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.…

Md. lawmakers announce anti-voucher proposals

As the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a group of Maryland lawmakers gathered in Annapolis Tuesday afternoon to introduce a package of five legislative priorities regarding education.

Maryland senators vote against DeVos confirmation

WASHINGTON – Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos on Tuesday was confirmed narrowly by the Senate as the secretary of education after Vice President Mike Pence cast an historic, tie-breaking vote, but Maryland’s two senators opposed her, warning she was not qualified. Maryland…

Mike Pence has a double, only he wears short-shorts

WASHINGTON — On inauguration weekend, there were two Mike Pences in the nation’s capital. One celebrated his swearing-in as the new vice president with supporters at three official inaugural balls. The other didn’t wear pants. He wore short-shorts. Meet the…

Trump takes oath, declares Washington’s power going back to “American people”

WASHINGTON — Promising to put “America first,” Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, assuming leadership of a polarized nation but with the benefits of a Republican-controlled Congress. Trump’s inaugural address, presented…

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