There has been another defection from the stable of White House legal eagles. Ty Cobb is not the first, and I suspect not the last, of Mr. Trump’s inner circle to vacate his position. It leaves one to wonder why so many of Trump's close advisers are bailing, like rats deserting a sinking ship.
There is only one plausible explanation for President Obama's 11th-hour provocations of Israel and Russia: He is laying the groundwork with Senate Democrats to poison the confirmation well for Trump cabinet nominees. President-elect Donald Trump should take the opportunity thus afforded to drive more nails into the Senate Democratic coffin.
State Del. Kathy Szeliga and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, appearing Sunday at a Rockville synagogue, both pledged to support Israel if elected to Maryland's open Senate seat. But the candidates differed sharply on whether the Iran nuclear deal was the best way.
One year after Congress failed to derail the controversial Iran nuclear agreement, Republican candidates in Maryland and elsewhere are still hammering on it — suggesting Democrats who supported it are something other than pro-Israel.
After a decade of classified commando raids and drone strikes, the official reluctance to talk about the cyber campaign against the self-declared Islamic State means the country is again heading into a new field of warfare with only limited public debate.
The owner of Borhani Rug Co. in Timonium specializes in such carpets, which account for about three-quarters of his sales, but he has not been able to import any from Iran until now. He and other U.S. rug dealers relied on a supply built up before 2010, when the U.S. imposed an embargo on Iran. As supplies dwindled, many dealers have shifted to selling rugs made in India, Pakistan and China.
WASHINGTON — Dozens of former foreign service workers and their families who were held or killed overseas — including the 53 hostages captured in Iran nearly four decades ago — will be compensated for their ordeals as part of the massive federal spending legislation President Barack Obama signed last month
To date, neither the presidential candidates nor their spokespeople on the campaign trail have done an adequate job of defining or addressing the specific threats America faces today: addiction, gun violence, illegal immigration and terrorism. It's critical we hear from them on these issues.
As Sen. Angus King pressed national security officials to open up about their ability to wage war over the Internet, he turned not to some think tank white paper to make his point, but a 5-decade-old film about the dangers of nuclear brinkmanship.
Sen. Ben Cardin, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Friday he will oppose the pending nuclear agreement with Iran, joining a minority of Democrats in a position that has already been defeated.
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland announced her support Wednesday for the pending nuclear agreement with Iran, becoming the last vote President Barack Obama needed to ensure he can sustain a veto if Congress rejects the controversial pact later this month.
I am sad to say that as a member and leader of this community for more than 30 years, The Associated and the Baltimore Jewish Council do not speak for me, or a majority of American Jews, when it comes to accepting the Iran nuclear agreement.
Unfortunately, political bickering and misinformation from critics has muddled the debate over the Iran nuclear deal. The fundamental choice is whether to support this agreement — which will verifiably block all of Iran's potential pathways to nuclear weapons for the next generation, or more — or follow the advice of pressure groups like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and other skeptics, who claim that the agreement falls short of expectations and should
WASHINGTON -- A liberal Jewish group that is backing the pending nuclear agreement with Iran announced its support for Rep. Chris Van Hollen's campaign for Senate on Wednesday, months after announcing it will also support his opponent, Rep. Donna F. Edwards.
President Barack Obama defended his controversial nuclear agreement with Iran Wednesday in the strongest terms yet, warning that critics of the deal — such as groups running television ads in Maryland, to sway key Sen. Ben Cardin — are setting the nation up for another war in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Donna F. Edwards on Wednesday criticized her opponent in Maryland's Senate race, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, for "holding his finger to the air" rather than coming out in support of a nuclear agreement with Iran negotiated by the Obama administration.
Sen. Ben Cardin, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Sunday that the best outcome for international talks with Iran is a "strong agreement" over that country's nuclear program that includes thorough inspections of military sites and covert activities.
Now that President Obama has signed a bill giving Congress, at its request, greater oversight authority over any potential Iran nuclear agreement — including the explicit opportunity to vote down the deal — the cacophony from those opposed to diplomatic negotiations with Iran has reached a new high.
The Supreme Court declared Monday the Constitution gives the president, not Congress, the lead role in setting the nation's foreign policy, including the "exclusive power" to recognize foreign governments and negotiate sensitive disputes.