45 years ago, another presidential impeachment involved another Sarbanes

WASHINGTON – On July 26, 1974, Maryland Rep. Paul Sarbanes introduced the first article of impeachment against President Richard Nixon during the House Judiciary Committee’s deliberations over the Watergate scandal.  The article was unanimously supported by all 21 Democrats on…

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…

White House Ukraine call summary “damning,” Hoyer, other Democrats, say

WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers escalated the partisan furor over the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump Wednesday after the White House released a summary of a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that Democrats called “damning.” The president asked…

Cummings: Presidents need to open books on library fundraising

WASHINGTON — A new bill that would add transparency to the process of funding presidential libraries has passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. The Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2019, introduced by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Baltimore, and…

Gallery: Trump, Congress honor Graham under Capitol Rotunda

By JULIA LERNER Capital News Service WASHINGTON – With tributes from President Donald Trump and congressional leaders, the late Rev. Billy Graham was “lain in honor” at a memorial service in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol Wednesday. Graham,…

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…

Trump’s inaugural address had fifth-lowest reading level since Lincoln

President Donald Trump’s inaugural address Friday scored a reading grade level of 7.6 on the Flesch-Kincaid scale, tied for fifth-lowest among addresses since Abraham Lincoln.

Once the Capital of Boring Food, Washington Evolves to Culinary Cutting Edge

It’s not just half-smokes and mumbo sauce anymore

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