U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin

April 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Plans to Continue Virtual Stories Throughout Term on Council

Since the start of the coronavirus closures in March 2020, Councilmember Will Jawando has been live streaming videos of himself and guests reading children’s books. “Virtual Storytime with Councilmember Jawando” launched in March 2020 after schools were abruptly closed and families were adjusting to virtual learning. One year into the pandemic, Jawando has filmed more […]

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March 22, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

‘Maryland, My Maryland’: State Senate Votes to Remove Pro-Confederacy State Song

The Maryland Senate unanimously voted to remove “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song on March 19. The song was written in 1861 and has been the state’s official song since 1939.  Efforts to remove the song have been voiced since the 1970s following lyrics that describe former President Abraham Lincoln as a “tyrant” and […]

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March 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Trone Urge Hogan to Open Mass Vaccination Site in Montgomery County

U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) and David Trone (D-Md. 6) have written a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland’s Acting Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader urging that the state open a mass vaccination site in Montgomery County. “[D]espite Montgomery suffering the worst casualty rate in Maryland and despite having the second-highest number of […]

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February 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Takoma Park Honors Hometown Hero Raskin with Yard Signs

Many Takoma Park residents are celebrating U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) as a hometown hero. Raskin became a household name serving as Lead Impeachment Manager earlier this month and tried prosecuting the case against former President Donald Trump for “Incitement of Insurrection.” Raskin was present for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol […]

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February 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Fallece el Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de Marriott International

Arne M. Sorenson, presidente y director ejecutivo de Marriott International, murió el lunes. Hace casi dos años, la empresa, con sede en Bethesda, anunció que le habían diagnosticado cáncer de páncreas y que había estado recibiendo tratamiento recientemente. Sorenson, que vivía en Chevy Chase, fue el tercer director ejecutivo en la historia de Marriott y […]

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February 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, ‘A True Visionary’ Dies

Arne M. Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, died on Monday. Almost two years ago, the company, headquartered in Bethesda, announced he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had been receiving treatment recently. Sorenson, who lived in Chevy Chase, was the third CEO in Marriott’s history and the first who didn’t have the […]

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January 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Lead Manager Raskin Introduces Impeachment Articles in Senate

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8), the lead impeachment manager, led eight House impeachment managers to the Senate to deliver an article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump. The House of Representatives voted on Jan. 13 to impeach Trump for incitement of insurrection, after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. […]

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January 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

On CNN, Raskin Discusses His Late Son, the Constitution and Impeachment

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday declaring, “I’m not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my Republic in 2021. It’s not going to happen.” Raskin’s son, Tommy, who died by suicide on New Year’s Eve, was a motivating force in […]

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January 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Pelosi Names Raskin as Lead Impeachment Manager

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has named U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) of Takoma Park as the lead impeachment manager, as the House of Representative moves to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday for “Incitement of Insurrection.” Raskin leads eight impeachment managers appointed by Pelosi, including Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Joaquin […]

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January 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin’s Chief of Staff Recalls ‘Mayhem’ Inside the U.S. Capitol

Julie Tagen, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin’s chief of staff suffered through a traumatic day at the U.S. Capitol as she sequestered as rioters stormed the government building. In a lengthy Facebook post, Tagen wrote how she began the day excited as she anticipated the electoral college vote that would certify that President-Elect Joe Biden and […]

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