With an inflatable Trump chicken taking roost outside White House, many Montgomery County residents are wondering whether a giant inflatable Godzilla should appear astride the Sadler Adminstration Building to protest County government spending

With an inflatable Trump chicken taking roost outside White House, many Montgomery County residents are wondering whether a giant inflatable Godzilla should appear astride the Sadler Adminstration Building to protest County government spending

Image: This image from video, shows a inflatable chicken on the Ellipse, just south of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. The giant inflatable chicken bearing the unmistakable hairstyle of the commander in chief transfixed tourists and television cameras in the nation’s capital. (AP Photo) CONROE and WASHINGTON (The Golden Hammer, AP) — President […]

GOP insurgents claim Trump mantle, spell trouble for party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurgent Republican primary candidates are trying to lay claim to President Donald Trump’s mantle — and knock out the establishment’s choices — as the GOP tries to defend a slim majority in the Senate and win races elsewhere.In Nevada, endangered GOP incumbent Sen. Dean Heller drew a challenge Tuesday from businessman Danny […]

Trump advisers at odds over president’s foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The direction of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is at the center of a battle between two of his top aides. Conservative groups are targeting national security adviser H.R. McMaster. They argue that he’s insufficiently supportive of Israel and not tough enough on Iran. Those critics along with a website tied to […]

Trump: My base is stronger than ever, despite 2020 rumblings

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is insisting his support is stronger than ever, despite a report that some Republicans are weighing a 2020 presidential run without him. In a flurry of early morning tweets Monday, Trump says “the Trump base far bigger & stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling).” […]

Sessions vows crackdown on leaks of classified information

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump. The nation’s top law enforcement official cited no current investigations in which disclosures of information had jeopardized the […]

Mueller turns to DC grand jury in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe says. The use of a grand jury, a standard prosecution tool in criminal investigations, suggests that Mueller and his team of […]

Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a “seriously flawed” package of sanctions against Russia, bowing for the moment to resistance from both parties to his push for warmer ties with Moscow. Trump signed the most significant piece of legislation of his presidency Wednesday with no public […]

Trump’s fundraising prowess keeps Republican Party close

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are bucking President Donald Trump’s calls to revive the health care debate. And Trump just ousted his only top White House aide with deep links to the Republican Party. But the president and his party won’t be calling it quits any time soon. They remain tightly linked by a force […]

US VP Mike Pence: Balkans future is ‘in the West’

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday the future of the Balkans belongs in the West, reaffirming U.S. commitment to the still-tense European region amid strong Russian pressure to assert its historical influence there. Pence was speaking in Montenegro — a small Balkan country that joined NATO this year despite Moscow’s anger. […]

Stocks gain as investors assess economic data, earnings

HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets advanced Tuesday as investors studied a fresh round of corporate earnings reports and data releases for signs the global economy is on the right track. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.6 percent to 7,413 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.5 percent to 5,118. Germany’s DAX also rose […]