Trump is using pardons differently than his predecessors, data show

Recent presidents developed norms about using their pardoning power: deploy it sparingly, approve applicants through an official process and delay controversial pardons. In his first 18 months in office, President Donald Trump has abided by none of these rules.

The data doesn’t lie – top 8 data visualization stories of 2017

Our CNS team rounded up the top eight stories from the Data Lab in 2017.

Republican healthcare plan would hurt low-income, elderly Marylanders

Under President Donald Trump’s and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan, the American Health Care Act, younger people and higher-income people in Maryland would see an increase in the amount of tax credits they receive, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

MD Congressional Delegation discusses repealing Obamacare

The battle between President Trump and supporters of the Affordable Care is just heating up. The democratic members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation say repealing Obamacare could be devastating for more than half-a-million Marylanders.

Trump’s inaugural address had fifth-lowest reading level since Lincoln

President Donald Trump’s inaugural address Friday scored a reading grade level of 7.6 on the Flesch-Kincaid scale, tied for fifth-lowest among addresses since Abraham Lincoln.

Five First Ladies, Five Inaugural Designers

A look back at prior inaugural growns

Thanks, Obama event attracts hundreds to show gratitude
Bejidé Davis, one of the organizers of the “Thanks, Obama” event speaks about her inspiration and involvement in the event which took place in Washington D.C. on January 19, 2017. (Hannah Klarner/ Capital News Service) Chad Dear, a Washington D.C.…
Obama’s inaugural musicians significantly outsell Trump’s

Obama’s musicians produced a combined six times as many gold (500,000 units sold), platinum (1 million) and diamond (10 million) albums as Trump’s lineup, a Capital News Service analysis found.

Trump to take office with historically low approval ratings

Maryland – When President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated Friday, he will have a lower personal favorability rating than any of his four predecessors at the same time in their careers.

Despite highest median income in the nation, 17 other states have fewer uninsured people than Maryland

Maryland is the wealthiest state in the United States, but does not have the lowest rate of uninsured people.