Raskin decries administration as Cummings launches new probe into Pence, emoluments

WASHINGTON – The House Oversight and Judiciary Committees have opened investigations into Vice President Mike Pence’s stay at a Trump golf resort during his trip to Ireland this week, the latest inquiry into the administration as Democrats continue to weigh…

Maryland communities and D.C. receive youth homelessness grants

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Maryland — Baltimore, Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia are among 23 communities receiving a total of $75 million in federal funds to combat youth homelessness. The $75 million was awarded as part of the Department…

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.

Amtrak to make $90 million in renovations to Baltimore station

BALTIMORE – Baltimore’s landmark Penn Station, a hub for Amtrak and Marc commuter rail service, is slated to undergo $90 million in renovations, Amtrak announced Thursday. “By investing in the modernization of Baltimore Penn Station, Amtrak seeks to transform central…

After Wow Air closes, critics see flaws in U.S. regulation

WASHINGTON – A purple Airbus jetliner with bright white lettering sat in silence in a dark corner of Newark Liberty International Airport. Another was parked at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The idle jetliners are remnants of Wow Air,…

In tribute to Henrietta Lacks, Maryland Democrats ask study on cancer trials access

WASHINGTON — Maryland Democrats have introduced legislation honoring Henrietta Lacks’ legacy by examining the access underrepresented groups have to government-funded cancer clinical trials. The Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act directs the Government Accountability Office to publish a report scrutinizing…

Cummings seeks answers on Trump administration’s response to drug crisis

Maryland 7th District Congressman Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, criticizes Trump administration’s response to the drug crisis during a hearing with the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen testifies before House Oversight Committee

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen testified under oath on Wednesday before a public hearing held by the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill. Cohen talked about President Donald Trump’s role in a number of alleged improper activities both before and after his election. Cohen was scheduled to testify behind closed doors on Thursday before the House Intelligence Committee.

Cohen pulls back curtain on Trump, accuses him of crimes in Oval Office

WASHINGTON – Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, made several damning allegations during his highly-anticipated public hearing Wednesday before the House Oversight and Reform Committee. “I am ashamed of my weakness and misplaced loyalty — of the things…

Maryland lawmakers back sweeping education overhaul plan

WASHINGTON – Maryland’s congressional delegation has voiced strong support for a sweeping plan to reform the state’s educational system. The Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education has been investigating how to improve Maryland’s public schools for more than two…

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