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April 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan, Mulling 2020 Run, Criticizes Republican Loyalty to the ‘Dear Leader’

Hogan Says He’s Considering a 2020 Presidential Run in New Hampshire Will Gov. Larry Hogan will pose a primary challenge to President Donald Trump? While speaking at a Politics and Eggs event at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, Hogan was asked if he was going to announce he’s entering the 2020 race. Gov. […]

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April 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Man Wearing MAGA Hat in Germantown

Germantown district police officers have arrested two men for their involvement in an assault and robbery that occurred in Germantown over the weekend. According to police, the two men arrested for their involvement in this incident are Jovan Crawford of Germantown, 27, and Scott Duncan Roberson of Washington D.C., 25. Police say that a man, […]

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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Trump Executive Order Gives Federal Employees Day Off on Christmas Eve

President Donald Trump signed an executive order excusing federal government employees from work on Christmas Eve. However, executive departments still have the authority to determine if certain agencies should remain open for national security and defense purposes. The order states, “All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees […]

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November 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Challenges Appointment of Trump’s Acting Attorney General

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh filed a motion against the Trump administration, claiming the appointment of acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, is illegal. The motion argues the power associated with the attorney general position should belong to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who was next in the line of succession to serve as acting […]

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September 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Hucker on DACA: ‘People Need to Know County Government Has Their Back’ (VIDEO)

In response to a statement issued by the White House to end the program established by the Obama administration which protects undocumented children from deportation and eligible for work permits, local officials are speaking out. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, allowed people who came to the United States as […]

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September 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett, Council Blast Trump Decision on DACA

County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council issued statements Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Last week, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard issued her own statement urging Trump to continue the program. Here are the statements: Montgomery County Council Statement The Montgomery County Council denounces […]

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August 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Says Trump Owes American People an Apology

The Montgomery County Council has written to President Donald Trump saying the American people deserves an apology for his remarks in the wake of the demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. Here’s the letter: In Charlottesville last weekend, white supremacists marched to oppose a plan to move a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee […]

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June 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Raskin Discusses Infrastructure Plan at Committee for Montgomery (VIDEO)

Rep. Jamie Raskin addressed the Community for Montgomery on Monday morning, hitting a number of topics about the changes in the federal government since he took office in January. We asked Raskin about President Trump’s infrastructure plan. Trump has announced that his infrastructure plan would include privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system, which some […]

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June 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Says City is Committed to Protecting the Environment (VIDEO)

As mayors across the country are pledging to take the lead on climate change following President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Accord, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman says the city of Gaithersburg has been on the cutting edge of environmental policies for more than a decade. Ashman said the city remains committed to protecting […]

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March 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

17-Year-Old Rape Suspect Appears in District Court on Friday (VIDEO)

One of the two suspects charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a bathroom on March 16, at Rockville High School, appeared in District Court on Friday in Rockville. During the preliminary hearing for the 17-year-old suspect, prosecutors asked Judge Eugene Wolfe to continue the case for one week because of new evidence. Defense attorneys […]

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