*U.S. Supreme Court set to settle related battle. Oct 29- A divided U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed a former union lawyer picked by President Barack Obama to be the top prosecutor at the National Labor Relations Board.
*U.S. Supreme Court set to settle wider battle. The vote to end debate on the nomination of Richard Griffin was 62-37, two more than the needed 60. It was not immediately clear when the Senate confirmation vote would be held, but it could be later in the day.
WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The Obama administration launched its troubled healthcare insurance website after only a minimum of crucial system-wide testing, despite contractors warning officials repeatedly about performance risks, a congressional panel heard on Thursday.
*Says fellow Senator Ted Cruz tapped vein of "anger". WASHINGTON, Oct 21- The troubled launch of Democratic President Barack Obama's healthcare website could give Republicans a chance to regain some of the political ground they lost during the recent government shutdown, Republican Senator John McCain said on Monday.
The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office agreed to audit actions Sebelius took earlier this year including two fund-raising phone calls-- one on April 29 to tax adviser H&R Block and another on Jan. 29 to the nonprofit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, according to Republican aides in the Senate and the House of Representatives, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
WASHINGTON, June 27- Lawmakers scrambled on Thursday to introduce last-minute bills to keep student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1, but even supporters doubted any measure would pass in time.
Alexander will receive the "Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star" Wednesday evening from Motohiko Kato, the consul general of Japan in Nashville. While Alexander was Tennessee governor and economic competition between the U.S. and Japan was tense in the early 1980 s, he led numerous trade missions to Japan.
Bill Haslam was asked at the Southern Automotive Conference on Thursday about what steps are being taken to keep investments from moving abroad, especially in light of a recent decision by German automaker Audi to build its first North American plant in Mexico. Audi is a Volkswagen subsidiary.