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