Democrats in Congress press Biden to extend COVID-related prisoner releases

Maryland lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to extend home confinement for prisoners once the COVID pandemic eases.

Congress awaits inspector general’s report on cancellation of FBI headquarters move

WASHINGTON – With parts of the FBI headquarters building crumbling on Pennsylvania Avenue, there had been plans to relocate the agency to a more secluded and spacious campus in either suburban northern Virginia or suburban Maryland.  But six months after…

At Brookings talk, Van Hollen calls for “quiet diplomacy,” strategic partnerships

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, criticized what he called the Trump administration’s isolationist foreign policy and called for greater collaboration with American allies in a discussion on defense and international affairs at the Brookings Institution Thursday. Van Hollen…

Maryland lawmakers blister Trump acts in Mueller report, stop shy of impeachment call

Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers on Thursday expressed outrage at President Donald Trump’s conduct detailed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report but stopped short of saying whether Congress should initiate impeachment proceedings.

Critics hit Trump administration over information backlog, delays

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration came under fire Wednesday from congressional critics who said agencies were unnecessarily delaying or blocking release of public information about the government. “The Trump administration should be operating with a presumption of openness — as…

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…

Federal Sweep Nets 8,000 Arrests in Baltimore, Washington, 10 Other Cities

Justice Department Announces Six-Week, 12 city Crime Fighting Initiative Results

HUD Launches National Media Campaign

The Department of Housing and Urban Development launched a national media campaign Wednesday designed to draw more attention to some of the most significant housing discrimination issues.

U.S. Justice Department Issues Letters Supporting Citizens Recording Police Officers

The Department of Justice issued two letters to Maryland courts supporting constitutional rights of citizens recording police officers in their official capacities.

School Resource Officers Bridge Gaps, Build Relationships

The mention of school resource officers in these days of mass shootings and terrorist bombings conjures the intimidating image of a gun-toting security guard for some, but Sgt. Mike Rudinski insists SROs are in schools for much more than just safety.