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Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 7:51 PM

Under Pressure, Trump Re-Lowers White House Flag for McCain

Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure on Monday by tersely recognizing Sen. John McCain's "service to our country" and re-lowering the White House... Read »

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 2:51 PM

Va. Man Arrested for Sending Faxes Threatening Trump: Docs

Va. Man Arrested for Sending Faxes Threatening Trump: Docs

U.S. Capitol Police have arrested a Fairfax, Virginia, man for faxing death threats against President Donald Trump to nearly a dozen members of Congress, including Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). Read »

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Back-to-Back Legal Blows in Trump Circle Jolt Presidency

President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency Tuesday after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled "guilty" of criminal charges. Although Trump Read »

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 8:23 PM

Federal Team Evaluating Election System in Maryland

Federal Team Evaluating Election System in Maryland

The vendor, ByteGrid LLC, was purchased by a Russian investor in 2015 without knowledge of Maryland state officials, officials said. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 10:16 AM

Map: DC Is Planting Thousands of Trees, But Inequity Remains

D.C. is planting trees in spaces along roadsides across the city, but there is a 40 percent difference between the number of empty tree spaces in the poorest wards of the District and the number of empty spaces... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 4:49 PM

Jaffe Report: Mayor Bowser Below Grade In Running DC Schools

Jaffe Report: Mayor Bowser Below Grade In Running DC Schools

As giddy students and nervous parents begin the new school year in D.C. on Monday, it’s the perfect time to deliver report cards on Mayor Muriel Bowser, the elected official in charge of our public schools. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 7:06 PM

DC Mayor Makes San Salvador a Sister City

DC Mayor Makes San Salvador a Sister City

Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a sister city agreement between D.C. and San Salvador during a visit to El Salvador. Read »

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 5:52 AM

Maryland Candidate Jealous Apologizes for Using Expletive

Maryland Candidate Jealous Apologizes for Using Expletive

Ben Jealous, who is running for governor of Maryland, has apologized for using an expletive when responding to a reporter's question. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 11:57 AM

For 6 Months, Maryland GOP's Twitter Account Linked to Porn

For 6 Months, Maryland GOP's Twitter Account Linked to Porn

For half a year, the Republican National Committee's website directed seekers of the Maryland Republican Party's Twitter to a porn account. Read »

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 10:10 AM

Michelle Obama Announces Week of Action to Sign Up Voters

Michelle Obama Announces Week of Action to Sign Up Voters

The former first lady, a co-chairwoman of a nonpartisan organization to encourage voting, announced Monday that the When We All Vote Week of Action will be held Sept. 22-29. Read »

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