Barrett vows fair approach as justice, Democrats skeptical

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett presented her approach to the law as conservative and fair on Monday at the start of fast-tracked confirmation hearings, while angry Democrats, powerless to stop her, cast her as a threat to Americans’ health care coverage during the coronavirus pandemic. With her husband and six of their seven […]

Democrats in conservative SC now see opportunity for gains

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There’s an unusual feeling emerging among Democrats in South Carolina: energy. The party can be almost an afterthought in this deeply conservative state where Republicans control the governor’s office, both chambers of the Legislature and all but two seats in the congressional delegation. It’s been nearly 15 years since a Democrat […]

Graham resolution condemns ‘closed’ House impeachment probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Senate ally of President Donald Trump introduced a resolution Thursday condemning the Democratic-run House for pursuing an “illegitimate impeachment inquiry” and demanding that Republicans be given more chances to question witnesses. The nonbinding resolution announced by GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina gives Senate Republicans a chance to show […]

Hard work and a giant heart, Betty Graham’s passing we should all mourn

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Montgomery County lost a wonderful friend, leader, and example of a hard worker when Betty Graham passed into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Graham passed away in her home. Graham was the Assistant County Treasurer who served under the management and leadership of Martha Gustavsen. When […]

Graham says Trump slowing down planned withdrawal from Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday. “I think we’re in a pause situation,” the South Carolina Republican said outside the White House after lunch with the president. Trump announced earlier this month that he was ordering the […]

AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting on Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting. The meeting with Graham and Whitaker comes as a bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation to protect Mueller’s job. The […]

Bank robber sentenced to 60 years in prison

Conroe, November 5 – On November 2, 2017, in the 359th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas, a jury found Montie Eugene Graham, Jr. (age 36, of Willis Texas,) guilty of Aggravated Robbery. On November 3, District Judge Kathleen Hamilton sentenced him to Life in prison. Graham’s trial began Monday, October 30, 2017. Aggravated Robbery is […]

Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal “Obamacare” would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. Independent analysts say the latest Senate Republican bill is likely to leave more people uninsured than the […]

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 […]

GOP under pressure as Senate weighs vote on drilling rule

MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans from energy-producing states are under pressure as the Senate weighs whether to overturn an Obama-era regulation to restrict harmful methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells on public land. A coalition of groups with ties to the fossil-fuel industry and the conservative Koch Brothers have waged […]