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January 26, 2017
In face of Trump’s new policy, Maryland’s Howard County could become official sanctuary

WASHINGTON – Two Howard County Council members plan to push forward with legislation to declare their county a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, even after President Donald Trump announced his intention to crack down on such jurisdictions. Fulfilling one of many immigration-related campaign promises, Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that will cut federal funding […]

February 3, 2017
Maryland Democrats alarmed at possible attack on Russian activist

WASHINGTON – A Russian opposition activist and former journalist was hospitalized with organ failure Thursday, two years after a suspected poisoning put him in a coma. Vladimir Kara-Murza, a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is in critical condition, according to a Facebook post from his lawyer, Vadim Prokhorov. The attorney told CNN he […]

February 8, 2017
Maryland groups, citizens and attorney general join suits against travel order

WASHINGTON – A refugee resettlement group based in Silver Spring, Maryland, has joined the legal fight against President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations in the Middle East and Africa. HIAS – represented by the ACLU, and joined by eight other plaintiffs – filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District […]

March 29, 2017
Maryland lawmakers appear to be on same page opposing NIH cuts

WASHINGTON – Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings blasted President Donald Trump’s budget proposal Wednesday, calling the White House plan to cut money from the National Institutes of Health “heartless.” The president’s budget blueprint, released earlier this month, would reduce NIH funds by nearly $6 billion for fiscal year 2018 – almost 20 percent of the Bethesda-based […]

January 18, 2017
Maryland lawmakers, residents worried after Obamacare repeal report

WASHINGTON – First, Diana Muller’s vision starts to blur. Next, she loses feeling along her left side. Then comes the debilitating pain. The 39-year-old Silver Spring resident suffers from seizure migraines, some of which last more than four days. But after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, worrying about how she would pay […]

February 27, 2017
Maryland’s Cardin hits Trump on Russia policy, border and immigration

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin on Monday criticized Donald Trump on a broad range of foreign policies, saying the president has failed to take on a belligerent Russia, is pursuing a border wall that is damaging relations with Mexico and is trying to impose a travel ban that violates American values. The ranking […]

January 12, 2017
Maryland’s Harris meets with Trump – perhaps over NIH post

WASHINGTON – Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, who reportedly is in the running to head the National Institutes of Health, met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York Wednesday. Harris, the lone Republican in Maryland’s congressional delegation, is also the only member of Congress to have conducted NIH-funded research. The Johns Hopkins-educated anesthesiologist’s name has been […]

September 15, 2017
Montgomery County’s Indian immigrants feel the pull of politics

WASHINGTON – When Aruna Miller was a child, the discussions at her kitchen table almost never had to do with politics. As part of an immigrant family, “the conversation more revolved around how to try and assimilate yourself into the new world,” said Miller, who left Hyderabad, India, at seven years old. But as Miller […]