Category Archives: Lamar Alexander

Mitch McConnell’s $2 Billion “Kentucky Kickback” in Debt Deal

Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell came out of the debt and funding mess as two of the few adults in Washington. While John Boehner is a clear loser and Barack Obama’s position ambiguous (he held firm in his position … Continue reading

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Tea Party Groups Tell Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander to Retire because He Believes in Compromise

Lamar Alexander has been around Tennessee politics since the late 1960s. He has served in the U.S. Senate since 2003. In that time, Alexander has developed a reputation of crossing the aisle and working with Democrats. In 2009, he was … Continue reading

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Maybe No Gun Control Law Will Pass, But It Looks Like Restrictions Are Coming For Video Games

California Sen. Diane Feinstein, long a proponent of gun control, is taking aim at violence in video games. The chance of some real gun control reform is highly unlikely because Congress is divided between the two parties. The Republican-dominated House … Continue reading

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Sen. Lamar Alexander: Video Games Affect People, Not Guns

“I think video games is a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people,” Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander. I’m waiting for the next step in this thinking process: “Guns don’t kill people; video games kill people.” Although a lot … Continue reading

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Lamar Alexander gives up Senate Republican Leadership Position to Work with Democrats

If there was a tag for “hero” on Foolocracy, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander would get that. In a rare gesture of bipartisanship, Alexander surrendered the number 3 position in the Republican leadership so that he could work with Democrats unencumbered. … Continue reading

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