House GOP eyes budget passage that is key to tax debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are focused on cutting taxes instead of deficits as they look to power a $4.1 billion budget plan through the House on Thursday. The 2018 House GOP budget promises deep cuts to social programs and Cabinet agency budgets but its chief purpose is to set the stage for action later this […]

Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans’ stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law. But what’s next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and Democrats in Congress can work together, and bring along an often unpredictable President Donald Trump, political conflict over health care […]

Montgomery County Citizens give Trump an A and Congress an F at Texas Patriots PAC meeting (Part 2 of 2)

Montgomery County Citizens give Trump an A and Congress an F at Texas Patriots PAC meeting (Part 2 of 2)

Image: State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, speaking at the Tuesday, September 19, 2017, meeting of the Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC, said, “It’s good to be out of Austin.” The Woodlands, September 21 – After Mark Keough, State Representative and reform candidate for Montgomery County Judge, spoke about government accountability to the packed […]

The Republican Party is an institutional failure

Washington, Austin, and Conroe, August 11 – The Republican Party is an institutional failure. It’s tragic, because for 157 years the Grand Old Party has been the greatest political hope for citizens of the United States. Where the Party is now Strangely, the Republican Party’s success defines its failure. Just look at where the Party […]

Money dominates Georgia Congressional race, finally heads to voters

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The most expensive House race in U.S. history heads to voters Tuesday in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Either Republican Karen Handel will claim a seat that’s been in her party’s hands since 1979 or Democrat Jon Ossoff will manage an upset that will rattle Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm […]

A look at the winners and losers in the $1.1T spending bill

MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired miners, college students and Planned Parenthood are winners in the $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled on Monday. Losers are the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, efforts to store nuclear waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain and President Donald Trump, who had many of his recommendations rejected by Republican […]

Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda 

ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump’s presidency. First, the president will have his say, in his maiden speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. […]