President Trump's threat to cancel the White House press briefings imperils not only the task of the attending reporters, but also the vested interest of the public as well. The ability of the press to probe answers in a free-flowing exchange is a powerful means to hold Mr. Trump and his administration to account for their words and deeds.
A spending agreement announced Monday that will keep the federal government open through September includes more than $500 million for a proposed new headquarters for the FBI — underscoring bipartisan support in Congress for the massive project.
The promise to end all wars 100 years ago seems to have transformed into a reality of wars that have no end, and Woodrow Wilson's present-day successor in the White House seems even less likely to make the world — or even our own land — safe for democracy.
President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to increase federal efforts to confront opioid addiction as his administration was expected to create a commission that will study ways to scale up treatment and prevention.
Rep. Andy Harris, part of the conservative Freedom Caucus that helped tank President Donald Trump's health care legislation, said Monday that Republicans needed only a little more time to reach an agreement and that he believes the House should return to the issue later this year.
Maryland Congressman Elijah E. Cummings and two U.S. senators Wednesday called for the White House to clarify which financial assets Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to President Trump, has divested to avoid potential conflicts of interest with his role in the administration.
With nuts, neophytes and revisionists running the Trump asylum, one might wonder why 70 or so presidents, chancellors and advocates for historically black colleges and universities — HBCUs — accepted a "getting-to-know-you" White House invitation. The president had promised to "do more for HBCUs than any other president has done before." So, gingerly suspending doubts, they, like the educator Booker T. Washington more than a century before, sought seats at the table of power to bring
Ivanka Trump and the newly confirmed head of the Small Business Administration met with about a dozen business owners in Baltimore on Wednesday to discuss urban entrepreneurship, a person familiar with the meeting told The Baltimore Sun.
While Mr. Trump spins yarns, marginalizes media and demonizes judges who disagree with him, our U.S. Constitution and our even older tradition of robust dissent will be our salvation. But we must not become so obsessed with fact checking that we lose sight of issues that should be addressed no matter who occupies the White House.
As Mr. Trump himself and his team of explainers, apologists and distorters maintain their assault on reality and truth in the wake of their serial misrepresentations, questions of their competence and trustworthiness have taken center stage.
President Donald Trump said during a freewheeling press conference on Thursday that Rep. Elijah E. Cummings begged off a long-anticipated meeting at the White House, suggesting the Baltimore Democrat was advised such a meeting was bad politics.
As President Trump is faced with unconstitutionally defying the rulings of the federal judiciary that has blocked his temporary immigration ban, he is being educated on the realities of the rule of law in our American democracy.
House Democrats opened their annual issues retreat in Baltimore on Wednesday by vowing to aggressively fight President Donald Trump, slamming his first weeks in the White House and suggesting there would be little room for compromise.
President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates late Monday after she announced the Justice Department would not defend his travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries – embroiling the administration in controversy for a third day.