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Nineteen-year-old Maryam Fakhruddin went to bed on Election Night confident Hillary Clinton would be the country's next president.

"Because Obama was elected twice," she says, "so I thought, 'Hillary is going to win.' "

She woke up the next morning to a shock.

"'Trump won?'" she recalls thinking. "What does this mean now?'

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Gov. Bill Haslam says he's confident he'll have a good working relationship with President-elect Donald Trump's administration, even though Haslam didn't support Trump before the election.

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Donald Trump’s win in Tennessee was never in doubt. But even some of his supporters were cautious about his chances to take the White House. Now, they’re seriously considering what they want to see from the Trump presidency.

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Gov. Bill Haslam says he's confident the Tennessee Republican Party can heal the rifts that have emerged over Donald Trump.

Some lower-level party officials have condemned the governor for distancing himself from the GOP nominee.

Haslam broke with Trump amid the furor over a video that showed him bragging about groping women. The governor urged Trump to get out of the race and let his running mate take over.

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For Trump, it's a wine reception. For Clinton, it's a blue cocktail party.

As early voting begins today in Tennessee, women on both sides of the political aisle are hosting social gatherings to drum up enthusiasm for their candidates of choice, even as both presidential campaigns see the state as a sure win for Donald Trump.

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The 11-year-old video released Friday that caught Donald Trump on a hot mic has finally prompted Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to weigh in on the presidential contest. 

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For hardcore fans of politics, Monday night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was can't miss TV.

And for many of those people in Nashville, that meant a watch party.

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Congressman Marsha Blackburn described Donald Trump as a leader who would unify the nation, in her primetime address Thursday night to the Republican National Convention, and she said the doubters need look no farther than Trump's record as a businessman.

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If there is one politician who's made a career out of railing against Washington, it's U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

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Senator Bob Corker says he no longer wants to be considered for the job of vice president.


The Tennessee Republican told the Washington Post Wednesday that he was withdrawing from the vice presidential race because he doesn't think he'd be right for the position.