Apollo 11 astronauts reunite on 50th anniversary of moonshot

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins reunited Friday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first moon landing. They gathered in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump, who got a rundown on his administration’s plans to get astronauts back on the moon by 2024 and […]

Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia for labor secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labor secretary. Trump tweeted the news Thursday evening, less than a week after his previous secretary, Alexander Acosta, resigned amid renewed criticism of his handling of […]

Trump slams congresswomen; crowd roars, ‘Send her back!’

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Going after four democrat congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally Wednesday into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out. “Tonight I have a suggestion […]

House blocks maverick Democrat’s Trump impeachment effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily killed a maverick democrat’s effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent comments about the un-American behavior of four freshmen members of Congress,  a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how divided Democrats are over ousting him as the 2020 presidential and congressional campaigns rev […]

In crowded democrat field, a clear top tier emerges, as democrats clearly racist in comparison to the Trump administration’s lifting of all Americans

WASHINGTON (AP and The Golden Hammer) — No votes have been cast in the democrat presidential nominating contest, but the winnowing has begun. A distinct top tier of candidates is breaking away from the pack in early polling and fundraising, building distance between themselves and the rest of the bloated field. Though the first nominating […]

Trump digs in against racist democrat congresswomen; they’re firing back

WASHINGTON (AP and The Golden Hammer) — Unfazed by widespread criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday intensified his incendiary comments about four democrat congresswomen, urging them to get out if they don’t like things going on in America. They fired back at what they called his “xenophobic bigoted remarks” and said it was time for […]

Trump moves to effectively end asylum at southern border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing decades of U.S. policy, the Trump administration said Monday it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border — the president’s most forceful attempt to block asylum claims and slash the number of people seeking refuge in America. The new rule, expected to go into […]

Trump applauds far-right social media provocateurs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views.Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself, led a “social media summit” of like-minded critics of Big Tech, excluding representatives […]

US adds solid 224,000 jobs; Fed rate cut may be less certain

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy’s durability after more than a decade of expansion.The strength of the jobs report the government issued Friday could complicate a decision for the Federal Reserve late this month on whether to cut interest […]

MAD magazine leaving newsstands after 67-year run; formed inspiration for Montgomery County Commissioners Court budget methods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP and The Golden Hammer) — MAD, the long-running satirical magazine that influenced everyone from “Weird Al” Yankovic to the writers of “The Simpsons,” will be leaving newsstands after its August issue. MAD has been a cultural leader and a great developer of minds. Somehow, MAD avoided one political view or another, because […]

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