Flexing their new majority, Democrats are moving to push through the House a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package they say will reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and restore ethics and integrity to Washington.
The Republicans are punishing Congressman Steve Smith over racists comments, but they created the hateful environment permeating the country by standing by as party leader President Donald J. Trump has run amok for months with racists insults.
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.
By disregarding a long-recognized procedural convention, and imposing a delay well in excess of customary, Sen. Mitch McConnell opened the door to procedural gyrations in federal judicial appointments.
Senate Democrats in Maryland and across the country faced a swift backlash from the left wing of their party Monday for voting to reopen the federal government without a guarantee to protect immigrants brought to the country as children.
Talks will resume Monday after a bipartisan effort to reopen the federal government before the start of the workweek failed to bring about an agreement late Sunday, leaving agencies shuttered for a third day with negotiations set to continue.