Politics

Economist weighs effectiveness of sanctions to deter Putin’s advance on Ukraine

Washington – NATO’s sanctions against Russia include limiting the country’s banks’ access to SWIFT. But one economist believes banning oil exports is more powerful than sanctions.

Facebook whistleblower testifies before members of the Senate

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen fielded questions and shared insight into Facebook’s daily routines at the media giant.

University of Maryland students hold candlelight vigil to call attention to anti-Asian hate crimes

College Park, MD– When three Asian-American students at the University of Maryland heard of the Atlanta shootings, they organized a vigil. UMD President Darryll Pines attended. Organizers called on him to do more for AAPI students.

A Maryland House bill is working to help patients with medical debt

Silver Spring, MD – Between 2009 and 2018, Maryland Hospitals have sued patients more than 145,000 times over unpaid medical bills, according to National Nurses United. A bill in the Maryland House aims to put a stop to patients losing their income and housing over unpaid bills that can be under $1,000.

Presidential Campaigns are using social media ads to engage young voters

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Social media advertisements are one of the ways the presidential candidates are reaching young voters, in an effort to engage them in the election process. We spoke with young voters about if these ads are working…

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., is elected 46th president of the United States

After more than three days of uncertainty in a closely-contested race, former Vice President Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States.

Maryland’s early and mail-in votes outpace 2016

Mail-in vote totals are around 500% higher than in 2016, and early vote numbers are up as well. That likely will not affect who Maryland picks for president this year.

Protesters rally against confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett

Over 10,000 people marched from Freedom Plaza, the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court buildings to speak out against President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett and his potential reelection.

Protesters in Washington demand a “People’s Vaccine”

WASHINGTON – A group of protesters marched Wednesday from the U.S Capitol to the Department of Health and Human Services demanding that a COVID-19 vaccine only be released when it is safe, effective, and available to everyone. The crowd came…

Protesters gathered today to march against Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination

Protestors spent the day exercising their first amendment right to oppose the supreme court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. Their chants even brought out some congressional leaders from the Senate building.