Maryland legislators disappointed with Trump’s State of the Union address

WASHINGTON – Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers were cold to President Donald Trump’s call for unity in Tuesday’s State of the Union, saying it failed to break any new ground. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, said he didn’t want to call…

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.

Maryland lawmakers back Mueller, urge action on Russian meddling

WASHINGTON – Maryland Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday expressed confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller in response to the indictments of Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and George Papadopoulos revealed on Monday, presumably the first in the ongoing investigation into the 2016…

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…

Legislators consider improving Maryland election security after hearing with state voting board

Maryland legislators learned last week the state’s electronic balloting system may need better security measures to protect voters’ information and that the lawmakers must be the ones to add those protections.

Justice Department nominee from Maryland won’t commit on special prosecutor

WASHINGTON – Maryland federal prosecutor Rod Rosenstein, President Donald Trump’s nominee for deputy attorney general, would not commit on Tuesday to appointing a special prosecutor to probe possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign. Despite pressure from Democrats on…

NFL experts and fans weigh in on the fluctuating NFL ratings

After years of soaring NFL ratings, the current 2016 season has attracted significantly lower viewership throughout the first half of the season. In an attempt to explain the decline, NFL officials, experts and fans have offered many theories, including outrage…

Top 9 social stories from fall 2016

Throughout the past semester, when Twitter was buzzing, the CNS crew was following along. Here are our favorite social stories from the fall 2016 semester.

Crisis hotline faces crisis on election night, lacks resources for future

HYATTSVILLE–On a normal night the Community Crisis Services, Inc. in Prince George’s County handles about 50 calls. On election night in November, that number exploded to 450 calls.

MD. U.S. Senate candidate Cong. Chris Van Hollen promises to keep women’s issues in focus

Maryland’s likely next Senator discusses succeeding Sen. Mikulski, and the changes he hopes to bring forth in the Senate.