Coronavirus update: Deaths continue to mount in intensifying pandemic, other developments

WASHINGTON — The United States logged over 213,300 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and more than 4,750 deaths Wednesday evening, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering data dashboard, as the pandemic continued spreading despite…

As Maryland reports three virus cases, officials seek to calm public and trace contacts

WASHINGTON – In the wake of three Maryland residents testing positive for coronavirus, officials sought to calm the public Friday as test kits were delivered across the country and more people in the state were being tested for possible exposure.…

Sondland confirms quid pro quo in “seminal” fourth impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON – Gordon Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, told House investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and other top administration officials sought a quid pro quo with Ukraine, tying military aid to an announcement of an…

House condemns Trump’s Syria policy

WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday issued a bipartisan rebuke to President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops in northern Syria that has led to attacks on Syrian Kurds by Turkey. More than 100 House Republicans joined all of…

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…

Congress, public bid farewell to “generational” Senator John McCain

By ZACH SELBY and CHRIS CIOFFI Capital News Service WASHINGTON – John McCain, “a drum major for courage, truth and justice,” was honored by family, friends and colleagues Friday in a United States Capitol Rotunda service. “This is one of…

Trump’s first State of the Union address prompts partisan response on Twitter

Trump’s speech garnered both praise and criticism from politicians on Twitter.

Analysis: Trump calls his use of social media “modern day presidential.” Here’s what that looks like.

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — In early July, President Donald Trump used one of the thousands of tweets he’s sent since his election to the presidency to explain his social media behavior. My use of social media is not Presidential –…

Maryland fiscal panel braces for federal deregulation

A Maryland fiscal watchdog group, in its first meeting Thursday, said the state is bracing for the effects of federal financial deregulation, two days after the U.S. Senate voted to repeal a rule that would have made it easier for consumers to bring class-action lawsuits against financial institutions.

Maryland Democrats press for Flynn-Russia probe

WASHINGTON – Maryland Democratic lawmakers whose committees have jurisdiction over foreign policy and investigations on Tuesday urged a probe into the resignation of national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn and the full scope of the Trump administration’s dealings with Russia.…

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