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Interfaith Leaders Implore Trump, McConnell and Pelosi to End Shutdown

From the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia:   January 15, 2019 Love your neighbor as yourself.” –  Leviticus 19:18 “Do to others what you would have them do to you.” – Matthew 7:12 Allah says in the Qur’an as translated: “Fulfill the measure and weight and do not deprive people of their due and cause not corruption upon the earth after its reformation.” – Al-A`raf 7:85 “God’s grace and love can be experienced when one cares for the poor and the destitute.” – Guru Nanak, Sikh scriptures ...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Washington, Government, Virginia, Religion, Immigration, America, Border, Faith, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Matthew, Trump, Pelosi, McConnell


Trump Mindful Of Optics As He Decides Which Trips To Take During Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vacation jaunts and hobnobbing with global elites at a Swiss ski resort are out for President Donald Trump. Visits with troops and farmers are OK. Like some of his recent predecessors, Trump is carefully picking and choosing where he’ll travel during the partial government shutdown. He visited with U.S. troops stationed at a military base in western Iraq the day after Christmas and flew to the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Texas last week to try to buttress his argument for...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Boston, Iraq, Southeast Asia, Barack Obama, Ap, Ronald Reagan


US election 2020: The Democrat candidates who are running for president

Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic US Representative of Hawaii, has become the latest Democrat to throw her hat in the ring for the US presidential election in 2020.  In remarks aired by CNN on Friday, Ms Gabbard said she intended to pursue a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," Ms Gabbard said. She is the latest to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 p...
Tags: News, Maryland, Congress, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, US, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Syria, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton


Julian Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement in his home...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, Nevada, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro


Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro announces presidential run

By PAUL J. WEBER | Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, put immigration and the record-lo...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii


Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard Says She Will Run For President In 2020

Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is running for president in 2020.Gabbard revealed her decision on Friday in an interview with CNN. She said she will make a formal announcement within the next week."There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard said. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve.”Gabbard was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 to represent Hawaii’s ...
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Full transcript of Donald Trump's Oval Office address on border security

A transcript of President Donald Trump's Tuesday night address about security along the U.S. southern border, as provided by the White House: My fellow Americans: Tonight, I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. Every day, Customs and Border Patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We are out of space to hold them, and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country....
Tags: News, Maryland, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, US, America, Georgia, Bloomberg, United States, Homeland Security, Customs, Air Force, Donald Trump, Border Patrol


Harris’ Prosecutorial Past Defense In Memoir Ramps Up 2020 Speculation

WASHINGTON (AP) — As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. In her memoir published Tuesday, the California Democrat describes herself as a “progressive prosecutor” and says it’s a “false choice” to decide between supporting the police and advocating for greater scrutiny of law enforcement. The argument is aimed at liberal critics of her record who argue she was sometimes ...
Tags: News, Justice, Maryland, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Missouri, Iowa, New Jersey, Ferguson


Trump's tax returns, plus future candidates' filings, are first target of House Democrats

Screenshot from C-SPAN broadcast of the convening of the 116th Congress. Click image for full video. It's official. The 116th Congress is in session, with the Democrats retaking control of the House. As expected, longtime California legislator Rep. Nancy Pelosi is now Speaker of the House. Also as expected, presidential tax returns are atop the House Democrats agenda. Yes, I'm talking about the still unseen 1040s of Donald J. Trump, both those he filed while a candidate (and before), as w...
Tags: Taxes, Maryland, Congress, California, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Gop, House, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Party, Irs, Trump, U S Supreme Court, Congressional


Elizabeth Warren Announces Presidential Run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. “No matter what our differences, most of us want the same thing,” the 69-year-old Massachusetts Democrat said in a video that highlights her family’s history in Oklahoma. “To be able to work hard, play by the same set of ...
Tags: News, Maryland, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, Boston, Massachusetts, America, Ap, Iowa, Warren, Associated Press, Dc, Oklahoma, Donald Trump


Elizabeth Warren takes big move toward 2020 presidential run

By ELANA SCHOR WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. “No matter what our differences, most of us want the same thing,” the 69-year-old Massachusetts Democrat said in a video that highlights her family’s history in Oklahoma. “To be able to work hard, play by the same ...
Tags: Maryland, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, Boston, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, Warren, Associated Press, Oklahoma, Donald Trump


