High court to weigh Trump’s ending of program for young, undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is due to hear arguments next week over the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate a program that protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.  Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, 165 educational institutions (including…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 9

WASHINGTON – For Episode 9 of “The Washington Bullpen” podcast, host Jarod Golub has a segment on the California mass shooting, an update on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s departure, the lowdown on the Trump administration’s latest attempt to fight immigration…

Maryland Democrats: Trump health care curbs could affect 260,000 in state

BALTIMORE – As many as 260,000 Maryland residents could see higher premiums or lose their health care coverage altogether because of pre-existing medical conditions, age or gender under a new Trump administration legal strategy, state Democrats warned on Tuesday. Rep.…

Gun safety bills pushed in Congress after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON – Some members of Congress are pressing for action on new gun safety measures following last week’s mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school. Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Upper Marlboro, said he is planning to introduce legislation that would…

Maryland immigrant rights supporters attack Trump move as cruel

By CONNER HOYT, ANGELA JACOB, J.F. MEILS, JOHNNY MOSEMAN, HELEN PARSHALL, ASHLEY CLARKE and CHANGEZ ALI Capital News Service WASHINGTON — Maryland’s congressional Democrats and various immigrant rights groups condemned the Trump administration’s decision Tuesday to rescind an order protecting…

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…

Most Maryland Democrats think Sessions should resign

WASHINGTON – Most Maryland Democrats are calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after failing to disclose to Congress conversations he had last year with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Sessions met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak…

Trump campaign vows counter to Maryland’s justice reform efforts

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — If Trump’s campaign was any precursor to his administration, the president-elect could threaten criminal justice reform underway in Maryland, some civil rights advocates say. RELATED STORY: Trump’s campaign rhetoric worries criminal justice reformers Following a U.S. Department…

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