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