Why voters should get rid of the Davenport Ring, Part 1: Montgomery County JP Metts would make history in a negative way if elected a county commissioner

New Caney and Conroe, February 13— Montgomery County voters have an opportunity in the March 6, 2018 Republican Primary election to disassemble the pernicious and corrupt group of politicians and elected officials known as the Davenport Ring. The Davenport Ring, under the leadership of corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport, has offered voters a candidate […]

Calls for change grow amid Capitol sexual misconduct claims

Washington (AP), February 3 – An Arizona lawmaker who repeatedly harassed women has become the first since the swell of the #MeToo movement to get kicked out of office by colleagues but likely will not be the last to face repercussions amid intensifying scrutiny of sexual misconduct in state legislatures.The heightened focus on harassment and […]

Trustee: MSU president should quit over sex assault scandal

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan State University trustee is calling for the university president to resign over the school’s handling of the sexual assault scandal involving former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Trustee Mitch Lyons issued a statement Saturday breaking ranks with fellow board members who said a day earlier they supported President Lou Anna Simon. […]

Government largesse has thrust moral issues into Montgomery County local government elections

Conroe, January 16 – The massive size of the Montgomery County government, and its growth into areas such as centralized economic planning, the size and shape of families, and gigantic staffs of friends, family members, and political supporters, has thrust moral issues into a central position in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. Clearly, […]

JP Metts likely committed criminal “official oppression” when he sexually harassed County employee

New Caney and Conroe, January 14 – The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission findings (show in full below at the end of this article) that Precinct 4 Montgomery County Justice of the Peace James Metts committed sexual harassment against former County employee Delonna Snow also constituted findings that Metts had violated a Texas criminal […]

Roberts: Judiciary will review sexual misconduct policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts used his annual report on the federal judiciary Sunday to promise a careful evaluation of its sexual misconduct policies and to highlight the work of court employees following the year’s destructive hurricanes. Roberts touched only briefly on the issue of workplace sexual misconduct, which has in recent months […]

Senate says $1.5 million paid over 20 years for ‘harassment’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate quietly released a bare-bones report late Thursday on what a statement called “harassment settlement” data, showing that nearly $1.5 million in taxpayers’ money has been spent over the past two decades to cover claims against lawmakers and other Senate offices. The two-page release contained no names of senators or victims. […]

Nevada Democrat, facing ethics probe, won’t seek re-election

AP-US–Sexual Misconduct-Nevada Lawmaker,2nd Ld-Writethru Dec 16, 2017 4:49PM (GMT 22:49) – 437 words Eds: With AP Photo. LAS VEGAS (AP) — First-term Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen of Nevada, who is at the center of sexual harassment allegations, announced Saturday he won’t seek re-election. Kihuen’s announcement came a day after the House Ethics Committee opened an […]

Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks. Andrea Ramsey announced in […]

Minnesota governor set to name Franken’s Senate replacement

AP-US-Senate-Minnesota Dec 13, 2017 12:10AM (GMT 06:10) – 440 words By KYLE POTTER ,  Associated Press. Eds: Adds details, background. Will be updated from 10 a.m. news conference. With AP Photos. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, […]