Maryland’s senators rip limited scope of FBI’s Kavanaugh report

WASHINGTON — Ahead of an expected vote on Saturday, Maryland’s Democratic senators on Thursday decried the FBI’s supplemental investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, calling it rushed and incomplete. “I think it raises more questions than it answers,” Sen. Ben Cardin,…

Maryland governor and senators unite over FBI probe of Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Even before a sudden move by Senate Republicans to request an FBI probe of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and the state’s two senators were calling for just such an investigation. Sens. Ben Cardin…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 3

WASHINGTON – This week on the “Washington Bullpen” podcast, host Jarod Golub discusses the green card law change proposed by the Department of Homeland Security, President Trump’s United Nations press conference and the Kavanaugh confirmation vote and testimonies.

Outside the Kavanaugh hearing, tears and anger

By SAMANTHA ROSEN, MORGAN CAPLAN and ALBANE GUICHARD Capital News Service   WASHINGTON – The drama and emotion inside Thursday’s Senate hearing on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was matched by scenes in the surrounding crowded hallways, where…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 1

WASHINGTON – “The Washington Bullpen” podcast has returned! This week, host Jarod Golub discusses the developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, the Senate hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and the anonymous op-ed about the Trump…

Zuckerberg says government regulation of social media “inevitable”

WASHINGTON – After deflecting questions about the issue in the Senate the previous day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a House panel Wednesday that government regulation of social media is “inevitable.” But he told the House Energy and Commerce Committee…

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…

GOP senator: Maryland one of three states most targeted by Russian ads in 2016

WASHINGTON – Heavily Democratic Maryland was one of the three states most targeted by Russian ads during the 2016 presidential election, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, used the example in an…

Justice Department nominee from Maryland won’t commit on special prosecutor

WASHINGTON – Maryland federal prosecutor Rod Rosenstein, President Donald Trump’s nominee for deputy attorney general, would not commit on Tuesday to appointing a special prosecutor to probe possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign. Despite pressure from Democrats on…

Congress Moving to Aid Prisoners with “Second Chance” in Society

This legislation reauthorizes and changes the distribution of grant funding to public and private programs aiding ex-prisoners allocated in the original bill passed in 2008.