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 […]

Republican wins House seat in heavily Democratic California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Garcia grew up a single-minded kid from Southern California: He just wanted to fly fighter jets. His decision to enter national politics wouldn’t come until decades later, after he had seen one California election too many. A career as a Navy aviator would lead to a decade in the defense […]

BREAKING NEWS! U.S. House passes H. Res 911, the $2.2 trillion Chinese coronavirus relief package, largest spending bill in history

BREAKING NEWS! U.S. House passes H. Res 911, the $2.2 trillion Chinese coronavirus relief package, largest spending bill in history

Image: United States Congressman Kevin Brady, Republican of The Woodlands, served as the Republican Floor Manager for the $2.2 trillion Chinese coronavirus relief package, which passed the United States House of Representatives on Friday morning, March 27, 2020. BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Washington, D.C., March 27 – The United States House of […]

Pelosi sets Wednesday votes to send impeachment to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is set to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, and pressure was mounting Tuesday on senators to call fresh witnesses for the historic trial. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the next steps after meeting privately with House democrats at the Capitol, […]

House approves measure to restrain Trump’s actions on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reigniting a debate over who has the power to declare war, the democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. The war powers resolution is not binding on the president and would not require his […]

Sharply divided House approves Dems’ impeachment rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber’s first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they’ll follow as weeks of closed-door interviews with witnesses evolve into […]

White House blasts House impeachment resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House blasted a House resolution to formalize the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham says in a sternly worded statement that the measure confirms that the impeachment probe “has been an illegitimate sham from the start.” The resolution is scheduled to be voted on Thursday. The […]

Blackjack, Hearts, The House, and Conroe ISD

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Whether this analogy is fact or fiction doesn’t really matter. What does matter, however, is the wrongheaded philosophy of the Conroe Independent School District (CISD), whose administration seems to operate without the fetters of any Board or citizen oversight. Let’s set the scenario The Gambler Since I was 17, I’ve […]

Mueller to testify publicly before House committees July 17

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced Tuesday. Mueller’s unusual back-to-back testimony in front of the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees is likely to be the most highly anticipated […]

Texas House Ratings: 86th Legislative Session, 10 Major Votes; Representatives Toth, Stickland receive highest ratings

Texas House Ratings: 86th Legislative Session, 10 Major Votes; Representatives Toth, Stickland receive highest ratings

Image: Left to right, “Perfect 10” scorer State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, who received a fantastic “9” score, and conservative activist Paul Edwards, who inspires Toth, Creighton, and all of us. Austin, May 28 – Among the ten most significant votes in the 86th Texas Legislative […]