeowners in a concession to the powerful real estate lobby but ignore a House compromise on the hot-button issue of state and local tax deductions.
10. GOP Eyes Popular Tax Breaks to Finance Overhaul
- Tuesday, September 19, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation's fiscal fabric – the mortgage interest deduction that millions of homeowners prize and the deduction for state and local taxes popular in Democratic strongholds.
11. House Backs $1.2T Spending Bill With More Money for Military
- Friday, September 15, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from deep cuts sought by President Donald Trump.
12. Congress Returns, Faces Pressing Issues Including Harvey Aid
- Wednesday, September 6, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers returned to Washington Tuesday facing fast-approaching deadlines, including pressing demands to replenish dwindling disaster aid reserves as Texas and Louisiana dig out from Harvey and an even more powerful hurricane, Irma, bears down on the U.S.
13. House Sends Bill to Trump Blocking Online Privacy Regulation
- Thursday, March 30, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.
14. Music+Arts Studio Expands Independent Film Distribution
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Music+Arts Studio in Cooper-Young wants to work with more filmmakers. The studio, which began distributing films with Mike McCarthy’s “Cigarette Girl” in 2014 and has released two short films since then, is now expanding its digital distribution for independent filmmakers.
15. JT Returns and Mr. Clean Channels Magic Mike
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Buzz is building around this year’s Super Bowl ads, which will feature Justin Timberlake, political controversy, Mr. Clean as Magic Mike, and the first-ever live ad.
In another record-breaking year, with ad costs exceeding last year’s $5 million per 30-second spot, big brands are, once again, putting it all on the line. Some will score big and others will be nursing a multimillion-dollar headache Monday morning. Here’s what we know so far.
16. GOP Governors Who Turned Down Medicaid Money Have Hands Out
- Friday, January 20, 2017
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP-controlled Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans.
17. House Votes to Kill Health Care Law's Medical Device Tax
- Friday, June 19, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House defied a White House veto threat and voted Thursday to abolish a tax on medical device makers as a group of Democrats uncharacteristically joined Republicans in moving to kill part of President Barack Obama's health care law.
18. E-Cigarette Tech Takes Off as Regulation Looms
- Tuesday, December 9, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.
19. Holiday Traffic
- Thursday, November 22, 2012
Memphis International Airport ramps up for the busy holiday travel season with the unveiling of its redesigned and expanded checkpoint at Terminal B, which has been under construction for nearly two years.
20. Repealing Obama's Health Care Law Won't be Easy
- Tuesday, July 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yes, if Mitt Romney wins the White House and his Republican allies retake the Senate, he could shred most of President Barack Obama's health care law without having to overpower a Democratic filibuster.
21. Obama, GOP Trumpet Jobs Plans in Silicon Valley
- Tuesday, September 27, 2011
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – The debate over how to create jobs has moved to Silicon Valley, where the president and Republican leaders were each taking to the Internet to trumpet their agendas and win over young voters.
22. One Decade Later
- Monday, September 12, 2011
For many, the slightly early turn of season brings it all back. There was more than a hint of fall in the air under clear, blue skies in Memphis on the day of the 9/11 terrorist attacks 10 years ago.
23. $25M Baggage Screening Slated for MEM
- Friday, September 2, 2011
In the 10 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, security measures at Memphis International Airport have changed the face of the airport as well as the pace and routine of passengers.
The evolving technology that has come with the increased security measures is a multimillion-dollar undertaking, one that took another step forward this week.
24. Budget Pact Barely Touches Current-Year Deficit
- Thursday, April 14, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A new budget estimate released Wednesday says that the spending bill negotiated between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner would produce less than 1 percent of the $38 billion in claimed savings by the end of this budget year.
25. GOP 'Pledge' Makes Closing Argument to Voters
- Friday, September 24, 2010
STERLING, Va. (AP) – Pushing toward big gains on Nov. 2, House Republicans promised to end a slew of Democratic policies and restore Americans' trust in government as they rolled out a campaign manifesto designed to show they're listening to an angry public and are focused on creating jobs.
26. Outsider Image So Hot Even Ex-Insiders Want It
- Friday, February 26, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Ask national Republicans to name a model 2010 congressional candidate, and they're likely to mention Stephen Fincher. A 37-year-old farmer and gospel singer from Frog Jump, Tenn., Fincher has raised more than $675,000 in his bid to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. John Tanner.
27. January Air Traffic Numbers Marred by Weather
- Friday, February 19, 2010
In what has become a recurring theme for numerous businesses around town, January’s bad weather impacted Memphis International Airport’s traffic and revenues.
The snow and ice that shut down the city at the end of the month kept numerous flights from landing and affected activity, airport officials said at Thursday’s Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board of commissioners meeting.
28. ‘Green Lane’ Smooths Path for Airport Travelers
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
One security checkpoint at Memphis International Airport has become easier to navigate just as this year’s holiday travel season kicks off.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration recently launched its “green lane” checkpoint at Concourse B in Memphis, making security clearance a smoother operation for families traveling with children or for individuals that require special medical attention.
29. New Orleans Transplant Heads Local TSA Efforts
- Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Since the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the movement of goods and people through the city has relied on a balancing act of security and efficiency, and nowhere is that more evident than Memphis International Airport, the world’s busiest for air cargo and a hub for Northwest Airlines.
30. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 12, 2004
MEMPHIS AD-FED PRESENTS PYRAMID AWARDS
Memphis Symphony Orchestra Adds to Staff
Barbara Frederick joined the Memphis Symphony Orchestra as director of corporate sales. Frederick formerly was president of the Memphis Symphony League. She has a ...
31. Archived Article: Tech Focus (edu)
- Wednesday, September 20, 2000
Students plus computers equal learning yearning Students plus computers equal yearning to learn By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Instead of memorizing dates or looking at a time line to study early American history, imagine taking a virtual ride i...