Senators, White House in crunch time on infrastructure deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, several issues are still unresolved over the nearly $1 trillion package. How money would be […]

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will ‘get a lot done’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made a quick foray to the Capitol Wednesday hunting support for his multitrillion-dollar agenda of infrastructure, health care and other programs, a potential landmark achievement that would require near-unanimous backing from fractious Democrats. His visit came a day after Senate Democratic leaders capped weeks of bargaining by agreeing to […]

Bipartisan infrastructure deal stalls as bigger plan gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal senators struck with President Joe Biden is at risk of stalling out as Republicans mount stiff resistance over ways to pay for it and momentum shifts to a more robust Democratic proposal coming into focus Tuesday. Biden’s big infrastructure proposals are moving on parallel tracks in Congress in a race […]

World politicians use Washington chaos as political tool against President Trump, conservatives, while real world – in form of financial markets – shows lack of care

World politicians use Washington chaos as political tool against President Trump, conservatives, while real world – in form of financial markets – shows lack of care

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Washington, D.C., Austin, Conroe, January 8 – While politicians have conveniently attempted to label President Donald Trump and his conservative supporters as “insurrectionists,” “racists,” or “revolutionaries” for the small number of out-of-control protesters who stormed the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the real world has viewed the […]

What’s keeping Washington from a virus deal, explained

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes that talks on a huge COVID-19 relief deal would generate an agreement soon are fizzling, with both the Trump administration negotiating team and top congressional Democrats adopting hard lines and testy attitudes. Now that President Donald Trump has issued a series of executive edicts and the national political conventions are set […]

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 […]

Montgomery County’s leaders mirror overwhelming community support for President Trump’s position that Congress must fund the border wall to avoid December 21 government shutdown

Montgomery County’s leaders mirror overwhelming community support for President Trump’s position that Congress must fund the border wall to avoid December 21 government shutdown

Image: President Donald Trump (right) met with Representative Nancy Pelosi (left) in the Oval Office on December 11, 2018, with Vice President Mike Pence (center) observing. President Trump made clear to Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer (d-New York) that Congress must fund a border wall to stop illegal immigration or else the President would allow a […]

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided government. Trump and House and Senate […]

Maybe Senator Chuck Schumer (d-New York) taught an important lesson – entitled the “Blasey Test” for government employee hiring – that will save taxpayers a lot of coin

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer When someone applies for a government job, it’s not a legal proceeding. It’s a fact-finding proceeding. It should be standard operating procedure to determine whether or not they get the job. That’s an excellent point, which United States Senator Chuck Schumer (d-New York) made in reference to the confirmation proceedings before […]

Top Democrat rescinds offer of $25 billion for Trump’s wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump’s long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how to push a deal to protect 700,000 or more so-called Dreamer immigrants from deportation. Schumer had made the offer last Friday in a last-ditch […]