Cardin and Van Hollen aim for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050

WASHINGTON — A bill aimed at achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by no later than 2050 has been introduced by Maryland Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen. The United States produced 16% of the…

Marylanders react to Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s #SCOTUS confirmation

Both Maryland residents and politicians used Twitter to share their opinions about the recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice.

Maryland congressional Democrats seek to shore up election security before midterms

WASHINGTON – All nine of Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers in Congress have asked Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to allocate the money needed to get federal aid to improve the state’s election system infrastructure and security. “With the 2018 midterm elections fast…

In Congress, only one Maryland lawmaker gets NRA money

WASHINGTON — As congressional gun talks ramp up, advocates for stronger safety laws have called for their representatives to stop accepting campaign finance donations from the National Rifle Association. The gun rights advocacy group has given $263,818 to candidates in…

Maryland’s mysterious Russian compound gathers dust, awaits its fate

CENTREVILLE, Maryland — The soccer field is still trimmed to perfection, but no Russians will be gracing the pitch anytime soon. Nor will they be staying in either of the two Georgian-style mansions or in any of the ten bungalows clustered on the 45-acre waterfront property.

Family’s recovery sheds light on Afghanistan challenges

WASHINGTON – They were recovered after five years in Taliban captivity by Pakistani military forces using intelligence from the United States. Caitlin Coleman, an American citizen, and her husband, Joshua Boyle, a Canadian citizen, were kidnapped in 2012 in Afghanistan…

Trump’s defense plan would have mixed impact on Maryland

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget could be a boost to Maryland’s sprawling defense industry but negatively affect the state’s economy in other areas, according to analysts. The administration’s so-called “skinny budget,” unveiled in March, seeks to…

Maryland lawmakers back U.S. strike on Syria, but many worried about what’s next

WASHINGTON – Maryland lawmakers on Friday supported the Trump administration’s decision to launch an airstrike on a Syrian airfield in response to that government’s recent chemical weapons attack. But most called on President Donald Trump to consult with Congress and…

Maryland Congressional Democrats react to Flynn resignation

WASHINGTON – Following the resignation of National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn, members of Maryland’s congressional delegation reacted to the news, calling for an investigation and increased scrutiny on U.S.-Russian relations.

Maryland’s Cardin emerging as leading Trump foreign policy critic

WASHINGTON – After introducing sanctions legislation on Russia and opposing Donald Trump’s nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin is emerging as a leading Democratic critic of the president’s foreign policy. “I think there’s a…

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