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…

Despite Sunshine Week, critics say secrecy plagues Trump administration

WASHINGTON – It may be National Sunshine Week, but critics and the government’s own reports show that President Donald Trump’s administration is operating a lot in the shadows. Seventy-eight percent of the 823,222 FOIA requests processed during the first year…

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…

U.S. Senate committee holds hearing for deputy attorney general post

Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein was drilled by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about what he would do if he were given the second highest ranking post in the Department of Justice. Rosenstein is President Trump’s nominee to be Deputy U.S. Attorney General.

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…

Marylander a leading contender for Democratic Party leader

WASHINGTON — As the race for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee comes to a close, a former Maryland politician has positioned himself as one of the front-runners. Thomas Perez, former labor secretary under President Barack Obama and a…

Prince George’s police prepare to roll out body camera program

Advocates hope the PGPD program — smaller in scope than similar efforts by police forces across the nation — will bring more accountability to a department with a long history of wrongdoing.

School Systems Working to Soften Zero Tolerance Policies

School systems across Maryland are hoping to minimize zero-tolerance discipline scenarios by updating policies. The updates come at a time when the Justice Department has sued Meridian, Miss., saying it created a “school-to-prison pipeline.