Legislation unveiled by Senate Republican leaders to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law ran into swift internal opposition Thursday, once again throwing into doubt the GOP's ability to make good on a years long campaign promise to repeal the controversial program.
A bill passed by the Senate Thursday to impose new sanctions on Moscow would also require President Donald J. Trump to have buy in from Congress before reopening a Russian diplomatic compound on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
The applications of the more than two dozen teams vying to monitor the court-backed civil rights reforms at the Baltimore Police Department reveal two different paths the city could take: Draw on deep local knowledge to tailor a package of changes or hire a group with a track record in other big cities.
Speaking at a highly anticipated hearing on Capitol Hill, ousted FBI director James B. Comey told lawmakers Thursday that the Trump administration had spread "lies, plain and simple" and "defamed" him and the agency after his firing last month.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and his counterparts in six states are accusing President Donald Trump's administration of violating federal law by failing to label a common pesticide as unsafe to humans in any quantity.
Ironically, my friends on the left now obsess about President Trump and the Russians, much as a certain unhinged 1950s Cold Warrior, Joe McCarthy, fretted about President Truman. (To be clear, Mr. Trump is no Truman.) For Democrats, appeasing Mr. Putin was statesmanlike when Barack Obama did it; treasonous for Mr. Trump.
President Trump called for the destruction of terrorists, but he talked of them as if they were foreign invaders to be driven out of the swamp, not products of it. Like the man who only has a hammer and therefore thinks every problem is a nail, Mr. Trump believes that the Middle East's problems can be solved with terrific "deals." The Saudis, eager to buy weapons and counter Iran, are all too eager to encourage this view. What alligator doesn't want sharper teeth?
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaking at commencement exercises Saturday at Morgan State University, decried the decline of "civilized discourse" during the election campaign last year and urged graduates to stay engaged in the world.
Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, is due to be released from a Kansas military prison on Wednesday after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence.
There are at least three individuals President Donald Trump could nominate to lead the FBI today who can not only do the job effectively but also end the hysteria, restore the reputation of the FBI and keep the agency hard-charging on truth and justice. Patrick Fitzgerald, Mythili Raman or John Carlin would each instantly bring the type of integrity, independence, experience and leadership the FBI and America need.
A spending agreement announced Monday that will keep the federal government open through September includes more than $500 million for a proposed new headquarters for the FBI — underscoring bipartisan support in Congress for the massive project.