Sears, Kmart join other retailers in dropping Trump-branded items – Washington Post

Washington Post Sears, Kmart join other retailers in dropping Trump-branded itemsWashington PostThe list of companies dropping products that carry the Trump name grew this weekend, with two major U.S. retailers announcing that they're no longer selling Trump Home items online. Reuters reported Saturday that Sears Holdings and subsidiary Kmart …Scott Baio to Nordstrom: 'Never Again'The […]

Rep. John Zerwas to head Texas House Appropriations Committee – Texas Tribune

Houston Public Media Rep. John Zerwas to head Texas House Appropriations CommitteeTexas TribuneEight Texas House members will chair committees for the first time in the 85th Texas Legislature, while 11 returning chairs are now leading new committees. Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced the committee chairs Thursday. Among the new …Texas Legislature Names House Committee MembersHouston […]

GOP must decide what to do with health law taxes 

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. But as they push their wobbly effort to erase his health care overhaul, they’re divided over whether to repeal the levies the law imposed to finance its expanded coverage for millions of Americans. […]

Senate nears confirmation of Trump’s pick to head Treasury 

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary despite complaints by Democrats that Steven Mnuchin failed to protect thousands of homeowners from unnecessary foreclosures when he headed OneWest Bank. Votes on Trump’s Cabinet picks have exposed deep partisan divisions in the Republican-controlled Senate, […]

Trudeau visits Trump in crucial meeting for Canada, Trump becomes great international leader whether liberal media admits or not 

ROB GILLIES, Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will participate in a roundtable discussion about women in the work force Monday, an early sign of cooperation as Trudeau seeks to have good relations so Canada is not targeted in trade talks. In his first face-to-face […]

C’mon, Kids, Let’s Avoid the Clear Code of Ethics Violation 3 Weeks Into the New County Ethics Code!

Conroe, February 13 – On Tuesday, the members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court are set to violate the Code of Ethics only three weeks into its existence. Pretending to be the Montgomery County Toll Road Authority (MCTRA), which borrows millions and millions of dollars from the County to fund Doyal’s and Riley’s pet Tx-249 […]

County Judge Doyal Contradicts Halff’s Engineer James Baker, Catches Lie About Tx-249 Extension; Pretend-Toll Road Authority to Meet During Commissioners Court on Valentine’s Day

Conroe, February 13 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s statements in an 2008 “profile” contradict Halff Associates, Inc.’s engineer James Baker’s comments about whether the Tx-249 $100 million “Decimation of Hope Highway” extension project would proceed if Montgomery County chose not to foot the bill. ProfilesHouston published the propaganda piece in Spring 2008 to argue […]

Georgette Whatley, Community and Business Leader, MCHD Board Member, Educator to All: The Interview

Georgette Whatley, Community and Business Leader, MCHD Board Member, Educator to All: The Interview

The Golden Hammer sat down with Georgette Whatley, a business lady, Hospital District Board of Directors member, and longtime educator. Whatley is everywhere in business, community involvement, and political events. She’s a sweet lady, keenly intelligent, and a lot of fun. She’s someone who has stood for her beliefs for a long time. The Golden […]

Some Respectful Suggestions for County Attorney J.D. Lambright 

When J.D. Lambright ran for County Attorney in 2012 and for re-election in 2016, he argued for good government, for open government, and for a government of the people. Lambright made clear that he wanted to work for the citizens and that he stood for reform of the County government. That’s why the local Tea […]

NSC Advisor Mike Flynn’s Position Grows Tenuous at the White House, WSJ

The White House is reviewing whether to retain National Security Adviser Mike Flynn amid a furor over his contacts with Russian officials before President Donald Trump took office, an administration official said Sunday. Mr. Flynn has apologized to White House colleagues over the episode, which has created a rift with Vice President Mike Pence and […]