Rep. Scott DesJarlais would have opposed “Plan B,” Rep. Chuck Fleischmann silent-Nooga

Hamilton County School Board discusses implementing wireless, iPads in classrooms-Nooga

Candidates qualify for municipal elections-Nooga

Tennessee’s unemployment rate falls below national average-Nashville Business Journal


Fungal meningitis outbreak leaves lasting scar on 2012-WPLN

Embattled DesJarlais picks up another potential 2014 opponent-Nashville City Paper

Tennessee Democrats filing complaint against DesJarlais-Times Free Press

Breach still remains in perimeter fence at Y-12-Tennessean

Speaker John Boehner’s budget “Plan B” collapsesWall Street Journal

Boehner abandons plan to avoid fiscal cliff-Washington Post

House recesses for Christmas after collapse of “Plan B”-The Hill

Behind the scenes of a GOP meltdown-Politico

Boehner to discuss next steps on fiscal cliff-The Hill

Millions face a hit if fix for minimum tax fails-Wall Street Journal

What the House failure has shown about the cliff-Wall Street Journal

NRA leader, facing challenge in wake of shooting, rarely shies from fight-NY Times

Chasing an elusive motive-Washington Post

Barack Obama steps up gun control effort-LA Times

War tragedies strike families twice-Wall Street Journal

Mayan calendar reaches end, world still here-CBS News