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.

GOP senator: Maryland one of three states most targeted by Russian ads in 2016

WASHINGTON – Heavily Democratic Maryland was one of the three states most targeted by Russian ads during the 2016 presidential election, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, used the example in an…

Lawmakers seek tighter curbs on foreign political ads on social media

WASHINGTON – Maryland lawmakers are asking the Federal Election Commission to take steps to block foreign governments and overseas entities from buying political ads on social media. The move follows Facebook’s disclosure on Sept. 6 that a Russian company with…

In Maryland politics, the war on rural is dead — long live the war on rural?

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — In 2009, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley closed the visitor center at the Sideling Hill cut, the symbolic gateway to Western Maryland, as a cost-saving effort. Some saw the move as personal, or at least confirmation of…

At Women’s March, Marylanders say they want Trump to heed them

WASHINGTON – As Olivia Brant marched through Washington, she thought of her diploma from the University of Maryland, her three years living in New Orleans, her opportunity to attend graduate school – all possible, she said, because she had an…

New UMD poll has Clinton leading, but country wants change

COLLEGE PARK – In the first University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll Clinton led Trump by nine nationally. Other findings of the poll came in the fact that the country WANTS change, but is unsure whether or not the change Trump would bring would be positive.

Urban Maryland voters hand state to Clinton

BALTIMORE – As Hillary Clinton on Tuesday struggled to keep a path to the Oval Office through other states, voters in Maryland’s urban areas handed the state’s 10 electoral votes to a Democratic candidate for the seventh straight presidential election.…

‘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…

Maryland comes up short at critical time for women politicians

WASHINGTON — After former Rep. Connie Morella was elected to the House in 1986, four out of 10 members of the Maryland congressional delegation were women. Today, the number of women in Maryland’s congressional delegation is down to two –…

In liberal Washington suburbs, Trump supporters feel isolated

This quiet suburb on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., is one of tree-lined streets, well-manicured lawns — and Hillary Clinton yard signs.

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