McConnell warns White House against COVID relief deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday told fellow Republicans that he has warned the White House not to divide Republicans by sealing a lopsided pre-election COVID-19 relief deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — even as he publicly said he’d slate any such agreement for a vote. McConnell made his remarks […]

Virus talks on brink of collapse, sides still ‘far apart’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money are teetering on the brink of collapse after a marathon meeting in the Capitol Thursday night generated a wave of recriminations but little progress on the top issues confronting negotiators. “There’s a handful of very big issues that we are still very far apart” on, […]

White House, Democrats at odds on virus aid but talking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment assistance, eviction protections and other relief for millions of Americans are at stake as White House officials launched negotiations late Monday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer on a new coronavirus aid package that’s teetering in Congress ahead of looming deadlines. While Senate Republicans struggled to […]

GOP splits as virus aid package could swell past $1 trillion

GOP splits as virus aid package could swell past $1 trillion

Image: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House […]

Senate votes to renew federal surveillance powers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation that would extend a set of expired federal surveillance tools designed to help law enforcement officials track suspected terrorists and spies, moving one step closer to reviving them. The legislation passed the Senate 80-16 on Thursday. The bill is a bipartisan compromise that has the support of […]

Senate passes $450 Billion Small Business, Hospital stimulus package, as Montgomery County suffers 286 Chinese Coronavirus cases, with 124 recoveries

Senate passes $450 Billion Small Business, Hospital stimulus package, as Montgomery County suffers 286 Chinese Coronavirus cases, with 124 recoveries

Image: President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington, as Adm. Karl Leo Schultz, commandant of the Coast Guard, national security adviser Robert O’Brien and Attorney General William Barr listen. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, Pamplona (Spain), Washington, D.C., […]

Montgomery County has 282 active Chinese Coronavirus cases, 104 recoveries, while Congressional talks on second stimulus package for small businesses, hospitals drag

Montgomery County has 282 active Chinese Coronavirus cases, 104 recoveries, while Congressional talks on second stimulus package for small businesses, hospitals drag

Image: President Donald Trump holds up a news article as speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, Austin, and Washington, D.C., April 21 – With 282 active cases of Chinese Coronavirus and […]

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, […]

Impeachment standoff deepens, testing McConnell and Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The standoff over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial deepened Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there will be “no haggling” with democrats as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demands for more details and witnesses. McConnell’s Senate majority has the leverage Republicans need to launch Trump’s trial toward swift acquittal of the […]

McConnell gives Senate GOP lesson on impeachment trial rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans got a civics lesson Wednesday on their roles in an impeachment trial. Rule No. 1: No talking in class. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led the lesson Wednesday as the chamber’s top Republican and as one of a handful of Republicans remaining in the Senate from the 1999 impeachment trial […]

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