Former adviser tells impeachment inquiry Trump envoy was on ‘domestic political errand’

WASHINGTON – Former National Security Council Russia expert Fiona Hill and diplomat David Holmes testified in what may be the final public impeachment hearing Thursday, reinforcing previous witnesses’ assertions that President Donald Trump directly linked a White House meeting and…

In first public impeachment hearing, revelations of new Trump Ukraine call

WASHINGTON – During the first public hearing of the House impeachment inquiry, Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor revealed Wednesday that his aide overheard Donald Trump asking about “the investigations” in a July 26 phone call with U.S. Ambassador…

Washington Monument to reopen after three-year closure

WASHINGTON — There’s only one point in the nation’s capital from which you can see the World War II Memorial, White House, the Jefferson Memorial and United States Capitol.  But for the past three years, Americans couldn’t go up in…

White House protest calls on Trump administration to issue report, apply sanctions for the murder of Washington Post journalist

February 8th is the deadline for President Trump’s administration to provide a report on what happened to slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and how the U.S. will respond. On Thursday the Committee to Protect Journalists and other organizations gathered in front of the White House to demand that President Trump hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of Khashoggi.

Statue of pioneer African-American woman reporter points to ‘future of equality’

WASHINGTON – Last month, the Newseum unveiled a statue of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman to receive press credentials to cover the White House. A few days later, Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi published an article entitled “The…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 7

On this week’s episode, hosts Julia Karron and Jarod Golub discuss the resolved teachers strike in West Virginia, Gary Cohn’s resignation, and the new WMATA M shop with fellow reporter Julia Lerner.

Montgomery County students walk out of class, demand change in gun legislation

Hundreds of Montgomery County students joined with others from around the region in a rally in front of the White House on Wednesday. The students say they wanted to add their voice to the students from Douglas High School in calling for changes in the law to prevent massacres at schools like the one last week at the Parkland, Florida school that left 17 students and faculty members dead.

Protesters rally at the March on DC for a Better Tomorrow

They called it the “People’s March On Washington” and the weekend before President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address thousands gathered in the nation’s capital and called for a better tomorrow. The march, organized by the grassroots organization, “People Demand Action,” kicked off at the Lincoln Memorial and followed a path down the National Mall that included a stop in front of the White House. Organizers say this is just the beginning of their efforts to mobilize in advance of the 2018 elections.

Trump temperament gives senators nuclear jitters

WASHINGTON – Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, led an unusual hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday examining whether the United States’ nuclear first-strike authority should be maintained solely by the president or shared with Congress.…

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…

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