House Democrats Push Trump to Answer GOP's Leftover Questions

Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings is flexing the new power Democrats will gain when they take control of the House on Jan. 3 to collect responses to 51 separate requests for answers that Republicans declined to enforce while they ran the panel. “As Democrats prepare to take the reins in Congress, we are insisting -- as a basic first step -- that the Trump Administration and others comply with these Republican requests,” Cummings said in a statement. The letters were sent to the White Hou...
Tags: News, Maryland, Congress, White House, Democrats, House, Elijah Cummings, Cummings, Trump Administration


DOJ files to halt Trump suit demanding financial documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is challenging a Maryland federal judge’s decision allowing a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to go forward. Justice lawyers want an appeals court to take the case instead. They filed papers Monday seeking to send the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals in […]
Tags: News, Justice, Maryland, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, U S Court of Appeals, Nation & World Politics


Trump Demands Stop To Emoluments Case As State AGs Subpoena 38 Witnesses

President Trump’s Justice Department is scrambling to stop two state attorneys general from procuring evidence about whether the President is violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause by filing an emergency appeal in the Fourth Circuit court. Warning that attorneys general from Maryland and DC have sent 38 subpoenas to third parties, Justice Department attorneys argue that the court needs to halt the lawsuit at the district court level before documents from those subpoenas are returned by a...
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Trump lawyer seeks to send emoluments case to appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for President Donald Trump is challenging a Maryland federal judge’s decision to allow a case accusing the president of profiting off his office to proceed in district court. The lawyer wants a federal appeals court to take up the case instead. Trump’s personal lawyer, William Consovoy, filed a petition on […]
Tags: Business, News, Maryland, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Nation & World Politics, William Consovoy


Report: Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed

By Stephen Braun, Jeff Horwitz and Bernard Condon, The Associated Press At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration’s new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan’s strongest supporters. “Ivanka, would you like to say something?” Trump asked his daughter. “You’ve been pushing this very hard.” The Opportunity Zone program...
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The 2018 Golden Dukes Awards Nominees Are Here!

When it comes to scandals, 2018 was a doozy. Between the expansive Russia probe, the near-constant cabinet secretary snafus, and a wild midterm election, it’s hard to keep track of all the muck. And so, as we do every year, we’ve rounded up some of the best instances of corruption, stupidity and craziness for the 12th Annual Golden Duke Awards! The awards are named after former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, as Josh recounted last week. Duke Cunningham revolutionized corruption in his time, an...
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Jared And Ivanka Poised To Profit From Developer Tax Cut They Pushed

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration’s new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan’s strongest supporters. “Ivanka, would you like to say something?” Trump asked his daughter. “You’ve been pushing this very hard.” The Opportunity Zone program promoted by Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kus...
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How Democracy Is Losing the World

How Democracy Is Losing the World U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- If Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels about a one-night stand a decade ago, that, says Jerome Nadler, incoming chair of House Judiciary, would be an “impeachable offense.”This tells you what social media, cable TV and the great herd of talking heads will be consumed with for the next two years — the peccadillos and misdeeds of Trump, almost all of which occurred before being chosen as president of the U...
Tags: Europe, Usa, New York, Maryland, Guns, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, Democracy, Washington, North Korea, France, White House, China, Russia, America, Turkey


Trump to meet congressional Democrats as Manafort lawyers due in court – live updates

President to have talks with Chuck Schumer and Nancy PelosiGoogle CEO Sunder Pichai to testify to CongressProtect independent, fact-based journalism with a year-end contribution and help us reach our $1m goal. 2.24pm GMT Mark Meadows tells reporters that he has yet to talk about the position of White House chief of staff that he has been floated for.On his way to weekly GOP conference meeting, @RepMarkMeadows says he’s still had no new conversations w/ White House about the Chief of Staff jo...
Tags: Maryland, Republicans, White House, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Nixon, Larry Hogan, Chuck Schumer, Mark Meadows, Trump Administration, Sunder Pichai, Manafort


