President Trump, coaches push for college football as cracks emerge

Washington, D.C. (AP), August 11 – President Donald Trump joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches Monday in the push to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown. There was speculation that two of the five most powerful conferences — the Big Ten and the Pac-12 — might call off their […]

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, […]

President Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered an unspecified ban on “transactions” with the Chinese owners of the consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S. The twin executive orders — one for each app — take […]

No hoopla: Virus upends President Trump, Biden convention plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the last minute, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, are searching for places to impressively yet safely accept their parties’ presidential nominations as the spread of the coronavirus adds fresh uncertainty to the campaign for the White House. Trump said Wednesday he’s considering giving his Aug. 27 acceptance […]

President Trump signs Great Outdoors Act: $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday that will devote nearly $3 billion a year to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands following its overwhelming approval by both parties in Congress. “There hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect,” Trump said, seemingly comparing […]

Neil Young – one of the worst singers ever – sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young, one of the worst singers ever to pretend to be a professional musician, sued President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign Tuesday for copyright infringement, saying he doesn’t want his music used as a theme song for a “divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate.” The Grammy-award winning Canadian-born musician filed […]

Newly-elected State Republican Executive Committeeman Breaux wows packed audience at Tea Party gathering with unity talk

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 4 – With an introduction by Montgomery County Tea Party PAC President Pat Tibbs that he’s one of the reasons Jefferson County is rapidly moving into the Republican column, newly-elected State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) member Chris Breaux of Beaumont wowed a packed audience of the Montgomery County Tea […]

President Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federally owned corporation for hiring foreign workers. Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another member of the board, and he threatened to remove other […]

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