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Now located in the Ronald Reagan Building near the White House and the U.S. Capitol, the CNS Washington bureau has more reporters dedicated to covering the federal government’s impact on Maryland than any other news organization in the state.

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.

As the nation awaits final presidential election results, Congress slowly takes shape

Democrats needed to flip four Republican Senate seats to regain control of the chamber after six years.

Major campaign giving varies widely by race and geography in Maryland

Montgomery County residents donated $23 million, around half of the state’s total contributions to federal races. Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore, and Prince George’s Counties were the next top contributing counties.

What will we know and when will we know it on Tuesday? (Or later?)

With record voter turnout, including a high volume of mail-in ballots, and mail delays expected, it is unclear whether we will know who the next president is on election night.

Maryland mail-in ballots at historic levels before Election Day

Through Thursday, more than 78 million Americans had voted. Of those early votes, more than 51 million — or approximately two-thirds — were mail ballots, according to the United States Elections Project at the University of Florida.

Congressman, actress, and federal economist among Maryland’s top donors

Six prominent Marylanders, including Rep. David Trone of Maryland’s Sixth District, gave more money to federal elections this cycle than all contributions under $15 combined.

Some states have tried to limit ballot drop-off locations, but the voters keep coming

The methods by which voters are casting ballots appear to depend on which candidate they favor.

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.

Yes, 2016 was a surprise, but Trump’s path to 2020 victory seems much steeper

Looking at state-level polling offers some important insights that can help people better understand the status of the race for the 270 Electoral College votes that will secure the White House for Biden or Trump.

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.