Cuomo sexual harassment allegations leave Democrats grappling with response

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats across the country celebrated New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the face of governing competence as President Donald Trump fumbled his administration’s response to the exploding pandemic last year. Now, the Democratic governor is struggling through a sexual harassment scandal that’s testing the limits of his party’s support as Democrats […]

Democrats gaining Senate control as new members take oath

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president’s agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges. Vice President Kamala Harris drew applause as she entered the chamber to deliver […]

Democrats to boycott Barrett vote at Senate Judiciary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are set to boycott voting on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but there is little they can do to prevent Republicans from rushing to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick before Election Day. Democrats on the panel are refusing to participate in the […]

Barrett unscathed by tough Democratic confirmation probing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett batted back Democrats’ skeptical questions on abortion, health care and a possible disputed election in a lively Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, insisting she would bring no personal agenda to the court but would decide cases “as they come.” The 48-year-old appellate court judge declared her conservative views with […]

Texas AG Paxton obtains 5th Circuit Court of Appeals stay in Democrats’ latest attempt to whittle at mail-in balloting security

Texas AG Paxton obtains 5th Circuit Court of Appeals stay in Democrats’ latest attempt to whittle at mail-in balloting security

Image: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports New Orleans and Austin, October 12 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans granted an emergency temporary stay to halt a United State District Court’s order that purported to override Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s proclamation regarding mail-in […]

Virus bill blocked in Senate as prospects dim for new relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats scuttled a scaled-back GOP coronavirus rescue package on Thursday as the parties argued to a standstill over the size and scope of the aid, likely ending hopes for coronavirus relief before the November election. The mostly party-line vote capped weeks of wrangling that gave way to election-season political combat and […]

Republican, Democrat parties reveal stark differences during September 8 Montgomery County Budget meeting

The Golden Hammer Staff Report Conroe, September 10 – During the public hearing at the beginning of the September 8, 2020, special FY 2021 Budget meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, two individuals appeared as the official representatives of the Montgomery County Republican Party and the Montgomery County Democratic Party. The contrasts in the […]

President Trump says Democrats’ convention was ‘gloomiest’ in history

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to put a more positive light on his presidency Friday after four days of bashing at the Democratic National Convention, saying that where Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sees “American darkness,” he sees “American greatness.” Trump was anxious for his turn in the spotlight after the four-day […]

4 Big Tech CEOs take congressional heat on competition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off accusations of stifling competition, four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are answering for their companies’ practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigation of market dominance in the industry. The powerful CEOs sought to […]

Pelosi unveils $3T virus bill, warns inaction costs more

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, a sweeping effort with $1 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals. The House is expected to vote on the package as soon as Friday. But […]

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