Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Michael Collins

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Opponent says DesJarlais voted against pay raises for veterans

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Jasper, and his Democratic opponent, Eric Stewart, have been squabbling over veterans’ issues for much of the campaign. We take a look at one of the claims.

Who to blame for the price at the pump? Tough to say

Summer is coming, the general election is cranking up and that means the price of gas will be talked about. A lot. Find out why explaining it -- and figuring out who to blame for it -- isn't so simple.

Who to blame for the price at the pump? Tough to say

Summer is coming, the general election is cranking up and that means the price of gas will be talked about. A lot. Find out why explaining it -- and figuring out who to blame for it -- isn't so simple.

Lamar Alexander's wind claim: Is it for the birds?

For Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, there are lots of reasons to loathe wind power. The East Tennessean loves his unobstructed mountain views and much prefers the consistently reliable power output from nuclear reactors. And lately he has been claiming that wind turbines lead to a yearly slaughter of birds. His claim about turbines being "a Cuisinart in the sky" for birds reflects at least one estimate, but others show lower numbers. And there's this -- among manmade hazards, wind turbines play a tiny role in bird deaths.