Van Hollen, Rubio seek ballot protections against foreign meddling

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Marco Rubio of Florida are teaming up on a bill aimed at bolstering protections for U.S. elections against foreign interference. Van Hollen, a Democrat, and Rubio, a Republican, introduced the “Defending…

Russian occupiers silence Crimean journalist in court

Dangerous Reporting: A series of profiles about foreign journalists imprisoned, in hiding, or silenced by courts for reporting on the most sensitive subjects in their countries By MAEVE DUNIGAN Capital News Service COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – In the early morning…

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.

Maryland Democrats join in pressuring White House on Russia

WASHINGTON – Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday joined Democratic efforts in Congress on several fronts to hold the Trump administration accountable on its policies toward Russia and controversial dealings with that nation’s officials. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, introduced bipartisan…

Maryland Democrats alarmed at possible attack on Russian activist

WASHINGTON – A Russian opposition activist and former journalist was hospitalized with organ failure Thursday, two years after a suspected poisoning put him in a coma. Vladimir Kara-Murza, a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is in critical condition,…

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…

Former Terps Stand Up for Gay Rights Leading Up to Olympics

Two former University of Maryland athletes are at the center of the fight against the anti-gay laws that have been put in place by Russian president Vladimir Putin as the 2014 Sochi Olympics approach.

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