Veteran Baltimore congressman and Trump era protagonist Elijah Cummings dies at 68

WASHINGTON – Rep. Elijah Cummings, a veteran Democratic congressman who represented Baltimore and served as a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, died Thursday due to “long-standing health problems,” his office said. He was 68. Cummings…

Supreme Court hears arguments on convicted sniper’s life sentences

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether “D.C. sniper” Lee Boyd Malvo’s juvenile life sentences without parole in Virginia violated the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment and thus should not stand. Malvo and his…

Supreme Court to weigh Virginia life sentences in Washington sniper case

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday over whether to uphold Virginia’s life sentences without parole imposed on Washington sniper Lee Boyd Malvo for murders and other crimes committed when he was 17. Malvo and his partner,…

Renovations get major role in 2019 Folger Shakespeare season

WASHINGTON – The stately gray stone walls of the Folger Shakespeare Library on East Capitol Street have graced Capitol Hill since 1932, when Shakespeare collector Emily Folger saw her husband Henry’s vision of a “gift to America” to completion. The…

White House Ukraine call summary “damning,” Hoyer, other Democrats, say

WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers escalated the partisan furor over the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump Wednesday after the White House released a summary of a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that Democrats called “damning.” The president asked…

Pelosi sets formal impeachment inquiry into Trump; Maryland Democrats concur

WASHINGTON – For the fourth time in history, Congress is opening an impeachment inquiry into the president of the United States, an extraordinarily fast-moving development after months of debate among Democrats over whether to proceed with such a constitutionally serious…

Meet one of Hoyer’s Democratic primary challengers: McKayla Wilkes

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Maryland – The clean, white living room of Paul Zeitz’s summer house looked out at the vast expanse of the Chesapeake Bay’s choppy waves Saturday. Twelve guests sat on a white L-shaped couch and chairs dispersed on the…