In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not about to blink. The Democratic leader has been here before, negotiating a deal with the White House to save the U.S. economy, and lessons from the Great Recession are now punctuating the coronavirus talks. With Republicans again balking at big government bailouts, Democratic leaders believe they have the leverage, […]

President Trump, coaches push for college football as cracks emerge

Washington, D.C. (AP), August 11 – President Donald Trump joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches Monday in the push to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown. There was speculation that two of the five most powerful conferences — the Big Ten and the Pac-12 — might call off their […]

No parties, no trips: Colleges set COVID-19 rules for fall

New Orleans (AP), August 10 – As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are requiring promises from students to help contain the coronavirus — no keg parties, no long road trips and no outside guests on campus. No kidding. Administrators warn that failure to wear masks, practice […]

Editorial: Governor Abbott most surely extending government-caused disaster

Kelli Ann Cox, Publisher, The Golden Hammer On Saturday, August 8, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott extended the Chinese Coronavirus disaster, by proclamation. He may have wanted us to believe that the disaster consists of a virus threat. Instead, the real disaster is government’s overreach during the political panic, which has destroyed Texas families, mangled Texas […]

AG Paxton issues opinion, at request of Senator Creighton, that local officials can’t supersede Texas laws during disaster

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Conroe, August 7 – In response to a request for an opinion from State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion today clarifying that local government officials may not supersede Texas statutes during times of declared disaster. It’s a […]

Why’d we shut down?! Chinese Coronavirus cases remain low with tiny fatality rate in Montgomery County, while federal stimulus package stalls, as Sturgis bike rally draws huge crowd

Why’d we shut down?! Chinese Coronavirus cases remain low with tiny fatality rate in Montgomery County, while federal stimulus package stalls, as Sturgis bike rally draws huge crowd

Image: Thousands of bikers rode through the streets for the opening day of the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle rally Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Sturgis, S.D. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves) The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, Washington, D.C., Sturgis, S.D., August 7 – The total number of active cases of Chinese Coronavirus in Montgomery County is […]

BREAKING NEWS! Trump administration, Governor Abbott announce opening of additional Chinese Coronavirus test sites in Harris County

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has established four temporary COVID-19 surge testing sites in Harris County. Two testing sites in Houston and Pasadena began operations yesterday, and two testing sites in Houston and Kingwood will begin operations on Monday, August 10th. Each location […]

Virus talks on brink of collapse, sides still ‘far apart’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money are teetering on the brink of collapse after a marathon meeting in the Capitol Thursday night generated a wave of recriminations but little progress on the top issues confronting negotiators. “There’s a handful of very big issues that we are still very far apart” on, […]

State of Texas sues La Porte’s Clinica Hispana for fraudulent COVID testing, failing to secure personal information

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit in the 164th District Court of Harris County against Clinica Hispana in La Porte, Texas, which has both misrepresented the character of its COVID-19 testing and failed to secure patients’ sensitive personal information. Clinica Hispana claims its tests can diagnose an active infection, but the […]

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