County Executive Calvin Ball on Monday called on congressional leaders and President Donald Trump to come together to resolve the federal shutdown — saying Howard County could serve as an example of how to work together in bipartisanship.
President Donald Trump, who has declared the American press "the enemy of the people," invited some of them into the Oval Office last week to witness his meeting with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic congressional leaders. He soon had reason to regret the invitation.
Sen. Ben Cardin will relinquish his role as the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, ending a run that began almost three years ago with the tricky politics of the Iran nuclear deal.
Weeks after hailing him as an "independent" prosecutor who would "stand up for the law," Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had deep reservations about Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein's impartiality and said they no longer trusted him to oversee the probe into Russia.
U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein will face a litany of questions about the investigation into Russia when he appears before senators considering his nomination to be deputy attorney general on Tuesday — turning up the heat on what was already expected to be a high-profile hearing.