One year into Metro’s Silver Line extension, ridership is modest

Many of the new stations are located in suburban areas where the only way to access them is by driving and parking in a parking garage, an additional daily cost on top of Metro fares.

Senate panel gives thumbs up to Maryland’s O’Malley as next Social Security commissioner

The Senate Finance Committee voted 17–10 Tuesday to advance to the full Senate the nomination of former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to be the next commissioner of the Social Security Administration. O’Malley’s nomination now awaits a confirmation vote by the full Senate. If confirmed, O’Malley would head the federal agency for a term ending in January 2025.

Lawmakers try again to set a vote on Puerto Rico’s status

The Puerto Rico Status Act authorizes the island territory of over 3 million residents to hold a federally-binding referendum to choose among three options: statehood, independence, or sovereignty in free association with the United States.

Maryland’s O’Malley, Biden’s nominee to head Social Security, gets friendly Senate reception

WASHINGTON – Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley told senators Thursday that if he is confirmed as the new commissioner of the Social Security Administration, he would focus on improving service and boosting the morale of the sprawling agency. “We can and…

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.

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.

Farewell to panda-monium: National Zoo’s iconic bears going to China with no replacements

The departures come amid strained relations between the United States and China.

With no breakthroughs as government faces shutdown Saturday, impacts would be widespread

There are no signs of a settlement in an impasse among House Republicans who are fighting over the size of spending bills, funding additional border measures and providing U.S. aid to Ukraine.

Heartbroken parents warn of the dangers of subway surfing, an online trend

Named for a popular video game, subway surfing is the act of riding on top or in between rapid transit cars.

In Maryland, Biden touts economic successes, blasts GOP policies as ‘extreme’

President Joe Biden said his policies had created 13 million jobs, including 800,000 in manufacturing, and kept unemployment under 4% for 19 months, including record lows in unemployment among Black and Hispanic workers, veterans, and the lowest jobless rate in 70 years among women.