The 2018 Commissioners Court elections appear likely to make Noack an even lonelier “reformer”

Conroe, May 5 – It’s still 10 months off from the Republican Primary Election. Nevertheless, one of the most frequent comments The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, receives from readers is that they are hopeful that after the 2018 elections, the County Commissioners Court will change its makeup. Just for fun, it’s time […]

Political leader Betty Anderson writes letter to Board of Pardons and Paroles asking for Heath’s release

Publisher’s Note: Longtime political leader and activist Betty Anderson shared her letter to the Board of Pardons and Paroles with The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, this afternoon. Anderson has provided an excellent summary of the situation involving Montgomery County’s longtime resident Adrian Heath, who just transferred to the Texas Department of Criminal […]

Kansas outcome a warning to GOP as Georgia contest nears

ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans pulled out a victory in Kansas in the first of four U.S. House special elections to replace GOP congressmen named to top jobs in President Donald Trump’s administration, but the next contest for a seat in Georgia could be tougher to hold. The margin of victory […]

US ambassador: No question Russia meddled in election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there’s no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and that the actions of the Kremlin will be addressed after the investigations are completed. “We don’t want any country involved in our elections, ever,” Nikki Haley said in an interview aired Sunday […]

Trump aide urges defeat of Michigan member of Freedom Caucus

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A top adviser to President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the defeat of a Michigan congressman and member of a conservative group of U.S. House lawmakers who derailed the White House on legislation to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law. Government ethics lawyers said the tweet […]

US House race offers insight into shifting Democratic Party

MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crowded campaign for an open congressional seat in a strongly Democratic district in Southern California could provide a hint about the direction of the party in the age of Donald Trump. The race among nearly two dozen candidates for the vacant House seat in a […]

Long before new hacks, US worried by Russian spying efforts 

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Years before Russian intelligence agencies stood accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential election and of orchestrating a massive Yahoo data breach, there was lingerie model Anna Chapman and her band of “Illegals” — Russian spies who assumed false identities and lived as deep-cover agents in middle-class America. […]

“March 4 Trump” draws huge crowds across America

The Associated Press Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, March – From Colorado’s state Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for President Trump on Saturday, waving “Deplorables for Trump” signs and even carrying a life-size cutout of the president. Chelsea Thomas, an accountant from Thornton, Colorado, […]

Supporters gather for ‘March 4 Trump’ rallies around US 

NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters of President Donald Trump are convening near Trump Tower, the Washington Monument and several other places around the country in marches to show their pride in his presidency. Saturday’s “March 4 Trump” demonstrations are also intended to show unity in the face of what organizers call “a seditious fringe” aiming […]

Winfrey rethinks a run after Trump win 

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says President Donald Trump’s victory has her rethinking whether she could be elected to the White House. Winfrey, a Hillary Clinton supporter, spoke with financier David Rubenstein in December for an interview for his Bloomberg Television show, which premiered this week. Winfrey says before Trump’s election she thought that she didn’t have […]