Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying district

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom over concerns about COVID-19, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said that refusing to return when ordered would amount to an illegal strike. Chicago Public Schools, which is the nation’s […]

Biden unveiling $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is unveiling a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout and providing financial help to individuals, states and local governments and businesses struggling with the prolonged economic fallout. Called the “American Rescue Plan,” the legislative proposal would meet […]

County’s emergency management plan reveals Keough had no authority to issue lockdown orders

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 6 – Nothing in Montgomery County’s Emergency Management Plan authorized County Judge Mark Keough to: Order closure of churches; Order closure of all businesses in Montgomery County, other than those he deemed “essential”; Protect liquor stores from closure; Protect car dealerships from closure; Order a curfew; Order individuals […]

1st reported US case of COVID-19 variant found in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert […]

As South Africa’s virus spikes, president bans liquor sales

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa reimposed a ban on alcohol sales and ordered the closure of all bars Monday as part of new restrictions to help the country battle a resurgence of the coronavirus, including a new variant. Ramaphosa also announced the closure of all beaches and public swimming pools in the […]

House approves President Trump’s $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the outcome is uncertain. Democrats led passage, 275-134, their majority favoring additional assistance. They had settled for smaller $600 payments in a compromise with […]

President Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals. It also averts a government shutdown. Trump announced the signing in a statement Sunday night. The massive bill includes $1.4 trillion to fund government agencies through September and contains […]

Hardman, Paul skewer Congressman Brady, entire Congress for voting for $900 billion stimulus package

Publisher’s Note: Harry Hardman is the President of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, a successful businessman, and popular conservative leader. Hardman kindly provided his response to The Golden Hammer for publication this afternoon. Congressman Ron Paul sent out his missive earlier today as well. Paul’s message contains an excellent summary of some of the problems […]

House passes $900 billion COVID relief, catchall measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Lawmakers tacked on a $1.4 trillion catchall spending bill and thousands of pages of other […]

1 2 3 22