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Lawmakers will convene a special session today to take up Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans. The proposal is simple, but the politics are not. Haslam’s plan is a two-year pilot project called Insure Tennessee. The deal calls on state hospitals to pay the $74 million state share to …

The fantasy football world continues to be unpredictable. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tossed only one touchdown and two interceptions as opposed to the six touchdowns he threw in each of the previous two weeks. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers continued his hot streak by throwing six touchdowns in the first half against the …

Quarterbacks: Mark Sanchez, QB Philadelphia Eagles, 42.3 percent owned (ESPN) – Sanchez got the Eagles offense on pace in a Week 11 matchup against the Panthers. The former Jets quarterback threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns. Nick Foles problem this year has been turnovers. Although he threw just two in 2013, he has already …

Quarterbacks: Kyle Orton, QB Buffalo Bills, 8.4 percent owned (ESPN): Since taking over as the starter in Week five, Kyle Orton has been a relatively consistent fantasy quarterback. The former Purdue Boilermaker has thrown for 1,128 yards and nine touchdowns, while only tossing three interceptions. Orton was red hot in Week eight, as he threw …

It’s official, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is an automatic “Start ‘Em” unless stated otherwise. Roethlisberger joins that group of fantasy quarterbacks consisting of Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Andrew Luck for the remainder of the 2014 season. San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers fell from grace after a poor performance against the …

If you’ve listened to the radio in recent weeks, you’ve probably heard advertisements for and against Amendment 1 that both say the other side is lying. What is really a debate over the enforcement of abortion regulations has turned into a show of pro-life vs. pro-choice views. That is not even what the amendment is …