About Bartholomew Sullivan
BiographyBartholomew Sullivan came to The Commercial Appeal in October 1992 and was the Mid-South regional reporter for 11 years before becoming the newspaper's Washington correspondent in March 2004. Before coming to Memphis, Sullivan was at The Palm Beach Post in Florida. A native of St. Louis, Mo., and a graduate of Santa Clara University, in California, he is married and has two children.
- Washington correspondent
11/18/2008 - current
Bills sponsored by Cohen, Warren would halt pre-employment credit checks
Published 12/24/2013 at 4:49 p.m.
Getting a new job in the wake of the financial crisis that ruined so many people’s credit ratings will not require submitting to a credit check if bills sponsored by Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren become ...
Computer drive with child porn confiscated from home of Lamar Alexander's fired chief of staff
Updated 12/12/2013 at 6:28 p.m.
A portable hard drive confiscated during a raid on the home of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s fired chief of staff contained hundreds of videos depicting underage girls and boys engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to court records filed Thursday.
Memphis Congressman joins fast for immigration reform
Published 12/05/2013 at 11:22 a.m.
Congressman Steve Cohen plans to fast on Friday in solidarity with 12 million undocumented immigrants, but before he does, he’s celebrating the end of Hanukkah at the White House.
FedEx independent contractor claim is disputed in Missouri cases
Updated 12/04/2013 at 5:16 p.m.
A federal judge in St. Louis has denied a request by FedEx Corp. to reconsider his September ruling permitting a group of former FedEx Ground Package System drivers to seek damages based on the company’s misrepresentation that they were independent ...
Farm Bill may move in an otherwise unproductive year
Updated 12/04/2013 at 12:06 a.m.
Although the Senate is in recess this week, Mississippi’s Thad Cochran is returning to Washington for a meeting Wednesday on the Farm Bill which appears on track to be one of the few legislative accomplishments in a deadlocked Congressional year.
Lipman's prospects even better after Senate takes "nuclear option"
Published 11/27/2013 at 9:32 p.m.
Always good, Sheryl Lipman’s prospects for an easy confirmation to be the next federal judge in West Tennessee got better when the Senate voted recently to do away with the filibuster for most judicial and executive branch nominees.
Fincher bill would streamline IPO process
Published 11/22/2013 at 4:28 p.m.
A bill that would further streamline and, in certain cases, shorten the initial public offering process for emerging growth companies was introduced Friday by U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher.
Memphis artist designed congressional medals for code talkers
Published 11/19/2013 at 4:52 p.m.
Memphis artist designed Congressional medals for Code Talkers
Supreme Court to review police chase into Memphis
Published 11/15/2013 at 6:04 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a July 2004 case involving a chase into Memphis by West Memphis police officers in which the fleeing car’s occupants were killed by police gunfire.
Cohen: Delta-Northwest merger "nothing short of disaster for Memphis"
Published 11/15/2013 at 2:50 p.m.
Remarking on this week’s U.S. Justice Department settlement of a U.S. Air-American Airline merger plan, Congressman Steve Cohen told the head of the department’s antitrust division that a similar agreement between Delta and Northwest “has been nothing short of disaster ...
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