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…

Trump presidency brings unprecedented attention to the Constitution’s emoluments clauses

WASHINGTON — Before 2016, the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses of the U.S. Constitution didn’t get much attention. Now, these two short sections — which historians and legal scholars interpret as prohibiting government officials from accepting gifts from foreign or…

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…

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.

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 7

WASHINGTON – On this week’s episode of “The Washington Bullpen” podcast, host Jarod Golub has the latest on the pipe bombs that were mailed to the Obamas and other prominent Democratic critics of President Donald Trump, an update on the…

Effort to link presidential election to popular vote grows

WASHINGTON –Controversy over the just-concluded presidential election has brought a renewed call for states to pass a bill making the popular vote the basis for determining the winner in the presidential election. Voters would still choose Electoral College representatives,  but…

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