Election 2018: As midterm results sink in, politicos see a ‘divided’ country and clashing interpretations

In the end, what was it all about? The same words keep coming up when political experts and activists of various ideological stripes look back at the 2018 election and talk about its broad themes — what divided the nation, motivated voters, and led to Democrats’ gains: Trump. Partisanship. Demographic change. Trump. Balanced government. Campaign tactics. Money. Women…. Trump. Before the Nov. 6 midterm election, the Southern California News Group asked activists, party leaders, campaign pros and ...
Tags: Florida, Maryland, California, White House, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Republican Party, Republican, Orange County


Weekly Primer: Mulvaney’s Protégé Leads CFPB, Fossil Fuel Advocate Becomes Energy Regulator

White House Budget Chief Mick Mulvaney’s protégé was confirmed by a 50-49 Senate vote Thursday to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — despite her lack of any experience in financial regulation. Kathy Kraninger’s background is mostly in Homeland Security, and, in addition to opposing the direction in which Mulvaney has taken the CFPB, Democrats objected to Kraninger’s role as a White House Budget Office official working on the administration’s bungled Hurricane Maria response in Puert...
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Maryland and D.C. Seek Trump’s Trust, Business Tax Returns

Among the investigative demands issued Tuesday to more than 30 business entities, competitors and government agencies is a request for state and federal tax returns of Trump’s personal trust and the Trump Organization. The officials are seeking information about spending by foreign and domestic governments at Trump’s D.C. hotel as part of a lawsuit accusing the president of enriching himself through the White House. Unless the specific requests are blocked by a court, the records could allow a...
Tags: News, Maryland, White House, District Of Columbia, Trump, Trump Organization


2 attorneys general to subpoena Trump Organization, IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas Tuesday seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Internal Revenue Service and dozens of other entities as part of a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The flurry of subpoenas came a day after U.S. […]
Tags: Business, News, Maryland, Washington, Ap, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Nation & World Politics, Trump Organization IRS, Trump Organization the Internal Revenue Service


Subpoenas to begin for Trump records in emoluments case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland say they’re moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. Subpoenas are expected to be sent out within hours of Monday’s order from U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte approving the […]
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington, Ap, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Trump, U S District Court, Nation & World Politics, Peter J Messitte


George HW Bush Makes His Final Trip To Washington

HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush is ready to embark on his final journey to Washington as the nation salutes the 41st president for his lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with four years as president and was characterized throughout by what admirers say was decency, generosity and kindness. A long motorcade accompanied the hearse carrying Bush’s remains from a Houston funeral home to nearby Ellington Field for the trip to the nation’s capital on an air...
Tags: Japan, Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, Navy, California, Washington, China, Iraq, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Ap, United States, Ronald Reagan


House Democrats say Whitaker will testify in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in January. Democratic Reps. Jerrold Nadler of New York and Elijah Cummings of Maryland say they spoke to Whitaker Friday and he agreed to testify “at a mutually agreeable date.” Nadler is expected head the Judiciary panel and […]
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington, Ap, House, Elijah Cummings, Whitaker, Matthew Whitaker, Nadler, Nation & World Politics, Judiciary panel


Justice lawyers try, again, to stop Trump’s records release

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers appeared to be challenging a Maryland federal judge’s decision to allow a case against President Donald Trump to move forward. The filing late Friday afternoon, however, was merely a notice to the court. It comes as U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte is poised to allow the subpoenas […]
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, U S District Court, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Peter J Messitte


Federal team finds no intrusion on Maryland election systems

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Homeland Security team has found no evidence of intrusion on Maryland’s election system. A report on the analysis by Hunt and Incident Response Team from the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center was made public Thursday at a Maryland State Board of Elections meeting. Maryland officials had […]
Tags: News, Maryland, Hunt, Annapolis, U S Department of Homeland Security, Md AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Maryland State Board


How to catch a criminal in the White House

The United States almost faced a constitutional crisis above and beyond anything the country had ever dealt with before. In 1972, as the press and the Justice Department were closing in on President Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal, a parallel investigation was going on an entirely separate track into the Vice President, Spiro Agnew. While Nixon was corrupt, Agnew was a straight up gangster. Maryland p...
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