The Washington Bullpen, Episode 2

On this week’s episode of The Washington Bullpen, host Jarod Golub discusses the new updates in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing and two Capital News Service Washington Bureau stories.

Maryland politicians among those reacting to Florida school shooting on social media

Maryland politicians and other social media users took to Twitter to plea for change in response to the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. with #GunReformNow and #ParklandSchoolShooting hashtags.

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 3

The upcoming Olympics in Pyeongchang and the new budget bill set to keep the government open are some of the topics on the third episode of our new podcast from the Capital News Service Washington Bureau, “The Washington Bullpen,” hosted by…

Trump’s first State of the Union address prompts partisan response on Twitter

Trump’s speech garnered both praise and criticism from politicians on Twitter.

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.

Justice Department calls for dismissal of MD-DC emoluments lawsuit against President Trump

Attorneys for Maryland and the District of Columbia told a U.S. District Court judge on Thursday that President Donald Trump has violated the provisions in the Constitution prohibiting officials, once in office, to personally profit from business with foreign governments and other states.

Cardin among critics who want change in war-fighting policy

WASHINGTON – The International Criminal Court last week said it plans to begin investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Afghan conflict. The probe will include looking into actions by the International Security Assistance Force, which includes American…

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…

Threats mount against Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts

After years of steady progress for Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts, the conservation outlook is increasingly bleak for the country’s largest estuary—and the state that depends on it most, Maryland—says bay advocates.

Area women join in protesting Trump executive order

The Women’s March on Washington came just a day after Donald Trump was sworn into office. Two days after that he signed an executive order that critics say could impact women and their health care around the world. On Wednesday, they marched to the White House to make their voices heard.

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