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Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 at 2:47 PM

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Pugh Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Pugh Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case

The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges in a case involving sales of her self-published children's books. Read »

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 at 8:17 AM

Ex-Mayor's Indictment Adds to Baltimore's Corruption Woes

Ex-Mayor's Indictment Adds to Baltimore's Corruption Woes

Baltimore's ex-mayor is set to appear in federal court on fraud and tax evasion charges involving her self-published "Healthy Holly" children's books, newest scandal in a corruption-weary city. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 at 9:09 AM

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Faces Fraud, Tax Charges

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Faces Fraud, Tax Charges

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been indicted in connection with a scandal over sales of her self-published children's books, federal law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 at 8:03 AM

DC Council Questions Investigators on Jack Evans

The Washington, D.C., Council has questioned third-party investigators who found a councilman violated council ethics rules. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 at 8:52 PM
Historic Hearing Held About DC Councilman Jack Evans

Historic Hearing Held About DC Councilman Jack Evans

The DC Council held a hearing about embattled Councilman Jack Evans. Mark Segraves reports. Watch »

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 at 9:48 PM

Petition for Recall of DC Councilman Jack Evans Submitted

Activists seeking the recall of D.C. Councilman Jack Evans delivered a petition with thousands of signatures to the D.C. Board of Elections Monday afternoon. Read »

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 6:51 AM

Items From Rep. Cummings' Office Donated to Howard

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced a special election Monday to fill the late Rep. Elijah Cummings vacant seat in Congress. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 6:03 AM

DC Bars Offer Specials, Early Hours for Impeachment Hearing

DC Bars Offer Specials, Early Hours for Impeachment Hearing

Some D.C. bars are opening early to screen the first public impeachment inquiry hearing. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 at 6:29 AM

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings to Run for Late Husband's Seat

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings to Run for Late Husband's Seat

Rockeymoore Cummings posted a link to her campaign website on Twitter overnight. Read »

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 at 2:23 PM

Virginia Dems Nominate 1st-Ever Female Speaker of the House

Democrats from Virginia's House of Delegates have nominated Eileen Filler-Corn to be the first female Speaker of the House in state history. Read »

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