U.S. Capitol fencing returns ahead of January 6 riot defendants rally

Security fencing was installed Wednesday around the United States Capitol Building ahead of a Saturday rally supporting those jailed in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.

Biden administration attempts to revive Iran nuclear talks, but tensions persist

The Biden administration’s attempts to revive talks with Iran over curbing its nuclear program are complicated by continuing tensions over human rights abuses, the unsolved fate of the longest-held American hostage, Iranian proxy attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq, and…

Senate acquits Trump of inciting Capitol attack, though bipartisan majority finds him guilty

WASHINGTON –  While a bipartisan Senate majority on Saturday found former President Donald Trump guilty of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the votes fell short of the necessary threshold to convict him, and ultimately Trump was acquitted for a historic second time. The 57-43 vote…

Trump’s defense opens and closes; Senate may vote on conviction Saturday

Former president Donald Trump’s legal team began and completed their defense on Friday, arguing that their client’s words were protected by the First Amendment, that he was not given fair access to due process and that impeaching him would set…

Senators warned a Trump acquittal would embolden future challenges to democracy

WASHINGTON – House impeachment managers on Thursday closed their arguments for convicting former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection by warning the Senate that an acquittal would embolden that same president, should he return, or a successor to mount a future violent…

Senators hear evidence tying Trump to Capitol attack and mob hunt for Pence, Pelosi

WASHINGTON – New video footage presented by House impeachment managers shows how close United States Capitol rioters came to members of Congress on Jan. 6 as the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump began Wednesday. Del. Stacey Plaskett,…

On bipartisan vote, Senate declares Trump trial constitutional; arguments start Wednesday

WASHINGTON – On a bipartisan vote of 56-44, the U.S. Senate Tuesday asserted the constitutionality of its right to try former President Donald Trump for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol. The vote cleared the way for an historic…

Trump impeached for inciting Capitol assault, faces uncertain Senate verdict

WASHINGTON – With just seven days remaining in his term, President Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. The House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach the president for “inciting an insurrection against the government of the United States.”…

Maryland’s political battle lines continue to harden in 2020

Unofficial Maryland election results show that little has changed politically in the state. Both parties continue to move further into their respective corners, and third-party voting returned to usual levels after a spike in 2016.

Yes, 2016 was a surprise, but Trump’s path to 2020 victory seems much steeper

Looking at state-level polling offers some important insights that can help people better understand the status of the race for the 270 Electoral College votes that will secure the White House for Biden or Trump.