Early voting begins for municipal elections-Nooga

Tennessee lawmakers critical of Barack Obama’s State of the Union-Nooga

City Council approves water authority board-Nooga

City Council briefed on new traffic signals-Nooga


State authorizer gives charters way to bypass Nashville, Memphis boards-WPLN

Department of Children’s Services contradicts mail policy-Tennessean

Tennessee is not alone in exploring export connections-Memphis Business Journal

House takes up parking lot guns bill on Wednesday-AP

Obama calls for “common sense” solutions-Politico

Obama urges action on expansive agenda-Wall Street Journal

Obama pledges push to lift economy for middle class-NY Times

Obama, in State of the Union, makes case that middle class is job one-Washington Post

Sen. Marco Rubio’s response puts emphasis on helping the middle class-Wall Street Journal

President calls for $1.5 trillion deficit bargain-The Hill

President to halve Afghan force in next year-Wall Street Journal

Raising minimum wage would ease income gap but carries political risks-NY Times

Aggressive speech, even more aggressive message-Politico

In State of the Union, Obama fills out his progressive agenda-The Hill

Five takeaways from the State of the Union-Washington Post

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: Sequester will happen-The Hill

Sequester looms, no deal in sight-Wall Street Journal