One of Trump’s favorite words is ‘Hillary’

WASHINGTON – Presidential oratory has helped to define this nation. From Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to Reagan’s demand to “tear down this wall” to John F. Kennedy’s call to “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you…

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…

Rally honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, pledges fight to end oppression

WASHINGTON – On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy was honored by hundreds in the nation’s capital with a rally to end what participants said was systemic racism in the United States. Organized by the…

Maryland gerrymandering case gets Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON – Attorneys presented oral arguments Wednesday before the Supreme Court in a landmark case that challenges the constitutional limits of political redistricting in Maryland. Benisek v. Lamone, the second gerrymandering case the high court has heard this term, focuses…

CNS reviews new WMATA lip balm

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority recently opened a pop-up shop, selling clothing, housewares and other metro-themed paraphernalia. Capital News Service reporters – (from left in the video) Julia Lerner, Juan Herrera, Julia Karron and Hannah Yasharoff – were excited…

Metro’s M Shop draws rider backlash

WASHINGTON — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has received backlash from some of its long-suffering patrons for opening a store in its Metro Center station. The new M Shop is “a great opportunity for people to get something…

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…

Critics hit Trump’s food program plan as ‘devastating’ to Maryland

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal 2019 includes an overhaul of a supplemental food assistance program for low-income people that could affect nearly 750,000 Marylanders. Many in the state’s predominantly Democratic congressional delegation are attacking the White…

Gallery: Women’s March on Washington 2018

WASHINGTON – Thousands of women and men marched on the nation’s capital on Jan. 20 to mark the first anniversary of the massive march staged on Jan. 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. The photographer, Julia…

Gallery: 2018 March for Life in Washington
This slideshow requires JavaScript. WASHINGTON – The March for Life 2018 occurred on the National Mall on Jan. 19. Speakers included President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, both via satellite. Julia Lerner is a journalist in the Capital…