Republican senators push for Biden to receive intelligence

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump refuses to allow President-elect Joe Biden to receive intelligence briefings — even those he was getting during the campaign — an increasing number of Trump’s allies are calling for Biden to have access to the information. “I just don’t know of any justification for withholding the briefing,” Texas […]

Fierce citizen-advocate George Hyde successfully pushes overwhelming censure of Brady, other Texas GOP Congressman who voted for Omnibus Spending Bill

Fierce citizen-advocate George Hyde successfully pushes overwhelming censure of Brady, other Texas GOP Congressman who voted for Omnibus Spending Bill

Image: Citizen-advocate George Hyde from Benders Landing in south Montgomery County was the delegate who successfully pushed through a resolution censuring United States Congressman Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands), United States Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), and all of the Texas Congressional delegation members who voted for H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. After some […]

GOP ready to try pushing new health bill through Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s ready to unwrap his latest bill repealing much of President Barack Obama’s health care law. Another top Republican says the measure will likely keep a pair of tax hikes on wealthier Americans that Obama’s statute imposed to help finance its expanded coverage. McConnell, R-Ky., said […]

Senate GOP leaders hope for health care vote next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders are hoping to stage a climactic vote on their health care bill next week, though internal rifts over divisive issues like coverage requirements and Medicaid cuts leave the timing and even the measure’s fate in question. “We need to start voting” on the GOP bill scuttling much of President Barack […]

Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job

HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging the president to steer clear of appointing any politicians. The advice came Sunday amid more criticism over Trump’s dismissal of Comey during an FBI probe of Russia’s meddling with last year’s election […]

Word of Trump pick for FBI director could come within days

SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a week after President Donald Trump fired James Comey, the administration has interviewed at least eight candidates to be FBI director and Trump has said a decision could come within days. Trump, who is scheduled to leave Friday on his first overseas […]

4 candidates to be FBI director are in line for interviews

SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Four candidates to be FBI director are in line for the first interviews with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, at Justice Department headquarters. The Trump administration is looking to fill the job after President Donald Trump fired Director James Comey this week. Among those […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUDGE CRAIG DOYAL, PRECINCT 1 COMMISSIONER MIKE MEADOR, AND COUNTY AUDITOR PHYLLIS MARTIN

March 3, 2017 Honorable Craig Doyal, County Judge Honorable Mike Meador, Precinct 1 Commissioner Honorable Phyllis Martin, County Auditor Dear Judge Doyal, Commissioner Meador, and Ms. Martin, Senator Phil Gramm predicted in 1996 during a speech in College Station that the United States would suffer a fiscal collapse if government spending increased at its 1990s […]

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. […]