Bernie comes stumping for Ben Jealous

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was not the one launching a campaign Wednesday morning at the Silver Spring Civic Center, but the former Democratic presidential nominee’s presence was enough to attract a roaring crowd of more than 500. Sanders came to Montgomery County to endorse former NAACP President Ben Jealous, one of six Democrats who… Read More

Free-range mom enters Montgomery County Council race

Danielle Meitiv, the Silver Spring “free-range” mother and climate scientist who became widely known for a pair of run-ins with local authorities wants to be the next Montgomery County councilwoman. And it was those encounters with police and Child Protective Services two years ago that is motivating her to seek public office. Meitiv launched her… Read More

Congressman Polis reflects on baseball shooting

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) had just finished his last baseball practice Wednesday morning at the Democratic practice facility at Gallaudet University in Washington in preparation for the next day’s annual congressional baseball game. Then he and his teammates received the shocking news that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House majority whip, had been shot and… Read More

McMaster emphasizes opportunities at Global Forum

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday told a Jewish audience that Israel and America’s Arab allies are undergoing a reassessment of their shared interests. “Today their interests are converging,” he said at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum in Washington. “This is an opportunity.” These shared interests a long-sought peace agreement between Israel and… Read More