Rep. Scott DesJarlais addresses past marital troubles, political future-News Sentinel

DesJarlais says he has no plans to quit-Politico

DesJarlais says he didn’t mislead voters, intends to continue serving in Congress-The Hill

DesJarlais’ ability draws doubt-Daily News Journal


Chattanooga Whiskey letter looking for signatures-Times Free Press

Tennessee GOP: Divided vision-Commercial Appeal

Capitol leaders could open more secret meetings-Nashville City Paper

Hamilton County’s troubled schools still fall behind peers-Times Free Press

Tennessee schools teeter on fiscal cliff-Tennessean

Fiscal cliff: Consensus on increasing tax revenue, a wide gulf on how to do it-Washington Post

Corker touts fiscal plan, says it’s time to “rip the Band-Aid off” and reach deal-The Hill

Sens. Lamar Alexander, Michael Bennet give leaders emergency plan to avoid fiscal cliff-The Hill

Alexander rises to power in Washington, D.C.-News Sentinel

States get a say in health law-Wall Street Journal

Republican senators pull back on criticism of Susan Rice-Wall Street Journal

Time slipping, U.S. ponders Afghan role after 2014-NY Times