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.
The cloud of suspicion over Russian interference in the American presidential election has widened, with new demands from congressional Republicans as well as Democrats for a special counsel's investigation, akin to the Watergate inquiry that forced the 1974 resignation of Richard Nixon.
Congress gave final approval Tuesday to the most sweeping rollback of government surveillance powers in the post-Sept. 11-era, clearing the way for a new program that bans the National Security Agency from collecting and storing Americans' telephone dialing records.
It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!" In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in such a world. But there's more evidence.
Recent presidential and congressional measures concerning espionage and data privacy have the potential to bolster our credibility, counter misperceptions and restore trust with our allies overseas. Congress failed to vote on the USA Freedom Act last week, but the bill itself demonstrates our resolve to protect the privacy of all U.S. citizens and end bulk data collection. The NSA is also taking unprecedented steps to protect the rights of those at home and abroad. It is imperative that we
With approximately 700,000 of our fellow citizens returning from our jails and prisons to our communities each year, incarceration alone is not a solution. We have to do a better job at making sure that those returning home from prison and jail are empowered to change and correct their course in life.
The general who led the Pentagon's review of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history told a military judge on Wednesday that their publication revealed tactics, strained relations with some allies and caused some Afghans to stop cooperating with Americans.
For binational same-sex couples across the United States — including those legally married in Maryland — the court's 5-4 ruling offered the prospect of relief from an immigration quagmire that has disrupted lives, threatened relationships and wrought havoc on their emotional and financial stability.
WASHINGTON — In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cyber security plays in the state's economy.