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With war in Gaza raging, Senate confirms Jack Lew as new US envoy to Israel

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Jack Lew as the new U.S. ambassador to Israel. The move comes amid the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East as war rages between Israel and Hamas. The vote for confirmation was 53-43,…

Maryland’s Sarbanes won’t seek reelection to the House next year

Elected to the House in 2006, Sarbanes represents Maryland’s 3rd District, which includes Annapolis, Howard County and portions of Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties.

Most Maryland House Democrats see new House speaker as extremist, threat to democracy

WASHINGTON – Newly-elected House Speaker Mike Johnson is drawing sharp criticisms from most of Maryland’s House Democrats, who view the Louisiana lawmaker as a political extremist and opponent of democracy. “Speaker Mike Johnson? Anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ, anti-gun safety, anti-democracy. This is…

Senate panel moves Lew nomination to floor – a step closer to getting US envoy to Israel

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday to advance Jacob Lew as the nominee for ambassador to Israel.

Maryland joins DC, 40 other states suing Meta, claiming mental health harms to children

Maryland, the District of Columbia and 40 other states are suing Meta alleging that its platforms cause harm to children by building addictive features.

DC area Argentine expats to vote Sunday in presidential election featuring Trump-like candidate

Argentine expats from across the Washington metropolitan area will head to the Argentine Embassy on Sunday to vote in their nation’s presidential election. The vote comes in the midst of a severe economic crisis in Argentina as the country suffers from inflation and poverty.

Photo gallery: Israeli and Palestinian faces before the war

A picture of Israel and Palestine, nine months before the war between Hamas and Israel began.

Cardin, Democrats tangle with GOP over Biden nominee for US ambassador to Israel

Jacob Lew, President Joe Biden’s nominee for ambassador to Israel, received pushback from Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

Lawmakers, advocates tout Chesapeake Bay education and funding bill in hearing

The bill would reauthorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chesapeake Bay office for the first time since 2006.

At DC rally, Maryland’s Moore, Hoyer and others declare solidarity with Israel

Against the backdrop of the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, members of the Washington area Jewish community and elected officials on Friday joined to show support for Israel at a rally in the city’s Freedom Plaza.