In Baltimore, presidents, family and friends bid Cummings a final farewell

BALTIMORE – Three days of commemorations for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings concluded Friday with a funeral service marked by eloquence, tears, laughter and pointed political commentary at New Psalmist Baptist Church.  Two former presidents, members of his staff, friends…

Congress pays tribute to Elijah Cummings at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON – Carried by Armed Forces body bearers, the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’s flag-draped casket ascended the steps of the United States Capitol Thursday morning and was placed on a catafalque in National Statuary Hall, where he became the first…

Analysis: Trump calls his use of social media “modern day presidential.” Here’s what that looks like.

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — In early July, President Donald Trump used one of the thousands of tweets he’s sent since his election to the presidency to explain his social media behavior. My use of social media is not Presidential –…

Marylander a leading contender for Democratic Party leader

WASHINGTON — As the race for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee comes to a close, a former Maryland politician has positioned himself as one of the front-runners. Thomas Perez, former labor secretary under President Barack Obama and a…

Is another black president in America’s future?

WASHINGTON – In 2009, Barack Obama made history as the first black president of the United States. Now, some are wondering if there might be another black president in America’s near future. Since former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s loss…

Kids talk politics: Who should be president?

Find out how kids feel about their new president and who they think would be a fit for the job.

Trump takes oath, declares Washington’s power going back to “American people”

WASHINGTON — Promising to put “America first,” Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, assuming leadership of a polarized nation but with the benefits of a Republican-controlled Congress. Trump’s inaugural address, presented…

10 times @realDonaldTrump tweeted about Maryland

Before Trump officially announced his presidential bid, he was already targeting Maryland (and Maryland politicians) through his headline-grabbing tweets.

First Brexit, now Trump: the British feel new political quake

LONDON — It was 4 a.m. at the U.S. Embassy in Grosvenor Square, and Republican Donald Trump was a handful of electoral votes away from the presidency, a possibility that had often been compared to the Brexit vote to leave…

‘Worse than Britain’: Months after Brexit, English residents find American political divide ‘appalling’

LONDON — Brodie Hunter moved from Scotland to London 40 years ago, but has always loved America. He’s never been to the United States, yet finds the country fascinating, he said. But the division exposed during this election cycle has…

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