Sen. Lamar Alexander calls for entitlement reform, expects committee assignments—Nooga

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann votes in favor of $9.7 billion Sandy relief bill, DesJarlais opposes—Nooga

Tennessee delegation receives congressional committee assignments—Nashville City Paper

Tennessee GOP supermajority looks to year ahead—News Sentinel

Move to arm teachers picks up steam in Tennessee—Tennessean

Rep. Scott DesJarlais reveals health department probe—Times Free Press

Chip Saltsman's exit leaves legal bills in question—Times Free Press

Battle lines drawn on budget—Wall Street Journal

Lines drawn on gun-control debate—Washington Post

John Brennan tapped to lead CIA—Politico

Barack Obama to pick Chuck Hagel for Pentagon—Politico

Obama's pick for Defense is an ally, and a lightning rod—NY Times