Pierre ‘Pete’ du Pont IV dies; ran for president in 1988

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Among the moneyed du Ponts, who preferred the privacy of their elegant homes and the offices and plants of the chemical company that bore their name, Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV was a bit of a rebel. Du Pont, who died Saturday at age 86 after a long illness, according […]

Ag Commissioner Miller appears as likely conservative challenger to flailing Governor Abbott in 2022 GOP Primary

Ag Commissioner Miller appears as likely conservative challenger to flailing Governor Abbott in 2022 GOP Primary

Image: Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller would be a serious conservative alternative to the public-opinion-poll driven wish-washy politics of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, if Miller were to challenge Abbott in the 2022 Republican Primary Election. He’s shown in his personal office at his ranch in Stephenville. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Stephenville, April […]

Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo accuser speaks with investigators for 4 hours

New York (AP), March 16 –  As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tried to return to the business of governing Monday, one of his sexual harassment accusers met via Zoom for more than four hours with investigators working for the state attorney general’s office. During the interview, Charlotte Bennett revealed new details about Cuomo’s behavior […]

Resignation demands grow as police get Cuomo groping report

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s grip on power appeared increasingly threatened Thursday as a majority of state legislators called for his resignation and police in the state capital said they stood ready to investigate a groping allegation. The firestorm around the Democrat grew a day after the Times Union of Albany […]

Democrat Cuomo defiant as top New York lawmakers call on him to quit

NEW YORK (AP) — The two top Democrats in New York’s legislature withdrew their support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment and undercounting COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins became the first senior Democrat in the state to say the three-term governor should resign. Assembly […]

Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said he intends to remain in office in the face of sexual harassment allegations that have weakened his support and led to calls for his resignation. The Democratic governor, speaking somberly in his first public appearance since three women accused him of inappropriate touching […]

Former aide says Democrat Governor Cuomo kissed her, suggested strip poker

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former member of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration who previously accused him of sexual harassment offered new details Wednesday, saying he once kissed her on the lips without consent. Lindsey Boylan said that during her more than three years in the Democrat’s administration, Cuomo “would go out of his way to […]

Wisconsin governor issues new mask mandate after GOP repeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a new statewide mask order on Thursday, an hour after the Republican-controlled Legislature voted to repeal his previous mandate saying he didn’t have authority to make such a decree. Evers and the Legislature have been at odds throughout the pandemic but the latest moves created an […]

Representative Toth Files HJR 42 to Limit the Governor’s Disaster Act Powers

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands, December 10 — Wednesday afternoon Representative Steve Toth (Republican, The Woodlands) announced the pre-filing of his constitutional amendment to require a special session of the Texas Legislature to determine if a governor can extend a state of emergency past 30 days. “HJR 42 restores the balance of power […]

Democrats hold on to Louisiana governor’s seat despite Trump

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has stunned Republicans again, narrowly winning a second term Saturday as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and handing Donald Trump another gubernatorial loss this year. In the heart of Trump country, the moderate Edwards cobbled together enough cross-party support with his focus on bipartisan, […]