“Today I’m in Washington to strengthen our coalition to defend Ukrainian children, families, our homes, freedom and democracy in the world,” Zelenskyy told reporters as he stood with Biden in the White House’s Oval Office in the afternoon. It was Zelenskyy’s sixth meeting with Biden since the Russian invasion.Read more
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Political newcomer Vivek Ramaswamy’s following on his X account (formerly known as Twitter) jumped 18% the week after the first Republican presidential debate on Aug. 23, according to data from Social Blade, a site that tracks user statistics among various platforms.Read more
Representatives from Maryland Legal Aid and Community Legal Services knocked on 30 doors in Robinwood Sept. 14 to let residents know that they have more rights in disputes with landlords than they might think.Read more
Marking American Wetlands Month, Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, have reintroduced legislation aimed at continuing conservation programs at two dozen coastal areas, including the Chesapeake Bay.Read more
For more than a decade, educators, environmentalists, and dozens of policymakers have struggled to spur congressional action on Maryland Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes’s No Child Left Inside Act, which would allocate federal funding to environmental education initiatives.Read more
PointsBet sports book terminated its marketing deal with the University of Maryland in late April, according to published reports, and all parties are silent on the fallout from the end of the contract.Read more
MDE’s water-related enforcement actions and identification of major polluters plummeted during former Gov. Larry Hogan’s time in office. During this same period, water quality standards in the Chesapeake Bay declined significantly, falling to the same levels as those observed in the early 1990s, according to data from Chesapeake Progress.Read more
As of 2021, the United States has over 750 military bases in 80 countries across the world, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft reported. The military bases still exist in the countries and territories explored in this exhibit: Cuba, Guam, the Philippines and Puerto Rico.Read more
So far, one Democrat – Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando – has announced his candidacy to replace Cardin, which most political observers consider a safe Democratic seat.
Other potential Democratic candidates are Maryland Reps. Jamie Raskin and David Trone, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski.
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, has reintroduced his bill to ban racial and religious profiling in all levels of law enforcement, just months after protests over the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died of injuries after being stopped and beaten by Memphis Police officers.Read more