Former adviser tells impeachment inquiry Trump envoy was on ‘domestic political errand’

WASHINGTON – Former National Security Council Russia expert Fiona Hill and diplomat David Holmes testified in what may be the final public impeachment hearing Thursday, reinforcing previous witnesses’ assertions that President Donald Trump directly linked a White House meeting and…

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…

The Washington Bullpen: A look at Roger Stone

WASHINGTON – In this episode of “The Washington Bullpen” podcast, host Kate Casey examines one of the most unusual figures in the Russia investigation: Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Donald Trump. The Department of Justice is scheduled on…

The Washington Bullpen: A look at Felix Sater

WASHINGTON – In this episode of “The Washington Bullpen” podcast, host Kate Casey discusses another one of the key figures in the investigations surrounding President Donald Trump: Felix Sater, a former business associate with a bizarre and checkered background.

House Democrats seek sweeping reforms on ethics, campaigns

After Democrats seized a majority in the House with a 40-seat swing in the 2018 midterm elections, Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes said the results were a call for election and ethics reform. The “For the People Act of 2019” is the House Democrats’ bid to enact those reforms.

One of Trump’s favorite words is ‘Hillary’

WASHINGTON – Presidential oratory has helped to define this nation. From Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to Reagan’s demand to “tear down this wall” to John F. Kennedy’s call to “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you…

Zuckerberg says government regulation of social media “inevitable”

WASHINGTON – After deflecting questions about the issue in the Senate the previous day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a House panel Wednesday that government regulation of social media is “inevitable.” But he told the House Energy and Commerce Committee…

Van Hollen, Rubio seek ballot protections against foreign meddling

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Marco Rubio of Florida are teaming up on a bill aimed at bolstering protections for U.S. elections against foreign interference. Van Hollen, a Democrat, and Rubio, a Republican, introduced the “Defending…

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 –…

Maryland Democratic lawmakers press oversight of Trump administration

Since Donald Trump’s first week as president, Maryland Democratic lawmakers have been at the forefront of a widespread effort to hold the administration accountable for potentially illegal or unethical behavior, possible conflicts of interest, questionable travel practices, and contacts with Russians during and since last year’s presidential election.

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