Justice Dept. won’t budge on terms of intelligence law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is unwilling to compromise with lawmakers demanding changes to the soon-to-expire foreign intelligence collection program, the Justice Department’s No. 2 official said Friday, generating further uncertainty about the future of the law intelligence agencies see as vital in helping track foreign spies, terrorists, weapons traffickers and cyber criminals. Congress […]

What Romans 13 in our Post-Enlightenment Society tells us about Montgomery County government salaries (Part 2 of 3)

Image: Artist’s rendering of the Apostle Paul of Tarsus, the author of the epistles to the Romans. Conroe, September 23 – Montgomery County government salaries are completely out-of-control. If there’s anything that symbolizes the terribly poor and reckless job the County Commissioners Court has done in regulating government spending, it’s their own salaries as well […]

United States Senator Rand Paul’s Statement Why He Opposes the Graham/Cassidy “ObamaCare Lite” Bill

Washington, D.C., September 22 – United States Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, issued a full statement explaining why he opposes the Graham/Cassidy “ObamaCare Lite” repeal proposal. Paul released his statement on September 20. Arizona Republican Senator John McCain announced his opposition to the proposed legislation today. United States Senator Rand Paul’s Statement: “No one […]

County Judge Candidate Mark Keough’s 2 Simple Rules for Selecting Elected Leaders: (1) if they don’t have private business experience, they should get some before living off the public dole, (2) they must acknowledge they are servants over and above any authority they may have.

 Conroe, September 3 – Tropical Storm Harvey revealed the regularly amazing work of some local elected officials, such as Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, who contrast with others who seem to be in hiding only to appear when there’s a photo opportunity available. State Representative Mark Keough, who is running for Montgomery County Judge […]

McConnell delays vote on health care after McCain surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday he will delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Sen. John McCain’s announced absence following surgery left Republicans short of votes on their marquee legislation. McConnell’s announcement amounted to another setback for GOP efforts, promoted by President Donald Trump, to repeal and replace […]

Trump on charm offensive with former rivals 

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending months rehashing the brutal GOP primary campaign and bragging about his victory, President Donald Trump has quietly launched a charm offensive, reaching out to former rivals whose help he now needs. The latest on his list: Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who has said he has […]