Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the party’s Senate leader and his […]

McConnell seeks to push impeachment trial to February

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by a week or more to give the former president time to review the case. House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riots have signaled they want […]

Republican leaders acknowledge Biden’s victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a month after the election, top Republicans finally acknowledged Joe Biden as the next U.S. president on Tuesday, a collapse in GOP resistance to the millions of voters who decisively chose the Democrat. Foreign leaders joined the parade, too, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Speaking from the floor of the U.S. […]

GOP lets President Trump fight election for weeks despite Biden’s win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday there’s “no reason for alarm” as President Donald Trump, backed by Republicans in Congress, mounts legal challenges to Joe Biden’s electoral outcome  — a process that could now push into December. Republicans signaled they are willing to let President Trump spin out his election lawsuits […]

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., […]

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