Now that the Democrats have won the House, but not the Senate, a chorus of smarty-pants will insist the president faces only nuisance House investigations, no real check. That is not true, and here’s why.
Confirming Brett Kavanaugh was the best outcome at the end of a hellish decision tree that left the country with no ideal option. Reasonable people may differ on that. But what seems more obvious: It's all going to get worse. Because everyone is taking the wrong lessons from the Kavanaugh debacle.
With Senate hearings complete, and a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court expected this coming week, a national discussion over the Constitution and the proper purpose and function of the Supreme Court has intensified.
President Trump is expected to announce his choice for the Supreme Court Monday. But if a conservative court is to consider overturning Roe v. Wade for political reasons, it may be putting the high court's legitimacy at risk.
The media war this election season is going to be ugly, thanks to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy — both because of the upheaval caused by his retirement and because of his decision in Citizens United.
A small number of Republican senators soon face a "profile in courage" challenge as President Trump and his clique of advisers run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution, its guarantees and the national interest of the American people. Republicans hold a narrow 52-48 edge in the Senate, which must approve cabinet-level nominees, treaties and judicial appointments. No one has to switch parties, but a temporary alliance across party lines would halt the Trump-Bannon machine in its tracks.
Donna L. Hansen, a former congressional staffer whose lifelong struggle with diabetes led her to become an advocate for diabetes and cardiac research, died Nov. 15 from heart and kidney failure at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. She was 56.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
WASHINGTON -- An Annapolis attorney nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Labor Relations Board cleared a committee vote Wednesday and is expected to win confirmation by the full Senate as early as next week.