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, […]

Senate GOP police bill hits roadblock, as Dems seek changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a standoff over policing legislation, as Senate Democrats prepare to block a Republican proposal Wednesday as inadequate, leaving the parties to decide whether to take on the hard job of negotiating a compromise or walk away despite public outcry over the killings of Black Americans. The impasse threatens to […]

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., […]

With 31 cases of Chinese coronavirus in Montgomery County, Judge Keough, Governor sign additional orders, Congressional quagmire reduces stock market rally as $2 Trillion Relief Package heads to passage

Image: United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, pledged at mid-day Wednesday, March 26, 2020, that Congress would pass a $2 trillion Chinese coronavirus federal relief package, the largest relief package in American history, by the end of the day on Wednesday. BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, Austin, and […]

Trump defenders push ‘no crime’ as democrats seek removal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Sunday previewed their impeachment defense with the questionable assertion that the charges against him are invalid, adopting a position rejected by democrats as “nonsense” as both sides sharpened their arguments for trial. “Criminal-like conduct is required,” said Alan Dershowitz, a constitutional lawyer on Trump’s defense team. Dershowitz […]

President Trump’s trial begins, senators vowing ‘impartial justice’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. The trial, only the third such undertaking in American history, […]

Pelosi sets Wednesday votes to send impeachment to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is set to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, and pressure was mounting Tuesday on senators to call fresh witnesses for the historic trial. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the next steps after meeting privately with House democrats at the Capitol, […]

Trump, Pelosi square off ahead of impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced off Sunday ahead of his impeachment trial, as she said senators will “pay a price” for blocking new witnesses and he quickly retorted that she and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff should both testify. The House plans to vote this week to transmit […]

McConnell gives Senate GOP lesson on impeachment trial rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans got a civics lesson Wednesday on their roles in an impeachment trial. Rule No. 1: No talking in class. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led the lesson Wednesday as the chamber’s top Republican and as one of a handful of Republicans remaining in the Senate from the 1999 impeachment trial […]

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